Redmond Post 161

Veterans - Join Us
If you served in the US Armed Forces, you may be eligible for membership.

Check out our qualification page to see the current ways you can qualify.
You can also transfer into the Post if you’re already a member.

Membership Application

   

Spouses - You're eligible too

Consider joining our Auxiliary unit and share in the experience.
lready an Auxiliary member and want to transfer?
Give our recruiters a call at 425-883-0161

   

Service Officer Assistance
Veterans, if you have a service connected condition, you should have a VA claim filed.
Connect with our Service Officer to start the conversation.  As new changes in laws and presumptives are in favor of the Veteran, the opportunity is now to file or review and update a VA claim.
If you would like to talk with a Service Officer, you can make an appointment by calling 425-883-0161 or sending an email to ServiceOfficer@post161.org and a Service Officer will contact you.

   

Oratorical / Constitutional Speech Contest
The purpose of The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Application Due Friday 27 January
(Informational Flyer)

A total of $5,000 in scholarships is awarded each year by the Department of Washington. Our Department champion receives an expenses paid trip to Indianapolis to compete in the National Oratorical Contest and share in the $203,000 scholarship pool to be awarded there in April.

Please visit our Contest Website for additional information.

ORATORICAL (walegion.org)

Date:  March TBD, 2023

Location: Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA 

   
  

Join in the Activities

Clubroom
What to know the upcoming events?
Sign up for our newsletter and updater.
We’ll keep you aware of changes in activity schedules and operating hours.

   

Volunteering

Have a skill set, a passion, or just want to be active?
Sign up as a Volunteer to help us maintain the building, the grounds, and assist during large events.

   

Donations

Help our organization by donating today.
Donations help keep our facilities running and providing services to Veterans and their families, such as Relief Funds, Honor Guard services, and Veterans & Military Support.

   

Hall Rentals

Looking for a venue to host an event?

With 3,000 sq ft, 75 parking spaces, and an easy to access location, our Hall is a great place to have your event.
Contact the Hall Manager at 425-883-2995 for more information.

VETERANS

YOU decided on your level of involvement.

You served America, now let us ensure you receive your earned benefits.  Whether it is assisting you in filing or updating a VA claim, aiding in family welfare, providing meaningful community service, or socializing/networking with other Veterans, then you should consider joining the American Legion and Redmond Post 161 - Application

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic Veterans organization.  Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers, and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary Veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States.  Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country.  Today, membership stands at nearly 2 million in more than 13,000 posts worldwide.  

Redmond Post 161 hosts membership meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning at 1830 (6:30p).  Meetings are optional and you’ll always be kept informed of Post business as meeting minutes and newsletters are sent monthly.  Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we offer teleconferencing capabilities to ensure we maintain social distancing.

We meet at - Map

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2995
4330 148th Avenue NE
Redmond WA  90852

Our Post supports a variety of Legion programs to promote and recognize its citizens

Evergreen State provides a week-long opportunity for High School Juniors to learn about State Government with a paid trip to learn about our duties as citizenship and education on our system of government.

Legion Baseball provides youth opportunities to build comradery, skills, and leadership through sports.  Post 161 supports the Lake Sammamish Baseball Association in this endeavor.

Jr. Youth Shooting Sports offers firearms safety training and healthy individual competition.

We also partner with other Veterans organizations, such as VFW Post 2995 to support local community programs where we assist in providing aid to many who have fallen on challenging times.

If you already have a demanding schedule and would just like to use the Post for relaxation, socialization, or networking, then you're in luck.  We offer our membership substantial savings in sports and entertainment ticket prices.  We have three (3) Seattle Seahawks season tickets and four (4) 5th Avenue Theater season tickets.  You can save 50% in ticket costs for the Seahawks and 35% for the 5th Avenue Theater.  With full access to VFW 2995's Clubroom, there are also a variety of activities available as well.

Tuesdays from 7:00p to 11:00p is Karaoke.  Whether you sing or not, the evening is always entertaining.

Wednesdays from 7:00p to 10:30p is Dining & Dancing.  Typically, our more 'seasoned' members enjoy tunes ranging from the 1920s to today.

Fridays from 6:00p to 8:00p is Bingo.  With 10 games and winnings averaging $100-$110 a game, you're sure to enjoy the chance fun and excitement.

Holidays/Special events are hosted throughout the month.  Sign up for our monthly calendar and newsletter.  It is sent electronically four (4) days before the start of the month and contains the upcoming events.

Finally, the Post is committed to membership socials with a recruitment focus.  These events are designed to be low or no cost to members and a way to recruit new members.  Whether we host an Open House-Membership drive, a Murder Mystery dinner, Kids Halloween House, or Oktoberfest, we ensure membership can enjoy various activities with family and friends and hopefully invite new Veterans.

Please contact our recruiters at 425-883-0161 or send an email to Adjutant

 

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