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-Ivette Vinicky 440-785-9681
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Jim Leggott 216-351-2707
Service Officer-Nancy Tomasch 440-887-1064; 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

June 2020
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
 
POST MEETINGS
 
June 1st (Monday)
June 8th(Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting (Elections)
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
July 6th (Monday)
Ju
ly 13th (Monday)

June 15th (Monday)
June 3rd (Wed)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting

S.A.L. Squadron Meeting
(Elections)
A.L.R. Regular Meeting
.
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.

7:00 PM
7:30 PM
 
EVENT DATES
 
  NO EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED
 
  MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED
 
     
     
     
     
(Facebook.com/AmericanLegionOhioPost572)

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.

TEMPORARY CANTEEN & LOG CABIN GRILL HOURS

Monday - Thursday -
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday - Noon -
10:00 PM
Sunday - Noon - 6:00 PM

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT - WEEKLY DRAWING
RESTARTING JUNE 4TH    

QUEEN OF HEARTS DRAWING EVERY SATURDAY
RESTARTING JUNE 6TH

Pool table, Dart Board, Puck 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.

Please Donate Your Old Clothes and Deposit items
in the Recycle Box Located in the Parking Lot
At the time this is being written our country, our post is dealing with uncertainty of what direction we are going with the
Coronavirus Pandemic. As of this moment will be having a June meeting, third Monday of the month at 7:00pm. If this meeting
stands, we will nominate and vote for the Officers of 2020. As Commander of the SAL for the past three years I will be asking the
members in the Squadron to step up and be a part of unit and support as you did when you became a member of the SAL.
Support the Squadron, the Squadron you joined on behalf of your fathers or grandfathers. Remember your supporting them,
supporting the post and more importantly the support of all veterans.  
2020 Membership cards are still available, you can continue to mail in your dues to the post which we will retrieve when
appropriate or better yet you can do this transaction on line with the links that are in this Newsletter. We look forward to your
continued support of the SAL unit and being a member in good standing. 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 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!
Commander’s Comments:  As the Commander of post 572, this will be my last newsletter article, and the most difficult to write.
I have so much I would like to say and so many people to thank there would not be nearly enough space for the article. My five-
year tenure as Commander will come to an end at the membership meeting on June 8, which I hope you all attend. (The hall will
be set up with proper social distancing). I am stepping down with a sense of pride knowing that deep down I gave my all and I
was able to accomplish most of the goals I set for the overall post experience.  First I wanted to enhance the membership
experience of the post and second although we have always had a good relationship with the community I wanted to enhance
an even stronger awareness and relationship with our City and the community in general. Increase membership, lower the
average age of membership, encourage more female veterans to get involved all of which was accomplished. More visibility to
the public with new events like the Viet Nam Veterans Day tribute, the First Responders Appreciation Night, the Xmas visits to
Nursing homes, the bedside last salute program. Many improvements to the canteen that make the canteen visit more
enjoyable was a primary goal which again I am comfortable with knowing that many improvements were made and the best
effort was put forth.
None of the above would have been possible had it not been for the tremendous support I received from our Officers, E-board
members, our Auxiliary unit, SAL Squadron and our Riders and the many volunteer members that were willing to step up and
become involved in post activities. I want to thank you all for the opportunity to serve as your Commander, it is an experience I
will cherish forever.

1st Vice Commander: I’m happy to report that we are currently at 411 paid up members for 2020. Quota currently at 95.36%.  
That’s great.  A big THANKS to all members who have renewed their membership for 2020.  You all helped get us there.  You
can still renew for 2020 to keep your continuous membership going.
Remember that membership numbers are important when the Legion goes to our State and National lawmakers to fight for your
benefits as well as just being a member helps to support our many great programs. Starting July 1st, you can renew your 2021
membership. You can pay your dues by mail, drop off at the post, online by card at www.legion.org by clicking on the “Renew
Your Membership” box, or why not come into the Post. Stay safe and healthy.
Important Membership Eligibility Congress passed and President Trump signed into law “The Legion Act” as of August 2019.
Honorably discharged veterans who served anytime from Dec 7, 1941, to present day are now welcome to join the American
Legion.
Thank you, Ivette Vinicky

2nd Vice Commander:  While American Legion Post 572 was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, we had an impromptu drive-
by Pulled Pork & Chips dinner on May 9th. This was a complete sellout. At the same time, we had a food drive donation going
on and filled Harry Arnold's lawn trailer with needed items and donated to All Faiths Pantry. We were also recruiting and selling
Gun Raffle Tickets. What a great day. Many thanks to those that donated to the food drive, purchased diners and Gun Raffle
Tickets. thanks also go out to the many volunteers that helped out, I couldn't have done it without your assistance, and special
thanks to Phil & Jeanne Kellogg for smoking and preparing 40 plus pounds of pork. The Canteen is now open and I hope to
see you all there. Remember - social distance and keep safe. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at:
216-470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com  
Thank you, John Rader

Chaplain’s Corner: I hope and pray everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day. Hopefully next year we will be somewhat back
to normalcy, whatever that might be. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and each other, do your best to stay safe.
In the meantime, welcome to June and wish the U.S. Army “Happy 245th Birthday”.
Jim




TAPS:  The Adjutant reports that Legionnaire Robert F Shoemaker-Army, Vietnam has transferred to The Post Everlasting
and now reports to the Commander of us all.
Gun Raffle:  Gun Raffle Tickets can now be purchased online with credit card, debit card or thru PayPal. Just go to our
webpage at: www.alpost572.org and click on the orange "Donate" button. Enter the amount total for the tickets you want to
purchase ($20.00 per ticket) and in the note or description box, enter you name, address and phone number. We will send you
your ticket stub by mail and a copy of the entry ticket. Your tickets are randomly selected from sealed envelopes. The 3 digit
number will be drawn daily during the month of July (except Sunday’s) from the Ohio lottery evening pick 3. You will be contacted
by mail and by phone if your number is drawn. Each Ticket gives you 27 chances to win. For more info got to our web page or
facebook page
               
Canteen News:  The Canteen is now OPEN for business! We are starting with limited hours, Mon-Thu 3-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm,
and Sun 12-6pm. Seating in the canteen has been adjusted to conform to social distancing requirements set by State and County
Health agencies. You will find seats in groups around the bar and at tables. There are several rules we must follow. You may add
seats to the ends of tables, but NOT at the bar. Please do not move table or bar chairs from their current position. We know
everyone is use to standing and talking to someone at the bar or a table. Please do your best to refrain from this activity and
keep your distance from anyone that is seated. Lastly, you will be required to wear a mask when not seated. Sorry for the
inconvenience, but we must comply with Responsible Restart Ohio requirements set by State and County Health agencies.e.