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Biddeford, Maine AMVETS Post 1 September 2016 Newsletter & Calendar are
attachments to this E-mail.
For your convenience, the newsletter is re-printed below but not
all the details and/or pictures may be visible.
If you have any suggestions, comments, or inputs for our Newsletters &
Calendars, please send them to amvets@maine.rr.com.
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(Post 1 will not share for monetary or political purposes any names and E-mail
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information unless otherwise specifically requested.)
THANX!

Post # 1 Newsletter Editor
Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster

AMVETS Post #1 Commander
Tinou Lamontagne

AMVETS NEWS

AMVETS!  It’s time to renew your dues – if you already haven’t.
Our next Post meeting will be Sunday, September 18th at 9AM.  September always gets busy with events and activities at the post.  Friday night game nights remain very popular so we’ve purchased a license which allows us to host Texas Hold-em poker.  Also, it’s New England Patriot football season again.  Watch for posters announcing Sunday afternoon Patriot games when we will once again provide complimentary snacks, a-la-tailgate!  Happy hour prices of course.  50/50 drawings help defray expenses.
Pick-3 Service Foundation calendars.  Each year, for the last five years, Post 1 has sold more calendars than any other post in the state of Maine.  But the competition is gaining ground and they have their sights set on knocking Post 1 out of first place.  As in the past, our bartenders will be selling the calendars.  And once again, they will be competing for generous gift certificates at local restaurants, all of which are donated by those businesses.  So step up and buy some calendars from you favorite bartender.  If you don’t have a favorite bartender, buy a calendar from each bartender!  That’s what most Post 1 officers do – just to keep the peace!
This fall’s breakfast schedule currently looks like this: October 23rd, November 20th, and December 18th.  As usual, proceeds from each breakfast are earmarked for selected charitable causes.  The October breakfast proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Heroes of Maine.
While we aren’t planning anything special in memory of 9-11, it’s noteworthy that this September marks the 15th anniversary of those horrific events of 9-11.
More importantly, what we should focus on are those first responders that paid the ultimate price in an effort to save others.
And of course, our thoughts for all those families who lost loved ones and family members.

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LADIES AUXILIARY NEWS
Hello All!  Summer is starting to fade, leaves are beginning to turn, vacations are winding down or already over, and now we need to once again think about our Veterans and the various programs that deserve our attention more than ever.  Our first meeting of the this season is Wednesday, September 7th at 6:00 PM.  And next month, October 5th to be exact, Department of Maine AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will be visiting us for dinner, social hour, and information sharing.  Lest we forget, Auxiliary #1 is the oldest active Auxiliary in the United States.  Hosting Department Officers is an honor and opportunity.  Please step up, sign up if you wish to attend, so we will have an amount to plan for.  Let’s rededicate ourselves to fulfill what it really means to be an Auxiliary member.  Let’s look forward to a great turnout and show we are really #1.
September also marks the beginning of our monthly dinners that we put on with the help of the Sons of AMVETS.  These dinners are an important source of income which enables us to support the charities that we do.

SONS OF AMVETS NEWS
Summer’s almost done and it’s time to get back to the business of our fall activities.  Friday night horseshoes will continue for several more weeks – weather permitting.  Our meeting will be Sunday, September 18th at 10:00 AM.  Later that day we will team up once again with the Ladies Auxiliary to put on a chicken BBQ dinner.

AMVET Post #1, Biddeford, Maine
Calendar for
SEPTEMBER 2016
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
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GAME NIGHT
League Darts Horseshoe Tourney
7:00pm – Close BBQ on Deck
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Patriot Day
HOLIDAY (Flag @ halfmast
Function Hall: Labor Day until sunset)
Private Party Ladies Auxiliary League Darts Horseshoe Tourney
Noon to 4 PM Meeting @ 6 PM 7:00pm – Close BBQ on Deck
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
9-11
15th Anniversary GAME NIGHT Function Hall:
League Darts Horseshoe Tourney Private Party
7:00pm – Close BBQ on Deck 3:00 to Close
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
0900 AMVETS
MEETING
Sons meet @ 10 GAME NIGHT Function Hall:
Sons & Ladies League Darts Horseshoe Tourney Private Party
Chicken BBQ 7:00pm – Close BBQ on Deck 1 to 4 PM
25
26 27 28 29 30
Full moon
GAME NIGHT
League Darts Horseshoe Tourney
7:00pm – Close BBQ on Deck
Into Sports?  NFL?   Pro Tennis?   Golf?  NASCAR?  Major League Baseball?  Darts?  Pool?  Video Games?
  Stop in and check out our entertainment equipment and facilities.
Big screen TV & surround sound.  Dart machines.  Digital Music.  Competition grade pool table.  Cribbage.  Pinball.
  Think we need something else?  Let us know!
We want you, our members, to think AMVETS first for your entertainment!
HALL RENTAL  As an AMVET, you are encouraged and invited to make use of our hall.  Many dates are available and rates
are 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 – Amvets@maine.rr.com 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
Tinou Lamontagne Rey Souliere (vacant) Jim Thibodeau Guy Gowan Shelley Pelletier Bill Thibodeau

 

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