Post 1 Biddeford


Newsletter 2015-03                       Newsletter Calendar-15-03

AMVETS Post 1 March 2015 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
when opened.
If you know of someone who’d like a copy of the Post Newsletter & events
calendar, send that E-mail address to us and we’ll get them on the list.  Same
goes for getting off the list.

Post # 1 Newsletter Editor                AMVETS Post #1 Commander
Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster                Lionel “Tinou” Lamontagne

March Department Executive Committee meeting is Sunday, March 1st at AMVETS Post 2 in Yarmouth – weather permitting.  It’s not too far and Yarmouth has a nice Post.  They also put on a good luncheon after the meeting.  Remember, only 2 more D.E.C. meetings until Department Convention.  Have you got your 3 meetings in yet?  Yarmouth is only about 40 minutes away.  Your last opportunity will be in May at Post 3 in Sanford.
Yes, March is here and so is winter – still!  The good news?  More sun light every day.  About February; it was a hard month for Post 1, used a lot of heating oil – a lot!  We shoveled snow – a lot!  Chopped ice.  A special thanks to our snow movers Keith, Chuck, Corry, and some others that I’ve forgotten and will own them one.
All AMVETS are encouraged to review the draft Constitution and Bylaws for the Department of Maine AMVETS.  A copy is in a notebook at is the lounge.  A page has been included for you to make comments, suggestions, etc.  This new Constitution will be up for ratification at this year’s Department of Maine Convention I June.  Here’ you opportunity to preview and contribute.
While we didn’t have any ‘fun’ outdoor activities in February, the Post hosted several functions; a wedding, a couple receptions, charity dart tournaments, Friday night game nights, etc.  As events like these come and go, it’s easy to not notice the work that goes on behind the scenes and more importantly, the people behind the scenes that get things done.  There are two that I want to mention, Doris and April – you girls ROCK!  And another ‘behind-the-scenes’ worker – and behind everyone else to finish things – a huge thank you to Toni.  Yeah; I see what you do!  I know I’ve missed some of the Thursday night ‘dart-cooks’ – I apologize.
Our February breakfast almost hit 100 – and again, a super job by the entire breakfast crew; shoppers Tinou & Bobby; hall set-up, Norm & Rob; waitresses, Bonnie & Barbara; Kitchen Crew, Paul, Dickie, and Bob; dish washer, Guy Guy.  After breakfast clean-up – Gene & Doris (there’s that name again).
Our next public benefit breakfast is scheduled for Sunday morning, March 15th, 8 to 11 AM.  To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this breakfast will also feature Corn Beef Hash as a breakfast option or addition.  As usual, there’s always plenty of breakfast fixin’s cooked fresh when you order.  In a hurry?  Breakfasts to go as well.  And, as usual, additional kitchen help is also welcome which includes a complimentary breakfast!  Proceeds from this breakfast will go toward the 2015 Biddeford High School scholarship.
This month’s Post 1 AMVETS meeting is Sunday, March 22nd at 9:00 AM.  All Veterans are encouraged to attend, see what goes on, and have their say about things get done at Post 1.
And don’t forget; every Friday night is Game Night at Post 1.  Happy hour prices!  Food!  Prizes!  50/50!

Last month we featured an item about how the Ladies Auxiliary collected and donated over a 1000 bus tokens to the Veterans Career House in Biddeford and the one in Saco.  While that would be hard to top, Ladies Auxiliary 1st Vice President Lynda Mouzas came up with another 50 tokens and donated them to the Department of Maine AMVETS Service Foundation.  The tokens were provided to Marshall Archer, the Service Officer.  He will pass them along to the Veterans Administration Clinic in Saco to provide to Veteran patients who don’t have transportation.  Great job, Lynda.  You rock!
If you have NOT paid your 2015 dues you are no longer a member of Auxiliary # 1.  To reestablish membership, start by filling out an application (completely) along with $26.00 and turn it in.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 4th, a 6:00 PM.  Hope to see you there.

Sons of AMVETS:
Our March meeting is Sunday, 15 February, at 11:00 AM.