Be sure to read new Commander Kevin Johnstone's monthly message.
• Before each monthly general meeting there will be a breakfast from 0730-0900. Come early to the meeting and socialize while having a great breakfast for only $8. See menu flyer.
• Frank Zugat is looking for a Coordinator and volunteers to assist with the annual Boys State contest taking place at VANC on February 20 at 1000. Please call Frank at 760-721-5621 to help with this important Legion event.
• The number of Americans who remain missing from conflicts in this century are: World War II (73,515) Korean War (7,841), Cold War (126), Vietnam War (1,627), 1991 Gulf War (5), and Libya (1). Over 600 Defense Department men and women, both military and civilian, work in organizations around the world as part of the DoD personnel recovery and personnel accounting communities. They are all dedicated to the single mission of finding and bringing our missing personnel home. For a listing of all personnel accounted for since 2005 refer to this Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency link for more information.
Every dollar we save by recycling goes to the general fund. We collect donations of empty printer cartridges, 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. Bring them to the monthly meeting or Edd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-433-1165 for other arrangements.
Enclosed Trailer Needed
We are seeking the donation of a 4' X 12', 5' X 12', or 6' X 12' enclosed trailer for storing the Post 146 supplies for Oceanside Harbor Days. If you have one or know someone who has one to donate, then please contact Edd at email@example.com or 760-433-1165.
So far 430 members have paid their 2016 dues which is 82% of our 523 membership goal. Membership dues may be paid online, at the next post meeting, or by mail to American Legion Post 146, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058-2734. If you do not receive your 2016 card within 7 to 10 days after renewing online, then call or e-mail the Adjutant for resolution. The American Legion National is having a Paid Up For Life (PUFL) membership drive, see the January 2015 newsletter for details.
Transportation to Post Meetings
For members who want to attend the Post 146 meetings, but need transportation assistance, please contact Edd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-433-1165.
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 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, and can be mailed on request to members without computer access.