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Wilson Ritch Post 432

2019-2020 Post Officers

 

Bill Wolf Sr

Commander

Ron Romaszka

1st Vice Commander

Edward Haran

2nd Vice Commander

 

Bruce Miller

3rd Vice Commander

Alex Melabardis

Legal Officer

Ed Kiernan

Finance Office

Richard Roberts

Sergeant at Arms

Richard Knutson

Historian

Deacon Montord Naylor Jr

Chaplian

 

Trustees

 

Vincent Puleo

1 Year Trustee

Gene Ordmandy Jr

2 Year Trustee

 

Tony Demaio

3 Year Trustee

 

Post Appointed Standing Committees

 

 

Tom Kuhn

Bar Chairman

Ron Romaszka

Americanism / Boys State / Service

Richard Roberts

House Chairman / Graves Registration

Ed Kiernan

Children and Youth

Bill Wolf Sr

Membership

Gene Ordmandy Jr & Bill Wolf Jr

Uniformed Groups – Color Guard

Edward Haran

National Security / Adjutant/ Ways & Means / Blue Star Mothers

Deacon Montord Naylor Jr

Sick Call Visiting / Veterans Affairs

 

Bruce Miller

Legislative / Fundraising

Richard Knutson

Public Relations

 

Kathy Nielsen

Webmaster

 

 

To Contact Any Post Officers Call 631-473-9774

 

Elected Officers Duties

Post Commander

The Commander is the chief executive officer of the Post and shall supervise, lead and manage the Post and its Officers.

                The Commander shall preside at all Board Meetings, General Meetings, Special General meetings and Special Board Meetings; nominate Standing Committees and Temporary Committees and their Chair, perform the duties necessary to keep the Post operating in an effective and efficient manner; have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board, Bylaws or as promulgated by the American Legion; and preserve the integrity of the Post Charter.

 

First Vice-Commander

First Vice Commander is the Chair of the Membership Committee, and shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of Commander in the absence or disability of the Commander.

 

Second Vice-Commander

Second Vice Commander is the Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, assist with Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation, public affairs and community outreach as directed by the Commander and shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of First Vice-Commander or Commander, in the absence or disability of such officers.

 

Third Vice-Commander

Third Vice Commander is the Chair of the Americanism Committee, and shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of Second Vice-Commander, First Vice-Commander or Commander, in the absence or disability of such officers.

 

Finance Officer

The Finance Officer shall be the Chair of the Finance Committee, and responsible for overseeing the financial records of the Post.

 

Historian

The Post Historian shall compile and preserve a pictorial Post history for print and electronic distribution.

 

Sergeant-at-arms

The Sergeant-at-arms shall preserve order at all meetings and shall perform such other duties as may be from time to time assigned to him by the Commander.

 

Chaplain

The Chaplain shall be charged with the spiritual welfare of Post members and will offer divine but non-sectarian service in the event of dedications, funerals, public functions, etc., and adhere to such ceremonial rituals as are recommended by the National or Department Headquarters.

 

Appointed Officers Duties

 

The Adjutant

The Adjutant is the Secretary of the Board. Under the direction of the Commander, the Adjutant shall: receive and answer all correspondence of the Post; have charge of and keep a complete and correct record of the proceedings of all Official Meetings; and prepare summarized meeting minutes and reports for publication.

 

Legal Chairman

The Legal Chaiman's duties shall be to advise the Post Commander on the interpretation or modifications of the post’s Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations.

 

Service Officer

The Service Officer duties shall be generally that of: coordinating all Post 432 veteran’s assistance programs; assist in processing veteran’s claims; and protecting the rights and privileges of all veterans, their dependents and survivors.

 

Volunteer Groups and Positions within the Post

 

Honors Rifle Squad and Color Guard

Post 432 Honors Rifle Squad was organized to assist our regular uniformed military men and women in rendering military honors at memorial services for our fellow veterans. The squad also performs at various functions such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, and special occasions. New members are always welcome and much needed.

                Anyone interested in joining the ranks of the Rifle Squad should be willing to give a small amount of their personal time to training and taking part in the various ceremonies. We try to keep the close order drill very simple and basic so it should be easy for anyone to learn.

              

 
     


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