VOLUME XXXVIII, NO. 1 FEBRUARY 1, 2021
LEADERSHIP * INTEGRITY * HUMILITY
FROM THE DESK OF THE COMMANDER Membership has been going steady. We have another goal approaching us and I think we will make it. 80% of our members have paid their 2021 dues. That’s great, but there is more to do. During a call to a transferred member to welcome him into the post, it was discovered that the Veteran needed some help. Thanks to the leadership of Post 257, they were able to obtain a TFA grant for them. Thanks for going the extra mile. A new Post is forming in the 10th District to serve the Veterans in the Sommerville, TN area. Tele-Health portals are being established to serve all veterans in rural areas in Middle Tennessee around the Spencer and Sparta communities.
Veterans Strengthening America
THE TENNESSEE LEGIONNAIRE
Official Publication of The American Legion Department of Tennessee
Dean A. Tuttle, Editor
Published quarterly by The American Legion, Department of Tennessee. Third class postage paid at Nashville, Tennessee, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription price $1.00 per year to members, included in dues: $4.00 annually to non-members.
Editorial, business and general offices at The American Legion Department of Tennessee, Dean A. Tuttle, Adjutant, 318 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, 615-391-5088. (New Address as of March 1, 2011)
Post Operations are exposed to a range of liabilities, any of which can subject their assets to substantial claims. Every post needs to have an asset protection plan in place that is built around available liability insurance coverage.
Here are the main types of liability insurance:
Employer’s Liability And Workers' Compensation is mandatory coverage for employers which protects the business against liabilities arising from injuries or the death of an employee.
Product Liability Insurance is for businesses that manufacture products for sale on the general market. Product liability insurance protects against lawsuits arising from injury or death caused by their products.
Indemnity Insurance provides coverage to protect a business against negligence claims due to financial harm resulting from mistakes or failure to perform.
Director And Officer Liability coverage covers a company's board of directors or officers against liability if the company should be sued. Some companies provide additional protection to their executive team even though corporations generally provide some degree of personal protection to their employees.
Umbrella Liability policies are personal liability policies designed to protect against catastrophic losses. Coverage generally kicks in when the liability limits of other insurance are reached.
Commercial Liability Insurance is a standard commercial general liability policy also known as comprehensive general liability insurance. It provides insurance coverage for lawsuits arising from injury to employees and the public, and property damage caused by an employee, as well as injuries suffered by the negligent action of employees. The policy may also cover infringement on intellectual property, slander, libel, contractual liability, tenant liability, and employment practices liability.
Comprehensive General Liability policies are tailor-made for any small or large business, partnership or joint venture businesses, a corporation or association, an organization, or even a newly acquired business. Insurance coverage includes bodily injury, property damage, personal and advertising injury, medical payments, and premises and operations liability. Insurers provide coverage for compensatory and general damages for lawsuits but not punitive damages.
CHAPLAIN’S DEVOTIONAL --- SCRIPTURE READING- Psalm 23:4 --- “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” (NKJV).
Good news – We have made it to February folks. As we navigate a time in history when we seem to be drowning in bad news may I show you some very good news?
A mere man, who wrote this passage, lived a life of incredible uncertainty as he worked for many years to escape King Saul’s assassins. Yet he wrote the 23rd Psalm. ”Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death." The very nature of this old world includes uncertainty, heartache, grief and death. In spite of that the good news is that the Lord will see us THROUGH that valley. It seems the good news is not to worry but rely upon and trust the mighty God who created “the heaven, the earth, the sea and all that is in the sea.” Very impressive credentials, right?
Picture this part of the Psalm. In the midst of the battle the fighting stops as the soldier gets word, from the Good Shepherd, to come and dine with Him. While the enemy is watching, the Psalmist sits down with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to dine in the sight of all. No wonder David wrote, with confidence, “And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
What should that mean to all of us? It sounds like the same message that Joshua gave to the children of Israel in Joshua. Joshua 1:6-9 – “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
In the midst of a pandemic of virus and/or loneliness the biblical admonition is to “be strong and very courageous” in spite of our circumstances. Also did you notice “do not be afraid?” Why? “The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” With that in mind, as we welcome 2021, let us resolve not to be afraid but to be courageous! Let’s be safe but not filled with fear or worry. God is on the throne and He is in charge of the universe. We can walk hand in hand with Jesus. We can walk with the King!
