NEWSLETTER – May/June 2020

MAY / JUNE 2020

 MADELINE MORALES-BARRETT –  COMMANDER

Post Phone n: 201-796-9667

EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122

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

SERVICE OFFICER: Dickson Perez, 973-563-1672C

HOSPITAL VISIT: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314

MEETING VIRTUAL NOTICE:  2nd Friday of each month @ 7:30 PM

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 SUPPORT OUR TROOPS              

 

     COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

At this stressful  time, caused by the corona virus and its’ many restrictions in our daily lives, I wish you all well and ask everyone to do their part in efforts to contain the spread of this virulent event. By decree of our government and the American Legion National and Department of New Jersey, our Harry Coppendyke Post 171 and all American Legion and VFW posts are closed. There will be no regular meetings or party events until this emergency is over. However, I have arranged for us to have a virtual Online meeting at our usual dates and times through “ZOOM.US”. Please send me your email address if you wish to participate. All members are welcome. This is a great chance for all of our members to see each other.                                                         

For God and Country,                                                                                                              

Madeline Morales-Barret         

IN MEMORIAM

Longtime member Richard S. Carpenter passed away on April 07, 2020. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council: All meetings (CANCELLED till further notice)

2.) Regular meetings: Second Friday each month at 7:30 PM.  (VIRTUAL ONLINE) 

3.) Hospital Party: (CANCELLED) until virus concerns are resolved.

4.) Blood Drive:(CANCELLED)

5.) “Beefsteak Dinner” (TO BE RESHEDULED)

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

21) Nomination of Officers: Due to our inability to meet and performer the usual nominating duties, we are following the Departments lead. If all the existing officers are willing to remain in their position for the 2020-2021 years and the members agree, the adjutant will cast one vote to finalize their acceptance. Dickson Perez was the only one to indicate his willingness to fill the open slot of Service Officer. This position was open as the previous Service Officer had resigned.

Current Officers Are:

Commander:Madeline Morales Barrett               Chaplain: Lurressa Thomas

1st V. Cmndr: Don Morris                                      Sgt. At Arms: Bob Fatovic

2nd V. Cmndr: Jack Delaney                                Service Officer:  Dickson Perez

3rd  V. Cmndr:Jerry Greenwood                          Historian:    Open

Appointed Officers:

Finance Officer:   Jim Mc Ginn           Adjutant:  Rudy Willemsen

2. NOTE: Our post held it’s first Virtual meeting online on Friday, April 10, 2020 with nine members in attendance. Considering this was our first attempt, everything went fairly well. Everyone could see each other and could participate in the meeting. Our May 08 meeting was also Virtual and all meetings to come will be also, until this Covid-19 problem is solved and restrictions removed.)

3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: No Hospital Parties or visits until further notice, due to coronavirus concerns.

4.) 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

We are quickly approaching our goal of 100%. 130 members having renewed already from our post out of the 152 in total from last year. Please either send in your renewal or renew online ASAP. We are trying to get all membership renewals in since it helps the post financially, and also frees us up to do other things.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman, Don Morris.( 201-803-0429..DFMorris@live.com.)

5,) BOYS STATE & GIRLS STATE:  The “Boys State”and “Girls State” programs have been cancelled for this year but hopefully will be held again next year.s

6.) A FaceBook page has been developed for our post. Look for “American Legion Post 171” on FaceBook and watch it grow. Leave your comments and suggestions.

7.) 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.

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

(MAY) To Terri La Cagnina, Richard Capozzi, Helen Metelow, Barbara O’ Byrne, Dave Ryan, Ted Strysko.

(JUNE) Jack Delaney, Gwen Goldenberg, Eileen Kenney, Al La Cagnina, Tom Mabey, Harry Nass, Patricia Rooney, Grace WeisbrodRudy Willemsen,

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:

(MAY) To Jack & Pat Molenaar, Bill & Elaine Burns, Dave & Pamela Break, Jesse & Debbie Rosenzweig.

(JUNE) Richard & Pat Capozzi, Charles & Ginger Latyak ,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

                                                                                   

                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER – May 2020

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 MADELINE MORALES-BARRETT –  COMMANDER

Post Phone : 201-796-9667 

EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122 

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

SERVICE OFFICER:  

HOSPITAL VISIT: 

MEETING NOTICE:  Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 7:30 PM (VIRTUAL ONLINE)

    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS                 

     COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

At this stressful  time, caused by the corona virus and its’ many restrictions in our daily lives, I wish you all well and ask everyone to do their part in efforts to contain the spread of this virulent event. By decree of our government and the American Legion National and Department of New Jersey, our Harry Coppendyke Post 171 and all American Legion and VFW posts are closed. There will be no regular meeting or party events until this emergency is over. However, I have arranged for us to have a virtual Online meeting at our usual dates and times thro   ugh “ZOOM.US”. Please send me your email address if you wish to participate. All members are welcome. This is a great chance for all of our members to see each other.                                                            For God and Country,

                                                                               Madeline Morales-Barrett

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council: Mon. May 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM.  (CANCELLED)

2.) Regular meeting: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM.  (VIRTUAL ONLINE)  

3.) Hospital Party: (CANCELLED) until virus concerns are resolved.

