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September 11, 2021 American Legion Post 132 Newsletter

American Legion Oro Valley Post 132, Auxiliary and SAL activities and info relevant to veterans, Sept. 11, 2021, (See Picnic Postponement Notice)

Post and Auxiliary membership meetings: Thursday, Sept 16, 6:30pm at Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley. Recently appointed Oro Valley Police Chief Kara Riley has accepted an invitation to address the members. Please attend to show your support for Chief Riley. A social with complimentary refreshments follows 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.

Riders Chapter 132 membership meeting: Wednesday, Oct 6, 6:30pm at Elks Lodge #385, 1800 N. Oracle Rd. Meetings are on 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Members of the American Legion Riders are members of the Legion, Sons of the American Legion and of the Auxiliary, who are motorcycle riding enthusiasts. Riders Chapter 132 Director – Rick Bernard 510-493-1559

Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron 132 membership meeting: Saturday, Sept. 18, 9:30am, at the Vistoso Memorial Chapel, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley. POC is Gary Smith 214-431-2187 or  

Upcoming Dates and activities to remember:

September 17 – Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) Normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia

September 18- 74th Air Force Birthday

September 19- POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 30 – Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

Important Notice Alert

POSTPONED. The Post 132 and family annual picnic is POSTPONED: Due to an extremely low RSVP to attend the picnic, the Post’s Executive Committee members have voted to postpone the September 26 picnic to April 24, 2022. The concern with the recent spike in COVID cases has been given as a reason members have not signed up to attend the picnic.

Volunteers Needed for American Legion Post 132 Adopt A Road Program

Sept 18, Post 132 “Adopt-A-Road” clean-up: Saturday Sept 18, 0900 hrsIt’s that time again. Volunteers needed. Meet in the parking lot of St. Marks R.C. Church, 2727 W Tangerine Rd in Oro Valley. Please provide name and phone number in advance to POC Tom or 509-910-9323. Equipped with pick-up tools and trash bags, help pick up trash along a stretch of Tangerine while enjoying the company of fellow members. This is a low stress, fun activity. Post, Auxiliary, SAL and Riders members are welcome.

Past Activities and Information:

Aug 21. Our most successful annual golf tournament yet! A heartfelt thank you to the golfers, many who have played in 8 or more of our 12 tournaments, the supportive businesses and individuals within the local community and the generous support of many of our members. The annual tournament is our primary fundraiser funding our award-winning programs that benefit veterans and service members in need. We fielded 124 golfers and 74 individuals and businesses donated toward Tee box signs. The We Care sponsors this year were Bunger Steel, Fairway Heating and Cooling, Kustom Restoration Services, Pride Mechanical and the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce. Lloyd Construction, Recon Engineering and Vistoso Funeral Home donated at the gold level and were special Contest Hole sponsors. Your Legion Post is making a difference and it has been recognized for doing just that by military and veterans support organizations. The Post’s color guard performed and the national anthem was sung beautifully by Breanna Barnhart, daughter of Post member Jim Barnhart. Post and Auxiliary Unit members filled many volunteer positions ensuring a successful tournament. Please see the attached list of donors and sponsors whose kind support has ensured another year of Post 132 providing care and assistance to less fortunate veterans and to Guard and Reserve members in need, our citizen soldiers.   

Aug 27. Post 132 Color Guard/Honor Guard Practice: Present were ten active members and 1 potential member. Those present were: John Madaloni, Team Captain, Gene Wickey, Assistant Captain, Bob Franke, Quartermaster, James MartensJim BarnhartDanny LemonRay BaldwinRick GonzalesKen HuntDan McGregor and Don Besse (Potential Member). Today’s instruction, provided by John Madaloni, was focused on two essential ceremonial activities, the Three Round Rifle Volley and Flag Folding. New members to the team are always welcome.


Sept 4. Post 132 Honor Guard rendered Military Funeral Honors for Navy veteran. Glenn Tirey was a United States Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS Bluewater. Seven Post Honor Guard members participated in the event. Four of our members filled in as pall bearers. Two USN service members performed the Ceremonial Flag Folding and Post 132 Commander, Wayne Larroque, presented the folded flag to the family of the deceased Veteran. The family members were deeply touched by the service and expressed their sincerest gratitude for the Post’s participation. The Post 132 Honor Guard members are proud to honor our veterans.

See attached Golf Tournament Honor Roll Lists below.

Contact Info: Facebook: Please like, follow and share with others to help spread the word about our Post and its award winning programs.

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

SAL Squadron 132 commander – Ed Davis 520-229-1064  

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

Service Officer: Carla Hodge – 602-255-3373  

Auxiliary Unit president:


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

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