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P.O. Box 554

Willis, Texas 77378

Hello, once again,

As Commander of Post 618, very often I am asked to stand, or go somewhere, to accept accolades for our Post.  Like a proud parent, the chest swells with pride, other times a tear.  So much to be proud of. PPP Gumbo Cook-off raised $3200.00.  Make a Difference Day school supplies raised $1800.00, over 100 kids attended Halloween Party, Family Day get together at the Post, 911 program, dnat lunche for all First Reponders (within Willis area).  Poppy Drive raised $3216.00.  Wreaths across Willis (placed wreaths on Veterans graves within our area).  Participation with the V.A. Hospital gift shop, selecting and wrapping presents for families of Veterans who are in the Hospital (the Hospital ships them to the families).  We Care Cook-off raised $3520.00.  Special Kats Cook-off raised $6900.00 for Special Education Field Trips and such.  Support our Scout Troop 618 with $2500.00.  Shrine Chili Cook-off raised $21,000.00 for Shrine Hospital.  Memorial Day ceremony, Veteran's Day ceremony, Assist Veterans and/or their families with Christmas, Wheel chair ramps, aid with some debts, transportation to VA Hospital, food or fuel in emergency situations.  Instruct fifth graders about bullying and Flag etiquette, and instill Americanism in our elementary schools (4 this year).  Provide a place for our area Seniors to meet and have lunch plus we donate $1440.00 to the cause.  We, Post 618, donate to several entities throughout the year, as we can, such as Family-Day, Knights of Columbus and schools for various activities.  7 boys to Boys State this year.  Thousands of eggs filled with candy or coins, a few with paper money, mix that with hundreds of Easter Egg hunters and the party is on.  This Post, Post 618, does a lot and is an active post.  Volunteers are always welcome and are so much under appreciated, we can never thank them enough.  Sometimes it hurts to say you are sorry or to apologize but it never hurts to say Thank You.

Post 618 Officers for 2019-2020 year

Commander:          Paul Brouse

1st Vice:                Mary Diaz

2nd Vice:               George Tiller

Adjutant:               Jack Clemons

Finance Officer:     Shirley Burch

Service Officer:      Carl Overton

Judge Advocate:     Ben Hardin

Historian:               Richard Sharp

Chaplin:                  Leo Stella

Sgt @ Arms:            Jeanette Merrit

Asst. Sgt @ Arms:   Bruce Eggleston

Exec. Committee:    John Northlich

                                Tom Noble

                                Rob White

Post 618 Auxiliary Officers for 2019-2020 year


President:               Robbie Scott

1st Vice:                  Beverly Sloan

2nd Vice:                 Melissa Hoffer

Secretary:               Diana Keough

Treasurer:               Jeanie Northcutt

Chaplin:                   Hazel Broyles

Historian:                Teresa Horak

Sgt @ Arms:             Bonnie Widener        

Asst. Sgt @ Arms:     Tiffany Gattis

Members @ Large:    Georgiana Christopher

                                 Carrie Gattis

                                  Kristi Starks

VA@R Chair:              Norma Rice

Bingo Chair:              Elizabeth Bryant

Past Pres:                  Debbie Ralson


Post 618 S.A.L Officers for 2019-2020 year


Commander:               Charlie Scott

1st Vice:                     Keith Gattis

2nd Vice:                    Halbert Martin, Jr

Adjutant:                    James Guinn

Finance:                     Terry Ralson

Historian:                   Zach Jennings

Chaplin:                      Troy Galloway

Sgt @ Arms:                Halbert Martin III

Asst Sgt @ Arms:        Ryan Storch



Congratulations to our officers and thank you for your continued service.

The new 7th District Commander is our own Jeanette Merritt.  Congratulations and we hope and wish you success.

Memorial Day, May 27th, and Flag Day, June 14th, are right around the corner.  It looks like our Post will be hosting the fireworks event on July 4th for and with the city of Willis here at the Post beginning at dark (9ish).

Karaoke is 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.  Meetings are on the second Tuesday @ 7pm.  Birthday lunch is second Thursday of the month @ 12 pm.  Yes, on November 21st, we will be having Thanksgiving lunch here at the Post.  We had such a wonderful turnout last year.  Bring your favorite dish and enjoy.  We will open at 12 noon on Christmas Day and have a lunch for those so inclined.  Halloween party October 25th.  November 11th Veteran's Day program at Post 618 at 11:00 am.  Wreaths across Willis (please call Post for date 936-856-5224).  Life Check Mobile Unit will be at our Post on July 8th checking for Plaque, Arterial Disease and more.

September 28th Past Presidents Parley Cook-off.  Gift wrapping at the VA Hospital.  We Care Cook-off November 1st and 2nd.  Cast and Crew did a fantastic job for the 2nd Div Convention.  Thank you to all.  1st weekend of February, Special Kats cook-off.  3rd weekend of March is Shrine Chili Cook-off.  4th weekend of April SAL cook-off.  Opportunities for Post Officers and Volunteers.  Thank You Everyone.

It is only possible for Post 618 to be successful because of you.  Thank you!

Commander Paul Brouse                                      legion618willis@hughes.net



Post Commander: Paul Brouse
Auxiliary President: Robbie Scott
S.A.L. Commander: Charlie Scott
  For God and Country 
 Pool Tournament every Thursday 
   We are now having Karaoke twice each month on the 2nd and 4th Friday's at 7:00 PM till 11:00 PM. We continue to have a lot of player show up for our Pool night. Sometimes we have 6 or 7 players and sometimes we have 20 players. We have 2 tables and plenty of competition. It starts at 7:00 PM so come early, sign up and enjoy an evening of fun. This tournament has turned out to be great fun for all, and we really enjoy having you all attend. Oh! By the way, we have FREE pool all day each Tuesday, and 9-ball Tournament Tuesday night, so if you need practice come on in with your buddy and have some fun.

On the second Thursday of each month we have a free birthday lunch for our Post members and longtime friends. This lunch has generally about 50 attending, and one or more of our own members volunteer to serve lunch for all that attends. We call this our monthly birthday celebration lunch and we look forward to seeing all of you attend. Our lunch starts at 12:00 noon and is over at 1:00pm. Each month we serve something different, but it is always good and our fellowship is unbeatable. Please RSVP at 936-856-5224.