NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER  2018

 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 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS                                

COMMANDERS MESSAGE

The young men and women selected and sponsored by our post for the American Legion Boys’ State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State Programs attended a week of simulated government operations at local state Colleges. Here they learn 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 these worthy programs. We are planning a special meeting on October 12 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.                   Jack Delaney, Commander

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

2.) Regular Meeting: Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

4.) Hospital Party: Tue. Oct. 16, 2018. Meet at Paramus Veterans Home at 7:00 PM.

5.) “Flag Retirement”: Wed. October 17. Rain date October 18 at 10:00 AM

6.) “West Point Christmas Concert: Sun. Dec. 2, 2018 (See below for details)

7.) Annual Post Christmas Party: Saturday Dec. 15 at 7:00 PM.

SICK CALL

Member George Voulgaris fell after knee surgery.. Member Bill Burns is recuperating from knee surgery. Member Van Schnellbacher is recovering from back surgery.  We wish them both a speedy recovery.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) WELCOME NEW MEMBER: Maribel Seabrooks an Army National Guard veteran and resident of North Haledon. 

2.) “West Point Football”: Due to almost no response to our request for a show of interest in this event, plans for this event have been cancelled.

3.) “Boy’s State”: Our delegates to Boys State will be invited to our regular meeting on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm, to tell us about their experiences at Boys State. Please make every effort to attend this event to show your support for this worthwhile program.

4.) “BARTENDERS NEEDED”: Many of our upcoming hall rentals include use of our lounge and bar facilities, to enhance our rental offerings. We need several member bartenders to cover these rentals. If you have some time and would like some extra cash, please call Jack Delaney at 201-370-6701.

5.) “West Point Christmas Concert”: Sun. Dec. 2, 2018. Sponsored by the Senior Citizen Center. Cost is $80.00 per person which includes round trip bus transportation, brunch at the Thayer Hotel at West Point and the West Point Christmas Concert

For reservation and information call Elaine Burns at: 201-791-5290

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: Our delegates to Girls State will be invited to our regular meeting on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm, to tell us about their experiences at Girls State. Please make every effort to attend this event to show your support for this worthwhile program.                                                  

2.) We are initiating a program to adopt veterans at the Paramus Veterans Home who do not have families. The idea is to celebrate their birthdays with them and help with some of their small needs. I have been in contact with the Veterans Home administration and they will give us a list of names and work out the details wh at needs we may fulfill and how best to proceed.

3.) “BUFFET BREAKFAST EVENT”: Sun. Sep.16, 2018, at our post was a successful and enjoyable event with delicious and plentiful catered food. Thank You to all who helped to set up, make centerpieces for the tables, registering  the guest as they arrived and cleaning up afterwards. This event will make it possible for us to send two girls to Girls State in 2019.

4.) “International Dinner”: Wednesday, February 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM. A little bit of international food with an entertaining skit by two actors, a singer a keyboard player and a DJ. This is sort of a Valentine party. More information will follow  in the coming months. Watch your NEWSLETTER.

Aidee Willemsen

President

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: David Break, Bill Burns, Joseph Lauria, Nick Magarelli Sr., Joe Plaza.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: 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- Jul- Aug 2018

JULY  / AUGUST 2018

 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 13 & August 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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           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. This takes only an hour or so of your time. I wish you all an enjoyable and safe summer vacation.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Regular Meeting: Fri. Jul. 13 & Aug. 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

2.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: No meetings during July and August.

3.) Hospital Party: Tues. Jul. 17 & Aug. 21, 2018. Meet at the Paramus Veterans Home at 7:00 PM.

4.) Veterans Council meeting: Mon., Sep. 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

5.) “Breakfast Event”: Sun., September 16 from 8:00 AM thru 11.30 AM

6.) “West Point Football”: Sat., November 10, (see below for details).

SICK CALL

Member George Voulgaris is recuperating from knee surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery. 

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) NOTE: There are still several members who have not paid their American Legion Dues for 2018 and a few for 2017. They Are:  John Antignane, Jack Brownstein, Richard Driebelbis, Kenneth Gibbs, Albert La Cagnina, Sigmund London, Maurice Michaels, Boyd Oliver, Jose Ortiz, Robert Perwas, Mitchell Radinsky, Joseph Works. Please make an effort to bring your membership dues up to date to help our post and the American Legion as a whole. Membership runs from July through June of next year.

2.) WELCOME New Members: Eddie Johnson, Rishj Soneja, Lurressa Thomas, and James Vitale. May you have an active roll in our great organization. Laurressa has already volunteered and was accepted as our new Chaplain.

