First Vice Commander's Message
Post 146 is now recycling scrap metal to raise money for the Post. We are collectiong donations of Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Steel, plastic bottles, glass bottles, and any plastic container that has a 2, 3, or 5 triangle code. Plastic bottles need to have the lids removed. In addition, please separate the CA CRV from the non-CRV containers as these items are recycled differently. You may bring them to the monthly meeting or contact me at 760-966-1587 or email@example.com for other arrangements. Samuel H. Brookins III
I would like to encourage all members to come and check out our new Post 146 Home at 1617 Mission Ave. in Oceanside. The VANC building is still under construction, but we are now holding all meetings there. We will be having our Opportunity Drawing at the May 17th meeting, so please be sure to get your money in before the deadline of May 10th. The American Legion National is having a Paid Up For Life (PUFL) membership drive, see the April newsletter for details.
The Commander's challenge for 2014 is to sign up one new member. So far 471 members have renewed their membership for 2014 which is 87% of our post goal of 543. Annual dues are $35.00, and may be paid online, at the next post meeting, or by mail to American Legion Post 146, P.O. Box 1085, Oceanside, CA 92051-1085. If you do not receive your 2014 card within 7 to 10 days after renewing online, then call or e-mail the Adjutant for resolution. Edd Robinson
Sons of the American Legion
Post 146 is now accepting applications for its Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 146. We now have 5 SAL members, however, we need 5 more to sign up before we can submit our charter. Also, a Squadron Leader is needed. Membership Eligibility: All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of The American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans male or female who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the War on Terrorism, during delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Legion. Please sign up today.
VA Benefits Help
The American Legion Department Service Office located in the VA Outpatient Clinic in Mission Valley at 8810 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 1173, San Diego, CA 92108, has changed office hours. They are now open to the Public on a "walk-in" basis from 7:30 to 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday. Contact phone is 619-400-5301. Free Valet Parking is available just past the main entrance.
Volunteers needed to transport members who can not drive to the post meetings. Contact Edd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-433-1165 to help.
The Oceanside VA Clinic needs volunteers for the Front Desk, Coffee Services, Shuttle Drivers, Transportation Coordinator, and afternoon VAN Drivers. Please contact La Jolla VA Hospital Volunteer Services at 858-642-3267. Orientation is done completely online and La Jolla VA Hospital can get you started today. Donna Fischer is the Director of Voluntary Services.
SOUND OFF! is available only by email or at this website. To get your copy, ensure Post Adjutant Edd Robinson has your email address. Edd can be reached at email@example.com or 760-433-1165. Note that hard copies of the newsletter are available at each post meeting.