CARY AMERICAN LEGION POST 67
CARY, NORTH CAROLINA



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM

THE COMMANDER


I hope that this finds everyone in good health. There is a Stay at Home order from the Governor of North Carolina that runs through the 30th of April, and the Wake County order runs through the 16th of April. Both orders can be adjusted as time goes on either shorter or longer. Based on these orders we find it necessary to cancel the Post 67 General meeting on the 14th of April. The Yard Sale on the 18th of April will be postponed to a later date so keep your stuff. Information about May’s events: General Meeting, Poppy Day, and Memorial Day will be conveyed later.

The PEC will hold its May meeting by telephone conference call. The Junior Shooting Program, Baseball Program, National Oratorical Contest, and other programs have been suspended or postponed.

Post Elections

Also, I wanted to remind everyone that elections will take place at the May General Meeting. If you are interested in a position on the Post Executive Committee (PEC) please contact our Nominations Chairman Gene Meyle through our website (https://alncpost67.org/leadership.php)

SCAMMERS

Scammers are using the coronavirus pandemic as a chance to try to lure military families, veterans, and retirees into giving away their personal information, according to the Defense Health Agency.

Scammers are promising COVID-19 test kits -- which are either fake or nonexistent -- to Tricare beneficiaries in a con to get their personal information.

DHA is warning military families to avoid any solicitation about COVID-19 test kits by anyone other than their doctor.

The scam itself involves direct calls to the beneficiaries with an offer to ship or sell COVID-19 test kits. The calls include requests for personal information such as Social Security numbers, bank or credit card information and more.

Any calls like these should be immediately reported to Tricare.

The Food and Drug Administration recently warned seven companies against trying to sell a variety of fake products that claim to prevent or treat the virus. While there may not be a connection between those companies and the scam testing kit calls, DHA warned beneficiaries to be on the lookout for any unsolicited contact involving claimed COVID-19 tests or treatments.

DHA also warned beneficiaries not to provide any personal health or financial information to anyone other than their doctor or healthcare provider.

New Phone, Email, Text Scam

There is a new scam I read about this morning about phone calls, texts, emails or websites that will ask for personal or financial information in order for you to receive the payment or asking for your direct deposit information so they can send you the stimulus check. The IRS does not call or email anyone. If you filed your taxes for 2019 or 2018, they would use that information to direct deposit into you account. If you do not have direct deposit you will receive a check in the mail. You don’t have to do anything. Please don’t give out any of your personal information to anyone at any time. The IRS will contact you by mail (USPS) if they need to get in touch with you. Please safeguard your information.

Thank you all for your support to your post and to our veterans. Please be safe and stay healthy.

Richard Spyrison
Commander
American Legion Post 67



Mission of the American Legion


Post 67 building

American Legion Post 67


The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation, one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.



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Post Location

8523 Chapel Hill Rd.
Cary, NC 27513



Phone

919-481-4811



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