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MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER

Merton Ira Staples, AMVETS Post # 1

147 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005

 

Post # 1 Newsletter Editor                                                                    AMVETS Post #1 Commander

Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster                                                                                           Rob Rogers

 

 

AMVETS NEWS

 

Once again May is here and the Post 1 calendar is already full and getting even fuller (is that a word?)

First, it’s Officer election time.  The first two nomination meetings were held in April.  The final nomination meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 4 May at 6 PM at Post 1.  The following positions are open for nominations, Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, Finance Officer, Adjutant, Judge Advocate, Provost Marshall, and 3-Year Trustee.  The positions of Commander and Finance Officer carry a prerequisite – to qualify for nomination, the candidate must have served one term in an elected position other than Commander or Finance Officer.

Officer elections will be Friday, 13 May from 9 AM to 6 PM in the Post 1 canteen.  All Post 1 AMVETS are encouraged to vote, all you need is a current AMVETS I.D. card and you’re a voter!  Absentee ballots will be available through the post adjutant upon request.  Again, Post 1 membership is a requirement.

Votes will be counted Sunday morning; 15 May during our regular 9 AM meeting.  Results will be announced at that meeting.

Second, May ends with Memorial Day and once again, Post 1 has stepped up to be a major part of this year’s observations and ceremonies.  If you’d like to be part and help out, please sign up on the volunteer board in the canteen.  Here are some of the activities currently planned:

  • Install parade flags on utility poles along Alfred Street
  • Plant geraniums at the Biddeford Veterans Memorial Park
  • Place grave marker flags on veterans’ graves in 3 different Biddeford cemeteries
  • Prepare to function hall for the after parade complimentary luncheon
  • Set up Biddeford Veterans Memorial Park for Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Participate in the Memorial Day Parade (ride, walk, hand out flags)
  • Assist with luncheon preparation, cooking, serving, & clean-up
  • Take photos at all functions to be submitted with newspaper article

Third, backing up to our last breakfast for this season, our annual White Clover Breakfast was hugely popular as well as rewarding.  Post 1 will be turning over $ 500.00 to the Department of Maine White Clover fund.  Great job everyone!

 

LADIES AUXILIARY NEWS

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00 PM.  We are getting close to convention and there’sstill things we need to do.  The BIG news is our spring raffle we are doing with the Sons.  This one is a“seasonal special”!  One lucky winner will get a name brand patio bar set and a 2-burner with side burnergas BBQ grill!  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 (the best deal).  Raffle tickets are being sold by the LadiesAuxiliary and the Sons of AMVETS.  Tickets are also available at the canteen.  The winning ticket will bedrawn the end of May – just in time for summer!  Don’t miss out – get your raffle tickets!

 

SONS NEWS

Our next meeting is Sunday, 15 May at 10:00 AM.  This is our last meeting before convention

and we want to tie up any loose ends.  Also, the good weather is here (most of the time) and that

means every Friday night is Horseshoes and BBQ!  (There will still be table games in the function

hall for folks who aren’t the outdoors type!)  Sign-up starts at 5:30 and the shoes fly at 6:00 PM. We are

also tag-teaming with the Ladies Auxiliary for the spring raffle.  Help us make this a huge success!

AMVET Post #1, Biddeford, Maine
Calendar for
MAY 2016
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
D E C @ Post 6 6:00 Officer Final
New Gloucester Nominations
Noon – 4 PM Post 1 6 – Close
Private Event Ladies Auxiliary Dart League in Game Night! Private Event
Function Hall 6 PM Meeting Function Hall Horseshoes @ 6 Function Hall
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
MOTHERS’ Officer Elections
DAY 9 AM to 6 PM
Function Hall Post 1 6 – Close
Ladies Auxiliary Dart League in Game Night! Private Event
6 PM Meeting Function Hall Horseshoes @ 6
Function Hall
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AMVETS Armed
Meet 9:00: AM Forces Day
Sons of AMVETS Post 1 2 – 5 PM
Meet @ 10 AM Dart League in Game Night! Private Event
Function Hall Horseshoes @ 6 Function Hall
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Post 1
Dart League in Game Night!
Function Hall Horseshoes @ 6
29 30 31
Memorial Day
Parade   9:15
Post parade
Luncheon
1200
Into Sports?  Celtics Basketball?  NASCAR?  Boston Bruins Hocky?  Pro Golf?  Darts?  Pool?
  Stop in and check out all our entertainment equipment and facilities.
Old Fashion Pin-Pall.  Big screen TV’s.  Dart machines.  Video Games.  Competition grade pool table.  WI-FI
  Think we need something else?  Let us know!
We want you, our members, to think AMVETS first for your entertainment!
Don’t miss this D.E.C. meeting, Sunday, May 1st, in New Gloucester at Post 6.  Last DEC before Convention!
Also, if you’re planning to attend AMVETS Convention in June, this D.E.C. meeting counts toward the 3 for reimbursement.
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
Rob Rogers Rey Souliere Norm Boisvert Jim Thibodeau Ed Ricci (alternate) Guy Gowan Shelley Pelleteier

 

 

Calendar for
APRIL 2016
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
2
White Clover Benefit Breakfast – Sunday, April 3rd – 7 AM to Noon!
4 – Close
Private Event
Function Hall
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Breakfast
7 Am  Noon
Noon – 4 PM Function Hall 1 – 5 PM
Private Event Ladies Auxiliary Dart League in Post 1 Private Event
Function Hall 6 PM Meeting Function Hall Game Night! Function Hall
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Sons of AMVETS
Meet @ 10 AM
Dart League in Post 1
Function Hall Game Night!
17 18 19 20 21
22
23
AMVETS
Meet 9:00: AM                         full
4 – 8 PM moon
Private Event Dart League in Post 1
Function Hall Function Hall Game Night!
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Dart League in Post 1
Function Hall Game Night!
Into Sports?  Celtics Basketball?  Boston Bruins Hocky?  NCAA Basketball Championship?  Pro Golf?  Darts?  Pool?
  Stop in and check out all our entertainment equipment and facilities.
Old Fashion Pin-Pall.  Big screen TV’s.  Dart machines.  Video Games.  Competition grade pool table.  WI-FI
  Think we need something else?  Let us know!
We want you, our members, to think AMVETS first for your entertainment!
The next D.E.C. meeting will be Sunday, May 1st, in New Gloucester at Post 6.  Last DEC before Convention!
Also, if you’re planning to attend AMVETS Convention in June, this D.E.C. meeting counts toward the 3 for reimbursement.
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
Rob Rogers Rey Souliere Norm Boisvert Jim Thibodeau Ed Ricci (alternate) Guy Gowan Shelley Pelleteier
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