Post Status

Parts of Oregon are beginning to re-open, however, recent up-trends in Corona-virus infections have caused changes to original expectations. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has placed Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah Counties in a group that will be granted Phase II recognition on the same date. As noted in the Commanders Message below, Clackamas County (thus American Legion Post 180) will remain in Phase 1 reopening status until a 21 day extension passes, or a change is declared from the Governors Office. Any changes to Oregon reopening and/or Post 180 status will be published on this web site.

Click Oregon Health Authority for latest re-opening status

Commander’s Corner

Greetings and salutations;

Adjusting to the COVID-19 environment has not been easy and I hope that all are adapting and looking forward when we can put this in the past. We have started to open up the Post a bit more and are having a few dinner events and have planned two Sunday breakfasts to see how we can best adapt to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the state. We ask that you comply with these restrictions so that we can continue to offer our members services during this pandemic. Your Post is still an Award Winning Post and there is an article by the Post Adjutant in this newsletter addressing some of the accomplishments for which the Post received Department recognition. I was particularly proud to see the Post recognized for Law Officer of the Year and Teacher of the Year.

Our renewal and recruiting efforts are in full gear and I hope that you will take the opportunity to renew your memberships sooner rather than later as this helps reduce costs and allows us more time to recruit new members. Your renewal notices from the National HQ may have had a Post Office Box that has been closed and the USPS mail was suppose to be forwarded to the Monroe Street address. We regret the confusion that this has caused. ALL renewals need to come to our 2146 SE Monroe Street address. The renewal address has been corrected with the National HQ and any future renewal notice should have the correct address.

I was deeply saddened with the loss of my dear friend Legionnaire Charlie Jones. Charlie was an important part of our management team serving as the Post Finance Officer. Charlie was a very active member and assisted in the upkeep of the Post, worked in the kitchen, and was always volunteering and stepping up to assist whenever and wherever asked.

Michael Wilson ~ Commander


Post 180 Newsletter

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American Legion Day, 2020, Milwaukee


As we know, American Legion at state level is called a Department, and each state Department is composed of Districts, which in turn are made up of the Legion Posts for a given District area.  The Posts, Districts and finally, the Department of each state have a goal each year to attain a given number of paid memberships.  This past Legion year, the Departments of Montana, Maryland, Oklahoma and Oregon reached their 100 percent membership goals.  Charts reflecting the consolidated report for Departments are included with this web report.  Department of Oregon reached its goal and that is being addressed below in the Schmidt email.

All:  (an email from Charles Schmidt)

It is unfortunate Oregon won’t be able to receive national recognition on the national convention stage in Louisville this year for this great accomplishment by our Department.  However, in the time of pandemic, social distancing, and social unrest, this achievement comes in good timing; something positive.  And the good news is WE, DEPARTMENT OF OREGON done it!  We now have proof that this is easy (at least I didn’t hear any reports of anyone injured) so we ought to be able to do it again this time next year (well, maybe a little earlier).  May this achievement be an inspiration across our Department that with a “can do” attitude, together our Department can rise to any challenge that comes our way.  As a 2020-21 Department goal, let’s put Oregon on the national convention stage in Phoenix next summer to be recognized as a Department with a 100% CPR submission rate.  We can do it again!  Kudos to every Post in The American Legion Department of Oregon.

For God and Country,

Charles E. Schmidt,

Chairman, Public Relations Committee, The American Legion


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“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”

General George S. Patton, 1943

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