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NO-VEL Post 159 (941) 488-1157

NO-VEL Squadron 159 American Legion Cruisers

 

Meets the 4th Saturday at 9am

*** PUBLIC WELCOME ***

Cruisers Officers

Director  ... Red Hynch
Assistant Director  ... Gordon Myers
Secretary  ... Mona Hynch
Chaplain  ... Rod Dimon
Sergeants At Arms  ... Brian Copper
   ... John Koss
Membership  ... Red Hynch
Treasurer  ... Lulu Rodick
Historians  ... Fred Jenness

 

 

CRUISERS
 
We want to thank our Commander Howie, Adjutant Pete Muller, Ann-Marie, Post Officers, including Auxiliary, S.A.L., Riders, Honor Guard, food and beverage staff for their tremendous support for the Cruisers. We appreciate you and how well you received us, offering assistance when and where needed. This post is the best in the country because of ALL Of YOU.
 
We had a change in leadership recently as Director Rod Dimon stepped down and Membership Officer Red Hynch stepped in as Director.  We remain ever so grateful for all Rod has done. 
 
Commander Howie wrote a letter that we want to share at this time:
 
“I would like to thank Rod for his great job of getting the Cruisers up and running.  He and Red jumped on my email about the Cruisers. Not only is Rod busy with the Legion Chaplin duties, he fulfills E board duties, helping people with funerals, people with AA issues as well as many other clubs and functions.  With his and Reds leadership we now have 63+ Cruisers and our Post has 20 new members, as well as, more SAL and Auxiliary members. Thank you for your extraordinary efforts in establishing the Post 159 Cruisers!” 
 
The Cruiser’s calendar is filling up with many events and parades. You will find us at the Post the 4th Saturday for breakfast hosting car clubs and guest speakers. This is open to all. We also enjoy an evening social at the Post the 2nd Saturday in an effort to make friends with fellow cruisers and other post veterans. Once in a while we’ll be hosting various Doo Wop Oldies Bands such as The Goldtones. If we are not at the Post, you’ll find us in our classics, antiques, street rods and exotics traveling life’s road finding joy in the journey ~ Vets cruising with Vets for Vets.  The Cruisers want more veterans to find their way home to Post 159. A worthwhile mission, wouldn’t you agree. Along with Service ~ Patriotism ~ Camaraderie. 
 
We are a band of brothers and sisters, for God and Country.
 
Mona Hynch, Cruiser Secretary

SCHEDULE OF CRUISES & EVENTS

 

 

Subject to change

MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF CRUISES & EVENTS

http://www.novelpost159.org

 

Updated: 27 September 19

 

Rod Dimon recommends that for any cruise, you always have a couple of folding chairs (one for you and the other guy who forgot his) and a cooler of water.

 

 

Saturday, 28 September

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Guest Speaker: Bill Akins, Presenting information on the 28 March 2020 Viet Nam Welcome Home Ceremony in Punta Gorda.

Cost $10.00 Buffet Breakfast

 

Saturday, 5 October

Dearborn Street in Englewood

Park at Four Winds (Magnolia & Dearborn)

Arrive and Leave independently

 

Saturday, 12 October

Ideal Classic Cars

2224 Tamiami Trail Venice

9 am to 1 pm ~ A Lance Show

 

PLUS

 

Cruiser Social at the Post

Dinner, Dance, Music & Fellowship

Dinner: 16:00 – 18:00 hours

Robert & Wolfie Band at 18:00 hours

 

Friday 18 October

The Legion is hosting the Goldtones Band.  Tickets $10.00 p/p

Cruisers will run the 50/50 drawing.

16:00 – 18:00 hours Dinner menu

18:00 – 21:00 hours The Band Plays

Needing a few volunteers. Contact Red if you can help: Text 941-716-7129

 

Saturday, 19 October

West Villages Coffee & Cars

Cool Today Park

18800 S. West Villages Pkwy Venice

0800 – 1100 hours

 

PLUS

 

Sun Fiesta Parade for the Cruisers!

Ten Cars allowed.

10:00 hours/ Door signs will be available

for parades. Participating with the Honor Guard

and the AUX.  

All classic makes, models and trucks welcome.

Does not have to be a convertible.

Contact: Rod Dimon for details 941-662-9389

 

Sunday 20 October

Cruiser volunteers needed to help at Post breakfast.

