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P.O. Box 582, Rockland, Maine

Winslow - Holbrook - Merritt Post 1

American Legion Post 1
P.O. Box 582

Phone 207-594-2901
www.winslow-holbrook-merrittpost1.org
Our E-mail address is post1rockme@gmail.com

 Our post is also mentioned every day on radio stations 93.3FM and 99.3FM  WRFR-LP.
Legion Events may be found on Maine Coast T.V. Channels 7 or 1301

If you would like the newsletter e-mailed to you, please send an e-mail addressed to: legionpost1@hotmail.com. Include your full name and organization so we can remove you
from our postage mailing list!

LEGION NEWS:
The next General Meeting is March 5th, we will be honoring our WWII and KOREAN Vets with a state of Maine commemorative coin and certificate. We welcome family and friends to join us.

There are still a few that have not paid their 2019 dues!


Next month (March), there will be a nomination sign up sheet for all those interested in running for the House Committee and Post Officers positions. The vote will take place during the April 2nd General Meeting. The Installation dinner/ceremony will be held on May 17th.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for dance security, dinners and future events at the Post. PLEASE SIGN UP!!

LEGION EVENTS:
Dance (Shiny Objects) Mar 2nd 7-11 PM
WWII/KOREA Veterans Recognition Mar 5th 6:00 PM
(March 5th General Meeting)
Dance (Wild Horse) Mar 9th 7-11 PM
St. Patrick’s Day Veterans Dinner Mar 16th 12-2 PM
Dance (The Dogs) Mar 16th 7-11 PM
Cornhole Tournament Mar 23rd 4:00 PM
Female Veteran Ceremony Mar 24th 2:00 PM
Red Cross Blood Drive Mar 28th 12-7:30 PM
Dance (Sharon Hood) Mar 30th 7-11 PM
Dinner Fridays 5-7 PM
Karaoke Fridays 7-10 PM
Bingo Mondays 6:30 PM
Texas Hold Em’ Mar 3rd & 17th 1:00 PM




FROM THE COMMANDER:
Well it's been fairly quiet so far this winter. We have had a couple of events in the hall which seemed to go well. There was a District meeting at the post last month this was very well attended by some of our members. Our Sergeant at Arms Bill Lawry had a raffle to shave his beard and the proceeds were given to the post. Thank you for the donation, Bill!

We are looking for new ways to bring in more members and funds, if you have any suggestions please let us know, we will take all suggestions under advisement.

Just a reminder March is the month to bring forth your nominations for the post officers, as we will be voting at the April general meeting, we will be posting a sign up sheet for interested members. That is all I can think of for now.
I can be reached by either contacting me at 691-2638 or by e-mail 
cntrydj@midcoast.com
.
Yours in Service, Dane C. Winslow, Sr. Commander 

AUXILIARY NEWS:
Good evening ladies.
A lot coming up. At our next meeting the Department President will be here. We hope to see a lot of you attend the meeting. Along with the Department President, our 3rd District Vice-President Diane will be in attendance. We have some great things coming up so a lot to discuss. I hope all is well with everyone and look forward to our next meeting on March 6 at 6:00. Our Department President is Joan Caron.
As always, Dodie 675-6015 dodiemarie46@icloud.com

WANTED: QUILTERS
Our Quilts of Gratitude needs quilters to sew quilts for Veterans. In the last seven years, we have presented 175 quilts to Veterans who have served during wartime on foreign soil. We still have over 50 on our list and we would very much appreciate the help. I am also willing to teach anyone who has the desire to learn.
 
Thank you for considering this worthwhile endeavor. Pat Johnston. P.O.C. 207-563-2239 or pjohns@tidewater.com

SAL NEWS:
DUES, DUES, 2019 Dues are due.
We are doing a great job with paying 2019 dues, but there are those that need to pay if we want to be at 100 %. There are over 130 SAL members in this Squadron. We would love to have some of you do more volunteering as Post one does not function with out volunteers.

SAL is still going to have Red Sox tickets this spring to raffle off. We are working on a game and date. We will have more concrete info next newsletter.

Last meeting we voted in three new members. Our meeting nights are the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm. We would love to see you there.
Yours in Service, Don Litz, SAL Commander

LEGION RIDERS NEWS:
Hello Riders, and non riders.
I don't have a lot to report. The February meeting was canceled due to the snow storm. However we had a great turnout for the dance, with Sharon Hood and Dixon Road. Our next dance will be on March 9th 7 - 11 with Bobby Reed and Wild Horse. And our next meeting will be on March 13th at 6:30, I hope all of you snowbirds are enjoying the sun, see you in a few months.

That's about it from the couch; hope to see you at the dance.

Ride Safe - Ride Often- Director/Road Captain, Garry Collins

HISTORIANS CORNER
Hello All,
As your post historian I’m learning my duties and expectations. Last month I was introduced to Joy Asuncion, a retired Navy Senior Chief and board member of Honor Flight Maine by Russ. We were standing near our POW/MIA table and she noticed we did not have a bible on our table. She indicated we should have one there. I did some quick Google searches and found that the bible was on the table. I then purchased a small bible and placed it in the indicated spot. A week later the bible was not on the table. It was removed and placed on another case. Not realizing I put it back and the discussion started. I then did some deeper research and found many Legions with and without bibles. Some have found resources that say we should have it and others say no. After reading many, many American Legion notes and missing man ceremonies it comes to the point of it is each Posts members to decide how they want to setup their table. This was brought up at our February members meeting. To discuss thru the month and our next member meeting see if we can decide how Post 1 wants their table setup, so be at our March member meeting to have a say in this decision. The Post needs everyone’s ideas and thoughts on this. My feelings are we should have a bible there to represent Faith. The Bible serves to remind us of the comfort of faith offered to those who face seemingly insurmountable challenges, and it also reminds us of our country being founded on the principle of One Nation under God.
The faith that our loved ones will be returned to their families, the Faith for closure for so many families that wonder where their loved ones are, dead or alive.

I hope to see many faces at our March meeting, to have a strong discussion and make history for our Post.

Historically Speaking, Bob Rugar

WANTED:  The Post is looking for the names and contact info for any WWII or Korean War Veterans in Maine (they do not have to be a member of POST 1). If you know of a veteran, please contact Michelle at 207-594-4844.

 

WINSLOW-MERRITT-HOLBROOK POST 1 SUPPORTERS

 

 

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