3) “West Point Football”: We are looking at going to a West Point football game on Saturday,  November 10, “Military Appreciation Day”, West Point vs Lafayette. Checking on availability of area to set up a barbecue etc. Reservations will be required so we can provide buses. Cost of the football game is $25 per person plus bus transportation and food, which has to be determined. More information will follow.

4.) “Boy’s State”: We have sent four delegates to Boys State June 17 thru 22 of this year.

5.) “BARTENDERS NEEDED”: Many of our upcoming hall rentals include use of our lunge and bar facilities, to enhance our rental offerings. We need several member bartenders to cover these rentals. If you have some time and would like some extra cash, please call Jack Delaney at 201-370-6701.

6.) At the County Convention Meeting, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Rochelle Park Post 170, our nominee, Laurianne Kuipers was honored as “School Teacher of the Year”  and presented with a plaque by our Bergen County Legion. Commander Delaney, Jim Mc Ginn and Rudy Willemsen attended.

Member Alan Krutchkoff also attended and was honored, representing the “Adopt A Soldier Platoon”.

7.) Jerry Greenwood and Don Morris arranged to have a sign made, advertising our post facilities, and installed it on the lawn facing River Road.  Member Rishi Soneja assisted in the installation. Drive down to our post and see this addition. 

8) 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 will be held on Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 at 7:30.  There are no meetings during July and August. Have a great and safe vacation.

2.) Welcome: New Member, Diane E. Smith who is not only a new member but she has agreed to be our Secretary. We thank you for your willingness to fully participate.

3.) “Breakfast Event”: Sunday, September 16 from 8:00 AM thru 11.30 AM. The menu will be: scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, bagels, sausage patties, bacon, home fries, fruit salad, coffee, tea and orange juice. Cost is Adults – $15.00, Children under 12 years old – $12.00. We will give you a reminder in August and info on who to call for reservations so we have an idea how many will attend. This event will be open to the public.

4.) “International Dinner”: Wednesday, February 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM. A little bit of international food with an entertaining skit by two actors, a singer a keyboard player and a DJ. This is sort of a Valentine party. More information will follow  in the coming months. Watch your NEWSLETTER.

5.) We have sent two delegates to Girls State June 17 thru 22 of this year.

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.

Rudy Willemsen

Editor

 

NEWSLETTER, May 2018

MAY, 2018
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, May 11 at 7:30 PM
_____________________________________________________________________
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
COMMANDERS MESSAGE

This month we will be celebrating “MEMORIAL DAY”, a time to remember our military service personnel, past and present, living and deceased. We revere the sacrifices all of these people have made and are making to preserve our freedom and way of life. May we never forget what our country stands for and strive to keep it great and honorable. Participate in your towns Memorial Day Program and show respect for our flag our country and our service personnel. Post officers are being nominated for 2018/2019. Please considering taking inactive part in your post operation and programs.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Legion Post.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30PM.
4.) County Legion Meeting: Saturday, May 12, 2018.
5.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Meet at the Veterans Home a 7:00 PM.
6.) “Roll Call & Breakfast”: Wyckoff YMCA, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM.
7.) “FIRE WATCH FESTIVAL”: Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018. (See below).

