The first regular meeting of Highland Post 201 was held on the evening of May 28, 1936. Thomas H. Hayden, Jr., Department Adjutant presided over the meeting until the Commander was elected. Mr. Herman Erhart was elected our first Commander.
An application for temporary charter for Highland Post 201, dated June 14, 1936 was presented to the Department Executive Committee on June 18, 1936 and approved on June 26, 1936. On July 20, 1936 a temporary charter was presented to Highland Post 201 by Department Commander James Hammond.
The Log Cabin and property was puchased in 1940 for $15,800. Prior to becoming the home of Highland Post 201, the Log Cabin had previously been a nightclub called Inn Logola. An advertisement featuring Inn Logola in 1937 stated a Deluxe Dinner could be purchased for $1.00.
During the years Highland Post 201 members have twice experienced the heartbreak and frustration of serious fire damage to its properties. The first fire on August 17, 1964 severely damaged the interior of the log cabin. The second on May 31, 1981 completely destroyed Highland Hall. The second fire occurred in a spectacular early morning blaze. Out of the ashes of both fires grew a bigger and better Highland Post 201, standing even stronger and prouder.
The Auxiliary was formed in July of 1938. At the first meeting on September 13 of that year, the newly elected officers of the Unit 201 were introduced by Mrs. R. V. Lowe, Department Officer of the Auxiliary. The Unit Charter was issued January 13, 1939. The Auxiliary has been very active with participation in the many programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. The Auxiliary members have worked hard to make their Unit a viable and important part of Highland Post 201.
The Sons of The American Legion Squadron 201 was formed in March of 1958. The original charter was signed on March 21, 1958 by Department Commander William C. Allen. The Sons like the Auxiliary play an important role by assisting in the many programs offered by Highland Post 201.
Past Post Commanders Unit Presidents Commanders
1936 - Herman A. Erhart, Sr.
1937 - Henry A. Deddens
1938 - Frank H. Dyer Mrs. George F. Dwyer, Sr.
1939 - Dr. George F. Dwyer Mrs. George F. Dwyer, Sr.
1940 - Dr. George F. Dwyer Mrs. Merlin J. Hogan
1941 - Robert E. Buscher Mrs. Robert E. Buscher
1942 - A. E. Heil Mrs. Armand Rowles
1943 - Henry B. Paslick, Sr. Mrs. J. Marion Mills
1944 - Marion Mills Mrs. J. Marion Mills
1945 - Minor J. Clup Mrs. Lloyd C. Estep
1946 - Henry J. Wattermann Mrs. Lloyd C. Estep
1947 - Rex F. Smith Mrs. Charles Hebel
1948 - Bernard B. Schieman, Jr. Mrs. Charles Hebel
1949 - John M. Estep Mrs. Bernard B. Schieman, Jr.
1950 - Charles W. Hebel Mrs. Bernard B. Schieman, Jr.
1951 - Donald J. Schieman Mrs. Roy Yeager
1952 - Charles E. Plamp Mrs. Roy Yeager
1953 - Jerome P. Raque Mrs. William D. Chester, Jr.
1954 - August J. Bizianes Mrs. William D. Chester, Jr.
1955 - William D. Chester, Jr. Mrs. Charles E. Plamp
1956 - James L. Galloway Mrs. Charles E. Plamp
1957 - Robert H. Bosler Mrs. August J. Bizianes
1958 - Louis W. Hauck Mrs. August J. Bizianes
1959 - John P. Ryan Mrs. James Dettlinger
1960 - Frank J. Hubbuch Mrs. James Dettlinger
1961 - Frank J. Hubbuch Mrs. Robert Bosler
1962 - William L. Karp Mrs. Ruby Kerberg
1963 - Joseph B. Bott Mrs. Frank J. Hubbuch
1964 - J. Leslie Brown, Jr. Mrs. Frank J. Hubbuch
1965 - J. Leslie Brown, Jr. Mrs. Frank J. Hubbuch
1966 - Robert W. Gast Mrs. Frank J. Hubbuch Billy Karp
1967 - Paul E. York Mrs. J. B. Bott Eddie Grimes
1968 - Calvin A. Gibson Mrs. John Westerman Tom Hubbuch
1969 - Calvin A. Gibson Mrs. John Westerman Jim Leffert
1970 - Kelly Jull Mrs. John Westerman Charlie Drexler
1971 - Richard S. Ford Mrs. Eldon H. McCombs
1972 - James F. Gardner Mrs. Eldon H. McCombs
1973 - William C. Bridwell Mrs. John J. Seubold
1974 - William C. Bridwell Mrs. John J. Seubold
1975 - Ben H. Huff Mrs. John Westerman
1976 - James F. Detlinger Mrs. James F. Dettlinger
1977 - David Dumeyer, Sr. Mrs. Richard S. Ford Carl Carlton
1978 - David Dumeyer, Sr. Mrs. Richard S. Ford Carl Carlton
1979 - David Dumeyer, Sr. Mrs. John P. Ryan Carl Carlton
1980 - Joseph L. Bernzweig Mrs. Harry Brown Carl Carlton
1981 - Paul J. Hubbuch Mrs. Harry Brown Carl Carlton
1982 - Paul J. Hubbuch Catherine M. Ruph Carl Carlton
1983 - Paul J. Hubbuch Catherine M. Ruph Carl Carlton
1984 - Merlin E. Kiefer Mrs. Roger Ballard Roger Ballard
1985 - Merlin E. Kiefer Mrs. Roger Ballard Roger Ballard
1986 - Merlin E. Kiefer Catherine M. Ruph Roger Ballard
1987 - John T. Linton Catherine M. Ruph Roger Ballard
1988 - Joseph E. Shade Juanita Skirvin Roger Ballard
1989 - Joseph E. Shade Juanita Skirvin Russ Evola
1990 - William L. Evans Mary A. Bertholf Russ Evola
1991 - Leonard W. Yount Mary A. Bertholf Roger Ballard
1992 - Leonard W. Yount Mary Williams Roger Ballard
1993 - Leonard W. Yount Mary Williams Roger Ballard
1994 - Leonard W. Yount Betty Lacer Roger Ballard
1995 - Joseph N. Higgins, Jr. Louise F. Goeser Bob Oral
1996 - Joseph N. Higgins, Jr. Kathy Bottom Bob Oral
1997 - Merlin E. Kiefer Kathy Bottom Steve Price
1998 - Merlin E. Kiefer Mary Williams Steve Price
1999 - Leonard W. Yount Mary Williams Steve Price
2000 - Leonard W. Yount Heidi Willhoite Steve Price
2001 - Michael W. Phelps Lynn Phelps Steve Price
2002 - Michael W. Phelps Rosalie Frame Steve Price
2003 - Robert W. Erie Rosalie Frame Steve Price
2004 - Laurance W. Branch Susan Leathers Steve Price
2005 - Laurance W. Branch Betty Lacer Ron Hester
2006 - Michael W. Phelps Betty Lacer Sam Farwick
2007 - Michael W. Phelps Virginia Hodges Sam Farwick
2008 - Bill Lippy Barbara Watson Sam Farwick
2009 - Bob Unger Barbara Watson Sam Farwick
2010 - Bob Unger Jeanette Anderson Sam Farwick
2011 - Bob Unger Jeanette Anderson Sam Farwick
2012 - Don Black Jeanette Anderson Keith Hosey
2013 - John Collis Marty Taylor Andy Holmes