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M O N T H LY N E W S O F THE AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT HARBOR POST 291

SeaBreeze

June 2011 VOLUME 45, NO. 6

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Commanders Message 3 Installation of Officers 5 Member Movie Night 7 4th of July 8

2010 Commodore Leo Vortouni, 2011 Commodore Frank Reinhart and SCYA Commodore Chuck Iverson presents the ALYC with the 2010 Yacht Club of the Year trophy during Opening Day!

ALYC Happenings 9 Happenings around the Post 15

American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291

215 East 15th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663 Phone: 949.673.5070 Fax: 949.673.9555 Email: [email protected]

Membership Eligibility

WWI

(4/6/17-11/11/18)

WWII

(12/7/41-12/31/46)

Korea

(6/25/50-1/31/55)

Vietnam

(2/18/61-5/7/75)

Grenada/Lebanon

(8/24/82-7/31/84)

Panama

(12/20/89-1/31/90)

Persian Gulf War

(8/2/90 until cessation of hostilities)

The City of Newport Beach declares May 15-21 Poppy Week On hand for the ceremony were ALA Historian Jan Spriggs, ALA 2nd VP Roxie Tarwater, ALA Secretary Susan DiFonzo, Miss Poppy Rachel Heidemann, ALA President Kendall Madsen, ALA 1st VP Melveta Mason, Deborah Heidemann and ALA Marshal Kim Philhart. Poppy chairman Pat Moore, not pictured.

June 2011 · American Legion Post 291 · American Legion Auxiliary · Sons of the American Legion

AMERICAN LEGION OFFICERS Commander Steve Spriggs 1st Vice Commander Bill Dunn 2nd Vice Commander Ken Widdall 3rd Vice Commander Jess Lawson Adjutant Jess Lawson Judge Advocate Finance Officer Dan Ferrari Service Officer Tony Arrigo Sgt-At-Arms "Skipper Tim" Bercovitz Chaplain William Bennett Historian Carmen Williams Jr. Past Commander Randy Eling MEMBERS AT LARGE John Lindgren Joe Munday Brian Panning Mike Lipscombe Jon Reynolds Robert Wright American Legion Post 291 Meetings General Business 2nd Wednesday at 7:00pm Executive Committee 1st Tuesday at 6:00pm AUXILIARY UNIT 291 OFFICERS President Kendall Madsen 1st Vice President Melveta Mason 2nd Vice President Roxie Tarwater Secretary Susan DiFonzo Treasurer Joy Cernich Sgt-At-Arms Gina Jonas Chaplain Taylor Chambers Historian Jan Spriggs Marshal Kim Philhart Parliamentarian Peggy Bengry Jr. Past President Karen Karanickolas EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mary Carolan JoAnn Hayward Pat Moore Margaret Myles Wanda Nordstrom Auxiliary Unit 291 Meetings General Business 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm Executive Committee 2nd Thursday at 6:30pm SAL SQUADRON 291 OFFICERS Commander Matt Parsons (Interim) 1st Vice Commander Tomidan Jordan 2nd Vice Commander Robert Thompson Adjutant Steve Porter Finance Officer Ben Jensen (Interim) Chaplain Butch Rowe Historian Ben Jensen Sgt-At-Arms Brad Semonell Jr. Past Commander David Doum Membership Committee Jeff Kingsley Donation Committee Howard Denghausen SAL Squadron 291 Meetings General Business 1st Wednesday at 7:00pm Executive Committee Last Wednesday at 7:00pm AMERICAN LEGION YACHT CLUB OFFICERS Commodore Frank Reinhart Vice Commodore Ric Maxfield Rear Commodore Floyd Sanford Fleet Captain Anne Borren Port Captain Robert Bray Secretary Rosemary De Camp Treasurer Mark Kovaletz Judge Advocate Robert Goode Chaplain Robert Bray Jr. Staff Commodore Leo Vortouni AMERICAN LEGION YACHT CLUB DIRECTORS Rosemary De Camp Robert Gaido Robert Goode Al Gussin Mark Kovaletz Tony Melum American Legion Yacht Club Meetings General Business 1st Thursday of even months Board of Directors Last Tuesday at 6:00pm

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DON'T FORGET!! Attend the General Meeting June 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm UPCOMING EVENTS

June 9, Installation of Legion, Squadron and Auxiliary Officers

June 14, Flag Day June 23-26, Dept of CA Convention, Ontario, CA July 4, 4th of July Celebration and Boat Parade July 15-17, ALYC Cruise to Dana Point

Editorial Correction, May 11: Troop Shipping Acknowledgements and Thanks You's. Wendy Meyer from Oakley and Muellenberg's ­ Erin, Chelsea, and Chelan

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VETERAN RESOURCES

Fellow Veterans, we have four local resources for our medical and veteran related questions such as benefits, health issues and burial.

