Hello one and all. It is my favorite time of year. Merry Christmas to all. I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.
I will start with my holiday safety points. Ladders, please use all available cautions like level set up, use a healthy ladder not one that has been weather worn, cracked, or damaged. Please use the buddy system when you have another person to spot you. If you are alone and go up on that ladder, please make sure you do it with your cell phone in your pocket so if heaven forbid you do fall you have a way to call for help.
All things electrical should be in good conditions and do not plug too many things into one area. Candles, please do not even get me started let’s not leave them unattended ever never if ya run out the door blow them out. You can blow out a candle faster that a home fire.
Ok enough of that I think you get the idea. I will be getting your forever remembrance tree so come down and help decorate the tree with an ornament in honor of your loved one who is no longer with us.
Please check your membership cards and if it does not have 2024 on it pick a function on the calendar and come down and visit with us and get your new membership card.
I will close for now and wish you all a Merry Merry Christmas. I will talk with you next year.
TRUST YOUR GUT, SOMETIMES IT IS THE ONLY THING TELLING YOU THE TRUTH!!!
DECEMBER 11 IS THE LAST DAY FOR TOY DONATION
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT PAINT AND SIP PARTY
PLEASE KEEP YOUR BUTTS
OUT OF OUR PARKING LOT
There is a smoking area in the Post hall! Please use it.
There are ashtrays and butt cans available. Please use them!!!!
CLICK ON "SERVICE OFFICER" ON THE LEFT SIDE AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
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 2024 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 255 Riders have changed meeting times.
Meetings second Wednesday of the month at 6 PM.
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.
On Saturday, October 7th Our Hearts Remember Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Dinner was held at our Post. We had raffles, 50/50, Music and Resources and Information about Alzheimer.
Thanks to the American Legion members for all the support it has shown for Alzhiemer’s San Diego. Another successful fundraiser. We raised $5900.
Thank You All for your support. Alzhiemer’s San Diego and the Martinez Family thank Post 255 Members.
PINBALL MACHINE AND A VIDEO GAME 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!
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.
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.