AMVETS Post 1 November 2014 Newsletter is reprinted below. By opening the
attached Microsoft word document you will be able to view more detail.
The monthly Calendar is also attached as a Microsoft Excel file and easy to read
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Post # 1 Newsletter Editor AMVETS Post #1 Commander
Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster Lionel “Tinou” Lamontagne
Here it is – November already! And busy holidays and events are coming fast. Halloween is already behind us and even though the Club did not host a special event, we did appreciate those of you who decided to “dress” for the occasion. So what’s next?
As AMVETS, our first important event this month is the observance of Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.
Everyone is invited to the Veterans Day Parade and ceremony. The parade begins at 10:00 AM in Saco near the intersection of Beach and Main Street. Crew-members from the USS ALEXANDRIA will be in the parade and the ALEXANDRIA Captain is the guest speaker at the ceremony.
If you want to participate in the parade but are not able to walk the parade route, you have options. One of the easiest is to be at the Biddeford American Legion Post 26 by 9:00 AM. You can board the Bentley’s Bus which will take you to the parade. There you can either stay on the bus or ride the parade route in a new car from Saco Auto Mile dealerships. At about 11:30 is the ceremony is at Biddeford’s Veterans Memorial Park. If you are riding Bentley’s Bus, it will also be at the ceremony.
After the ceremony, everyone is invited to Post 1 for a complimentary luncheon – Bentley’s bus riders as well.
That following Sunday – November 16th – is our monthly breakfast. This is our third breakfast this season and we’d like to see it be the biggest yet! There will be plenty of fresh breakfast “fixins” and everything is cooked fresh when you order. As always, we feature a full breakfast menu. Proceeds from this breakfast will go toward the 2015 Biddeford High School scholarship.
It’s also that time of year that the 3-digit calendars are sale. Ask you bartender about them. They make great stocking stuffers, secret Santa gifts, and Yankee Swap items. When you buy a calendar, you help your bartender win valuable holiday gift certificates. Proceeds from calendar sales benefit the Department of Maine AMVETS Service Foundation and that money is used to send deserving high school students from Maine to the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge.
Our next AMVETS Meeting is Sunday, 09 November at 9:00 AM.
Ladies Auxiliary News
Our November meeting is on the 5th at 6:00 PM. With the holidays in the near future, there is a lot going on and everyone’s help is really needed. Snacks at the meeting will be available.
Madam President Kathy is trying to acknowledge everyone that is volunteering for programs that pertain to the Auxiliary. Are you one that does? Are you reporting your hours? If not, you are missing out and our organization is missing out.
Each month President Kathy presents 3 volunteers with a beautiful travel mug with our name printed on it. This September she presented Toni Aldrich, Heidi Aldrich, and Connie Laroche with a mug. For October, Bonnie Yoho, April Lajoie and Doris Day were acknowledged. This November we will acknowledge Terry Barty, Darlene Bean, and Amy Farley. THANK YOU, LADIES!
Pleas take a moment to let us know of all the great things done for our Veterans, Community, those less fortunate, your neighbors, or someone else in need.
Sons of AMVETS News
Our November meeting is Sunday, 16 November, at 11:00. Attend this meeting and help us get ready for Thanksgiving.