ORLAND MEMORIAL POST 111

AMERICAN LEGION


Volume XXII  Issue XI                             THE POST                     Nov 01, 2022

Jr. Vice Commander’s Call

Veterans Day Drive – Is set up for Friday and Saturday November 4th and 5th. We will be handing out individually wrapped mints with the American Legion logo and Orland Memorial Post 111 printed on the wrapper. We will also have Poppy’s to hand out for those prefer them.


The request to supply us with Jelly’s Belly’s was put in last January. I have been informed twice what they cannot supply us as in the past due to corn starch shortages.


The Veterans Day signup sheet is available at the coffee get together on Monday, Friday, and at the October meeting. I would like three or four people at most locations. The more the better. Please note you are needed to arrive at the locations starting at 0900 (9:00 am) and staying to 14:00 (2:00pm) We will have coffee and sweet rolls at the post for all prior to going to the location.

You will be fed. Sandwiches and water will be brought to each location.


We only ask for your help twice a year and in return we put on a Post picnic and Christmas Party (PC-Holiday party) complete with Elves and Santa.

Respectfully,

Bob Reger, Junior Vice Commander


AMERICAN LEGION POST 111

2022 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BANQUET

ORLAND CHATEAU, 14500 S LAGRANGE RD, ORLAND PARK, IL

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 2022

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar)

6:30 pm until 10:00 - December Christmas Banquet

Roast Sirloin of Beef, Baked Chicken w/ Dressing, Polish Sausage w/ Sauerkraut,

Whipped Potatoes w/ gravy, Vegetables, Salad, Soup, and Dessert

Cost - Free for Legionnaire and 1 Guest who had Dues paid by September 1, 2022

Additional Guests - Cost of $25.00

NAME______________________________________________________ _

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Please Print First & Last Names of Legionnaires & Spouse’s or Guests

NUMBER IN_PARTY __ + Extra Guests Cost = ________Cash/Ck# ___

For information call Bob Reger at Cell 630-926-2498 H 708-349-3384

Or e-mail: [email protected]

Pay at Post; or,

Mail to:

Orland Memorial Post # 111

PO Box 413, Orland Park, IL 60462

BY NOVEMBER 30TH


Senior Vice Commander’s Call

Legionnaires,

State has set our membership goal at 154. So far 129 of our members are paid and accounted for. That is a strong job and a compliment to your dedication to duty and post. Out of the 7 posts in our district with membership more than 100 we are #1. We are at 84% of our target goal. Thank you so much I appreciate it.


I would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in bringing new Veterans into the post. A strong shout out must go to Executive officer Dan Braglia (see Dan’s traveling recruiting station below) for not only bringing in additional revenue through his hat and military items but for also using these venues to recruit new members. Plus, Anthony "The Big A" Isadore has been out mentioning how active we are in the community, plus the programs and services we offer to our members.


Take care and as always God bless,

Dean Morrell, Senior Vice Commander

I would like to thank the members who came out to give the final military salute to 2 members of our duty roster who passed away. Army Veterans Anthony Cimo and Thomas Raclaw were 2 good men who served their country and post with honor and dignity. Rest in peace men.

Finally, our Veterans Day fundraiser is this upcoming Nov 4th and 5th. Our Jr Vice "Uncle Bob" Reger needs you to sign up and participate. We could always use a few more good men and women to be at our various locales. The people of the Orland area are always strong in their support of those who have served plus you get the added benefit of interacting with them and receiving their gratitude for your military service.

Please remember those within our ranks who are ill or recuperating from hospital stays and surgery.


Our very own Rich Olund is hanging out with Orland Park Mayor and 6th Congressional District Candidate Keith Pekau and retired Marine Corp Lt. General Jack Bergman. Current congressman from Michigan who sits on the Veterans Affairs committee. The photo was taken at a Veterans symposium at Glenn Maker post in Chicago Ridge.