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

November 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
Nov 5th (Monday)
Nov 12th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
Dec 3rd (Monday)
Dec 10th (Monday)

Nov 19th (Monday)
Nov 7th (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
Saturday Nov 3rd
Auxiliary Night at The Races
5:30 PM - Post Time 6:00 PM
Sunday Nov 11th
Veterans Day Dinner
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday Nov 17th
ALR Mac & Cheese Challenge
2:00 PM
Sunday Dec 9th
Children's Christmas Party
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
Keep your eyes open for the news of SAL Sunday Breakfasts! First one this season was on Sunday October 21st 9am-
12pm.  YOU don’t want to miss the breakfast!  Open to the public.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Riders Mac &
Cheese Challenge on November 17th, 2:00pm! Hope to see you there presenting your best mac & cheese or just join us for
the best comfort food!  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
Riders meetings for November and December have changed. November 7th 7:00pm will be officer nominations and
December 5th 7:00 pm will be voting. Don’t forget to enter the Mac n Cheese challenge! Saturday November 17th at 2:00pm.
Bring in your favorite homemade recipe, prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place! Raffles and 50/50’s. $5 for a sampler platter of all

FROM THE CANTEEN:   Canteen opens every day at 12pm! **NEW** Lunch Specials for $3-4 Monday-Friday. Log Cabin
Grill is also open if you prefer something off the menu. Happy Hour continues Monday-Friday 126pm with Well Drinks and
Domestic Draft Beers for $1.75. The November Bucket of the Month is Bud Light. Get 5 bottles of Bud Light in a Bucket of
Ice for $8 during Happy Hour and 12-9pm on Wednesdays. 3-piece Fish Dinner for only $7 every Friday
Commander’s Comments:  The American Legion is losing numbers. From 3 million members a few decades ago, to the quota
for 2019 being 1,718,548 a drop off of nearly 50%. Currently membership for 2019 stands at 1,039,574 that’s 60.49% of goal.
There are many factors that play a part in the drop off of membership, the major of course is the passing of all World War I and
most of World War II veterans. These were the building blocks of the Legion, the newer generation of Veterans have many
more options to become involved with Veterans organizations and social groups, thus splitting the pie up into many more
pieces. The closing of American Legion posts throughout the country plays a part in these statistics. The main cause for these
closures is the reluctance of members to take leadership roles and fill the officer’s positions at the posts.  Here at Post 572 we
are leaders in the membership enhancement movement, having exceeded our membership quota each and every year for the
past 5 years. We have no problem with volunteers for our events and projects, but we are still in need of members to step up
and take the officers roles. Right now we are seeking a Historian which is a very needed position especially this year being the
Legion 100th Anniversary. One of the most important positions is that of Post Service Officer (PSO). Service officer is a very
gratifying position as you are helping veterans learn about benefits that are available to them and to direct them to the proper
forms and assistance they may need.  Neither one of these positions take much of your time but serves a very important
service to the post. Let us not become one of those negative statistics.  Contact me for info on how you can help keep our post
remain “the best damn post in Ohio”.

1st Vice Commander:  November is the month of Thanksgiving. I want to thank all of you for serving your country when you
were in the military and thank you for your service to the community of Veterans with 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. In the month of October, we added
Nine new Members.   I want to welcome you to our Post:  
Joseph Gruszcznynski, Josepth Stepka, James Roach, Dennis
P. Mack, Douglas Mapes, Bryan K. Busicaki, Frank A. Pawlowski, Thomas Longo, Matthew Nobile.

2nd Vice Commander:   The American Legion Post 572 Annual Children's Christmas Party is scheduled for Sunday,
December 9th from 2 - 4pm in the Post Hall. Post members in good standing (2019 dues paid), can sign up their
children/grandchildren ages 12 and under. Signup sheet will be in the Canteen, behind the bar, and you will be required to
show your 2019 Membership card. Deadline for signup is Saturday, December 1st. Santa and other guests will be attending.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, John Rader contact: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email:

Adjutants Desk:   The holiday season is soon to begin.  Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.  Christmas is just around the
corner which means its Children’s Christmas Party Raffle ticket time again.  Enclosed with this newsletter you will find 2 books of
raffle tickets and a return envelope.  We hope that you will donate money for at least 1 book or both, but you are not obligated
to do so.  We hope to give the children and grandchildren of our Post a great party financed by your generous donations.  
Remember return your completed stubs and money only to the Post.  I want to thank in advance all the members of each of our
organizations for your support of programs, events and our Canteen. On behalf of the Post Family thanks to Auxiliary member
Jackie Bucchioni for her donation of $500.00 to the Children’s Christmas Party in memory of her husband Legionnaire Barry

Chaplain’s Corner:  As Election Day and Veterans Day approach, I would like to ask all of our members to carefully and
prayerfully to vote for candidates whom have supported veterans needs in the past as best you can with the information
available to us. Thanks, Jim

The Adjutant reports that Legionnaire Frank Lopuck, Army, Vietnam has transferred to Post Everlasting.