Chapel Hill Post 6 members get out and about in their town. They talk to everyone and make new friends. They also share their story of post renewal, veterans affairs, and their never-ending list of projects for rebuilding and restoring their post.
As Post Commander Heavlin said, “In the service, we learned to look sharp, take care of our equipment, and ensure our work centers were always sharp, inviting, or ‘combat ready.’ We were taught to take pride in how we looked and performed. The post should be the same. We and our post are the face of the American Legion in our town. We need to be ready for inspection. Our posts is our home and it reflects who we are. Post appearance and repair is the first step in gaining new members and bringing absent members home. We can only make that happen, if we share our vision and work to make it a reality.”
Sharing their story has greatly aided Post 6. Many local contractors and businesses have helped them by providing services, materials, and labor. Some provided discounts. How did they do it? They just asked. They also gained some new and very active members! View list
Another example is with Behr Paint. Post 6 worked with Home Depot on types of paint for their project, method of application, and durability. That led to “sharing the story of Post 6.” Behr reps just happened to be in the store and were consulted. Their post is now a member of the BehrPro Rewards program. Read the story
Post Commander Heavlin states that any post in District 12 can share in their BehrPro Rewards program. If you would like for your members to receive the discount, let him know. Behr is permitting Post 6 to serve as the District 6 sponsor. He will provide the account number for use by your post and your members. Contact Post 6
There are a lot of similar success stories in our district. Are you sharing them? Let your neighbor posts in on what you are doing to build your post. We’ll put it out for you on our web site. Also, please bring your success stories to the District Meetings. We can all benefit from the collective work of posts in District 12. Share your story