MEMBERSHIP


​​​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!

          

Committee Chairman:

Boys State: Eric Ardell.....838-0749

Girls State: Michelle Lee.....(510)-517-3230

Oratorical Contest: Ray LaRochelle.....606-5828

Scouting Chartered Rep: Alan Scharlach



Executive Committee:

Ron Roe…..837-9428

Michelle Lee.....(510) 517-3230

Phil Connolly.....(408) 690-2053

Bryan Sundell.....(510) 856-7317

Post Officers for 2016 - 2017:

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

 

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COMMANDER'S CORNER

The American Legion Family is the largest Veteran Service organization in the world; the question I’m asking you is do you feel like a member of the American Legion family? I have found that the more you are involved in Legion activities the more you are connected as a family member. When I attended the National Convention in Reno I had the opportunity to meet many American Legion Family members and it was a great Convention experience visiting with these members from across the country and around the world. Surrounded by over 9,000 Legionnaires we had so much in common; our shared sense of duty, and our compelling sense of wanting to continue to serve.

In 2018 the 100th Convention of the National American Legion will be held in the city of the first convention - Minneapolis Minnesota. That will begin the Centennial Celebration. All of the Posts will be going through their archives looking for memorabilia of their Posts. A lot of the Posts will be doing their own web site showing the history of their Post. Mt. Diablo Post 246 will be doing the same and that’s why I’m going to ask all of you if you have any pictures, documents, stories, etc., please share any memorabilia you may have with the Post so that we can begin to organize our Post History.

October is just around the corner and October 1st, Sunday at 1:00 PM we will be hosting our Boys and Girls State delegates; we will hear from them about their experiences at State. Please make sure you call in your reservation and whether or not you will be bring a guest. The cost will be $10.00 per member, all guest are free. Call 925-277-7775.


Randy


Welcome Veterans! to American Legion Post 246
The American Legion is the largest and oldest veteran organization in the world with over 3,000,000 members. 
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service-members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth. 

Help us help our veterans join the American Legion.
To join or get more information,
please call our message center at 925-277-7775 

mT. dIABLO Post 246


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!!
       

Be Sure And Check The Events Page

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Want to get involved in our post activities? We need a member to represent our post on the Veterans Memorial Building Operations Committee and the Historical Library and Museum Committee. Please contact Randy Reid asap!

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MEMBERSHIP DUES PAYABLE FOR 2018

We are off to a great start for payment of dues; as of early September 70% of you have paid your dues for 2018!! Our goal is 100% before December 2017! Mail us a check or you can pay online. We would prefer you pay through us since we get a little bit more of your dues.

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.