2016/2017 Department of California Award Recipients

National Achievement Award

Desiree Herrera (D22)

National 100% American Legion Family Ribbon

La Mesa Post 282

Vista Post 365

Linda Vista Post 731

National Commanders Post Excellence Award

National City Post 255

El Cajon Post 303

Vista Post 365

Poway Post 479

Fallbrook Post 776

Department Legionnaire of the Year

Chip Dykes (365)

Sons of the American Legion, Detachment Legionnaire of the Year

Lillian Moss (731)

Department Membership 1st Place Finisher

District 22

Department Recruiter of the Year

Mary Jane Fisher (416)

Gold Brigade Award Recipient

Mary Jane Fisher (416)

110% Membership Award

Fallbrook Post 776

Ramona Post 332

Encinitas Post 416

Santee Post 364

Poway Post 479

National City Post 255

Alpine Post 258

El Cajon Post 303

100% Membership Award

Imperial Beach Post 820

Vista Post 365

Veterans Home Post 867

Pacific Beach Post 552

La Mesa Post 282

Oceanside Post 146

Linda Vista Post 731

Escondido Post 149

San Diego Women’s Post 451

Lemon Grove Post 201

James Fisk Americanism Award

San Diego Post 6

Chula Vista Post 434

Community Service Award

San Diego Post 6 – Most Unique Program

Chula Vista Post 434 – Best Overall Report

Children & Youth Program Awards

Category 1 = 1st Place, Post 451

Category 2 = 2nd Place, Post 6

Category 3 = 2nd Place, Post 310

Category 4 = 1st Place, Post 434

Law & Order Award

National City Post 255

Chula Vista Post 434

Department Historian Report

Warner Springs Post 619

Tim Berners-Lee Best District Website Award

District 22

John Klensin Best Post Website Award

Vista Post 365

Robert Morrill Best District Social Media Award

District 22

Glenn David Best Post Social Media Award

Vista Post 365

Lyn Cross Best Press Release Award

BJ Coleman (Auxiliary Unit 6)

Al Weinberg Best Post Newsletter Editor Award

2nd Place “The Forty Niner”, Art Lubben

3rd Place “The Press”, Javier Collazo

Martin Koster Graphic Design Award

2nd Place Javier Collazo

John E. “Jack” Mummert Videography Award

3rd Place “Iwo Jima Flag Raising”, Raymond Johnson