6483 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134
Welcome to
Joseph J. Jacubic
Post #572
"For God and Country"
Post Newsletter
“For God and Country”
The American Legion, Joseph J. Jacubic Post 572
6483 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134

Commander-Tony Kessler 440-263-0507; 1st Vice Commander-Mike Burk 440-525-1864
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Jim Leggott 216-351-2707
Service Officer-Nancy Tomasch 440-887-1064; Adjutant-Jerry Bucchioni 216-408-5715

Post Home: (440) 845-0572                  Web Site alpost572.0rg                     Hall Rental (440) 845-6599
Email: alpost572@yahoo.com or alposthall572@yahoo.com

August 2019
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
August 5th (Monday)
August 12th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
Sept 3rd (Tuesday)
Sept 9th (Monday)

August 19th (Monday)
Aug 7th (Wednesday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting

S.A.L. Squadron Meeting
A.L.R. Regular Meeting (tentative)
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.

7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Sunday August 11th
Post Annual Family Picnic
Noon to 6:00 PM
Friday August 23rd
Texas Hold'em Tournament
Starting at 6:00 PM
Saturday Sept 21st
SAL/ALR Clambake
Time to be Announced

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.


Monday - Thursday - Noon - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday - Noon - Midnight
Sunday - Noon - 6:00 PM



Pool table, Dart Board, Video game machines,
Touch Tunes Juke Box

Lottery, Keno, Raffle Machines & Instant Bingo

Good food and drinks at reasonable prices.  Come join your fellow members!  Bring your
family and friends.

Please Donate Your Old Clothes and Deposit items
in the Recycle Box Located in the Parking Lot
:Thank you to all that came out and enjoyed the SAL Annual Steak Roast!!! It was a great turn out, great weather and great
food enjoyed by all.
2020 Membership cards are in! Be an Early Bird and get your dues in by Veterans Day! Come to the meetings! The third
Monday of every month @7:00 and learn more and be a part of the group! Remember why you joined the SAL Squadron and
became a member of Post 572. Be an active member and honor the service and sacrifice of our fathers and grandfathers
and join in on the post events. Dues can be paid in the Canteen by dropping and envelope into the SAL mailbox with your
name, membership number, Phone number, email and your payment by cash or check. Your dues can also be mailed with
the same information to American Legion Post 572, 6483 State Rd. Parma Ohio 44134. Dues are $20 Regular Member, $15
Jr. and Dual Membership. This year I would like to further promote the Units of post 572 working together on all events and
activities that the post has to offer. Be a part, volunteer when you can to help make each event as successful and fun as
Heartfelt condolences to his family on the news of the passing of Squadron Member
Frank R Taylor.
If you ever need to contact me please don’t hesitate to call! Thank you, Dan Carter; SAL Commander (440)773-0863.

Celebrate repairs to the coolant system for our 4 inner beer taps. Non-premium Draft Beers are now $2 per glass all day,
every day. Miller High Life for $1.50 a glass. On tap, Christmas Ale while it lasts $3. The August Bucket of the Month is
Michelob Ultra. Get 5 cans of Michelob Ultra in a Bucket of Ice for $8 during Happy Hour and 12-9pm on Wednesdays.
Happy Hour prices on Well Drinks and Domestic Draft Beer Monday-Friday 12-6pm. Lunch Specials 12-3pm Daily for $3 to
Motor on in for Bike Night on Wednesday, August 14th. If you have any suggestions for the canteen please pass
them onto a bartender or manager.
Commander’s Comments:  Membership is the lifeline of the American Legion. Without members, there is no dues revenue,
profits from post events, no member donations, no bar or grill revenue in our canteen and most importantly no revenues from
our gaming programs. Each new member is potential for all the above income sources. Just one member can account for
hundreds of dollars of revenue a year, which we need to maintain our building, pay our licensing fees and meet our obligations
to our charities. We all must always be aware of the potential new member and invite them to the post or give them an
application. Did you know that the post will pay a member’s dues for as long as they are current active duty? There is member
opportunity for the Veteran, Auxiliary, SAL and Supporting members (formally known as social members). Nearly everyone you
come in contact is a potential member. There are many reasons people join Organizations such as the American Legion, but
the one that stands out is the “feeling of belonging” the camaraderie with those that have so much in common. There are many
veterans coming out of service that have no family, close friends or ties to any city. The Post can be a huge comfort and a
place they can call home. Asking a veteran to join the legion is not going to offend anyone, not asking them is really doing them
a dis-service.
Donations are also a big part of the livelihood of an American Legion Post. We have now made it a lot easier for you to make a
donation to the post. On the home page of our website … www.alpost572.org is an orange button that says “Donate”. By
clicking on that button, you are able to donate to the post with your Debit Card, Credit Card or your PayPal account. No amount
is too small.

1st Vice Commander:  The 2020 membership drive is well under way and thanks to all who have already renewed.  This year
The Department of Ohio has established the goal of our Post at 431 members, you will often hear that goal mentioned as our
quota.  Reaching that number by the end of 2019 will mean the Post will receive a cash bonus which as always will benefit you
as members.  Keep your continuous years going and renew and if you have not renewed for 2019 you still can.  Many of our
members take pride in having the Early Bird sticker on their membership card so you need to send in your dues by Veterans
At the Department of Ohio Convention held in Toledo this past June an amendment to increase dues failed on a roll call vote
by the delegates and dues for Ohio American Legion Veterans will stay as they are.
The bill to change eligibility for membership as stated in the Charter of The American Legion under Title 36 of The United
States Code is still as of this writing still in committee and has yet to be voted on by the House of Representatives.  A Similar bill
has already been passed by the Senate.
Welcome to the Post, new Legionnaire
Scott Siskel

2nd Vice Commander:  Hats off to Squadron Commander Dan Carter and his crew of volunteers for another successful Steak
Roast Dinner. Our Annual Post Family Picnic will be on Sunday August 11th from noon until 6pm. I have posted a Children
signup sheet behind the bar for children and grandchildren of members (2019 membership dues must be paid). A volunteer
signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board. Help is needed in all areas, from packing and moving in the morning,
children/adult games, general help throughout the day, to cleanup in the evening. If you have any questions please contact me
at: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com - Thank you, John Rader

Adjutants Report:  Hope to see everyone at the picnic.  Extra raffle tickets are available in the Canteen.  Tickets will also be
available at the picnic at Saint Sava Picnic Grove up until the prizes are drawn.  Have a great time and thanks to all for
purchasing raffle tickets that help to fund this fun get together.

Chaplain’s Corner: On June 26th a resolution was introduced in the U.S. Senate to designate the week of August 23-29 as
American Legion Week, to coincide with the Legions 100th anniversary convention in Indianapolis. It was introduced by Senator
Sherrod Brown and three others. I urge all of our members to contact Sen. Brown’s office thanking him for this. I also
encourage you to contact Sen. Rob Portman and ask him to become a sponsor also. Thank you.
Happy 229th birthday to our oldest military service, The U.S. Coast Guard, on August 4th.

TAPS: The Adjutant reports that Legionnaires Jerome “Bird Man” Kramer and James R Sekerak Sr have transferred to
Post Everlasting and now reports to the Commander of us all.
American Legion Riders
Chapter 572
Parma, Ohio
American Legion Riders Golf Raffle!  Golf for 4 at Shaker Heights Country Club includes greens fees and golf cart!  Tickets
$4.00 each or 3 for $10.00.  Tickets available in the canteen.  Drawing will be held August 19th!

Canteen Bar & Log Cabin Grill Happenings