Welcome to Horry Post 111
American Legion Horry Post 111 wishes to say Happy New Year 2017 to all our Legion, Riders, SAL, and Auxiliary members.
This 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.
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Help Support our Post
Remember the Pledge of Allegiance?
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 and provides great insight into how we as citizens are supposed to respond when the National Anthem is heard. Click here to watch the video.
The passing of one of our own
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own members, Mr. Sandy Gillison. Sandy died January 2, 2017 at the Conway Medical Center. Sandy was our past Sergeant of Arms for many years. He was very helpful around the Post and would do anything that was asked of him. Sandy had been fighting cancer for over a year.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, Jan 07, 2017 at the Second Gethsemane Baptist Church on Stuart Point Road in Seabrook, SC 29940 (near Charleston).
American Legion Riders
ALRSC-111 have the following rides and events scheduled. Click on the tabs below to see what's scheduled.
Click here for the Riders website.
American Legion Baseball
The start of our 2017 baseball program is just a few weeks away and the coaches and baseball committee are already making plans that we hope will help yield a great year. However, it is the players that make the game and our job as Post members, coaches, baseball committee members, and other adult leaders is to help the players learn the game, develop sportsmanship, and foster teamwork. Contact the office at 843-365-5669 if you would like to be a part of this great youth program.
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Map to our Post
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See you at the Post
The Next USS Enterprise CVN - 80
The 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
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 this 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 last 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
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 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.
This 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 arrive by 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.
Post 111 has a New Permanent Home
After 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.
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Last Updated: Fri, January 20, 2017
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Important Upcoming Events
Our Next Meeting: We will be holding our next meeting at our regular time and location at the Post on February 13th. Check out our Meetings page for details. We hope to see you there.
Oritorical Competition: It is with regret that Post 111 had to cancel this year's involvement in the Oratorical Competition due to lack of participation. We hope that we will have greater support from both the School's and the Community next year for this vital and significant Youth program.
Legion Baseball: Our Legion Baseball program starts in a few short weeks. If you haven't signed up for participation, please contact the office as soon as possible by calling (843)359-5669.
We are looking for some Legionnaires to participate as announcers and other postitions of support during our games. With enough participation, we can both improve Post 111 involvement in the fun and improve our image to the community. Contact Bill Hardee by calling the office and letting us know your of your interest in participating in this vital youth program.
Post 111 has established 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 was a huge success with 74 people in attendance. Jack McKinnon won the Legionnaire of the year award and Coach Gary Gilmore from Coastal Carolina won the Distinguished Citizen Award. If you were unable to be a part of this great event, plan now to attend our next Veterans Celebration Banquet which should be held on Monday, November 13, 2017. Details will be published as they become available.