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

Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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Fellow Legionnaires,           

As is the norm, I will start off my report with our newest members: Herman Ballestamon, USN; Douglas Blanton, USN; Douglas Crane, USAF; Bobby Hubbert, USN; Mardas Jennings, USN; Thomas Johnson, USN; Kimberly Lake, USN; Libertador Pablo, USN; V R Partida, USAF; Charles Read, USN; Ely Sinsay, USN and Dennis Whelan, USN.

Other than being hot, August was a quiet month at the Post.  We had a few special events as we normally do, however most notably the Post hosted our long time member and part time bartender Richard Ensign’s 70th Birthday Party Luau.   Nice job to his wife, Lorraine, for putting on the party.

We had an eventful meeting in August.  The Post invited the Auxiliary to our meeting to listen to a joint presentation by the Boy’s and Girl’s State representatives that we sponsored this year.  It is always a pleasure listening to teenagers tell us what they did during the event and what they learned about government.

Thanks Larry Emerson for being the Post Chair Person for Boy’s State, hopefully we can find someone as dedicated as you are to take your place. We also discussed upcoming events in and around National City that we are looking to participate in.

At the District 22 meeting on 5 August, Post 255 was presented with the 2018 Post Excellence award given to Posts that exemplify the Four Pillars of the American Legion.  As I posted on our Facebook page, I want to thanks all members of Post 255 for their support and assistance during the year to help up get this prestigious award.  Post 255 also got 2nd Runner-Up for the District 22 Golden Boot award, given to the Post that gets the most, new members and Post 1000 transfers.  Thanks to all involved in recruiting new members.  As I mentioned in the meeting, this year my goal is to dethrone the winner the last 3 years, Post 416. I will need everyone’s help in getting new members.  If you know of a good event/venue to recruit new members, let Melissa, Diane or I know.

There are a few events already planned for September. One of the biggest is the Chapter 255 Rider’s 8th Annual Poker Run on the 15th.  All Post members are invited to attend and support the Riders, whether you ride a motorcycle or not.  As always there will be Bunco the last Sunday of the month hosted by Kim and our September Post Meeting will be on the 20th.

REMEMBER, IF YOU WANT TO HOST AN EVENT AT POST 255 YOU HAVE TO LET JOE OR ROCKY KNOW SO IT CAN BE PUT ON THE CALENDAR.

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

Email: Commanderpost255@gmail.com

Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org

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

(619) 919-9353

 

PRESENTATION OF 2018 POST EXCELLENCE AWARD

 

PRESENTATION OF GOLDEN BOOT AWARD

FOR SUCESSFUL RECRUITING

 

CONTINUOUS MEMBERSHIP PINS AWARDS

The following members reached a milestone in their continuous membership years.   Pins will be awarded at the General meeting, August 16th to those who are present.   The remaining awards will be mailed out or awarded when they visit the Post.   Congratulations and thank you for your continuous membership.

20-year:   Ernesto Anderson, George Baca, Ed Cardwell, Pat DeBaca Jr, Jim Dorsey,

Don Henning, Robert Mulz, Chris Ochoa

25-year:   Bill Tellers, Arvin Tidmore

30-year:   Joh Ball, James McNabb, Blaine Norton

35-year:   Jesse Soto

45-year:   Ed Thomas

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 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

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

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

 

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

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