Past Post 191 Commanders

History of Past Commanders

 

1945-1946
COMMANDER: Carl W. Smith
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • Organizational meetings held during April in Smith-Wagner’s Store and Restaurant.
    • First record of Post minutes dated May 15, 1946.

 

1946-1947
COMMANDER: Carl W. Smith
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • Meetings conducted in Firemen's Hall and later in Riddlemoser Building.

 

1947-1948
COMMANDER: Leonard E. Sherman
ADJUTANT: Joseph H. Gosnell

    • Ball diamond purchased at a cost $2,650.00 with the aid of donations and a $1,500 loan by Mr. Norris.

 

1948-1949
COMMANDER: Benjamin F. Bryan
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • Charge of $10.00 per day for use of ballpark voted by Post members.
    • Voted to have bingo but bingo committee later reported that there was no building in town for the Legion to hold it.

 

1949-1950
COMMANDER: Joseph H. Gosnell
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • Obtained from war surplus in Washington one German gun and a 137MM Japanese gun.
    • Robert (Zeke) Watkins reported 52 advertisement spaces on ball diamond fence sold at $2.00/foot for 3 years.

 

1950-1951
COMMANDER: W. Keller Day
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • Request made to Maryland Department COMMANDER for permanent charter in April 1951.

 

1951-1952
COMMANDER: W. Carlton Grimm
ADJUTANT: Edward Harrison

    • Paid Mr. Norris balance owed on note for ball field in October 1951.

 

1952-1953
COMMANDER: Charles K. Norwood
ADJUTANT: Bert Hammersmith

1953-1954
COMMANDER: Adrean S. Norris
ADJUTANT: W. Keller Day

    • Leased old pants factory at Wildwood Park from Rombro Brothers at $50.00/month for Legion Home in November.
    • Gold Star Unit chartered on April 14, 1954.

 

1954-1955
COMMANDER: Ellis Day
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm
AREA (COUNTY) COMMANDER: Adrean S, Norris

    • Tentative plan for building at Legion field made in April 1955 with building cost $11,900 and drain filed preparation, $1,940.
    • Voted in June to build Legion Home behind baseball grandstand, approximately 60 feet from County road and 20 feet from Town of Mt. Airy line.

 

1955-1956
COMMANDER: Irvin Wagner
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • First joint installation with Auxiliary held August 15, 1955.
    • Permanent charter granted - November 28, 1955.

 

1956-1957
COMMANDER: Irvin Wagner
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • First New Year's Eve dance held in new building.
    • Auxiliary to assist in monthly mortgage payment.

 

1957-1958
COMMANDER: H. M. Molesworth, Jr.
ADJUTANT: Joseph MacKenzie
WESTERN MARYLAND DISTRICT COMMANDER: Adrean S. Norris

    • Voted for first time to send three boys to Boys State.

 

1958-1959
COMMANDER: H. M. Molesworth, Jr.
ADJUTANT: W. Keller Day
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: Charles Wolf

    • License for beer and wine sale issued in November.

 

1959-1960
COMMANDER: Walter E. Chaney
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • Dedication of Legion Home on February 13, 1960.

 

1960-1961
COMMANDER: Charles H Wolf
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

    • APRIL 13, 1960 - JULY 13, 1966 ( The minutes for these years were inadvertently thrown out.)

 

1961-1962
COMMANDER: Charles W. Clutter
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

1962-1963
COMMANDER: Walter K. Hood
ADJUTANT: Charles W. Clutter

1963-1964
COMMANDER: Charles H. Wolf
ADJUTANT: Charles W. Clutter

1964-1965
COMMANDER: Robert H. Watkins
ADJUTANT: Phillip Souder

1965-1966
COMMANDER: James Barnard, Jr.
ADJUTANT: W. Carlton Grimm

1966-1967
COMMANDER: William J. Coburn
ADJUTANT: William H. Johnson

    • Supplemental charter granted October 19, 1966.

