Fellow Post 255 Legionnaires,
As is the norm, I will start off my report with our newest members: David Arrington, USN; John Bea, USMC; Juanito Cano, USN; Roland Flohs, USMC; Phillip Johnson, USN; Thomas Morelli, USMC; John Natividad, USA; Michael Ricciardi, USN; Paul Rogers, USN; Michael Stellpflug, USN and Esther Stevenson, USN.
I do not know about you but June kept me busy with meetings, seminars and of course Post Events. The main event at the post was the Father’s Day breakfast put on by our Auxiliary Unit. I want to say a special thanks to all of the ladies who help make the event successful. Even though I am not a father, I did make it to the breakfast and it was delicious. If you have not been down to the post lately, stop on by, our Bar Manager, Rocky, has been making some subtle changes to the bar with the help of her dedicated bartenders. The Post also hosted the Past Commanders Club in June and provided a breakfast buffet that was open to everyone. Lastly, at our June meeting, we installed all of the 2019/2020 Officers. Congrats to everyone! Also at the meeting, it was voted on to shift the Post meeting time to 5pm vice 6pm. Hopefully this will aid in getting more folks to attend.
June was also the start of the second season of American Legion Base Ball here in San Diego. Unfortunately, Sweetwater High School dropped out of the competition at the last minute, but we were able to transfer our sponsorship to Bonita Vista who is a very strong team with a good chance to make it to the state playoffs. The schedule for Legion Baseball is located at www.ald22baseball.org Check it out and try to make some of the games to show support.
July has the usual special hall events and birthday parties. On 04 July, the post will be serving Burgers & Dogs starting at 1100. The Post is also honored to host the 2019 District 22 Installation of Officers for the second year in a row. The event is on Sunday, 14 July at 2pm, if you have time come on down and witness the ceremony. As always, keep an eye out for Diane’s weekly emails as well as Facebook for more info and additional events. If you are not receiving Diane’s emails and want to be added to the list, let us know and we will get you added.
Well it took almost to the end of the membership season but we finally hit 100% for Post Membership. I want to thank everyone for all your support in ensuring we make this milestone. Come July, we start again, so be ready to start recruiting!!!!
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
POST SERVICE OFFICER HARRY WOODS
AWARDED NATIONAL COMMANDER’S
PIN FOR RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS
Post Service Officer Harry Woods is also serving as the Department of California Membership Chairman. The Department is 100% membership for this year. He is campaigning for election to Area 5 Department Vice Commander.
Paul “RoadBlock” Patricio
Post Website: http://calegionpost255.org
COMMANDER PRESENTED POST 255
100% 2018 – 2019 MEMBERSHIP AWARD
At the District meeting held June 2, Post 255 Commander Paul Patricio was presented with a 100% membership plaque.
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.
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA
100 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE COIN
Commander Paul Patricio has Post 255 100 Year Commemorative Coins for sale. His contact information is on Page one of this newsletter if you are interested in purchasing a coin. Supply is limited.
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
T-SHIRTS AND POST 255 BASEBALL CAPS
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
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:
Sons of the American Legion
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.