Larry E. Bennett Post 255

 

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COMMANDER

MELISSA JOHNSON

Out with the old and in with the new… Happy New year one and all. I hope your holidays were awesome and may your new year be all that you vowed it to be.

I do not have to many things to put out except that membership is in full force so come on down and socialize with your comrades and get your 2023 card.

While I am at it I want to remind everyone that I know you all will be ready and proud to show all the bartenders your new 2023 cards because well that’s what we do at the beginning of the year but it is a requirement to have them on you each and every time you come to any American Legion so if you don’t want to carry it on you then please take a picture of it to keep on your phone so that when and if the alcohol board comes in to check you will have your card or a picture of it on your phone to show them.

Before I close I would like to request that if my members have any concerns about our cantina that they direct them to our gracious cantina manager DURING HER WORKING HOURS OF OPERATION, not during her time when she is a paying member trying to relax like we are on the other side of the bar.

Thank you one and all I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

DON’T WAIT FOR THINGS TO GET BETTER.

LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE COMPLICATED. LEARN

TO BE HAPPY RIGHT NOW, OTHERWISE,

YOU’LL RUN OUT OF TIME.

SERVICE OFFICER

MILTON IRONFIELD

Free lifetime Military Pass Entrance to National Parks for Gold Star Families and Veterans

The free annual Military Pass is available for current US military members and their dependents covers entrance fees and standard amenity fees.  There is also a pass for Seniors and disabled persons. $10 processing fee online or free in person at sites that issue passes.

https://store.usgs.gov/recreational-passes

Free California State Park Lifetime Pass

Eligibility:  50% VA rating, POW, or Medal of Honor.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30958

Discounted CA Sport Fishing and Hunting Licenses for Disabled and Recovering Vets 50% rating or service members undergoing medical treatment while recovering from a severe service-related injury or illness. Apply with your VA certification or treatment letter from your commander or military doctor via mail.  You can also request a secure document upload to LRB@wildlife.ca.gov.  Once established, you can purchase at any licensing location

FINANCE OFFICER

DIANE DEVRIES

Legion Family,

There is a lunch special every Tuesday and Thursday and soup on Wednesday. Look for weekly email for menus.

* Available all day/every day: burritos, soft pretzels, corn dogs, tater tots, egg rolls and mini pizza.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOOD IS BACK! DIFFERENT GUEST CHEF EACH WEEK! GREAT FOOD! 5 PM UNTIL GONE!

RECURRING MONTHLY MEETINGS and EVENTS

Hair Cuts - 1st Monday of every month from noon - 2 pm

Sons of the American Legion - 1st Wednesday at 4:30 pm

Aviation Ordnance (AO) - 1st Thursday at 7 PM

Legion Riders - 2nd Thursday at 6 pm

Auxiliary - 3rd Thursday at 5 pm

Post Executive Committee (PEC) - 3rd Thursday at 5:30 pm

Post Meeting - 3rd Thursday at 6 pm (no ZOOM link available)

SAVE THE DATES for these events

* Saturday, January 7 from 4 - 7 pm - Steak Night run by the Auxiliary

* Saturday, January 14 at 1 pm - District 22 Oratorical Contest

* Saturday, February 4 - Alzheimer’s Fund-Raiser Dinner

* Sunday, February 19 - Annual Chili Cook Off

* Saturday, February 25 - Law & Order Dinner

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

- Your 2022 membership card expires December 31st. If you haven’t renewed yet please renew soon.

- Membership cards are processed through the Post every Monday. Members who live in National City, Chula Vista, Bonita, Coronado, Spring Valley, San Diego, Imperial Beach and Lemon Grove are encouraged to pick up their cards at the Post. Out-of-town members will automatically have their cards mailed to them. And, of course, if you are unable to pick up your membership card, please let us know and it will be mailed to you.

- The Post is still looking for a Chaplain. If interested, contact the Post Commander Melissa.

POST EVERLASTING

Ben Hyde - services pending

 

PLEASE ATTEND THE POST MONTHLY MEETING

THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 6 PM

We need members to attend our Post meeting on the third Thursday of each month, 6 pm. We are hard pressed to achieve a quorum to conduct business. If you have one hour to spare it would be appreciated. Who knows - you might like it!

“Buddy Checks” are on again. If you would like to help contact members to ensure their welfare the contact lists are in the Post office (1st Vice box).

If you live nearby and have paid your 2023 memberships dues, but have not received your card, please stop by the Post to pick it up. If you are unable to stop by let us know and we will mail your card to you.

The Post has positions an opening for Chaplain. If interested, contact the Post Commander.

The Auxiliary meets every third Thursday at 5 PM. Please join us then.

If you have not paid your dues for 2023, please either mail or come by and pay your dues.

 

As always check the ALR DOC Calendar for all the events going in Area 5.

Be safe keep your eyes on the road, was that text message worth someone’s life?????

The display case at our Post has items for ladies and men. Just see your friendly bartender. We have a great selection of shirts available, it’s like “I don’t know what to wear?”. These are good to go anytime, anywhere!!

Get in line with the modern era; we have a Riders Group page on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/groups/alr255/

If any Post member knows anyone that rides or is interested in riding, please contact any ALR member to get more information.

                The Rider Chapter continues to support the Patriot Guard Missions (PGM) with escort service from the airport or funeral homes to their final resting place out of Honor and Respect for the Fallen. “We Still Stand for Those Who Stood for Us”. . There is now a video on U-Tube under the title of “Patriot Guard Riders – Who are they?”

Never forget and always remember our POW/MIA’s……. there is hope!

Until next month, “Share the Road”!! “PSST, are you looking out For motorcycles?

Reminder  - Sons of American Legion Meeting Always on the First Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.  Come on down.

PINBALL MACHINE AT THE POST.

The SALs put a pinball machine in the Post. The SALs will be responsible for the funds and repairs as needed to the machine. Join the pinball competition for prizes.

Have you read the brochure “Sons of the American Legion – Why I Belong” and understand how we support “Our Country”, “Our Family”, and “Our Veterans”.

                                                PERSONAL CONDUCT IN 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.

 

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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to please visit the photo gallery.   Photos are periodically updated.

 

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