From 0800 to 1200

 

PLUS

 

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Saturday, 26 October

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Guests: TBD

Cost: $10.00

 

Saturday 2 November

Dearborn Street in Englewood

Park at Four Winds (Magnolia & Dearborn)

Arrive and Leave independently

 

Sunday, 3 November

Motor Madness Hotrod and Motorcycle Show

Paradise Grill

1097 No. Tamiami Trail

Nokomis FL 34275

Cornier of Laurel Rd & US 41

Cruiser Keith Lewis OIC

12:00 to 16:00 hours

Benefits Suncoast Humane Society

Photos with Santa and your pets

 

Saturday 9 November

Ideal Classic Cars

2224 Tamiami Trail Venice

9 am to 1 pm ~ A Lance Show

 

PLUS

 

Cruiser Social at the Post

Dinner, Dance, Music & Fellowship

Dinner 1600 - 1800

Old Glory Band at 18:00 hours

 

Monday 11 November ~ Veteran’s Day

Patriot’s Park in the morning

Open House/lunch at the Post 11:00-13:00

13:00 – 15:00 Live Performance

 

Saturday, 16 November

West Villages Coffee & Cars

Cool Today Park

18800 S. West Villages Pkwy Venice

0800 – 1100 hours

 

PLUS

 

Cruise-in at O’Reilly Auto Parts - DJ Jeff Parks

1857 S. Tamiami Trail Venice

1800 – 2100 hours

 

Sunday, 17 November

Cruiser volunteers needed to help at Post breakfast.

From 0800 to 1200

 

PLUS

 

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Saturday 23 November

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 -10:30 hours

Cost $10.00

Guests: Venice Corvette Club

 

PLUS

 

Mopar Madness (Mopar only)

Ideal Classic Cars

2224 Tamiami Trail Venice

09:00 hours -13:00 hours

Trophies, 50/50, show is limited to first 100 pre-registered

Cut off date: 1 November

Contact: Cruiser Keith Lewis

239-851-9204 for more information

 

Friday, 29 November

Meet at the Post 10:00 hours

Christmas Tree Decorating Event

Bring a military (any branch) ornament to hang

 

Saturday, 7 December

Cruisers n Riders * cars and bikes needed for

Toys for Tots. Bring a toy unwrapped.

Time: TBD

Drive toys to Sarasota; details to follow

 

Sunday, 8 December

The Cruisers are hosting a “Cruise-In” at the Post.

All car clubs invited along with family & friends with cool cars!  

08:00 – 11:00

$10.00 all you can eat buffet breakfast

No trophies or entrance fees!

Just music, food and cool cars!

If you plan on attending, let us know so we can let the chef know.

Contact: Red Hynch text or call: 941-716-7129

 

Saturday, 14 December

Ideal Classic Cars

2224 Tamiami Trail Venice

9 am to 1 pm ~A Lance Show

 

PLUS

 

Cruiser Social at the Post

Ticketed Event $20 per person

Dinner ~ Surf & Turf 1700 – 1800 hours, Dance 1800 – 2100 hours

One-man band called: The Cruiser

RSVP ~ Red Hynch 941-716-7129 or email: hynch1@comcast.net

 

Sunday, 15 December

Cruiser volunteers needed to help at Post breakfast.

From 0800 to 1200

 

PLUS

 

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Friday, 20 December

Lock n Load n Lunch

Total Impact Gun Range

616 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis

$15.00 normally, but Legion discounted to $13.50 per person

Indoor range, CCW classes, gunsmith,

mainly a pistol range, not a rifle range.

Meet at the Post 9:30. Cruise together. Return for lunch.

Only 14 stalls but can double up. Will need a head count in

Advance for reservation purposes. Text/ph Red: 941-716-7129.

 

Saturday, 28 December

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Cost $10.00

 

Sunday, 19 January

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Saturday, 25 January 2020

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Cost $10.00

 

Sunday, 16 February

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Saturday, 22 February

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Cost: $10.00

 

Sunday, 15 March

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Friday, 27 March

The 2nd Annual Car & Truck Show BBQ Bash

17:00 to 21:00 hours

The Venice Airport Festival Grounds

This Annual event is sponsored by one of our Cruisers, Don Fisher, BBQ Bash Founder and Chairman, which supports Suncoast Foundation for handicapped children in our area.

We will need a head count to have parking spaces allotted the Cruisers.

Please text or call:  Red Hynch 716-7129

 

Saturday, 28 March

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Cost: $10.00

 

PLUS

 

A welcome home Vietnam Veterans parade through downtown Punta Gorda following by a welcome home ceremony at the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida. And a music festival at Laishley Park with Patriotic singer Lee Greenwood.

Meet at the Post to caravan.

Time: TBA

 

Sunday, 29 March

AACA Venice Region Collector Car Show

Time: TBA

Centennial Park Downtown Venice Island

More details to follow

 

Sunday, 19 April 

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Saturday, 25 April

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Cost: $10.00

 

Thursday, 7 May

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

09:00 – 16:00

Thunder Bird Annual Convention concourse

for public viewing which includes the Trail Birds of SW Florida

 

Sunday, 17 May 

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

Saturday, 23 May

American Legion Post 159 Buffet Breakfast

Meet: 09:00 hours

Cost: $10.00

 

Sunday, 21 June 

Culver’s Restaurant

Cadillac Jimmy Signore Cruise In

7250 S. Tamiami Trail SRQ

1 mile south of Clark Rd

11:00 –14:00 hours – weather permitting

 

 

Event Suggestions below

 

Cruise to the Military Heritage Museum’s NEW LOCATION  900 W. Marion Ave Punta Gorda. A whole new interactive experience. Lunch at Fisherman’s Village.