Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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COMMANDER

AQUILES EDDIE ORTIZ

Greetings Legionnaires!

Well it is a great pleasure to address you again this month.  First and foremost, I am pleased and thankful for all the volunteers who have been helping in the kitchen, serving and bartending. I want you to know that It was a learning experience to have attended the American Legion Department of California District 22 General Meeting held last Sunday, 11 October 2020 at the American Legion Larry E. Holmberg Post 731, Linda Vista, San Diego, California.

     The following are some of the topics that were discussed, and I’d like to pass down. It was encouraged to all our members to participate in “Flying the American Flag” outside our homes to honor this amazing country of the United States of America. Let’s do this in support and recognition of all Active Duty personnel, retired veterans and those who paid the “Ultimate Sacrifice” so we can enjoy Freedom and Liberty for all.

    In addition, there was an effective presentation regarding Disaster Preparedness “Listos California Alert San Diego.” This was about how to be prepared for a potential “Mother Nature” catastrophe. There will be some pamphlets available for your review very soon.

     On another note, I’d like to mention that we have been invited to a luncheon to be held on 07 November 2020, from 1200 on at American Legion J. B. Clark Post 149, 230 E. Park Ave, Escondido, California.

    The San Diego County American Legion Baseball continues to prepare for the 2021 Season. Early applications are encouraged. It will cost $500 to register each team from Post participation. Please contact POC Judith R. Leonardi, Director of Contributions, American Legion Department of California, contributions@ald22baseball.org

   In addition, on 31 October there will be a Lion’s Club Halloween Fundraiser with Treat Bags for kids 12 and under. Also, there is a “Pozole Drive-by” Event planned by 2nd Vice Wayne Dull for 15 November starting a 0900 until sold out. Let’s all participate and support these magnificent events. Posters will be seen around appropriate locations in the Post.

   Legionaries always be vigilant about this Covid19 virus and stay safe and secure maintaining “Social Distancing”.  Also, I want to assure you that I have an open mind and any suggestions, ideas and criticism to help us improve “modus operandi” are welcome. I believe it is important to identify discrepancies and to find solutions to solve problems. I always encourage our members to come forward.

   In closing, I wish you well and you are always Welcome to the Happiest American Legion in Southern California.

STAND DOWN 2020

ONE DAY EVENT

You may have heard the GREAT news... Stand Down 2020 will still take place! Though not our typical 3-day event, this year's short but powerful 1-day event is on November 22, 2020. We know that you care about serving those who have served and it's not too late for you to sign up to volunteer!

You can go to https://vvsd.net/standdown/ to find out more and click "Volunteer" to make a difference. Now, more than ever, it is so important to let our veterans know that they are not forgotten.

Perhaps you're not available the day of Stand Down but still want to help? You still can! October 23rd, October 24th, October 30th and October 31st, we NEED volunteers to join us to sort and prepare donations received for distributing at Stand Down. Just look for this shift information after registering.

Are you looking to work with a team to help with the set up and breakdown? If so, November 21st and 23rd, we need you. You may also find these shifts after registering.

*** 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.              

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.  

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Also, please visit the photo gallery.   Photos are periodically updated.

 

The events calendar contains the monthly "happenings" for Post 255.