It was not an easy decision for me
to put my name in the hat to take on the responsibility of
becoming Commander of our American Legion Post 712. It is an
honor that I do not take lightly, and I thank all for their
support and well wishes. As Commander I am sure there will many
challenges ahead of us which we as a Post 712 will tackle one at
a time. We have many experienced members to whom I will look for
With the help of our Sergeant-of-Arms, Bill Weikel, the meetings
will last about 45 minutes. There will be a forum/Order of
Business that will be followed. All Officers will have a copy in
hand at the start of the meeting. I urge all veterans to attend
on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm sharp. 15 veterans
are needed to make a quorum for this meeting, so we need your
I will plan a weekly meeting with the Home Association President
as well as a separate weekly meeting with the Adjutant.
I will also request individual monthly meetings with the
Presidents of the Sons, Auxiliary, and Riders.
We are planning several events to commemorate milestones in the
upcoming months. I will be asking for more members to volunteer
and get involved as the need arises. Please consider
volunteering, especially if you have never volunteered at our
Post before. We could use and would really appreciate your help!
On June 1, 2018, I was honored to be part of an Honor Guard
detail with Bill Allen, Tom Bodner, Ed Harmon, Frank Piatek,
Don Rottman, Larry Murin, and Craig Kern for students
at McClellan Elementary School in Pleasant Hills for a DARE
On Thursday June 7, 2018, members of AL Post 712 joined ranks
with VFW Post 1810 for a service for former Senior Vice
Commander of AL Post 712 and former Commander of VFW Post 1810,
Alfred “Al” DiLembo, a highly decorated WWII pilot who flew 39
missions over enemy territory.
Last but not least, I want to take this opportunity to thank
Frank Caputo for his leadership this past year.