4.) Blood Drive: Fri. May 01, 2 PM to 7 PM at our post.(CANCELLED)

5.) “Beefsteak Dinner” Recruitment Event: Thu. May 07, (CANCELLED)

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) VETERANS COUNCIL: Memorial Day weekend events are in flux at this time due to the corona virus situation. As things develop we will keep you informed.

2.) Nomination of Officers: Due to our inability to meet and performer the usual nominating duties, we are following the Departments lead. If all the existing officers are willing to remain in their position for the 2020-2021 years and the members agree, the adjutant will cast one vote to finalize their acceptance. Dickson Perez was the only one to indicate his willingness to fill the open slot of Service Officer. This position was open as the previous Service Officer had resigned.

Current Officers Are: 

Commander:Madeline Morales Barrett                     Chaplain: Lurressa Thomas

1st V. Cmndr: Don Morris                                            Sgt. At Arms:Bob Fatovic

2nd V. Cmndr: Jack Delaney                                       Service Officer:  Dickson Perez

3rd  V. Cmndr: Jerry Greenwood                                Historian:    Open

Appointed Officers: 

Finance Officer:   Jim Mc Ginn           Adjutant:  Rudy Willemsen

3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: No Hospital Parties or visits until further notice, due to coronavirus concerns.

4.) 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

We are quickly approaching our goal of 100%. 130 members having renewed already from our post out of the 152 in total from last year. Please either send in your renewal or renew online ASAP. We are trying to get all membership renewals in since it helps the post financially, and also frees us up to do other things.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman, Don Morris.( 201-803-0429..DFMorris@live.com.)

5,) BOYS STATE:  We will be sending only two delegates to “BOYS STATE” this year, due to shortage of finances. This may change as this viral emergency advances.

6.) A FaceBook page has been developed for our post. Look for “American Legion Post 171” on FaceBook and watch it grow. Leave your comments and suggestions.

7.) 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.

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  To Terri La Cagnina, Richard Capozzi, Helen Metelow, Barbara O’ Byrne, Dave Ryan, Ted Strysko.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:  To Jack & Pat Molenaar, Bill & Elaine Burns, Dave & Pamela Break, Jesse & Debbie Rosenzweig. 

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 2020

APRIL 2020
MADELINE MORALES-BARRETT – COMMANDER
Post Phone n: 201-796-9667
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,Apr. 10, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

     I hope this finds everyone well. As you all know with the uncertainty of the time I would like to encourage you to keep yourself healthy and safe. Remember we are resilient people with God on our side. Keep your faith strong. 
     For those that might not know we are still having our St. Patrick’s dinner dance Saturday night March 21st 6 pm to 10 pm . If you feel up to it please join us. You are more than welcomed.
     Just some news regarding the Memorial day’s  parade, I will be the Grand Marshal this year. I has honored to be asked and excited to do so. I hope to make you all proud.
On Friday May 1, 2020 we will be hosting a Blood drive from 2 pm to 7 pm. The Red Cross will be here with their staff taking donations. You can schedule an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org/Rapidpass. More information will be on our website and Facebook page.
     Also heads up. We are joining the VFW in hosting a membership beefsteak dinner for both organizations on Thursday May 7 from 6 pm to 10 pm it will be held at our post at 17-08 River Road, Fair Lawn. The member’s cost will be to bring a veteran and the cost of the guest veteran is to bring their DD-214 or separation paperwork with them. Also this is a membership dinner for all, to include Sons of the Legion, Legion auxiliary  and legionnaires. Please make sure everyone invited to join has proof of military service of the veteran. Looking forward to this being a successful event. Please know if you have served overseas you are eligible to be a member of both the VFW and the American Legion. Make sure to mention it to your guests.
     If you need any assistance with anything please let us know. We are here for you, veterans, family members and our community.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council: Mon. Apr. 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Apr.10, 2020 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Hospital Party: To be decided when virus concerns are resolved.
4.) Blood Drive: Fri. May 01, 2 PM to 7 PM at our post.
5.) “Beefsteak Dinner” Recruitment Event: Thu. May 07, 2020 from 6 PM to 10 PM.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

