mT. dIABLO Post 246


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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.
       

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

COMMANDER'S CORNER

I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. If you came to the parade you saw a great collection of military vehicles, restored by the great organization of Military Vehicles of the East Bay, including a WW1, yes 1, motorcycle with side car.

I have heard from our members and other sources that those who are still working cannot attend our lunch meeting. That is a concern for both our viability and growth; I’m going to address this issue but I need your help. We want to hold up to three evening meeting a year!!! I have some questions see below:

1.  Do you know of a member or potential member who fits into this group? Would you help Eric Ardell and I by sending us the names and contact information? Eric is checking our membership list for working members that cannot attend the lunch meetings.

2.  What kind of venue do you think would attract these folks? Maybe a mixer with drinks and small plates; maybe dinner? Remember this type of event is to attract younger vets so we need to think of what interests them not us.

3.  Where should we hold these meetings? Maybe some of you who were around when we had the old Veteran’s Building can share what you did in the past.

4.  I know many of you belong to other Veterans Organizations that have potential new members who are Danville, Alamo, and San Ramon residents those could be a great resource! Maybe there are some who are not a member of the American Legion yet.

Your help will be greatly appreciated!!!


Randy


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.

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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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. 

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