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-Erwin Michel 440-290-6221
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Jim Leggott 216-351-2707
Service Officer-Jerry Bucchioni-216-408-5715; 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 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
August 6th (Monday)
August 13th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
Sept 4th (Tuesday)
Sept 10th (Monday)

August 20th (Monday)
August 20th (Monday)
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.

00 PM
After SAL Meeting
Sunday August 12th
Post Family Picnic
Noon - 6:00 PM
Saturday August 18th
D-Day Bus Trip to Conneaut
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tursday August 21st
Red Cross Blood Drive - in the Hall
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Sept 22nd

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.


Monday - Thursday - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday - 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday - Noon - 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
Thursdays - 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
Commander’s Comments: As we start the new membership year, we sometimes tend to spend too much time looking back
instead of looking to the future. Memories are great, they have a calming and settling effect, but looking back at this past year
has not provided a “calming or settling” situation for me as commander. We have encountered some very unexpected
incidents that stymied my path toward some goals that I had set for the progression of the post. But through it all, and with the
support and help from our membership we were able to survive without taking any giant steps backward, we just didn’t move
forward as we had hoped this past year.
Despite the setbacks, we did have some very positive moments, especially toward our commitment to community. In June at
the summer convention I received the District 13 “Legionnaire of the Year” award and last month was presented the City of
Parma “Citizen of the Month”. Although these awards were presented to me, they were accepted on behalf of the Post 572
membership. Commitment to community is an important part of the American Legion. Our Annual First Responders
Appreciation Night has shined a spotlight on Post 572 throughout the State, the bedside last salute program for dying
veterans, the Christmas Eve visit to Vets in nursing homes, the Viet Nam Veterans day tribute are just a few programs adopted
in the past 4 years that has lent themselves to fulfilling our commitment to both community and veterans. I am asking this year
for your help to put our Post back on a progressive track…Volunteer when you are able.

1st Vice Commander:  It is hard to believe it is already August, time goes so fast.  Looking back in history, on August 14,
1945 the Japanese initially announced their intent to Surrender. The dedication and valor of our Veterans granted the USA
victory in the Pacific. If you are a WW II Vet, I thank you. I thank each one of you who have served your nation in military
service in every conflict since that time.
As veterans we need to support one another. A way to do that is to support the American Legion and its programs by paying
your dues early. When you pay your dues, your Legion and Local Post 572 can continue to support your fellow Veterans, and
the community.

You can renew and pay online at: https://www.legion.org/renew/ or mail remittance to the Post in the envelope provided with
the renewal notice sent by The American Legion or drop off at the Post addressed ATTN:  Legion Membership Renewal.

If you have any friends who are Veterans, encourage them to Join by going to https://www.ohiolegion.com/forms/new-member-
sign-up/  and choosing Post 572 as the desired post to join. Or grab a Why You Should Belong Booklet we have at the post - it
has an application in the back. Please email erwin@swisscc.com or call me at 440-290-6221 if you have any questions

2nd Vice Commander:  Thank you Commander for presenting me with your Commander's Member of the Year Award.
I would like to congratulate Commander Kessler on receiving from Mayor DeGeeter, Parma City Council's proclamation of
Citizen of the Month.
A reminder, our Annual Post Family Picnic will again be at St. Sava Picnic Grove, located at 2300 W Ridgewood Dr. Parma
44129, on Sunday August 12th from noon until 6pm. Cost for the picnic: under 6 free, 6-16 $1.00, 16 and up $2.00 Members
in good standing please sign-up your children/grandchildren 12 and under by August 4th, so that I will have time to get gifts for
them. Children signup sheet is behind the bar. I also have posted a signup sheet for volunteers. We will start at 9am on the
12th moving needed items to the picnic area and your help would be appreciated. Any questions please contact me directly at
216-470-2579 after 7pm or email: secondvice_alpost572@yahoo.com Thank you, John Rader

Chaplains Corner: As the new Chaplain, I feel Art Wesley will be a tuff act to follow but I will give it my best and I pray that Art
will enjoy his retirement in good health for many years.
I would like to ask every member of our post to pray for the return of the remains of our KIA’s from Korea very shortly so we
can give them an honorable resting place and their families can at last have some peace.

The Adjutant reports that these Legionnaires have transferred to Post Everlasting and now report to the Commander
of us all:  

In June our very own American Legion Riders Chapter 572 put a great event on June 16th by hosting The USS Cod
“Torpedo” Run. Turned out to be an awesome event that included Riders from our surrounding American Legions. Thank you
Riders for everything you do to support our post! Keep an eye out that this becomes an annual event!
Hope to see everyone at our American Legion Annual Family Picnic on August 12 @ 12:00pm. Come and enjoy this annual
event with DJ Tammy, great food, prizes and kids activities! Or…Volunteer and support the Legion as the Sons that we are
and make it a memorable experience for all!!! We can always use help!

SAL Members – Membership cards were received in July so be an “Early Bird” and get your 2019 dues in! Come to the
meetings! The third Monday of every month @7:00 and learn more and be a part of the group!
Welcome our new officers. Dan Carter: Commander, Kevin Litvak; 1st and 2nd Vice, Wally Koenig; Finance Officer/Historian,
John Greene; Adjutant, Bob “PaPa” Howe; Sargent of Arms. Thanks for volunteering guys.
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
No article submitted this month.  Go to www.alr572parma.org for upcoming events and news.
FROM THE CANTEEN:  Just started In July, come in and enjoy HAPPY HOUR from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday through
Friday.  Reduced prices on non-premium beer and bottom shelf spirits.  Remember to drink responsively and have a great
time and enjoy the friendly atmosphere with your comrades and family.