NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER  2018

 JACK DELANEY –  COMMANDER

201-796-8459, Cell: 201-370-6701 

EDITOR: Rudy Willemsen, 973-427-8122 

PRINTING: Courtesy of  MASTER BUSINESS FORMS  973-594-8743

SERVICE OFFICER:  Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314

HOSPITAL VISIT: Nick Magarelli, 201-794-5314     

MEETING NOTICE:  Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS                                

COMMANDERS MESSAGE

The young men and women selected and sponsored by our post for the American Legion Boys’ State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State Programs attended a week of simulated government operations at local state Colleges. Here they learn how to campaign for various government offices. When elected they learn the function of the offices and get a better understanding of our democratic process.  We are proud of all of our delegates and hope that our membership will continue to support these worthy programs. We are planning a special meeting on October 12 with our delegates and we urge you to attend. At this time the delegates will relate their experiences at this event and you will have a chance to ask questions.                   Jack Delaney, Commander

DATES TO REMEMBER

1.) Veterans Council meeting: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

2.) Regular Meeting: Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

3.) Regular Auxiliary Meeting: Fri. Oct. 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

4.) Hospital Party: Tue. Oct. 16, 2018. Meet at Paramus Veterans Home at 7:00 PM.

5.) “Flag Retirement”: Wed. October 17. Rain date October 18 at 10:00 AM

6.) “West Point Christmas Concert: Sun. Dec. 2, 2018 (See below for details)

7.) Annual Post Christmas Party: Saturday Dec. 15 at 7:00 PM.

SICK CALL

Member George Voulgaris fell after knee surgery.. Member Bill Burns is recuperating from knee surgery. Member Van Schnellbacher is recovering from back surgery.  We wish them both a speedy recovery.

CURRENT OPERATION NOTES 

1.) WELCOME NEW MEMBER: Maribel Seabrooks an Army National Guard veteran and resident of North Haledon. 

2.) “West Point Football”: Due to almost no response to our request for a show of interest in this event, plans for this event have been cancelled.

3.) “Boy’s State”: Our delegates to Boys State will be invited to our regular meeting on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm, to tell us about their experiences at Boys State. Please make every effort to attend this event to show your support for this worthwhile program.

4.) “BARTENDERS NEEDED”: Many of our upcoming hall rentals include use of our lounge 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.

5.) “West Point Christmas Concert”: Sun. Dec. 2, 2018. Sponsored by the Senior Citizen Center. Cost is $80.00 per person which includes round trip bus transportation, brunch at the Thayer Hotel at West Point and the West Point Christmas Concert

For reservation and information call Elaine Burns at: 201-791-5290

6.) NOTE: For all of you who have internet access, for up to date information on our post and activities, visit our website at  http://alpost171.org. 

AUXILIARY NOTES

1.) AUXILIARY MEETING: Our delegates to Girls State will be invited to our regular meeting on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm, to tell us about their experiences at Girls State. Please make every effort to attend this event to show your support for this worthwhile program.                                                  

2.) We are initiating a program to adopt veterans at the Paramus Veterans Home who do not have families. The idea is to celebrate their birthdays with them and help with some of their small needs. I have been in contact with the Veterans Home administration and they will give us a list of names and work out the details wh at needs we may fulfill and how best to proceed.

3.) “BUFFET BREAKFAST EVENT”: Sun. Sep.16, 2018, at our post was a successful and enjoyable event with delicious and plentiful catered food. Thank You to all who helped to set up, make centerpieces for the tables, registering  the guest as they arrived and cleaning up afterwards. This event will make it possible for us to send two girls to Girls State in 2019.

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.

Aidee Willemsen

President

MESSAGE CENTER

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To: David Break, Bill Burns, Joseph Lauria, Nick Magarelli Sr., Joe Plaza.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: None.

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 rudaid@optimum.net.

Rudy Willemsen

Editor