Information About Legion Post 312 and Some of It's Programs
Post 312 boasts 900 members strong, and is rapidly approaching
1000 members. Post 312 is also very proud of the fact that as of Aug.,
2010, we are the 4th largest Post in the Department of Missouri.
Veterans from all branches of the service since World War II to the
present time hold membership in Post 312.
Our Post is fortunate to have a very modern air-conditioned building,
in which a new addition was completed in 1994. It contains 8 smoke-
eaters, for those of you who still indulge. Hall # 1 will seat 200
and Hall # 2 will seat 300. When combined, the entire Hall will seat
600 people. There is a bar, PA system, handicapped accessible rest
rooms and kitchen available to both halls. The property includes 2.1
acres, and there is an ample and well-illuminated parking area. The
facilities are rented out for private and public events. A beautiful
Fox Hole lounge is open 7 days a week for members, their families and
their guests. Starting in Sep., 2007, we have engaged in a very ambitious
rehab/modernization project that will greatly enhance our facilities
for all members and guests.
To rent, or
to inquuire about availability, of one of our beautiful banquet halls,
call Bob at (636) 634-0403.
Color & Honor Guard
Post 312's Color & Honor Guard participates in Memorial services,
military services, local patriotic observances, and Holiday parades.
Post 312's Honor Guard is certified by the State of Missouri Veteran's
Honors Program to provide graveside services for deceased veterans.
Members of Post 312 who are retired, come to the Legion home on the
first and third Wednesday of each month to enjoy a noon time meal,
attend a short meeting, and then enjoy an afternoon of beverages,
cards and fellowship.
Sons Of The American Legion
Post 312 has a very active Squadron of the Sons Of The American
Legion. Membership is open to all male descendents of wartime
veterans. They meet on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:30.
The auxiliary Unit of Post 312 has about 300 members, and holds
meetings for It's members on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. The ladies sponsor 5 girls to Girl's State of Missouri each
year. They also sponsor a softball team for girls in the St.
Charles Junior Softball Association. The Auxiliary members staff
the kitchen and prepare the food at most functions held at the
Post home, including the weekly Friday night Bingo. They also
prepare and serve meals at wedding receptions, anniversary
celebrations and numerous other events celebrated at the Post
home. The ladies have also been most generous in their financial
aid to Post 312. Auxiliary member can be a wife, mother, daughter,
granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, or grandmother of a
legion member or deceased veteran.
Those Legion members who ride motorcycles, have the opportunity to join
Post 312's Legion Riders. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at
7:00pm, and are involved in numerous charity and fun rides throughout
the year, as well as joining the Patriot Guards in escorting Military
Funerals in the St. Charles area..
During a calendar year, there are many evenings of entertainment
for members, such as Buddy Supper, Post Everlasting, (where all members
who have passed away in the past year are memorialized and remembered)
Post 312 Anniversary Date, Award Programs, Installation of Officers, etc.
Post 312 donates American flags to churches, schools, parks,
police and fire departments, and various other organizations.
These flags are of various types and sizes to be used indoors
or outdoors. Flag education is given to Scout troops and schools
in the St. Charles area. The youth are taught flag etiquette,
and the proper way to display the flag of the United States.
Every month, Post 312 members and Auxiliary ladies visit the Veteran's
Home to socialize with the residents. Bingo is played and Post 312
provides the prizes for the winners.
Nursing homes located in or near the city of St. Charles are
visited on a monthly basis. These visits include the distribution
--- free of charge --- of books, magazines, puzzles, toiletries,
Many charitable, civic and religious organizations were aided by
Post 312 during the past year. Cash contributions amounting to
many thousands of dollars and untold hours of volunteer help
were provided by Post 312 members and Auxiliary ladies.
Each year Post 312 awards four $1000 college scholarships to area
high school seniors, (St. Charles High, St. Charles West High,
Duchesne High, and Lutheran High). Each high school chooses It's
recipient, based on Academic Achievement, participation in school
activities, and other criteria.
Patriotism and citizenship is always the subject matter, and the
contests are for elementary school students in the St. Charles area.
Awards are given to the top three finalists at each school.
The United States Constitution is the subject matter and the
contestants knowledge and speaking ability are the criteria used
to determine the winners. The competition is open to area high
school students and the local winner competes for state and national
titles and awards. Our Americanism Chairman works year round in the
Grade and High Schools to oversee the above programs.
The St. Charles American Legion Junior and Senior Baseball teams for
boys are sponsored by
Post 312. The players are from the three St. Charles City high schools
plus Orchard Farm High School. A number of players have received
college scholarships and some have signed professional contracts,
due to their involvement with Legion baseball. Over the years the St.
Charles American Legion baseball program has been used as a model
for other baseball programs in the state of Missouri. In 1988, Post
312 was the Missouri State Legion Baseball Champs.
Post 312 sponsors between 7 and 10, (this year it was 10), outstanding
high school students each year to attend Boys' State for a week. The
week is spent learning how our state and local governments function
and citizenship is a major part of each day.
Children and Youth
Post 312 maintains a nationally recognized children and youth program
in the St. Charles community.
A large crowd gathers every Friday evening at the Legion Post to play
Bingo. Many folks come early, and enjoy food prepared and served by
General membership meetings are held on the third Monday of each month,
at 7:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend and each meeting is
followed by a light snack and beverages, free of charge.
Post 312 State and National
The American Legion gives more than it takes. Post 312 is one of 15,000
chartered Legion Posts. The American Legion maintains a fully staffed
office in Washington, D.C., representing It's three million members.
The Missouri Department has an office in Jefferson City, Mo. These
offices in our state and national capital cities are constantly
watching legislation which concerns all veterans and their families.
BE A LEGIONNAIRE -
The American Legion is a veteran's organization with patriotism and
service always on the minds of It's members. All programs are for you
and your family.
Annual dues are only $30.00, part of which remains with Post 312 and
the remainder is forwarded to District, State, and National.
If you are eligible for membership in the American Legion
requirements for the American Legion) or just desire more
information, call Post 312 at 1-636-947-7666 or
Membership - Post 312
American Legion Post
2500 Raymond Drive
St. Charles, Mo. 63301