Sykesville Memorial Post 223




26 October 2022

Hello Post 223 Family and Friends!

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather! I am disappointed to announce that we have had to cancel two recent major fundraising events at the Post (Luau and Fall Sportsman Day) due to lack of ticket sales. As you all know, we rely heavily on events such as these to keep our doors open and to fund activities for the benefit of our local Veterans and community. Additionally, we have suspended live music in the lounge due to lack of participation/interest. We need the help of all to encourange participation in our events if we want to continue to keep the Post financially viable. 


If you are a Legionnaire, we need you to consider attending our monthly General Membership meetings. Attendance by non-officers has been dissapointing to say the least.


I want to offer my personal thanks to the members of Birds of Prey Ravens Nest 14 for their very generous cash donation to our Post. We value our continuing partnership for the benefit of our members and the community. 


With the kitchen staffing issues now resolved, I encourage all Legion family members and guests to consider choosing our Post Lounge for dinner!


Please plan to participate in our Post Everlasting Ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday November 11. The Ceremony will take place at 1800 in the hall. To honor our deceased Post 223 members, I have ordered the Lounge to close during the ceremony. It will reopen (with scheduled karaoke) immediately following the ceremony. 



Several Post 223 officers were recent victims of a phishing e-mail scam. They received e-mails purporting to be from the Post Commander requesting they purchase gift cards and send photos of the barcode on the back to an e-mail address. These e-mails will typically have a subject line that asks for help or a "request for assistance." Although the e-mail may appear to come from a known individual, the e-mail address will actually be different so anything you send goes directly to the scammer. In most cases, the scammer spends the value of the card immediately and there is no way to recover the loss. If you received similar e-mails, please DO NOT respond to them. The American Legion and Post 223 will NEVER SEND REQUESTS ASKING YOU TO PURCHASE ANYTHING. If you are ever in doubt about the validity of an e-mail or phone call you receive purporting to be from a relative or friend, you should contact that person by phone directly to verify. These scammers are sophisticated and often do extensive research on you before attempting contact so they might seem ligitimate at first glance. If you are a victim of such scams, contact the police and the Federal Trade Commission immediately to report.

Please help us keep the Post open for business and maintain the health and safety of all members and guests. If you are not feeling well, PLEASE STAY HOME!!  We appreciate your patronage and will be happy to see you when you are feeling better. 


ATTENTION SMOKERS!!! I have decided to remove the smoking restrictions on Post grounds. Please DO NOT force me to reinsitate them by littering on Post grounds. PICK UP TOUR BUTTS AND TRASH!!!!


Commander Todd Yatsko




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