Happy Spring Legionnaires!
I would first like to thank all of you who have braved this past year and are currently coming out to join us at Post 240 during our many events throughout the winter. With the weather getting warmer and more people are hitting the water, please be extra careful as we want to see more of you at the Post. If you don’t know what events are going on at the Post, our First Vice Commander and Adjutant, Tony Hammerling, recently emailed out our calendar, but has had surgery recently and will not be available to post a new calendar for at least the next 30 days or more.
Let us not forget that Air Force Reserve is celebrating its 73rd Birthday on April 13th, and the U.S Army Reserve is celebrating its 114th Birthday on April 22rd. One Team, One Fight!
Last, but not least, I would like to extend an invitation to all active members of the American Legion Post 240 to run for or nominate someone for a leadership position for the upcoming 2022-2032 Post Officer Elections. Nominations will be held for Commander, 1st Vice, 2nd Vice, 3rd Vice, Finance Officer, Chaplin, Service Officer, Sgt at Arms, Historian, and five House Committee positions. There are three rounds of nominations, with the second round on April 12th and final round followed by elections on May 10th. If you have not renewed your Legion Membership, please do so prior to the elections. I urge all who have the ability to attend the elections, please do, so your voices can be heard. We will continue to be a smooth operating success with your sustained support.
James “Bo” Waggoner,
Warrington Post 240 of the American Legion is electing its new roster of Post Officers for the 2021/2022 American Legion Year. Nominations for Officer positions are being accepted at our General Membership meetings held the first Tuesdays of each month. Our next GM meeting will be held on April 12, 2021 at 6:30pm (1830 Hours). You can find more information and descriptions of the duties on these and all of our Post Officer positions at the following link:
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Located in the New Warrington area of Pensacola, Florida, Post 240 is very close to Naval Air Station Pensacola, and only fifteen minutes from downtown Pensacola and the beaches of Perdido Key. American Legion Post 240 possesses abundant facilities and entertainment opportunities. With an spacious Event Hall, multiple lounge games including billiards, electronic dart boards, shuffleboard, tables for card games, and a fabulous full-service lounge, not to mention outdoor facilities for barbecues and events, we truly are a full-service Post.
Post 240 has numerous events happening on a monthly basis, including:
- Live music that is open-to-the-public at least once a month. The bands vary in music genres;
- Happy Hours in the Lounge 1600-1900 daily;
- Karaoke weekly on Friday nights from 1900-2300;
- “Pub Quiz” team trivia nights every Thursday starting at 1800;
- Big-time Bingo every Wednesday in the Event Hall featuring handsome payouts and multiple types of games;
- Mixed Dart Leagues on Wednesdays;
- Billiards nights on Thursdays from 1300-1700 being open to the public;
- And don’t forget, Ray and Sally’s Kitchen is open on Wednesdays (full menu) from 1700-2000; on Fridays (full menu and Steak Night Specials) from 1700-2000; and, for Sunday morning breakfasts from 0800-1100. For the present time, we’re also open on Thursdays for the Pub Quiz (bar food menu) from 1700 to 2000.
So come on out! Post 240 is your one-stop location for entertainment, camaraderie, fellowship and service to our military and civilian communities alike. You’ll be glad you did.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. This year the American legion celebrates its 100th anniversary of service to God and Country!