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American Legion

Town & Country Memorial Post 152

11211 Sheldon Rd, Tampa FL 33626 (813) 920-3282

Lounge Hours: Sun 11AM - 9PM,   Mon - Thurs  Noon - 10PM,   

Fri 11AM - Midnight,   Sat 11 AM - Midnight

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Welcome to the American Legion Post 152 Web Site!

American Legion Post 152 is home to the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of American Legion and the American Legion Riders.

 

American Legion
American Legion Department of Florida
American Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Florida
Sons of the American Legion
Sons of the American Legion Detachment of Florida
American Legion Riders Department of Florida


 Announcements/Coming Events


 

Legion Meeting - 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 PM

ALA Meetings - Eboard at 6:30, Membership at 7:15 PM 3rd Monday each month

SAL Meeting - 1st Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM

ALR Meeting - 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM

Bingo - Every Wednesday at 7:15 PMM

DJ: Every 1st and 3rd Friday 7PM - 11PM

Karaoke: Every Saturday from 7PM - 11PM

 


A Message From The ALA President

 

Members and Friends,


It is with heavy heart that I write my last president’s corner as our newly elected president Kathy Driggers will be installed on July 9th. We had an AMAZING year, keep the momentum going and support the incoming officers.

Your 2022 – 2023 officers are as follows:

President – Kathy Driggers

1st Vice – Bonnie Lehmiller

2nd Vice - Phyllis Roman

Treasure/Secretary – JoAnn Lathers

Chaplain – Geri Hoover

Sergeant at Arms – Open

Historian – Open

 

Executive Committee:

Sheryl Kinsler (immediate past president)

Carolyn Copenhaver

Andrea Sherman

Dot Nichols

 


This presidents Corner is to let you all know what YOUR Auxiliary is doing for the next month or so. The Auxiliary has been asked again to change our meeting nights to Thursday this was put up for discussion and a vote at our meeting held on June 21, 2022 after little discussion the members present unanimously voted to accept the change. Our meetings will now be held the last Thursday of each month, the executive committee meeting starting at 6:30 PM and the General meeting at 7:15. This change will take effect in July, our next meeting will be July 28, 2022.


The Auxiliary currently hosting a raffle and would love your support. We have a true Christmas in July Liquor Lotto tree on display at the post. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchase at the bar. The tree holds 42 mini bottles of premium liquor (with 20 various mini mixers) and 32 lottery tickets. The drawing will be held on July 30th at the post Winner takes all (including the tree).


This YOUR AUXILIARY!   I challenge each of you to ask yourself why you joined the American Legion Auxiliary. If anyone has stories that they would like to share we welcome your feedback. We all took an oath and are sworn to 100% Americanism be PROUD, be Present get SATISFACTION in serving the men and women that PROUDLY serve or have served this great country that we call home. Please support YOUR Auxiliary.


I would like to bring very important dates to your attention;


June 24, 2022 - Friday Night bites by Phyllis. Sloppy Joe and Potato salad. The cost is either an $8.00 cash donation or $8.00 worth of UNEXPIRED items that follow; Peanut Butter, Jelly, Instant Potatoes Canned ham, Tuna or Chicken, Campbells Chunky soup and baked beans. Proceeds benefit veterans in need.


 

June 29, 2022 - ALA Dinner by Kathy, proceeds benefit Children and Youth


July 9, 2022 – 1:00 PM - Installation of officers


July 15, 2022 Friday Night Bites by Phyllis. Meatball Sub and Macaroni salad.


July 30, 2022 – Drawing the lucky winner of the Liquor Lotto tree. The tree is decorated with 42 bottles of various mini bottles of Liquor and 32 lottery tickets.

 


Congratulations to the newly elected American Legion Post 152 Family Officers for the 2022-2023 Year:

 

LEGION OFFICERS

Commander - Mike Sherman

First Vice Commander - Brandon Zylstra

Second Vice Commander - Mark Diandriole

Finance Officer - Doug Fivehouse

Chaplain - Cathy Cornish

Historian - Open

Sgt at Arms - Jon Davis

 

Executive Committee:

3 Yr. Member – Bill Taylor

2 Yr. Member - Bruce Smith

1 Yr. Member – Kathryn Boyer

1 Yr. Member – Mike Heller

 

 

ALA OFFICERS

President – Kathy Driggers

1st Vice – Bonnie Lehmiller

2nd Vice - Phyllis Roman

Treasure/Secretary – JoAnn Lathers

Chaplain – Geri Hoover

Sergeant at Arms – Open

Historian – Open

 

Executive Committee:

       - Carolyn Copenhaver

      - Andrea Sherman

      - Dot Nichols

    

 

SAL SQUADRON 152

 Commander - Michael Thorpe

1st Vice Commander - Mark Diandriole

2nd Vice Commander - Open

Finance Officer - Jon Davis

Chaplain - Jose Molina

Historian - Open

Sergeant at Arms - Chris Amenda

Junior Sergeant at Arms - Jacen Sherman

Adjutant - Open

 

 

ALR CHAPTER 152 OFFICERS

Director - Mike "Crank" Thorpe

Asst. Director - Jon "Big Jon" Davis

Adjutant/Secretary - Donna "Island Girl" Pomeroy

Finance Officer - Andrea "Big Bird" Sherman

Sgt. At Arms - Earl "440 Volts" Gloster

Road Captain - Mike "Tank" Sherman

Chaplain - Jose "Panda" Molina

Asst. Chaplain - Lisa "Angel Eyes" Anseeuw

Safety Officer - Mark "Mad Dog" Diandriole
Historian - Open

 

 

 


Notice Notice (updated 1/23/2022)

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDER:

Ladies and gentlemen, first of all, I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding over the past several days.  Thankfully, it looks like this recent bout of COVID was isolated and to our knowledge, no other members have reported having symptoms or positive tests.  We continue to pray for those that are dealing with it and wish them a speedy recovery.

