American Legion Post 362
Commander - Tom Ricci
Officers: 1 st Vice – Keith Bender
2nd Vice – Harry Kwiek
3rd Vice – Charlie Zoerb
Adjutant – Charles Schack
Finance Officer – Gary Wald
Service Officer – Tom Ernst
Sgt.-at-Arms – Paul Pedersen
Chaplain – Ken Krieger
Historian – Joe Stapleton
Past Commander–Nat Gaghich
We are open as of Tuesday, June 16th under the following conditions: anyone entering
the Post must wear a face covering. When seated you may remove it. When standing,
walking around (like to or from the deck, restroom or leaving), the face covering is to be
worn. Hand sanitizer is at the door, on the bar and at each table. Bartenders are to wear
facemasks while working. These safeguards are mandated under Phase 3 and are for our
protection. If you have health concerns or are not ready for socialization, please wait until
The bar has new beers, a margarita-style blender for icy drinks and beer bucket specials.
Folks I have talked to said it is good to be out, to converse with friends in closer proximity
and that it “feels normal”. It is great to see the snowbirds have wintered well.
The Red Cross will be collecting blood donations at Post 362 on Thursday, July 2nd from
10-3. Make your reservation on line. They will take walk-ins but you may have to wait
isolated for a bit. If you gave blood when Connect Life had the first blood drive, you are
eligible to give again. We are proud to make this commitment to our community.
The Bills Tailgate party is still scheduled for Sunday, August 2nd from 1-5. The
Boneshakers will play from 1:30-4 with drawings at 4:00. Tickets are available at the bar.
If you want to sell tickets, a few packets of 20 are available. One-third of the tickets have
been turned in as of mid-June.
The “Early Bird” drawing results from the Executive Board meeting on June 11th:
$100.00 Cathy Osbourne of Colden, sold by Tom Ricci
$50.00 Deb Gampietro of EA, sold by Mark Kuschel
$50.00 Lukas Kotecki of Penfield, sold by Bill Ramsdell
A feature of the Tailgate Party has been the Basket Raffle. Last year’s event had just over
80 baskets, in addition to the “Ultimate Tailgate Package” and the 50/50. With the
pandemic shutdown, local merchants are in financial stress. Instead of asking them for
donations, the Executive Board suggested we petition members to contribute a basket or
item for the raffle. If we could get 40-50 items from generous members, that would be
great. Bills items are good, of course, but gift certificates from your favorite store or
restaurant, home-made items like wooden toys, jams & jellies, and craft items are all
appreciated. The usual value for each basket has been $20-$40. Please attach your name
to your donation and we thank you in advance.
We hope to see you soon. Remember our troops, our health care workers, our police and
firemen in your prayers
Keep smiling, although who can tell under your face covering?