NEWSLETTER – October 2017

OCTOBER 2017

JACK DELANEY – COMMANDER

201-796-8459, Cell: 201-370-6701

EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122

PRINTING: Courtesy of MASTER BUSINESS FORMS 973-594-8743

SERVICE OFFICER: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314

HOSPITAL VISIT: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314    

MEETING NOTICE: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

COMMANDERS MESSAGE

The young men and women selected and sponsored by our post and Auxiliary, for the American Legion Boys’ State & Girls State Programs, attended a week of simulated government operations. There they learned how to campaign for various government offices. When elected they learn the function of the offices and get a better understanding of our democratic process. We are proud of all of our delegates and hope that our membership will continue to support this worthy program. We are planning a special meeting on October 27 with our delegates and we urge you to attend. At this time the delegates will relate their experiences at this event and you will have a chance to ask questions.

IN MEMORIAM

Louis Keller. A member for 40 years, passed away August 21, 2017. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

SICK CALL

John Holman is now in “LLanfair House Care & Rehabilitation Center”, 1140 Black Oak Ridge Rd., Wayne.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM.                                         2.) Regular Meeting: Fri. Oct.13, 2017 at 7:30 PM.                                                           3,) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Fri. Oct. 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM.                                            4.) “Flag Retirement”: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM.                                                     5.) Hospital Party: Tues. Oct. 17, 2017. Meet at the Paramus Veterans Home at 7:00 PM.   6.) “Boys & Girls State” review: Friday, Oct, 27, 7:30PM.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

1.) HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE: Regretfully we had to cancel this event, due to lack of participation. Refunds have been made to the few who made reservations.

2.) “FLAG RETIREMENT” Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Parks Dept. in Memorial Park at 10:30 AM. Rain date Wednesday Oct. 18. At this ceremony we solemnly retire old and unserviceable flags. A light lunch will be provided after the retirement for members of the Parks Dept. and veteran participants.. Each veteran post is urged to have at least two members attend to aid with the burning of the flags. All veterans are invited. Please wear your service caps.

3.) “Boys State”: We had sent two boys as delegates to “Boys State” in June.                      The Delegates were: Adam Jinski and Daniel Livshen.                                                            These young men and their families will be invited to attend a meeting at our post on October 27, to relate their experiences at “Boys State”. A light repast will be available after the presentation. All our members are encouraged to attend, to meet these young people and show our interest in their participation in this American legion sponsored program

3.) Veterans Council: Memorial Paver Program: We have forty five applications for new memorial pavers. All have been processed and are being engraved at this time. Sgobba Monument Co,, our contractor, expects the engraving to be complete by October 1 and to install them shortly after.                                                                                                                       4.) We encourage all members to make every effort to attend our regular meetings. Without your inputs and support we can not generate social events and support various programs. Help from all members, no matter how small, is vital to our operation.                                                          5.) We are sending copies of our NEWSLETTER to other Fair Lawn veterans who are not known to be veteran post members. To these fellow veterans we extent a cordial welcome to attend our regular meetings, events and to become acquainted.                                                                  6) NOTE: For all of you who have internet access, for up to date information on our post and activities, visit our website at http://alpost171.org.

AUXILIARY NOTES

1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: Next regular meeting: Friday. Oct. 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM.           2.) Please plan to attend. Put your thinking hats on and help us to organize some activities and fund raisers, in order to keep this auxiliary alive for the new year and beyond.            3.) We had a coffee and cake social with some of the veteran members of our Post 171, after our last meeting, so we could get to know each other. This was an enjoyable event.  4.) We had sent two girls to “Girls State”. The delegate were Isabella Gonzales and Sunzida Ahmed. Also, one of our alternates, Faith Keenan, was sponsored by another post and voted in as Governor of Girls State. These young ladies will be invited to a special meeting on Friday, October 27, to relate their experiences.                                               5.) Membership cards have been sent out for the year 2018. Note: The dues is $20.00. Not $25.00 as previously stated, due to an error in communication with the county.   Please send dues to Betty Cosentino, 4-16 Bergen Ave., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.               6.) A booklet Is being generated for the year 2017 – 2018, listing names and contact information of our members and scheduled events. We need your help to fill in possible events for the coming year. Your presence and ideas will be greatly appreciated. You are all needed.

Aidee Willemsen President

MESSAGE CENTER   

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: Dave Break, Bill Burns, Joseph Lauria, Nick Magarelli Sr., Joe Plaza.                                                                                                                         HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To: None

NOTE: Please notify the Editor of any newsworthy information you wish published. Entries must be received no later than the 15th of the month prior to publication. If any birthdays or anniversaries are missing or incorrect please notify me: Rudy Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or e-mail to rudaid@optimum.net.

