AMVETS Post 1 in Biddeford March 2019 Newsletter & Calendar

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Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster Marshall Archer            Post # 1 Newsletter Editor                                                                      AMVETS Post #1 Commander

            Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster                                                                                       Marshall Archer


                  BREAKFASTS!    BREAKFASTS!

         Breakfasts this season have been well attended and have resulted in meeting our charity goals for Toys for Tots, Biddeford High School Continuing Education Grants, and Pre-deployment Stipends for Biddeford High School seniors who enlist in our Armed Forces.  The March breakfast will wrap up contributions for Biddeford High School.  Our last Breakfast, April, is earmarked to donate proceeds to the Department of Maine Service Foundation white Clover Fund.

                               BREAKFAST SCHEDULE:

                                              March 17th                             April 14th

         The next Department of Maine AMVETS Executive Committee meets 11:00 AM Sunday at AMVETS Post 3 in Sanford.  This is close and it would be worth attending; let Post 1 have more attending that any other Post – we’re Post 1 for a reason!  Let’s keep it that way.

         As we move into March, our Post calendars will begin to fill up with plenty of activities as well as projects to upgrade the Post home.  We already have most of the material on hand and are planning to completely replace the existing Birch Street entry to the lounge.  That project will take place in April or early May.  The ground has to be well thawed to do the concrete work.  If you want to be involved with that project, please let Tinou know.

         Post 1 officer nominations and elections are also just around the corner.  Here’s the nomination schedule:

                               1st Nominations – Sunday, March 24th AMVETS meeting at 9:00 AM

                               2nd Nominations – Sunday, April 28th AMVETS meeting at 9:00 AM

                               3rd Nominations – Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00 PM.

         If there are any contested positions, an election will take place from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday May 17th.  Ballots box will be sealed until Sunday morning May 19th, when they will be counted and the results announced at that AMVETS meeting – 9:00 AM.

         Friday night “game nights” at Post 1 is the place to be.  Plenty of activity!  Games, music, beverages, and an ever changing Friday Night Kitchen Special – don’t miss it!  Of course, there’s always room for volunteers to help.  Interested, let Tinou know – he’ll find a place for you.

         Do you know any teenagers who will be 15 years old this October?  If so; how about nominating them for an all-expense paid trip to the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Nominating them is easy to do – and they don’t have to be related to you.  For an application, see Gene Foster or ask one of the other officers.

         Our next scheduled AMVETS meeting is Sunday, March 17th at 9:00 AM.

AMVET Post #1, Biddeford, Maine Calendar for MARCH 2019 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 2 Game Night! Check out our Steel Darts Kitchen Special Noon – Close 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Ladies Auxiliary Game Night! George Hamm Meeting Dart League in Check out our Vet Benefit 6:00 PM Function Hall Kitchen Special Comedy Show 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Daylight Saving Time Begins Game Night! Dart League in Check out our Steel Darts Function Hall Kitchen Special Noon – Close 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 AMVETS Full Moon Meet 9:00: AM 1st Nomination Game Night! Post Officers Federal Holiday Dart League in Check out our Steel Darts St. Patrick’s Day Washington’s B-Day Function Hall Kitchen Special Noon – Close 24 Breakfast 25 26 27 28 29 30 8 – 11 AM Sons meet Game Night! 12 Dart League in Check out our Steel Darts 31 Function Hall Kitchen Special Noon – Close Into Sports? NASCAR? NHL? NBA? Darts? Pool? Stop in and check out all our entertainment equipment and facilities. Big screen TV’s. Dart machines. Video Games. Competition grade pool table. Think we need something else? Let us know! We want you, our members, to think AMVETS first for your entertainment! Have you done anything for Veterans, Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS, our Post, or for any charitible organization? If so, please report it! If you’re not sure what to do or how to do it, ask any post officer or on-duty bartender. HALL RENTAL As an AMVET, you are encouraged and invited to make use of our hall. Many dates are available and ratesare low. Please consider your AMVET Hall for your next party, reception, shower, birthday, or any function where extra room, as well as additional facilities, would be a plus. E-mail – or at our Post Address: Adjutant AMVETS Post # 1 147 Alfred Street Biddeford, Maine 04005 Post Officers ​Commander 1st Vice Cdr. 2nd Vice Cdr. Finance Officer 1-Year Trustee 2-Year Trustee 3-Year Trustee Marshall Archer Kim Lapointe Tinou Lamontagn Jim Thibodeau Don Lapointe Mike Daigle Shelley Pelleteier


           Our March meeting is Monday, March 4th.  Now that the January D.E.C. is behind us, we need to start thinking about spring and on to the convention the end of May.


           The biggest event for Maine Sons of AMVETS and certainly all of Post 1 for 2019 will be seeing Richard Thibodeau become Sons of AMVETS National Commander this summer.  We have a lot to do to be ready for this once-in-a-lifetime event!  Our March meeting is at 12:00 noon, Sunday, March 24th.

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