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

March 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
March 5th (Monday)
March 12th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
April 2nd (Monday)
April 9th (Monday)

March 19th (Monday)
March 19th (Monday)
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.

7:30 PM
After SAL Meeting
Saturday March 10th
Annual Corned Beef Dinner
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday March 18th
S.A.L. All You Can Eat Breakfast At The Post (public Welcome)
9:00 AM to Noon
Thursday March 29th
Vietnam Veterans Day Tribute
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.



Monday - Thursday - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - 11:00AM - 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

Wing Wednrsday in the Canteen – 6:00 TO 9:00 PM
      $6.50 Per ½ doz. – Garlic or Cajun Fries - $2.50

THURSDAYS:  Weekly drawing, 50/50’s.  $$$.  

Pool table, Dart Board, Video game machines, Bowling machine,
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.
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 mentioned in last month’s article, the importance of people willing to step up and take a
leadership role in the American Legion. It is worth mentioning again. Next Months (April) general meeting we will hold the
nominations for the officers for 2018/2019. Membership is always the priority in keeping the American Legion moving forward,
but membership has no path if not for good leadership. If you are willing to accept a nomination for any of the open elected
positions, you must be present or submit in writing prior to the meeting your willingness to accept. The same applies if you are
wanting to nominate a member for officer. The elected officers are: Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice commander,
Finance officer and 2 members to the Executive Committee (three-year terms).  Remember you can only be nominated for one
of these positions.  Our Post also needs 3 members to be elected delegates to the 13th District council and 3 members
elected delegates to the Department of Ohio Convention in Columbus June 29th to July 1st.  All legionaries of Post 572 in
good standing (2018 dues paid) with the heart and determination are eligible to run.
We pray for those murdered and wounded, their families and friends on Valentines Day at a High School in Parkland, Florida.  
As the politicians’ bicker and protesters march to find an end to this violence we must carry on and be ever mindful that there
may never be a perfect answer.  We must all understand that life is precious and every day is a gift and that a government
cannot completely protect us.  We as humans have a great capacity to love one another as well as to bring harm with any
implement handy.  Let us all stand together for life, dignity and respect and reject the violence that has infected our land.

1st Vice Commander:  
March 29th at 7:00 PM Post 572 will Host the Vietnam Veterans Day Tribute at the post hall.  This
event is open to the public and all veterans and family that would like to honor those who served during Vietnam are
encouraged to attend.  Thousands of our veterans served during Vietnam in all branches of service, some did not set foot in
Vietnam but supported the war effort in other ways, to honor them there will be a pinning ceremony for veterans that served
during that time frame. Many family members lost a love one during the war and we would also like to recognize their sacrifice
with a pin also.
Follow us on face book to keep up with details of this important event.  Please welcome the following new members:  
Salvatore Felice, Douglas Foss, Isaiah Howard, John Josefezyk, Timothy O’Hara, Larry Rondeau, David Ruel,
William Sarog, Emil Thomas, Daniel Tokar.

2nd Vice Commander:  
Congratulations to the Annual Chili Cook-off winners. Judges' Choice: 1st place winner Gary Perry,
2nd place Jim Velbeck, and 3rd place Philip Kellogg. Peoples' Choice: 1st place winner Steve Skapura, 2nd place Tim
Wunderle, and 3rd place Gary Perry. Thanks goes out to the Judges, contestants, those that came to have chili, and to those
that volunteered to help. Saturday March 10th is the Corned Beef Dinner from 4 to 5:30pm. Tickets are on sale now, and can
be purchased at the bar in the Canteen. Ticket sales end March 3rd and there will be no ticket sales at the door. I also have a
volunteer signup sheet on the bulletin board for those that would like to help. Any questions please contact me directly at 216-
470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com Thank you, John Rader

Chaplains Corner:  
Police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering shot and killed in Westerville, Ohio; seventeen students
killed and many more wounded in Parkland, Florida by a resentful expelled student. Both of these events happened within a
two week period and our hearts and prayers go out to the families of these innocent victims. We Christians know we live in a
sinful world, and are felt even more deeply as we enter the Lenten season. We cannot always understand why God allows
such evil to happen, but as believers in the risen Lord we have faith that He came to forgive all sinners (including you and me).
Lent is a time to prepare for Easter through prayer and penance. The forty days of Lent (excluding Sundays) commemorates
the forty days Jesus fasted in the desert, where He underwent temptation by Satan, before His public ministry. May our Lord
be with us all during this time and bless us all!

Fish Fry has begun on Friday's during Lent season and we have a wonderful menu!  Stop in and see for yourself!  You have
spoken and I have listened!   
50 CENT WINGS will be starting Wednesday Feb 28th from 5-9 and will continue on
Wednesday's only!  Tickets for the Corned Beef dinner on Saturday March 10th are now on sale in the Canteen.  There will be
some surprises and a few drink specials on tap for this event so come on up with your appetite, it's soooo good!                        
The Canteen is a great place to come after a long day, a rough day or the end to a great day!  We look forward to seeing you!

The SAL Squadron will be bringing back the “All You Can Eat Breakfast” in March.  Stay tuned and look for the flyers for details.
Are you past due with your membership? Don’t let your membership expire and your key cards deactivated. Renew THIS month!
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!
Come to the meetings! The third Monday of every month @7:30 and learn more and be a part of the group! If you ever need to
contact me please don’t hesitate to call! Thank you, Dan Carter; SAL Commander (440)773-0863.    
American Legion Riders
Chapter 572
Parma, Ohio
HELLO from your Riders!  Congratulations to Post member Norman Petkac on his winning of the Cavs basket!!   Thanks to all
who purchased tickets in support!     Save the date.....Saturday April 21, 2018 is our annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
event.  Tickets will be on sale in the Canteen starting March 10, 2018 and all information will be posted.  
A big shout out to member Mike Burk!  Mike is spearing our first annual USS Cod riding event and we will be looking for
sponsors and donations so keep your eyes open for all the information!   Next Riders meeting will be held Monday March
19th at 7:30.  Quick reminder...dues to be paid by April 1st.  As we prepare for an eventful riding season, now is the time to
become a Rider or a Supporter.  Information packets are available in the Canteen at the information table.