Rudy Willemsen                                                                                                           Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER, July/Aug 2017

JULY/AUGUST 2017
JACK DELANEY – COMMANDER
201-796-8459, Cell: 201-370-6701

EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122
PRINTING: Courtesy of MASTER BUSINESS FORMS 973-594-8743
SERVICE OFFICER: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314
HOSPITAL VISIT: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314
MEETING NOTICE: Friday, July 14 and August 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
COMMANDERS MESSAGE

In this time of turmoil, our troops need to know they are not forgotten. Their job takes no vacation and their goals are protecting our liberty, freedom and way of life. Write to them or call often, send packages from home and keep them in your prayers. Our visits to the Paramus Veterans Home continue on the third Tuesday of each month throughout the summer. Come join us. I wish you all an enjoyable and safe summer vacation. 

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Mon., Sep. 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
2.) Regular Meeting: Fri. Jul. 14 and Aug. 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: No regular meetings during June, July and August.
4.) Hospital Party: Tues. Jul. 18 and Aug. 15 , 2017. Meet at the Paramus Veterans Home at 7:00 PM.
5.) Fair Lawn Seniors bus trip to Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City: Thurs. Jul. 27. Bus leaves at 8:00 AM from the municipal parking lot. Cost is $ 25. Call Elaine Burns at 201-791-5290.
6.) Hunterdon Hills Playhouse: Tues. Sep. 19, 2017. See below for details.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

1.) On Friday, June 23, 2017, the following members were installed to the positions listed for the years 2017/2018.:

Commander: Jack Delaney                              Chaplain: Sigmund Gorski
1st V. Cmndr: Don Morris                                 Sgt. At Arms: Bill Burns
2nd V. Cmndr: Madeline Morales-Barrett       Service Officer: Nick Magarelli
3rd V. Cmndr: Jerry Greenwood                      Historian: Nichole Chrysler-Balfour
Finance Officer: Jim Mc Ginn

The installation was performed by Mario R. Lembo, Finance Officer, Bergen County American Legion. Pastor David Boone of Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church gave the invocation and closing prayer. Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove and his deputy, Kurt Peluso attended and the Mayor gave a congratulatory speech. Senator Robert Gordon could not attend but sent Citations of Commendation & Praise which were presented to each newly appointed officer of both our Post and it”s Auxiliary. A light buffet was offered after the installation with dessert provided by our Auxiliary Unit 171.

2.) Veterans Council: Memorial Paver Program: We have restarted the Memorial Paver program, to add memorial engraved pavers to those already installed in front of the municipal building. Cost is $50 per paver. ELIGIBILITY: Present/Past member of a Fair Lawn Veterans Post, living or deceased, present/former Fair Lawn resident or their family member(s), who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time, members of the Merchant Marine who served during WWII. Each application will be vetted – proof of service required for non veteran post applicants. (copy of Service record DD214 or Honorable Discharge document) Applications for pavers will be made available at the municipal building, through the Veteran Liaison Officer, Nick Magarelli, and through the local veteran posts, Library, and Fair Lawn Community Center. Application forms must be received before August 1, 2017. For more information, contact Rudy Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or email rudaid@optimum.net.
3.) HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE: We have a reservations for Tuesday 9/19/2017  matinee show to see “COME BLOW YOUR HORN”. Tickets are $85 per person. This includes a full dinner, the bus transportation, the taxes  and gratuity at the playhouse. We will be departing from the Post at 9:45 AM sharp. We need a guarantee of 40 people to keep this price and I would love to get more than that of course (hope for 2 buses). This event is open to the community so please share this information with your family, friends and neighbors. Contact Madeline Morales-Barrett at 201-741-0946 for reservations and information.
4.) Member participation at the last few regular meetings has been low and we encourage you to make every effort to attend. Without your inputs and support we can not generate social events and support various programs. Help from all members, no matter how small, is vital to our operation.
5.) NOTE: For all of you who have internet access, for up to date information on our post and activities, visit our website at http://alpost171.org.

AUXILIARY NOTES

1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: There are no REGULAR meetings scheduled during the months of June, July and August. Next regular meeting: Friday. Sep. 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
2.) The following members of our American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 171, were installed as officers for the year 2017/ 2018:
President: Aidee Willemsen Treasurer: Betty Cosentino
Secretary: Sharon Rendfrey Chaplain: Marguerite Ferreira
The installing officers were: Debe Free, ALA Dept. Of New Jersey President, assisted by Theresa Gail Mickens, ALA Bergen County President.

