October Membership Drive

PLAV, USA always encourages honorably discharged Veterans to join our organization.  In October Post #196 holds their Annual Membership Drive and has refreshments available.  Our meeting location has changed since last year.  Any potential new applicants can now join us at Brooksville Elks Club #2582,13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Social hour starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting begins at 7:00 sharp.  Please furnish a copy of your discharge papers to ensure eligibility and we hope to see you there on Tuesday evening, October 25, 2016.  For more information, please call Post Commander Charlie Walters at (352) 686-9319 or Vice Commander Pam Hoback at (352) 942-3417.

Post #196 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Breakfast

Post #196 will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday May 28, 2016 at Grace Memorial Gardens, 16931 US Highway 19, Hudson, FL at 8:30 a.m.  The public is invited to attend.  Immediately following the brief ceremony Post #196 will hold its annual Breakfast at IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL  34606.  Guests will pay $5.00 to participate in the Breakfast.


Final Farewell to PLAV Department of FL Service Officer Deron Mikal

Deron Mikal

Daron’s Mini Profile Photo

On Sunday April 10, 2016 the Polish Legion American Veterans lost a well known and well respected member.  Service Officer Deron Mikal who has helped countless Veterans find their way to their well deserved benefits,  passed away at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Miami, FL.  Because Service Officer Mikal was so well known in many Veterans Service Organizations, I am posting the Funeral information.  The Funeral Service and Mass will be on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM.  The location is Saint Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 8064 Weeping Willow St, Brooksville, FL  34613.  For any further information call Downing Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1214 Wendy Ct., Spring Hill, FL 34607 at (352) 540-7164.

The JR ROTC Award Ceremonies in Hernando County Florida for 2016

The award ceremonies for school year 2015/2016 are coming up in April and May.  PLAV Post #196 will be awarding three medals for worthy candidates at two local High Schools and the Candidates names will be published following the Ceremonies.

On April 20, 2016, Springstead High School Air Force ROTC will have their yearly ceremony at 5:00 pm at Springstead Theater (directly across from the High School on Mariner Road in Spring Hill.  For more information on this event call the High School at (352) 797-7010 and ask for Colonel Sweetwine at extension 235.

On May 13, 2016, Central High School Naval ROTC will have their Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. at the Central High School Auditorium in Brooksville, FL.  For more information on this ceremony call Central High School at 93520 797-7020 and ask for Colonel Ralph.

2016 Post #196 Golf Tournament Winners

Post #196 held it’s 4th annual Golf Tournament at Timber Greens Golf Course in New Port Richey, Florida on March 19, 2016 and the winners were:

1st Place – Dick Rodgers and foursome

2nd Place – the Hadersbeck Foursome

3d Place  – Mark Kotlarcyk Foursome

The longest drive prize went to Diane Komodowski

The putting contest win was split between Diane Komodowski and Ralph Acompora

In addition to these prizes, there was a 50/50 raffle and the winner was Jim Faucet.

Everyone had a great time until Mother Nature struck with a heavy rainstorm.  No problem there.  The golfers went on to the Polish American Pulaski Association on Darlington Road in Holiday and began the after game festivities early.  A steak and shrimp luncheon was served and an open bar was available until that time.  Thanks to all of our sponsors who will be listed in a later post along with some photos of the event.

Post #196 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Walter Weiss Memorial Post #196 will hold its fourth annual golf tournament on March 19, 2016 at Timber Greens Golf Club,  6333 Timber Greens Blvd, New Port Richey, FL.  The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 AM.  Golfers may register in advance by contacting Dennis Pettigrew at (727) 967-2685 or come in and register the day of the tournament. There will be a luncheon and award ceremony immediately following the tournament at Polish American Pulaski Association, 4616 Darlington Avenue, Holiday, FL.  The cost is $55.00 for golfers and $100.00 for hole sponsors.