Smith-Bryant Post 572


Message from the Post Commander, Kristie Young, SFC, US Army (Ret)



Happy New Year, Legionnaires!


I hope everyone had a good holiday, reconnected with family and friends, and recharged your batteries for 2024. We are hitting the road at a full run!

Some members of the Executive Board will be down in Austin at the Department Mid Winter Conference, 18-21 January, getting some additional training and representing the Post’s interests.

We have also been busy preparing for the 21st District Annual Convention which the post is hosting at the Clarion Hotel, 8-10 March. We have been fortunate to work with both the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and the Clarion Hotel to make sure this is the benchmark for future District conventions. This convention is a great opportunity to shine a light on both our post and the city! I hope to see many members of our post come out to support this event. There will be opportunities to meet Legionnaires from other posts as well as attend Legion sponsored training sessions. As this is an American Legion Family event, both the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion will be conducting their respective conventions as well. To register for the convention, simply click here DEPARTMENT 21 EVENTS or on the menu item on the left. Registration fees include Saturday evening’s meal. You can also make reservations at the Clarion Hotel which is giving the American Legion an awesome rate for the duration of the convention. Registration is open NOW!

In addition, we have started to work on our Memorial Day Golf Tournament. I’m hoping to make this the best one yet! We already have the date set, 18 May, at Quicksand Golf Course. If you would like to assist with the planning of the Golf Tournament, please let us know at the 20 January meeting. I will be scheduling a meeting to focus specifically on the Golf Tournament in the next few weeks.

Also, it is once again the dreaded tax season! Tax season begins 29 January and runs through 15 April. The Goodfellow AFB Legal Office is once again sponsoring the Base Tax Clinic. All volunteer preparers are IRS/VITA certified. You can schedule an appointment through the Base Legal Office, (325) 654-3203. Or, there will be a Walk-in Tax Clinic in the BX across from Dunkin Donuts on Sundays only, 1100-1700, starting on 4 February and ending on 14 April.

An organization is made strong only through the participation of its members. I hope to see everyone at a meeting or at one of our events this year!

Best wishes to all for a successful 2024!


Commander, Smith-Bryant Post 572


P.S. Our next monthly meeting will be 20 January 2024 @ 1000 at the Elks Lodge!





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