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COMMANDER-2016-2017
ROGER STUDER
  
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FROM THE COMMANDER TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
 
AND LEGION FAMILY MEMBERS OF POST 274
 
As an introduction, I am Roger Studer, the newly inducted Commander of Post 274.
 
I am prowd to serve as the Commander of Post 274 for the 2016-2017 term. I will
 
work with the Post Officers and Members to encourage the exploration of more creative and
 
innovative ideas to improve the following areas:
 
  • The decision making process of the Executive Committee and the Corporate Officers.
By fostering increased group input and discussion in order to make more informed and logical decisions
 
that are in the best interest of the members and the continued operation of the Post.
  • The financial stability of the Post

By examining and closely monitoring the existing Post expenditures and income to ensure that the

cost is justified by the return.

  • Kitchen Staff

By improving communications with both volunteer and employed kitchen staff.

  • American Legion Family

By improving communications between the American Legion , the Sons of the American Legion,

and the Auxiliary Unit to ensure that we are truly a "family", working towards common goals.

in providing assistance to our veterans.

I look forward to working towards maintaining and improving on all of the great work that has
 
been done by our previous family members.
 
 
For God and Country
 
Roger Studer
 
Commander, Post 274
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
***REMINDER***
POST # 274-LEGION
 DUES
 
ARE NOW
 
**$50.00**
 
 
 
 
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LEGION POST 274
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP
 
If the first Monday of the month falls on a Holiday, the meetings
will be held on the following Tuesday
 
 
 
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***May 1st, 2017***
 
STARTS AT 7 pm.
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MEETS
Monday
May 1st, 2017
 
 
STARTS: -5 PM
 
 
 
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 OFFICERS
2016- 2017
 COMMANDER: 
ROGER STUDER
 
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    1 st. VICE COMMANDER--    RICHARD HIPP
 
      2 nd. VICE COMMANDER---  ROBERT PENTA
 
   3 rd. VICE COMMANDER---   BENNIE BUGG
 
             FINANCE OFFICER:---          MICHAEL ADCOCK  
 
         SGT. AT ARMS --                  DONALD BRUNER
           
       CHAPLAIN--                          FRANCIE BURNS
 
            HISTORIAN--                         AL NASKY                
 
 
 
 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
 
PETER POHOLIK, JOHN ( GORDY ) PURMORT,
WILSON MILLER, THOMAS BERRYHILL
 
PAST COMMANDER-- GREGG VANDUSSELDORP
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APPOINTED OFFICERS
2016- 2017
ROBERT PENTA- ADJUTANT
DANIEL PARKER- JUDGE ADVOCATE
RICHARD BRASWELL- SERVICE OFFICER

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       COMMANDER POST 274- 2016- 2017

 ROGER STUDER 

 

 
 
 
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SEVEN-- PAST COMMANDERS
MELVIN COWART POST # 274 AMERICAN LEGION
POST # 274 AMERICAN LEGION
Has the fortunate opportunity of having eight past commanders and
one present commander =Roger Studer
Having SEVEN Past Commanders gives the Officers and members easy access for advice
FOR A Better more efficient run Post # 274.
 
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BOB GLEISLE
JOHN CUSICK
 BOB MC CUNE
 PETE POHOLIK
   STAN JOHNSON
 MIKE ADCOCK
DAN PARKER
                 GREGG VANDUSSELDORP
 
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Southwest Florida group honors Iwo Jima anniversary, veterans

Cape Coral, FL

 
Guns n Hoses Pipes n Drums of Southwest Florida will honor the 69th anniversary of the iconic raising of the flag on Iwo Jima, by playing Feb. 23 at the Iwo Jima monument in Cape Coral, Fla. The American Legion ceremony will include music, fanfare and a flag ceremony. It will be the third such ceremony Guns n Hoses has participated in.
Many veterans attend, even some who served at Iwo Jima.
“It was great to see them," Legionnaire Chuck Marklin said. "We perform for their pleasure as well as in honor of the monument. ... That's what it's all about - getting these guys some recognition and keeping them around as long as we can.”
But, Marklin said, it's not just World War II veterans - the heroes he grew up watching in the movies - the ceremony, or the band, honors.
“For all the vets coming out of the service it’s something to hold on to and to keep the tradition going.”
Marklin began Guns n Hoses Pipes n Drums of southwest Florida in 2011 with friends. They would play at the funerals of those who served in law enforcement and the military.
“Since then we’ve been inundated with memorials and unfortunately some funerals ... We do play for vets coming back, we do for veterans organizations."
The band plays free of charge for military and law enforcement events. If the event is not directly tied to their mission, Guns n Hoses requests a donation, which they then turn around and donate to a cause they deem worthy. The band members receive nothing "except the satisfaction of helping out these service organizations."
"Pretty much every weekend for the last two years we’ve been busy. It’s a hobby to some people, it’s a calling to other people. ... We try to accommodate as many people as we can.”
"Part of it is: who doesn't want a free band?” Marklin laughed. The other part, he said, is between vets, police and fire departments, there's simply a lot of calls.
Marklin said there are more than 50 members, all volunteer, and those who can show up to events do, so a different lineup performs, unique to each occasion. Many are veterans and have served in law enforcement or as EMS personnel.
On the anniversary of Iwo Jima last year, about 20 played in the band. It's an exciting event for the group as "the magnitude of the monument itself and what it stands for" draw a large crowd, Marklin said.
“It’s just a great bunch of patriotic people,” Marklin said.
For more on Guns n Hoses Pipes n Drums of Southwest Florida, click here:
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.MEET THE OFFICERS 
2016-- 2017
AMERICAN LEGION
 POST # 274
 
ROGER STUDER
COMMANDER- 2016-2017
 
 
 MIKE ADCOCK-- FINANCE                   RICH HIPP
                                                            1 st  VICE  
                                     
                                                              
 
BOB PENTA                               BENNIE BUGG
2ND VICE                                3RD VICE
 
 
                                           
                                                                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
                     
 
 
 
                           

                        

         

                                           

                                                                       

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MISSING PHOTOS- 
 BOB PENTA,
 WILSON MILLER,  Al Nasky
 
 
 

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