Volume XXII  IssueVII                             THE POST                     June 30th, 2022

Jr. Vice Commander’s Call

The Poppy Drive was very successful. To all who worked the stores a job well done. Thank you.

Veterans Day drive is next in November. This year we will have mints replacing the Jelly Belly’s that we had in the past. The mints will have the American Legion emblem and Orland Memorial Post 111 printed on the wrapper. A little extra advertising for us.

Next up, it’s time for some fun. The Post Picnic is next up on the post agenda. The date is September 10th. The attached form has all the details. It’s about three months away, but will be here before we know it. Mark your calendars.

The July meeting will start at 17:00 (5:00pm) with dinner being catered. The meeting will start at 19:00 (7:00 pm).

The dates for the up-and-coming 2022 events at this time are:

Post Picnic – Saturday September 10th.

Veterans Day Drive - Friday and Saturday November 4th and 5th. If all goes well, we will be handing out individually wrapped mints with the American Legion logo and Orland Memorial Post 111 printed on the wrapper. Please consider these dates, mark your calendars. I would like the same turn out like the May Memorial Day Drive.


Bob Reger, Junior Vice Commander


Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2022

Place: Illinois Live Steamers Railroad Park

14662 W. 143rd Street, Homer Glen, IL

Time: 11:00 am until 4:00 p.m.

Included Lunch will be served at Noon. If possible, please bring a dessert to share.

Cost: All Legionnaires, Spouse (significant other), and members of the immediate family will be Free (If Dues paid by September 1st), any additional Guests attending there will be a $8.00 per person, including children.

Please return this form with your reservation and/or payments to Bob Reger no later than Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, 2021, either by mail or in person at the post, so that we can get a fairly accurate count for the event. On site payments will be collected at the sign in table at the park. Please try to be as close to accurate on you guest count when turning in your reservation.

Printed Name___________________________ Phone #__________________

No. of adults_______ children______

The Illinois Live Steamers require that all members and visiting guests read and observe the ILS and Visiting Club/Group Guidelines. Copies will be available at the Post and at the Railroad Park. This form must be signed be for riding the trains.

Please pay by check or cash. Make checks payable to Orland Memorial Post 111, and mail to the Post at P.O. Box 413, Orland Park, IL 60462. Any questions please contact Bob Reger at 708-349-3384 or cell 630-926-2498. Note: A donation from the picnic proceeds will be given to the Illinois Live Streamers in appreciation for hosting our event. Donations will be appreciated. 

Senior Vice Commander’s Call


State put our goal at 149. Thanks to your hard work and dedication we surpassed that a while ago. We currently are at 154 members. That puts us over 103%. One of the best jobs in our district. Next legion membership year will present a difficult challenge.

I want to express my appreciation to all our members who participated in our recent Memorial Day "Poppy Drive". Thanks to your hard work we had one of the best fundraising totals in recent years. A great job by all. I want to give a strong "shout out" to the men who worked with me at the Jewel at 179th and Wolf. They were Bob "Danger Zone" Ballard, Pat "De La Salle's Finest" Molloy, Jim "The Food Guy" Stewart, Bob "Screamin Eagles" Hoyt and my fellow officer Greg "The Best from Morton West" Bowling. Thank you for serving with me.

Ending on a humorous note. I have been stationed at the above locale for the last 15 years or so during our fundraising efforts. While sitting on my chair a woman approached me and uttered "Where is the fat guy that used to sit here". Without missing a beat, I replied "he had a heart attack and lost 40 lbs." She was very generous with her donation. God bless and take care.

Take care and as always God bless,

Dean Morrell, Senior Vice Commander