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35 E. 18th Street, National City, California 91950

Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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COMMANDER

PAUL PATRICIO

Fellow Post 255 Legionnaires, 

As is the norm, I will start off my report with our newest members, Edwin Albino, USN; Benjamin Barker, USN; Nestor Barrera, USN; Leo Brown, USN; Jason Hart, USN; Luis Hodgers USN; Jezne Horseman, USN; Audrey Kievstead, USN; Arsenio Sacalamitao, USN; Jim Weber, USN; Matthew Wilson, USA.

There were quite a few activities in September, I know I stayed busy with some type of Legion or Post event, even every weekend.  The Riders had a very successful Poker Run, the Auxiliary did a great job with their steak night and Oktoberfest was a blast.

I also attended the NC Fire Department’s 9/11 Memorial Service with the District 22 Commander, Sam Flores, as well as one of the riders from Chapter 255, Doug Richardson.   It was a very moving event and I was glad to be able to support.

I also attended the 5th Area Vice Commander’s Meeting and the American Legion Riders Rally. We also started up our Post Monday Night Football and so far everyone who is supporting with food is doing a great job.  Many thanks for taking your Monday night and cooking..  Also want to say congrats to the Department Commander, Ed Grimsley and our very own Rick DeVries for being the first male spouses to join the Auxiliary, way to lead the way to the future.

It’s October and you know what that means?  That’s right, it is the start of our first friday of the month fish fry season.   The fish fry is one of our bigger fundraisers so let’s get the word out to our family and friends to come on down and support.   Unfortunately I will miss the first fish fry as I will be in Tombstone, AZ for a Legion of the Silver Rose event honoring Vietnam Veterans and their families who were affected by agent orange.

Other events include Monday Night Football and of course the Auxiliary’s Kids Halloween Party.   Please pay attention to Diane’s weekly email and our group Facebook page for more information and updates.

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’s 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.

The House Committee has updated our Post House Rules, they are posted, as always, near the door.  One of the biggest changes in the House Rules is conduct of members and guests.   Everyone needs to remember that Post 255 is a Family Friendly establishment and we all have to conduct ourselves properly and respectfully.   We want everyone to have a good time but within limits. If you have any questions, please let me know, I will be happy to discuss it with you.

I look forward to seeing you down at the Post and REALLY hope to see you at the meeting October 17, 5 PM.

Thanks for your continued support!

Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio

Email: Commanderpost255@gmail.com

Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/al255/

(619) 919-9353

 

DISTRICT 22 ADJUTANT & POST 255 MEMBER

BEN HYDE PRESENTED 30 YEAR CONTINUEOUS MEMBERSHIP PIN

BY COMMANDER PAUL PATRICO

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.

                     

FIRST FISH FRY IS OCTOBER 4

POST/CANTEEN GUESTS

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

http://www.archives.gov /veterans/military-service

T-SHIRTS AND POST 255 BASEBALL CAPS

AVAILABLE NOW

 

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

Harry Woods

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.  

For information on:

  •  Auxiliary
  • Sons of the American Legion
  • Legion Riders

Click on their respective buttons on the left side of this page

 

Also, please visit the photo gallery.   Photos are periodically updated.

 

The events calendar contains the monthly "happenings" for Post 255.

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