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-Erwin Michel 440-290-6221
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Jim Leggott 216-351-2707
Service Officer-Jerry Bucchioni-216-408-5715; 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

October 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
October 1st (Monday)
October 8th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
Nov 5th (Monday)
Nov 12th (Monday)

October 15th (Monday)
October 15th (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.

7:00 PM
After SAL Meeting
Saturday Oct 20th
1st Responders Appriciation Night
Starting at 5:00 PM
Sunday Oct 21st
SAL All You Can Eat Breckfest at The Post
9:00 AM to Noon
Sunday Oct 28th
Childrens Trick or Treat
1:00 PM
Saturday Nov 3rd
Auxiliary Night at The Races
6:00 PM
Sunday Nov 11th
Veterans Day Dinner
Saturday Nov 17th
Sunday Dec 9th
ALR Mac & Cheese Challenge
Children's Christmas Party
2:00 PM
2:00 to 4:00 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

THURSDAYS:  Weekly drawing, 50/50’s.  $$$.  
FRIDAYS:  Every Other Week Drawing
Thursdays - Split The Pot Drawing (after 100 tickets are sold)

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
Thank you to all that supported the SAL/ALR Clambake this season! This was the 3rd year in a row that we SOLD OUT! So
next year keep an eye for ticket sales because you may miss out! Also, this fall keep your eye out for the news of SAL
Sunday Breakfast! I don’t want to miss the breakfast! Open to the public.
SAL Members – Membership cards are in! Be an “Early Bird” and 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!
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
Come and join us for our 1st Mac & Cheese Challenge!!!  Event competition is limited to 15 Home Chefs.  Cut-off date to
enter at no cost is November 11th.   Sign-up sheet is in the Canteen.  Be a judge and get a $5.00 sampler platter.  Prizes for
1st, 2nd & 3rd place.  Raffles and cheesy fun.   
FROM THE CANTEEN:  Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm. Well Drinks and Domestic Draft Beers are only $1.75. The
October Bucket of the Month is Miller High Life. Get 5 bottles of Miller High Life in a Bucket of Ice for $8 during Happy Hour
and 3-9pm on Wednesdays. Tuesday: After 6pm, Tacos for $2 and Margaritas for $3.  Wednesday: 3-9pm Bucket of the
Month (5 Miller High Life) for $8.00.  Friday: Fish Dinner $7.00 (price subject to change).  Sundays: Browns Games will
feature something new each week
Commander’s Comments:  With October being the month of our Annual “First Responders Appreciation Night” event, it might be
appropriate in this month’s article to reiterate a few points our new American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad made
during one of his first speeches after being elected in August. Having a 26-year law enforcement background as well as 3
decades with the American Legion, he points out the many similarities between veterans and law enforcement. “We are all
committed to public service – a commitment that requires the willingness to risk our own lives to perform our sworn duties,” he
said. “And that’s exactly what the founders of our organization did more than a century ago. They sacrificed, fought and many
were wounded to free Europe so Americans could be safe at home. It’s a scenario that has repeated itself in other parts of the
world, in every war era since. Formed in 1919, the American Legion last month began a 15 month’s centennial 100-year
anniversary celebration. As part of that celebration, Post 572 has kicked off our “Hometown Heroes, Military Tribute Banner”
program in partnership with the City of Parma. Past 1st Vice Joe Ruland and wife Auxiliary member Donna has taken charge of
this program and it is now in full swing. See website for details and to get the link to register online. Or Call Joe Ruland at: 440-

1st Vice Commander:  I want to start by saying Happy Birthday to the US Navy and all who served in her.  On October 13, 1775
the US Navy was established and still continues to keep our nation strong and protected. I thank all Legion Members for
continuing to serve our local community and fellow veterans by being part of the American Legion.
In the month of September your Post 572 Honor Guard attended a local Veteran Resource Fair at the Snow Rd library in Parma,
OH. There they explained how by joining the legion we ensure veterans and their concerns are heard by our representatives.
When we come together in the American Legion we also support one another and help our fellow Veterans find the resources
they need to get assistance with Veteran benefits. In the Legion we serve the local community we live in and show an example of
service and patriotism to our children and grandchildren. I thank the Honor Guard members who came by that day.
Now we need your help. We need you to renew your membership in the American Legion. If you have not paid your 2019 dues
please do so before the end of October. If all current members renew by this time our post gets additional money by the
Department to serve you this year.
You can renew and pay online at: https://www.legion.org/renew/ or mail remittance of $36 in Cash or Check to the Post in the
envelope provided with the renewal notice sent by The American Legion or drop off at the Post addressed ATTN:  Legion
Membership Renewal.
If you have any friends who are Veterans, encourage them to Join by going to https://www.ohiolegion.com/forms/new-member-
sign-up/  and choosing Post 572 as the desired post to join. Or grab a Why You Should Belong Booklet we have at the post - it
has an application in the back. Please email erwin@swisscc.com or call me at 440-290-6221 if you have any questions.
I also want to welcome
Ronald B. Wostkiewicz who joined our post in September.

2nd Vice Commander:  On Sunday October 28th, I would like to invite American Legion Post 572 Members'
children/grandchildren ages 12 and under to a Pre-Halloween Trick-or-Treat in the Post Hall. Lunch will be available in the
Canteen from 1-2pm for children 12 and under, who are taking part in the Trick-or-Treat. For $1.50 the children will get a hot
dog, chips, and a small drink. Please note this is only available in the Canteen from 1-2pm and for the children only. We will have
the Trick-or-Treat in the Post Hall starting at 2:15, please enter the Hall from the Canteen. A signup sheet is posted on the
bulletin board to sign up the children, this is to get a lunch head-count. I would like to ask Members to participate in handing out
treats to the children. There is also a signup sheet on the bulletin board for members who are bringing treats to hand-out. Please
bring your own treats, and don't forget to have the children in their Halloween costumes. Please let me know if you have any
Thank you, John Rader contact: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com

Adjutants Desk:  Next month the war to end all wars ended 100 years ago.  The American Legion would come in to existence 1
year later as a WWI Veterans Service Organization.  It has adapted and changed with each succeeding war and conflict
otherwise it would have withered and died with the last doughboys.  When the Iron Curtin fell across Eastern Europe after WWII a
new term entered our vocabulary – Cold War.  So, when we fought in Korea and Vietnam and other countries we called them Hot
Wars.  The tax exemption used by the American Legion was established by Congress for war era veterans service organizations.  
Some years ago, the Congress changed that exemption to include all veterans.  Many resolutions to include these veterans of
the Cold War have been submitted and rejected by committees at State and National levels.  Maybe in the next 100 years
attitudes toward these honorable veterans will change.

TAPS:  The Adjutant reports that no Legionnaires have transferred to Post Everlasting
It is with deep sympathy to report the passing of
Mitchell B Gruzeski, 49 son of Legionnaire member Gary Gruzeski (Hambone)
and ex husband of our post bartender Erica.  We all share in your loss.