THE COURIER 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. Taps 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 Walavich, Charles Ascencio, and Bernie Tiltges. Visit us on the internet at facebook.com/MunsterPost16. Contact us by email at [email protected] 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 Reprint with permission, all other rights reserved.
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