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-Mike Burk 440-525-1864; 1st Vice Commander-Tom Thompson 216-538-6323
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

August 2020
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
August 3rd (Monday)
August 10th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
September 8th (Tuesday)
September 14th (Monday)

August 17th (Monday)
August 5th (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
7:30 PM
Saturday August th
Corn on the Cob Drive-by Sale
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday August 9th
Corn on the Cob Drive-by Sale
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (until sold out)
Saturday August 29th
Drive-by Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday August 29th
Parma Hunger Center Food Drive
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.


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


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.

The new 2020-2021 officers were sworn in at the July 13th regular members meeting; Kevin Litvak (Commander) Chris Smith (1st
Vice Commander) and Dan Carter (Historian). Continuing in their roles are John Greene (Adjutant), Wally Koenig (Finance
Officer) and Jerry Bucchioni (S.A.L. Advisor). S.A.L. meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. All input from members
is welcomed and encouraged. As soon as the 2021 cards are received, they will be mailed out to those who have paid their
membership dues.  If you haven't paid dues for 2020 get that in to stay current.   
Dues are $20 for regular members and $15 for juniors and dual membership.
If you know anyone that qualifies or is interested in joining the Sons of the American Legion please have them email at
Eligibility details can be found at  https://www.legion.org/sons/join .  
It is unfortunate that the COVID-19 virus has halted many events and functions in and out of the Legion.
We know members and guests look forward to our breakfasts and dinners so If anything can be done to hold an event we will
work within the health guidelines to safely go on with an event.   
Public safety is number one right now with mandatory masks being put into place around the state.
Please respect the posts mandatory mask policy and wear this during the appropriate times while at the post.  The post is still
open (please check hours of operation) so members are still welcome to come in and have fun. Thank you, Kevin Litvak: SAL
Commander’s Comments: When the veterans of World War I came home, our nation was unprepared to take care of their
combat casualties of the war. “The wounded, the shell shocked and the sick were lodged in poor houses, jails, asylums or what-
have-you. Those who came home unscarred were appalled by the plight of their less fortunate comrades.” This concern
formed a bond among the charter members of the American Legion.  That concern continues today as at each meeting we
recite our Preamble and proclaim, “our devotion to mutual helpfulness”.
Post 572’s devotion to helpfulness recently included a food drive which collected over 600 pounds of food. The food pantry
responded by saying “Thank you for being a community partner and giving back to the community this way.”  Our Honor Guard
conducted numerous final salutes for deceased veterans, both American Legion members and well as non-members. A Parma
City Council member called to ask if we could assist a local Army Mom whose flagpole rope was broken. We responded with a
new flag, rope, and hardware, installed with the help of a local utility bucket truck. Our service officer has responded to several
phone calls from veterans looking for assistance. Nancy has directed them to various VA and local veteran assistance centers.
We are planning for a new clothing donation program, where all donated clothes will be given to Vietnam era veterans.
Please keep aware of Post 572 activities on Facebook and join us as we continue to grow our mutual helpfulness into the

1st Vice Commander: AThe 2021 membership drive is well underway and thanks to the 155 members who have renewed so
far.  Although the 2020 drive has ended you can still renew for 2020 and help the Post make the goal established by the
Department of Ohio.  Currently we have 414 members for 2020, that is 17 short of the goal.  You cannot skip a year and renew
for 2021, The American Legion considers your membership as revoked and you would be considered a new member with
continuous years starting at 1 year.  Send your remittance to the Post or drop-off in the Canteen.  You can also renew on-line
at www.mylegion.org.  Get your early bird sticker on your new ID card by renewing by Veterans Day November 11th.

2nd Vice Commander:  August 8th and 9th we will have a Drive-By Corn on the Cob sale from 1 until 5pm. This is Fresh
Southern Ohio Corn and is not husked or cooked. We will be selling the corn by the dozen, while supplies last. Price will be
comparable to local prices. Saturday August 29th we will have a Food Drive Drop-Off for the Parma Hunger Center from 1 until
4pm (donations will be taken to the Hunger Center on Tuesday). Also, on Saturday August 29th from 4 until 6:30pm we will
have a Drive-By Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner. Dinner consists of Smoked Pulled Pork, Roasted Buttered-Garlic Potatoes, and
Steamed Ear of Corn. Cost is $15 and ticket sales are Pre-Sale only, with ticket sales ending August 23rd. Limited number
tickets will be sold and there will be no sales at the door until all pre-sold dinners are picked up. There will be no eat-in, no
condiments, and no flatware provided. The public is welcome for all of these events. Naturally I'll be needing help, so contact
me if you are available to help. Stay 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

Adjutant’s Report:  Thanks go out to all who have patronized the Canteen and attended the meetings of the Post since it
reopened in May.  This has only been done by your cooperation and assistance in making sure that we all are abiding by the
guidelines as established for Cuyahoga county during this pandemic.  We all are committed to the health and well being of our
members, family, your guests and our employees.

Chaplain’s Corner: I hope everyone is enduring the heat and social distancing, please take care of yourselves and each
other. There are a couple of milestones on the calendar this month. August 4th is the 230th birthday of the Coast Guard, the
14th, the 75th anniversary of V-J Day, and the 11th, it will be 48 years since our combat troops left Vietnam. These were all
occasions to be thankful for.
August 7th is Purple Heart Day, a day to remember all those wounded in combat.
Just a thought, “Our country will become a better place when everyone realizes there are only two kinds of people in it, Good
people and bad people. Ethnicity doesn’t matter.” Jim

TAPS: The Adjutant reports that Legionnaires Richard Cintron, Oscar Ericsson, James Farris, Don Kalski, Henry
Kercher, Jerry Kraiger, Dennis Lapso, Manuel Mejia, Charles Pelechaty
have transferred to The Post Everlasting and
now report to the Commander of us all
Canteen News:  It is a great time of year to stop by and visit the canteen to enjoy some food and drink!  Summer Hours are,
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. Please do not move seats within the canteen. The August Bucket of the
Month is Miller Genuine Draft. Get 5 bottles of Miller Genuine Draft in a bucket of ice for $10 all month long.  KEY CARDS: Key
cards are never mailed to members. Requests are completed once per week. There are currently 16 cards waiting to be picked
up. If you requested a key card please stop by and ask the bartender for your card. Cards that have not been picked up within
one month will be returned to stock and you will have to fill out a new request.