Post # 1 Newsletter Editor AMVETS Post #1 Commander
Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster Rob Rogers
Free 1-year membership for any new member signing up the 2nd week of November!
Do you know someone who’s been putting off joining because they simply don’t have money for dues? Well here’s their chance to join for nothing – for a whole year! If they like it, fine. If they don’t – they’re not out any $$$.
It’s New England Patriots time at Post 1! Who knows if the Patriots really are on a roll. But for sure, they’re on TV at Post 1! What better place to watch the Pats than Post 1. Big screen TV! Happy hour beverages! Complimentary snacks! And, always at stake of course, Bragging Rights!
Even though better weather is behind us for another year, Friday nights are still Game Night at Post 1. Cribbage, pool, 505/50, corn-hole bean toss, darts, happy hour beverages, and complimentary snacks while they last! Make your Friday night-out at AMVETS Post 1. You won’t be disappointed!
Our first breakfast of the season (Sunday, October 25th) was a great success. Almost 90 breakfasts served – best start ever! We’re hoping the November breakfast will top that! Mark your calendar now for the November breakfast; it’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving – November 22. As usual, we have a top-notch breakfast kitchen crew but an extra volunteer or two is always helpful and welcome – if nothing else, it gives some of the regulars a break for a few minutes.
Our next Post meeting will be 0900, Sunday, 15 November 2015. 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.
Our November meeting is Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 6:00 PM. There’s a lot to do and not much time to get the planning part done. Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Again, Post 1 will host the complimentary after Parade luncheon. This is always popular with parade participants and our community. Of course, the Ladies Auxiliary is always teaming up with the Sons of AMVETS to help put together Thanksgiving baskets as well as put on a fabulous Thanksgiving Day meal. As usual, there is no charge to anyone for anything. Without volunteers and a lot of donations, we would be unable to supply shut-ins with a full Thanksgiving basket nor put out a full dinner on Thanksgiving. Because Thanksgiving falls so late in the month, we don’t put on a Sunday dinner.(Most of us will be eating the last of the T-day leftovers!)
Our November meeting is Sunday, 8 November at 10:00 AM. We have a lot to get ready for
and not much time. First, there is the Veterans Day Parade. We are always part of the parade-leading
color guard. The parade starts in Biddeford and ends in Saco. After the parade we assist the Ladies
Auxiliary with the complimentary luncheon at Post 1.
As soon as Veterans Day is behind us, we need to focus on getting ready for Thanksgiving.
That means colecting food for Thanksgiving baskets and getting those baskets delivered to shut-ins.
Pictures at right is only about a quarter of what we collected and donated last year.
Then there is our Thanksgiving Day meal. We host this meal every year as a service to our
Veterans and the community. The meal is open to anyone who needs a Thanksgiving dinner and maybe
a place to socialize and just enjoy being inside.
|Ladies Auxiliary||Dart League||Function Hall|
|Meeting @ 6:30||7:00pm – Close||Game Night|
|Sons of AMVETS|
|Meeting @ 10:00||Veterans Day||Function Hall|
|Patriots VS||Parade & Meal||Plastic Dart|
|Washington||Dart League||Function Hall||Tournament|
|1:00||7:00pm – Close||Game Night||Noon to Close|
|9:00 AM||Veterans Day||Function Hall|
|Patriots at||Parade & Meal||T-Day Dart|
|N.Y. Giants||Dart League||Function Hall||Tournament|
|4:25||7:00pm – Close||Game Night||Noon to Close|
|8:00 – 11:00 am||DINNER AT|
|Patriots VS||POST 1|
|Buffalo||Dart League||Function Hall|
|8:30||7:00pm – Close||Game Night|
|Veterans Day – Wednesday November 11 – Biddeford Saco Parade – Post 1 Meal|
|Patriots at||Watch the Patriots play at Post 1! Happy hour beverages! Complimentary snacks!|
|Into Sports? Pro Football? NASCAR? NBA? Hockey?|
|Stop in and check out our entertainment equipment and facilities.|
|Two big screen TVs, one with surround sound. Dart machines. Video Games. Competition grade pool table. Cribbage.|
|Think we need something else? Let us know!|
|We want you, our members, to think AMVETS first for your entertainment!|
|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|
|Rob Rogers||Rey Souliere||Norm Boisvert||Jim Thibodeau||Bill Thibodeau||Guy Gowan||Shelley Pelletier|