JACK DELANEY – COMMANDER
201-796-8459, Cell: 201-370-6701
EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122
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SERVICE OFFICER: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314
HOSPITAL VISIT: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314
MEETING NOTICE: Friday, February 9 at 7:30 PM
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
We have much to be thankful for and much to do during the coming year. We will be continuing our service to the veteran’s at Paramus Veteran’s Home through the monthly Hospital Parties, sending delegates to the American Legion Boy’s State program, providing scholarships to Fair Lawn High School students and providing many other services to veterans, our members and the community. Contact your friends, neighbors and acquaintances who are veterans and invite them to join our post. Please attend our regular meetings, become involved and enjoy the comradeship of your fellow veterans.
Long time member George Voulgaris is recuperating at home and is up and around. We wish you a speedy recovery.
DATES TO REMEMBER
1.) “Disco Swing Party’; Saturday.Feb. 3, 2018 at Oakland Memorial Post No. 369
65 Oak St., Oakland, NJ. Call 201-337-9845 for info. $15 per person for wine,
soda and snacks.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
3) County Legion Meeting: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at Cresskill Post 21.
4.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Meet at the Veterans Home a 7:00 PM.
5.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at 7:30PM.
6.) “ITALIAN NIGHT”: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. 6:30 to 10:30 PM
7.) Veterans Council meeting: NO MEETINGS until Monday, Mar. 5, 2018.
8.) “St. Patrick’s Day Party”: Saturday, Mar.10, 2018. Watch for updates.
9.) Veterans Information & Outreach Fair: Sat. Sep. 23, 2018. Times TBD.
Registration forms will go out sometime after the new year.
CURRENT OPERATION NOTES
1.).Thinking of doing a Community Bar-B-Cue in May or June. Open to all. Veterans free. Watch for details as they develop.
2.) WELCOME: to new members:Jose Perez and Laurrissa Thomas. Come to the post so we can meet each other and see what we are about. We could use your ideas and participation to whatever level you wish.
3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, February 20, 2017. We need better participation. Jack Molenaar was short handed again and needs at least four. Preferably more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend. The veterans home no longer wants snacks during the bingo party due to the varying dietary restrictions of the residents. It was decided the money we usually allotted to snacks will go to increasing the bingo prizes.
4.) We are looking into two plays at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse.”Steel Magnolias” in May or “Nonsense” in July. These are great events. Watch as details develop.
5.) We are nominating Laurianne Kuipers, a teacher at Memorial Middle School for the American Legion “Educator Of The Year Award”. Laurianne has been instrumental in developing the popular Veteran’s Day program at Memorial Middle School for quite a few years.
We are also nominating one of our members, Alan Krutchoff, co-founder and president of “The Adopt A Soldier Platoon”, for the “Legionaire Of The Year Award”. Alan is totally committed to the program which brings aid in many forms to veterans throughout the world.
6.) SCHOLARSHIPS: As in the past. we will be awarding four $500.00 scholarships to four graduates at FLHS. Two to boys and two to girls.
7.) Alan Krutchkoff carried an American flag with him on a recent trip to Normandy in France. He presented this flag to our post and it is now on display in our lounge.
8.) NOTE: For up to date information on our post and activities, visit our website at http://alpost171.org. Updated information can be found here before it can be sent out by NEWSLETTER or by other means. Visit the site often. Get familiar with it’s content.
1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: Friday, February 9, 2018.
2.) “ITALIAN NIGHT”: Wed. Feb.28, 6:30 to 10:30 PM. Italian food by “Nicholas Your Personal Caterer”. There will be a DJ for dancing and a cash bar.
Tickets are : Adults – $22.00. Children 12 & under – $12.00. For tickets and information please call Aidee Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or Betty Cosentino at 201-798-3570.
Deadline for tickets is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Aidee Willemsen, President
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Veronica De Vries, Betty Cosentino, Martin Kenney, Pat Molenaar, Mike Gandet, Jack Leonard, Robert Ruffini, Paul Stewart, Phyllis Fano, Richard Dusek.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To Irving & Shirley Bienstock, Joe & Dottie Plaza.
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