Tony Arrigo, Service Officer

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The Official Publication of The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 215 East 15th Street Newport Beach, California 92663 Office 949.673.5070 · Fax 949.673.9555 Legion Bar and Grill 949.673.1473 www.al291.com Managing Editor Kendall Madsen Photographers Carmen Williams Jack Rhines and Jan Spriggs Editorial Offices

VA Hospital of Long Beach Dept. of Veteran Affairs Rex Jennings, Chief Voluntary Services Email [email protected] Tel 562.826.5715 Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518 Tel 951.653.8417 · Fax 951.653.5233 VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic 25292 McIntyre Road, Laguna Hills Primary Care & Medical Health Services David Blunt, Clinic Administrator Tel 949.269.0700 Santa Ana Veteran's Clinic 2740 S. Bristol Street, Suite #110 Santa Ana, CA 92704 Tel 714.825.3500 Tony Arrigo, Service Officer Email: [email protected] Tel 949.715.9756 William Bennett, Chaplain Email: [email protected] Tel 714.251.1789

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STEVE SPRIGGS

Dear Comrades, PRESS RELEASE Contact: CalVet, Veteran Services Division 1-800-741-8532 May 17, 2011 DMV Now Offers Veteran's Plates Online SACRAMENTO ­ The State of California's specialized veteran's license plates are now available for purchase online. Previously, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in conjunction with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) has offered these specialized license plates through in person and mail-in sales only. This new online system of purchasing will make it easier for all California motorists to show their support for veterans and the men and women serving in our military. "These plates are available for any motorist to buy. The more plates purchased the more our state is able to help veterans," said Peter J. Gravett, CalVet Secretary. "Every plate purchased basically covers the cost of filing a claim for a veteran, so that he or she can get the benefits they have earned." "We are pleased to now offer the sale of veteran's plates online to our customers," said George Valverde, Director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. "These plates reflect the rich and storied history of the contributions of California Veterans to our state." These plates have several models that help honor and recognize specific veteran groups, military units and services. In addition to these plates, over 200 insignias are available to put on these plates to help signify which organizations or military affiliations each motorist represents. To view all available logos for your cars, motorcycles and trucks, go to http://www.cacvso.org/page/20111-19-59-license-plate-logos/. The cost for sequential plate is $30 and $10 more for personalized plates. With online sales CalVet expects the annual sales of these plates to rise. All proceeds from the sale of veteran's plates are used to expand veteran's service in your community. Since the inception of the Veterans plate program in 1995, approximately 24,500 Veteran plates have been issued with $6.8 million raised and distributed by the California Department of Veterans Affairs to benefit participating county veteran service offices and to commemorate veteran organizations. * * * * * *

COMMANDER

This will be my Final newsletter article as I am finishing my fourth term as Commander/ CEO of Newport Harbor Post 291. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with an outstanding group of Legionnaires who have made up the Post 291 Exec-Board. I would like to also take this time to personally thank, and acknowledge the work of the Post 291 House Committee. The Post has many Legionnaires who have been successful in the business world. The Post 291 House Committee has done a fabulous job of managing the day-to-day operations of the Post. They hold a Staff Committee meeting, followed by a House Committee meeting every week. These meetings last three to four hours. We are lucky to have such dedicated Legionnaires that make up the House Committee and Exec. Board. I want to congratulate the newly elected and appointed officers of The American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 291, the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 291 and The American Legion Yacht Club. I am confident that they will continue to work together to make Newport Harbor Post 291 the choice for anyone wishing to join the American Legion Family. For the first time in many years, Newport Harbor Post 291 will host the 5th Area, American Legion Dept of CA meeting the weekend of June 11-12. The 5th Area of the American Legion in CA is made up of the five "Districts" (Counties) of Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Imperial. All of the District Commanders and 1st Vice Commanders will be in attendance. The incoming 5th Area Vice Commander is Newport Harbor Post 291 member T. Robert Carolan. Bob will be installed at the June 23-26, Dept of CA State Convention in Ontario. Congratulations Bob!!! By the time that you read this article, we will have finished the Memorial Day ceremonies at Pacific View Memorial Park and at Newport Harbor Post 291. The Guest Speaker at Pacific View is LtCol Ben Watson, who recently returned from Afghanistan where he led the 3/1 Marines. While deployed in Afghanistan, the 3/1 Marines pacified a large area, but lost 14 Marines in the process. We will help LtCol Watson honor his fallen Marines and he will help us honor all veterans. For God and Country, Steve Spriggs, Commander 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Newport Harbor Post 291 3

