POST 117

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Welcome to Post 117. We are located at 189 Veterans Drive in Palm Bay Florida. Our Post has a canteen and large conference room as well as a Tiki Bar with decking, gazebo, and plently of yard area to support picnics and parties. Some of the activities at the Post include Bingo, Steak Shoots, pool, darts, karaoke, live music, and plenty of food. We have a full kitchen and support Friday dinners and Sunday breakfasts. In addition, dances and parties are frequently planned, activities supporting the community, our schools, and their students are a continuous event, and support is provided to our members, their families, and veterans in need.

Background:

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

One of the American Legion programs is the American Legion Riders (ALR). The ALR is formed to promote the aims and purposes of the American Legion as a family oriented motorcycling activity for members of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Legion. The ALR upholds the declared principles of the American Legion as well as conforms to and abides by the regulations and decisions of the department, post, or other duly constituted governing body. The ALR maintains and protects the image of the American Legion at all times through appropriate wearing of the American Legion Emblem. The emblem of the American Legion demands “that the wearer shall ever guard the sanctity of home and country and free institutions.” Members of the ALR avoid any perception of being a motorcycle or “biker” club or gang. Rather, the focus of membership is for the enjoyment of motorcycles and comradeship and furthering Legion programs in the community. The ALR strives to improve the public’s perception of the motorcycling community by promoting the honorable nature of service to one’s community, state and nation through the sport of motorcycling. Members of the ALR comply at all times with the motor vehicle safety, licensing, and insurance laws or regulations of the state in which operating.

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Entrance to Post 117








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American Legion, Florida, Post 117, Officers

189 Veterans Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 729-8089


Gene Baker
COMMANDER
Gene Baker
Bruce Thurber
1st Vice COMMANDER
Bruce Thurber
Ray Wright2nd Vice COMMANDER
Ray Wright
Duane Podhola
ADJUTANT
Duane Podhola
Chris Hess
FINANCE OFFICER
Chris Hess
Barry Roberts
CHAPLAIN
Barry Roberts
Tim Durham
HISTORIAN
Tim Durham
Charlie Christy
JUDGE ADVOCATE
Charlie Christy
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SERVICE OFFICER
Don Overton
Stephen Christopher Hamrick
SERVICE OFFICER
Stephen Christopher Hamrick
Tim Brooks
SERGEANT AT ARMS
Tim Brooks
Gene Pilot
ASST. SGT. AT ARMS
Gene Pilot
Jim Fournier
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Jim Fournier
Mike Demarte
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Dave Fox
Bob Wiseman
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Bob Wiseman


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Canteen Staff

189 Veterans Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 729-8089


Legion Emblem
Auxiliary Emblem
Chris Hess
CANTEEN MANAGER
Chris Hess
SAL Emblem
Riders Emblem
Barbara
VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
Barbara
Mic
VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
Mic
Angela
VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
Angela
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VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
Tammy
Tina
VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
Tina
Irish
VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
Irish
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VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
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VOLUNTEER BARTENDER
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Honor Guard

189 Veterans Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 729-8089


Mat Zirwas
COMMANDER
Matt Zirwas
VACANT
MEMBER
Ed Milnor
Randy Chilcot
MEMBER
Randy Chilcott
Bruce Walkowiak
MEMBER
Bruce Walkowiak
Walkowiak
MEMBER
Donna Walkowiak
Bob Menard
MEMBER
Bob Menard
VACANT
MEMBER
Dawn Hanner
VACANT
MEMBER
Eddy Milner
VACANT
MEMBER
Phobe ChillCott

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Ways and Means Committee

189 Veterans Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 729-8089


Gene Baker
CHAIRMAN
Gene Baker
Jim Fournier
MEMBER
Jim Fournier
Bruce Thurber
MEMBER
Bruce Thurber
Chris Hess
CANTEEN MANAGER
Chris Hess
Millicent Donovan
MEMBER
Millicent Donovan
Randy Chilcott
MEMBER
Randy Chilcott
Bob Wiseman
MEMBER
Bob Wiseman
VACANT
MEMBER
Ray Wright
Bev Durham
NEWSLETTER
Bev Durham
Tim Durham
WEB
Tim Durham


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House Committee

189 Veterans Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 729-8089


American Legion Logo
Duane Podhola
HOUSE CHAIRMAN
Duane Podhola
Randy Chilcott
MEMBER
Randy Chilcott
VACANT
MEMBER
Brenda Miskow
VACANT
MEMBER
Leo Belanger
VACANT
MEMBER
Chris Hamerick
VACANT
MEMBER
Don Jochum
VACANT
MEMBER
Sherry White

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American Legion Post 117 Programs

189 Veterans Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 729-8089


Bruce Thurber
BOY SCOUTS
Bruce Thurber
VACANT
BOYS STATE
Les Lanier
VACANT
BOYS STATE
Bill Craig
Bob Wiseman
LEGION RIDERS
Bob Wiseman
VACANT
ROTC
Jose Munez
VACANT
SCHOOL MEDAL AWARD
Jose Munez
Bruce Thurber
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Bruce Thurber
Charlie Christy
RELIGIOUS EMPHASIS
Charlie Christy
Jim Fournier
VETERANS AFFAIRS & REHABILITATION
Jim Fournier
VACANTJUNIORS PROGRAM
VACANT


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