Hello all Legionnaires, May has arrived and we are off to a
great start for summer. Many activities are planned for this
summer, so please take notice of the Monthly Calendar, and
plan to attend what the House Committee and other
organizations have put together for all members.
Our membership renewals are now at 96%, we need to hit the
100% mark I ask for all members to check their membership
cards and make sure that they have renewed. Don't let your
We must all remember, one of the most important reasons for
our Post, is to make our community or neighborhood a better
place in which to live, and to assist veterans and their
families of the area. But this reason must be spelled out in
terms of our progress at Post 318 to our members of the Post
and community. We all have a certain amount of
responsibility to continue the programs at our Post. Whether
it be by being an officer, helping others in the community,
being on the Color Guard, to just down right making a
difference by voicing your opinion at meetings. They all
make a difference. They make the Post what it is. So when
your wondering what it is we do, come to a meeting or come
around the Post and see.
I am very proud to announce that Post 318, now again, has an
American Legion Baseball Team. We approved this at our April
meeting. We will have both an "A" and "B" team. Post 318
used to have a team and it fell by the wayside for about 6
years. Our team over the years has had players go on and
make it to College teams, and a few even made it to the
Majors. Once the schedule comes out, we will post it in the
newsletter for those wanting to attend games and root our
team on. Again, this is one of our ways to help the
The work of dedicated members of our Post who unselfishly
devote their time and effort to assuring the success of our
Post, is why we have a Member of the Month. This is why I
announce that Andy Saffioti is our Member of the Month for
this month. His dedication in making the Sons and the Post a
better organization, is why I want to recognize him. Thank
you Andy for all that you have done for Post 318.
would like to ask all members who have not renewed to step
up and pay their dues now. We are at 96%, year to date and
we need your renewal to hit 100%. Check your membership card
to see if you have renewed. Some of you might think you
have, but I ask you to take a moment and check. We need your
membership at Post 318! Please don't miss out on all the
great things that are a part of your Post.
Babe Garneau, 1st Vice-Commander
Neil L. Malvetti 4/1/06
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family and friends
of our departed comrade who now enjoy eternal peace.
NEED PRAYERS FOR THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS:
Elmer Duncan, Dale Hollopeter, Charles Kircher, Ray
Scheuffele and Robert Taylor
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I
forgive myself and others and accept inner peace and
If you know any member sick or in Distress
JOHN F.H. HAGER, Chaplain Post 318,
another busy month for us. we don't see any reason for our
busy scheduling slowing down because of a couple of
important facts. Time is number one. As the years go by, our
brothers-in-arms are being called to Post Everlasting in
ever greater numbers. Acknowledgement is another: With every
service and community function we do, we are being
recognized and thus are in more demand than ever. We try to
respond to all those who would avail themselves of our
services, but as the demand grows, we will need more members
to reach out to our veterans and their families. If you
think you could volunteer even a few hours, please come down
any second or fourth Tuesday at the post, when we are having
practice and see if you would be interested in joining us.
Conrad Tutela, Sergeant-At-Arms
By the time
you read this our Casino night will be history. I'm sure it
was a huge success.
We are continuing to visit other Posts as well as taking our
first Don Vincent Memorial Ride, Don was a Legion Rider
tragically killed 2 years ago on the way to Leesburg.
At our last meeting we had 6 new members join. We now have 60
Jim Burk, Commander Legion Rider
At American Legion Post 318
Good Friends, Good Cheer!
The Auxiliary has had a very successful year. My special
thanks to all of you for all the support.
Dottie Kearns and the nominating committee will have the
slate of officers at the April meeting, election will be at
the May meeting.
Mark your calendar for May 14th., PSL Restorative Center,
with Mothers Day gifts.
Steak Night was a great success and will be held monthly on a
Friday. Thanks Larry, Babe and the chefs, It was delicious.
Many thanks to our District visitors. It was indeed an honor
and pleasure to have you.
