2nd Vice CDR
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P.O. Box 314 Manchaca, TX 78652
Onion Creek Post 326
The American Legion strives to promote a better understanding of the principles of democracy and to inculcate among all people a higher appreciation of the benefits of American citizenship. To serve the needs of all veterans and their families. To fulfill our commitment to community, state, and nation.
Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 began on November 4, 1985 as an organization when the application for a temporary Charter was submitted. The third and final endorsement for a permanent Charter was received on January 6, 1986. The application for a permanent Charter was submitted on July 10, 1986, and was awarded effective September 30, 1986
Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 is a non-profit organization, has no Post-owned facilities, no capitalized investments, equipment, furniture, buildings, etc., and is a tax-exempt entity.
Post 326 is located in Travis County, of Texas, in a community of over 1200 homes surrounding the Onion Creek Club. The Post meeting place is the Onion Creek Club house, which provides both a meeting room and dining facilities for members and guests and can easily accommodate as many as 200 people.
General Meetings are regularly scheduled on the first Wednesday of even numbered months. Members, their spouses and/or guests, attend the meetings that include a social hour beginning at 6:00 PM, followed by a short business meeting beginning at 7:00 PM, followed by dinner and a guest speaker. Members are charged individually for drinks and/or dinner and may pay by check, credit card, debit card, or charge to their Onion Creek Club account.
Veterans of all the U.S. military branches of service (who qualify) are eligible to become a member of the Post. Post 326 currently has an active membership of approximately 185 members. We do not have an American Legion Auxiliary, but spouses are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all our activities. We publish a bi-monthly newsletter to keep our membership informed.
American Legion Post 326 has granted over $200,000 in High School “Scholarships and $20,000 in scholarships dedicated to Honorably Discharged Veterans returning to complete their college education over the past 15 years.
American Legion Post 326 supports a variety of veterans and community projects that promote and foster the ideals of the American Legion. Please see section on Charitable Projects for a complete listing of projects supported by the Post.
To raise funds to support the charitable activities authorized and approved by the Post Executive Committee, the Post conducts an annual Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament is open to amateurs statewide and is played on the Onion Creek Club Original Course. The tournament is usually conducted during the month of May. Please see section on Memorial Golf Tournament for complete details.
As far as we know, Post 326 is the only American Legion Post to provide college scholarship assistance to honorably discharged veterans. We have done so since 2013, and as a result of contributions and donations associated with previous Memorial Golf Tournaments. Successful fund raising efforts and conservative investments have allowed us to start the new Post year in a strong financial position. Our Budget & Finance Committee in is the process of establishing a balanced budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The budget will be extensively reviewed and approved by our Executive Committee.
If you are interested in joining the Onion Creek American Legion Post 326, please review our Recruiting Brochure and contact me, any member of our Executive Committee or Bob Pillmore, Adjutant at 512-921-5952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we begin the 2019-2020 fiscal year, I am reminded of the many opportunities we have to make a difference in the lives of our fellow military veterans, and our community. Our primary focus should remain to be "Veterans Helping Veterans". Secondly, the membership needs to offer younger veterans something to get them to participate in the American Legion, and specifically to join Post 326.
Let us never forget the great sacrifices made by those who served before us, who served with us, and who are serving now. We are truly veterans…serving and supporting the growing needs of our veterans in many different ways. We also support the local community through awarding college scholarships and providing opportunities for growth and leadership through the Texas Boys State and Texas Bluebonnet Girls State programs. Our Charitable Contributions Committee evaluates various veteran organizations seeking assistance as well as request from veterans in need of short term assistance with rent, food and utilities. We are Veterans helping Veterans.
Find out how you can become a member of this unique Post! We're always in search of new and active members to join and support our great community.
Part of our mission is to provide to our local communities and to help serve the Veteran population. Find out how you can give back, or how we may be able to help you or someone you know
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aT-lARGE memberRich Dietz
1ST Vice CDR
Dr. Ron Stried