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  • Monday, July 21, 2014

    Children and Youth Awards

    Legion Posts around the state devoted 57,111 volunteer hours to children and youth program, Children and Youth Chair John Konkol reported — and that was with only about 63 percent of posts reporting their activities through the Consolidated Post Report.

     Some 30 counties had 100 percent reporting, with the 5th District being the only district to attain 100 percent reporting. In recognition of that, Konkol presented a National Meritorious Service Citation to 5th District Commander James Ellis.

     Konkol also presented Oustanding Children and Youth Program Awards to some posts in each district.

    1st District: Silver Beach Post 1371 in the Bronx and Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291 in New York.

    2nd District: Fredrick Staats Post 517 in Old Bridge and Joseph F. Merrill Jr. Post 1368, Staten Island.

    3rd District: Virgil E. Deyo Post 1327 in Prattsville, Bunt-Brewer Post 165 in Tannersville, and Lamouree-Hackett Post 72 in Saugerties.

    4th Disttict: Russell B. Childs Post769 in Chazy, Clark-Robinson Post 68 in Norwood, John Wyszomirski Post 701 in Amsterdam, and Plattsburgh Post 20, Plattsburgh.

    5th District: Antwerp Post 916, Antwerp; Kelley-Phillips Post 569, Oriskany Falls; Bassett-Baxter Post 789, Carthage, and Henry P. Smith Post 24, Rome.

    6th District: Wharton Valley Post 1311, Edmeston; Skinner-Ernest Post 1612, Big Flats; Bentley-Trumble Post 442, Horseheads, and Capt. Clarence R. Oliver Post 154, Elmira Heights.

    7th District: Conlon-Mulvaney Post 1779, Conesus; Kirk-Casey Post 366, Seneca Falls; Canandaigua Post 256, Canandaigua, and Slager Band-Westside Memorial Post 941, Rochester.

    8th District: Limestone Memorial Post 1560, Limestone; Lackawanna Post 63, Lackawanna; Orchard Park Post 567, Orchard Park, and West Seneca Inc. Post 735, West Seneca.

    9th District: Cornwall Post 353, Cornwall; Nicholas P. Lesando Jr. Post 214, Warwick; Arlington-Town of Poughkeepsie Post 1302,        Poughkeepsie.

    10th District: Herold-Tierney Post 1039, Central Islip; Plainview Post 1812, Plainview, and Babylon Post 94, Babylon.

    Certificates of Meritorious Service for Best Posts in the Department went to:

    Category I (15-99 Members): Antwerp Legion Post 916, Antwerp, 5th District.

    Category II (100-299 Members): Kirk-Casey Post 366, Seneca Falls, 7th District.

    Category III (300-499 Members): Bentley-Trumble Post 442, Horseheads, 6th District.

    Category IV (500 + Members): West Seneca Post 735, West Seneca, 8th District.