American Legion Post 178
Board of Directors
2023 - 2024
|Commander||Charles Bruce Shelnut||
|1st Vice Commander||
|2nd Vice Commander||Richard Sullivan
Law Cadet Program, JROTC Program
VAVS (Volunteer Services) Committee
|Finance Officer||David Fischer
|Sgt. at Arms||William Geiter
|Service Officer||John Burns
Veteran Affairs, Fundraising, Rehabilitation Committee
|Past Commander||Harry Malpass
Baseball, Children and Youth Committee
|Judge Advocate||William Feick||843-651-8784|
|Legionnaire of the Year||Joe Buczek||843-651-8784|
|Honor Guard Captain||David Fischer|
|Past Post Commander||Harry Malpass|
Each Chairman shall appoint members to their Committees and establish procedures and standards for accomplishing their goals.
Chairman: David Fischer
Charged with the administration of the financial policy, preparation of budget recommendations and supervision of receiving, disbursing
and accounting of all Post funds. Include a escrow budget for future repairs, maintenance, etc.
Chairman: Bruce Shelnut
Charged with the inspiration of patriotism and good citizenship by arrangements for the proper observance of patriotic occasions, encouragement of patriotic and civic phases of instruction in schools, Americanization of aliens, combating anti-American propaganda by education of the general public in American ideals through public forums and activities for community and civic betterment. e.g. Active with Inlet 20/20 and similar organizations and building the Post Flag Rewards Program.
Children & Youth
Charged with aid and service to children of veterans, cooperating with other established agencies in the community, laboring for the betterment of child conditions and in coordinating services and agencies in the community for the above purposes and to act as intermediary for the needy children of a veteran in obtaining the fulfilment of the Legion’s pledge that “no child of a war veteran shall be in need of the “necessities of life” and a “square deal for every child”. Baseball.
Chairman: Adjutant Doug Ammon
Charged with all matters pertaining to the membership of the Post, including the procurement of the new memberships, reinstatements and eligibility of members. The adjutant should be appointed chairman of this committee. e.g. establish procedures and forms to provide to new members and transfers, with information about Post 178 and formally welcome them to our Post.
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
Chairman: John Burns
Shall supervise all matters pertaining to comrades in the prosecution of all just claims against the United States or state government, employment, relief, etc.
Charged with the visiting and comforting of members and their families when sick or bereaved, and with visiting ex-service personnel in hospitals.
Post events and Fundraising
Chairman: John Burns
Boy’s State Program: Bruce Shelnut
Law Cadet Program: Richard Sullivan
Legion Baseball Program: Rich Sullivan
Oratorical Contest: Bill McClure
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