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Message From The Commander


Well, we have popped the cork on a new year and it looks like the future is bright for Post 42 in 2020.  The leadership of all 4 of the family groups are finding their way through their new duties and responsibilities.  Teamwork has always been a foundational aspect of any successful organization and our post has shown that it can accomplish great things when we pool together our talents and energy.  There is a reason a windshield is so much bigger than the rearview mirror.  It’s so we can have a bigger view towards our future and a limited and non-distracting view of the past.  Tradition is very important and we must continue to hold true to the 4 pillars of the American Legion.  As we step into a new year and decade, let us continue on this new path of cooperation between the Post 42 members, the Auxiliary, the Sons, and the Riders.  It’s exciting to be a part of the greatest veterans organization in the world!  May God Bless us all and may He continue to bless the United States of America.



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                                                              Meeting January 14, 2020 @ 8PM

           Welcome to 2020. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season with your friends and family. I am excited for the new year and look forward to how the Auxiliary can serve our veterans. I look forward to seeing everyone at the January meeting.

Welcome to 2020. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season with your friends and family. I am excited for the new year and look forward to how the Auxiliary can serve our veterans. I look forward to seeing everyone at the January meeting.



MONTHLY MEETING: January 12, 2020 @ 5 PM

Happy New Year Post 42!   I am pleased to inform everyone that our efforts to support the family in need during the holiday went extremely well.  I would like to thank each and every one of you involved for your hard work, in addition to all of you who dug deep with donations. We were able to supply the family with everything they asked for from Santa. A last-minute donation also allowed us to supply the Women's Shelter with cozy robes and slippers. I hope that you have resolved to attend more of our meetings in 2020, as we have several projects coming up that we will need as much help as we can get.  Blake Heath SAL Commander.       

Riders had beautiful weather for their ride, the Sons enjoyed great fellowship and food at their cookout, and the Auxiliary h





                                                                   Message From The ALR

Greetings Post 42! 



As a reminder, membership in the ALR is FREE. We are looking for more riders and spouses to join us. Please pass the word.  Our basic eligibility requirements are:

  • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner's spouse within the state of registration.
  • All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

SAFETY NOTICE: Please motorists,  motorcycle, car, truck, van, etc to take extra care on our roads.  The deer are moving fast across our roadways at all hours as the “rut” has come to north GA.  This is normally a week or two when the deer are not cautious crossing the roadways.

Useful links: https://www.legion.org/riders  and http://www.post42cartersvillega.org/index.php?id=40 and http://www.dogalr.org/index.php?id=1

Thank you

Mike “Spike” Metelko

mmetelko1@gmail.com / 727-519-6428

ALR Director, Post 42






                                      Message From Chaplin Joe Logan;


Happy New Year Post 42 Family!


Well we made to a new year and a brand-new decade. We are now out of the "teen-ages" of this century!

I'm excited about all this "Newness" and the promise of better things to come. I pray for our growing Legion organization and for opportunities to serve our brothers and sisters. May the words from prophet Jeremiah inspire us with hope and a renewed trust that The All Mighty God has charge of all things.

"11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

I wish you all a prosperous and joy filled 2020!

Chaplain Joe




an amazing and jaw dropping gala event with the Dining In.  Col. Boyd has a fresh new look and a lot of us are faithfully carrying our coins.  There are only 10 left for sale so see SV Patrick Woodall or myself to purchase one.
Veterans Day is quickly approaching and we have the honor of the Cass High School JROTC and Band presenting the ceremony with our guest speaker being District 7 Commander Chauncey Fowler.  PleacCse stay after the event for a free hamburger and hotdog lunch.  Thanksgiving Day the Post will be hosting a dinner for anyone who wishes to attend.  There will be a traditional menu that is sure to be delicious.
I am so proud of the fact that our membership continues to grow and currently we are leading the district in new members for the year.  That is proof positive that when everyone pitches in, the workload is easier to manage.  Remember, "50 under 50" is the Post 42 Legion family goal for the year and we are making great progress towards that goal.  Thank you for all that you do for the family.  Happy Veterans Day and Thanksgiving everyone"

Michael Schwartz
Commander Post 42