After discussions with the Executive Board and our lounge manager, we will be returning to normal operating hours starting Tuesday January 25th.  Games and entertainment will resume and we will be back to business as normal.

As always, if you are feeling under the weather, we encourage you to stay home until you feel better.  If you are experiencing COVID symptoms, please get tested, even if you don't think you were exposed or if you are vaccinated.  

I also encourage everyone to take advantage of the free at-home COVID tests available from the US Government.  Each household can receive 4 COVID tests through USPS at no charge.  All you have to do is order them (link below).  If you order these tests, and you have an extra test you can spare, we would like to ask that you bring the extra to the post, so that we can have some ready should the need arise again.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the post again soon.  As always, Stay safe, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Yours in service,

Michael "Tank" Sherman
Commander
American Legion Post 152

Hillsborough County COVID Testing:  https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/.../sta.../getting-tested

Order at-home COVID test kits:  http://covidtests.gov

 

 


 

  

OR

text to 838255

OR

www.veteranscrisiline.net

  

ALL available 24/7


Click here to learn more.

 


 

NOTICE NOTICE

 

With the price of everything including food on the rise, our Wednesday Dinner price will increase to $10.00 on August 1st.

 


 

Resources for Getting a Last Will & Testament

(Low or no cost)

 

Hillsborough County Bar Association 

813-221-7777

 

Bay Area Legal Services

813-232-1343

 

Gulf Coast Free Legal Services

813-490-9412

 

Wills For Heroes

727-471-0675

 


NOTICE

 

Post 152 is in the process of gathering email addresses of those members that would like to receive notifications of announcements and coming events via email. If you would like to receive such announcements, please send an email to AMLegion152@gmail.com. Please include your first and last name and the organization that you are a member of (Legion, ALA or SAL).

 


A Message from the Service Officer: 

ATTENTION

 

ALL VETERANS ENROLLED IN THE VA MEDICAL SYSTEM

 

I suggest you contact your PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS office to inquire your status on the COVID-19 VACCINATION PLAN.

 

I also advice you contacted them via FAX /EMAIL

 

Bruce Smith

Service Officer

Post 152

PHONE: 813-968-8556

CELL: 813-545-2527 & TEX

BRUCETHESMITH138@VERIZON.NET

 


Department recognized Riders Chapter 152 or their hugely successful Virtual Ride. Check out the email:

 

From: Jennifer Cooper <jcooper@floridalegion.org>
Date: Tue, Jun 2, 2020, 8:03 AM
Subject: Virtual Unity Ride - FINAL District Totals

 

Good morning,

 

First, let me start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS to each and every one of you for making our very first Virtual Unity Ride a HUGE success! The coronavirus pandemic forced us into canceling an annual event that we normally look forward to. However, in true Florida Legion Rider fashion, you took on the challenge and still provided the necessary support to our veterans! 

 

Not only were we able to collectively raise over $60,000 for PROJECT VetRelief's Suicide Prevention Initiative, but we had more participants over the entire state riding for one cause... ending veteran suicide! In fact, all but 2 Districts had Riders represented. 

 

Now, for what you all have been waiting for... The 15th District is this year's winner of the coveted District Trophy!! The trophy will be awarded during the Fall Conference in November, so we hope to see a large representation from the District. A SPECIAL shout out goes to Chapter 152 in District 15 for bringing in over $10,000!! What an outstanding accomplishment that you achieved, especially during uncertain times! 

 

Below is the final leader board with the breakdown of results.

 

DISTRICT TROPHY POINTS

 

Dist

Registered

Amount Raised

Photos Posted

Total Points

15

57

$14,477.48

81

14615

5

32

$11,938.00

36

12006

13

16

$10,190.50

53

10260

6

45

$6,013.35

113

6171

12

11

$4,681.25

11

4703

17

15

$3,309.56

8

3333

1

12

$3,051.25

18

3081

4

6

$2,313.45

6

2325

16

11

$1,925.00

5

1941

8

5

$1,200.75

7

1213

OH

7

$220.00

11

238

14

3

$165.00

3

171

9

1

$125.00

 

126

7

2

$102.50

 

105

3

1

$25.00

 

26

UR

0

$544.09

 

 

TOTAL

224

$60,282.18

352

60314

*UR = donations made directly to the campaign and not an individual or team fundraising page.

  • 1 point for every fundraising page created

  • 1 point for every dollar raised

  • 1 point for every Facebook post with photo from ride and using #iRideforthe22

 

COOL PRIZES

We will be sending out emails to everyone who earned incentives from their fundraising efforts. Since there will not be a Department Convention this year, we are hoping that the Legion Riders District Chairmen will be able to help us distribute everyone's items. This will help us save on shipping costs. Items will come pre-packaged, so you won't have to assemble them or figure out who gets what items. More information will be sent later.

 

SURVEY

Additionally, we are putting together a Survey to send out to everyone who participated to get feedback on our first virtual event. We are looking to incorporate something similar in future rides so that more people can participate. Please encourage everyone to fill it out so that we can make next year's event even better!

 

Again, THANK YOU for all that you continue to do for the American Legion and the veteran community. You guys truly are making a HUGE impact and we are grateful for your support and dedication!

 

Jennifer Cooper
Fundraising Director