 

1967-1968
COMMANDER: Robert G. Callahan
ADJUTANT: William H. Johnson
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: William J. Coburn

    • September 1967, V. F. W., when organized, granted use of Post Home.
    • First Post newsletter completed and mailed in October.
    • Mt. Airy V.F.W. used Post Home for installation of officers in November.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1968-1969
COMMANDER: Anthony Lazarewicz
ADJUTANT: William H. Johnson

    • Contract signed in November to build a 12x24 room at end of building.
    • Motion passed that Post to meet one time a month on second Wednesday.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1969-1970
COMMANDER: William H. Johnson
ADJUTANT: Anthony Lazarewicz

    • Announced at November meeting that Town of Mt. Airy was considering incorporating area around Post Home.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1970-1971
COMMANDER: Richard T. Nell
ADJUTANT: William H. Johnson
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: Anthony Lazarewicz

    • The Post sold Town of Mt. Airy land for sewerage pumping station for $1.00.
    • Voted to blacktop in front of building.
    • Motion passed to build on back porch.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1971-1972
COMMANDER: Richard T. Nell
ADJUTANT: William H. Johnson

    • Mortgage on building was burned on Jun 27, 1972.
    • First Post COMMANDERs and Past Presidents Night held April 7, 1972.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1972-1973
COMMANDER: Anthony Lazarewicz
ADJUTANT: William H. Johnson

    • Legion baseball team formed in 1973 with Andy Mason as manager.
    • Put new roof on building
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1973-1974
COMMANDER: Douglas W. Henley
ADJUTANT: William H. Johnson/William Haskins

    • Agreement reached with town of Mt. Airy that Post will own land up to fence alongside pumping station and town has rights to water under post land without disturbing land on top.
    • Passed a motion that no alcoholic beverages be allowed during regular meetings.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1974-1975
COMMANDER: Thomas W. Wagner
ADJUTANT: Thomas Eggleston

    • First life memberships awarded Raymond Aldridge, B. C. Harrison, Lindsay L. Browning, Horace F. Hammett, and Tilden F. Barnes, Sr., all W. W. I. Veterans.
    • Post built concession stand and restrooms for ball field in March.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1975-1976
COMMANDER: Thomas W. Wagner
ADJUTANT: Thomas Eggleston
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: William H. Johnson

    • Motion passed in February to build addition and to remodel Post Home.
    • Post awarded 4-star Plaque, Yellow Honor Streamer, and "Wine Jug".

 

1976-1977
COMMANDER: Thomas W. Wagner
ADJUTANT: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • Voted in July to construct shell for new addition and obtain loan to cover cost of new addition and kitchen equipment.
    • Received bid in October on revised plans for building addition.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque and "Wine Jug"

 

1977-1978
COMMANDER: Thomas Eggleston
ADJUTANT: Samuel G. Jewell
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: Douglas W. Henley

    • New 30' flagpole with yardarms was installed at Post Home.
    • New addition to building was completed.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque and Yellow Honor Streamer.

 

1978-1979
COMMANDER: Samuel G. Jewell
ADJUTANT: Ronald R. Robinson
WESTERN MARYLAND DISTRICT COMMANDER: Douglas W. Henley

    • Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron formed in November 1978 and received charter in February 1979.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque, Yellow Honor Streamer, and "Wine Jug."

 

1979-1980
COMMANDER: David P. Scheffel
ADJUTANT: Ronald R. Robinson
DEPARTMENT 3rd VICE-COMMANDER: Douglas W. Henley

    • Purchased security system for Post.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1980-1981
COMMANDER: R. Wayne Hamilton
ADJUTANT: Ronald R. Robinson/Robert E. Moore
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: Samuel G. Jewell
DEPARTMENT 1st VICE-COMMANDER: Douglas W. Henley

    • Post installed dishwasher in kitchen.
    • Insulated the Post.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque and Yellow Honor Streamer.

 

1981-1982
COMMANDER: C. Jack Weidman
ADJUTANT: Andrew W. Mason
DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND COMMANDER: Douglas W. Henley

    • A $1000.00 academic scholarship grant established.
    • Life Membership committee established.
    • Life Membership awarded to Douglas W. Henley.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque and Yellow Honor Streamer.

