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

September 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
Sept 4th (Tuesday)
Sept 10th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
October 1st (Monday)
October 8th (Monday)

Sept 17th (Monday)
Sept 17th (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
Sunday September 9th
Canteen Sunday Football Potluck
Starting at12:30 PM
Thursday Sept 20th
Auxiliary Night at Chipotle
Starting at 5:00 PM
Saturday Sept 22nd
SAL/ALR Clambake
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday Sept 28th
Canteen Hoedown
Starting at 5:00 PM
Saturday October 20th
1st Responders Appriciation Night
Starting at 5:00 PM

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.


Monday - Thursday - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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
It was great to see everyone at our American Legion Annual Family Picnic! It was a great showing of members and their
families. A big thank you to John Rader and all the volunteers that help pull this off!
Clambake season is upon us! Don’t forget to get up to the Canteen and purchase your tickets for our Annual SAL & ALR
Clambake on September 22nd 4:00-6:00pm. Final ticket sale is Sunday Sept. 16. Come and join us for a great event and
great food prepared by our Sons and Riders. Sorry but tickets are not available at the door.
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!
Welcome our new officers. Dan Carter: Commander, Kevin Litvak; 1st and 2nd Vice, Wally Koenig; Finance Officer/Historian,
John Greene; Adjutant, Bob “PaPa” Howe; Sargent of Arms. Thanks for volunteering guys.
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.  Go to www.alr572parma.org for upcoming events and news.
FROM THE CANTEEN:  Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm. Well Drinks and Domestic Draft Beers are only $1.75. The
September Bucket of the Month is Budweiser. Get 5 bottles of Budweiser 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 Budweisers) for $8.00.  Friday: Dollar Dog Night during Baseball Season.  Sundays: Browns Games begin September
9th.  The Canteen will be closed on Labor Day September 3rd.ly.
Commander’s Comments:  Winston Churchill once said; “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
The American Legion volunteers are “givers” they are those who through selfless hours of dedication ensures the longevity of
the organization. The American Legion at one point had reached over 3 million members and remains the largest Veterans
Organization in the World despite membership slipping to 2.4 million. With all the post activities, events, canteen etc.…Legion
members sometimes take things for granted and forget the real purpose of the American Legion and that the officers and
executive board members are not getting paid for their many-many hours of sacrifice. Voicing your opinions on post matters is
not only acceptable, but highly encouraged. We get better through criticism and suggestion, however there is a right place and
time to voice your opinions. Complaining to a bartender in the canteen, or another member sitting at the bar usually will do no
more than create a rumor that can get blown out of proportion and end up being very detrimental to the post, or worse an
argument will ensue.
Bring your grievances or suggestion to the general member meeting or drop them in the suggestion box, so you can be heard at
an E-Board meeting and your concern can be addressed. Be more involved in the American Legion community step up and
volunteer, get on the inside of the post operation.
“Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice … you will get satisfaction out
of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1st Vice Commander:  I wish to say Happy birthday to all airmen; September 14th will be the 70th birthday of the United States
Air Force.
This month our Post had a table at the Veteran Resource Center event at Tri- C. I want to thank Mike Burke and Jim Leggot on
attending those 3 days and introducing hundreds of our fellow veterans to the American Legion.
I also want to wish all of you a great Labor Day, may you spend it with family. We at the American legion are like a family. As a
veteran services organization we support each other. As of this time, half of our post’s members have renewed this membership
for 2019. Please support your Veteran family by paying your dues now. When you pay your dues, your Legion and Local Post
572 can continue to support your fellow Veterans, and the community.  
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 our seven new members of our post:
 Richard Cintron, Devin Brown, Anthony Ramos,
John Eykyn, John Newcomer, Dennis O’Brien, Joseph Giampeitro.

2nd Vice Commander:  I would like to thank all of you that attended our Annual Post Family Picnic at St. Sava Picnic Grove. I
hope everyone had a great time I would especially like to thank all of the volunteers that assisted with the picnic. I couldn't have
done this event without your support and help, again THANK YOU!
Reminder the SAL / ALR Clambake is September 22. Tickets are available in the Canteen, with sales ending Sunday September
16 - NO SALES AT THE DOOR. Flyers are posted in the Canteen.
Thank you, John Rader contact: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com

Picnic Raffle Winners:  Barbara Sekerak - $300.00, Richard Kruzer - $200.00, Theodore Majewski - $100.00
Mike Vovos - $50.00.

Adjutants Desk:  Fall is soon upon us and that means that kids have returned to school so be careful how you drive.  As the
Post Adjutant I serve you and the Officers and members of the Executive Committee.  My job is to record minutes and to make
sure that members are kept informed about the Post.  This is done by publishing a newsletter and updating the website.  The
other source of information comes from people who say “I heard”, they may be well meaning but oft times incorrect or
incomplete.  Now I don’t wish at this time to try and dispel all the rumors going around because by the time I hear them they may
have changed completely.
This month I want to talk about Instant Bingo (Pull Tab) at one time the only legal gamming we had and we are constantly audited
by the State of Ohio.  Please do not call it a rip-off game.  In July $21,462.00 was paid out in prizes.  $1,413.94 donated to
charity.  Over the years we have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity.  We were the largest donor to Gifts for the
Yanks for 6 straight years averaging $20,000.00 a year.  Thousands have gone to the Parma Fire, Police and CERT.  From
Hunger Centers to Children charities, relief funds and the USO and countless others we have donated thanks to the Instant Bingo
games.  Thanks to those who have played and to you who play today, I hope you win, either way we all win.

TAPS:  The Adjutant reports that no Legionnaires have transferred to Post Everlasting.