As is the norm, I will start off my report with our newest members, Kenneth Delancy, USN; Hawthorne Flourney, USN; George Moore, USN and Alfred Hlawatsch, USA. Welcome aboard.
As of the writing of this newsletter, the Post is over 98% membership, well ahead of expectations but still shy of our goal. I continually challenge each and every one of you to bring in at least one new member to the Post.. 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…
February was a busy month at the Post. Between the very successful Super Bowl party, to the outstanding SAL Chili Cook off as well as the always wonderful Law & Order Dinner, Post 255 members went above and beyond to support. Sadly the Post also hosted a couple Celebrations of Life, and although they are always sad, we are honored that friends and family choose our Post to host these events.
I want to send special congratulations to young Mr. Nathan York, our Oratorical winner, for also winning the District 22 Oratorical contest. Nathan is now headed to Ontario to represent District 22 and Post 255 in the Area 5 competition.
At our meeting on February 15, we recognized our Post Chaplain, Juanita Corica, for her participation in the Department’s annual Four Chaplains Ceremony. Juanita proudly represented Post 255 at the event.
COMMANDER PAUL PATRICIO PRESENTS
CHAPLAIN JUANITA CORICA WITH A
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA
FOR REPRESENTING POST 255 AT THE
FOUR CHAPLAIN’S CEREMONY
I am still looking for someone to step up and be the Post Historian as well as we need to find 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
HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION GRANT
In August 2017 The American Legion Larry E Bennett Post 255 applied for a grant from the Home Depot Foundation for materials to build a storage shed on the patio. The goal of this project was to have a place to store items on the patio that limit its use due to clutter. The grant was approved and an E-Card was issued for purchase of materials.
Members/volunteers planned the project, purchased materials and recently completed the shed. Many thanks to Joe Bonilla, Diane DeVries and Carlos Zamora and his crew for insuring this project got completed.
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.
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.