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

July 2020
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
July 6th (Monday)
ly 13th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting

7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
August 3rd (Monday)
August 10th (Monday)

ly 20th (Monday)
ly 1st (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
Sunday August 9th
Post  Picnic at St. Sava's Picnic Grove

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.

Please Donate Your Old Clothes and Deposit items
in the Recycle Box Located in the Parking Lot
Hello my name is Kevin Litvak, I was the 1st Vice Commander but now I am proud and honored to have the opportunity to step
into the S.A.L. Commander role for
Dan Carter. I proudly served as his vice and wish him all the best.  Chris Smith has stepped
up to be the 1st Vice Commander.  With these new roles come new challenges.  We will work tirelessly to keep the post vital,
relevant and a place for all to honor our past, present and future legionnaires.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please let me know.  Our post will only succeed with willing able members.  
Consolidated reports have been turned in and 2021 cards will be coming in soon.
If you haven't paid dues for 2020 get that in to stay current.
Due to COVID-19 all events have been halted.  As soon as we return to some normalcy we will update with any dinners,
breakfasts or events we may have planned.
Thank you for your support.  I am a Son of a Vet and proud of it.
Commander’s Comments: My thanks to Commander Tony Kessler for his five years of service. Tony has led our Post by
heartfully following the true meaning of the words of the Preamble of the American Legion by his dedication to “community state
and nation”. With the help of our membership he established the First Responders Dinner, the pinning ceremony for veterans
in hospice, and our annual Vietnam Veterans Dinner. These events, and others, started at our Post and are now in place with
other posts throughout the country. Tony has developed an extraordinary reputation for our Post by following up with needs of
our community. He has enhanced the visibility of Post 572 by working with the City of Parma, our Police and Fire Departments,
Cuyahoga Community College, and the Parma City School District. He was honored by Mayor DeGeeter as the Parma Citizen
of the Month in June 2018. He worked with the students and staff of Valley Forge High School to bring their Vietnam Alumni
Memorial to completion. He has worked with the Ridgewood Garden Club and many other civic organizations.
Thank you for giving me the honor to follow in his footsteps. These will be difficult shoes to fill. I will work to further fulfill
additional words of our Preamble by building our “our devotion to mutual helpfulness”. I will work to help grow our Post as we
help each other and any veteran in need. This can only be accomplished with the continuous assistance of all our Legion
Family, including the Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, and the American Legion Riders. I am aware and appreciate
all that your organizations have done in the past I am excited about all that we can accomplish together in the future. I look
forward to hearing your ideas, suggestions, and yes, even your complaints. Please contact me at mikeburk572@yahoo.com or

1st Vice Commander: As the new membership chairman it is my job to meet and if possible, to exceed the membership goal
(quota) established by the Department of Ohio for the 2021 membership drive.  The focus will be on retention, new and
transfer members.  At the same time, we have a few members who have yet to renew for 2020, you still can and will be able to
retain your current ID number and continuous service years and other benefits and privileges at the Post.  
We could sure use your help in recruitment during this time of pandemic and pandemonium.  This Post is Your Post, our Post,
let us together help it to grow.  Post dues remain at $36.00 for 2021 and hopefully for some time to come.  Send your renewals
to the Post or go online and sign up for an account at www.mylegion.org and pay your dues online.
We know it can be really tough right now with everything that’s going on and if you are without a job right now it can be horrible
and asking you to renew may be way down your priority list, but do what you can when you can.  Get your early bird sticker if
you renew by Veterans Day.
If you have any questions about your membership, give me a call.  If I don’t know I will find out and let you know.

2nd Vice Commander:  Do to Pandemic and social distancing, I regret to inform you that the American Legion Post 572 Family
Picnic has been canceled for this year. We are booked for next year. The corn from Southern Ohio that everybody loves has
been ordered and I plan on having a Drive-By Corn on the Cob sale. More information will be posted. I am in the early planning
stages of a Drive-By Pig Roast for Saturday August 29th, and hope to be able to present it to the Executive Board on July 6th.
Don't forget the Gun Raffle begins July 1st, good luck to everyone that purchased tickets and a big THANK YOU to those that
helped with the sales. The Canteen has been opened and I'm sure I don't need to remind everyone about social distancing.
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

Adjutant’s Report:  Let us be joyous on this the anniversary of the birth of our Nation.  The birth certificate says July 4th, 1776
yet the war for independence would not end until 1783.
What is going on today with violent demonstrations, vandalism, taking over of public and private property has happened
before.  There are those whatever their reasons want the destruction of our freedoms for what they consider should be their
idea freedom.  Without law and order, civilization as we know it, cannot exist.  Are their bad actors in blue?  Yes, as are in all
walks of life.  On the other hand, what about those that firmly believe in their oath to protect and serve all people, remember
September 11, 2001. Lincoln in 1838 said “If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within.”
GOD Bless America.

Chaplain’s Corner: As we celebrate our nations birthday, I would like to share a poem with you.
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
 It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
 It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
 It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
 It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the
protesters to burn the flag.”
Dennis Edward O’Brien (8 Oct. 1923-29 Aug. 2002) Chaplain, USMC
Please do not let your thoughts be altered by those who believe history can be changed by rioting and destruction. Jim

TAPS: The Adjutant reports that Legionnaire Mathew Lobas-Navy WWII has transferred to The Post Everlasting and now
reports to the Commander of us all. For more about Matt go to the website and click on membership.

POST ELECTION RESULTS:  Commander Mike Burk, 1st Vice Commander Tom Thompson,
2nd Vice Commander
John Rader, Finance Officer Rich Rysh.  Executive Committee (3-year term) Nancy Tomasch,
Ivette Vinicky, (2-year Term) Jim Leggott.  13th District Council: Mike Burk, Jerry Bucchioni (Automatic),
Tony Kessler, Joe Ruland, John Rader (because they hold District Offices), Alternates Tom Raab, Brian Tomasch.
Canteen News:  Come visit the canteen and enjoy some food and drink!  Hours through the summer will be, 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 July Bucket of the Month is Budweiser. Get
5 bottles of Budweiser in a bucket of ice for $10 all month long. Key cards are never mailed to members. There are currently 13
cards waiting to be picked up. If you requested a key card please stop by and ask the bartender for your card.