Find us online! Keeping up with CalVet has never been easier. To see the news and events CalVet is participating in, please visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/mycalvet or www.calvet.ca.gov

For those of you who would like to properly retired your flags, you may drop off at the Tustin Senior Center, 200 South "C" Street, Tustin, CA 92780

RETIRING YOUR FLAG

June 2011 · American Legion Post 291 · American Legion Auxiliary · Sons of the American Legion

AIR FORCE

Comrades,

1ST VICE COMMANDER

BILL DUNN

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2ND VICE COMMANDER

KEN WIDDALL

I'm looking forward to the upcoming Convention this month. It is being held at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario CA June 24-26. And for the first time ever, our very own Color Guard will be competing for the State title. We want to wish Commander Al Hoyo all the best and hope they bring home a 1st place win. Good Luck! As everyone knows, this year, like every other year, the 4th of July means lots of fun and enjoyment at the Post. It also is time to renew your membership. I will be at the Post from early morning until 12 noon. If you would like to renew your membership at that time, please bring your check or cash. We do not accept credit cards for membership on the 4th. I will be happy to get you paid up for the year 2012. What I'm about to tell you is very hard for me. You see I and the American Legion Post 291 have lost a true patriot and friend. On the evening of May 4th at approximately 8:45 pm, 48 year old Kevin Garland of the Mountain Fife and Drums was tragically killed by a suspected 20 year old driver on his way home. Kevin was the magnificent leader of the Mountain Fife and Drums. They have performed for the Pacific View Cemetery and Post 291 for the past three years. While I attended the Christian burial of this wonderful man, I was told that Kevin would want the group to go on and complete its prior commitments because that's the kind of person Kevin was. May God bless Kevin and may he rest in peace. For those of you who would like to do something special for a veteran, I have a suggestion for you. Every third Thursday of the month, our Auxiliary packs up sandwiches, sodas, clothes, socks, and personal items and drives to the Long Beach Veterans Hospital at 6 pm. They visit with some very unfortunate fellow veterans and have a little get-together. They play Bingo with the patients and have conversation, one on one. It really means a lot to have someone visit a patient who for whatever reasons has very few friends or family in the area. It does the patients good to win at Bingo, as for some unknown reason every patient seems to win a prize at Bingo. If you feel that you would like to participate or contribute, feel free to call our office and they will be happy to give you the details. For God and Country, Bill Dunn 1st Vice Commander

Soon you'll receive raffle tickets and meal tickets for our big 4th of July event, our biggest fundraiser of the year. Many people buy both event tickets and raffle tickets, even if they can't attend. That's a great way to support our Legion programs. Please support your Post!

We need raffle prizes for our 4th of July celebration. If you'd like to donate a "dinner for two" gift certificate from a local restaurant, or a gift card from area retail stores like Target or Home Depot, we would be very appreciative. Volunteer lists are posted in the main hall. Please sign up soon, so we have enough helpers to make this a great event. We'll need at least 80 people. For the most part, we're asking helpers to do a two-orthree-hour shift. We have parking problems resolved for volunteers, and we'll get that information to you via email along with assignment notes. We've got great, talented and helpful folks here at the post, and volunteering is a great way to make new friends. As usual, I invite you to get the latest Post news from Facebook, American Legion Post 291 ­ Newport Harbor. (Don't forget the "Newport Harbor" part or you'll get a useless business site) From Memorial Day to Labor Day we'll run Saturday musical entertainment on the patio, so come on down and enjoy the view and music. Burn your own is pretty much always available. Lastly, I look forward to working with our new commander, Jess Lawson. He's already shown his leadership skills at the Post, District, and state levels. Before he's too far out the door, I must thank Steve Spriggs and his wife, Jan, for helping me to handle this job for the past four years. Of course that's what real leaders do, mentor the next generation, and I'm grateful for their guidance. I hope to see you all on 4th of July. For the good of the Legion Ken Widdall

