American Legion North Manatee

                Post 309 


  2419 Bayshore Rd

Palmetto, Fl  34221

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Webmaster: Diane Griebe

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American Legion Post 309

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Post 309 Officers


Commander - John Copeland

1st Vice - Vernon Smith

2nd Vice - vacant

Adjutant - William McCord

Finance Officer  - Jason Bussell

Sgt-At-Arms -  Alan Hale

Historian - Roy Hobbs

Chaplain - Thomas Hanket

Ex Board -  Ron Kucharsky

                                                                             Kelly Peel                                             

                                                                             Paul Butala

                                                                              Larry Goings

                                                                              Bill Ridgway

                                                  Past Commander - William McCord

                                  Veteran's Service Officer - Calvin Wright

                                  Canteen Manager - Frank Clements

Meetings held the 1st Monday of each month @ 1800 hours


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Auxiliary Unit 309 Officers


President - Mary Jayne Smith

Vice President - Dawn Copeland

Treasurer - Virginia "Gini" Butala

Secretary - Paulette Griepsma

Sgt-At-Arms - Lisa Ridgway

Historian - Pat Killock

Chaplain - Dixie Brunton 

                                                Membership - Gini Butala

                                               Ex. Board -   Sandra Renouf  Barbara Goings Pat Crowther

                                                                 Past President - Sheran Dean

Meetings held on the 1st Monday of each month @ 1900 hours


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SAL Squadron 309 Officers


Commander - Rick Hinton

Adjutant/Membership - Rick Hinton

1st Vice - Doug Foster

Finance Officer - Jim Allard

Sgt-At-Arms - Peter Guay

Historian - Jim Gard

Chaplain - Allan Hale

Judge Advocate - Paul Butala

Past Commander - Jim Allard




Meetings held on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 1800hours



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American Legion Riders Chapter 309


Director - Kelly "Griller" Peel

Assistant Director - Larry "Woodstock" Goings

Finance Officer - Pat Crowther

Secretary/Membership - Diane "Lugnut" Griebe

Sgt-At-Arms - Tom  "Bent Ear" King

Chaplain - Tom Hanket

Past Director - Jerry Ditty


Meetings held on the 2nd Sunday of each month @ 1000 hours