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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 Legionnaires, 

Since there was no meeting in August there are no new members to welcome into the post, however I do know for a fact that we had some Veterans sign up to be Post 255 members and we will vote on them at our September meeting.. 

I challenge each and every one of you to bring in at least one 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 is to know what it takes to join. Remember, our dues have not been raised so we are one of the least expensive Posts in the area.

August was a good month with lots of activity at and around the Post. Unfortunately we had a few losses as well which is always very disheartening. The Tuesday & Thursday lunches are in full swing and there were quite a few fundraiser meals through the month, including some soon to be Chief Petty Officers. Congrats to all of those who were selected for Chief.

Lots of events in Sepember, including the first fish fry on 08 September, the Riders Poker Run on 16 September and the Post Picnic on 24 September not to mention all the other events.

National City hosted the Heritage Classic Car Show at Heritage Park on 12 August and a few of us from the Post manned a booth to recruit new members.  It was a beautiful and productive day as we got a couple Auxiliary, at least one SAL and a few new Post Members. Special thanks to Wayne, Larry, Pat, Diane, Rick & Melissa for helping me man the booth. I am going to try and set up a few more of these events to help boost our membership.

I am still looking for input as to what I can do to get more members to attend the meeting 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

Commanderpost255@gmail.com

(619) 512-7345

PICTURE OF POST 255 BOOTH AT HERITAGE DAY

American Legend Family at Heritage Day at Kimball Park. Rick and Diane DeVries, Pat Arcia, Melissa Johnson, Paul Patricio, Wayne Dull, Larry Baldwin. Not pictured: Bill Moss and Kelly Hughes.

20 PLUS YEARS

CONTINUOUS MEMBERSHIP PINS

Post 255 purchased continuous membership pins for 20-years of continued service and each 5th year after that (20, 25, 30, 35, etc).   Continuous member pins will be presented to members at the next General meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 21st at 6 pm.   Members who cannot attend the meeting will receive their pins in the mail.

Congratulations to the following members:

20-year pins:  Daniel Alvarez, Ray Barrera, Paul “Pablo” Grdina, Fernando Ponce, Rueben Guerra, James Kneebone, Scott Langhoff and Mike Moflar.

25-year pins:  Robert Allen, James Chappell, Chuck McCauley and Joe Stimac.

30-year pins:  Rudy Denogean, Ray Fitchhorn, Bill Fults and James Warner.

35-year pins:  Lloyd Parthemer.

40-year pins:  Rick DeVries and Harry Smith.

50-year pins:  Shirley Ellen and David Snyder.

RENEW YOUR DUES ONLINE

Reminder:  If you are 90-years old or older during the 2018 membership year the Post considers you an Honorary Life member and will pay your membership dues each year.

You can renew your 2018 dues on-line by going to www.legion.org.  The membership team checks the website each week to see who has renewed on-line.  The data base will then be updated and your membership card will be mailed to you.

At the same website www.legion.org you can also apply for a Paid-Up-for-Life membership.  A one-time payment or installments for 12 months and you will never have to worry about renewing your dues annually.

POST 255 MEMBERSHIP

DATA BASE UPDATE

We are updating our data base. We are missing many Legionnaires phone numbers, email and date of birth.  Each month I will list a batch of folks with information missing.  If your name is on this list please call, email or drop us a line with the missing information (see contact information on front of newsletter).

This month we are updating the “A’s”.   Will the following members please contact us with your date of birth, email and telephone number.  If you have no email please respond “none”.   Valentino Aficial, Rudie Adpaoa, Manual Aguilar, Frank Ahrens, Adelina Alcala, John Alcala, Phillip Alcala Sr, Samuel Alcaraz, Robert Allen, Daniel & Pat Alvarez, Rodrigo Ambunan, Gary Anderson, John Archambeau, Jerry Arciga, Michel Arivett, Brian Armstrong, George Avalos and Victor Avalos.  Thank you!

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.

ADJUTANT

KENNETH KNOOF

Fish Frys are back!!! The first fish fry this year is September 8, 6 PM. See you there?

There are many outstanding events coming in September. The Riders are conducting their Annual Poker run on September 16. All members and friends are invited to attend this event. It is always a lot of fun happenings at this event.

The Annual Post Picnic is September 24. This year it is AT THE POST. Another really fun event and this year you will be able to see the football games on TV!!!

We have an Attendance Drawing at the end of the Membership Meetings on the third Thursday of each month. This drawing is for a Post 255 green drink chip. The value of the green chip is $12. This is a no cost drawing. Everyone attending the meeting will be entered in the drawing and one name will be selected.

 

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.  

POST 255, AN AWARD WINNING POST

IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

2017 111.53% MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

 

2017 DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA

RECOGNITION OF POST EXCELLENCE

 

2017 OUTSTANDING LAW AND ORDER PROGRAM

301 – 500 MEMBERS CATEGORY

 

2016 OUTSTANDING LAW AND ORDER PROGRAM

301 – 500 MEMBERS CATEGORY

 

2016 FIRST PLACE AWARD

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

CATEGORY 3

 

2016 LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP FUND AWARD

 

​2016 100% MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Post 255 has earned these State awards and many other Community Awards and Certificates of Appreciation because of the dedication and service of many of our Members. This includes service to our Members, Community and Veterans. Pictures of these awards and Certificates of Appreciation can be seen by clicking on “PHOTO GALLERY” on the left side of this page.

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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