HAPPY NEW YEAR Fellow Legionnaires.
As is the norm, I will start off my report with our newest members: Elizabeth Amezcua, USMC; George Cassity, USN; Michael Frioli, USN; Todd Henricksen, USN; Jay Sanders, USN; Charles Summerday, USN; Blas Zala, USMC and David Zayas, USN.
As of the writing of this newsletter, the Post is at 83% membership, ahead of expectations but still shy of our goal. I want to thank, Diane, Rick, Harry, Melissa and Wayne for your tireless efforts in getting new members. All 5 of you received recognition from the National Commander for recruiting new members.
I continually challenge each and every one of you to bring in at least 1 new member to the Post. It is not that difficult, there are a lot of eligible vets out there who are not members, all they need to know is what it takes to join. Remember, our dues have not been raised so we are one of the least expensive posts in the area.
Can you believe December is over and we are starting a new year? Where did 2017 go??? December was a fun month at the Post with some special events. The Post hosted the National Commander, Denise Rohan, on 10 December. I really appreciate all the support from those who attended, and especially from those who made the lunch so delicious. Special thanks to Frank and the SUHI MCJROTC who came and served lunch to the National Commander and her entourage.
I also want to than Rick and Diane for opening the Post on Christmas Day and providing a wonderful Holiday meal. We have a very special bunch of members at our Post and I am proud to be part of it all.
We start of the New Year with our monthly Fish Fry on January 5 and of course all the regular lunch time meals. We are also having the Post Oratorical Contest on Saturday, January 20 and we can use some help with judging.. If interested let me, Rick or Diane know and we can get you more info. Please pay attention to the weekly email Diane sends out as she updates the events regularly.
We are still lacking a Historian for the post, and we are looking for someone to relieve Ken as the Sergeant-At-Arms…. We are also looking for someone to take over Boys State from Larry as after 2018 he plans on stepping down and taking a break. Boys State is a very important program to the Post and we could really use someone to work with Larry this year to learn all the ins & outs. If you are interested in any of these positions, please let me know.
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
Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org
GUESTS AT THE POST
Special note from the Post Commander.
There are 2 issues that I need to mention about the post, guests and foul language.
BAR GUESTS: Remember, it is the responsibility of the member to ensure he/she properly signs in their guests. Failure to sign in guests may result in the loss of canteen privileges.
BAR LANGUAGE: Please be mindful of who is at or near the bar when using foul language, especially the “F” word at the post. During the day and/or when children are present is not the time to be using any foul language. At night, depending on the crowd you should curtail the foul language as much as possible.
I would really appreciate all of your support…
Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio
Commander, Post 255
Thank you to everyone who made Christmas at the Post so special this year. We had lots of food and lots of fun. Once you start individually thanking people you will inevitably forget someone and there are so many people to thank. OK here goes. Thanks to Grace, Tom, Joe, Gigi, Dora, Liz, Ken, Diane, Rick, Andrew, Louie, Teri, Michele, Rachel and Virgie.
COMMANDER PAUL PATRICIO PRESENTS
NATIONAL COMMANDERS PINS
FINANCE OFFICER DIANE DEVRIES
SECOND VICE COMMANDER WAYNE DULL
SERVICE OFFICER HARRY WOODS AND
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER RICK DEVRIES
FOR RECRUITING THREE OR MORE MEMBERS
(OUR COMMANDER GOT ONE ALSO)
POST 255’s LUNCHEON FOR
NATIONAL COMMANDER DENISE ROHAN
HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL CONTEST
The annual High School Oratorical Contest will be held Saturday, January 20th at 1 pm. Contestants will recite an original 8 - 10 minute speech on the topic of the Constitution (pretty broad subject) then a 3 - 5 minute speech on one of four assigned topics. The participants will amaze you with their poise, speaking ability and knowledge of the Constitution. Volunteers are needed for this event: (2) timers/scorekeepers, (1) escort and at least (3) judges. Members are also encouraged to sit-in during the speeches as “crowd”. If you would like to volunteer or just attend please contact Rick or Diane DeVries.
LAW & ORDER DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY
The 13th annual Law & Order Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, February 24th from 6 - 9 pm. There will be a brief opening ceremony then a Roast Beef or Chicken dinner will be served. Following dinner we will honor the selected “2017 police officers and fire fighters of the year” from National City. At the conclusion of the event everyone in attendance will be provided with an appreciate gift. Volunteers are needed for the hall set-up, kitchen help, servers and clean-up. If you would like to volunteer please contact Rick or Diane DeVries.
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.
POST 255 SERVICE OFFICER
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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The events calendar contains the monthly "happenings" for Post 255.