 

1982-1983
COMMANDER: Alfred M Schmidt
ADJUTANT: C. Jack Weidman

    • Dedication of ball field in honor of Lindsay L. Browning.
    • A second academic scholarship grant established for $500.00.
    • New heating plant installed.
    • Life Memberships awarded to Robert Callahan, W. Carlton Grimm, and Charles Norwood.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1983-1984
COMMANDER: Alfred M. Schmidt
ADJUTANT: C. Jack Weidman

    • Purchased property behind right field fence.
    • Remodeled restrooms in lounge.
    • A financial assistance grant awarded to a needy student to attend business school.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1984-1985
COMMANDER: Alfred M. Schmidt
ADJUTANT: C. Jack Weidman

    • Post agreed to sponsor New Market Cub Scout Pack 268.
    • Life Membership awarded to Samuel G. Jewell and Gene Deardorff.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1985-1986
COMMANDER: Andrew W. Mason
ADJUTANT: C. Mason Wilburn
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: Alfred M. Schmidt.

    • Established $500.00 athletic scholarship in baseball.
    • Initiated Phase I and Phase II plans for paving parking lot around Post Home.
    • 40th Anniversary Commemoration held on May 10. 1986.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque and Yellow Honor Streamer.

 

1986-1987
COMMANDER: William C. Blatchley
ADJUTANT: Anthony Buige

    • 14 students from South Carroll and Linganore High Schools were selected by the Post to attend Boys State. One from South Carroll was subsequently elected as a senator to Boys Nation.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1987-1988
COMMANDER: James A. Helsel
ADJUTANT: Charles R. Levy

    • 15 scholarship applications received. Three academic scholarships awarded - one for $1500.00 and two for $1000.00 each.
    • Life Membership awarded to Andrew Mason and Alfred M. Schmidt.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1988-1989
COMMANDER: Samuel G. Jewell
ADJUTANT: Charles R. Levy

    • Post started its firearms safety program.
    • Life Membership awarded to Thomas W. Wagner.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1989-1990
COMMANDER; Gary L. Comet
ADJUTANT: Charles R. Levy
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: Andrew Mason

    • Post and SAL members marched in the Carroll County contingent at the Legion's 70th National Convention Parade, the first ever in Maryland.
    • Building Renovations approved by the Building Renovation Committee started in late March 1990.
    • Life Memberships awarded to S. Roland Schmidt, Walter K Hood, and William C. Blatchley, Jr.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque.

 

1990-1991
COMMANDER: Arthur J. Brett
ADJUTANT: Charles R. Levy
WESTERN MARYLAND DISTRICT COMMANDER: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • The National and Gold Star "Operation Desert Shield" program started in October to assist our troops in the Persian Gulf and send "Goodie bags", and other gifts, letters, copies of "The Gold Star" newsletter.
    • On June 15, 1991, Mt. Airy held an "Honor Our Troops Day" with a parade and program for the returned troops. The day ended with a luncheon for them and families at our Post.
    • Life Memberships awarded to Harold M. Molesworth and C. Mason Wilburn.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque, Yellow Honor Streamer and "Wine Jug".

 

1991-1992
COMMANDER: Arthur J. Brett
ADJUTANT: Charles R. Levy

    • Weekly Thursday night Bingo started in October 1991 to help pay building debt.
    • A Pearl Harbor/World War II Remembrance was held at the Post in December to an overflow crowd. Post members and December 7, 1941, survivors, Dr. William J. Coburn and Col. Charles R. Etzler (Ret.) were honored.
    • Gold Star was the only Maryland post to submit a resolution to the Department Convention asking the National Convention to urge Congress to make Persian Gulf era veterans eligible for Legion membership. It was combined with like resolutions and approved as "Resolution #1". Congress passed that legislation in November 1991, and it was promptly signed by President Bush.
    • Life Memberships awarded to Dr. William J. Coburn and Robert E. Lowman.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque, Yellow Honor Streamer, and "Wine Jug".

 

1992-1993
COMMANDER: S. Roland Schmidt
ADJUTANT: Charles R. Levy

    • The discounted PUFL program started four years ago has been so successful that over one-third of our members are now paid for life.
    • Prior to Memorial Day, the Post placed American Flags on the graves of 340 veterans in 23 local cemeteries, a new record.
    • Life Memberships awarded to Arthur J. Brett, Samuel R. Dorsey, and Arnold L. Ogren.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque, Yellow Honor Streamer, and "Wine Jug".

