6483 State Road, Parma, Ohio 44134
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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

April 2019
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
 
POST MEETINGS
 
April 1st (Monday)
April 8th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
(Nominations)
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
May 6th (Monday)
May 13th (Monday)

April 15th (Monday)
April 3rd (Wed)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting
(Elections)

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

7:00 PM
7:00 PM
 
EVENT DATES
 
Saturday April 6th
ALR Spaghetti Dinner
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday April 13th
Children's Easter Clebration
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Sunday April 28th
SAL All You Can Eat Breakfast
9:00 AM to Noon
Saturday May 11th
Bar Olympics
Time to be announced
     
     
(Facebook.com/AmericanLegionOhioPost572)

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.

CANTEEN & LOG CABIN GRILL FALL/WINTER HOURS

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

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS - FRIDAY FISH FRY’S

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT - WEEKLY DRAWING    
EVERY OTHER FRIDAY NIGHT DRAWING
QUEEN OF HEARTS DRAWING EVERY SATURDAY
MONTHLY PROGRESSIVE 50/50 DAILY DRAWINGS

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
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. There is still time to renew for 2019 and maintain your
continuous years of service, but time is running out!  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 possible!
If you ever need to contact me please don’t hesitate to call! Thank you, Dan Carter; SAL Commander (440)773-0863.
                                                                           
FROM THE CANTEEN:  The staff is looking for event ideas to bring more people into the Canteen during the week. If you
have any suggestions please pass them onto a bartender or manager. We currently have a special on Sam Adams Lager
and Seasonal draft beer. Purchase a glass of Sam Adams for $3.00 and keep the glass (one per visit while supplies last).
Happy Hour prices on Well Drinks and Domestic Draft Beer Monday-Friday 12-6pm. The March Bucket of the Month is TBA.
Get 5 bottles TBA in a Bucket of Ice for $8 during Happy Hour and 12-9pm on Wednesdays.
Commander’s Comments: As the end of my 4th term as commander is rapidly approaching, I honesty I feel the past 4 years
have seen many improvements and positive trends developing. I like the direction the post is heading. The past 4 years have
seen the membership quota reaching 100% every year, the SAL, Auxiliary and Riders memberships have all grown, and all
units are working together now to make for an enhanced member experience. We installed a wireless phone in the canteen for
customers when receiving calls, a book lending library for members, a camera surveillance system installed in the canteen, a
credit card machine so members can now use credit cards for their purchases, a bingo pull tab dispenser for customers to
purchase tickets without the bartenders taking time away from serving to issue pull tabs, a showcase for displaying
merchandise we have for sale, a TV monitor for displaying post information and events, the completion of the outdoor patio
deck, the formation of the post event committee which has produced new annual events including the First Responders
Appreciation night, the Viet Nam Veterans Day Tribute along with approximately  25 more events throughout the year. We
initiated the bedside last salute program for veterans who are about to pass, the annual Xmas visit to nursing homes. All this
being said, is not to say this is all because I was commander, it just so happened things got done on my watch, there has been
so much volunteering and donating of time and money by our Auxiliary, Riders, SAL and veteran members, that I cannot even
begin to thank them all, nor would all the above be possible without them. Let’s keep the momentum going!

1st Vice Commander: We currently have 429 members for 2019 and many more who have not yet renewed.  In accordance
with the American Legion, members not renewed by February 1st are considered not in good standing and privileges
suspended.  If not renewed by June 30th, membership in the American Legion is revoked.  The decision to continue your
membership is up to you and you alone.  We hope that you just forgot and if not if you would reconsider keeping your
continuous service going.

2nd Vice Commander: What a turnout for the Corned Beef Dinner! Thank you to the crew of volunteers, I couldn't have done
this without you. And thanks to all that attended, this wouldn't have been a success without you. April 13th is the Children's
Easter Celebration. This event is open to AL Post 572 members in good standing, and is for your children/grandchildren, ages
12 and under. Signup deadline is by April 7th. The sign-up sheet is behind the bar in the Canteen. I have a volunteer signup
sheet on the bulletin board. Any candy donations please turn in to the canteen bartenders by April 7th as well. Contact me if
you have any questions. Thank you, John Rader contact: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com

Chaplain’s Corner: I hope everyone had a chance to get out and enjoy our first day of spring on March 20th.
Please remember to pray for all our home bound and hospitalized, send them a card of thanks or pay a visit to them if you can.  
Thank you, Jim

Nominations:  This month at the Members Business Meeting nominations will be accepted for Post Officers, Executive
Committee and Delegates for the 2019/2020 American Legion year.  It is critical for our Post to have members willing to be
nominated, elected and serve their full terms.  The strength of the Post lies within an active membership not just by attending
and volunteering at events and using facilities such as the hall and Canteen although these are extremely important, but for
running and representing the Post through elected and appointed offices and committees.  All of our Legionnaires in good
standing even if you are new are eligible.
To be nominated you must be present at the April meeting or have a letter or email signed by you presented to the Post prior
to the opening of nominations to accept the nomination.  No nominations will be accepted once nominations are closed.  You
can only be nominated for one of these offices.  (This does not include delegates):  One- year term; Commander, 1st & 2nd
Vice Commanders, Finance Officer.  Three-year term; Executive Committee.   
You can if you wish be nominated to one or both of the following delegations:  Delegates to the 13th District Council for one
year commencing immediately after the May election.  Delegates to the Department of Ohio Convention in Toledo Ohio June
28, 29 and 30th.  The incoming Commander and Adjutant are automatic delegates to both.
All appointed officers, standing committees and unfilled elected positions will be selected at the desecration of the incoming
Commander with the approval of the Executive Committee.  If crucial offices cannot be filled by appointment and the remaining
members both elected and appointed to the Executive Committee are unable to meet the requirements of The American Legion
and Department of Ohio the Post may have to close with permission of the Department of Ohio, surrender our Charter and sell
all properties, equipment and all assets to settle debts in which all remaining monies shall be donated to charities.
For those of you not sure about running for office please remember you are not alone and we all started off unsure of
ourselves and really green.  As Veterans we all share a common goal and during difficult times remember we’ve got your back.


                                     
                                                                           



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American Legion Riders
Chapter 572
Parma, Ohio
ALR Spaghetti Dinner Saturday April 6th tickets available in the Canteen.  ALR is raffling off a $500 Cabelas Gift Card, tickets
available from ALR Members only. Drawing will be held the day of the 2019 “Torpedo Run” Saturday June 15.  All ALR
meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month in the Post Hall @ 7:30 pm