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

February 2019
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
Feb 4th (Monday)
Feb 11th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
March 4th (Monday)
March 11th (Monday)

Feb 18th (Monday)
Feb 6th (Wednesday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting

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

7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Sunday February 3rd
SAL All You Can Eat Breakfast
9:00 AM to Noon
Sunday February 3rd
13th District 4 Chaplains Service
1:00 PM at Post 703
Sunday February 3rd
Canteen Super Bowl Party
Starting at 6:30 PM
Saturday Feb 16th
Chili Cook-Off
Starting at 1:00 PM
Saturday Feb 16th
Valentine's Day Dance
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday Feb 23rd
Saturday March 16th
13th District Oratorical Contest
Corned Beef Dinner
9:30 AM-Post 91
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.


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

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



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
The S.A.L. Squadron will be bringing back the “All You Can Eat Breakfast” in February, so stay tuned and look for the flyers
for details.
SAL Members – Membership cards are in! get your 2019 dues in! 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 possible!
If you ever need to contact me please don’t hesitate to call! Thank you, Dan Carter; SAL Commander (440)773-
FROM THE CANTEEN:  :  The Canteen opens every day at 12 noon! There will be an informal get together to watch the
Super Bowl on February 3rd. We'll have Pizza by the Slice, Football Squares, and 50/50 Drawings during the game. Lunch
Specials for $3-4 Monday-Friday 12-3pm. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 12-6pm. The February Bucket of the Month is Labatt
Blue. Get 5 bottles of Labatt Blue in a Bucket of Ice for $8 during Happy Hour and 12-9pm on Wednesdays.
Commander’s Comments:  Leadership is the key element to maintaining and growing an American Legion post. Although the
title given to the head of an American Legion Post or department may be “Commander”, in actuality the commander does not
command anything or anyone. As a commander (leader) the responsibility is to help myself and others to do the right thing, by
setting a direction and build an inspiring vision while always creating something new. I have not accomplished nearly all that I
would like to accomplish as commander, however, I feel content in knowing that I have created many new projects and have
moved the post many steps forward toward solidifying the progressive future of the post. It necessitated making changes, many
of which were criticized and, in some cases rejected, however by creating an inspiring vision, the officers, e-board and general
membership were able to see the value of change and responded accordingly. As an officer within the largest Veterans
Organization in the world, you can enjoy feeling the gratification of serving veterans, families, community. There is only 2
months before the nomination of officers which takes place at the April General Members meeting. Are you willing to step up
and keep the momentum alive and serve the post by accepting responsibility as an officer or e-board member of the “Best
Damn Post in The State”?

1st Vice Commander:  Our thanks to Erwin Michel for his service to our post as First Vice Commander. Erwin stepped up
when no one else would. By his military service to our country and his work as a minister, Erwin truly demonstrates the first four
words of our American Legion Preamble, “For God and Country”. Erwin, don’t be a stranger, remember to visit the Post
whenever you find the time. Thanks also to Joe Ruland for his time training me in the role of First Vice Commander. We, have
only just begun, there is much more to the position than I imagined.
Our 2019 membership quota is 467. We are now at 420 or just under 90% of our goal. If you know of a member that has not
renewed for the 2019, please reach out to him. Remind him of all of the advantages of being a member of the American
Legion, especially Post 572. If you know of some special reason why a member has decided not to renew, please let us know.
Perhaps we can resolve that situation. Remember that the canteen access key cards will be turned off for members that have
not renewed for 2019 by February 1st.
I have received dues from Matthew Nobile without an application or any contact information. If you know Matthew, please have
him contact me so we can complete the membership process and fully welcome him to our post.

2nd Vice Commander: Upcoming events: Feb. 16th Annual Chili Cook-off 1pm. Sign-up sheet behind the bar, limited to 12
entries, deadline to sign-up Feb. 10. Entries must be on the table by 1245. Volunteer sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Corned Beef Dinner March 16th serving 4 - 530. Presale only until March 10. Dinner $12 and Sandwich $9. Tickets will be
available behind the bar. Volunteer signup sheet on the bulletin board. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank
you, John Rader contact: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com

Adjutants Desk: Post administration is through the Executive Committee (erroneously called the e-board) chaired by the
Commander.  Members include both Vice Commanders, Finance Officer, Adjutant, Immediate Past Commander and 6
Committee Members at Large.  The authority and responsibility to operate this Post in compliance with The American Legion
and Department of Ohio’s Constitution and By-Laws rests with this committee.  The Legionnaires vote on membership, finances
and appointments.  Property, taxes, permits, licenses and debts as well as legal responsibility is left to the Post Executive
Committee.  We need your Help!  An American Legion Post is run by Legionnaires (veterans)not the Auxiliary, SAL or Riders it
must be Legionnaires!  In the past out going officers found their own replacements and if none could be found they took
another term.  That has not happened for a long time.  Tony Kessler has made it known that he does not want a 5th year as
Commander nor does 2nd Vice John Rader (there is the possibility one or both could change their minds.  I don’t blame either
one for wanting to step down.  They have done an exemplary job while learning their offices, hitting road blocks and criticism.
For the first time that I can remember we will have 4 openings for committee members.  Nominations will be in April and no
kidding we need Legionnaires to step forward and be apart of the future of our Post.  Finally, this Post owes a deep debt of
gratitude to the Auxiliary, SAL and Riders for everything they have done for the Legionnaires.  You do have a voice and we
most certainly listen.

Chaplain’s Corner:  February 1st is National Freedom Day. Let us thank all our veterans, this includes all of you, and those
currently on active duty for that freedom. I will not be at the meeting, so I ask that you please keep this in mind this quote from
William James; “The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it!”  I hope this meeting goes well.

TAPS:  The Adjutant reports that Legionnaire Samuel Arlia, Korea - 28 Year Member has transferred to Post Everlasting and
now reports to the Commander of us all.