 

1993-1994
COMMANDER: 7/93-11/93 Elvin Hensel / 11/93-6-94 Philip R. Dorsey
ADJUTANT: Arthur J. Brett

    • On November 27, after officiating at a Post member's funeral, COMMANDER Helsel died on his way home. Per Post by-laws, he was succeeded by the 1st Vice COMMANDER, Philip R. Dorsey.
    • In February 1994, the Post membership agreed to sponsor the new Boy Scout Troop 1191.
    • The Memorial Day Observances at Pine Grove Chapel, with 350 in attendance, included the unveiling of a new monument to the four Mt. Airy youths killed in Vietnam.
    • Life Memberships awarded to P. Delbert Beall and Manuel Quinones.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque ad Yellow Honor Streamer.

 

1994-1995
COMMANDER: Philip R. Dorsey
ADJUTANT: Arthur J. Brett
CARROLL COUNTY COMMANDER: William C. Blatchley, Jr.

    • The publishing of "The Gold Star" newsletter was changed from monthly to every other month.
    • The rules for the three academic scholarships were changed to give more preference to Post members and their descendants.
    • Life Memberships awarded to Post charter and 50 year members: Benjamin F. Bohrer; William S. Penn; Robert E. Smith; John O. Steel; and Harvey W. Tabler.
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque, Yellow Honor Streamer, and "Wine Jug".

 

1995-1996
COMMANDER: William M. Holley
ADJUTANT: C. Mason Wilburn
DEPARTMENT SGT-AT-ARMS: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • Post membership approved an increase in one of the academic scholarship; all three scholarships are now $1,500.00. They are now named as Memorial Scholarships in honor of past members Commander C. Jack Weidman, Commander Elvin Helsel, and Col. Charles R, Etzer (Ret.).
    • "The Gold Star" newsletter was awarded second place nationally in its category at the National Convention in Indianapolis.
    • This year's observance of Memorial Day Observance was the 50th time the Post Members gathered at Pine Grove Chapel and Cemetery where nine of our past Commanders and over a hundred other Post members rest in the "Last Bivouac".
    • Life Membership awarded to Philip Dorsey, R. Wayne Hamilton, William Holley and Margaret Quinones .
    • Post awarded 4-Star Plaque and "Wine Jug".

 

1996-97
COMMANDER: William Holley
ADJUTANT: Mason Wilburn
Department 3rd Vice COMMANDER: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • Cub Scouts Membership at 80. The Scout Troop 1191 has 21 members.
    • Print-A-Kid Program held at Firehouse October 11. Post support program with $200 Donation.
    • Bingo turns over surplus of $80,243 in its fifth year of operation.
    • 32 letters received for scholarships. 4 scholarships approved for $1000 each.
    • Lounge renovations were completed. Replacement of kitchen floor with a quarry tile floor. Security systems with cameras at each door and monitor over bar.
    • $5000 from Daytime Bingo sent to the North Dakota Flood Relief Fund.
    • Life Membership awarded to Carl Dayhoff.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

1997-98
COMMANDER: Robert Denell
ADJUTANT: Ellen Beck Martz
Western Maryland District 2nd Vice COMMANDER: Phillip Dorsey
Department 2nd Vice COMMANDER: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • American Legion emblem signs put at entrances of Mount Airy on Route 808 (Main Street).
    • Boy Scout Troup 1191 - 50 members.
    • $1000 donated to Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home Final Honors Fund.
    • 16 boys attended Boys State.
    • Life Membership awarded to Hanford Moxley.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

1998-99
COMMANDER: Robert Denel
ADJUTANT: Ellen Beck Martz
Carroll Country 1st Vice COMMANDER: William Holley
Western Maryland District 1st Vice COMMANDER: Phillip Dorsey
Department 1st Vice COMMANDER: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • $1500 Scholarship established for undergraduate college and trade school students.
    • Bingo surplus to Post from 1998 was $101,933.
    • $1000 donated to fundraiser for the new World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    • Website established on Internet for Post.
    • Sons of the American Legion National COMMANDER Banquet held at Post.
    • Post sent 22 boys to Boys State.
    • Life membership awarded to Edward Smith and Robert Watkins.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.
    • Mary L. Schmidt, Unit 191, was elected Department Auxiliary President.

