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.
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  • 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