American Legion Groves-Walker Post 346
The Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346 has been serving the needs of veterans in Farmington, Farmington Hills and surrounding Michigan communities since 1922. We offer a warm, family friendly atmosphere, numerous get togethers providing fun and camaraderie, and opportunities to step up and help your fellow veterans and the community. Veterans helping veterans, their families and the community.
We have Friday night BINGO, Monday Coney Nights, and there's always something going on in our Clubroom. On the first Thursday of each month we have our membership meetings, and the Legion, Ladies Auxiliary or SAL (Sons of the American Legion) are always putting on delicious dinners such as Steak and all you can eat Spaghetti, which are open to the public.
Each year our Post hosts events such as the Farmington Memorial Day Parade, the 9/11 Patriots Day Ceremony, our Holiday Wreath Laying Ceremony at War Memorial Monument, and American Legion Poppy Days each May. Our Post also supports many American Legion programs such as Boy's and Girl's State, Tabs for Tots, Sons of the American Legion, Legion Baseball, golf, bowling, and sponsoring local Scout Troops.
The American Legion is the nation’s most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the Veterans Administration medical system can properly care for our veterans. Membership helps support Department Service Officers nationwide who assist veterans in preparing claims and obtaining their full military healthcare benefits through the VA. We also help families with veteran death benefits. If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion.
Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346
31775 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI 48336-4238
Clubroom phone: 248-478-9174
The Xemplar Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills
The Xemplar Foundation is a 501c3 Charitable Foundation. The Xemplar Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills is a 501c3 Public Charity. Both are all-volunteer service organizations for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Our club is made up of individuals from all walks of life in the community including doctors, judges, business owners, retirees, city and school officials. Every dollar raised by our non-profit charity goes directly to supporting local programs. Each Memorial Day, our members hand out over 4,000 American flags to children along the parade route in Farmington. Beginning in 2014, we became the Project Managers for the Memorial Day Parade.
In January of 2010, our 73 members voted to become the Xemplar Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills, an independent community service group. While we valued the past 85 years we were affiliated with a national organization (the Exchange Club), our members felt we could better serve our local community by becoming independent. Our members have always unselfishly served our community and worked to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. Each year we raise and donate over $25,000 to more than 40 local charities, programs and organizations to benefit at-risk children, seniors and families.
New members are always welcome, and we encourage you to consider joining the oldest service organization in our community. We meet each Wednesday when Farmington Public Schools are in session, from early September through mid-June, at 12:00pm for lunch at Cowley's Restaurant in downtown Farmington. The meetings are filled with fellowship, fun and education, with a different guest speaker presenting each week. We are a tax exempt (501c3) public charity. Donations to the Xemplar Club are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
To find out more about the Xemplar Club, or to be our guest for lunch, visit our website or contact our Membership Chair.
28600 W 11 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Todd Lipa, Membership Chair (248) 471-1841