1 AMERICAN LEGION . CLINTON post 259. 9122 Piscataway Road FOR GOD AND CLINTON , Maryland 20735 (301) 868-2550 Ronald Dickens Commander Web Site: June - Charles Lewis - Editor 2018. Greetings All;. Here we are at the end of AMERICAN LEGION Year 2017-18. This being my final article for the post Newsletter as Commander I simply want to say from the outset that I appreciate everyone's efforts over the past year. When I. was installed as Commander numerous projects were already underway that was approved by you during the previous administration. As you can see these projects have come to fruition under my administration. The new Administration I am sure will move things to the next level. We have been informed by our Membership Chairman that we have made our goal of achieving 100% in membership for the 2017-18 LEGION Year. I thank all who recruited new members as well as those of you who reached out to those members to renew their dues.
2 It takes all of us to make positive things happen in our LEGION . I specifically want to thank our Auxiliary Present Brie O'Neal and her officers/members for their support. Likewise, the same to the Sons of the AMERICAN LEGION (SAL), Commander Dave Desmarais and immediate Past Commander Gary Castleman (deceased), officers/members for your support. Last but not least thanks to the AMERICAN LEGION Riders Director Larry Doc McBean and his officers/members. To all Committee Chairmen and your team members I sincerely thank you for your efforts please continue the good work. To Ms. Diane Miller, I thank you for your managerial expertise during the day-to-day operation of the LEGION . As I leave the office of Commander I want each of you to know that this past year (even tho short) was indeed a learning experience for me, I enjoyed it immensely. I wish each of you all the best in your future endeavors. I trust that you will continue to be BLESSED.
3 Respectfully Yours RONALD DICKENS. Commander (2017-2018). 1. post OFFICERS UPCOMING EVENTS. Commander Ronald Dickens Super Bowl Party Feb 2019 - LEGION 1st Vice Commander Gary W. Gifford Oratorical Contest Feb. 2019 - LEGION 2nd Vice Commander Matthew Garofalo St. Patrick Day Dinner March 17, 2019 - LEGION 3rd Vice Commander George Martin Adjutant Robert A. Wilson Palm Sunday Brunch April 14, 2019 - Auxiliary Asst. Adjutant Glenda Brown Memorial Day May 27, 2019 - LEGION Judge Advocate Elbert Ed White Election of post Officers May 27, 2019. Service Officer James Woodland AL Golf Tournament June 2018 - LEGION Finance Officer Lamont Gibson Flag Day June 14, 2018 - LEGION Asst. Finance Officer Vacant Gary A. Castleman Golf Tournament September 2018. Historian Charles Lewis Veterans Day Service Nov. 11, 2018 - Auxiliary Chaplain Charles Johnson Thanksgiving Feast November 22, 2018 - LEGION Asst. Chaplain Vacant Children Christmas Party Dec.
4 2018 - LEGION Sgt At Arm John Jackson Adult Christmas Party Dec. 2018 - LEGION Executive Committee Helen L. Smith DEPARTMENT OF MARYLAND TREASURER. Murray Hall Gary W. Gifford Department of MD Treasurer Joseph Morgan The AMERICAN LEGION CLINTON post 259 We need your assistance, let us know of any 9122 Piscataway Road our members who are sick or in the hospital CLINTON , Maryland 20735. Please call Phone: 301-868-2550. Website: (301) 868-2550. CLINTON post 259 Newsletter is published If you have moved, please contact the post with monthly on post 259 website your new address We welcome your news, ideas, suggestions, comments or questions for future issues. Drop them off at the post Attention Newsletter Editor Or forward to 2. Auxiliary Officers LEGION Rider Officers Officers President: Brie O'Neal Director: Larry Doc McBean Commander: Vice President: Ginger Latimer Asst. Director: Murray Hall 1st Vice: Dave Desmarais Rec.
5 Secretary: Helen L. Smith Secretary: Michael Quander 2nd Vice: Kenny Hendrix Treasurer: Peggye McBean Treasurer: Peggye McBean Finance Officer: David Hutchinson Historian: Chauncia Jones Chaplain: James Burrows Sgt At Arms: Wayne Elvis Berbig Chaplain: Marilyn Thomas Safety Officer: Mike Eason Adjutant: Rich A. Walsh Jr. Sgt At Arm: Irma Moss Historian: Robert Reds Aliff Chaplain: Gary GJ Shafer Executive Committee: Advisor: Eugene Murray Michelle Davis Maria Miller Judith Woodland Have You Paid Your 2018 Dues? Drop them in the mail or drop them off at the post The cost for renewal is $ Renew Now Please give us your e-mail address Need Help in Obtaining Benefits and/or Medical Care Don't Go It Alone Contact AMERICAN LEGION post 259. Service Officer James R. Woodland Office: 301 283-5047. Cell: 202 431-6965. E-Mail: 3. JUNE 2018 ACTIVITY CALENDAR. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1st 2nd Bingo Early Bird 7:15PM.
