American Legion Post 221 Officers 2017-2018
- Commander- Howard Marotto
- 1st Vice Commander- Jeff Runser
- Chaplain- Kenneth Girt
- Adjutant- Jerry Yochum
- Finance Officer- Mark Weldon
- Sgt. At Arms- Chip Stark
From the desk of the Commander
Happy New Year!! Welcome to the New Year of 2018. Not only is it a new year, but it is a new beginning for our post and each of us. The coming year promises to bring many new experiences and opportunities to bring the post into a new era! Bring on the New Year!
I would like to welcome our new members and transfers to Massillon Post 221. Michael G. Baker Barry N. Burick David Diffenbaugher, Brian E. Kerns, Shane Knight Sr. Micheal J. Welsh, Erin M. Kabiya, Bruce R. Milliken, Frank M. Shimones, Zane C. Raber Cherlyn A. Paul and Eric W. Wolfe. If I have left anyone out, not to worry you will be added to future Reposts as I will continue to update the list of new members. Welcome Transfer Members, Robert Jedel, Robert R. Smith, Timothy J. Greenwalt and Bruce P. Kittinger. Thank you for caring for our fellow Veterans, team members and Country.
Our future is bright with promise for 2018 as it is The American Legion’s Centennial. 100 years of Veterans helping Veterans. I am proud to be an active member of the Legion who is looking forward to the beginning of the next 100 years of The American Legion story. Have a great New Year!!!
MEMBERSHIP: It’s that time of the year once again, time to send in your dues via the computer or please stop in and getter-done! Thank you for being a member of Massillon Post 221. December 31, 2017 is the deadline for regular renewal.
Let’s all thank Wayne Moynihan for being our Post Service Officer. We will miss you until you return. Good luck in everything you do.
Our prayers are with Treasurer Mark Weldon who is recovering from heart surgery.
As we begin 2018, I am reminded of the lyrics of an old Christmas carol,“The Secret of Christmas” made famous by Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis and others. It was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn.
“The Secret of Christmas
It’s not the glow you feel when snow appears.
It’s not the Christmas card you’ve sent for years.
Not the joyful sound when sleigh bells ring,
Or the merry songs children sing.
The little gift you send on Christmas day
Will not bring back the friend you turned away.
So may I suggest the secret of Christmas.
It’s not the things you do at Christmas time,
But the Christmas things you do all year through.”
And may I suggest that we all continue to do “Christmas things” throughout the new year, for our post, our community and our nation. May God Bless us in all our works of charity!
~ Ken Girt-Chaplain
IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR OUR END OF THE YEAR DRAW-DOWN DINNER. THE DINNER WILL BE HELD March 10, 2018 at 6:30PM. THE DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5:30 FOR BEVERAGES AND FELLOWSHIP.
DON’T FORGET THAT 100 CLUB DRAWING IS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7PM IN THE TAVERN. THE LAST DRAWING FOR THIS YEAR WILL BE FEBRUARY 28, 2018.
JAN 1 NEW YEARS DAY
JAN 2 AUXILIARY REGULAR meeting 7:00pm
JAN 2 LEGION REGULAR MEETING 7:00pm
JAN 6 10D Mid-Winter Conference @ Scio Post #482
JAN 7 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS – meeting 11:00am
JAN 9 LEGION EXEC BOARD 7:00pm
JAN 10 S.A.L. REGULAR MEETING 7:00pm
JAN 16 AUXILIARY EXEC BOARD 7:00pm
JAN 16 LEGION REGULAR MEETING 7:00pm
JAN 17 RWDSU MEETING (DINING ROOM) 5:00pm
JAN 19-20 ALA Mid-Winter Conference @ Columbus
JAN 22 Ohio Western Reserve duty day
JAN 23 Heartland Treats for Veterans
FEB 4 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS – meeting 11:00am
FEB 4 SUPER BOWL PARTY TAVERN 2:00pm
FEB 6 AUXILIARY REGULAR meeting 7:00pm
FEB 6 LEGION REGULAR MEETING 7:00pm
FEB 13 LEGION EXEC BOARD 7:00pm
FEB 14 S.A.L. REGULAR MEETING 7:00pm
FEB 14 VALENTINE’S SPECIAL- TAVERN 4-8 pm
FEB 20 AUXILIARY EXEC BOARD 7:00pm
FEB 20 LEGION REGULAR MEETING 7:00pm
FEB 21 RWDSU MEETING 5:00pm
FEB 27 POST PARADE LABEL 6:00pm
PLAY PUZZLE BUG GAME AVAILABLE
(In the Tavern)