Criswell-Robinson 
American Legion Post 71 

114 N. First Street - P.O. Box 951  
Cabot, AR 72023  
(501) 203-5715  
(located in the Cabot Mini Mall)  
 
 

Welcome

We are the Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 in Cabot, AR.  Our goals are to support and serve veterans, service members, and the local communities.   Besides the Ladies Auxiliary and Legion Riders, we now have a Sons of the American Legion Squadron and Amateur Radio Club.

The 4th Thursday of each month is our Monthly Business Meeting at 7pm. It's open to all members.  The 1st Thursday is Game Night in which we alternate between BINGO and open games. 

2018-2019 Membership Of Post 71 as of Dec 31 2018

Post 71 Current Membership -- 416 (75% Goal) State Membership Goal 2017-2018 -- 553 Last Yeat Membership EOY -- 540
Auxiliary Unit 71 -- Current -- 21 (62% Goal) State Auxiliary Goal 2017-2018 -- 38 Last Year Membership -- 58
S.A.L. Squadron 71 -- Current -- 30 (115% Goal) State Goal -- 38 Last Year Membership -- 38
Legion Riders -- Current -- 12 N/A N/A

5th Annual Central Arkansas
American Legion
Golf Tournament

Last Year was VERY !!! Successful....We cleared over $10,000 for The Veteran and Children & Youth Projects of The Community.  As always, we are blessed to have such great support from the community to make our tournament so successful each year.  We are hoping for even bigger and better this year.  The Last Monday of April 2019 is the date.  More to Follow as we get closer to the date.

Click For January 2019 Calendar

 

The Sons of the American Legion meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is Nov 13th at 6:00pm. 

The Legion Riders meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is 6 Nov at 7:00pm.

The Honor Guard this month will be meeting on the 17th of January, to have training and to also clean the weapons as well.  If you are a member and haven't been to meetings lately we invite you to come in this time and get involved.  If you are a member and have some more time coming this year and would like to be a member of the Honor Guard, this would be a great time to come in and see about becoming a part of the most visible part of our Post.  Our Honor Guard is certified by the National Guard and is authorized to show honors at Veteran Funerals.  We are certified each year and if you join you can become certified this upcoming year as well..

Executive Committee will meet this month on Jan 22 @ 6 PM.  The Business Meeting will be on Jan 24th this month @ 7 PM and as always, we have a pre-meeting meal starting at 6 PM.  The cost of the meal is $5 per plate.  This would be a great month to be at the meeting as we will have just returned from the Mid-Winter Conference as well as looking forward to the upcoming year of service to the community.  So, members come if you can, and have a meal and then stay for the meeting.

The Amateur Radio Club meeting is on the 2nd Sunday each month.    Next meeting is Jan 13th  at 1:30 PM at Post 71.    For more information, go to www.w5str.org

Businesses and Companies.  The Criswell-Robinson Legion Post 71 is a Veteran Non-Profit 501c that works heavily in the Cabot community area for the Veterans of the area and the Children and Youth as well.  We are always looking for companies and businesses that can be of support to us for the many projects we do in the community for the Children and Youth and our support of the Veterans of the area.  We try, when we can, to help Veterans that are struggling with utility bills and other needs and so we can always use more help in these areas.  If you want to be a part of this Vital Post in the work with Veterans and the Youth of the Cabot area, please contact the Post to setup a meeting to work with us.

We are please to announce a new partnership for the upcoming year with Suddenlink Corporate.  They are, along now with T-Mobile wanting to become partners with our Post to help us to serve the Veterans and their families of the Cabot Community area.

The Feed The Vets Panty, is a non-profit which Post 71 has worked with since it opened.  The Panty serves all Veterans and their families to help with groceries and other items each month.  The Panty is open each 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 AM to 1 PM.  You will need to fill out paperwork and show proof of service by either a DD-214, Retired Military ID, Active Duty ID, or VA Medical Photo ID card. 

 

Join Us

We are looking for new members!  If you have served at least one day of active duty in the United States Armed Forces during any of the war eras listed here, then you are eligible.  National Guard and Reservists are also included who served on active duty (including basic training) during these same war eras.

If you are interested in joining Criswell-Robinson Post 71, email us at americanlegioncabot@suddenlink.net  or call (501) 203-5715 for more information.

JOIN THE CELEBRATION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Centennial Celebration of 100 years of Service to the Nations Veterans starts this year.  There are many activitives planned and one of those is the brand new Department Arkansas Centennial Challenge Coin.  Shown obverse and reverse above, this coin is on sale at Department Headquarters as well as at Post 71.  The cost of the coin is $10 each for the coin.  The Cost of shipping and handling if sent from Department is $2 per coin.  There will as the year goes on additional things for sale and to get for this Grand Celebration.

 

News & Events

  • This month Game night is Open game night so bring your game face and finger foods and come and enjoy.
  • The Last year was a busy and prosperous for the post this past year.  We are growing and if you are a Veteran and haven't joined the Legion, then come by and see what the Legion and this post can do and maybe you will find a place with us.
  • The Feed The Veterans Pantry will be open this month on the 3rd Saturday of the month which for January is Jan 19th.  If you are a Veteran and are in need, then come by the Panty between 9 AM and 1 PM.  Please bring either a DD-214, retired military ID, Active Duty ID or VA Medical ID card and they will enter you to the system there for shopping at the pantry.

 

 



Our Post is in the Cabot Mini Mall, next to City Hall. 

Hours of the post are:

  • Mon - Fri about 9am to around 3pm
  • Saturday about 9am to around noon
  • Sundays closed, unless there is a special event