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 March 31 2019

Post 71 Current Membership -- 469 85% Goal State Membership Goal 2018-2019 Last Year Membership EOY -- 540
Auxiliary Unit 71 -- Current -- 22 (65% Goal) State Auxiliary Goal 2018-2019 -- 38 Last Year Membership -- 58
S.A.L. Squadron 71 -- Current -- 28 (146% 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 April 2019 Calendar

 

The Sons of the American Legion meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is April 9th @ 6 PM However it will be held this month at the Jr High North as the new Commander for S.A.L. will be holding the annual spagetti dinner fundraiser that evening as well from 6 to 8 PM.  If you can, come to the dinner and support the Cabot Archery Program.

The Legion Riders meeting is on the 1st Tuesday of each month.    Next meeting is April 2nd at 7:00pm.

The Honor Guard the Honor Guard meets as needed and is called by the Honor Guard Commander,Bob DeStephano.  If you would like to become a part of the Honor Guard or want more information, then you can contact the post and speak to anyone in the office.  They can tell when the next meeting is or when Bob will be at the post to answer your questions.

Executive Committee will meet this month on Feb 26 @ 6 PM.  The Business Meeting will be on Feb 28 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 month we will have the prospective State Commander, Barbara Geary at the post to talk to the members about why she wants to be the next State Commander for Arkansas.

The Amateur Radio Club meeting is on the 2nd Sunday each month.    Next meeting is April 14th 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

  • The 5th Annual Golf Tournament will be held again this month at the Rolling Hills Country Club on April 29th with a Shotgun start.  We invite golfers to come and help support this annual fundraiser for Post 71
  • April Business Meeting will have the nominations for Post Officers.  We would like members to please come and be a part of the nomination process.
  • On April 5th and 6th our Post will be at the Walmart Neighborhood Store on Pine Street in Cabot those days to promote the Legion and let the Public know about the Legion.  This is yet another opportunity for membership drive and to get our name out there.
  • EASTER Sunday is this month on April 21st.  The Pantry will be Open that Saturday before.  They are asking for some 5-7 lb hams to be donated and other items for our needy Veterans for Easter Dinners in addition to the regular food and item donations we give regular.

 

 

 

 



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