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-; 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

January 2019
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
Jan 7th (Monday)
Jan 14th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
Feb 5th (Monday)
Feb 12th (Monday)

Jan 21st (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
7:00 PM
Saturday Feb 16th
Chili Cook-Off
Starting at 1:00 PM
Saturday March 16th
Corned Beef Dinner
4:00 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
Happy New Year to all of our members, may this new year bring you good health and happiness!
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)773-0863.
American Legion Riders
Chapter 572 - Parma, Ohio
No article submitted this month.
FROM THE CANTEEN:  The Canteen opens every-day at 12 noon! Come on in and enjoy a Lunch Special for $3-4
Monday-Friday 12-3pm. Log Cabin Grill is also open if you prefer something off the menu. Happy Hour continues
Monday-Friday 12-6pm with Well Drinks and Domestic Draft Beers for $1.75. The January Bucket of the Month is Michelob
Ultra. Get 5 cans of Michelob Ultra in a Bucket of Ice for $8 during Happy Hour and 12-9pm on Wednesdays.
Commander’s Comments:  Now that 2018 is over let me take this time to thank all of you. During this year we saw some good
times and some bad, but through it all we not only survived, we excelled. Our success was because of you, our members.  We
once again exceeded our membership quota, all our planned events were successful, we were able to reach our contribution
goals to our veteran’s charities as well as contributing to our community. However, due to the extraordinary amount of
unexpected expenses suffered by the post, a lot of our goals were not met, so there is still much to do, and it will take hard
work, contributions and volunteer efforts by our membership. A new year brings new expectations and goals and let’s not forget
new challenges. Your personal goals and challenges must be faced with a positive approach. Put the past failures behind and
look at the New Year as an opportunity to start over with a confidence that you and your family can achieve all that you always
dreamed. My confidence to start a fulfilling new year comes from finding myself among a group of devoted, caring and talented
people… our members of post 572. As I am passionate about making this post the “Best Damn Post in The State”, let us grow
together in achieving our Post 572 goals along with our personal goals. At this time let me wish you all a very happy New Year
and hope it brings you much happiness and success…

2nd Vice Commander: Santa informed me that there were 52 children that came to see him on December 9th at Post 572,
what a turnout. I would like to thank Santa for taking timeout from his busy schedule to stop and see the children. Also, a big
thank you to those that donated time and money for this event. Upcoming events I'm working on: Feb. 16 Annual Chili Cook-off
and March 16th Corned Beef Dinner - details coming out in the near future. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, John Rader contact: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email:

Adjutants Desk: There are 2 major challenges for our Post in this new year, Post Administration and Financial!  Since early in
2008 income to our Post dropped considerably and expenses have increased dramatically.  All the savings that the Post had
has eroded away.  We now operate and have been operating in the red.  This trend cannot continue.  In the past a handful of
members supplied all the income we needed by gaming.  They are gone and now report to the Commander of us all.  We are
thankful for the very few who still play, but it’s not enough.  It can take between $10,000.00 & $15,000.00 a month to operate
this brick & mortar Post and properties.  We are very fortunate to have what we have; some Posts meet in city halls or
restaurants.  Taxes, licenses, permits, insurances, supplies, canteen wages, mortgage, maintenance & repairs, utilities and
charity donations (from gaming as required by law) are just some of the expenses.  Income comes from gamming, fund raisers,
Post Events, hall rentals, donations and membership dues.  The Canteen & Grill are not listed as income because they tend to
lose money or make very little.  For every Legionnaire that renews his or her membership the Post gets $7.65 out of the $36.00
paid.  The last membership report from Department of Ohio dated 12/19/2018 shows that we have 410 members for 2019, that
translates to $3,136.50 to our Post.  What can we all do as members?  Be supportive and be considerate and participate, come
to the Post and eat, drink and gamble and enjoy the comradeship.  When decisions by the officers and executive committee go
afoul, remember everyone is doing their best and sometimes mistakes are made and can be corrected, so don’t get angry after
all they are members of this Post just like you.  Be a part of the solution and as the Commander would say; we can be and
should be the best damn Post in Ohio!
Next month’s discussion will be Post Administration.

Chaplain’s Corner:  An Invocation for Peace
“God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of
peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens
who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into
“God, diffuse the violence of our tongues and hands.
Renew our hearts and minds, so that our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!” Amen   


TAPS:  The Adjutant reports that Legionnaire Tary Labyk, WWII, Navy - 64 Year Member has transferred to Post Everlasting
and now reports to the Commander of us all.