1.) VETERANS COUNCIL: Meeting Monday, April 6, 2020 at our post at 7:30 PM.
Memorial Day weekend events are as follows. Our American Legion will be the host post. Our commander, Madeline Morales Barrett has been selected as the Grand Marshall. Council Chairman David Boone will furnish the Chaplain. Don Morris and Jerry Greenwood of our post will organize the firing squad. Flags will be placed on veterans graves at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery on Sat. May 23 at 11:00 AM. The VFW is offering a “Pizza Party” at the Van Riper Ellis Church, following the Flag Placement. A Memorial Service will be held at the cemetery on Sun. May 24 at 2:00 PM. The Parade will start from Pollitt Dr. Radburn on Mon. May 25 at 10:30 AM. Please be at the startup point by 10:00AM to form up. Memorial service at Memorial Park at end of parade.
2.) Nomination of Officers: Need to nominate officers for 2020-2021. All current members are eligible to hold office. Please consider becoming active and participate. We need you to take part in creating and keeping an active and vibrant post.

Current Officers Are:
Commander: Madeline Morales Barrett                   Chaplain: Lurressa Thomas
1st V. Cmndr: Don Morris                                        Sgt. At Arms: Bob Fatovic
2nd V. Cmndr: Jack Delaney                                   Service Officer: Open
3rd V. Cmndr: Jerry Greenwood                              Historian: Open
Appointed Officers:
                Finance Officer: Jim Mc Ginn                   Adjutant: Rudy Willemsen

3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: No Hospital Parties or visits until further notice, due to coronavirus concerns.
4.) 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
We are quickly approaching our goal of 100%. 127 members having renewed already from our post out of the 152 in total from last year. Please either send in your renewal or renew online ASAP. We are trying to get all membership renewals in since it helps the post financially, and also frees us up to do other things.
If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman, Don Morris ( 201-803-0429..DFMorris@live.com.)
5,) BOYS STATE: We will be sending only two delegates to “BOYS STATE” this year, due to shortage of finances. We had to replace both of our heating and air conditioning units this and still have a leak to fix in the roof and an expanding pot hole in the parking lot to fix when the weather permits.
6.) A FaceBook page has been developed for our post. Look for “American Legion Post 171” on FaceBook and watch it grow. Leave your comments and suggestions.
7.) 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.

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.
Rudy Willemsen
Editor

NEWSLETTER February 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

 MADELINE MORALES-BARRETT –  COMMANDER

Post Phone n: 201-796-9667 

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, Feb. 14, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

     COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

February is almost here  I hope everyone is well. We have some events coming up.

February 3, 2020 to March 16, 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm the 6 week-Vets Chat and Chew program will be on its way.  The program consists of six 2 hour sessions, one time per  week for 6 weeks. Food information will be introduced that can  help you start to feel better. You will create, share meals together and learn food lifestyle changes from the techniques of  a nutrition consultant. You will learn how to cook meals from a  professional chef. Healthy, simple and inexpensive recipes will be introduced. Please come by, visit and break bread. James and I are participating this session.

As you well know I would like our auxiliary to be reinstated.  Since the changes that all spouses  can join please let’s speak to our husbands, wives, fathers , mothers and daughters to join so we can have a vibrant  Auxiliary once again.

Also please lets’ get our Sons of the American Legion Squadron on the map. We need active SAL members back into action. We need you.all.

We have a Facebook page that we need for all our members to like us, really LIKE us. So if you have Facebook, we need Friends. Please like & follow us. We will be putting information on there more often. Thanks to Rishi Soneja for taking on this task. Remember we have a website www.alpost171.org. Social media is what is going to get us exposure..

We have openings for a post Historian and a Boys State Chairman that need to be filled. I was told by County that we have let the High school choose our boys in the past. According to the rules we are to make the final choice not the school so we must review the candidates  and make the choice of the who will represent us. 

I need the email addresses to all my members since we only meet once a month and not everyone can make the meeting.  I would like to be able to share information with all of you. Please email me at madeline275@gmail.com with your name so I can update the email contact list for the post. thank you in advance.

There will always be obstacles and challenges that threaten to derail your road to success. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to life’s inevitable obstacles so you can overcome setbacks with confidence.  

For God and Country,

Madeline Morales-Barrett

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council: NO MEETINGS till Mon. Mar. 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM.        

2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM. 

3.) Hospital Party: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020. Meet at the Veterans Home at 7:00 PM     

4.) County Dinner Dance: Sunday. Mar. 1, 2020 from 1 to 5 PM.

