Merton Ira Staples, AMVETS Post # 1
MARCH 2014 NEWSLETTER
147 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005
Post # 1 Newsletter Editor AMVETS Post #1 Commander
Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster Shelley Pelletier
Our March AMVETS Meeting is Sunday the 16th at 9:00 AM. All AMVETS are encouraged to attend and have a say in how the Post is operated as well as vote on various topics and items of business.
We have two important causes this month. The first one is our effort to provide personal health and hygiene items for Veterans currently at Biddeford’s Veterans’ Transition House on West Street. When Veterans arrive at the Transition House, they likely don’t have adequate personal health and hygiene items. The system doesn’t provide these items so this is something we can do. There is a donation basket in the lounge at the Post – please donate what you can.
Second – March is also our month to support the White Clover fund raiser. This is an AMVETS “People Helping People” initiative. Our community has sick and injured servicemen and women, hospitalized veterans and orphans. They can benefit by your support of the AMVETS White Clover campaign. Please join with us in helping these people. Make a donation and proudly wear a White Clover symbolizing our U.S. Armed Forces and the worldwide battlefields on which they fought.
This month’s breakfast will be the White Clover Breakfast. All proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to the White Clover drive. Your donations will help and you will wear a White Clover.
Post 1 Officer Elections
Here is the schedule for Post officer nomination meetings and general election:
Nomination dates: 9:00 AM Sunday, March 16 (also our regular March meeting)
6:00 PM Wednesdays, March 26th and April 2nd
Election date: Friday, April 18 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Absentee ballots upon request from Post Adjutant)
Votes will be counted Sunday. April 20th (our regular April meeting)
If you think you might be interested in considering running for an elected office here at Post 1, you’re invited to attend any AMVETS meeting to see what the officers do. You’re also encouraged to look over the job/position descriptions for each office. These are available for you to review by asking Post Commander Shelley Pelletier or Adjutant Gene Foster. Usually any officer may have a current copy as well – but the most current and up-to-date copies are maintained in the office. We welcome new comers to seek any position. The only exception is the Post Commander and Finance Officer positions which stipulate that the candidate have at least 1 year’s experience as an elected Post 1 officer.
Department of Maine AMVETS, D.E.C. Meeting – 11:00 AM, Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Post 2, Yarmouth.
Ladies! The Department of Maine Ladies Auxiliary President will be visiting this month for our meeting on Wednesday, March 5th. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM.
Also, don’t forget the DEC in Yarmouth on Sunday, March 2nd.
Be sure to check the bulletin board for any changes or late developing topics.
Our March meeting is Sunday, 16 March, at 10:00.
|AMVET Post #1, Biddeford, Maine|
|Planning is underway for this year’s Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies.|
|There’s plenty of opportunity to get involved and really help the Post.||Tournament|
|Post 2 @ 11 AM|
|Function Hall||Function Hall||Function Hall|
|Private Party||Ladies Auxiliary||Dart League in||Post 1||Private Party|
|Noon to Close||6 PM Meeting||Function Hall||Game Night!||4 to 7 PM|
|Function Hall||Patriot Riders||9 AM – 6 PM||Dart|
|Private Party||Meeting||Dart League in||Post 1||Tournament|
|Noon to Close||6:00 PM||Function Hall||Game Night!||2 to Close|
|Meet 9:00: AM||St.|
|SONS Meet @ 10||Patrick’s||Function Hall|
|Day||Dart League in||Post 1||Private Party|
|Full Moon||Function Hall||Game Night!||1 to 5 PM|
|7 to noon|
|Hall||Post 1 Officer||Function Hall|
|Private Party||Nominations||Dart League in||Post 1||Private Party|
|4 – 8 PM 30||31||6:00 PM||Function Hall||Game Night!||10 AM to Close|
|Into Sports? Celtics Basketball? NASCAR? Boston Bruins Hocky? Pro Golf? Darts? Pool?|
|Stop in and check out our entertainment equipment and facilities.|
|Wii. Big screen TV. 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!|
|AMVETS Post 1 Officer Elections – 9 AM – 6 PM – Friday, Aptil 18th|
|The D.E.C. meeting is a good opportunity for any AMVET to see and meet those who run AMVETS in Maine.|
|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 AMVETS 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|
|Commander||1st Vice Cdr.||2nd Vice Cdr.||Finance Officer||1-Year Trustee||2-Year Trustee||3-Year Trustee|
|Shelley Pelletier||Rey Souliere||Tinou Lamontagen||Jim Thibodeau||Robert Bourgault||Roland Lessard||Bill Thibodeau|