 

1999-2000
COMMANDER : Phillip Overholtzer
ADJUTANT: Ellen Beck Martz
Carroll County COMMANDER: William Holley
Western Maryland District COMMANDER: Phillip Dorsey
Department of Maryland COMMANDER Alfred M. Schmidt

    • Post 191 Legion Baseball Team are State Champions.
    • August meeting motion to have qualified Architect look at drawings for cost estimate of renovation project Web Page for Gold Star Post 191 up and running.
    • $5000 contributed to the renovation of Pine Grove Chapel.
    • Life membership awarded to Jay Peters.
    • Western Maryland District Reception held at Post May 21, 2000.
    • Bid for renovation to Post $550,000 to be done by Bruchey Builders.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

2000-2001
COMMANDER: Phillip Overholtzer
ADJUTANT: Ellen Beck Martz

    • September 13, 2000 meeting, motion made, seconded, and unanimously passed to proceed with the building renovation and increase loan amount to $600,000. November 7, 2000 meeting, town passed plans for renovation on October 30, 2000. The loan is for $600,000. The Post will be responsible for $109,000 to cover remaining costs.
    • Life membership awarded to David Hutchison.
    • 16 boys are attending Boys State.
    • Post awarded 4 Star Plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

2001-2002
COMMANDER: Phillip Overholtzer
ADJUTANT: Ellen Beck Martz
Carroll County COMMANDER: Phillip Overholtzer

    • Ann Wilson to attend the Legion College at Indianapolis in November.
    • Boy scout Charter presented to Post for Troop 1191.
    • October 10th meeting, $13,000 to upgrade existing Bingo Console and flashboards and add a new flashboard for non-smoking room. Motion seconded and passed.
    • December 2, Open House for Post.
    • Life membership awarded to Phillip Overholtzer.
    • 18 boys sponsored for Boys State.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership (35th year).

 

2002-2003
COMMANDER: David Hutchison
ADJUTANT: Ellen Beck Martz (July 2002 - December 2002) Arthur Brett (December 2002 - June 2003)
Detachment of Maryland of the Sons of the American Legion: Brett Beall
Alternate National Executive Committeeman: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • December 18 Meeting, Arthur Brett replacing Ellen Martz as ADJUTANT.
    • Bingo turned over surplus of $120,000 to Post.
    • Member Daniel Boone presented a $10,000 check for our Post Scholarship Fund. It was from the Prudence Holding Corporation.
    • Sons of the American Legion National Commander’s Banquet held at Post on March 1, 2003.
    • Department Executive Committee Meeting held at Post on March 9, 2003.
    • National President’s Dinner held at Post April 11, 2003.
    • Life Membership awarded to Edwin Darrah and Thomas Fisher.
    • 11 boys sponsored for Boys State.
    • Golf Tournament netted $3808 for Post Scholarship Fund.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

2003-2004
COMMANDER: David Hutchison
ADJUTANT: Arthur Brett
Alternate National Executive Committeeman: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • August 2003, New Security System installed by Mount Airy Alarm System. Cost $2700, plus $37 monthly for monitoring.
    • Bingo turned over surplus to Post for 2003 $135,000.
    • April Meeting 2004, Motion seconded and passed to approve $40,000 for repairs, grading and resurfacing of Post parking lot.
    • Post will sponsor Junior ROTC Program at Linganore High School.
    • Auxiliary Unit 191 50th Anniversary Party held at Post on April 18, 2004.
    • May 29, 2004, World War II Memorial Dedication in Washington, D.C. Ceremony at Post, Assistant Secretary of the Army speaker for this ceremony Two buses of World War II Post members plus other Post members went to Washington, D. C. to see the new Memorial on June 2, 2004.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

2004-2005
COMMANDER: Michael Eveland
ADJUTANT: David Hutchison
Detachment of Maryland Sons of the American Legion COMMANDER: Robert Trueblood
National Executive Committeeman: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • Squadron 191 won the National Children and Youth Award for the year 2004.
    • $2000 approved for computer equipment, printer, and scanner for Legion office.
    • $35,753 approved for repair of floor and complete rebuilding of stage in hall.
    • Bingo turned over surplus of $131,000 to Post for 2004 year. Since 1997, Bingo has turned over surplus of $919,886 to Post.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

