Newsletter - American Legion Post 16

Newsletter of Munster Post 16
Vol. 96, No. 2
Editor: Bernie Tiltges
Christmas Party
Commander’s Comments
It’s time for the Annual Post 16 Christmas Party. This
year’s party will be at the Munster Hampton Inn
(Calumet & Fisher behind Walgreens) on Saturday,
December 20, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m.. The cost is $5
per person or $20 per family. It is potluck. The post is
providing the main dish (chicken, etc.). We are asking
you to bring your favorite dish to share.
Earl Yoho
Commander, Munster Post 16
Santa will be making his usual stop this year bringing
the children and grandchildren (18 and under) age
appropriate gifts.
Please RSVP to [email protected] or (219)
934-0776 with children’s names and ages.
Veterans Day Presentations
Post 16 members gathered at three Munster elementary
schools for Veterans Day presentations. They spoke to
the students about the experience of being a veteran and
entertained their questions. Post members contacted
550 students at St. Thomas More, 70-80 students at
Frank Hammond, and 500 students at Eads. Many of
the students made up thank-you cards to present to the
veterans, thanking them for their service.
National Commander Visit
On November 5, the American Legion National
Commander visited Community Veterans Memorial in
Munster and was greeted by Munster Post 16 members.
Mike Helm later gave a speech to members of the 1st
District, and autographed photos of himself.
Transferring to Post Everlasting are Emil Gallagher, a
WWII era, US Army Veteran, Max Pinkowski, a
Vietnam Era Air Force Veteran, and Oakley DeYoung,
a Korean War Era Veteran of the US Army.
December 2014
Post 16 remains active and involved in projects and
programs. Dan and his crew is working diligently on
our membership. Len and I are working on the 2015
budget. Dan, Bernie, Len, Buzz and I have just
finishing up the Flag Education and Americanism
programs. Joe Uzubell has the Children's Christmas
Party organized and set for December 20th. The adult
Membership Christmas Party will be at Teibel's on
December 16th at 7:00 PM. I encourage a good turnout
for this enjoyable event. Last of all, I sincerely wish all
of our members and their families a very Merry
Christmas and a safe, successful and Happy New Year.
New Members
Membership chair Dan Buksa is proud to announce the
following new members of Post 16:
Michael Dujmovic, a Vietnam Er a Mar ine Cor ps.
Veteran; Karl Dytrych, a Vietnam Er a Ar my
Veteran; Michael McIntyre, a Vietnam Er a Ar my
Veteran, John Mangus, a Per sian Gulf Er a Mar ine
Corps Veteran, Thomas Ghrist, a Per sian Gulf Er a
Air Force Veteran Joe Hays, an Ar my Veter an, ,
James Marmalejo, a Vietnam Er a Navy Veter an, and
Gregory Nowak, a Panama/Gulf War Er a Ar my
Veteran. Welcome aboard, new members!
Of course Post 16 can only survive by a constant influx
of new members in the Sons of American Legion
(SAL), the Auxiliary, and The American Legion. For
all your membership questions, please contact
membership chair Dan Buksa; [email protected] or
(219) 922-1182.
Our condolences to the veteran’s families.
©American Legion Munster Post 16, The American Legion, Department of Indiana, 2014. A 501(c)(19) Post.
Posing with
Eads Elementary School students for Veterans Day Presentations are Dan
Buksa, Joe Uzubell, Earl
Yoho, George
Miga, Len
Charles Ascencio, and Bernie
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Or by telephone at (219) 227-4916.
Earl R. Yoho, Commander
Rich Poninski, 1st Vice Commander
Bill Voss, 2nd Vice Commander
Leonard Walavich, Finance Officer
Bernie Tiltges. Adjutant
George Miga, Service Officer
John Hassel, Historian
John Solar, Chaplain
Thomas Hill, Judge Advocate
Munster Post 16
The American Legion
P. O. Box 3270
Munster, IN 46321
“For God & Country”
Munster Post 16 meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the
month, 6:00 p.m. at:
Munster Town Hall
1005 Ridge Road
Munster, IN
The next meeting is
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
©American Legion Munster
Post 16, 2014
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