Oro Valley Post 132  Newsletter,  July 24, 2023.

Oro Valley Post 132 and Family activities/notices and information.

Post and Auxiliary meetings:

**No Post or Auxiliary meetings in July and August. The next meetings will be Thursday, September 21. 6:30 pm at Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley.

Riders Chapter 132 membership meeting:

Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 pm at Elks Lodge #385, 1800 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ Meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Riders Chapter 132 Director – Jeff Fawks, email at  jeff_fawks@yahoo.com or call 661-802-2596.

Past Activities and Information:

Post 132 Auxiliary Unit members with received donations.

Auxiliary Unit donation of supplies to Tucson Housing First:

Auxiliary Unit member Judy Padgum, on the left, delivered a large supply of everyday consumables for previously homeless veterans who are moving into their first apartments. Housing First staff member Laurie Distal received the items.

Twelve members of American Legion Post 132's Color Guard team in full uniform, white shirts, dark blue pants and beret.
Post 132 member presenting certificates to representatives of meeting location.

June 14, Flag Day:

Post 132 performed the formal unserviceable flag retirement ceremony, concluding with the dignified and respectful burning of the ceremonial flag, following the Flag Day ceremony conducted by the Catalina Elks at the Vistoso Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Twelve members of the Post’s color guard participated. Post commander Dan McGregor presented Doug Harpold, General Manager of the Funeral Home and Chapel, and members of his staff, with a certificate of appreciation for the many years of generous support of Post 132 and its programs.

Prescription bottle with RX on it.

New Tucson VA outpatient pharmacy hours. Now open Saturday:

Monday through Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Access to the Tucson VA Outpatient Pharmacy on Saturdays will be through the Building 50 north entrance and patients can park in Parking Lot K.

Post 132 officers swearing-in ceremony

June 15 Post membership meeting:

The official installation of the Post officers for the 2023-2024 leadership year was conducted by Steve Sperl, Department of Arizona Commander. Post 132 has assembled a set of dedicated and caring officers year after year. We have many new officers this year. Pictured L-R: Steve Didio 1st Vice, Gary Smith Adjutant, Gene Wickey Judge Advocate, Garry Lawrence 2nd Vice. Danny Lemon Finance Officer, Jeri Harwood Service Officer, Ray Baldwin Sergeant-at-Arms, Jim Seppala Chaplain, Tom Roblee Historian, Jim Horton Committeeperson, Bob Franke Committeeperson, Bill Madera Committeeperson. Not pictured are Wayne Larroque Commander, Michael Bartelle Committeeperson, and Dan McGregor past commander.

New Post members at the initiation ceremony.

June 15, member initiation ceremony:

During the Post general membership meeting, eleven members participated in the official American Legion initiation ceremony. The American Legion initiation ceremony is usually reserved for new members of a local Post, but since Post 132 has not performed an initiation ceremony in years, any member of Post 132 who has not already been initiated is welcome to sign up. Initiated members will receive an initiation certificate and an American Legion pin. If interested, please contact Ray Baldwin at phone 443-624-9747 or by e-mail at c130flier@gmail.com We will be conducting initiation ceremonies periodically, on a first come, first served basis.

Seven members of Post 132 color guard unit 1.
Seven members of Post 132 color guard unit 2.

Honoring and Remembering: Post 132 Honor Guard performed at Memorial Services for the following veterans:

Virgil Gerdes U.S. Air Force; Raymond Kurtze U.S. Navy; Larry Berby U.S. Army. Participation of the Post’s HG is an important and memorable part of the service and is greatly appreciated by the deceased’s family and friends. The team can always use more members. Post covers the cost of the uniform and equipment.

Back-to-school backpack with basic supplies.

We support military kids:

Post and Auxiliary Unit 132 combined to donate $1100 to the Arizona Heroes to Hometowns’ backpack for military kids program. The backpacks, filled with back-to-school supplies, were distributed to the children of our “adopted” Guard and Reserve soldiers.

Contact Info: 


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Post Mailing address:

Oro Valley Post 132, PO Box 69665, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.

Post 132 commander:

Wayne Larroque, call 825-0732   or email XLCAJUN@gmail.com.

SAL Squadron 132 commander:

Ed Davis, call 520-229-1064 or email egdavis@att.net 

Riders Chapter 132 Director: 

Jeff Fawks, call 520-245-8521 or email DirectorALR132@gmail.com.

Service Officer:

Jeri Harwood call 208-351-9945 or email jjakita@aol.com.

Auxiliary Unit president:

Lori Oehlert,  phone 920-319-6700 or email 15oehlert@gmail.com 

Past  Commander/Newsletter Editor:

Ed Davis, call 520-229-1064 or email egdavis@att.net       

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