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NO-VEL Post 159 (941) 488-1157



Visit the Special Events page and the Calendar!

May Calendar


Post Candidates for 2021-2022 


Renewals on the Updated American Legion Website

Attached are directions to log into the updated website. 

If you wish to renew your membership on line, you will 

have to follow this process.  This will be for the upcoming

2022 memberships as well.





For those of you who have not yet received your Covid-19

vaccinations, the VA has made the following announcements:

These groups are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine as supply allows:

COVID-19 vaccine is available at all locations, by appointment or walk-in's through the hours of 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

We are hosting several COVID-19 vaccine clinics offsite in communities throughout our region. Each clinic will offer appointment and/or walk-in availability. Documentation is not required. Details are as follows:



October 1, 2020



August 21, 2020

2020-2021 Post Officers

Commander - Howard Van Nostrand

1st Vice - Peter Skentzos

2nd Vice - Norm MacLellan

Finance - Neil Collins

Adjutant -  Terry Perkins

Sgt at Arms - Tom Overman

Assistant Sgt at Arms - Al Angelastri

Executive Board 

Tommy Gesiorski

Don MacLean

Howard Hone 

Lew Borofsky



American Legion Membership

Adjutant hours are Monday - Thursday 9am to 11am

Feel free to renew online -


mail in your membershp with a check

and your card will be

mailed to you.


Please see the Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary

pages for Membership Information


Congratulations Post 159!!




Since our charter on April 16th, 1946, the American Legion NO-VEL (Nokomis, Osprey, Venice, Englewood, Laurel) Post 159 has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. We meet at 6:00pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.




To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the greater Venice community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. With over 2,000 members, NO-VEL Post 159 is among the largest Legion Posts in the largest Veterans Service Organization in the Nation.  NO-VEL Post 159 is a non-profit 501(c)(19) organization. 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects. Please review the "EVENTS CALENDAR" and "SPECIAL EVENTS" areas often and support our activities with your participation. Thank you.


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