SONS OF THE LEGION SQUADRON 255
FROM THE COMMANDER'S DESK
Boys State Annual Luncheon coming up on Satlurday, May 13 at La Mesa Post 282
This year will be the 80th (!) year for the California Boys State Program where High School Junior will spend a week in Sacramento with hands on activities learning how local and state governments work. The two Boys State Delegates our Post is send from Sweetwater JROTC are, Veltson R. Batien and Juan Uzarraga. They and their parents will be attending an orientation luncheon to explain what to expect and help them prepare. This will be the 57th Annual Luncheon for this program in San Diego. Any of the Judges (Ken, Ray, Bill) are welcome to attend, just contact Larry Emerson in advance.
Reminder - Sons of American Legion Meeting on Wednesday, May 4 .
Always on the First Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. Come on down to the meeting and help plan and prepare for the next events. Dues for 2017 – If you have not paid your 2017 dues yet, you can pay at the Bar. Or, ask your S.A.L. officers.
*** 2017 SAL'S CHILI COOK OFF pictures are now on this web site. Click on "PHOTO GALLERY", find and click on "2017 SAL'S CHILI COOK OFF"
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