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-Joseph Ruland 281-4955
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Art Wesley 440-888-2922
Service Officer-Barbara Hensley-Lawson 440-752-8315; Adjutant-Jerry Bucchioni 216-408-5715

Post Home: (440) 845-0572                                                                Hall Rental (440) 845-6599
Email: alpost572@yahoo.com or alposthall572@yahoo.com
September 2017
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
 
POST MEETINGS
 
Sep 5th (Tuesday)
Sep 11th (Monday
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
October 2nd (Monday)
October 9th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting  
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7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
 
EVENT DATES
 
Friday September 8th
Back to the 80's Party (Canteen Event)
7:30 PM
Friday September 15th
Halfway to St Pat's Day Party (Canteen Event)
7:30 PM
Friday September 15th
National POW/MIA Remberence Day
 
Frifay September 16th
1st Responders Appreciation Night
5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday September 17th
Motorcycle Raffle
5:00 PM
     
(Facebook.com/AmericanLegionOhioPost572)

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.

THURSDAY NIGHT - WEEKLY DRAWING

CANTEEN HOURS
Monday - Thursday - 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - 1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday - 11:00 AM - Midnight
Sunday - Noon - 6:00 PM

Every Tuesday is Sandy's Taco Night in The Canteen
Homemade Shells - Build Your Own - $2.00


THURSDAYS:  Weekly drawing, 50/50’s.  $$$.  Pool table, Dart Board, Video game
machines, Bowling machine, and Pin Ball machine.  Good food and drinks at reasonable
prices.  Come join your fellow members!  Bring your family and friends.


Celebrate the Post's 70th Anniversary
Place your order for the Commemorative Challange Coin - Only $10.00 each
CONTACT THE POST:  alpost572@yahoo.com
Go Electronic and receive Post News and Updates as well as this Newsletter by Email.  It’s
faster and it won’t get lost in the mail even if you move. Just send your Email to the above
address and your’ on!


Please Donate Your Old Clothes and Deposit items
in the Recycle Box Located in the Parking Lot
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Commander’s Comments:  I open this article with some very sad news. Our post and it's members lost a truly great friend.
Gino (the DJ) Jankowski has passed very unexpectedly and has left a big void in all of us. He was a huge supporter of the post
and what it represents to the Veterans and members, he never hesitated to give of his time and volunteer for anything that
needed to be done at the post. There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live
just a little bit better. The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.
This post may never be the same without him, but I promise to do my best to make sure our members will always "hear the
music playing"...Rest in Peace my friend
……Another bit of sad news, in the Monday night football game that was televised Nation Wide, 12 players of our Cleveland
Browns chose to take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem…to me this is appalling, insulting and a blatant
disrespect to the veterans who fought for that flag and that anthem. I wanted to black out the TV games in the canteen as a
show of support for our veteran members, but some members of the E-board thought the first amendment right should
override. Personally I disagree, but that’s just my opinion.


1st Vice Commander:  
Membership renewal are off to a great start but showing signs of slowing down.  If you have not
renewed your membership for 2018 yet please do as soon as possible.  We have a goal of 406 paid members by November
11, 2017 and we need a lot more to meet this goal.
The fastest way to get your new card is to renew online.   If you have a smart phone the American Legion has an app that will
let you renew and keep you connected to Legion news.  
Remember, as a veteran you can get a 10% Discount at all Home Depot and Lowes stores, Pet Smart also has a veterans
discount on Mondays and starting Nov 11, 2017 ALL veterans will be able to use the Army Airforce Exchange Store  (AFFES)
online for deep discounted items tax free.  If you know of a place that is offering veteran discounts please let us know so we
can pass that information around to others.  That’s what we do at Post 572, brothers helping brothers.
The membership approved 18 new members this month.  Please welcome the following new members to our post
Frank
Kaczmarek, Dennis Daley, William Kostka, Robert Bielawski, James Brocklehurst, Charles Kiehl, Joseph Pace,
Donald Prahst, Frank Lopuck, George Metrakos, Joseph Milkovich, Raymond Naso, Donald Oliver, Timothy
Hanacek, Thomas Segan, Eddie Murphy, George Prample, Paul Robertson.


2nd Vice Commander:
 I would like to thank everyone for attending our American Legion Post 572 Annual Picnic this year. I
hope everyone had a good time.  I would also like to thank the many volunteers that helped, we couldn't have done this
without your help. And finally, I would especially like to thank S.A.L Commander Dan Carter and the Squadron for their
donation of a large canopy to our Post. For those attending the picnic this canopy covered the serving area. Thank you, John
Rader email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com.

Picnic Raffle Winners:  1st-Mike Burk, 2nd-Mark Tenaglia Sr, 3rd-Kathy Stiokis, 3rd-Pamela Eisner.


Chaplains Corner:
September 15, 2017 is POW/MIA Recognition Day, a time to remember our comrades whose whereabouts
are still unknown. Of the 1,606 still missing (POW/MIA) and unaccounted for (KIA/BNR), 90%were lost in Vietnam or in areas of
Cambodia or Laos. Since its formation in 1970, The National League of POW/MIA Families has sought the return of all POWs,
the fullest possible accounting for MIAs, and repatriation of all recoverable remains. Through the League’s effort, 977
POW/MIA’s are now accounted for. In addition, 63U.S personnel were accounted for from 1973-1975, for a total of 1,040. For
more information or to support the league, go to http:pow-miafamilies.org. Please keep the families of the POW/MIAs in your
prayers, support the efforts of the League and remember to fly the flag on September 15th. God’s blessing to all!!!

We have lost a dear friend at the post and member of the SAL Unit with the passing of Gino Jankowski on August 23rd. Gino
was a good friend of mine that I am so grateful that we crossed paths in our lives. In addition, he was great friend to all at our
American Legion as he was a part of us all and was always a big help with volunteering and supporting the post by creating
events or being a part of all of them in some way. Gino will be deeply missed as he was always there for us with his hearty
laugh and humor that touched us all. I know how proud he was to join the SAL Unit as support of his father. We should never
forget what he meant to us as a unit and the support of the veterans at the post and beyond. Rest in peace Brother.
If you ever need to contact me please don’t hesitate to call! Thank you, Dan Carter; SAL Commander (440)773-0863.