Post 1 Biddeford

Post 1 ME Newsletter 2016-02

Post 1 ME Newsletter Calendar-16-02-2

Post 1 ME Newsletter 2016-02

Post 1 ME Newsletter Calendar-16-02-2

Biddeford, Maine AMVETS Post 1 February 2016 Newsletter & Calendar are
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Post # 1 Newsletter Editor
Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster

AMVETS Post #1 Commander
Rob Rogers


It’s February and Valentine’s Day is Sunday the 14th.
Don’t forget those special people in your life.

Department of Maine AMVETS Executive Committee meeting, 11 Am, Sunday, February 28 in Sanford AT Post 3.

Another January is in the books.  The Patriots made it all the way to the AFC Championships again this year but will leave this year’s AFC Super Bowl contenders Denver Broncos to deal with the “pounder” Carolina Panthers.  In probably his final NFL game, Peyton could be considered the sentimental favorite.  However, winning a Super Bowl usually takes more than sentiment.  Enough.
For a winter month, January has not been unkind to Post 1.  While we had some snow (thanks for shoveling, Keith) and cold, none of our scheduled events were interrupted.  Friday night “Game Nights” continue to be popular and draw a good crowd.
Our January breakfast on Sunday the 31st was well attended
The next breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, February 21st.  Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 am.  Every breakfast is prepared and cooked fresh as you order from a full menu.  Breakfasts to go are also available.  And of course, friendly table service is always part of ‘Breakfast at the Post’ – thanks to members of our Ladies Auxiliary.
As a result of a piece in the January newsletter featuring the placement of another service ceiling tile in the function hall for Navy Veteran Tony Pitale, a question was asked, “How do I get on for my husband?”  The answer, should you want to place a service tile for a former or current Post 1 member, ask Post Adjutant Gene Foster for information about getting a service tile in the Function Hall.  It’s easier than you may think!
Our next Post meeting will be 0900, Sunday, 21 February 2016.  Because there will be a breakfast at the same time, our meeting will take place in the conference room on the second floor – our apologies for anyone being inconvenienced by the stairs.  The up side!  After the meeting everyone should be more than ready for breakfast!  And as always, we encourage any AMVET to attend these meetings.  If you have something to contribute, here’s your opportunity.  If you simply just want to observe – that’s OK too.
The 1st quarter Department of Maine AMVETS Executive Committee (DEC) meeting is scheduled for 11 AM, Sunday, 21 February in Sanford, Maine at Post 3.  This DEC meeting is close to Biddeford, Post 3 always puts out a first rate post-meeting luncheon, and the DEC counts towards the required attendance to at least 3 DEC meetings for a Post 1 delegate to Convention with pre-paid accommodations.
Reminder: Unless you’re into ice fishing or other out-in-the-elements activities, Post 1 offers a fun time, good snacks, and refreshing beverages every Friday Night Game Night.  It’s a great alternative to TV and the couch/recliner!  Stop in and check it out!
Finally, do you know of any 15-year old high school students who would deserve the educational and exciting experience of an all expense paid trip to Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, PA?  Now is the time to think about this great opportunity.  The Department of Maine AMVETS will be making their selections at the June convention.  Applications are available at Post 1 as well as on the Web at:  There’s a lot of other news on that website.  Check it out.

Sons of AMVETS News

Our February meeting is Wednesday, the 3rd at 6:00 PM.

Ladies Auxiliary News

Our next meeting is Sunday, 21 January at 11:00 AM.

AMVET Post #1, Biddeford, Maine
Calendar for
3 4 5 6
Groundhog Day Function Hall Dart
Ladies Auxiliary Dart League in Post 1 Tournament
6 PM Meeting Function Hall Game Night! noon – close
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Function Hall
SUPER BOWL Dart League in Party
SUNDAY Function Hall 4 to Close
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Valentine’s Day! HOLIDAY
(Presidents’ Day)
Dart League in Post 1
Function Hall Game Night!
23 24 25 26 27
7 – 11 am                        full
Meet 9:00: AM Dart League in Post 1
SONS Meet 11am Function Hall Game Night!
28 29
D.E.C. @ Post 3
Sanford @11 AM
Into Sports? Celtics Basketball? Winter Olympics? Boston Bruins Hocky? NCAA Basketball? Pro Golf?   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. 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, March 2nd, in Yarmouth at Post 2 – not that far away.
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 – 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 Bill Thibodeau Guy Gowan Shelley Pelleteier