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

1.) VETERANS COUNCIL: “Memorial Day Weekend Schedule”:
a) Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 AM: Flags will be placed on veterans graves at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Flags have been ordered and need to be picked up..
b) Sunday, May 27 at 2:00 PM: A Memorial Service will be held at the cemetery.
c) Monday, May 28 at 9:00 AM: American Legion Post 171 Memorial Service at our post.
d) Monday, May 29 at 10:00 AM the Parade will form up on Pollitt Dr., near the Radburn train station and will start off promptly at 10:30 AM. Get there early as parking is at apremium.
e) There is a planned parade stop at the municipal building, where the post commanders, who are positioned directly behind the color guard in the first rank will Right Face andmarch to the monument and place a wreath then return to the formation and the parade will resume.
f) Parade will continue to Memorial Park Veterans Circle for a final Memorial Service. The Veterans Of Foreign Wars will be the host post and will provide the Flag and color guard. Nicholas R. Felice of VFW Post 281, has been selected as the Grand Marshall.
2.) “FIRE WATCH FESTIVAL”: A community event to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12-01 1st Street, Fair Lawn. There will be a Veterans Information & Outreach Fair (10 – 1pm). Veterans & Military Appreciation Concert (12 – 5pm). Car & Motorcycle Show (10 – 5pm), Raffle Prizes for Veterans and Military, Food and Children’s Activities. Put this event on your calendar. For more information and registration forms for those who wish to display and participate visit www.firewatchfestival.org .
3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, May 15, 2018. We had decent participation on our March visit to the veterans home and can always use a few more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.
4.) At the last County meeting, Laurianne Kuipers from Memorial Middle School was selected as “School Teacher of the Year” and has been nominated for the same honor at the state level. Alan Krutchoff, President of “The Adopt A Soldier Platoon” and one of our members was selected as runner up “Legionaire of the Year”. Congratulations to both of our nominees.
5.) “FLAG RETIREMENT” Ceremony was held on Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 at the Parks Dept. in Memorial Park. At this ceremony we retire old and unserviceable flags. A light lunch was provided after the retirement, for members of the Parks Dept. and veteran participants.
6.) “Boy’s State”: We will be sending four delegates to Boy’s State in June of this year. Our Service Officer and town Veteran’s Liaison Officer, Nick Magarelli, has started the selection process of four delegates and their alternates. All must be high school juniors.
7.) “Roll Call & Breakfast”: Wyckoff YMCA, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM. Keynote speaker is E.J. Tim Foley and Daniel Lasko. All veterans are honored guests of the YMCA. Additional tickets are $15/each. Contact: Jennifer Sauer, Phone: 201-891-2081 Ext. 117
Email: JenniferS@wyckoffymca.org
8.) Nomination of Officers: Need to nominate officers for 2018-19. All current members are eligible to hold office. Please consider becoming active and participate. We need you.
9.) 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.

AUXILIARY NOTES

1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM. All members are urged to attend. We need your inputs to plan ahead to make meaningful and joyful events.
2.) We must select officers soon for the coming 2018 – 2019 years. We need nominations for Vice President, Secretary, Historian and Sergeant At Arms.
3.) We are sending two girls to “Girls State”, Linit Freydensn and Amina Tokakova.
Aidee Willemsen, President

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Terri La Cagnina, Helen Metelow, Barbara O’Byrne, Dave Ryan, Ted Strysko.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To Dave & Pamela Break, Bill & Elaine Burns, Jack & Pat Molenaar.
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 – April 2018

APRIL 2018
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, April 13 at 7:30 PM    

 SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
COMMANDERS MESSAGE

Spring is upon us. Our service to our veteran comrades and to the community can not be put on hold. There are needs that continue year round and programs that need your support and inputs. Your attendance at our regular meetings is important and we encourage you to come down, participate and socialize. Also, we will soon be nominating candidates for officers of our post for the 2016/2017 year. Any current member is eligible and encouraged to run for office. Help is always available so don’t be shy. Jack Delaney, Commander

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Apr. 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Legion Post.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 at 7:30PM.
4.) County Legion Meeting: Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018.
5.) Flag Retirement: Wednesday, Apr, 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Parks dept. .
6.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018. Meet at the Veterans Home a 7:00 PM.
7.) “FIRE WATCH FESTIVAL”: Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018. (See below).

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

1.) “ST. PATRICKS DINNER/DANCE”: Held on Saturday, Mar. 10 could have been better attended but there were other conflicting events on the same night (Knights Of Columbus) and there was little support from the other veteran posts. However, those that did attend had an enjoyable evening and there was an abundance of good Irish style food. Containers were provided for take-out after the party. Thank You to all who participated and to those who helped to set up.
2.) “FIRE WATCH FESTIVAL”: A community event to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12-01 1st Street, Fair Lawn. There will be a Veterans Information & Outreach Fair (10am – 1pm).  Veterans & Military Appreciation Concert (12 – 5pm).  Car & Motorcycle Show (10 – 5pm), Raffle Prizes for Veterans and Military.   Food and Children’s Activities.
Put this event on your calendar. For more information and registration forms for those who wish to display and participate visit www.firewatchfestival.org .
3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, April 17, 2018. We had decent participation on our February visit to the veterans home and can always use a few more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.
4.) At the last County meeting, Laurianne Kuipers from Memorial Middle School was selected as “School Teacher of the Year” and has been nominated for the same honor at the state level. Alan Krutchoff, President of “The Adopt A Soldier Platoon” and one of our members was selected as runner up “Legionaire of the Year”. Congratulations to both of our nominees.
5.) “FLAG RETIREMENT” Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 at the Parks Dept. in Memorial Park at 10:30 AM. Rain date Thursday, Apr. 19. 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.
6.) Memorial Paver Program Update: The town council, through the Veterans Liaison Officer, Nick Magarelli, are extending the Memorial Paver Program so requesting memorial pavers will be an ongoing, at any time event. Cost has to be determined.
7.) “Boy’s State”: We will be sending four delegates to Boy’s State in June of this year. Our Service Officer and town Veteran’s Liaison Officer, Nick Magarelli, will start the selection process of four delegates and their alternates soon. All must be high school juniors.
8.) “Habitat For Humanity”: of Bergen County indicated they might like to get involved in helping veterans. Jack Delaney indicated they might be interested in helping the “Home For Heroes “ project or doing home repair for needy veterans in Bergen county.
9.) Nomination of Officers: Need to nominate officers for 2018-19. All current members are eligible to hold office. Please consider becoming active and participate. We need you.
10.)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.