5.) “St. Patricks Day Dinner/Dance”: Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) “ST. PATRICKS DINNER/DANCE” Will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 6 to 10 PM.  An Irish fare catered dinner will be offered. There will be a DJ for music and your dancing pleasure. One hour of open bar from 6 to 7 PM. There will be a 50/50 drawing. For tickets and reservations contact the following: Madeline , 201-741-0946. Cost: $25.00 per person.

2.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. We need better participation. Need at least four. Preferably more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00 PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.3.) 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

We are quickly approaching our goal of 100%. 123 members having renewed already from our post out of the 152 in total from last year. Please either send in your renewal or renew online ASAP. We are trying to get all membership renewals in since it helps the post financially, and also frees us up to do other things.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman, Don Morris ( 201-803-0429..DFMorris@live.com.)

4.) Bergen County American Legion Dinner/Dance, Sunday, March 1st, at the Graycliff Manor 290 Moonachie Ave, Moonachie from 1 to 5 PM.. Cost is $45.00 per person. Call Mike or Linda Carroll at 201-933-1814 for information. Make checks payable to “Bergen County Dinner Dance”.

5.) A FaceBook page has been developed for our post. Look for “American Legion Post 171” on FaceBook and watch it grow. Leave your comments and suggestions.

6.) SAL:  Please lets’ get our Sons of the American Legion Squadron on the map. We need active SAL members back in action. We need you.all. To all post members: If you have a son, grandson or great grandson, sign them up for the “Sons Of The American Legion”. No age limit. These members are necessary to maintain the post building and support future veterans. Members will have all benefits now enjoyed by post members. Dues at this time is $8.00 per year. Call: Jack Molenaar at 201-797-5957 for information.

7.) 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.

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  To Veronica De Vries, Betty Cosentino, Martin Kenney, Pat Molenaar, Mike Gandet, Jack Leonard, Phyllis Fano, Richard Dusek.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:  To James & Madeline Barrett, Joe & Dottie Plaza.

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 December 2019

DECEMBER 2019

MADELINE MORALES-BARRETT – COMMANDER
Post Phone n: 201-796-9667


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, Dec. 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

I would like to encourage everyone during the upcoming festivities.  Please be aware a toys for tots drive will be taking place and to please bring unwrapped presents for children of all ages, to our joint post Holiday Party..
Also join us for the joint Holiday Party  on Saturday December 14 from 6 pm to 10 pm. This year we will have a photographer, catered dinner and music and I would like to also have everyone bring a non-perishable food item in order to donate to the Fair Lawn Food Pantry.
Enjoy Your Family. HAPPY HANUKKAH, MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.
For God and Country,
Madeline Morales-Barrett

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council: NO MEETINGS till Mon. Mar. 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM.
3.) “Joint Holiday Party”: Saturday Dec. 14, 2019 from 6 to 10 PM.
4.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Meet at the Veterans Home at 7:00 PM

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES

  • 1.) ANNUAL JOINT POST HOLIDAY PARTY: A joint post Holiday Party is being held on Saturday, Dec.14, from 6 to 10 PM. Food will be catered, open bar for the first hour and cash bar thereafter with a DJ. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline for reservations is December 2, 2019. Contact Madeline at madeline275@gmail.com or by telephone at 201-796-9667 for information and reservations.
    2.) THANK YOU to Rich Capozzi for donating the Shopvac and for all the help he gives, especially accompanying me every Tuesday nights at our post. 
  • 3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, Dec.17, 2019. We need better participation. Need at least four. Preferably more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00 PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.
    4.) 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
    We are quickly approaching our goal of 100%. 107 members having renewed already from our post out of the 152 in total from last year. Please either send in your renewal or renew online ASAP. We are trying to get all membership renewals in since it helps the post financially, and also frees us up to do other things.
    If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman, Don Morris ( 201-803-0429..DFMorris@live.com.)
    5.) “VETERANS DAY” Events: All went well at the “Veterans Day” ceremony at the Fair Lawn borough hall on Monday, November 11, 2019. This year groups of our veterans visited seven Fair Lawn schools,. Forest, Lyndcrest, Westmoreland and Warren Point elementary schools. Thomas Jefferson and Memorial Middle schools and Fair Lawn High school. They spoke to the students about there service experiences and answered their questions about these trying times and what it was like to be away from their homes and families.
    6.) ”Boys State/Girls State” At our meeting on Firday, November 8th. Aidee Willemsen, former President of our Auxiliary, introduced two young ladies from the FLHS, Anissa Giz and Jacqueline Ozbec, who were our delegates to the “Girls State” program and welcomed them to this meeting, to report on their experiences at Queens Court College. They reported that they really learned a lot about the political workings of town and state government. Also, campaigning for public offices helped them to improve their public speaking skills. Being among a group of new people in a completely new environment was a new experience for both of them.
    None of the young men selected for “Boys State” attended this meeting and that was a little disappointing.
    7.) SAL: To all post members: If you have a son, grandson or great grandson, sign them up for the “Sons Of The American Legion”. No age limit. These members are necessary to maintain the post building and support future veterans. Members will have all benefits now enjoyed by post members. Dues at this time is $8.00 per year. Call: Jack Molenaar at 201-797-5957 for information.
    7.) 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.
  •  
  • MESSAGE CENTER

