First, I would like to remind everyone that Election Day for
Officers is June 2nd from 12:00 noon till 7:00 pm. I
encourage all Legionnaires to come out and vote. The next
day is Saturday, June 3rd, our General Membership Meeting.
Your vote is very important. Please take the time to read
who is running for office and then vote. I would like to see
you all there for the meeting when results are read.
In May we held a Post Clean-up. I would like to thank the
following people for volunteering their time and energy in
insuring our Post is in tip top shape. These people
performed duties that our Post really needs about every 4
months, like painting, heavy cleaning, window washing,
replacing ceiling tiles, and the like. Thanks go out to
Frank & Connie Cafiso, John & Dottie Kearns, Bill Wilmot,
Denny & Mike Cush, Arnie & Toni Thompson, Marion Mason, Andy
& Brenda Saffioti, and Kim Bowie.
Also in May, on Mothers Day, a few of us went to the Port St.
Lucie Convalescent Center on Oleander Ave. Mattie Kelly, Kim
Bowie, Arnie Thompson and myself distributed flower
arrangements that were made by Brenda Saffioti, to the
ladies that reside there. We had a great time visiting with
all of them and they really appreciated the flowers from the
We now have 3 American Legion Baseball Teams. One "A" Team
and 2 "B" Teams. We are all very excited about this upcoming
year. I encourage you to attend a couple games and give your
A lot of great activities are planned for the summer. Please
look at the monthly calendar in each Newsletter and try to
attend some of those that are scheduled. Everyone that
attends sure say they're a lot of fun.
This month I would like to nominate Conrad Tutela as "Member
of the Month." His hard work and dedication with the Honor
and Color Guard is outstanding. His dedication to the Post
is a valuable asset. I thank you Conrad for your dedication.
John Anton 4/25/06, Robert Taylor 5/1/06
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 Herbert Weda
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
All my relationships are blessed by the harmony of God's
If you know any member sick or in Distress
JOHN F.H. HAGER, Chaplain Post 318,
I want to thank all the Legion
Riders for reelecting me at our May meeting. I am proud to
lead such a great group of Veterans, Sons, and Auxiliary
members, that just happen to also love motorcycles.
Several questions have come up recently concerning the
direction the Riders are taking in our benefit and fund
raising efforts. People have questioned why we are
abandoning Special Olympics. This is not the case. After
last year's successful event we recognize that Special
Olympics is a worthy cause, and we will continue to
participate in their local functions. However, we realize
that we weren't doing anything to help the veterans in our
area. Many of us feel that since the American Legion is a
service and veterans organization, first and foremost we
should be helping veterans.
There are too many veterans sleeping in the woods and
rummaging through dumpsters to eat. These veterans served
our country and are for the most part invisible. If it
wasn't for veterans there wouldn't be an American Legion, no
Sons, no Auxiliary or even Legion Riders. The Riders have
committed to help these forgotten people. At last count
there were over 200 people sleeping in the woods in St.
Lucie County, many of whom are veterans.
We have set some pretty ambitious goals to make a positive
impact of the lives of these veterans. As we direct our
efforts towards these goals, rest assured that all money
raised will go towards veterans and their families -
providing transportation, food, clothing, housing, and toys
for veterans families at Christmas.
We offer to all post members, a heartfelt thanks for all of
your past contributions and do hope that you will continue
to support our future efforts for veterans!
Jim Burk, Commander Legion Rider
At American Legion Post 318
Good Friends, Good Cheer!
Hello Post 318 !
We are into June and summer is right around the corner. I
want to thank all the members who attended our meeting in
May. It was a great turn out and we had some new faces. We
also signed up new members that night.
We will be having our election of officers this month. We
have some positions open so anyone who would like to be an
officer please attend.
Our next meeting will be Monday. June 5th which is the first
Monday of the month because I will be out of town the next
week. Please try to attend. We all need to work together to
have another great year for the S.A.L. and the Post. Our
Wednesday night dinner went well, we served 80 meals. Our
next dinner will be June 21st.
Don't forget our Memorial Day raffle of a generator, gas can
and a $75.00 gift card. Tickets on sale in the canteen for
Please check your membership cards. We have members who have
not paid their dues for 2006.
Andy Saffioti, S.A.L. Commander
318; First of all I have to thank Linda Watson for bringing
it to my attention. Besides the Support Our Troops program,
we have found another outlet where we can help. With help of
the Port Saint Lucie Police Athletic League (PAL) we will be
collecting used cell phones and used ink cartridges to help
our troops. There will be a box at the post to leave them
in. They are turned in and video cards and phone cards are
sent to our troops. It is another way to 'help. Please
remember we have to do all we can. Thank You in advance for
your support in this project.
We have just
come off another busy month and are full tilt into a very
busy May. I want to commend my fellow guard members who
answer the call for whatever reason that comes up, be it a
funeral, memorial, celebration or even taking on the monthly
breakfast every once in a while. It wouldn't be fair of me
to thank our members and not include the Riders who are
always there for us. Thank you all.
Due to the
House Committee meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, we
have decided to move our first practice of the month to the
1st Tuesday, so our practices will be the 1st & 4th Tuesday
of the month at 6:30pm during the summer months.
Conrad Tutela, Sergeant-At-Arms
The Nominating Committee has put together a slate of
officers. The election will take place on Friday, June 2
from 12 noon to 7:00pm at the Post, with the results being
announced at the General Meeting on Saturday, June 3.
Commander .. Daryl Bowie
1st Vice . . . Frank Howard
For 2nd Vice, we have two candidates:
Al Dergis & Larry Ruschell, (You may only pick
one, if you mark both, your vote for 2nd Vice Commander will
Finance . . . Dan Newman
Historian . . . Tom Loudon
Chaplain . . . John Hager
Sgt-At-Arms Conrad Tutela
Running for the Executive Board, we have six candidates: Jim
Burke, John Flaksa, "Babe" Gameau, Russ Hagerthey, Dana
Lambert, & Gary Schmitt. ( For the board you may only
pick three (3) members out of those running. ) See sample
Remember. Friday, June 2nd, 12 noon till 7pm., to VOTE
CELL PHONE? - WORTH
Have you ever wondered why phone companies don't seem
interested in trying to prevent the theft of mobile phones?
If you have ever lost or had one stolen, and if you are on a
plan, you still have to pay the plan approximately up to 24
months, and you have to buy another handset and enter into
another contract. This is more revenue for the phone
There is a simple way of making lost or stolen mobiles
useless to thieves and the phone companies know about it,
but keep it quiet.
To check your phone's serial number, key in the following on
your phone: star-hash-zero-six-hash (* # 0 6 #) and a
fifteen digit code will appear on the screen. This is unique
to your handset. Write it down and keep it safe. Should your
mobile phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider
and give them this code. They will then be able to block
your handset, so even if the thief changes the sim card,
your phone will be totally useless.
You probably won't get your phone back, but at lease you know
that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody
did this, there would be no point in stealing mobile
by J. Buckey