Commanders Message



November is upon us, with that the start of the Holiday season and the arrival of our snowbird members. Thank you all for the support you have shown thru out these last few months. Membership and participation is the key to any successful post and we are making strides to increase both. I would like to ask all members, as well as supporters and friends to think about the less fortunate this holiday season and if possible donate some time or money to the post so we can continue to fund and promote the programs that help out veterans and their families. Remember to use the suggestion box if you have any issues or ideas you would like to share. The well being of the Post is my number one concern and with your collective help I hope to see it thrive in the coming years.



Respectfully yours


Jimmy Josko Commander




Service Officers Report

Taps: Richard Holzbaur

Sick Call: None


Chaplains Corner


One of the hardest areas in which to trust God is in the matter of justice. We want justice to prevail especially if we are the victim. We become impatient if we are not avenged quickly.

When someone offends us, our responsibility is to respond with forgiveness. God will take the responsibility to see that justice is done.

God is absolutely just, and only He can ensure that justice is fully carried out.

D.J. ďRickĒ Ricciardi



Hello Ladies:


Hope everyone survived Hurricane Matthew.


Before starting our meeting in October, we draped our Charter for three members Helen Dove, Beverly Giglio and Maggie DíOnofrio.


MEMBERSHIP Ė Donít forget dues are now due.Again, the calendar year is from July 1st and ends on June 30th.Senior members dues are $35 and Junior members are $10.The Membership Chairman is Claire Drouin.Please get your dues in as soon as possible. You can drop off your dues at the post with one of the bartenders.If you cannot come to the post, you can mail them to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 271, 775 U.S. Hwy. 1, Tequesta, FL 33469, ATTN: Claire


Thank you to all the members who helped decorate the canteen for Halloween.It really looked great and we have gotten many compliments from Post members.


NO MORE CUTTING COUPONS.Please leave the book together.If you take it apart we cannot use it.Thanks to all for your support.


On October 2nd two Department of Florida Officers and several District 11 Officers joined us for breakfast at the Post.We had a great visit with them and they complimented Papo for the wonderful breakfast.


Show Me The Money is every Wednesday at 6:30.Come join us. ††Papo has begun serving food during the season for the Wednesday crowd.


Three members went to the VA for the Halloween Party.Many members dressed in costume and the vets had a great time.


The Auxiliary had a fund raiser on October 22nd upstairs at the Post.The Magic Mike Review.It was a blast.The funds raised will go to the veterans.


December 11th is the 40th Annual Jupiter Tequesta Christmas Parade at 1PM.


We are having a Bake Sale on December 18th.Our last one was great.Letís make this one awesome.


There will be a New Years Eve Party.Cost is $50 each.This is being run by the Legion, Auxiliary and the Sons. Further info at the Post or in next months newsletter.


The Auxiliary is offering Angel Ornaments for sale to be put on the crosses set up for Memorial Day.Names of loved ones who have passed away can be put on the ornament.More info to follow.


Come to our next meeting.We will be discussing the baskets for our Christmas Basket Chinese Auction and also Christmas cards to be sent to the veterans.



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Blood Drive

Last month we received 3 donations.  Thank you to those who gave.  Please donate blood if you are able, you will save lives!  Our next blood drive is December 11 th


Thank you,

Ed Hicks

Blood Drive Chairman


Building Fund Report

We have used all of the Home Depot grant money and we still need a few more things to make our post complete.

1. Carpet upstairs.

2. Smoking area.

3. Paint the outside of building.

†††††††† I would like to thank all who have donated to the building fund. We are looking for good fund raising ideas to raise the balance. If any can think of new protects let us know.

Thank you,

Ed Hicks


Boys State

It's that time of the year to start taking applications for Boys State.If anyone knows of a young man that will be a junior in high school this year please get them in contact with Ed Hicks at the legion or let their guidance counselor at their school know of their interest in the program.We will be going to the schools to give the dates and information about the program. To read about this great opportunity they can look it up at .

Thank you,

Ed Hicks


From the IT Desk:

If you would like an email notice if there is a change in the calendar, please email me at and Iíll put you on the mailing list.

Have a Great American Day,

Andy Heric

Post Adjutant



For the Good of the Post

††††††††† We are still in need of some Chairman; the following are the positions open:

Americanism, Children & Youth, Community Service, Post Activities, ROTC, U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Liaison, Oratorical, Scouting &Wreaths Across America. Remember, this is a family Post; you donít have to be a Legionnaire to chair a program.

††††††††† There is an Executive Board member position open. If you would like to serve this fine Post please come to a meeting and volunteer.

Andy Heric

Post Adjutant



Robert & Linda Callaway $200.00 (Building Fund)

Michael Reilly $100.00 (Building Fund)

Thomas Westhoff $100.00 (Building Fund)

Sandra Eldred $50.00

John Conlin $30.00

Capt Ken Lee, USN $25.00 (In Honor of Susan M. Lee)

Diane Nolf $20.00