NATIONAL ORATORICAL CONTEST
THIRD PLACE WINNER
Nathan York, Post 255 Oratorical Contest Representative has won THIRD PLACE in the National American Legion Oratorical Contest!!!!!
He won the Department of California Oratorical Contest for the right to represent California in the National Contest. He also won the District 22 and Area 5 Oratorical Contests.
Nathan is shown here with his Mother and Father, Mary York and Scott York being congratulated by Post Commander Paul Patricio and Oratorical Chairman Rick DeVries.
As is the norm, I will start off my report with our newest members: Rudolph Garcia, USN; John Grabowski, USN; Greg Mamaril, USAF; Patrick Murphy, USCG; Robert Titus, USN; Joe Trinidad, USN and Richard Mendoza, USA, signed up for the Paid Up For Life (PUFL) program.
April proved to be a fun month at the Post.. We had a few good events, we hit over 100% in membership, and our Oratorical Winner Nathan York took third place in the National Oratorical competition. Casino Night was a huge success thanks to the hard work from some of our members. Special thanks to all of the folks on the Casino Night Committee for helping organize the night, for providing an outstanding selection of food, and for getting some great raffle prizes. I would like to thank Bob Taft and Richard Ensign for donating the prizes for the silent auction.
At our April Post Meeting we had Nathan York come and tell us about his experience at the National Oratorical Competition. Thank you Nathan and the York Family for taking the time to come talk to us.
Also at our April Post Meeting we had our first round of nominations for Post Officers. If you are interested in getting more involved and want to run for one of the positions, we have one more round of nominations at our meeting on 17 May.
Lots of events in May, including the last Fish Fry of the season on the 4th, a Cinco de Mayo celebration on the 5th, the annual Poppy Dinner on the 12th and a Mother’s Day Breakfast on the 13th. Hopefully we’ll see you down at the post.
Even though we have reached our membership goal that does not mean we stop recruiting as getting new members should be what we all do as good members. It’s 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.
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
ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT PICTURES
(See more pictures on our Post web site
COMMANDER PAUL PATRICIO
WELCOMES GUESTS TO CASINO NIGHT
POST 255 MEMBERS VOTE TO
SPONSOR AN AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL TEAM
Post 255 Members at the February Membership Meeting voted to Sponsor an American Legion Baseball Team. The Members voted to pay for a permit and insurance to help bring back American Legion Baseball to San Diego.
Post 255 is one of ten who want to bring teams back to San Diego County. Watch for more news on the Post 255 sponsored team.
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. 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.