AUXILIARY NOTES

1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
2.) All members are urged to attend. We need full participation and your inputs to plan ahead to make meaningful and joyful events. Also we must select officers soon for the coming 2018 – 2019 years.
3.) The “Italian Night Dinner/Dance” went well with about 67 attendees. We had many compliments on the food, provided by Nicholas Marino “Your Personal Caterer” from Hawthorne. A big Thank You to DJ “Dr Bonz” for donating his services, Dave Molenaar (Bartender), our auxiliary for providing dessert, those members of Post 171 who helped with the setup and takedown and to my daughter Cindy Willemsen Aukamp for making the center pieces. A special Thanks to guest Nancy Williams for her generous donation. Thanks to all who came and supported our Auxiliary program. The success of this program will allow us to send two girls to “Girl State”. Aidee Willemsen, President

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Marty Etler, Jim Lomauro, Yuri Metelow.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To Harold & Kathie Taylor.
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 March 2018

MARCH 2018
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, March 9 at 7:30 PM

__________________________________________________________________
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

COMMANDERS MESSAGE

In these times when there are great and ongoing demands on our military comrades we must show our support, not just for those of us who have served but for those that are continuing to serve. We must keep abreast of the needs of our service men and women and their families and offer aid in any way we can. Keep after your congressman to increase veterans benefits, VA healthcare, financial aid to those who served and are serving. Make it a personal task. Come to our meetings and get informed and active.

 DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Legion Post.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 at 7:30PM.
4.) “St. Patrick’s Day Party”: Saturday, Mar.10, 2018. 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
5.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018. Meet at the Veterans Home a 7:00 PM.
6.) County Legion Meeting: Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018.
7.) Veterans Information & Outreach Fair: Sat. Sep. 23, 2018. Times TBD.
Registration forms will go out soon.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

1.) “ST. PATRICKS DINNER/DANCE”, Will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 6 PM to 10 PM, A catered dinner will be offered. The menu will include corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potato), shepherds pie, chicken Francaise, green salad with choice of two salad dressings, some vegetarian options, Irish soda bread, rolls and butter, coffee and tea. There will be a DJ for music and your dancing pleasure. One hour of open bar from 6 to 7 PM. The auxiliary will furnish desserts. For tickets and reservations contact the following: Rudy, 973-427-8122, Jack, 201-370-6701, Madeline , 201-741-0946. Cost: $25.00 per person. All reservations must be in by March 5. Make checks payable to American Legion Post 171 and mail to the post at 17-08 River Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. No payments at the door.
2.) Thanks to Don Morris and Jerry Greenwood for organizing the “Super Bowl Party”, held Monday, Feb. 5th.. About eighteen people attended and had a nice time with football, beer, hot dogs and snacks. Don donated a large screen TV to the post.
3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, March 20, 2017. We need better participation. The Veterans Home has been closed to visitors lately, due to flu problems. Jack Molenaar has checked and they will be open on the 20th.. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.
4.) Phones Replaced at the Post:
Our voicemail may be accessed by anyone from anywhere…and also from the phones at the Post.
                  TO ACCESS FROM PHONE AT POST
Dial the Post phone number-201-791-9667
When prompted..enter passcode-1708…and press pound..#
Now in voicemail and can listen, save and remove messages..
                   TO ACCESS FROM OUTSIDE THE POST
Dial..201-820-9000
When prompted enter account number—201-796-9667
Then enter password..1708
Should now be in Voicemail…

Many have used this system for years and it provides the flexibility and ability to stay current on phone and Voicemail activity..
5.) 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.

AUXILIARY NOTES

1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: Friday, March 9, 2018.
2.) All members are urged to attend. We need full participation and your inputs to plan ahead to make meaningful and joyful events.
3.) We w  ill be furnishing the desserts for the “St. Patricks Day Dinner/Dance”.
Aidee Willemsen, President

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Pat Muse, Sal Scialdone, John Antignane.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: 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