PRAYER --- God, you have sent us a thousand blessings today and we may only be mindful of two or three of them. Show us the way safely through 2021 and keep us from harm. As the snow comes and goes we pray that you will remove the virus as well. Thank you for watching over us day and night. In Jesus - Amen.
Luther M. Holsonback, 5441 Hardin Graveyard Road, Enville, TN 38332 (731-608-1076) Commander@TNLegion.org NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEMAN
ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMAN
DEPARTMENT VICE COMMANDERS
Middle: John Davis, 4086 Smithville Highway, McMinnville, TN 37110 (931-808-4549) firstname.lastname@example.org
West: Lanny D. Culver, 209 Eastern Shores Drive, Lexington, TN 38351 (731-225-8033) email@example.com
First: Ronald Cales, 146 New Cave Church Road, Newport, TN 37821 (423-415-4771) firstname.lastname@example.org
Second: Hugh Turpin, 271 Moss Grove Boulevard, #207, Knoxville, TN 37922 (865-483-0488) email@example.com
Sixth: Willie Smith, 220 North 11th Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 (270-798-7365) firstname.lastname@example.org
Eighth: Joel Pipkin Jr., 314 Clark Road, Scotts Hill, TN 38374 (731-549-6738) email@example.com
Tenth: Paul Hethmon, 249 Blackberry Drive, Collierville, TN 38017 (901-850-0140) firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPARTMENT MEMBERSHIP AND POST ACTIVITIES CHAIRMAN
RESCHEDULING OF 2020 NATIONAL AMERICAN LEGION COLLEGE
Due to the further uncertainty of COVID -19 pandemic restrictions now and in the near future, it has become necessary to re-evaluate when to convene the 2020 National American Legion College Class. The 2020 class scheduled for March 20-26, 2021, will have to be rescheduled again to a date later this year. Right now, headquarters staff is attempting to secure lodging for mid-November. Once lodging is confirmed, you will be notified of the class dates. The 2020 class will not change from the original 31 seats everyone was informed of on December 8, 2020. A candidate who cannot attend a November class can be replaced with another applicant from your department who was on the alternate list. For departments that only sent one application, a name from the review committee's ranked list will be selected to take their place.
After the 2020 class concludes, a 2021 college class will take place on December 12-17, 2021. The 2021 student application will be posted and available on February 5, 2021, at legion.org/college. Applicants who were not selected for the 2020 class and would like to attend the 2021 class will be required to complete a 2021 application. Class of 2021 student applications are due July 31, 2021.
Please contact your applicants and re-verify their attendance for November 2021. Once verified, send your confirmation to Ken George (email@example.com) and for any questions you can contact him at 317-630-1376. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this pandemic to keep everyone healthy and provide a positive and safe experience for our members.
CALL TO ACTION
"OPERATION COME BACK"
NOW UNTIL MARCH 15, 2021
Well, I hope everyone’s new year has started off to a good start. I know 2020 has been a rough year with the Covid-19 pandemic and with the restrictions in place that has put a dampening on most post activities that would get us out in the community to be able to hold recruiting events, but even through all of this I have seen post membership teams become more determined to achieve their goals by getting on the phones, emailing, sending letters and actually (SAFELY) visiting members to check on their well-being. I want to applaud all of you for your dedication. With 2021 ahead of us and still having to cope with the restrictions in place we will once again have to buckle down to achieve our membership goals by post, district, division, and department.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT –
As we start the second half of our year, I would like to thank all of our Units for their hard work during the pandemic. Although I haven’t been able to travel and visit this year, please know that I am here for you.
Please go on our Facebook page and support our Department Fundraising efforts.
Always remember “Our Hearts Go Out To Our Veterans”.
For God and Country
Greetings to all of you!
FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP CHAIR -
Peggy Monroe, Dept. Membership Chairman
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