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Friday Night Dancing at 7:00pm Saturday Afternoon Bands 1-5pm Sunday Afternoon Bands from 1-5pm June 3, Z-Bops June 10, Dream Duo June 17, Retros June 24, Full Spectrum June 4, Don Ross June 11, Mike McKenna June 18, Larry Taugher June 25, Nomads June 5, Grumps June 12, Full Spectrum June 19, Nick Peper June 26, Brian Lynn Jones

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You're cordially invited to The American Legion Family Post 291

Installation of Officers for 2011-2012

Thursday, June 9, 2011 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm Cocktails & Meet and Greet Sons of the American Legion Installation American Legion Auxiliary Installation American Legion Installation Prime Rib Dinner Music DJ Ken

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June 2011 · American Legion Post 291 · American Legion Auxiliary · Sons of the American Legion

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KENDALL MADSEN

Dear Auxiliary members, It is June which means all of our Officers for the 2011-2012 term have been elected. I want to congratulate the new and retiring officers and a huge thank you to those stepping down. Your service and leadership have been invaluable to our success. On June 9, we are having our Installation Ceremony and I encourage everyone to attend and meet the Executive board members of the Auxiliary, the Squadron and the Legion. A few of the Annual reports were awarded at the May District meeting (see list at right) I'm hoping I'll need a wheel barrel for the remaining awards that will be presented at the June District meeting. A very well deserved Joy Cernich, received the Unit 291 Auxiliary "Member of the Year" for her continued support, not only for the tireless work as our treasurer and fundraiser, but for the work she continues to do for our Veterans and the many programs our Unit supports. Congratulations Joy! The Department of California is holding their annual Convention in Ontario from June 23-26. I recommend attending, as it is a great way to learn about all of the Auxiliary programs and meet other Auxiliary members from around our great state. This is the year of the Post family and we all need come together and work as a team to support all of our programs and facility! To kick it off, we are having Saturday Night at the Movies. The movie is FREE and popcorn and candy are offered for a donation. All proceeds go to support Troop Shipping, a program that is near and dear to all of the families. And as of this writing Memorial Day ceremony is a week away. As it is a day off from work, it is also a day of remembrance. If you have never been to Pacific View or the Post for the ceremony, you are missing a very inspiring day. I'm sure this year will be a very emotional day as the founder of the Mountain Fife and Drum Corp., Kevin Garland was tragically killed weeks ago in an auto accident. Our prayers go out to Kevin's Family, his close knit community and his loved ones. I hope to see you around the Post! Kendall Madsen, President For God and Country, In support of The American Legion Family

AUXILIARY PRESIDENT

2010-2011 Supplemental Report Winners

Auxiliary Emergency Fund Constitution and Bylaws Girls State Unit History Project Unit History Report Veterans History Project District President's book for over 300 photos 3rd place Hon Men 1st Place 1st Place 1st Place 1st Place Certificate of Appreciation Jo Ann Hayward Joy Cernich Cynthia Culp Janice Spriggs Janice Spriggs Janice Spriggs Janice Spriggs

Joy Cernich, at right, is presented the Auxiliary "Member of the Year" by past Presidents of Unit 291

Auxiliary Unit 291 2010 Girls State Delegates

No meeting will be held in June as we will be dark for Convention.

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President's Project Recipient Deanne Tate from Veteran's First, a home for homeless veterans receives $2,000 from President Kendall Madsen

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MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in the Sons of The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks! To be eligible, you must be a male descendant (includes stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion. You are eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War (see specific time periods for service during these conflicts listed below). You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War(see specific time periods for service during these conflicts listed below). You would also be eligible to join the Sons of The American Legion if you are the male descendant (stepsons and adopted sons included) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War(see specific time periods for service during these conflicts listed below). Active Duty Service Eligibility Dates for Membership World War I: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 World War II: December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 Korean War: June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 Vietnam Era: February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 Panama: December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 Persian Gulf: August 2, 1990 - (until cessation ends) Applications are available online at www.al291.com and look for the SAL tab. Honorable discharge papers (DD-214) information is available online at www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/ 7

June 2011 · American Legion Post 291 · American Legion Auxiliary · Sons of the American Legion

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and Post 291 Annual Fundraiser

Pancake Breakfast · Live Music · Old Glory Boat Parade · Great Raffle Prizes

The annual July 4th Fundraiser kicks off Post 291's Service Year. With your generosity, the fundraising efforts helped support donations to the American Legion Boys State program, the American Legion Oratorical program, the Long Beach VA Vets Hospital, the VA Affairs office and many more! This is one of our most important events of the year. Help your Post help others. Get your tickets now!

