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Due to Hurricane Matthew and resultant damage and flooding our Veterans Day Banquet has been rescheduled for January 9, 2017.
Our next meeting is a Christmas Social, Monday, December 12th at the Post. Spouses and significant others are invited.
The Legion Riders next meeting is Wednesday, December 7th at the Post.
It's time to renew your Membership. Please mail it to the Post or bring your check and renewal card to the meeting and the Adjutant will give you your new FY-2017 membership card.
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Welcome to Horry Post 111

Our meeting placeThis website is dedicated to serving the members of Horry Post 111 of Conway and is a place where members and prospective members, as well as members of the community, may obtain up-to-date information about our Post. We serve the Conway SC area in Horry County and our address is 3003 Hwy 701 N, Conway, SC 29526 - click the button here for our Post Location

Our mailing address is American Legion Post 111, P O Box 1815, Conway, SC 29528 and our phone number is (843) 365-5669.

 

Wreath Conway Christmas Parade

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New-Year's Veterans Celebration Banquet

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Upcoming Events

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American Legion Riders

Veterans Affairs Officer

ALRSC-111 have the following rides and events scheduled. Click on the tabs below to see what's scheduled.

Our next meeting is December 7th in the Admin office at the Post. See you there.

The next regular meeting of the Post 111 membership will be November 14th at the Post.

Check out our Calendar of upcoming events here.

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Click here to view a slideshow of our meetings

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Americanism

Take the time to watch this video from Charlie Daniels band (be sure your speakers are on and make it full screen and High Def - use the gear icon at bottom right of video if you can). I think you'll be impressed. Also the link below has significant information about the Pledge to our Flag.

What do YOU do when the National Anthem is sung? The video shown here was published on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. It provides great insight into how we as citizens are supposed to respond when the National Anthem is heard. Click here to watch the video.


Map to our Post

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The Next USS Enterprise CVN - 80

CVN-80The next USS Enterprise will be the ninth US vessel to bear the name Enterprise and the construction is due to begin in 2018 with a view to joining the lead ship USS Gerald Ford and her sister-ship USS John F. Kennedy.


Our Youth Programs

Teens gather for contestThis photo shows teens from all over the United States gathering in Indianapolis for the National Oratorical Contest.

The annual Oratorical Contest presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

The contest starts at the local level and works up to the National level. Winners of the higher levels can win significant scholarships that can be used for participation in any college of their choice.

Post 111's local competition will be held January 19, 2017 at our Post. As in the past, the competition will be held from 6:30 p.m. until completion and all participants must there 6:00 p.m. Check out our Oratorical Contest page for additional details. Also, be sure to check out last year's winner at the National level and watch the video. It will give you pointers on how to do it.

Legion Baseball

Senior Team

 

 

Click on the team picture above to display additional pictures of the team during one of their playoff games.

Both our Junior and Senior league teams ended strong this past year and this season's baseball banquet was well attended. Our FY-2016 season has ended and both teams did extremely well.

(Our Senior Team is depicted here).

Our Banquet next summer (for our 2017 season) is scheduled for June 17, 2017 at the Waccamaw Shriners Club. Plan now to attend and have a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. One hundred eighteen (118) individuals/business participated in this year's banquet and it was well attended. During our drawing, the last five (5) individuals/business standing, after 113 tickets were drawn opted to donate half of the proceeds back to the Post and split the remainder of the pot. Thank you for your support of Post 111's American Legion Baseball.

See our Legion Baseball page for additional information on this valuable youth program that is sponsored by Post 111.

Post 111 sent 10 boys to Palmetto Boys State

Boys for boys state

Thanks to the support from our community, Post 111 again sent 10 young men to Boys State this year. The list of attendees and community sponsors is posted here. The picture above is from Sunday, June 5th. Four of our ten young men, along with some of our Legionnaires, met at the Conway Walmart prior to heading up to Boys State. Way to go guys. I'm told they had a great week and they will be talking with us at one of our meetings soon.

(The picture above is used by permission and was taken by Carole of AmeriChes Photography - thanks for the excellent picture).

Once again we reached our goal of sending ten (10) young men to Palmetto Boys State. (See our list of attendees here). It costs $300.00 to send one boy to Boys State. We weren't able to do this all by ourselves and we say a special thank you to those businesses who helped us reach our goal. Click on this link to view our 2016 Palmetto Boys State Sponsors. To sponsor a youth, simply send an e-mail to our Boys State Director by clicking here and then send a check for whatever amount you can to the address below. As we are a 501(19) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible and will be used to sponsor a young man for our 2016 Palmetto Boys State program:

American Legion Post 111
Attn: Boys State Director
PO Box 1815
Conway, SC 29528

A thank you note from one of our attendees

Thank you note
Thank you for helping us reach our Palmetto Boys State goal

 

Unfortunately we were unable to participate in this program this year. Help us support this valuable program for our students. See our Law Cadet Academy page for information about this great event.

