First Vice Commander's Message
The 2015 membership year has started so please remember that dues have gone up to $45 ($35 for active duty and National Guard). Dues 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 2015 card within 7 to 10 days after renewing online, then call or e-mail the Adjutant for resolution.
Let's set a new record for money collected by recycling this year. Every dollar we save by recycling goes to the general fund, so everyone pitch in please. We collect 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for other arrangements. Samuel H. Brookins III
I am happy to report that 292 members have already paid their 2015 dues. That is 54% of our 543 membership goal. I encourage all members to come and check out our new Post 146 meeting place at the VANC building located at 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. The American Legion National is having a Paid Up For Life (PUFL) membership drive, see the July newsletter for details. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-433-1165. Note that hard copies of the newsletter are available at each post meeting.