About Post 96 Surprise Arizona

American Legion Surprise Post 96, Inc. General Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month all year. Our meeting begin at 1900 with social hour at 1800. We meet at Arizona Traditions, 17221 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374 in the Neighborhood Center. Our Officers meet the first Wednesday of each month at Surprise Funeral Care, 16063 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ at 1600.

We would enjoy having you come for a visit and meet our members.  If you feel this is the Post for you, then we shall be very happy to have our Membership Chairman provide you with the necessary information and documents to get you started as a member of our Post.  We invite all military veterans, current military members, and their guests to attend our meetings.  We always welcome Snowbirds from Posts all over the county.  We have a membership drawing every meeting.  Members must be present to win free dues for one year.  We have raffles at every general meeting, come buy some tickets and win prize!

Post History

American Legion Post 96 began in April 1999 and received its Charter.  Ed Foerster served as the first Post Commander.  Other first officers were Bill Lipscomb, Senior Vice; Warren Wheeler, Junior Vice; Ted Adams, Adjutant; Harold Evans, Chaplain; and Gil Balcome, Service Officer. Currently Post 96 has over 200 members.


Past Post 96 Commanders

1999-2001 - Edward G. Foerster

2001-2002 – Bill Lipscomb

2002-2003 – George E. Cushing

2003-2004 – John Cardozo

2004-2005 – Duane Williams

2005-2006 – Harold Fritz

2006-2007 – Jim Katzenberger

2007-2008 – Dean A. Strong

2008-2009 – Janet Stripe

2009-2011 – Edward G. Foerster

2011-2012 – Donald J. Jankowski

2012-2015 – George Van de Langeryt

2015-2016 - Tony Cauiola (Commander Cauiola died in March 2016)
2016-2016 - Nancie Scalercio

2016-2017 Post Officers

Commander: Nancie Scalercio

Senior Vice: Andy LaCour III

Junior Vice: Mike Elliot

Jr. Past Commander: George Van de Langeryt

Adjutant: Jim Aiello

Finance Officer: Tony Abate

Judge Advocate: George Van de Langeryt

Service Officer: John Murbach

Sgt At Arms: Jerry Pontius

Chaplain: Bob Van Allen

Photographer: Dave Willis

Membership: Jim Aiello - Ed Foerster 623-975-1522

Newsletter Editor and Webmaster: George Van de Langeryt gvan8888@aol.com