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: Joseph Fruscianti, Mary Mc Carthy, Debbie Rosenzweig, Marie Scialdone, Lorraine Wengenroth.
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To: Tom & Gerry Fiedler., Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Schiller.
    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 November 2019

NOVEMBER 2019
MADELINE MORALES-BARRETT – COMMANDER
Post Phone n: 201-796-9667


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, Nov. 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
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COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

Our cooler days are arriving sooner than we want but here they are. We have many things coming up in November.
At our November meeting on 11/18/19 we will have our delegates from Boys State and Girls State come and share their experiences with us. Please come and hear from them and support them.
We also have the “Veterans Day” events at some of the schools in Fair Lawn. Both middle schools, three elementary schools and the high school. We need members to please joint the groups going, to help our next generation understand what military service was and is about. We are the only history lesson his generation is getting. Please join us
I am very optimistic of the future of our post, with regards to the community events that are planning. All ideas are welcomed. You can contact me at madeline275@gmail.com or by telephone at 201-796-9667.
Save the date Saturday 12/14/2019 for our “Joint Holiday Party” from 6 thru 10 PM. I an looking for a singer(s) that are willing to take part in our festivities that night. If you know of anyone please let me know.. I would like to have a little variety.
Thanks to all who came to the Bergen County American Legion Centennial Gala. It was well attended with great entertainment and we were ablate receive a nice message from Teddy Roosevelt IV.
I know I can’t do this all alone so I thank you all for your support and assistance in keeping Post 171 on the map.
Thank You for your service to our country and for your selfless sacrifice to serve others.
For GOD and Country
Madeline Morales-Barrett.

DATES TO REMEMBER


1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM.
3.) LIVE FUND RAISING ART AUCTION: Saturday, Nov, 9, 2019
4.) Veterans Day: Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
4.) “SALUTE TO VETERANS” Pasta & Meatball Dinner on Thu Nov. 14th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Meet at the Veterans Home at 7:00 PM
5.) “Joint Holiday Party”: Saturday Dec. 14, 2019 from 6 to 10 PM.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES
1.) “VETERANS DAY”: At Fair Lawn Borough Hall, Monday, Nov. 11 at 11:00AM sharp. All will assemble by 10:45AM. VFW will furnish the American flag. All posts will bring their own colors.
2.) “Veterans Day” Memorial events at the local schools: All veteran posts members are invited to visit the following Fair Lawn schools to participate in Veterans Day memorial events. Each post should have as many of it’s members as possible attend each event. Please wear your organization caps.
a.) Memorial Middle School on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8:15 AM, (a light lunch will be served).Question an answer sessions with students in their class rooms and attend a patriotic program in the assembly hall.
b.) Thomas Jefferson on Monday, Nov. 6 time 8:45 AM.
c.) Lyncrest Elementary School on Tuesday Nov. 12, 9:15 t0 10:15 AM.
d.) Warren Point School on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 AM.
e.) Forest Elementary School, on Thursday Nov. 14 at 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
f.) FLHS on Friday, Nov. 15 at 9:00 AM..

