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-Vacant
2nd Vice Commander-John Rader 216-470-2579; Chaplain-Jim Leggott 216-351-2707
Service Officer-Mike Burk 440-525-1864; 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

December 2018
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron  572
Parma, Ohio
Dec 3rd (Monday)
Dec 10th (Monday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business Meeting
7:00 P.M.
7:30 P.M.
Jan 7th (Monday)
Jan 14th (Monday)

Dec 17th (Monday)
Dec 5th (Wednesday)
Executive Committee Meeting
Regular Members Post Business  Meeting

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

7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Saturday Dec 8th
Army/Navy Football Game Potluck
2:00 PM
Sunday Dec 9th
Children's Christmas Party
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Monday Dec 31st
New Year's Eve Party
7:00 PM

Tickets to All Events are sold In the Canteen.


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

Every Tuesday is Sandys Taco Night in The Canteen
Homemade Shells - Build Your Own - $2.00



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
It’s that time of the year to give thanks and support of the less fortunate. As we go through this holiday season remember our
veterans that have served and are now serving. The sacrifice that they are taking for our country and families and wish them
safe return for peace on earth.    The Riders Mac & Cheese Challenge on November 17th was a great success!
Congratulations to the winners and the support of all of the contestant along with joining us for the best comfort food! Look
for it again next year. You won’t want to miss it.  
SAL Members – Membership cards are in! 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! Remember why you joined the SAL Squadron and became a member of
Post 572. Be an active member and honor the service and sacrifice of our fathers and grandfathers and join in on the post
events. Dues can be paid in the Canteen by dropping and envelope into the SAL mailbox with your name, membership
number, Phone number, email and your payment by cash or check. Your dues can also be mailed with the same information
to American Legion Post 572, 6483 State Rd. Parma Ohio 44134. Dues are $20 Regular Member, $15 Jr. and Dual
Membership. 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!  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
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FROM THE CANTEEN:  Take advantage of our Lunch Specials for $3-4 Monday-Friday 12-3pm. Log Cabin Grill is also
open if you prefer something off the menu. Happy Hour continues Monday-Friday 12-6pm with Well Drinks and Domestic
Draft Beers for $1.75. The December Bucket of the Month is Miller Genuine Draft. Get 5 bottles of Miller Genuine Draft in a
Bucket of Ice for $8 during Happy Hour and 12-9pm on Wednesdays. 3 piece Fish Dinner for only $7 every Friday. Canteen
opens every day at 12 noon!
Dec 2 - Browns vs Texans - Pulled Pork  Dec 8 - Army-Navy Game - Potluck
Dec 9 - Browns vs Panthers - (Children's Christmas Party, no feature)  
Dec 15 - Browns vs Broncos - Sat 8:20pm Game (Q of H earlier, no feature)
Dec 23 - Browns vs Bengals - Sloppy Joes  Dec 30 - Browns vs Ravens - Pulled Chicken
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve Party - Food, Drink Specials and Live Band for $20 admission. Get tickets from Canteen.
Commander’s Comments:  There is one sure way of avoiding criticism, scrutiny, making mistakes and failure…. DON’T DO
ANYTHING! Stepping up and taking responsibility can be scary to some people, to others it is a way of life. I have been blessed
by being a person who thrives on challenge and relishes results. I am a doer, always have been. When I was 13, I had 3 daily
jobs because I knew even at that early age, I would never have a car if I didn’t earn the money to pay for it myself. I went on to
build 3 successful businesses of my own and founded a national association in 1982 that is still in existence today.
I am proud and embarrassed at the same time that I did this with only an 8th grade education. I didn’t have a lot of exposure to
the inner workings of the American Legion when I decided to run for the position of 1st vice commander five years ago, but I
knew I could contribute, and I felt I had something to offer to Veterans, so I dedicated myself to learning. I became passionate
about making a difference in the Veterans community as well as our local community.  The following year I was elected to the
Commander position. We have had some setbacks, but overall, I am humbly pleased with my 4 years as commander. If had a
fear of failure or of being criticized, I would not be in this position today. I have faced criticism and scrutiny, which is
understandable as in any industry, there is always a bullseye on people in authoritative positions.
Motivational Guru Zig Ziglar once said: “F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything and Run' or 'Face Everything and Rise.'
The choice is yours”. Right now, we are in desperate need of members who are not afraid to step up and take a leadership
role. We need a First Vice Commander and a Post Historian. Many American Legion Posts are closing around the country,
because they can’t find leadership, let’s not allow our post to be a statistic.

2nd Vice Commander: The American Legion Post 572 Annual Children's Christmas Party is scheduled for Sunday, December
9th from 2 - 4pm in the Post Hall. Post members in good standing (2019 dues paid), can sign up their children/grandchildren
ages 12 and under. Sign-up sheet will be in the Canteen, behind the bar, and you will be required to show your 2019
Membership card. Deadline for sign-up is Saturday, December 1st. Santa and other guests will be attending. Please remember
to fly your U. S. Flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, December 7th for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Upcoming events
I'm working on: Feb. 16 Annual Chili Cook-off and March 16th Corned Beef Dinner - details coming out in the near future.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, John Rader contact: 216-470-2579 after 7pm or email:

Adjutants Desk:  Where has the year gone?  This year is going by way to fast, I can tell by the number of members who have
yet to renew their memberships.  The American Legion National By-Laws Article IV, Section 4 says: “A member whose dues for
the current year have not been paid by January first shall be classed as delinquent.  If his dues are paid on or before February
first, he shall be automatically reinstated.  If he is still delinquent after February first, he shall be suspended from all privileges.  
If he is still under such suspension on June thirtieth of such year, his membership in The American Legion shall be forfeited.”  
Membership is still only $36.00 a year, so how about getting it out of the way now.
On November 19th Olga Ann Jacubic passed away.  She was the widow of Post co-founder John Jacubic, Joseph Jacubic’s
brother.  If you ever enter the Post through the main entrance you will see a shadow box (built and donated by the then SAL
Commander John Kasperczyk) containing Joseph Jacubic’s casket flag, Purple Heart and other memorabilia donated by Olga.  
She was a living connection to our Post past and will be missed.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  to all!!!!
Welcome to our Post Membership:  
Malcom Brooks, Peter Olejarz, William S Derkin, John Kalal, Wayne L Davis

Chaplain’s Corner:  I hope everyone had a very thankful and tasty Thanksgiving!
If you can make it down to the U.S. Cod for the wreath laying on Friday, Dec. 7th., please make every effort to do so. It is a very
moving ceremony. Also, please continue to pray for all of our men and women in uniform.
God bless you all and God bless America. Thank you.                                                                                            

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