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

Commander- Erich Pfleaidermahnn, 1st Vice Commander-Tom Thompson
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader, Chaplain-Jim Leggott
Service Officer-Thomas White, Adjutant-Gary Perry

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

 
February 2023

Commander’s Comments:  The new year’s is off to a great start. The new commercial stove and convection oven have been delivered. Lino Bartolozzi Certified Electrician, Plumbers, Dennis Daley and John Szelenyi have all contributed their talents to establish the basic appliance hook ups. Please stop and thank these individuals for donating their talents to our Post. ⇛ During inclement weather, I ask that the parking spaces near the canteen door be used for handicap parking.  This courtesy is much appreciated. In the very near future, all parking spaces near the canteen door will be handicapped or marked for individuals with mobility issues. During the winter months, the Riders parking space will revert to a mobility issue space. Once the weather breaks, the individuals with mobility issues will revert back to American Legion Rider parking.  Please comply with the changes.

 

1st Vice Commander’s Comments: Good Morning!!! -Membership renewals for 2023 are NOW DUE. - Thanks to the 363 members who have renewed and the new members who have joined. We need to get 74 members to renew to help us meet our membership quota of 437 this year. Come on and renew! ⇛ Door Cards will be shut off on Feb 15th if you have not renewed for 2023. ⇛ If you have not gotten a renewal form yet, please feel free to mail your dues to the post.  Include your name and I will mail out your cards:

American Legion Post #572,6483 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134 Attn: 1st Vice Tom Thompson

Or renew today if you have not, the easiest way to renew your membership is online. All you need is your membership number and last name. Go to http://www.legion.org/renew It’s automated, and you do not have to waste a stamp or write a check. ⇛ For God and Country, Tom Thompson, 1st Vice Commander

2nd Vice Commander’s Comments:  Good news, Carla is going to have the St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner on Friday March 17th as I am not available that day. Please be on the lookout for more information. I'm sure she would appreciate as much help as she can get. ⇛ Easter is coming soon, I'm looking for ideas for a Children's Easter party, and am entertaining the idea of an Egg hunt and party later in April, but would like feedback on this. ⇛ PLEASE, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact me at: 216-470-2579 (after 7pm) or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com ⇛ Thank you, John Rader, 2nd Vice Commander

 

Chaplains Corner: Lots of days to look forward to in February. - Four Chaplains Day is on the 3rd, when we give thanks for men like four U.S. Army Chaplains - First Lt’s. Clark V. Poling (Reformed Church of America), Alexander D. Goode (Jewish), John P. Washington (Catholic), and George L. Fox (Methodist). These four men were aboard the U.S. Troop Transport Dorchester when it was torpedoed in the early morning off Greenland. The troops came up the ladders and milled in confusion on the decks. The chaplains led them to boxes of life preservers and passed them out, when the box was empty, they slipped off their own and gave them to other men. Some 600 lives were lost that day, but 200 were saved, thanks in part to these four men. When they were last seen on the slanting deck, their arms linked, in prayer to the one God they all served. On a lighter note, don’t forget about your significant other on Valentine’s Day. And whatever you’re doing today do it with the confidence of a 4-year-old in a Batman T-shirt. Jim Leggott, Chaplin


TAPS: The Adjutant reports that no Legionnaire has transferred to Post Everlasting this past month.


SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION:  On Jan 22nd, The Sons of the American Legion held an All you can eat Pancake and Waffle Breakfast. There were over 150 people that attended, it was so successful that we are holding another breakfast on February 12th. - This will be an "All You Can Eat Everything", our Super Bowl Breakfast. ⇛ We are also looking for people to vote for their favorite: Pancake or Waffle.  ⇛ Our Winter Raffle Basket Fundraiser has kicked off. A $10 donation gets you a chance to win a huge prize, look for a flyer posted. ⇛ S.A.L. District 13 Winter meeting held at Post 572 on 1/29. Officers from the District and State convened in Columbus 1/20-1/22, we will be looking to see what changes or new information came out of those meetings.  ⇛ March is time for our Squadron nominations for officers and April will be elections. This gets our officers in place for our paperwork to be completed by May. The biggest news to come is that I (Commander Kevin Litvak) will be stepping down from the leadership of this Squadron. I've been the Squadron Commander since 2020 and I recently became the ALR 572

Director. It is time for another member to step up and lead this Squadron, and I look forward to working with them. If you have what it takes to be an officer, we would like to see you attend the meetings. The next meeting is 2/20 at 7pm. Meetings are always the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm, unless otherwise noted. ⇛ If you haven't renewed your 2023 membership, you need to do so ASAP. You are now considered delinquent. If you or you know someone that needs to renew, get that in before cards are shut off soon. Dues are only $20 for regular members and $15 for juniors and duals. Mail/drop off your renewal in the canteen S.A.L. mailbox. ⇛ The canteen calendar, the newsletter and/or the SAL Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/SAL572Parma have the monthly meeting notifications. ⇛ Also, contact me at salsquadron572@gmail.com for any questions or concerns. ⇛ If you know anyone that would like to join there are applications in the canteen and they can be obtained online. https://www.ohiolegion.com/sal/sal-membership/ - Thank you, Kevin S. Litvak, S.A.L. Commander Squadron 572

American Legion Riders: The Butcher Basket Raffle prize was donated back to ALR for re-raffle with proceeds to be donated to a member family being affected by cancer. ⇛ALR will run the first Queen of Hearts night at Post 572 on Feb. 6th @ 8pm. ⇛ Members were informed that there is a District 13 meeting at Post 610 on Jan. 19 and that there is a Meet & Greet at Post 703 on January 26th from 6-9pm for their new ALR Officers. ⇛ Dues for ALR members ($20) were due Jan. 8th. Renewal dues need to be accompanied by a new application form to make sure that the roster and all membership information is current. ⇛ ALR is looking forward to working with the other groups within the post and are always looking for new members to join our growing group. Applications for ALR membership are in the canteen and can be dropped off in the ALR mailbox. ⇛ To read more about the ALR, https://www.legion.org/riders/about. ⇛ Next ALR meeting: Sunday, February 19th @ 1pm. Thank you, Kelly Valek

MEETINGS

               February 6th (Monday) - Post Executive Committee Meeting - 7:00 PM

(Meetings are held the first Monday of every month except holidays.)

               February 13th (Monday) – Post General Membership Meeting - 7:30PM

                   (Meetings are held the second Monday of every month, wear your Legion cover)

               February 20th (Monday) - S.A.L. Regular Membership Meeting – 7:00 PM

 

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CANTEEN & LOG CABIN GRILL HOURS

Monday – Thursday – Noon – 10:00 PM

 Friday & Saturday – Noon – 11:00 PM

Sunday – Noon – 8:00 PM

 

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT - WEEKLY DRAWING

FOR EVENTS & LEGION MEMBERS FUNERAL SERVICES CONTACT POST COLOR GUARD EMAIL:  www.colorguard_alpost572@yahoo.com or call

                                       Sergeant of the Guard John Rader at 216-470-2579