3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. We need better participation. Need at least four. Preferably more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00 PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.
4.) Boys State & Girls State: Our delegates will be invited to a post meeting on November 8, to tell us of their experiences at the Boys & Girls State event.
5.) 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAl
We are quickly approaching 100 members having renewed already from our post… Of the 152 in total… Please either send in your renewal or renew online ASAP. We are trying to get all membership renewals in since it helps the post financially, and also frees us up to do other things.
If you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman, Don Morris ( 201-803-0429..DFMorris@live.com.)
5.) LIVE FUND RAISING ART AUCTION: Saturday, Nov, 9, 2019 at our post. Preview 7:00PM – 8:00PM, Live Auction, Live Auction 8:00PM – 10:00PM. Tickets $10.00 per person or $15.00 per couple. Includes wine and cheese.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call Anne at 201=592-1130 or visit
www.vetschatandchew.com. Proceeds benefit “VET CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM”
6.) SAL: To all post members: If you have a son, grandson or great grandson, sign them up for the “Sons Of The American Legion”. No age limit. These members are necessary to maintain the post building and support future veterans. Members will have all benefits now enjoyed by post members. Dues at this time is $8.00 per year. Call: Jack Molenaar at 201-797-5957 for information.
7.) Memorial Middle School will be hosting a “Salute to Service” Pasta & Meatball Dinner on Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There is no charge for Veterans.
All other guests are $10.00 per person (check only as per below).
Everyone must RSVP (even Veterans at no charge) by sending in the attached flyer to Memorial Middle School  NO LATER than November 5th.
To download flyer, got to www.alpost171.org on the opening page click on NEWS and you will see thee flyer “Salute to Service”. On your computer click print PRINt and set printer to print Page 2 only..
Those guests that are paying by check should make their check payable to one of the following Veteran Organizations:
         Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon Memorial Middle School is located at:
         Camp4Heroes 12-00 First Street
         Bergen County Tracers Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410
         Fair Lawn Veteran Affairs Trust Fund
8.) ANNUAL JOINT POST HOLIDAY PARTY: A joint post Holiday Party is being planned for Friday, Dec.14, from 6 to 10 PM. Food will be catered, open bar for the first hour and cash bar thereafter with a DJ. Cost is $25 per person. Contact You can contact Madeline at madeline275@gmail.com or by telephone at 201-796-9667 for information and reservations.
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.

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: Dan O’’Byrne, Elaine Burns, Ruth Visentin, Dennis Weisbrod.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: To: Dennis & Grace Weisbrod, Jack & Lori Delaney, John & Diane Antignane, Martin & Eileen Kenney, Al & Terri La Cagnina, Dan & Barbara O’Byrne.
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 OCTOBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

 MADELINE MORALES-BARRETT –  COMMANDER

Post Phone n: 201-796-9667 

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, Oct. 11, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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                                                              COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

My name is Madeline Morales-Barrett, the new commander of the American Legion Post 171 Fair Lawn. Would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I have been a resident of Fair lawn since 2007. I’m a wife, mother and grandmother of 5. Married to my husband James, as he likes to call himself lately “the First Husband”, for fourteen years. You might know him as DJ Bonz from our dinner dances over the years. We have two wonderful adult children.

It was an honor to serve in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. Now I have the honor to serve as post commander. The American Legion has so much to offer our veterans, their families and this community.

Two great changes have occurred recently. First is a significant legislative victory for the AmericanLegion. President Trump signed a bill on July #0, 2019 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since December 7, 1941. 

The Legion Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities For National Service Act) opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion Programs and benefits for which they were previously not eligible. If you served in the U.S. military from Dec.7, 1941 you can be a member of The American Legion.

Secondly, The American Legion has voted to extend membership in the American Legion Auxiliary to male spouses of U.S. veterans and service members. The American Legion voted to replace the word “wife” with “spouse” in there constitution and bylaws, opening up membership in The American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) helps to advance the mission of The American Legion.

The American Legion Family has been instrumental in advancing registration that improves the quality of life for our nations veterans.

Post 171 closed their Auxiliary chapter this year for lack of membership. I would like to see it reinstated since the membership is now open to all spouses. We need a strong, vibrant auxiliary to help The American Legion Post 171 be the best for our community. Hope to have your support in this.

I hope as commander I can serve you and make you all proud. I want to thank my brothers and sisters of Post 171 for your acceptance and support. I will need your help for us to succeed.For God and Country.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019  at 7:30 PM.

2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM. 

3.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Meet at the Veterans Home at 7:00 PM

4.) Flag Retirement: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, 10:30AM. Rain date Wednesday. Oct.16 2019.

5.) LIVE FUND RAISING ART AUCTION: Saturday, Nov, 9, 2019.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) VETERANS COUNCIL: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at our post at 7:30 PM.

2.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. We need better participation. Need at least four. Preferably more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00 PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.

3.) Boys State & Girls State: Our delegates will be invited to a post meeting on November 8, to tell us of their experiences at the Boys & Girls State event.

4.) 2020 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL:  By now you have received your membership renewal notice for 2020…Please either return with your dues for 2020 ASAP or renew on line (very easy/fast)…you will receive a special 100th Anniversary ID card for 2020…at this point we have renewed over half of our Members…the dues supports the efforts of the Post and the renewal letter outlines many of the special events and activities of the Post in 2019…it was a very positive and busy year…if you have questions, please contact our Membership Chairman, Don Morris ( 201-803-0429..DFMorris@live.com.)

