NEWSLETTER- Jul- Aug 2018



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EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122 

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MEETING NOTICE:  Friday, July 13 & August 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM


           SUPPORT OUR TROOPS                               


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.


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).


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


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 


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


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

Rudy Willemsen