6 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th SAL Meeting Bingo Shrimp Early 7:00PM. Night Bird 5:30PM until 7:15PM. 7:30PM. Pinochle 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th Auxiliary Shrimp Bingo Meeting Night Early 7:00PM 5:30PM until Bird 7:30PM 7:15PM. Pinochle 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd Exec Comm Shrimp Bingo Meeting Night Early 6:30PM 5:30PM until Bird 7:30PM 7:15PM. Pinochle 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th Dinner Shrimp LEGION Bingo 6:30PM Night Riders Early General 5:30PM until Meeting Bird Member 7:30PM 7:00PM 7:15PM. Meeting Pinochle 7:30PM. June Observations June 1st National Donut Day June 14th Flag Day June 17th Father's Day 4. New LEGION Members May 2018. Will C. Stanley US Army Persian Gulf Bronte V. Steward US Army Panama Ricardo P. Stith US Army Vietnam Dana E. Paskins US Air Force Panama Carolyn Miller US Air Force Persian Gulf Millette T. Burns US Air Force Panama Hazel R. Burnett US Army Persian Gulf Rickmen T.
7 Parker US Air Force Panama Marvin J. King US Air Force Persian Gulf Byron S. Bagby US Army Vietnam Monique H. Bagby US Army Vietnam Matthew L. Pickett US Army Lebanon/ Grenada AUXILIARY 2019 MEMBERSHIP DUES. PLEASE NOTE THE INCREASE IN THE 2019 AUXILIARY DUES. Senior Dues $ Junior Dues ..$ Liz White (301) 868-1612. 5. 6. 7. AMERICAN LEGION post OFFICERS. Commander Murray Hall st 1 Vice Commander Willie Evans nd 2 Vice Commander Vacant rd 3 Vice Commander George Martin Judge Advocate Elbert Ed White Service Officer James Woodland Financial Officer Lamont Gibson Historian (Voting will take place at the June 25, 2018 meeting). Chaplain Charles Johnson Sgt At Arm John Jackson Executive Committee Melvin Hale Helen L. Smith (Voting will take place at the June 25, 2018 meeting). Auxiliary President: Brie O'Neal Vice President: Ginger Latimer Secretary: Shay Brown Treasurer: Helen L. Smith Historian: Chauncia Brown Chaplain: Marilyn Thomas Sgt At Arm: Irma Moss Executive Committee Michelle Davis Judith Woodland Maria Miller 8.
8 Commander: David Hutchinson st 1 Vice Commander: Vacant nd 2 Vice Commander: Kenny Hendrix Finance Officer: Dave Desmarais Sgt At Arm: Michael Thomas Adjutant: Rich A. Walsh Jr. Historian: Robert Red Aliff Chaplain: Gary GJ Shafer Advisor: Eugene Murry NOTE. Voting will take place on June 25, 2018 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS. Installation of officers will take place on Saturday June 30, 2018. 9. Bar/Lounge Remodeling Finally Done, Capped Off with Celebration Pictured are Past Commander Ed White, Commander Dickens and Past Commander Haywood V. Moss Behind the bar at the May 12th Event AMERICAN LEGION post 259, located in CLINTON , Md., recently finished their remodeling project in updating the bar/lounge and bathrooms. But the renovations that took place were met with many unforeseen challenges. Elbert Ed White, post 259 Judge Advocate, oversaw the remodeling project. He is also chairman of the post 's building commission, that began in August 1992.
9 The commission has six members. Most of it is common sense, said White. I was up here every day to make sure things were done. Everything we did from start to finish is in here, he continued, showing a huge file documentation book that contained all work done. The project was initially approved by the post 's board members, the executive committee, and general members in May 2016. After the bidding for contractors was done, Arel Group LLC and Williams, Archer, Archer Contractors were hired for the construction, demolition, drawings, and permit process. Work began in June 2017. 10. As with any major project, costs are estimated. But as construction took place, problems arose that needed to be fixed to pass county codes and inspection, which resulted in higher costs and delay in completion. In the demolition in tearing out the bathrooms we found out that the flooring from the bathrooms to the back of the building were 2 inches higher than the flooring in the front of the bar/lounge area, said White.
10 We had to level that floor out.. Another challenge in the bathrooms was also located. In tearing out the bathrooms, we found out that we had cinderblock walls in between the bathrooms which we never knew were there, said White. There were three of them.. One of them was a supporting wall. It supported the ceiling and as a result, we had to put in a beam to support the ceiling, he continued. Then there were electrical problems. When we tore out the ceiling, there was so much work done by volunteers that was not up to code. We had to call a county electrical inspector to come and look at it, so we could pass inspection, said White. He further explained that the post , which had 13 members back in 1951, if something went wrong the members took care of it. The buildup of volunteering in fixing the electrical system created a fire hazard. Other challenges included replacing the old roof, updating smoke detectors and the fire and burglar alarm system, and permits not forwarded by the contractor which caused an additional three-month delay.