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

Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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Fellow Post 255 Legionnaires, 

                As is the norm, I will start off my report with our newest members: Jesse Expinoza, USA; Joe Garciazo, USMC; Michael Sullivan, USMC as a PUFL.

Happy New Year to all Post 255 members…   I hope you all had a fabulous holiday season filled with happiness and joy.    Speaking of the holidays, thanks Rick & Diane, as well as those who helped and donated side dishes, for taking care of the Post on Christmas.  I was unable to make it this year but I’m sure everyone had a great time.

As we start the New Year, please remember that you are REQUIRED to have your 2019 Legion, Auxiliary or SON’s card to come into the Post. If you do not have a current card, you will not be able to partake in Post events or have a drink at the canteen until you do renew. That said, do not be upset with the canteen staff if they ask for your membership card as I have instructed all of them to ensure they personally verify everyone’s membership.   If you have any issues with this, please see me and do not harass the canteen staff.

December was a fun month at the Post with a lot of events.  From the Monthly Fish Fry to the Children’s Christmas Party, our volunteers out did themselves supporting the Post and the our community.  Special thanks to all the cooks who supported Monday Night Football all season. You all did an outstanding job.  I was able to make a few of the games and the food was always delicious.

We start the New Year off with a fish fry on 04 January, and the Riders will have the raffle & 50/50.  We will have our usual weekly lunches and of course we will be having a Super Bowl Party on 03 February.  We still have our monthly Bunco as well as other events through the month. Keep an eye out for Diane’s weekly email with all the updates.

For those interested I am selling limited edition, only 30 available, Post 255, 100 Year anniversary coins.  If you want one, they cost $30 and you can get one when you see me at the post.

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 in the canteen. 

                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 and have a wonderful New Year.

 

Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio

Email: Commanderpost255@gmail.com

Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org

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

(619) 919-9353

             DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA

                       AMERICAN LEGION

          100 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE COIN

 

GUESTS AT THE POST

Please remember that it is EVERY member’s responsibility to ensure that all guests are properly signed in when visiting the Post.   This includes sitting at the bar, coming in for a party or attending one of the Post meals.  The Sponsor is responsible for the guest and when the sponsor leaves so must the guest.

As members we need to sign in our guests and we need to help the bartenders ensure that guests are accounted for.   Remember the Post is NOT just a bar but rather we are Veteran’s Service Organization for Members and their guests.

I appreciate your support

Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio

Commander, Post 255

POST UPDATE YEAR 2017 – 2018

Members of Post 255 have the right to be very proud of our Post’s accomplishments for the past year.

The American Legion programs and awards year begins with the installation of the National Headquarters Leadership for 2018 – 2019.  This may seem strange to some because the Legion membership year for 2018 starts on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2018. The National Headquarters Leadership was installed at the 100th Anniversary National Convention in Minneapolis early in September.

During the 2017 – 2018 Legion programs and awards year, Post 255 has won many honors and awards. Among these awards are national:

AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL AWARD

RECOGNITION OF POST EXCELLENCE

 

2018 100% AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY

2018 100% POST MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

2018 AUXILIARY 100% MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

2018 SONS OF THE LEGION 100% MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

2018 EARLY BIRD AWARD

 

2018 AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL ORATORICAL CONTEST

THIRD PLACE WINNER AND

2018 DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA ORATORICAL WINNNER NATHAN YORK

 

Post 255 also earned several Department of California awards. Among these awards are:

2018 GOLDEN BOOT AWARD FOR SUCESSFUL RECRUITING

2018 FIRST PLACE AWARD FOR OUR AUXILIARY’S CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES

2018 BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORT

2018 BEST AMERICANISM REPORT

These awards are due to the hard work and dedication of our Post Members and the outstanding Members of the Post 255 Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders. And a special thank you Diane DeVries, who tirelessly submits the reports that have won us these citations and awards.

Please be proud of being a member of Post 255 and tell you friends about us. Please recruit an eligible member for our Post and tell them about our accomplishments. We are not a place to just drink and party. We are the Post 255 American Legion Family.

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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