Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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FINANCE OFFICER

DIANE DEVRIES

To all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders,

We continue to deal with the pandemic in the safest way possible.  The Post canteen remains closed due to orders from the State and County.  San Diego County has provided us with the option of "dining out" which we are exploring, but it isn't an easy task.  We are waiting on information about a special permit, but aside from that we would have to have enough volunteers to set up a cafe in the parking lot every day and break it down upon closing.  We would also need volunteers to provide food during hours opened and probably volunteers as food/beverage runners.  And lastly, we would need complete cooperation from everyone to make this work.  We will keep everyone informed of our progress.

In the meantime, we have cut all unnecessary expenses and are researching the application of a grant to offset costs incurred while closed.  

Legion business goes on as usual.  We are processing membership, answering messages received and helping out our fellow veterans as best we can.  A big kudos goes out to members Cynthia, Earl and Sissy for volunteering on the USS BONHOMEE RICHARD assisting her sailors in replacing uniforms lost in a fire onboard.  Don't forget to continue the Buddy Checks.  We've reached a lot of our members some of whom are really struggling during these trying times.

Our Post Commander, Paul Patricio, is moving to Florida in early August which leaves his Post position vacant.  If anyone is interested in being Post Commander or any other position please contact us.

Lastly, one of our long time members, Ed Cardwell, passed away this week.  Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

2021 Membership Cards

Your 2020 membership card is good through December 31.  2021 membership cards are available if you wish to renew early.  Renew online, mail in or stop by the Post Mondays noon - 2 pm or Fridays noon - 3 pm.  Post dues are $45, Auxiliary dues are $30 and Sons of the American Legion dues are $20.

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIPS

The Post awards an Honorary Life membership to members who go above and beyond for the Good of the Legion and Post 255.  Congratulations to:  Samuel Alcaraz,  Joe Bonilla, Ricky DeVries, Kenneth Dibble, Wayne Dull, Melissa Smith, Ken Knoof, Kirk Nelson, Paul Ressler, Robert Silva (SAL), Frank Vigil.

The Post pays the dues for members who have reached 90 years of age.  Congratulations to our 90+ years of age members:  William Bailey, Everardo Carrillo, Robert Deptula, Paul Erickson, Ray Fitchhorn, Roland Flohs, Fortino Garcia, Rudolph Garcia, Silas Gross, Guadalupe Gusman, Arnold Hamm, Alwin Holman, Ralph Ingersoll, Willard Isaacs, Robert Juarez, Daniel Ledesma, Ramon Lugo, Dominador Montano, Bennie Morris, Paul Stone, Agustin Tejeda, Arthur Thomas, Merle Ward and Blas Zala.

We add the following Honorary Life members who will turn 90 in 2021:  Jerry Arciga, Jim Cupit, Max Montez, Ralph O'Campo, Alfred Roys and Henry Valderrama.

*** 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.              

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:

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.