                                                                                                   Aidee Willemsen
                                                                                                   President

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: (July) To Irving Bienstock, Ginger Latyak, Sue Voulgaris, Marguerite Ferreira, Nancy Peccini, Alice Ruffini, Marc Newman.
(August) To Marc Palmieri, Sheldon Schwartz, Joe Peccini.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: (July) To Sal & Marie Scialdone, Rudy & Aidee Willemsen.
(August) To Mr. & Mrs. Joe Lauria, George & Sue Voulgaris.
NOTE: Please notify the Editor of any newsworthy information you wish published. Entries must be received no later than the 15th of the month prior to publication. If any birthdays or anniversaries are missing or incorrect please notify me:  Rudy Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or e-mail to rudaid@optimum.net

NEWSLETTER, June 2017

JUNE 2017
JACK DELANEY – COMMANDER
201-796-8459, Cell: 201-370-6701

EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122
PRINTING: Courtesy of MASTER BUSINESS FORMS 973-594-8743
SERVICE OFFICER: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314
HOSPITAL VISIT: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314
MEETING NOTICE: Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
COMMANDERS MESSAGE

The warmer months of summer will be upon us soon and vacation plans will be made and hopefully fulfilled. However, our service to community, state, nation and our veterans and their families does not stop for vacation. Have a good and safe vacation but continue to remember our mission. We continue to meet throughout the summer and urge all of you to attend our regular meetings on the second Friday of each month and to participate in generating and facilitating post events. We need everyone to help in maintaining our post home and doing their part in the everyday tasks of running the post.

DATES TO REMEMBER

NOTE: OUR MEETING NIGHT STARTING TIME HAS CHANGED FROM 8:00 PM TO 7:30 PM, STARTING APRIL 14, 2017.
1.) Veterans Council meeting: Mon., Sep.11, 2017 at 7:30 PM. NO meetings July  and August.
2.) Regular Meeting: Fri. June 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: No regular meetings during June, July and August.
4.) Hospital Party: Tues. May 19, 2017. Meet at the Paramus Veterans Home at 7:00 PM.
5.) Installation of Officers (Post and Auxiliary): Fri., Jun. 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
6.) Fair Lawn Seniors bus trip to Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City: Thurs. July 27. Bus leaves at 8:00 AM from the municipal parking lot. Cost is $ 25. Call Elaine Burns at 201-791-5290.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

1.) The following members will be installed to the positions listed for the years 2017/2018.:
Commander: Jack Delaney Chaplain: Sigmund Gorski
1st V. Cmndr: Don Morris Sgt. At Arms: Bill Burns
2nd V. Cmndr: Madeline Morales-Barrett Service Officer: Nick Magarelli
3rd V. Cmndr: Jerry Greenwood Historian: Nichole Chrysler-Balfour
Finance Officer: Jim Mc Ginn

Trustees (Appointed): Madeline Morales-Barrett, Don Morris, Jim Mc Ginn, Jerry Greenwood

2.) Veterans Council: Memorial Paver Program: We have restarted the Memorial Paver program, to add memorial engraved pavers to those already installed in front of the municipal building. Cost is $50 per paver. ELIGIBILITY: Present/Past member of a Fair Lawn Veterans Post, living or deceased, present/former Fair Lawn resident or their family member(s), who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time, members of the Merchant Marine who served during WWII. Each application will be vetted – proof of service required for non veteran post applicants. (copy of Service record DD214 or Honorable Discharge document) Applications for pavers will be made available at the municipal building, through the Veteran Liaison Officer, Nick Magarelli, and through the local veteran posts, Library, and Fair Lawn Community Center. For more information, contact Rudy Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or email rudaid@optimum.net.
3.) Coming Events: We are planning a possible bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Dinner/Theater for sometime in Sep. or Oct., on a Tue, Wed, or Thu., for a matinee show. “Neil Simon Hilarious Comedy” and “The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute” are being considered. This event will be open to all veterans and the public. Please watch for updates.
4.) Member participation at the last few regular meetings has been low and we encourage you to make every effort to attend. Without your inputs and support we can not generate social events and support various programs. Help from all members, no matter how small, is vital to our operation.
5.) NOTE: For all of you who have internet access, for up to date information on our post and activities, visit our website at http://alpost171.org.

AUXILIARY NOTES

1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: There are no REGULAR meetings scheduled during the months of June, July and August. Next regular meeting will be held on Friday. Sep. 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
2.) We missed many of you at our meeting on Friday, May 12. We are trying to reenergize our unit and your attendance is very important. Please let us know when your plans have changed and you can not attend. We need your inputs and participation to succeed.
3) “INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS” Fri., Jun. 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (Post and Unit) Please come and support us. your attendance at this ceremony is important.That is all we ask of you.
4.) The following members of our American legion Auxiliary, Unit 171, will be installed as officers for the year 2017/ 2018:
        President: Aidee Willemsen            Treasurer: Betty Cosentino
        Secretary : Sharon Rendfrey           Chaplain: Marguerite Ferreira

Aidee Willemsen
President

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Jack Delaney, Gwen Goldberg, Eileen Kenney, Al La Cagnina, Tom Mabey, Harry Nass, Patricia Rooney, Grace Weisbrod, Rudy Willemsen, Saul Smith.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To Charles & Ginger Latyak, Nick & Claudia Magarelli, Yuri & Helen Metelow.,
NOTE: Please notify the Editor of any newsworthy information you wish published. Entries must be received no later than the 15th of the month prior to publication. If any birthdays or anniversaries are missing or incorrect please notify me:
Rudy Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or e-mail to rudaid@optimum.net.
Rudy Willemsen
Editor