American Legion membership drive

The Voyle B. Martin American Legion Post #93 is a nonprofit organization that supports America’s veterans and also contributes greatly to our local community. Because it is considered a private club by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, it is only allowed two days per year to conduct a membership drive.

This year, the membership drive will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the post home, located at 793 Crescent Beach Drive in Eastsound. There are three units at the local post; the post (veterans of many wars), the auxiliary (mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters and daughters of veterans) and the SAL (Sons of American Legion – sons, grandsons and great-grandsons of veterans).

The legion would like to invite all Orcas residents to visit the facility, talk to representatives from each unit and learn about the legion’s programs and projects that benefit everyone.

The legion needs new members to assist with the above-referenced programs and to perpetuate the good work of these units.

The SAL unit, in addition to their veterans’ projects, has made it their mission to provide shoes to many of the children of Orcas, and it is an ongoing program that has benefited many. The auxiliary has many veterans programs throughout the year, and zero in on the holiday season for many veteran facilities locally, as well as throughout the state. The auxiliary works very hard all year to raise funds to continue their scholarship awards. Many times, throughout the year, families in need are assisted by the auxiliary.

The post holds fundraisers all year around to support their veterans programs, and have a service officer to work on behalf of local veterans. It also works to contribute to the local students’ scholarship funds. The post also is there for local residents in need.

If you have any questions or need more information you may call 376-4987.