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- Erich Pfleaidermahnn, 1st Vice Commander-Tom Thompson
2nd Vice Commander-Chris Stahurski, Chaplain-Jim Leggott
Service Officer-Thomas White, Adjutant-Mike Burk

Post Home: (440) 845-0572                  Web Site alpost572.0rg                     Hall Rental (440) 845-6599
Email: alpost572@yahoo.com or alposthall572@yahoo.com

  Febuary
2024

Commander’s Comments:

January has been a month of transition, and forecasting. We have a full year to make positive changes to the post. Our mortgage has been paid down considerably, and my focus this year is to pay it off, and this will save us thousands. -            

Maintenance issues continue to pop up, and the expense is oftentimes overwhelming! We must all take an active role in reducing maintenance issues by reporting them when they are found and taking care of post property as if it’s our own. Please remember that heat and AC are preset and should NOT be tampered with or adjusted. Wear appropriate clothing layers to adapt. Also opening doors, and windows during the heating and cooling season is FORBIDDEN. The canteen has new ceiling fans that can be adjusted to move air. -

If any member isn’t feeling well, I ask that you stay home and treat your symptoms. There is a respiratory bug going around and we can’t afford to have members under the weather. -We look forward to a busy, healthy, and prosperous year. Please get involved in Post leadership and activities. New ideas are essential to entertain our members and guests. - For God & Country, Erich Pfleaidermahnn, Commander

 

1st Vice Commander’s Comments: Good Morning!!! Membership renewals for 2024 are moving along nicely. Come on and renew. Help us meet our Quota this year! If you have not gotten a renewal form yet, please feel free to mail your dues to the post. Include your name and I will mail out your card.

American Legion Post #572                                         Renew Online Today

6483 State Road                                        OR                  You need last name & membership #  

Parma Ohio 44134                                                          Go to: http://www.legion.org/renew

Attn: 1st Vice Tom Thompson

 

For God and Country, Tom Thompson - 1st Vice Commander

2nd Vice Commander’s Comments: Welcome February! Spring is on its way! Do you know how I can tell? Because I have got announcements about The Easter Egg Hunt and Golf Outing! - The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Sunday March 24, Rain or Shine! The Childrens parties we hold at Post 572 are really intended for the CHILDREN for the most part. We thank you for the great participation during this past year for the Halloween Party, Christmas Party and of course The Family Fun Day which is intended for the whole family. With the great attendance at the inside parties, we all have experienced how crowded it gets and it’s difficult to see your child and to have them move around for the various activities we have during their party. Our ratio of children to adults is out of proportion though, we have instances where there are six adults with two children. This imbalance has caused some children to get shutout from attending. First, we ask you to be judicious with how many adults you sign up for the parties. Secondly, we will be trying something new to accommodate the attendees. Watch for details to be posted soon along with signup sheets. PLEASE, when signing up your children and adults, include all the information asked of you, it is especially important in case we need to contact you. Again, watch our FB page and for Fliers in the canteen about the Easter Egg Hunt! - The 2024 Post 572 Golf Outing will be held on Saturday June 1st at Ridgewood Golf Course. You may all have seen that Ridgewood is raising their prices again this year. Having shopped prices at other Golf Courses, Ridgewood is by far the best deal going and they are in our community. - This year we are looking at doing a few new things. First off, during the Month of February We are offering a GOLF BANK sign up. If you choose to participate, we will lock you in at last year’s rate of $100.00 per golfer. To take advantage of this price lock, you need to deposit $25.00 a month minimum by placing cash or check in an envelope with your name and phone number on it in the Event Committee mailbox located on the walk-in cooler. Envelopes will be nearby. If you want to pay more than the $25.00 monthly that is fine too. Doing this, your spot in the outing will be reserved for you. Next, we are looking at holding the dinner portion of the Outing and drawing back at the Legion. A new provider for our dinner is being selected and we will give you all the details as soon as we have them. - Recapping:  the GOLF BANK starts this month February and continues for those who elect to lock in their $100.00 fee paying a minimum of $25.00 monthly. GOLF BANK payments start February 1st and must be completed by May 24th, 2024. If you have questions call me Chris Stahurski at 216-421-5152.

 

Adjutants Report: We are still in need of wheelchairs, either the standard type or the transport type. Please contact me.  I will make arrangements to pick them up. Mike Burk – Adjutant

 

 

Chaplains Corner:   February 3rd is Four Chaplains Day, when we honor the memory of four Army Chaplains who gave their lives helping to save the lives of over 200 men when the U.S. Troop Transport Dorchester was torpedoed off the coast of Greenland on that date in 1943. These four led the soldiers to the life jackets and passed them out. When the life jackets were all gone, they gave their own to four young GIs and told them to jump. When last seen they were standing on the deck, their arms linked, in prayer to the one God they all served. - They were First Lieutenants Clark V. Poling (Reformed Church of America), Alexander D. Goode (Jewish), John P. Washington (Catholic), and George L. Fox (Methodist). Let us remember them in prayer, and also pray for Chaplains currently serving our troops, especially those currently deployed in harm’s way. Although currently that seems to be everywhere. - Don’t forget, the 14th is Ash Wednesday and Valentines Day. - In the words of Khalil Gibran “For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed”. Jim Leggott, Chaplin

 

Sons of the American Legion:  The S.A.L started its new year with another successful pancake breakfast!  Thank you very much to all of the volunteers, without all of you it would never have been possible. - The February pancake breakfast will be on the 18th, anyone wanting to help is much appreciated. - I would like to take a moment to recognize John Szelenyi’s wife Jackie Szelenyi for her incredible donation of a kidney, her actions will save a life and that is just amazing. Thank you. S.A.L Commander Bryan Turner

 

Jacubic 572 Commissary: The Jacubic Commissary Team visited the Cleveland Food Bank o Janaury12th. Steps towards our distributions continue. In the meantime, if anyone is in need of food, please contact Commander Pfleaidermahn.

 

Meetings

February 5th (Monday) - Post Executive Committee Meeting - 7:00 PM

(Meetings are held the first Monday of each month)

February 12th  (Monday) – Post General Membership Meeting - 7:00PM

(Meetings are held the second Monday of each month)

February 19th (Monday) - S.A.L. Regular Membership Meeting – 7:00 PM

(Meetings are held the third Monday of each month)

February 18th  (Sunday) AL Riders Membership Meeting – 1:00 PM

(Meetings are held the third Sunday of each month)

 

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK

(https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionOhioPost572)

 

CANTEEN & LOG CABIN GRILL HOURS

Monday – Thursday – Noon – 10:00 PM

 Friday & Saturday – Noon – 11:00 PM

Sunday – Noon – 6:00 PM

 

Tickets are available for the “QUEEN OF HEARTS” & “WINNER TAKE ALL” DRAWINGS

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT - WEEKLY DRAWING

FOR EVENTS & LEGION MEMBERS FUNERAL SERVICES CONTACT POST COLOR GUARD EMAIL:  www.colorguard_alpost572@yahoo.com or call

                                       Sergeant of the Guard John Rader at 216-470-2579