 



Post 111 has a New Permanent Home

Flag fly's over new propertyAfter nearly 40 years, American Legion Post 111 has acquired our own property. The Post sold their previous property sometime back in 1975 or 1976 and has rented space at various businesses since. Most recently we met at the Conway Golf Club at 400 Country Club Drive near the Conway Post Office.

Our new location is known as the old Pully Bones property located at 3003 Highway 701 N, Conway, SC 29526. Click here for property and renovation information. Click this button to see a map to our New Home.

Our future plans are to build a new building on the property in the next couple of years that will support Conway's large community of wartime veterans.

Come help us grow


Map to our New Post Home

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Important Upcoming Events

Items needed for the Christmas Float: Post 111 will be participating in the Conway Christmas Parade Saturday, December 10th and we need items for the float. Any Christmas ornament, wreath, or other Christmas decorations that you have in excess will be greatly appreciated. Information will be published shortly to discuss building and manning the float.

Our Next Meeting: Will be our Christmas social, Monday, December 12th at the Post. Plan on bringing your spouse or significant other and don't forget to bring a canned good for Churches Assisting People (CAP). Check out our Meetings page for details. We hope to see you there.

Veterans Day Banquet: Because of the effects of Hurricane Mathew, our Banquet has been rescheduled for January 9, 2017 and we will be calling it a "New Year's Veterans Celebration Banquet". The banquet will still be held at Trinity United Methodist Church and the menu will also be as discussed previously. Please continue to send in your reservations along with your menu selection.


Oritorical Competition: American Legion Horry Post 111 is delighted to advise you about the 2017 American Legion Oratorical Competition. All 9 - 12 grade students are elegible to participate in this scholarship activity. As before, the winning student on a national level could win $18,000 in scholarships, and at the state level an additional $5,000.00. The contest will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 at our American Legion Post 111 building located at 3003 North Main Street, (3003 Highway 701 N just north of SC-65), Conway SC 29526 on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The starting time is 6pm. The full rules and additional information are available on our Oratorical Page, as well as the National American Legion Website. The assigned topics this year may be found here. Check out last year's winner and be sure to watch the video. It will give you pointers on how to do it.


Post 111 has establish a Sons of the American Legion Squadron:

- Elegability requirements -

All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of the American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.


Veterans Celebration Banquet

Our Veterans Day Banquet has been rescheduled for Monday, January 9, 2017 due to the horrendous effects of Hurricane Matthew and will be called a "New-Year's Veterans Celebration Banquet". We are excited about this opportunity to celebrate you, our Legionnaires and the service that each one of you have provided to both the Country and our Community of Conway, SC. Our guest speaker this year will be Mr. Gary Gilmore from Coastal Carolina University. The Banquet will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church as previously scheduled and the menu and cost will remain the same as also previously advertised. If you haven't yet mailed in your check we encourage you to do so. We will provide more information in the next few weeks. Thank you for your continued support for your Post.

Post 111 is building a float for this year's Conway Christmas Parade and we need some ornaments. The parade is Saturday, December 10, 2016. If you have any extra ornaments, tensil, or anything else that might "spiff" up our float, please bring them to the office as soon as possible.

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The Post meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 PM. Click here for details and to find information about our guest speaker.

 

Legion Riders EmblemThe Legion Riders meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 PM at the Post.

Renewals for FY-2017 started in July. National has raised their dues share by $5.00 per year but the Post is maintaining our current dues of $60.00 per year. Call our office if you have any questions regarding your renewal notices. We strongly encourage you to pay at the Post rather than mailing your dues to National due to the time it takes to get the monies from National. We thank you in advance for your consideration.

To renew through the mail, send your renewal notice along with your check for $60.00 to our mailing address at:

American Legion Post 111, PO Box 1815, Conway, SC 29528

Remember Doug Williams and his family in the death of his mother in Greenville, SC. She died Tuesday morning, November 1, 2016 and will be buried in Taylors, SC on Saturday.

Remember Legionnaire David Scott (Scotty) as he is struggling with his health. Also remember his wife Francine as his primary care-giver.

Linda Tucker, one of our recent guest speakers who spoke to us about the Blue Star Mother's program, is battling cancer and she would appreciate your prayers.

 

LegionCare - A free benefit of up to $5,000.00 at no cost to you! This is $5,000 in protection if a covered accident occurs while traveling on Legion business or $1,000 for all other covered accidents, all at NO COST TO YOU.

Click here to view the LegionCare information document and click here to view the application for enrollment along with information on the cost to enroll for up to $50,000.00 of Accidental Death insurance. For Post 111 members, your Legion Department is South Carolina for the enrollment form.

The state of South Carolina has a Department setup to help people with disabilities. See our web page dedicated to this cause.


Important Links in support of our Veterans and the American Legion:

NOTE - It is important for all officers of the post to review the requirements for maintaining our tax exempt status as well as understanding the history, programs, and values of the American Legion. Click the two buttons immediately above this note to take care of these requirements.