Post Newsletter

The Reveille - June 2019

Schedule of Events:

June 12: WGNO-TV News Filming

June 15: Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 22-23: PT Boat 305 

July: No Member Meeting in July [-00 July Dept. MS Convention]

July 4th: Hamburgers, etc on the Beach 

July 6 - Legion Family "50/50" Drawdown Party

Post 77 Updates:

Bingo Schedule:- Fridays & Sundays: 

5:00 pm = Doors Open

6:30 pm = Warm-Up Games

7:00 pm = Early Birds Games

7:30 pm = Regular Bingo Game

Bingo Rule Change: On a trail basis the minimum age to play Bingo is changed from 16 years to 12 years, all previous Bingo rules are the same and still apply.  Players age 12 - 17 must be accompanied by either a Parent or Legal Guardian and sit at the same table with them.  Players age 12 -17 must buy a minimum $15.00 pack.  Any Player age 12 -17 who demonstrate disruptive or unacceptable behavior as deemed by the Bingo Supervisor will be required to leave the premises with their Parent or Legal Guardian immediately and will not be refunded any monies from the Post, nor will they be allowed to return at a later date and play any unused games.  There are no exceptions to these stipulations.  This trail change will begin at the 7 June 2019 Bingo session.

The 2019/2020 Post Officer

Post 77:

Commander Robert Meador

Vice-Commander Richard Boutwell

Past Commander James LaFleur

Adjutant David Walker 

Chaplain Mark Moore

Judge Advocate Russell Voorhies

Historian [Vacant]

Sgt-at-Arms Greg Poindexter

Executive Committeeman Eddie Alesich

Executive Committeeman James Alphonso

Executive Committeeman Alvin Pittman, Sr.

Executive Committeeman Elden “Dee” Thomas


Unit 77

President: Linda Jenkins
1st Vice: Diane Fountain
2nd Vice: Dee Darensbourg
Treasurer: Debbie Smith
Secretary: Sherry Williams
Historian: Jackie Sibley
Chaplain" Catherine Keller
Sgt-at-Arms: Elsie Otnott
Flag Bearer: Madge Armstrong

(Executive Committee)
Shirley Salters
Mary Lee
Terry Walker


 Squadron 77

Commander/Finance Officer Jay Fountain

Vice Commander/Adjutant Terry Earl Tartavoulle

Chaplain Josh Tartavoulle

Sgt At Arms Greg Clark

Color Guard James Kelly

Flag Retirement Ceremony– The Post will hold its Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on Saturday, June 15thas a sunset ceremony. The public is invited. [Approximately 7:30pm].

WGNO Filming in Bay St. Louis - June 12. News with a twist will do live filming at the Bay Saint Louis train depot at 4:30pm. It’s about Veterans.  

PT305 on display and offering rides:- June 22-23 PT boat 305 will be at the bay harbor. Giving rides at a nominal cost.

Independence Day Hamburgers & Hot Dogs:- July 4th, our Post will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs for the fireworks at Waveland in front of the Veterans Memorial. Volunteers are needed to meet at legion for 9 am to load up. 

Memorial Day Ceremony:- The Post conducted a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Post on Monday, May 27th@ 1100 hrs. 

Emcee: Commander James LaFleur

National Anthem: Shannon Jenkins

POW / MIA Ceremony: Billy Sibley

Guest Speaker: Russell Voorhies

Chefs: Jay & Diane Fountain and Elsie Otnott

"50/50" DRAWDOWN is scheduled 6 July 2019.  The Drawdown will be in the Main Hall at the Post.  Tickets are $10.00 or $15.00 w/insurance.  Tickets sales are available online at: 

Our home page has the Drawdown Thermometer of the Guaranteed Payout.

Editors Note:  As always the information presented here is provided to the Editor, generally by word of mouth.  It is possible that some details may have been misspoken, misspelled  or misunderstood.  If so, send corrections to: