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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, Elmo Barnes; USN, Benito Cagayat, USN; Phillip Dorsey, USN; Domingo Ona, USN; Thaddeus Reap, USA; Harold Shewbert, USMC; Kenneth Stewert, USA and Sequoia Watson, USN.

Where has the year gone, can you believe we are already in November?  Seems like just yesterday the SAL’s were doing their Chili Cook Off and we were hosting the Law & Order Dinner.

As far as October is concerned, it was a busy month at the Post with lots of events. We started the month with our first Fish Fry of the year and as is the norm, the food was delicious.  Thanks much to our kitchen crew as well as the volunteers who serve and clean up.  Although the crowd was a little small, everyone had a great time.

Some other events included the Auxiliary’s first ever Oktoberfest which turned out great.  The food was fabulous as was the camaraderie at the Post. The Auxiliary also hosted the children’s Halloween Party which was very popular with the Post children.  The night bartenders also broke out the karaoke machine throughout the month, they even got me up to sing a few songs.  I have to admit some of our bartenders and members have great voices, unlike me.

November should be fun as we starting counting down to Christmas.  We will have our Fish Fry on the 2nd with the SALs hosting the 50/50 and Raffle.  On Sunday the 4th we have our Early Bird Dinner and for those of you who paid their dues and have your 2019 membership card, the meal is free.  We will have our regular events, including Bunco as well as some fundraisers.

Remember, the one day a year we close the Post all day is on Thanksgiving so plan accordingly.

Speaking of membership, if you haven’t paid your dues for 2019 yet, why not?  Why are you waiting until the last minute to pay your dues?  There is no discount if you wait until the last minute. Our dues remain the same, $40, one of the least expensive Posts in San Diego.    By paying early you ensure you do not lose any of your benefits and you help the Post so we are not jumping through hoops at the last minute to close out the books.

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 and have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio

Email: Commanderpost255@gmail.com

Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org

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

(619) 919-9353

                        WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN SHIRLEY ELLEN

                          EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER RICK DEVRIES

                                  COMMANDER PAUL PATRICIO

                     REPRESENTED POST 255 IN MAYTIME PARADE

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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