JUNE 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, June 14, 2019 @ 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 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.


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..


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.


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  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.



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


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

Rudy Willemsen