Fellow Post 255 Legionnaires,
As is the norm, I will start my report with our newest members, Robert Adams, USN; Charles Haynes, USN; Rodolfo Nobleza, USN; Bethany Paquet, USN; Armando Peters, USA; Ray Ramirez, USN; James Richardson, USN; Tommy Simmons, USA.
Happy NEW YEAR!!! I hope everyone had a very joyous holiday and I wish you all the best in 2020. Remember as we start the New Year remember, YOU NEED YOUR 2020 MEMBERSHIP CARD IN ORDER TO COME TO THE POST. Bartenders will be asking everyone, even me, for 2020 membership cards so be prepared.
December was busy at the Post I hope you were able to come down and enjoy. On top of our monthly Fish Fry and Monday Night Football specials, we also had the honor and pleasure of hosting the National Commander for lunch. It was a very good event and those who were in attendance had a nice time. Special thanks to those that helped with making the event successful. Also in December our Auxiliary had their annual Children’s Christmas Party and from all indications, the event was a huge success. The Post also supported events for some of our members and the community, proving why we are the Friendliest Post..
In January, on top of the Fish Fry and football festivities, we are also having our Post’s Oratorical Contest planned for 18 January at 1 PM. If you have never witnessed or been part of this, you should stop on by and check it out. As we head into the New Year, looking out a few months, we have Boy’s State Interviews, Law & Order Dinner, SAL Chili Cook-Off and Casino Night coming around the corner quickly.
Speaking of Boy’s State, I really need someone from the Post to step up and take over the program. I am currently taking care of things since our last representative stepped down, but with all that I have on my plate, I cannot dedicate enough time to the program. Additionally, if all goes as planned, I will not be here next year which means either someone steps up or the program goes away.
MEMBERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP… Did I mention it’s time to start thinking of renewing your membership. Post Officers will be working hard to not only reach, but exceed our membership goal this year. Remember, as members it is up to us to recruit new members to the Post. If you have any questions about membership, please talk to our First Vice, Melissa, or any of the Post Officers.
Lastly, complaining about the Post/canteen while sitting at the bar does nothing but disturb other patrons and quite frankly is counter productive. If you want to make a change attend the Post meeting and have your voice heard.
I look forward to seeing you down at the Post and REALLY hope to see you at the January Meeting on the 16th at 5pm.
Thanks for your continued support!
Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio
Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org
KITCHEN REMODEL UPDATE
Last month I wrote about completing our wonderful kitchen remodel. However, I completely forgot to mention and give thanks to our awesome SALs for making the remodel possible by funding this entire project. Thanks Post 255 SALs for your generosity; it is appreciated by your Post, Auxiliary and Riders family.
NATIONAL COMMANDER’S LUNCHEON
AT POST 255
NATIONAL COMMANDER BILL OXFORD
AND POST 255 COMMANDER PAUL PATRICIO
NATIONAL COMMANDER BILL OXFORD
AND POST 255 COMMANDER PAUL PATRICIO
WITH SUHI JROTC MEMBERS
WHO VOLUNTEERED TO HELP WITH LUNCH
When you have renewed your membership dues for the following year either in person, by mail or online, now what happens?
Renewed at the Post – If one of the Post Officers is present, he/she will get your card immediately. If an Officer is not present, the Bartender can take your renewal dues and write a receipt.
Renewed by mail – When your membership dues are received by mail it will be placed in the Post’s office box. The box is checked every Monday for dues renewals.
Renewed online – One of the Membership Team will check online every Monday to see who renewed the past week.
For those who didn’t get a membership card from a Post Officer when you visited the Post and those who renewed by mail and online, your renewal will be processed the following Monday and your new membership card will be available at the canteen Monday afternoon. You can pick your membership card up at any time. Just stop by the Post and ask the Bartender. Your card will be available for pick-up until the end of the month. If not picked-up by then, your card will be mailed to you.
All new members and transfers must be voted into the Post. Our Post meetings are every third Thursday of the month. Once your application has been approved at the meeting, your membership will be processed the following Monday. Your card can be picked up any time after that through the end of the month, after that time it will be mailed to you. New members can use their receipt of payment for access to the Post until they receive their membership cards. Transfer members can use their membership card from the Post they are departing until they receive their Post 255 membership cards.
PERSONAL CONDUCT AT THE POST
All members, and their guests, are reminded that the Post is Family Friendly and as such, everyone needs to be mindful of how they conduct themselves.
There is no place at the Post for being rude or disrespectful to others, and at absolutely no time should any type of physical altercation be initiated inside the Post or in our parking lot.
Bartenders, with the assistance of Post Officers, will monitor behavior and if they feel a member or guest is crossing the line, that member or guest will be warned to stop. If the behavior continues the member or guest will be asked to leave the Post and it will be noted in the log book for further review by the Canteen Manager and E-Board.
Remember, our motto is that we are the “Friendliest Post” so let us all work to ensure “we” remain friendly.
MUST BE SIGNED IN BY A POST MEMBER!!!!!
It is becoming evident that more and more members are bringing guests into the Post without properly signing them in. Failure to have guests sign in could lead to sanctions against the Post by the State ABC or we could lose our license to sell alcohol.
Guests are defined as anyone who is not an American Legion, Auxiliary or SON from any Post.
Members who fail to follow this simple rule risk losing their canteen privileges for a time period to be determined by the E-Board.
DD214 ACCESS ONLINE NOW
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following web site for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ or try
T-SHIRTS AND POST 255 BASEBALL CAPS
There is a new shipment of T-shirts now available in various sizes. Get them while supplies last. Ask your friendly bartender for details. Baseball style caps are also available.
POST 255 SERVICE OFFICER
FOR SAN DIEGO VETERANS & THEIR SURVIVORS
For information please click on "SERVICE OFFICER" on the left side of this web site.
RECYCLE YOUR UNUSED EYE GLASSES AND
RECYCLE UNUSED CELL PHONES AND
RECYCLE USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES
AT THE POST
We are still collecting your unused eye glasses and unused cell phones for donations and are still collecting used ink jet cartridges at the Post. We turn the cartridges in to receive up to $40.00 store credit each month. The credit is then used to reduce the cost of our office supplies - paper and mailing dots for the newsletter, ink for our printers, stamps, etc. We used to turn in our quota each month, but haven't lately. We appreciate your help on this one.
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The events calendar contains the monthly "happenings" for Post 255.