5.) LIVE FUND RAISING ART AUCTION: Saturday, Nov, 9, 2019 at our post. Preview 7:00PM – 8:00PM, Live Auction, Live Auction 8:00PM – 10:00PM. Tickets $10.00 per person or $15.00 per couple. Includes wine and cheese.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call Anne at 201=592-1130 or visit 

www.vetschatandchew.com. Proceeds benefit “VET CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM”

6.) SAL:  To all post members: If you have a son, grandson or great grandson, sign them up for the “Sons Of The American Legion”. No age limit. These members are necessary to maintain the post building and support future veterans. Members will have all benefits now enjoyed by post members. Dues at this time is $8.00 per year. Call: Jack Molenaar at 201-797-5957 for information.

7.) “FLAG RETIREMENT” Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Parks Dept. in Memorial Park at 10:30 AM. Rain date Wednesday, Oct. 16. 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.

8.) Our “FAMILY BARBECUE” held on Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019 was a big success, The weather was perfect, the food and drink was plentiful and the entertainment for both adults and children was enjoyable. A BIG THANK YOU to our commander and all who helped organize, set up and clean up.

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.

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: David Break, Bill Burns, Tom Fiedler, Gerry Fiedler

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 September 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

 MADELINE MORALES BARRETT –  COMMANDER

Post Phone n: 201-796-9667 

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, Sep. 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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                                                               SUPPORT OUR TROOPS  

Fair Lawn American Legion Post 171 will be holding a Veteran Appreciation Event on Sunday, September 15, 2019. A flyer of the event is attached. Please contact Post Commander Madeline Morales-Barrett at 201-796-9667 or madeline275@gmail.com for tickets or more information.pastedGraphic.png

COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

We are starting another Legion year of service to our veterans and our community.  Our Hospital parties to the Paramus Veterans’ Home are an ongoing monthly event, We provide scholarships to Fair Lawn High School students, food certificates to the needy during the holidays, support Fair Lawn All Sports, participate in the American Legion “Boys State” programs and donate to many local organizations and charities along with other programs. This is our obligation and we can use your help and ideas to support those in need, especially our veterans and their families. I hope all of you had a pleasant summer and invite you to come join us.                             Madeline Morales Barret

   Commander

IN MEMORIAM

Member Edward P. Sabo passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Sep. 9, 2019  at 7:30 PM.

2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Sep. 13, 2019 at 7:30 PM. 

3.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019. Meet at the Veterans Home at 7:00 PM

4.) Centennial Gala Dinner: Sep. 29, 2019 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) VETERANS COUNCIL: Monday, Sep. 9, 2019 at our post at 7:30 PM.

2.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019. We need better participation. Need at least four. Preferably more. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00 PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.

3.) Boys State & Girls State: Our delegates will be invited to a post meeting on November 8, to tell us of their experiences at the Boys & Girls State event.

4.) Centennial Gala Dinner: Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the “Elan Catering & Events” facility, 111 Route 46 West, Lodi , NJ.  Tickets are $50.00 each. Our post has a table of ten reserved so far. If you are interested call Madeline at 201-796-9667 for info and reservations. Deadline – Aug. 23, 2019

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.

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: Nick Magarelli Jr., Harold C. Taylor Jr., George Voulgaris, Aidee Willemsen.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Mike & Cathy Gandet

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 June 2019

JUNE 2019

 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 14, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

___________________________________________________________________                                                                 

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 an enjoyable 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.

IN MEMORIAM

Member William J. Gaffney passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Member Ronald Hicswa passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. A M

A memorial service will be held at Vander Plaat Caggiana Funerl Home on Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn, for Ronald Hicswa on Sat. May 25 @ 3:30 PM.

We offer our deepest sympathy to their families..

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) “Relay For Life” of Glen Rock and Fair Lawn”: Saturday, June 1, 2019. 6 p.m.-6 a.m. at Glen Rock High School. 400 Hamilton Ave. Glen Rock, NJ.

2.) Regular meeting: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: No meetings scheduled.

4.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Meet at the Veterans Home a 7:00 PM.

5.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Sep. 9, 2019  at 7:30 PM.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) VETERANS COUNCIL: No meetings until Monday, September  9, 2019.

2.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. We need better participation. Need 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.

3.) Nomination of Officers: These are the officers nominated for the year 2019 – 2020.

Commander: Jack Delaney Chaplain: Lurressa Thomas

1st V. Cmndr: Don Morris Sgt. At Arms: Bob Fatovic

2nd V. Cmndr: Madeline Morales-Barrett Service Officer:  Nick Magarelli

3rd  V. Cmndr: Jerry Greenwood Historian: Nichole Chrysler-Balfour

Appointed Officers: 

Finance Officer:   Jim Mc Ginn           Adjutant:  Rudy Willemsen

Nominations were closed and the adjutant cast one vote to elect the officers listed above.