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2nd VC Ken Widdall with some of the items items that will be raffled off during the 4th of July Celebration!!

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FRANK REINHART

Hope you were able to attend ALYC's 45th Opening Day. Jon Reynolds, Staff Commodore, did his usual great job as MC and Rear Commodore Floyd Sanford pulled it all together. The ceremony was followed by a boat parade that gave the traditional cannon salute to other Yacht Clubs in the harbor. A good time was had by all.

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES FOR ALYC

JUNE Thurs 2 Thurs 2 Thurs 2 Mon 6 Mon 13 Sat 18 Mon 20 Mon 27 Tuesday 28 JULY Mon 4 Mon 11 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sun 17 Mon 18 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tues 26 Sun 31 Membership Program: TBA Seagals Meeting Potluck Dinner and Social Sundowner Monday Night Races (5) Sundowner Monday Night Races (6) Lido 14 Races (6) (Spring Series, 3 of 3) Sundowner Monday Night Races (7) Sundowner Monday Night Races (8) ALYC Board Meeting Old Glory Boat Parade, Make A Wish (Seagals) Sundowner Monday Night Races (9) Cruise Dana Point Cruise Dana Point Cruise Dana Point Sundowner Monday Night Races (10) Old Glory Boat Parade Awards Dinner Sundowner Monday Night Races (11) ALYC Board Meeting Lido 14 Races (7) (Summer Series, 1 of 3)

ALYC's 2011 Events Shaping Up Planning for the 4th of July Old Glory Parade has begun. Contact Ric Maxfield at [email protected] to participate. Duffy Rally Chair is Bob Gaido, and he may be reached at [email protected] Preparations have also started for this year's Wooden Boat Festival including hospitality events onboard the Brigantine Irving Johnson. Contact Mark Kovaletz at [email protected] for more information. Youth Sailing Sign up the kids for ALYC's summer Youth Sailing program. Call 949673-5002 or email [email protected] Staff Commodore, Dan O'Sullivan is the instructor again this year. Sail our Club Boats ALYC certified skippers are eligible to sail the club's CAL 20 or CAL 22 in the Monday Night Races. Interested? Contact Port Captain, Bob Bray at: [email protected] Club Clothing Available You can choose from a fine selection of clothing items. Buy online at: http://www.allshipstores.com/alyc/ or from Bea Foster, Quartermaster, at our membership meetings. Sundowner Monday Night Races Organized by our very capable race committee lead by PRO Su Eling. First starting horn is at 6:00 PM. Races are followed by dinner provided by the Seagals, and Awards. Dennis and Carol Miller provide the race committee boat. 37th Annual Yesteryear Regatta Congratulations to Skipper Tim Bercovitz & the crew of Fairwind who took a 3rd place. It was organized by the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society based in San Diego. Something to participate in and enjoy for all of our members. Frank Reinhart ALYC, Commodore

The "Great Brigantine Race" Sept. 18, 2011

This unique match race will be between two identical Brigantines with competing crews from BCYC and BYC. It will be held in the Newport area on Sunday, September 18th following the Wooden Boat Festival. This event has been organized by ALYC and the Los Angeles Maritime Institute.

Seagals' Corner

Our Seagals have been enjoying the many activities that we are involved in to provide support for events. Our first two Sundowner meals were prepared by Konnie Krislock and Uta DeClerck with the help of Bea Foster, Karen Reynolds, Jamie Page, Joanne Gaido, Erin Walsh, Mary Zamora, and Gail Fee. Our thanks to them for providing top-notch and well-received meals for our hungry racers. We are looking forward to providing more Sundowner meals and helping with Make A Wish (July 4th), the Duffy Rally (Aug. 6th), and the Sail for the Visually Impaired (Oct. 15th). We enjoy the fun of being there to help and participate with you. Thea Reinhart and Bea Foster, Co-Chairs

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ALYC runs fun Lido 14 races every month?

