Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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COMMANDER

AQUILES EDDIE ORTIZ

Greetings Comrades and Legionaries!

I wish you well and I would like to inform you that the Month of May has had a magical touch for all of us.

I start by informing you that on Thursday, May 20th we held a productive Executive Board and General Post Meeting. During the Post Meeting we held our Annual Election for Post Officers and Executive Board Members and the following Legionaries were elected or appointed to serve as following: Post Commander, Eddie Ortiz; First Vice Commander, Melissa Johnson; Second Vice Commander, Wayne Dull; Adjutant, Kenneth Knoof; Finance Officer, Diane DeVries;  Chaplain, Juanita Corica; Sergeant at Arms, Rick DeVries; Judge Advocate, Diane DeVries; Service Officer, Harry Woods; Canteen Manager,  Roxanne Bennett and EBoard Members: Patricia Arcia, Joe Bonilla, Christopher Murray, Chris Walker, V.R. Partida. Congratulations!

On Saturday 22 May, Post 255 was invited to participate on a Special Donation Event held at Mrs. Susan Riemer’s Spring Valley Home. She donated a Van fully equipped to support a Vietnam War Disable Veteran Frank Cleaves, First Sergeant, USMC, who needed a way to transport himself and other disable acquaintances to the VA Hospital. This was an emotional charged gathering in which I opened with a Prayer. The American Legion Post 255 was represented by SAL Tony Martinez, Eddie Perez and Post Commander Eddie Ortiz. Job Well Done!

By the way Mrs. Riemer donated $50 to the Post.

Moving Forward, I want you to know that on June 15th the California’s Economy Face Off Restrictions will be a blessing for all Small Business and for our Mom and Pop Grocery Stores. During this awaited occasion the Post will be fully open for business. The Post will continue to follow CDC and SD County Health Directives to maintain control of Covid19.

On another note, the Post invites you to celebrate Father’s Day on June 20th to show appreciation for your wonderful Dad!! This event will be held in the Post from Noon to 5:00 PM. All of you are welcome to attend with your dear Dad and Family as well! Let’s check the Poster Board and ad in this newsletter for more information.

“Lets Not Forget all those who Served and those are still MIA/POW”. On Memorial Day on Monday, 31 May, beginning at 4 PM the National City, Veterans and Military Families Advisory {VAMFAC} organization will honor our Veterans at the National City War Memorial located at 12th Street and D Avenue. All our members are invited to attend. I’d like to recognize Auxillary Post member Shirley Ferrill who has work hard on this project and she is a member of VAMFAC.

At closing, I appreciate all your support and all those who volunteer to make our “Post the Most Friendly In Southern California.” Stay Safe and God Bless America!

 

 

Commander Eddie Ortiz presenting the Proclamation received from National City Mayor Alejandra Solelo-Solis at the May membership meeting. The proclamation declares March 17, 2021 American Legion Post 255 Day in National City in honor of the Post's100th Anniversary.

 

WELCOME ABOARD

NEW AND TRANSFERING MEMBERS

Joaqui Tabulao, USN and Julio Tolfo, USN.

POST 255 100th BIRTHDAY

MARCH 17, 1921

March 17, 2021 was the 100th anniversary of Post 255.  We are planning a Birthday Bash once we are fully open and operating.  If you have any ideas to make the celebration special, please pass them along by email to  alegion255@aol.com. So far the suggestions include:  commemorative t-shirts, hats, pins, coins; parade/floats; food truck; animal house (?); and quarterly celebrations.  

2021 DUES

It is 2021 folks and your 2021 membership dues are "officially" due. Legionnaires can submit their dues by dropping them off or mailing them to the Post or renewing online. You can also go online (legion.org) and check out the Paid-Up-For-Life program. Auxiliary, SALs and Riders may drop off their dues at the Post or mail them in.

 

*** 2020 LAW & ORDER AWARDS & DINNER pictures are now on this web site. Click on "PHOTO GALLERY", then  find and click on "2020 LAW AND ORDER AWARDS DINNER"

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.

                      

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.              

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.  

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

 

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