American Legion Birthday Cake with Candles.

March 13, 2022 Newsletter.

Oro Valley Post 132 and Family activities and info relevant to veterans.

Post and Auxiliary membership meetings: Thursday, March 17 at the Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. A social with complimentary refreshments follow each meeting of the Post and Auxiliary. Meetings are 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30pm. Auxiliary members meet in a separate room, same time, same location. Post POC: Gary Smith 214-431-2187 or

Panty Food Assortment.

*Meeting Night March 17*: Members of the Auxiliary Unit will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Tucson VA Food Pantry for homeless and at-risk veterans. Collection boxes will be outside each meeting room.

Happpy Birthday Artwork.

March 19. The American Legion’s 103rd Birthday: On this date in 1919, members of the American Expeditionary Force convened the first caucus of the new American Legion in Paris, France. Weary from war, they were concerned about their lives after discharge, the welfare of their comrades and the general condition of the nation. The founding members, all combat veterans, were determined to include everyone who served in uniform during the war, not just combat veterans. 

Vietnam Veteran Patch.

March 29. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day: Our nation will observe Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 29. This day marks the historic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam on March 30, 1973. Please join together to pay tribute to the valiant service of Vietnam War Veterans. A special thank you to our very own Vietnam Veterans, Welcome Home brothers and sisters!

A brief ceremony will be held March 29, at 12 noon, at the Tucson VA in the Rose Garden Courtyard. VA located at 3601 S. 6th Ave. Use only the entrances to buildings 80, 50 or 57.

You're invited to a Barbeque.

April 24. The annual Post 132 sponsored picnic: Post, Auxiliary, SAL, and Riders members are invited. The picnic will be held at the Catalina State Park, Oro Valley, at the Gila Pavilion from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The Gila picnic area is located in the Group Picnic Area. Post 132 will provide complimentary BBQ fare and sides, beer, wine, soda, and dessert. The picnic is our way of thanking members of the Post, Auxiliary, SAL, and Riders for their loyal membership and continued support of the Post’s award-winning programs. It also is an opportunity for the membership to show their support of the officers and of those who give of their time to the many Post programs. Two guests max please per Post, Auxiliary, Rider, and SAL member. Please RSVP number in your party to help us plan. Contact Bob Franke 520-909-2070 or .Don’t delay. (Park entrance fee required per vehicle. A 50% per vehicle discount with proof of veteran status). 

Past Activities and Information:  

Auxiliary Unit Members at Baby Shower.

Feb 23, Baby Shower for expectant Servicemembers: A Baby Shower was held by the Knitwits of Saddlebrooke, a knitting group of ladies in the Saddlebrooke Community. The baby items were donated to the Auxiliary Unit 132 Baby Bag program. Jan Kendall, a member of The Knitwits and of our Auxiliary Unit, was instrumental in planning the event. Rosie Gonzales is the coordinator of the Auxiliary Unit’s Baby Bag program. The Unit 132 Baby Bag program provides gift bags of essential baby items welcoming newborns to military families of local Arizona National Guard.

Post 32 Roadway Cleanup Crew.

February 26, Roadway cleanup: Keeping Oro Valley the Clean Scene! On this day ten members of the Post removed debris from the Post’s assigned one-mile stretch along Tangerine Rd. The clean-up turns into a social gathering and fun is had by all. Thanks to Tom Roblee for coordinating this quarterly activity and to the volunteers who make it happen. Photo: left to right; Don BesseDelbert GieseGeorge LipphardtMichael Bartelle, Jim Burt, Gary Lawrence, Larry McNameeWayne Larroque , and Ray BaldwinTom Roblee was behind the camera. This is a low-stress, fun activity. Post, Auxiliary, and SAL members are welcome.

Jim Click Millions for Tucson Orange Pickup Truck Prize.

Win a truck: Post 132 is participating in the Jim Click sponsored 2022 Millions for Tucson Raffle. 100 percent of all ticket sales generated by a participating non-profit organization are retained by the organization. Post 132 will use 100% of its ticket sales to help fund its programs which benefit veterans and service members and their families in need. Grand prize: 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid. Second prize: Two round-trip, first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world. Third prize: $5,000.00 cash. $25 per ticket or 5 tickets for $100. See attached flyer. To purchase tickets, contact Post member Bob Franke 520-909-2070, .  

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Post Website:

Post Mailing address: Oro Valley Post 132, PO Box 69665, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

SAL Squadron 132 email address:

Post 132 Commander Wayne Larroque 520-301-5303 or

SAL Squadron 132 Commander Ed Davis 520-229-1064 or 

Riders Chapter 132 Director Rick Bernard 510-493-1559 or

Service Officer: Carla Hodge 602-535-1215

Auxiliary Unit President: Melinda Nay   

Auxiliary Unit website:

Ed Davis, Past Commander/Newsletter Editor, 520-229-1064 or  

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