Dallastown Post 605

email: post605dallastown@gmail.com


Commanders Corner

Greetings to my fellow Legionnaires!

I would like to start by wanting to thank everyone that has helped me over this past year and making it a HUGE success.  My goal for this past year was to increase and get membership back to 100%.  We crushed it!  We are currently sitting at 789 Legionnaires for 101%, our goal was 780.  Also, as a Post we were able to get the SAL, Riders, and Auxiliary to 100% membership.  Meaning this year we qualified for the Family Ribbon.  Another focus of mine was getting ALL entities of the Post to work together.   I would like to thank the fellow Leaders of the Post; Jerry (SAL CMD), David (Rider President), and Sally (Auxiliary President) for their part in helping to achieve this.   

           Upcoming events to keep in mind are; July 14th – 17th is Legion Convention in Harrisburg.  Monday, July 5th is our regularly scheduled Legionnaire meeting @ 730 pm upstairs with Home Association to follow.  August 28th @ 2pm is going to be our Post Officer Installation.  We will be hosting a District 22 Meeting in September.  I’m waiting to hear back from our District Vice CMD Lewis Jones as to when the Central Section meeting is going to be held.  Once that central section date is picked I will let you know the date for us hosting the District meeting. 

           Last but not least, I will once again be your Post CMD for the upcoming year!  Paul Murray will be 1st Vice CMD and Dave Brown will be 2nd Vice CMD.  If you see them out and about or at the Post please congratulate them for wanting to step up and help this fine post.  I look forward to serving you again.   I will also be putting out a T-Shirt Fundraiser for the Post.  We are working alongside the “Red Shirt Friday” Foundation.  The T-Shirts are going to be $22 and the sign-up sheet will have a space for you to mark your size.  Money goes to helping the Foundation and Post 605 and you place your money in an envelope at the Bar addressed for me.  Also I’m personally heading up Dallastown’s very own “Hometown Hero’s” Banner Program.  Post 605 and Dallastown Borough are going to be working together on this.  Hometown Heroes are the banners that are hung on the telephone poles in and around the community.  Giving recognition to Veteran’s that answered their country’s call.  I will have more info ahead on this as far as pricing and banner info needed for the banner.
God Bless You, this Post, and the United States of America!

Kind Regards,
Brandon Wiley
Post Commander
Dallastown American Legion Post 605


Canteen Corner

Welcome to summer 2022! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!
Thank you for your continuing support. Below is some of our upcoming events

Clam Bake Dates: July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th
Crab Feed Dates: July 14th & 28th, August 11th & 25th, September 8th * 22nd
Live Music: Part Time Managers July 15th. Starts at 6:00 pm
Starting Saturdays in August we will have college football games, beer specials * more!
Please check our Facebook & website for upcoming entertainment this summer.
The Part Time Managers and Keil Holland Classics will be back!



Did you know? The American Legion Riders are a diverse group of motorcycle enthusiasts sharing common goals. All are members or spouses of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of The American Legion—and all are united by patriotism. They answer the call to ride in service to America’s military, her veterans, and for the children and youth of our country. Since 2006, Riders have united nationally for The American Legion Legacy Run to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, established for the children of those who given their lives on active duty defending our freedoms around the world.  Currently, over 110,000 American Legion Riders meet in over 2,000 chapters in every domestic department and in at least three foreign countries.


The 10th Annual Fallen Heroes Ride in honor of Navy Seaman Gatlin Scott Green, 1LT Daren Hidalgo, SGT Christopher Wrinkle, SSGT Tosca, and SSGT Benjamin Hines was held on June 4th, where we had an awesome turn out of over 130 motorcycles and raised over $11,000 for the Daren Hidalgo Scholarship Fund, the Dallastown JROTC,  the U.S. War Dogs Association, and the Ben Hines Memorial Foundation.  Thank you for all who participated and for all of the support for our comrades who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


A big welcome to our newest Riders – Air Force Veteran Don Bradley, David “Dave” Chobanoff, Stacy Chobanoff, Army Veteran John “JC” Snyder, and Navy Veteran Jamie Snyder – welcome aboard to the 605 ALR.  Very happy to have you join us!  A big welcome back to Dawn Paul, one of our Founding Members – great to have you back!


