American Legion raises membership dues

The executive board and the membership of American Legion Post 89 in Seymour recently approved an increase in dues.

According to a news release, the portion of dues that the post must pay for each member for the district, state and national American Legion organizations has increased to $36. That led to the decision to raise dues for each member from $30 to $40.

The increase will take effect Jan. 1.

“We ask that if you are a member, you continue your support of Post 89 and our programs by continuing your membership, and if you are a wartime veteran and do not belong, please consider joining and know that your dues help not only the state and national programs but our local ones as well,” Post 89 Commander Larry Shelly said.

He said the post is directly involved with the community through sponsorship of Legion programs, such as baseball, scouting, junior shooting, high school oratorical and fourth-grade flag education.

The Legion also sponsors local junior ball teams, awards scholarships to local high school seniors pursuing a college education and donates to other nonprofit local organizations, such as Jackson County United Way and the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour.