About Post 96 Surprise Arizona

Post 96 general meetings meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month from July 2015 through July 2016. However we might not have August 2015 meeting depending on what the membership wants. Our meetings begin at 1900 (7 PM) with a social hour at 1800. We meet at Arizona Traditions, 17221 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374 in the Class Room. Our Social Hour is in the Sports Bar. Our officers meeting meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Sunrise Funeral parlor, 16063 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ at 16:30, this time might change.
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 will be having a 50/50 raffle every general meeting, come buy some raffle tickets and split the pot!

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 Post Officers
Commander: Tony Cauiola
Senior Vice: Edward G. Foerster
Junior Vice: Bill Cherilla
Adjutant: Jim Aiello
Finance Officer: Tony Abate
Judge Advocate: Larry Brown
Service Officer: John Murbach
Sgt At Arms: Joe Fletcher
Color Guard Captain: Tony Cauiola
Chaplain: Bob Van Allen
Membership: Ed Foerster 623-975-1522
Newsletter Editor and Webmaster: Tony Cauiola rear1stadmiral@q.com