mT. dIABLO Post 246
Copyright © American Legion Post 246.
Post Website: www.americanlegionpost246.org
Post Webmaster.....Charlie Jursch
Salvo Editor: Eric Ardell…..838-0749
Post Mailing Address: P.O. Box 133, Danville, CA 94526
Post Message Center: 925-277-7775
MEMBERSHIP DUES PAYABLE FOR 2018
For 2017 we reached beyond our membership goal with 144 members or 101.3%. We are one of less than 30 posts in the state of California to reach 100% or more. Great job, guys and gals, and thank you so much your continued support.
Dues are now payable for 2018. You may mail a check to us, Mt. Diablo Post 246, PO Box 133, Danville, CA 94526 or you can pay online. We would prefer you pay through us since we get a little bit more of your dues.
Michelle Lee.....(510) 517-3230
Phil Connolly.....(408) 690-2053
Bryan Sundell.....(510) 856-7317
Commander: Randy Reid…..820-6642
V. Commander: Eric Ardell…..838-0749
2nd V. Commander: Gary Soto…..837-9363
Adjutant: Gerald Lindahl…..837-9201
Finance Officer: Raoul Miranda…..837-0674
Chaplain: Richard Seavey…..833-1831
Historian: Ron Farrell…..820-4885
Judge Advocate: Ron Lowe…..362-0142
Sgt. of Arms: Chuck Brydon…..837-1339
Service Officer: Leroy Vares…..828-0421
Appointed Officers for 2017:
Ass't Sgt.-at-Arms: Ron Roe.....837-9428
Ass't Adjutant: Bob Landy..... 820-4006
Ass't Finance Officer: Phil Connolly...(408) 690-2053
Program Chairman: Dick Seavey.....833-1831
RADM RUSSELL W. GORMAN
A Celebration of Life for RAdm Gorman was held at the Veterans Memorial Building on Sunday, 6 August and internment with his wife Eriko with full military honors was held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA on 7 August. Please see the pictures of the events on our website.
Adm Gorman, a long time member of our post, was highly instrumental in the negotiation and planning of the rebuilding of the VMB and the library is named in his honor.
SEPTEMBER MEETING SPEAKER
Our Speaker: Our speaker at our September meeting will be Nathan D. Johnson, Contra Costa County Veterans Service Officer.
Nathan became a part of the team in February of 2012. Nathan previously was a part of the Vet Center team as a Readjustment Counselor providing both individual and group therapy for combat Veterans and their family members. Nathan served in the Marine Corps with a combat tour in Iraq. After the Marine Corps, Nathan earned his BA in Communications at CSU Stanislaus and his MSW at UC Berkeley. He is married to Lauren and has two daughters and a wiener dog.
BOYS & GIRLS STATE DELEGATE LUNCHEON
Our meeting in October will be on Sunday, 1 Oct at 1:00 pm to recognize and honor our 2017 Boys State delegates and Girls State Ambassadors. As in the past, we will ask each of them to spend a few minutes regaling us with their experiences.
Please plan on attending and bring a guest to meet and hear from some of the finest young men and women who well could be our future leaders (count on it!!). Lunch is $10 for members (guests are free). Please call in your reservation early!!
We are now at 141 active and current members, essentially 100%! Thank you all for your continued support. Our efforts will continue to build our membership to enhance our abilities to support veterans and active duty military alike!
Boys State: Eric Ardell.....838-0749
Girls State: Michelle Lee.....(510)-517-3230
Oratorical Contest: Ray LaRochelle.....606-5828
Scouting Chartered Rep: Alan Scharlach