NEWSLETTER January 2019



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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, January 11 at 7:30 PM





We begin another year of service to our Community, State and Nation. 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. 


Member Rodney J. Kuhn passed away on Wednseday, October 3, 2018.

Member Frederick Levine passed away on Tuesday, December 11. 2018. 

Member Artjhur V. Ferrara passed  away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018,

We offer our deepest sympathy to their families..


Member Jerry Greenwood is recuperating from heart surgery. We wish you a speedy recovery.


1.) Regular meeting: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

2.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Friday, Jan.11, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

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

4.) “VALENTINE DAY”: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. 6:00 to 10:00 PM

5.) Veterans Council meeting: NO MEETINGS until Monday, Mar. 5, 2018.


1.) The joint post Holiday party for this year was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018. There were about 75 attendees, members of all the veterans posts of Fair Lawn and their guests. We had an open bar for the first hour, food catered from “Gourmet Express” of Hawthorne, which was  appreciated by all, desserts furnished by members of our Auxiliary. Music for dancing was furnished by DJ “Dr, Bonz”. We would like to thank our Legion 2nd VP and Entertainment Chairperson, Madeline Morales-Barrett and American Legion Auxiliary President Aidee Willemsen and all those who helped set up and clean up, for a job well done..

2.) THANK YOU to Commander David Boone and the members of VFW Post 281 for their generous donation, to help defray the cost of replacing or heating and air conditioning units. The main umit failed a month or so ago, just as we need it most.

3.) THANK YOU to the member who sent an edited copy of our last NEWSLETTER to me. It’s great to know someone is reading our publication and I appreciate your inputs.

4.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, December 18, 2018. 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.

5.) NOTE: For up to date information on our post and activities, visit our website at  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, January 11, 2019.

2.) Our Auxiliary helped our post with the annual “Holiday Party” which was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Cakes for dessert were made by Marguerite Ferreira, Madeline Morales-Barrett, Cindy Aukamp and Aidee Willemsen. It was a lot of fun, working with the entertainment chairlady of our post, Madeline Morales-Barrett and seeing all the post and unit members and their guests that attended, working together as a team to make this an enjoyable event.

3.) “VALENTINE DAY”:  Thu. Feb.14, 6:00 to 10:00 PM. Italian food by “Nicholas Your Personal Caterer”. There will be a DJ for dancing and also a short program consisting a skit a soloist and a keyboard player. Cash bar. This event is a fund raiser to help finance sending at least two girls to “Girls State” and funding the “Veterans Without Families” program detailed below. Cost is: Adults – $25.00. Children 12 & under – $12.00. For reservations and information please call Aidee Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or Betty Cosentino at  201-798-3570.

4.) Our Auxiliary President, Aidee Willemsen, has initiated a “Veterans Without Families” program with the Paramus Veterans Home, to recognize veterans at the facility who have no families, by visiting them and sending small gifts and cards to celebrate their birthdays and special events. The Veterans Home has provided us with 26 names and Aidee, Betty Cosentino and Marguerite Ferreira have met with most of these veterans, to introduce themselves. This task has been authorized by and coordinated with the administration of the Paramus Veterans Home.                                   Aidee Willemsen,  President


HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  To Ida Di Guglielmo, Charles Latyak, Krista Lope, Jesse Rozenzweig, Frederick Schmidt.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:  To Robert & Alice Ruffini.

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

Rudy Willemsen,   Editor