Recently at the department convention in San Antonio, the Royse City American Legion post was presented with numerous awards. The awards were presented for working programs, membership and public relations.
In addition to the state awards the post also received two national awards. They were the National Post Excellence Award and the Certificate of Meritorious Service. The National Post Excellence Award is awarded for exceeding the previous year's membership, working programs and doing a community service project. The Certificate of Meritorious Service was for reaching an all-time high in membership by Dec. 31.
From the Department of Texas the post received the Texas Post Excellence Award for working both membership and working programs. The post also received the Post Retention Award, Post Recruiting Award, Post All Time High Award and Post 100% Award. In addition to these awards, the post also received 3 streamers for their post colors and $320 from the State of Texas.
The post also won three awards from the Texas American Legion Press Association for their work in public relations. The post won the Dan Fallon plaque (1st place) for best website, the Patsy Palmquist Award (1st Place) for best Facebook page and the Chuck Donaldson (2nd place) for their post newsletter.
"2017-2018 was an amazing year," Commander Shawn Masters said. "We worked programs, supported veterans and supported the community. It's so rewarding knowing people have taken notice of what we are doing." The commander is exactly right - people are noticing what we are doing. We want to thank all our sponsors, our members and the city for their support. We couldn't have done it without everyone's help. We look forward to even bigger and better things in the upcoming year."
Pictured from left to right, holding the awards the post received:
John Schwarzkopf, Rosa Ortega, Matthew Dickson, Dan Smith, Jason Castleberry, Shawn Masters and Kurt Mueller