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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, Rodrigo Ambunan, USN; Osnaldo Campos, USN; Alfredo Carmona, USN; Jesse Contreras, USA; James Cooper, USN; Jonathan Diputado, USN; Alexander Dubose, USN; Jesus Fernandez, USN; Eric Gravely, USN; Raymond Juarez, USAF; Kevin Kruse, USN; Alexa Labruyere, USN; Jason Lofthus, USN; Robert Lopez, USA; Rebecca Peterson, USN; Richard Peterson, USN; Kevin Pollock, USN; Leslee Radley, USA; Alfred Roys, USAF, Ngiraterang Sakuma, USA; Oscar Sanchez, USN; Helmut Serrano, USMC; Sean Simons, USN.

Here we are, it’s already September, my how the time flies when you are having fun.   For the most part, August was fairly slow at the Post. No major events, however we did say good-bye to some of our members, a special loss for me was Bill DeVaney heading to Post Everlasting.   He will be missed as are all of our departed members.

Thanks to Joe Bonilla for organizing the kitchen upgrade, hopefully it will be more user friendly for those who use the facility.

September is packed full of events, including the start of football season and the Post Monday Night Football.  If you’re interested in cooking on a Monday night, get with Weenee to get on the schedule.

Also in September is the Chapter 255 Rider’s Poker Run on the 7th.  All are welcome to have some fun, enjoy some food and of course try to win some raffle tickets.  Even if you don’t ride you can still be part of the action.

The Auxiliary is hosting a Steak Night on the 14th, there will be more info in the Auxiliary section of this web site on that and we are having our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest on 28th.  There will be bratwurst, sauerkraut, lots of other food, drink specials and music by DJ Wally.   Come on down and join in the fun.  Please pay attention to Diane’s weekly email and our group Facebook page for more information and updates.

It is time to start thinking about 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 use to recruit new members to the post.

Also, big news for membership is that the rules of eligibly have changed.  As of the signing by the president our new membership criteria is to have honorably served any time from Dec 07, 1941 until the end of the current conflict.  All we need is to see a copy of the DD-214, an Active Duty ID card, or a Retired ID card.  Anyone who wants to join must provide one of those documents.   If you have any questions, please talk to our First Vice, Melissa, or any of the Post Officers. 

                I look forward to seeing you down at the Post and REALLY hope to see you at the September meeting which will be on the 19th at 5pm.

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

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.

CONTINUOUS MEMBER PIN AWARDS

                 

At the Post meeting in August Post Commander Paul Patricio presented continuous member pins to Executive Committee members Mark Mitchell (20-year), Christopher Murray (30-year) and Joe Bonilla (30-year).  He also presented a 30-year pin to Finance Officer Diane DeVries.

                     

FIRST FISH FRY IS OCTOBER 4

BOY’S STATE DELEGATE

JOE DAMASO

 

Boys State delegate Joe Damaso shared his experiences from Boys State with the members at the Post meeting in August.

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.              

             DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA

                       AMERICAN LEGION

          100 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE COIN

            Commander Paul Patricio has Post 255 100 Year Commemorative Coins for sale. His contact information is on Page one of this newsletter if you are interested in purchasing a coin. Supply is limited.

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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