4.) Boys State: Four young men have been selected for the “Boys State “ program at Rider College in June.. They are: Arya Bali, Kevin Mamo, Myles Suchoff and Dennis Vink.

5.) The task of converting our post lighting system from incandescent  to LED has been completed. This should provide us with significant savings on our electric bill.

6.) We are planning to have PICNIC/BBQ  sometime in September. This event will be open to all (members, family, friends, public) Watch for updates in our NEWSLETTER.

7.) 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:       NO FURTHER MEETINDS SCHEDULED.

2.) At our meeting on Friday, May 10, 2019, it was regretfully decided to terminate our American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 171. There has been a complete and inadequate lack of participation on the part of most of our current members, to the point of not having enough people to support any programs and to even have a quorum to legally vote on any proposed events. The Bergen County Auxiliary has been asked to provide us with information as to how we shall proceed.

This is a very sorrowful event as our American Legion Auxiliary Unit 171 has had a long history of service to veterans and to our post. I, as the current president, am saddened to have to have the task of closing the door and turning out the light. I heartily thank all those who worked to make our Unit 171 a meaningful organization over the many years of our existence. We will keep you posted on the proceedings as they unfold.

3.) Our “Girls State Program” is supported for this year. Two FLHS juniors have been selected as delegates to “Girls State” again this year. They are: Jacqueline Giz and Anissa Ozbec.

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.

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

NEWSLETTER April 2019

APRIL 2019

 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  12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

___________________________________________________________________                                                                 

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS  

COMMANDERS’ MESSAGE

Winter is almost over and spring will be upon us soon. 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 2019/2020 year. Any current member is eligible and encouraged to run for office. Help is always available so don’t be shy. Jack Delaney, Commander

 IN MEMORIAM

Long time member Irving Bienstock passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

    SICK CALL

Member Sal Scialdone had been hospitalized but is now at home recuperating. 

Bob Ruffini is still having health problems. Our 2nd Vice Commander, Madeline Morales-Barrett, had been hospitalized for a procedure this past month. We wish them all a speedy recovery.

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Apr. 1, 2019.

2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM

4.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019. Meet at the Veterans Home a 7:00 PM.

5.) “Flag Retirement”: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM. 

6.) “Relay For Life of Glen Rock and Fair Lawn”: Saturday, June 1, 2019. 6 p.m.-6 a.m. at Glen Rock High School. 400 Hamilton Ave. Glen Rock, NJ.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) Our Commander Jack Delaney and 1st Vice Commander Don Morris have been invited to talk to the participants in the “Vets Chat & Chew “ program on Monday, 3/11, to possibly pick up some new members. At the “Vets Chat & Chew “ program, veterans returning from active duty and having problems in adapting to civilian life as, far as taking care of their gaily eating needs, are invited to attend food preparation and nutritional awareness classes where they learn to prepare healthy meals for themselves. “Vets Chat & Chew” program started using  our facilities for six weeks in February 2019. Donations to “Chat & Chew” are welcomed, to help defray expenses and should be made by check to American Legion Post 171.

2.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 We need better participation. Need 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.

3.) Preparations for the upcoming “Memorial Day” events scheduled for Saturday May 25 through Monday May 27 are starting to take place.events. Our post will select the Grand Marshall this year and provide the Color Guard. Watch the May NEWSLETTER for finalized information concerning flag placement at Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, memorial service at the cemetery on Sunday, parade and memorial service at Memorial Park on Monday.

4.( “FLAG RETIREMENT” Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Parks Dept. in Memorial Park at 10:30 AM. Rain date Wednesday, April 24,2019. 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.

5.) Nomination of Officers: Need to nominate officers for  2019-20. All current members are eligible to hold office. Please consider becoming active and participate. As veterans ourselves we need you to help continue our programs to aid those veterans and active duty service members in need. The more active members we have the lighter the load.

6.) 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 12, 2019. Please make every effort to attend.

We will be nominating officers for the coming year 2019/2020. All members are eligible to hold office. Don’t be shy as help will always be available. Your participation and inputs are important.  Also, we will be planning social events and projects for the coming year. Remember, this is your organization and it is your responsibility to make it work..

2.) Fair Lawn High School has been notified that we will be sending two of their juniors as delegates to “Girls State” again this year. The process of selecting who the delegates will be will soon start in April. 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.

Rudy Willemsen

Editor