We have been running "LIDO CLASSICS" once a month every month for the past 8 years! This is a grass roots type of fun, casual, but competitive day of Lido racing, held right out front on the bay. We get 6-10 boats each month, from all over Southern California. Very often Father and Son or more often Father and Daughter teams (Moms too). In addition we get folks new to racing as well as some local rock stars tuning there skills for the next big regatta! Races are usually on a Sunday with a 1:00pm start. We race 4-5 five short races and finish around 4pm. Racing is always followed by trophies and fun at The American Legion Post 291. For more information and schedules go to www.lidoclassic.com or call Scott Porter (P.R.O.) at 949-279-7575 Next race is April 10th...See ya on the water

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June 2011 · American Legion Post 291 · American Legion Auxiliary · Sons of the American Legion

· American Legion Yacht Club

HAPPENINGS AT THE POST

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6 1. Cmdr Steve Spriggs and John Stansbury salute as the American Flag passes by. 2. Cmdr Steve Spriggs, Post 291 member and Pearl Harbor Survivor Gene Verge, ALA Secretary Susan DiFonzo, President Kendall Madsen, Legionnaire John Stansbury, ALA Marshall Kim Philhart and ALA Historian jan Spriggs attend the Field of Honors ceremony. Post 291 member and Pearl Harbor Survivor Gene Verge, leads the "Pledge of Allegiance" during the Field of Honor ceremony. 4 ALA Historian, Jan Spriggs, wins first place for Unit History Project, Unit History Report and Veterans History Project. 5. New Legionnaires at the June meeting. 6. 2011-2012 Auxiliary elected Executive Board 7. 5th Area Cmdr Bob Carolan and his wife past ALA President Mary Carolan. 8. Cmdr Steve Spriggs, President Kendall Madsen, and Commodore Frank Reinhart. 9. Yacht club members Mercedes and Harold Sharp and Eldon and Mary Lou Kiehler enjoying Opening Day for the ALYC. 10. 56-yr Legionnaire, Tom Riker. 11. 29th District Boys State Delegates. 12. Election Committee Barbara Murphy, Dave Lambert and Liz Andersen. 13. Opening Day ceremony. 14. L-R Jim Bell, Brian Fleming, Carmen Williams, Ken George. Al Hoyo Commander not pictured.

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Navy · Air Force · Marine Corps · Coast Guard

· Support Our Troops · Support Our Post · SeaBreeze

HAPPENINGS AT THE POST

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American Legion Post 291 215 East 15th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

S U N DAY

M O N DAY

T U E S DAY

W E D N E S DAY 1

T H U R S DAY

F R I DAY 2

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SAL Mtg 7p

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SeaGals Mtg 6p ALYC Gen Mtg 6p Potluck 7p Installation of Officers 5:30p

Dinner/Dance Band: Z-Bops Dinner/Dance Band: Dream Duo

Band: Don Ross

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Band: Grumps

ALYC Sundowner Races 6p

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Legion E-Brd 6p 7 Dance Lessons 6:15p Taco Tuesdays 4-8p

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Band: Mike McKenna

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Band: Full Spectrum Father's Day Band: Nick Peper

ALYC Sundowner Races 6p

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Dance Lessons 6:15p NO Aux Gen Mtg Taco Tuesdays 4-8p Due to Convention Dance Lessons 6:15p Taco Tuesdays 4-8p

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Dinner/Dance 17 Band: Don Ross Dinner/Dance Band: Full Spectrum

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Band: Nomads

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Band: Brian Lynn Jones

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Dinner/Dance Band: Ricky Lewis Trio

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Band: Nomads

4 5 JULY 4th Legion E-Brd 6p Old Glory Boat Parade Band: Full Spectrum Dance Lessons 6:15p Taco Tuesdays 4-8p NO ALYC Races 11 12

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Dinner/Dance Band: Grumps

Band: TBD

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Band: Surftones

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ALYC Sundowner Races 6p

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Dance Lessons 6:15p Taco Tuesdays 4-8p

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Dinner/Dance 15 Band: Dave Alcantar ALYC Cruise to Dana Point Dinner/Dance Band: Don Ross Dinner/Dance Band: Daze of Blue

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Band: TBD Band: TBD Band: TBD

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ALYC Sundowner Races 6p

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Band: Retros 24 Old Glory Boat Parade Awards Dinner

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SAL E-Brd 6p ALYC Bridge 6p Dance Lessons 6:15p Honors Rifle Squad & Taco Tuesdays 4-8p Color Guard Mtg 6pm

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Band: Michael Chain

Lunch: Wed.-Fri. 11:30 am - 3 pm · Dinner: Wed.-Fri. 5 pm - 9 pm · Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm Taco Tuesdays 4 pm - 8 pm · Burn Your Own Every Day

AMERICAN LEGION BAR & GRILL RESTAURANT (949) 673-1473

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