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-Joseph Ruland 281-4955
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Art Wesley 440-888-2922
Service Officer-Barbara Hensley-Lawson 440-752-8315; 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

April 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
 
POST MEETINGS
 
May 7th (Monday)
May 14th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting (Elections)
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
June 4th (Monday)
June 11th (Monday)

May 21st (Monday)
May 21st (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting-New Officers Obligated

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

7:30 PM
After SAL Meeting
 
EVENT DATES
 
Saturday May 5th
Cinco-De-Derby Party
Starting at 2:00 PM
     
     
     
     
     
(Facebook.com/AmericanLegionOhioPost572)

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.

THURSDAY NIGHT - WEEKLY DRAWING

CANTEEN & LOG CABIN GRILL HOURS

Monday - Thursday - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - 11:00AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday - 11:00 AM - 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
WEDNESDAYS - 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
             Notice:  Last mailed Newsletter will be the July 2018 issue.  Will continue to be available on the website.
Send your email address to alpost572@yahoo.com to receive newsletters electronically.

Commander’s Comments:  As another member year comes to a close, and we look forward to the most historic year in
American Legion History, “The 100th Anniversary”. What has made us this great organization of nearly 2,000,000 members?
And why are so many thousands of people willing to volunteer thousands upon thousands of hours in keeping the American
Legion the most powerful voice for veterans in the world. If you asked current members why they belong, you would get an
array of answers. The social camaraderie, the family atmosphere, the feeling of belonging, the need to help our veterans and
military, to give a voice on the hill in veteran issues, and many more. There are some who were enticed into the legion by an
event or by the activities in the canteen. Whether it be for the cause of supporting our veterans, their families, the children, the
community, our members for the most part are committed and dedicated. Here at post 572 we are blessed to have a much
higher percentage than normal, of our members who are willing to step up and volunteer to help to keep our post moving
toward being “the best damn post in the State”. We have some members who have over 50 years of continuous membership,
and one who has been a member since 1945, and was our first elected commander. Within a few days of my writing this article
Mike Zaderecky will be celebrating his 100th birthday and his 73rd continuous year as an American Legion member…. A Big
Happy Birthday Shout Out Mike !!!!
Why Do You Belong? Let me, here from you…. E-mail me at: commanderpost572@yahoo.com

1st Vice Commander:  For the past two years I have had the honor of serving as First Vice for Post 572.  I have decided not
to run for this position again for personal reasons.  The rumor that I quit because of health reasons is absolutely not true.  I
joined the American Legion to help and support VETERANS any way that I could and will strive to continually do just that.  I can
tell you first hand there is no greater honor and privilege than to volunteer to support veterans that gave so much for our
freedom.  Thank you for allowing me to serve you.  God Bless America.

Welcome to the Post:
 Daniel Chlopecki, Edward Hrnir, Timothy Wolff

2nd Vice Commander:  Post nominations were in April and I accepted the position of 2nd Vice Commander, but with a
stipulation. I would like someone interested in taking over this position next year to step forward so that I can start showing
them the roles and duties that I perform. This is my 4th year in this position and I would like to take a break. Please remember
our Post elections will be held at the May Members Meeting. Any questions please contact me directly at 216-470-2579 after
7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com Thank you, John Rader

Chaplains Corner: “Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was
formed on the battlefields many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of
the world's noblest figures; not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the most stainless….I do not
know the dignity of their birth, but I do know the glory of their death. They died unquestioning, uncomplaining, with faith in their
hearts, and on their lips the hope that we would go on to victory” General Douglas MacArthur’s farewell speech, 1962. This
year we celebrate Memorial Day on May 28th and our Post will honor our fallen comrades who sacrificed their lives in service
to our Country. Our Color Guard has always held solemn services at various sites (location and times mentioned elsewhere in
this newsletter) and I encourage all to attend at least one of them and be sure to wear your cover. God Bless all those who lost
their lives in defense of the United States, and God’s Blessing to all!

TAPS:  Transferred to Post Everlasting:  Paul D Ellis Sr-Past 1st Vice, Alex J Lazar Jr

FROM THE CANTEEN:  Our Canteen is in need of your help!  I will be putting a crew together and scheduling a clean- up
day.  Information will be posted soon for volunteers and what we will be doing.  Any help will be much appreciated!   With
Summer coming (at least we think it’s coming!)...everyone is busy with outside activities and vacations.  We invite you to be a
part of our Canteen and Post by stopping in, grabbing a bite, watching a game, relaxing with a beverage and saying Hello!  
The Canteen thanks you for your support and patronage as we are the best of the best!  

                                                                            MEMORIAL DAY - Monday May 28th

Post and Honor Guard Services:
9:00 AM...................Holy Spirit Cemetery, 5500 W 54th St
10:30 AM………...St Andrews Cemetery, 7700 Hoertz Rd
11:45 AM...................Veterans Memorial Park, Loya Pkwy
12:30 PM (approx)............................Post Home, Front Yard
The Squadron brought back the “All You Can Eat Breakfast” and for two straight months it was a great success with a
great turnout! We had a full house! Keep an eye out for us to bring it back in the fall. You will not want to miss it!  On
Saturday May 19th our Squadron will be hosting a Steak Roast for this year’s SAL Detachment of Ohio Convention.   If
you have an opportunity to volunteer please do as we want to show well to the District and put on a great event for the
visitors.  Are you past due with your membership? Don’t let your membership expire and your key cards deactivated.
Renew THIS month! 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!  Come to the meetings! The third Monday of every month @7:30 and learn more and be a part of the group! 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
:  June 16th is our very first RIDER RUN Fundraiser!  We will be riding for the USS COD located in downtown Cleveland.  
Become a sponsor or take part in a ceremony, tour through the vessel and support your AL Riders from all posts in this very
special event!  Information is in the Canteen along with Sponsor and Registration information!  Proceeds will benefit the USS
COD and the AL Riders Post 572.  Our next meeting is Monday May 21, 2018 following the SAL meeting.  We have many
events and rides planned all summer long we invite you to become a member or supporter!  We thank you for all the love and
support you have given us!  Just remember....the road never ends!
There will be a POW/MIA Ceremony at the conclusion of all
services in the Canteen followed by a toast
The Canteen will not be open out of respect for the fallen
until all services are completed
Stay and have lunch at the Post......................$6.00 ea