AMVETS Post 1 September 2014 Newsletter is reprinted below. By opening the
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Post # 1 Newsletter Editor AMVETS Post #1 Commander
Adjutant: J. E. “Gene” Foster Lionel “Tinou” Lamontagne
BIGGEST YET! AMVETS Post 1 Benefit Golf Tournament!
The word ‘biggest’ is not used lightly; here’s why. This year’s golf tournament fielded 23, 4-player teams – the most ever. Also included were 3 teams from the USS ALEXANDRIA, SSN757. The list of hole sponsors exceeded 20 with donations nearing $4,000.00. On hand to kick-off the tournament was Ann LePage, Maine’s First Lady as well as retired Staff Sergeant Travis Mills. It is Travis Mills’ foundation that the proceeds of our tournament will benefit. Both Ann and Travis address the players and thanked them for their generosity. Those who for the first time heard Travis speak; they were treated to Travis at his best.
While there are still funds yet to be received and counted, currently over $5,000.00 is already ear-marked for the Travis Mills Foundation. Great job, everyone.
And here is a “numbers” summary for the Post 1 breakfast that benefited the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. Volunteers for that breakfast included Ace Adcot, Bill Thibodeau, Fred Hoyer, Guy Gowan, Barbara Field, Bonnie Yoho, Sandra Isaac, Doris Day, Julie Fontaine, Mike Cloutier, Roland Lessard, Scott and Amy Farley, Richard Nolette, and perhaps thanks to those I may have missed. Over 200 volunteer hours went into the Breakfast which generated about $1,000.
Our first normal post breakfast for this season was held on Sunday, September 14th. For a first breakfast, it was a good turnout generating over $200 for the Biddeford High School 2015 scholarship fund. Our next Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, October 12th. Proceeds from that breakfast will also go toward 2015 Biddeford High School Scholarships. As always, kitchen help is important, volunteers are needed and sincerely appreciated. With enough volunteers, no one has to do a lot but a lot gets done.
Patriot Fans or Not! This season Post 1 will provide complimentary snacks for each Patriot Sunday game that starts at 1:00 PM. The canteen will feature happy hour prices as well as other specials. If you’d like to bring something for the snack table, let your bartender know or the 2nd Vice Commander – Mr. Norm Boisvert. Win or Loose – Patriot Sundays are always a hit at Post 1.
This is also a good time to start thing about purchasing a pick-3 calendar for 2015. All proceeds go to the Department of Maine AMVETS Service Foundation. The Service Foundation uses most of it income to send high school sophomores and juniors from Maine to the Freedom’s Foundation in Valley Forge, PA. This is a great opportunity for kids from Maine. And maybe you know someone who’d be a good candidate to attend next November (2015). If so, ask for an application. As in the past, only our bartenders are selling the calendars here at Post 1. And again, they are competing for prizes based on the number of calendars they each sell. So while you get your calendar, your bartender gets a better chance at some great gift certificates just before Christmas. And speaking of Christmas, those same calendars make great stocking stuffers or secret Santa gifts. As it turns out, these calendars are a win-win for everyone.
Our next AMVETS Meeting is Sunday, 19 September at 9:00 AM. Scheduled to attend and speak at that meeting is Travis Mills. His foundation will be presented with a check from the golf tournament. The presentation will happen at 9 am. Members of the Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS, and guests are invited to attend this presentation.
Many, many thanks to our Ladies Auxiliary for supporting the Veterans projects, especially the Annual Golf Tournament that raised over $5,000.00 for the Travis Mills Foundation. Great effort everyone!
Our meeting this month is on the 1st of October at 6 PM. We have a lot to do as our busy season is quickly approaching.
Don’t forget the Department Executive Meeting on Sunday, October 5th in Grey New Gloucester at Post 6.
Sons of AMVETS
Our September meeting is Sunday, the 12th at 11:00. Don’t forget our Friday Nite horseshoes & BBQ under the lights – that is, of course, as long as the weather holds out for us. It’s been a great fall so far!