JUNE 2017
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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, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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 a good 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.


1.) Veterans Council meeting: Mon., Sep.11, 2017 at 7:30 PM. NO meetings July  and August.
2.) Regular Meeting: Fri. June 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: No regular meetings during June, July and August.
4.) Hospital Party: Tues. May 19, 2017. Meet at the Paramus Veterans Home at 7:00 PM.
5.) Installation of Officers (Post and Auxiliary): Fri., Jun. 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
6.) Fair Lawn Seniors bus trip to Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City: Thurs. July 27. Bus leaves at 8:00 AM from the municipal parking lot. Cost is $ 25. Call Elaine Burns at 201-791-5290.


1.) The following members will be installed to the positions listed for the years 2017/2018.:
Commander: Jack Delaney Chaplain: Sigmund Gorski
1st V. Cmndr: Don Morris Sgt. At Arms: Bill Burns
2nd V. Cmndr: Madeline Morales-Barrett Service Officer: Nick Magarelli
3rd V. Cmndr: Jerry Greenwood Historian: Nichole Chrysler-Balfour
Finance Officer: Jim Mc Ginn

Trustees (Appointed): Madeline Morales-Barrett, Don Morris, Jim Mc Ginn, Jerry Greenwood

2.) Veterans Council: Memorial Paver Program: We have restarted the Memorial Paver program, to add memorial engraved pavers to those already installed in front of the municipal building. Cost is $50 per paver. ELIGIBILITY: Present/Past member of a Fair Lawn Veterans Post, living or deceased, present/former Fair Lawn resident or their family member(s), who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time, members of the Merchant Marine who served during WWII. Each application will be vetted – proof of service required for non veteran post applicants. (copy of Service record DD214 or Honorable Discharge document) Applications for pavers will be made available at the municipal building, through the Veteran Liaison Officer, Nick Magarelli, and through the local veteran posts, Library, and Fair Lawn Community Center. For more information, contact Rudy Willemsen at 973-427-8122 or email
3.) Coming Events: We are planning a possible bus trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Dinner/Theater for sometime in Sep. or Oct., on a Tue, Wed, or Thu., for a matinee show. “Neil Simon Hilarious Comedy” and “The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute” are being considered. This event will be open to all veterans and the public. Please watch for updates.
4.) Member participation at the last few regular meetings has been low and we encourage you to make every effort to attend. Without your inputs and support we can not generate social events and support various programs. Help from all members, no matter how small, is vital to our operation.
5.) 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: There are no REGULAR meetings scheduled during the months of June, July and August. Next regular meeting will be held on Friday. Sep. 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
2.) We missed many of you at our meeting on Friday, May 12. We are trying to reenergize our unit and your attendance is very important. Please let us know when your plans have changed and you can not attend. We need your inputs and participation to succeed.
3) “INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS” Fri., Jun. 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (Post and Unit) Please come and support us. your attendance at this ceremony is important.That is all we ask of you.
4.) The following members of our American legion Auxiliary, Unit 171, will be installed as officers for the year 2017/ 2018:
        President: Aidee Willemsen            Treasurer: Betty Cosentino
        Secretary : Sharon Rendfrey           Chaplain: Marguerite Ferreira

Aidee Willemsen


HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Jack Delaney, Gwen Goldberg, Eileen Kenney, Al La Cagnina, Tom Mabey, Harry Nass, Patricia Rooney, Grace Weisbrod, Rudy Willemsen, Saul Smith.
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
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