Commanders Message

 

As we approach the annual Legion conference, let us all strive to help accomplish the goals and mission of the American Legion. Our efforts to increase membership, awareness and to educate the community to understand what the American Legion represents and stands for is all our responsibilities. Let us endeavor to fulfill our obligations to our post and to each other in the upcoming months. We are in need of a Finance Officer, and several special projects need a chairman. The many sponsored programs we support are in need of attention. If we are to grow and remain a viable post in the future, we must attract and obtain the public’s support and trust. We need your help. We have established a building fund, conducted a garage sale, started a radio show (WJUP 103.9 FM on Wednesday mornings from 9 to 9:30)  and established many daily activities in our canteen. Please become involved and please show your support.  Let us work together to strengthen and expand our Post and our commitment to Veterans and the community we serve.

 

Respectfully;

 

Jimmy Josko Commander

 

Membership

 

Membership is at 83% I want to thank everyone for renewing their membership this year, But there are still a few how have over looked there's , Please look at your card and insure the date at the top says 2016, If not your are in arrears.

The 2nd nomination of officers is on the 14 of April, if you have someone you would like to elect to ANY office now is the time to nominate them, If you know of a finance officer who would like the job Please nominate them .. We are in need of one. The Garage sale was a huge success! I would like to thank ALL who donated and or volunteered a heartfelt thank you for all the work.

 

Donald Woodbury

1st Vice Commander   

 

 

Service Officer’s Report

Bob Dymersky is recovering at home.

We lost a few fellow legionnaires this month I/we send a heartfelt sympathy to their families and friends of Glenn Calvert, Mike Lillo, and Tim Corder may they rest in peace and they families rest in comfort knowing their loved ones have gone to a better place.

 

Donald Woodbury

Service Officer

 

Chaplains Corner

Perhaps you consider yourself a forgiving person, but are you now facing someone whom you cannot forgive.

Jesus said that the measure in which we are forgiving is the same standard God will use in forgiving us.

Would you want God to forgive you in the same way you are presently forgiving others?

 

D.J. “Rick” Ricciardi, Chaplain

 

 

Auxiliary

Hello Ladies:

 

 

We raffled off our Baskets of Cheer on St. Patrick’s Day.  Congratulations to the winners.  The party at the Post was great.  I want to thank everyone who donated bottles and purchased tickets.  Special thanks to the ladies who volunteered their time to sell these raffle tickets. The money collected from this raffle will go a long way to helping our veterans.  

 

Unfortunately, we will not be making 100% membership this year.  A big thank you goes out to everyone who joined or renewed their membership.  Remember, we start this process again right after convention.  Just a reminder - Our year is from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  A thank you goes out to our Membership Chairman Claire Drouin for doing a fine job this year.

 

Nominations of officers for 2015-16 will again be held at our April meeting.  Election of officers will be held at our May meeting.  Please consider running for a position.  All positions are open and anyone can run for one. Please try to come to the meeting and have some input in this process. 

 

Time to distribute the poppies!!!  The weekend of May 7th and 8th is our weekend for distributing poppies.  As always, we will be distributing poppies in front of local stores.  We are in desperate need of help.  The sign-up sheet will be posted at the Post the first week of April.   The hours of distribution will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  You will be assigned a two hour slot.  Legionnaires, Sons and Honor Guard members please step up to the plate and assist the Auxiliary with this endeavor.  When you sign up, please put your phone number next to your name.  Remember, these poppies are made by veterans.  We pay for the poppies and distribute them and the money collected goes back to the veterans.

 

Have a great month and I hope to see you at the poppy distribution on May 7th and 8th.

 

Carol McAteer                                            Email: auxiliaryunit271@gmail.com

President                                                    Website: www.alaunit271.org

 

Blood Drive Chairman

Last Blood Drive we received 16 donations.  Thank you to those who gave.  Please donate blood if you are able, you will save lives!  Our next blood drive is April 10.
Thank you,
Ed Hicks
Blood Drive Chairman

 

Honor Guard

As always we are looking for members to join the Honor Guard.  Complete uniforms will be provided.  Contact any Officer in the canteen. Leave your name and phone number where we can contact you.

If you would like a red shirt for red shirt Friday to show your support for our troops, we have medium, large and extra large for sale in our canteen. If you want your name on the shirt there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board.

 

Bob Dymerski

Sergeant At Arms

Honor Guard OIC 

 

 

Building Fund Wish List

We have used all of the Home Depot grant money, but there are still a few things we need for our Post.

1.     Smoking Area

2.      Carpet Upstairs

3.     Paint The Outside Of Building

 

Thank you,

Ed Hicks

Home Depot Chairman

 

From the IT Desk:

The web site is back up and running, if you would like a notice when it is updated please email me at webmaster@roodwilliaimspost271.com and I’ll put you on the mailing list.

Have a Great American Day,

Andy Heric

Post Adjutant

 

Canteen News

We had another great St. Patrick's Day! Thanks to everyone who decorated and to Papo for a wonderful dinner.
The 300 Club started on March 25th. Stop by and get your tickets, only $25.  This includes 2 weekly drawing of $50 for twenty weeks and a party at the end. If you have any questions just ask the bartender. Also don't forget to inquire about the Jackpot Game!

SAL

I would like to take a moment to thank some people who I have forgotten to do so in the past. First I would like to thank Mike at Sunray Plastics in Riviera Beach for making and donating to us our Lucite box we use for our ongoing raffles. I would also like to thank the folks at Evo Italian Restaurant for donating the gift certificate for our last raffle. I hope members will patronize them as they support the Legion and our post. Also a huge thank you to our bartenders who sell our tickets to our raffles. Thank you to Gary & Kim Lott for their donation in memory of Jack Sweeny. I will make sure this money goes directly to the betterment of the Post. Since our next newsletter will be too late to say goodbye to most of our seasonal residents because they will already be gone, I would like to do that at this time and hope that we see you again next year. Please remember to Support your SAL by taking a chance on our raffles, playing Show me the Money and coming by to have a fish dinner once a month. As always if you would like to become involved in the SAL, come to a meeting or see one of the officers for information.

 

Jim Jacobs

SAL Commander  

 

Boosters:

 

Richard & Denise Lapnow    $50.00

William & Judy Collins    $25.00

Gary & Heidi Steger    $25.00

Dominic Defilippi    $20.00

Louis & Josephine Gregory    $20.00

Frank & Rae Russo    $20.00

Joe Vitale    $10.00

 

Special Announcement:

You are invited!!!

Join us for lunch as we discuss veteran benefits of pre-planning funeral, cremation and cemetery arrangements

Friday April 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

American Legion Post 271

775 U.S. Highway One, Tequesta

RSVF 561-203-0976 or 561-746-9070

Sponsored by Dignity Memorial

& the American Legion