MARCH 2018
201-796-8459, Cell: 201-370-6701

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, March 9 at 7:30 PM



In these times when there are great and ongoing demands on our military comrades we must show our support, not just for those of us who have served but for those that are continuing to serve. We must keep abreast of the needs of our service men and women and their families and offer aid in any way we can. Keep after your congressman to increase veterans benefits, VA healthcare, financial aid to those who served and are serving. Make it a personal task. Come to our meetings and get informed and active.


1.) Veterans Council meeting: Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Legion Post.
2.) Regular meeting: Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM.
3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 at 7:30PM.
4.) “St. Patrick’s Day Party”: Saturday, Mar.10, 2018. 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
5.) Hospital Party: Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018. Meet at the Veterans Home a 7:00 PM.
6.) County Legion Meeting: Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018.
7.) Veterans Information & Outreach Fair: Sat. Sep. 23, 2018. Times TBD.
Registration forms will go out soon.


1.) “ST. PATRICKS DINNER/DANCE”, Will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 6 PM to 10 PM, A catered dinner will be offered. The menu will include corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potato), shepherds pie, chicken Francaise, green salad with choice of two salad dressings, some vegetarian options, Irish soda bread, rolls and butter, coffee and tea. There will be a DJ for music and your dancing pleasure. One hour of open bar from 6 to 7 PM. The auxiliary will furnish desserts. For tickets and reservations contact the following: Rudy, 973-427-8122, Jack, 201-370-6701, Madeline , 201-741-0946. Cost: $25.00 per person. All reservations must be in by March 5. Make checks payable to American Legion Post 171 and mail to the post at 17-08 River Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. No payments at the door.
2.) Thanks to Don Morris and Jerry Greenwood for organizing the “Super Bowl Party”, held Monday, Feb. 5th.. About eighteen people attended and had a nice time with football, beer, hot dogs and snacks. Don donated a large screen TV to the post.
3.) HOSPITAL PARTY: Tuesday, March 20, 2017. We need better participation. The Veterans Home has been closed to visitors lately, due to flu problems. Jack Molenaar has checked and they will be open on the 20th.. Be at the Paramus Veterans Home by 7:00PM. This event lasts only about an hour. All are encouraged to attend.
4.) Phones Replaced at the Post:
Our voicemail may be accessed by anyone from anywhere…and also from the phones at the Post.
                  TO ACCESS FROM PHONE AT POST
Dial the Post phone number-201-791-9667
When prompted..enter passcode-1708…and press pound..#
Now in voicemail and can listen, save and remove messages..
When prompted enter account number—201-796-9667
Then enter password..1708
Should now be in Voicemail…

Many have used this system for years and it provides the flexibility and ability to stay current on phone and Voicemail activity..
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, March 9, 2018.
2.) All members are urged to attend. We need full participation and your inputs to plan ahead to make meaningful and joyful events.
3.) We w  ill be furnishing the desserts for the “St. Patricks Day Dinner/Dance”.
Aidee Willemsen, President

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Pat Muse, Sal Scialdone, John Antignane.
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