May 21st., our Golf Tournament. Please sign up to help and
remember door prizes to be given away.
IRCC, will designate a Nursing-Student-in-Need for our
$500.00 scholarship, donated to the Foundation at the
college, and the State will match the $500.00, to go to the
student in need for books and tuition.
Until next month
June DeAngelo, President
We are into May and I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. April
was a great month for the S. A. L. Members of the Post,
along with our Commander Daryl Bowie and myself, attended a
fund-raiser in honor of Ray Denz's birthday. We donated
$800.00 to the P.E.R. Fund, which goes to disabled veterans
in our area. Then our Commander, Daryl Bowie, matched with
another $800.00, for a total of $1,600.00 from the American
Legion Post 318. THANKS RAY! WE HAD A GREAT TIME!
On Saturday April 15th We attended the Easter-Egg Hunt at
Whispering Pines Park, sponsored by Saint Lucie County Parks
and Recreation. WOW, WHAT A TURN OUT! There were hundreds of
children. Brenda, Harold, and myself attended the Easter Egg
Hunt and donated 8 bicycles and helmets from the S.A.L. THE
KIDS WERE SO EXCITED!
We donated $300.00 in phone cards, so our service men and
women overseas can keep in touch with their love ones.
Our Wednesday night dinner, shrimp scampi over linguini, went
over well, we served 103 dinners. I want to thank all our
volunteers. Our next dinner will be May 24th, COME AND
On Memorial Day, the S.A.L. will be raffling off a Generator,
gas can and a gas gift card. Tickets are on sale in the
canteen, and will be $10.00 each. Just in time for the
Hurricane Season. Don't get caught in the dark!!!!
I would like to thank the Honor Guard for cooking the
breakfast in April. They served 97 breakfasts. Great job.
THANK YOU! There will be no breakfast in May due to the
Memorial Day party.
At our meeting, we planned some upcoming functions and
events. We will be having another Blues Party with
prime rib dinner in August and a German Fest in October.
Watch future newsletters for time and dates.
WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS TO SET
UP! We have over 200 S.A.L. members and the same
volunteers every month. PLEASE SUPPORT
YOUR SQUADRON. TOGETHER WE CAN WORK
HARD, HAVE FUN AND GIT-R-DONE! Our next
meeting will be May 8th. Please try to attend.
Andy Saffioti, S.A.L. Commander
Nominating Committee has put together a slate of officers.
The election will take place on Friday, June 2nd from 12
noon to 7:00 pm at the Post.
For Commander - Daryl Bowie
1st Vice - Frank Howard
For 2nd Vice we have two candidates: (vote for one only)
Al Dergis and Larry Ruschell
Finance - Dan Newman
Historian - Tom Louden
Chaplain - John Hager
Sgt-At-Arms - Conrad Tutela
Executive Board: (vote for 4 only)
Jim Burke, Dan Ferraro, John
Flaska, "Babe" Garneau
For this year only, you may pick 4 for the E-Board because we
have no outgoing Commander to go on the Board. At 2nd Vice
you may only pick one of the candidates, if you mark both,
your vote for 1st Vice Comander will not count. There will
be a sample ballot located on the bulletin board at the
post, also a sample copy of the ballot on page 2.
At the Aux. meeting of
April 15th, we have the following list of nominees. All
others nominees who desire to run for office must be
nominated from the floor at the next meeting on May 20th.
President - June DeAngelo
1st Vice - Marion Mason
2nd Vice - Carol Sassalone
Secretary - Tammy DePace
Treasurer - Margaret Trocki
Chaplain - Mattie Kelly
Historian - Ruth Lowden
Sgt-At-Arms - Rita Woodburn
Ass't Sgt-At-Arms - Laura Mastermaker
Connie Cafiso, Mary McLaughlin, Jodi Murphy
Don't forget the next meeting on May 20th.
Kearns, Nomintion Chairman