Commanders Message


Happy Holidays,

As the New Year and Christmas is upon us I want to share with you why I joined the American Legion. First to try in my own way to apologize and repent to all whom I disappointed, hurt, and mistreated thru out my life. I would like to mend and make right my relationships with my family and friends, and acquaintances. I would like to commit to becoming a better person, and vow to do what is right, no matter how hard it is. My service to you and the American Legion has made this journey a bit easier and I thank you all for that. My Christmas wish is that you all take this opportunity to improve yourselves, and in the process improve all you come in contact with. My New Year’s Resolution is to not dwell on what I have done, but address what I can do.

It is said that there is something more terrifying than death, and that is being forgotten. Here at the Legion we will always remember, and you will never be forgotten. The passing of our members is inevitable, so let us be kind to each other, be respectful, and let go of those old grievances and disputes and embrace the birth of a new year, for all of us.

May the Grace of the Lord and the service of our Military keep us safe and prosperous in these most trying of times. God bless you all and God bless this United States of America.

Humbly yours,
Jimmy Josko





First of all first of all I would like to thank all members who have paid your dues. We are up over 60% membership today and I'm hoping we can make it 100% this year. Everyone seems to be getting a second notice for their membership dues, I myself have received one also, please check your card prior to paying the dues again! I have several members who have paid twice; your checks are being returned to you with my thanks for paying your dues. As most of you know the door key reader has been changed, in order to get a new card, you must have paid 2017 dues.


Donald "Woody" Woodbury

1st Vice Commander


Service Officers Report

Taps: None

Sick Call: Richard Augustinowicz



Chaplains Corner


Your hearts condition will be expressed through your life. It will be evident by your attitudes, words, and behavior. Jesus said that you can clearly see others only when your own eyes are unobstructed. If your vision is hindered by sin, you will not look at others properly.

How do you look at the words and actions of others? Are you critical of them? Are you judgmental? If so, ask God to purify your heart so you may see others as He does.


D.J. “Rick” Ricciardi




Well we are coming up on that busy time of the year again. By the time this is printed Thanksgiving will past us and Christmas & New Year’s will be right around the corner. I am hearing that we may be short of officers and persons to march in the Christmas Day Parade so if you are available please see Andy or the Commander. Unfortunately with our ailments some us are just unable to do it anymore. Please be sure to register for the New Year’s party coming up which should be a good time and great food. Also it’s that time again to pay your dues so please make it easy on those who collect dues for the post by not waiting until the last minute to pay. We have been having great crowds at Show me the Money lately so please come down and join the fun on a Wednesdays. I would like to welcome back our members and friends who come from the north to enjoy what Florida has to offer in the winter, warm weather, beautiful beaches and friendly people.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!


Jim Jacobs

SAL Commander




Hello Ladies,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

MEMEBERSHIP- If you have not paid your dues yet, please do so as soon as you are able. Our membership chairman is Claire Drouin. Senior member’s dues are $35.00 and the Junior’s are $10.00. If you are unable to drop your dues off to the bartenders at the Post. You can pay them online, or mail to:

American Legion Unit 271

775 U.S. Highway 1

Tequesta, Florida 33458

ATTN: Claire

           Thanksgiving Day dinner and Thanks Again Dinner was awesome as always. Thank you to all that cooked and donated food. A BIG THANK YOU for your support.

Thank you for all the people who and made Christmas cards for Veterans.

           Come join us every Wednesday night for Show Me the Money. Papo's kitchen will be serving a limited menu.

The Auxiliary had a fund raiser on October 22nd “Magic Mike Review”. We used that money to buy new shoes for homeless Veterans at our local VA Medical Center. Thank you Rachel D'Ausilio and Claire Drouin; and a big thank you to Bernadette for selling the most tickets.

We also gave 10 families a $50.00 Publix gift card for Thanksgiving.

We have been collecting money for the Wreath's Across America. We did not reach our goal, but we tried. Thank you Kerri Adams for your hard work. The ceremony will be held at Riverside Memorial Park on December 17th at 11:30; please join us. We need to honor our Vet's weather we have 100 wreaths or 1000.

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

 1PM. Contact me if you want to be in the parade.

December 17th is the Legion Christmas party at 7PM. If you want to participate in the gift exchange please bring a gift: men, bring one for a man and ladies, bring one for a lady. Gift baskets raffle will be drawn also.

On December 18th, we are having a bake sale from 9-1 in canteen. We have it listed in the post's Holiday Bizarre. Our last one was great.

Let's spend New Year's Eve Together. Tickets are on sale now.


Sandy Swafford                                Email:

President                                           Website:



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 11th.


Thank you,

Ed Hicks

Blood Drive Chairman



Building Fund Report

Balance: $300.00

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


From the IT Desk:

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

Have a Great American Day,

Andy Heric

Post Adjutant



Honor Guard


Thanks to all who attended our Veterans' Day Ceremony. We had an enthusiastic group who appreciated our Rifle Squad ending it all with three big bangs! And all were fired in unison. We will continue our monthly Honor Guard Brunch and Memorial Ceremony on 18 Dec. Drill and Ceremony practice will be on Tuesday, 20 Dec at 1900. All members of the Legion Family are encouraged to join the Honor Guard. We will practice to enter the competitions at the Department Convention in June.


Bob Jaegers

Sergeant at Arms


Canteen News


Happy holidays- I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was full - filling. I would like to thank all who volunteered their time, money, and food to our Free Thanksgiving dinner that was all prepared by our own Chef Papo.

I would like to also thank all our volunteers that helped with a successful day serving beer at Tequesta fest. Although we had a small trailer, we still managed to sell 10 kegs of beer. Thanks so much to Tequesta Brewing Company for their generous donation of beer.

December will be a busy month. Make note of all the important dates on the activities calendar. We have bbqs on the patio, a Christmas parade, wreaths being placed at riverside cemetery, prime rib dinner w/ Wallstreet performing, a Christmas party, New Year’s party and etc.

Please sign up ahead, make a commitment so that we can plan to have enough food and drink for all to enjoy.

Spread the word to all your friends and family that our upstairs hall is available for parties and meetings. We just had the carpets cleaned along with the rest of the room and the facility is looking great again.

Any problems, comments, or questions regarding the canteen and the Hall please feel free to contact me on the legion phone 561-746-9070 or my cell phone 561-601-3225.

Happy Holidays to all of you and your families. May God bless our Legion Family, Our Troops and the United States of America.


Frank D’Ausilio (acting- bar monitor)



For the Good of the Post


I would like to thank Sandy Swafford for the homemade biscuits and gravy breakfast on Saturday morning at the Conference, there were very delicious. I would also like to thank Jim Jacobs for being the Uber for our field trip to Post 10.


Andy Heric

Post Adjutant



Paul Markonni $50.00