A big congratulations to our new 2023 ALR Officers:

President: David Dadich                      Road Captain: Jeff Leiphart / Randy Kreidler

Vice President: David Brown               Membership Chair: Sally Dadich / Sue Posey

Secretary: Sally Dadich                         SGT at Arms: Randy Kreidler / John Crone / Mike Mason

Treasurer: Dan Posey                           Chaplain: Greg Warner

Historian: George Fleagle

Finally, we are always looking for additional members who want to ride in Honor of those who cannot! Please see our Member Chairs, Sally Dadich or Sue Posey, about becoming a 605 Rider.

Ride Safe and God Bless our Heroes!

David Dadich, USMA ‘91

ALR 605 President


Ladies Aux
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #605 has had quite a busy year of volunteering, fundraising, and connecting. Our membership has reached 100% + allowing the Dallastown American Legion to qualify for the 100% AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY RIBBON award. For this award, the Legion “Family” is defined as a post and any combination of an Auxiliary unit, Sons squadron or Legion Riders chapter. Each branch must achieve 100 percent membership to qualify for the award.


The Auxiliary will be hosting a Yard & Bake Sale on July 30th, 9a-3p at Lion’s Park. We are looking for Vendors interested. Each space (up to 3 of your own tables) is $10. Deadline is July 16th . If you are interested in registering, please call Linda at 717-571-2791 or Sue at 717-887-5806. Our meetings are the 1 st Monday of every month at 6:30p and I love to meet and see new faces. This past year, our Auxiliary has logged over a 1200 hours of volunteer work. That is AMAZING! I would ask that if you are joining the Auxiliary, come out and get involved. Follow us on Facebook Welcome, new Officers, as of July 1, 2022 President - Sally Dadich 1st Vice President - Christina Wuyscik 2nd Vice President - Karen Dressell Secretary - Barb Kovacs Treasurer - Linda Slenker Chaplain - Sandy Kellenberger Sergeant at Arms - Carrie Page & Kathy Aldinger Historian - Sue Parkkonen Have a wonderful Summer! Sally J Dadich President, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 605 Dallastown Secretary & Member Chair, American Legion Riders, Post 605 Dallastown



First of all, I would like to thank all the members that volunteered their time in the Memorial Day ceremonies, meat raffle, gun raffle, Legion parking lot cleanup, incentive program and break down of equipment following the Riders event. Everything went smooth, but I would like to see several more members get involve.

Currently your commander is putting the Consolidation Squadron Report together involving volunteer hours, activities and funds. Please keep on filling out a Consolidation activity slip which can be picked up at our meetings. Remember, if you’re helping a veteran or someone in our community with their yard work, taking them to the grocery store, picking up prescriptions, etc. this all counts as documentation.

Our current 2022 fundraiser in progress for the Sons is:

Come to our meetings; get involved. Learn about our incentive program. Help our veterans and our community. Our meetings are the 1st Thursday of every month at 6 pm. For the remainder of 2022 they are Jul 7th, Aug 4th, Sep 8th (this is a change), Oct 6th, Nov 3rd and Dec 1st. And enjoy a lite meal with all afterwards. We’ll make sure we keep our bulletin board and TV monitors up to date with all our events.

Officers were voted on at out June 2nd meeting for 2022-2023. Your officers are:  

Commander: Jerry Stenclik (jstenclik@comcast.net  717-887-5315)

1st Vice Commander/Membership: Tyler Boyce

2nd Vice Commander: John Carman

Adjutant: Bob Good

Finance Officer: Tom Bream

Chaplain:  Denny List

Historian: Mike Carey

Sergeant at Arms: Mike Grim

Sergeant of Arms: Bill Orris

Sergeant at Arms: Dan McGranaghan


Membership Committee
Please don’t forget to renew your membership to the legion. Memberships can be renewed at the bar or online at legion.org and following the prompts. Please talk to your friends and family about the benefits of becoming a legion member and encourage all who are able to apply.