2005-2006
COMMANDER : Michael Eveland
ADJUTANT: David Hutchison
National Executive Committeeman: Alfred M. Schmidt

    • Smoke Eaters purchased for Bar at a cost of $8730.
    • Post 191 S.A.L. gave $17,400 to charities in 2005.
    • Bingo turned over surplus of $143,000 for 2005 to Post.
    • $35,000 approved for needed improvements to the Post Lounge, to include painting, Carpeting, new stools and refinishing the floor in the Large Hall.
    • June 2006 Mortgage Balance $25,000 (Loan of $600,000 November 2000) $575,000 paid off in 6 years.
    • This year Post held 60th Memorial Day Observance at Pine Grove Chapel.
    • Post awarded 4 Star plaque for all-time high in membership.

 

2006-2007
COMMANDER: Edwin Darrah
ADJUTANT: Rich McGann
Carroll County COMMANDER: David Hutchison

    • A National award for the Gold Star article entitled "The Day I Touched The Hand of History" was presented to Art Brett.
    • Post dues increase to $25 effective 7 Jan 2007.
    • Point of sale cash register for the Lounge and Bingo were purchased for $14,300.
    • $1,000 donated to Mount Airy net for the five families displaced by townhouse fires.
    • Eleven boys sent to Boys State @ cost of $3,025.
    • Baseball expense for Post 191 team $23,000.
    • Five $1,000 Scholarships awarded.
    • Mortgage on Post 191 paid off.
    • Honorary Life Membership in Post 191 awarded to Michael Eveland, Richard McGann, and Hubert Sauter.
    • Post award 4 Star Plaque for all time high Membership.

 

2007-2008

Commander- Edwin Darrah

Adjutant- Rich Mc Gann

 

  • Donated to Burrier-Queen Funeral Home a set flags complete with poles and stands. (Legion and American)

 

 

2008-2009

Commander- Roy True

Adjutant- Rob Benson

 

  • Quick books purchase for use by post manager.
  • New alarm and security system with Brinks $8,482.
  • 3 station deep fat fryer $9,500 S.A.L. will paid $5,000 post will paid $4,500.

 

 

2009-2010

Commander- Roy True

Adjutant- Pat Cook

 

  • Replace fence on ball field $8,500.
  • Legion baseball 191 team one of eight to qualify to play in Legion World Series.
  • Donation to Kline House (FMH Hospice) $2,550 raised from post golf
  • New key card system $8,040.

 

2010-2011

Commander- Rob Benson

Adjutant- Pat Cook

Carroll County Commander- Edwin Darrah

Department Treasurer- Philip Dorsey

 

  • Kitchen dishwasher and refrigerator replace.
  • $4,500 from golf tournament donated to Copper Ridge Nursing Home in Sykesville.
  • Purchase five service flags and stands $718.

 

 

2011-2012

Commander- Rob Benson

Adjutant- Pat Cook

Department Treasurer- Philip Dorsey

 

  • Jukebox installed in lounge.
  • Baseball field renovation $12,000.
  • Since inception of our troop support program in 2007 Post has shipped 376 boxes weighing 7,366 pounds.
  • Contribution to Kline House (FMH Hospice)$1,500.
  • Contribution to Boy Scouts $2,000.

 

 

2012-2013

Commander- Rob Benson

Adjutant- Pat Cook

Department Treasurer- Philip Dorsey

 

  • Baseball stand and storage $70,000.
  • New Flag Memorial front of Post $40,000.
  • Purchase of Automatic Defibrillator unit for Post $1,500.
  • Office laptops and software $2,600.
  • Donation to Mt. Airy Fire Co. from golf tournament $41,500.
  • New ice maker installed $3,300.

 

 

2013-2014

Commander- Rob Benson

Adjutant- Pay Cook

Department Treasurer- Philip Dorsey

 

  • Interior painting and new carpeting $19,000.
  • Golf tournament donation of $1,800 to MCVETS and $2,000 toward
  • bus trip WWII Memorial.
  • Slot machines installed in lounge and maintained by State, Post proceeds to be 10%.

