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

October 2020
October 5th (Monday)
October 12th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
November 2nd (Monday)
November 9th (Monday)

October 19th (Monday)
October 7th (Wed)
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
Monday October 26th
Post Commander's Town Hall Meeting
Starting at 7:00 PM
Saturday October 31st
Children's Trunk or Treat
1:00 PM to 3:00 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.


GUARD  EMAIL:  www.colorguard_alpost572@yahoo.com or call
Sergeant of the Guard John Rader at 216-470-2579
We finally received the 2021 membership cards and are ready and anxious to mail them out.  1st Vice Commander Chris Smith
will be in the Canteen on Thursdays and Saturdays during the drawings and will have the new membership cards with him so you
can renew on the spot.
If you haven't paid dues for 2020 or 2021or if you know someone that hasn't paid, that needs to get in to stay current and to keep
those continued years.   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 salsquadron572@gmail.com.  
Eligibility details can be found at  https://www.legion.org/sons/join .  
The post is open for business so stop in and support the canteen. Mask protocol is in place.
There is no S.A.L. events planned yet so keep checking in to see if this will change. Sons of the American Legion meetings are
every 3rd Monday of the month.  Members are encouraged to attend meetings, voice any concerns or generally get to know
other members.  We are often called upon to help with events and activities so the more members that are willing and available
makes the post a stronger post.
Thank you, Kevin Litvak: SAL Commander   
Commander’s Comments: The fourth section of the American Legion Preamble states: “To foster and perpetuate a 100
percent Americanism. This is the heart of our Legion ideals of freedom, justice, individual rights, and unlimited opportunities. It
is the opposite of hatred, bigotry, and intolerance. Americanism stands for justice, fair play, and decency. Our Legion Family at
Post 572 demonstrates our Americanism by our individual actions and continuous commitment to our community.
Our commitment to Americanism is also demonstrated by our participation in patriotic community events. This past month we
attended the retirement ceremony of Parma Fire Fighter, Lieutenant Bryan Downie, a longtime friend, and supporter of our
Post. We were at Mission Barbeques 9/11 ceremony as well as Parma Fires 9/11 ceremony at the Shops at Parma. We were
there for the start of Team RBW’s 9/11 run at the USS Cod.
If there is a memorial, veterans celebration, parade, or national holiday we are there, carrying our country’s flag, wearing our
uniforms, or donning our American Legion covers, proudly demonstrating our Americanism to all.  Plan to join us at the next
event, as we continue to show our commitment to 100 percent Americanism.

1st Vice Commander: Membership quota for 2021 set by the Department of Ohio is 412 of which we currently have 289.  We
would like to reach quota by the early bird cut-off which as always is Veterans Day November 11th.  Renew now and get it over
with before you become overwhelmed by the holiday season.  You can mail it in or drop it off or sign-up for and account on
mylegion.org.  We need to grow our membership, Legion Auxiliary, SAL and with that growth expand our ALR, so become a
recruiter and bring potential members to our Post for a visit.  Welcome to Legionnaires Nelson G Dunfee and Daniel J Thomas
who have transferred to our Post.

2nd Vice Commander:  October will soon be here. I'm planning a Children's Halloween Trunk-n-Treat this year. With social
distancing and other restrictions, it's going to be different. The plan is for those able to, setup your pop-up canopies in the field
on the other side of the bridge. Those that want to (or are unable to cross the bridge), setup your cars around the perimeter of
the parking lot, starting by the bridge. Decorate your canopies and cars. Since we want to keep the children safe from cars
cutting through the parking lot, I am looking into blocking the State Road entrance during the event. The Trunk-n-Treat will be
Saturday October 31st from 1 - 3pm. There will not be any food specials in the canteen because of the social distancing.
Volunteers are needed and donations will be gladly accepted.  If inclement weather, we will setup in the hall, keeping social
distance. Anyone having additional/different/better ideas, please let me know. I'm also planning The Children with Santa for
Sunday December 13th, more details later. We are selling Gun Raffle Tickets; drawings will be the month of December. See
fliers in the Canteen for more information. Everyone 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

Adjutants Report:  Commander Mike Burk has called for a Post Town Hall meeting on Monday October 26th inviting all
members of all the Post organizations to discuss anything you wish.  It is hoped that this will be a constructive get together.  
(The following is a personal opinion that doesn’t reflect any view of The American Legion or Post.)  The new normal and alone
together are catch phrases being bantered about during this pandemic that frankly I can’t stand.  We have learned that things
we take for granted can and have been swept away for the greater good.  We all look forward to a better normal where we can
enjoy the company of family, friends and colleagues without fear of violating any laws, mandates or guidelines.  We as a society
need that personal contact both good and bad in order to grow.  Social media has replaced that evil television that allows us to
escape the realities of life and bring up new generation of germ a fobs and introverts.  Everything is viral and virtual now a
days, no human contact please.  I look forward to that better normal and close by saying party on dude.

Chaplain’s Corner:  Welcome to October, on the 7th of this month in 2001, Operation Enduring Freedom began in
Afghanistan and it is still going on, please pray for our troops who have served and those who are serving over there. The 13th
of the month is the 245th birthday of the U.S. Navy. Don’t forget, the 3rd of November is Election Day, please remember to
vote.  Thank you. Jim

TAPS: The Adjutant reports that Legionnaire Robert “Bob” Connally has transferred to The Post Everlasting and now
reports to the Commander of us all.
Canteen News:  Sunday Fundays have begun with Food and Drink Specials during football season. Join us for the games each
Sunday with a food special not from the regular menu. Our fall drink specials include Jack Cinnamon Apple and Crown Caramel
Apple drinks for $4 a pour. The October Bucket of the Month is Stroh’s. Get 5 bottles of Stroh’s in a bucket of ice for $10 all
month long.
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio