June was an eventful month with a lot of activity at the Post as well as the Department of California Annual Convention. I want to send a special thanks out to our Ladies Auxiliary Unit for the outstanding job they did providing breakfast for all the Post Fathers. Your support of the Post, the Veterans and of course our families is the best in the state.
Rick, Diane, Harry and I were at the convention this year representing Post 255. There was a lot of business conducted at the convention as well as some great activities. Here are some of the highlights.
Post 255 was recognized for 5 different awards; Americanism, Children & Youth, Membership, Chaplain, and Community Service.
Nathan York was invited to speak at the convention as well as give his winning speech.
We elected our new Department Commander, Department Sgt-At-Arms and the 5th Area Vice Commander.
We voted on numerous resolutions, some passed some did not.
If you would like a more detailed account of what went on at convention please see one of us who attended, or better yet, come to the July meeting as I go over the convention in more detail.
July marks the beginning of the new membership year so it’s time to get out your checkbooks and renew your membership. Besides getting it out of the way and not having to worry about it, if you renew early you get to participate in the Early Bird meal.
On July 7th, Post 255 was asked to host the District 22 Officer Installation, which includes the Legion, Auxiliary and SONs. The event will be from 2pm to 5pm, so if you’re interested in seeing the Officer Installation, please come on down and support.
I am still looking for input as to what I can do to get more members to attend the monthly meetings and be part of the process. If you have some thoughts or suggestions, please send me an email or let me know next time you see me. Remember, the Post Meeting is where Post business is discussed, not while drinking at the bar,
I look forward to seeing you down at the Post and REALLY hope to see you at the next meeting…...
Thanks for your continued support
Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio
Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org
POST OFFICER INSTALLATION
Along with discussion about convention and presenting the awards the post won, we are going to do officer installation at the July 19th meeting and I would appreciate as much participation as possible.
The Post and AUX are doing a pot luck for after the meeting and you are invited to participate.
Please let me know if you are going to make the meeting and what, if anything you are going to contribute to the pot luck.
Thanks much for all your support last year, I'm looking forward to another great year at Post 255
Paul "RoadBlock" Patricio
Commander, Post 255
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Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org
POST 255 SPONSORS
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL TEAM
NATIONAL CITY SEAHAWKS
Here is the updated baseball schedule:
Tuesday July 3 vs Panthers @ Hoover High School
Tuesday July 10 vs Vigilantes @ Monte Vista High School
Thursday July 12 vs Tomcats @ West Hills High School
* all games begin at 5 pm
POST 255 LEGION RIDERS
SUPPORT POST 450 RIDERS POKER RUN
POST 255 MEMBERS VOTE TO
SPONSOR AN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL TEAM
Post 255 Members at the February Membership Meeting voted to Sponsor an American Legion Baseball Team. The Members voted to pay for a permit and insurance to help bring back American Legion Baseball to San Diego.
Post 255 is one of ten who want to bring teams back to San Diego County. Watch for more news on the Post 255 sponsored team.
T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW
"THE FRIENDLIEST POST"
There is a new shipment of "The Friendliest Post" T-Shirts now available in red, white or blue and 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.
For information on:
Sons of the American Legion
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.