 

 

2014-2015

Commander- Ann Wilson

Adjutant- Pat Cook

Carroll Country Commander- Rob Benson

Department Treasurer- Philip Dorsey

 

  • Repair baseball dugout $4,500.
  • New convection oven in kitchen $4,800 divide 3 ways S.A.L. Auxiliary and Legion.
  • Air condition compressor replace $3,152.
  • Water heater replace $12,000.
  • Post has had 5 Eagle Scouts projects in the past year 3 have been in support of The American Legion Post 191.

 

 

2015-2016

Commander - Ann Wilson

Adjutant- Todd Morris

Department Sergeant-at-Arms-- Philip Dorsey

 

  • Deck on back of building for additional Bar area and smoking area $28,000.
  • Two new air conditioners installed.
  • Repair to wall by the baseball field $7,000.
  • National Convention for The American Legion to be in Baltimore Md. Aug. 2015.

 

 

2016-2017

Commander- Ann Wilson

Adjutant- Todd Morris

Department 3rd Vice Commander- Philip Dorsey

 

  • Donation to shop with a cop.
  • South Carroll HS Honor Society to hold a Military Appreciation night at Post.
  • $500 donation to Mount Airy Fire Company fund drive.
  • $500 donation to Charlotte Hall ( Md. Veterans Home) and VCVETS ( Md. Center for veterans education and training ).
  • $200 donation to Department Auxiliary Veterans Suicide Prevention program.
  • South Carroll Honor Society donated $1,000 to Post received from Military Appreciation Night $900 to be donated to McVets
  • Updated all cash registers terminals and server $3,500.
  • New roof over porch, new doors, and repair of floor in main hall at east end of building $10,000.
  • Post 191 Oratorical winner finished second at The American Legion National Oratorical contest. Earning a $16,000 scholarship.
  • Total donation to Legion Programs 2016-2017 $67,6000.

 

 

2017-2018

Commander- Pat Cook

Adjutant- Todd Morris

Department Second Vice Commander – Philip Dorsey

 

  • New pool table donated to Post
  • Junior Baseball team 32 – 9 Junior American Legion State Champions
  • Donated $1,000 to the American Legion National Emergency Fund to support the victims of hurricane Harvey and Erma
  • Ann Wilson awarded Life Membership
  • Bid to replace all light fixtures in Post with LED $12,574
  • Scholarship Committee awarded 5 High School and 2 College
  • Scholarship $1,500 each
  • South Carroll High School Honor Society donation of $l,000 to Post
  • Post donate $500 to family of local Veteran in need
  • New copier for Post $4,833

 

 

2018-2019

Commander -- Robert Barker
Adjutant
- Todd Morris

 

  • Department First Vice Commander- Philip Dorsey
  • 17 and under baseball from Post won State Tournament
  • Donation to Mt. Airy Police Community Service fund $250
  • Donation to Post Auxiliary Poppy Hat $300
  • Donation to Mt. Airy Oktoberfest $250
  • Boys State, both Senators came from Post, both will go to Boys
  • Nation in Washington D. C.
  • Donation to Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company $500
  • Donation to the Peleliu Chapter for Wreaths across America $200
  • Refrigerator compressor repaired $1,600
    HVAC on roof replace $44,000
  • Donation to Mt. Airy Rails and Historical Society $150 each
    New oven purchased $4,100
  • Donation to Martinsburg VAMC Patients and Families $1,200
    Donation to American Legion Auxiliary Dept. of Md. For Christmas
  • Gift Shops at the VA medical centers
    Replace RTU's 3 and 7 on roof $30,000
  • Military Appreciation event with South Carroll High School Honor
  • Society
  • Donation to Linganore High School safe and saner Committee
    Four boys allocated for Boys State $1,400
  • Donation to Md. Boys State $1,100
  • Scholarship Committee awarded 7 scholarship $1,500 each
    Outside Landscaping front of Post, Auxiliary paid $500 Post paid
  • $335
  • Membership 100% first time sense 2009

 

 

2019-2020

Commander - Robert Barker
Adjutant - Todd Morris

Department Commander - Philip Dorsey

  • Painted main hall, hallway, office and outside of Post $11,000
  • New office furniture $1,300.
  • New flooring in the lounge and small meeting room $17,500.
  • Small meeting room tum into game room.
  • New security camera system installed.
  • Due to coronavirus 19 Post close from March to July 2020. Boys
  • State, Legion Baseball canceled. Scholarship Committee was able to
    award 7 scholarship.