Welcome to American Legion Post 111
Welcome to the website for American Legion Post 111 of Conway. We serve the Veterans in the Conway SC area. It's membership renewal time and the Adjutant has your renewal cards at the office. Just bring in or mail in your check and he will "hook you up" with your new membership card.
Our regular membership meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month; Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting follows at 7 p.m. We are located at 3003 Hwy 701 North, Conway, SC 29526 and our phone number is (843) 365-5669.
Upcoming Special Events for the Post
Are you ready for some Bingo?
Bingo is held Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Our Bingo sessions are open to the public and we are a non-smoking environment. Non-members please sign in.
American Legion Riders
ALRSC-111 has the following rides and events scheduled. Click on the tabs below to see what's scheduled.
Our next meeting is September 5st at the Post. Come on out and be a part of the disucssions.
See you at the Post
The next regular membership meeting of the Post is Monday, September 10th in the Legion Hall. Check the Post's Meetings page for the menu and guest speaker.
See you there.
Check out our Calendar of upcoming events here.
Click here for the Riders web page.
Make a tax deductible donation
Click the button here to make an online tax-deductible donation to one of our programs. Donations
Legion Cap Etiquette
Click here to learn about the American Legion Cap Etiquette
VA Claims Assistance
Nick Cosentino, Post 111's Service Officer is at the Post on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8 am to 10 am to assist Veterans and Members with their VA claims. Read More... He will also come in on other Tuesday's as required if you make an appointment with him. Veterans desiring assistance should be early and must sign in so that you may be served. As Nick's time is limited, you should plan to bring as much information as possible to support your claim so that Nick will be able to assist you in a timely manner. Coffee will be available. Call the office at (843)-359-5669 to make an appointment with him. ...Read Less
Canteen is open for Members and Guests
See our Calendar of events here
Help support our Post
Click here for a list of our Program Sponsors
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Map to our Post
Click here to see the map to our Post Home
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Remember the Pledge of Allegiance?
Our Youth Programs
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 Boys State in 2018
Thanks to the support from our community, Post 111 sent 10 young men to Boys State in 2018. The list of attendees and community sponsors for our 2017 program is posted here.
Our goal this year (2018) was to send seven (10) young men to Palmetto Boys State and once again we reached our goal. (See our list of this year's attendees here). As stated previously, 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 2017 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 c(19) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible and will be used to sponsor a young man for our 2018 Palmetto Boys State program:
American Legion Post 111
Attn: Boys State Director
3003 Highway 701 North
Conway, SC 29526
Thank you for helping us reach our Palmetto Boys State goal
The American Legion Post 111 is a sponsor for the Dare Oratorical Contest. This is a public speaking contest for students in the 9th through 12th grades. It 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 locally and, through a series of contests, 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 will be offering a $500 scholarship for the winner of our local competition in January, 2019.
The photo above shows teens from all over the United States gathering in Indianapolis for the National Oratorical Contest.
As stated previously, 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. In fact, the winner at the National level will receive over $25,000 in scholarships. The winner at the State level will receive about $5,000 in scholarships.
Be sure to check out the 2016 winner at the National level and watch the video. It will give you pointers on how best to prepare and present your speech. Preparation and presentation encompasses many facets so be sure to consult with your high school coaches and others who are helping you to prepare.
Unfortunately we didn't have youth interested in this program this past year. However, as it's now 2018, we hope that we might have some youth interested in this exciting program this year. The total cost for each Cadet is $200.00. See our Law Cadet Academy page for information about this great event.
Last Updated: Mon, August 20, 2018
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Important Upcoming Events
Bingo Anyone? Our Bingo sessions are held Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. The doors open one hour prior to our bingo sessions and are open to the public. We are a "smoke free" environment. Come one come all and let's have some fun.
Our Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on our regular meeting night, Monday, July 9th. Go to our Meetings page to see what's for dinner. This will be our Fourth of July celebration picnic.
Post 111 Canteen is open: The Post Canteen is open for Members and Guests only. Only spirits purchased at the Post may be consumed on our grounds and no beverages may be removed from the Post property. Special events which will be open to the public will be posted here when available. Check out our Calendar of events.
Thursday nights Menu: Along with Pizzas, we will be featuring Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Fries, tater Tots and your favorite beverage. Come on out and support the Post and get a good meal at a great price. 5 pm till closing
Pancake Benefit Breakfast Saturday, July 21st: Menu is Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy and biscutis with coffee or tea - all for $6.00 per plate.
Legion Cap Etiquette
- The left side (emblem side) of the cap is reserved only for the Legion emblem, city, county, district, or state lettering.
- If desired, the following items must be placed on the right side of the cap:
additional lettering, restricted to either the name of a Post, or to an officer title (such as “Past Commander”),
cap insignias or badges (for Past or Present officers),
consecutive membership insignia, membership stars, and/or authorized Legion or military services decorations.
- Names or nicknames of individual members cannot be used on caps.
- The Legion Uniform Cap should be worn by its members only when in attendance at official Legion meetings or ceremonies, or as official guests at patriotic or other civil functions, or by individuals when officially representing The American Legion on public occasions.
- A member is considered to be in uniform if wearing an official Legion Uniform Cap. Therefore, it is not proper to wear the cap while eating a meal at an official Legion or civic luncheon or dinner.
- The cap should be worn in a place of worship only by the Guard of Honor, Color Guard and Commander of same while in marching order or standing guard. When returned to and seated in pews, the cap should be removed.
- Legion posts marching in formation into a place of worship should uncover, at the door, hold the cap with the right hand over the heart until the arrival in the pews and commanded to take seats, remaining uncovered during the entire service. At the close of the service, upon command, the post shall arise, the members holding the cap with the right hand over the heart will march out of the place of worship, and recover after marching through the door.
- Legion members not in formation will uncover upon entering the place of worship and remain uncovered during the entire service, and will recover after leaving the place of worship.
- When at a funeral, the cap should be held over the heart as one approaches the casket, and is not at any time worn in a place of worship (except by the Guard of Honor, Color Guard or Commander of same while in marching order or standing guard). At the grave side, the cap should be held in the right hand over the heart during the entire service. In cold and inclement weather, the cap should not be worn.
- In Legion meetings, the cap should be worn except during moments of the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer, and when standing in silent reverence in memory of departed comrades, when the cap should be held with the right hand over the heart.
- Female members of the Legion should wear their caps in the manner prescribed for female personnel of the armed services.
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Post Canteen Rules
- Beer and wine sales are permitted only during normal Canteen hours.
- No alcoholic beverages may be brought in from the street - only beverages purchased from the canteen may be consumed on Post 111 property.
- Alcoholic beverages purchased at the Post Canteen must be consumed on Post 111 property and may not be carried off the property in either a closed or open condition.
- Post Canteen staff may refuse service to any person for reasonable reasons - canteen staff has the final say.
Canteen hours of operation
- Please see our Calendar for the Canteen Schedule
- Closed Sunday's - the Canteen will normally be closed on Sunday's. if the Canteen is open on a Sunday for a special function, NO alcoholic beverages may be sold - Our license does not permit Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages.
- Special times as approved by the Executive Committee.
The Canteen will also be open during Bingo times but no alcoholic beverages will be served.
Thank you for understanding our rules