American Legion, J.W. Mathers Jr., Post 163, Eau Gallie Fl.

Meetings held at the post the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.



The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.

J. W. Mathers, Jr. was one of the first men killed from this area. He was a PFC and killed after he went overseas. He was survived by his wife, the former Claire O'Hare and a child. His mother and sister also were survivors. His mother was a charter member of the Unit an passed away in 1974. Mathers Bridge, which crosses over the river from Indian Harbor Beach to Indialantic, was named after him.






Thanks to the LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act), Congress expanded the current eligibility period to cover Dec. 7, 1941, to the present, and includes the current war campaigns. Previously, there were seven declared war periods. Now there are two, the current war period dating back to World War II and another war era covering World War I. No other restrictions to American Legion membership changed.

Meetings held at the post the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.


    The women of the American Legion Auxiliary make a difference in the lives of all Americans. They educate children, organize community events and help our nation's veterans through legislative action and volunteerism. The Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization with nearly 1 million members in 10,100 communities. Auxiliary members are a unique group of women, joined in the fellowship of volunteerism, patriotism and dedication to veterans, young people and communities.


Some of what we do is donate to 7 Veterans Hospitals, 3 Fisher Houses which house veterans family's while the Veteran is in the hospital, 6 Veterans Nursing homes , 7 V. A. Clinic's, 1 Health Care Center. Plus the Comfort Articles we send to each of the Hospitals and the U.S.O.. The donations for the Veterans are very important to our Unit. Along with the veterans donations we have obligations for our Children Youth. Which concise of 2 Hospitals for children's care, the Mailman's Center for Child Development, Special Olympics and our American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. We donate $400 to a locate school for supplies. B.C.C. $.300 Scholarship. We also donate to the Disaster Relief program. Then we have our Girl State which we send 4 girls to Tallahassee. Our unit Officers



Membership Eligibility

    Women are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary if they are themselves a veteran who served honorably or if they fall into one of the following categories: 



Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter,     Granddaughter, Great Granddaughter,     Grandmother, Great Grandmother


of an active duty service member or veteran who served honorably during any of the eligible war eras listed in the table at right. Step-relatives in the categories above, such as step-mother, step-sister, step-daughter, are also eligible.

Additional Considerations:

1. A woman eligible for membership through a veteran who, now deceased, was not a member of The American Legion must submit the veteran’s DD214 record with her application to verify eligibility.

2. If a request for membership is based on a family member who is living, that person must be a member of The American Legion. 

3. A woman veteran may join the American Legion Auxiliary without being a member of The American Legion if her dates of service fall within at least one of the categories above. If, however, her family members wish to join the Auxiliary or the Sons of The American Legion through her service, she must first become a member of The American Legion.



















Meetings held at the post the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm.


 

    The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion. The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.



Eligibility 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.

Meetings held at the post the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm.



Weekly meetup Ride, meet up for Saturday breakfast 8am - 11am.

Kick Stands up 10 am




OUR PURPOSE


To participate in parades and other ceremonies that are in keeping with the Aims and Purposes of the American Legion. To promote motorcycle safety programs and to provide a social atmosphere for American Legion members who share the same interest. To use our Association to promote and support programs of the American Legion through service to our Community, State and Nation.


 


ELIGIBILITY

Any current member of the American Legion, Auxiliary of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, and the spouse of said member, shall be eligible for membership.


The member or their spouse must own a street legal motorcycle of at least 350cc (21.4 CI) in size.


The members of The Legion Posts which do not sponsor American Legion Rider Chapters are permitted to join a post with a chapter, provided they met that Chapters membership requirements.