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Our post is also mentioned every day on radio stations 93.3FM
and 99.3FM  WRFR-LP.American Legion Post 1
P.O. Box 582
Phone 207-594-2901
Our E-mail address is post1rockme@gmail.com

Legion Events may be found on Maine Coast T.V. Channels 7 or 1301

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We are looking for used laptop computers. If you have a laptop you’d like to donate so that our vets can gain access to healthevet, please drop them off at the Post for distribution. Membership dues are due!
Please stop in or mail your payment today.


Dance- Sharon Hood Band Mar 14th 7-11 PM
Dance- Dyer Neck Band Mar 21st 7-11 PM
Coffee Group Mar 9th & 23rd 9 AM
Book Group Mar 10th, 17th & 24th 5:30 PM
Red Cross Blood Drive Mar 26th 12:30-7 PM
Dinner Fridays 5-7 PM
Karaoke Fridays 7-10 PM
Bingo Mondays 6:30PM

Hello to the American Legion family,
We're heading into a new month March is seemingly upon us already as odd as that seems we are almost quarter of the way into the New Year. This brings to mind that we are coming into our elections for our post. I'd like to start by thanking everyone for their support and help that I have received in the past year and look forward to trying to do a better job in this next year as I will be running for office again.

I would like to thank our Sal for their continued support not just through their volunteerism but also for their 
financial support. They have provided the Post with an $800 check. Of that, $100 was earmarked toward our participation in the Boys State toboggan run. After the run, we hosted a Friday night meatball and or cheese steak dinner for Legion family members from around the state as well our own Post 1 members. It was very successful and I would like to thank all that helped to make it happen, including Ron and Debbie Marr who donated the meatballs for the subs. I would also like to thank Kevin Knight; our custodian for representing Post 1 and his participation in the toboggan run.

We have job openings at the Post for custodian and maintenance persons. If you’d like to apply, please stop by  the Post to fill out an application.

The ground and maintenance committee met to prioritize tasks that need to take place to make our home more presentable and address the level of maintenance required to make it a showpiece that we would like to have. If you have ideas please write them down and present them to either myself, Ron Taylor, Russell Wolfertz, Bob Rugar, Rudy Shook or Gary Gamage.

March is a big birthday month for our post with several members celebrating Birthdays. We are also looking for people that would like to help with cooking during some of our dances and on Bingo nights or just volunteering in general to help with other projects around the post. Please step up and volunteer.
Thank you to all!

Yours in Service, Shawn Driscoll, Post Commander 

Good morning ladies,
I hope all had a Happy Valentines Day. Well let's see, we had a small meeting attendance last month, but got things done.

The sign up sheet is up for election for officers. Hope to see some enthusiasm this month. A few ladies volunteered with the supper Friday night for the toboggan races that happened on Saturday. I guess it was a success.

I hope all is well with everyone May, we are always thinking about you! I know you were back in the hospital and I hope things are better. Saw Gloria Friday night, It was so good to see her out, and Helena is doing better which is good news.

If you haven’t paid your dues, please do so. If you don’t pay, you can't come in or get a new door card. Well I guess that is all. If I forgot anyone forgive me. Until next meeting March 4 at 6:00 have a nice rest of the month.
As always, Dodie 675-6015 dodiemarie46@icloud.com

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

Come on spring; hope everyone has been keeping warm this winter.

DUES are still due, if you haven’t paid your 2020 SAL dues PLEASE come to the post or mail to Gary Gamage
35 Lawn Ave Rockland, Me 04841, and he will mail your card and new door key card back to you. The Legion is still looking for a full time janitor; if a SAL member is looking for a job please see the post Adjutant
Michelle Sawyer for an application. If you have any fundraising ideas to help the post raising
money feel free to contact any post officer or and SAL officer.

The post is in need of volunteers they need real help at Monday night bingo, look at your schedule and see if
there is anytime in your day to help the American Legion. It is that time of year again to have a new slate of officers, if you would like to be an officer for SAL please put your name on the sheet that is hanging on the wall between the two bathrooms we vote in April.
Yours in Service, Eric Perry, SAL Commander


Hello Riders and Legionnaires.
Well we had a good turnout for our February meeting. We ate at Darby’s; I think everyone had a good meal.
It was a little chilly, but we had a good time. Our March meeting will be at the Off Shore again 3/11 at 6 P M Everyone seemed to like it there. We will be drawing off our rifle at the March meeting. I think I’ve had enough winter, I’m ready for spring. Until next time be safe, and remember there’s no do over in life.

Don’t wait for some day to do something, that day may never come.
Ride Safe - Ride Often- Director/Road Captain, Garry Collins


Hello All!
It’s been a quiet month at the Post so not much to talk about. One big highlight was on Wednesday Feb 18, the VA came to talk with us. Despite the snow storm going on we had a large showing of people. Many were not members, but a couple signed up to become one! It was a very good talk about what the VA medical is and the benefits veterans get. I actually learned a few things. They said they would be back again this year.

Stay Warm and enjoy the nice weather we have been having.
Historically Speaking, Bob Rugar, Post Historian

ATTENTION : At the next regular meeting on March 3rd, there will be an open discussion to raise the canteen drink prices. Please come to the meeting to join in on this discussion.
Also on the agenda for the next meeting, there will be a discussion and member’s vote of the newly proposed voting process for the upcoming Officers election.

The Post is running a raffle to win a pair of tickets to attend any dance in 2020. This does NOT include the New Years Eve dance. Tickets are 6 for $5.00.

We are also running a raffle at a chance to win a Friday night dinner for the entire month of  April (4 dinner’s total). Tickets are 6 for $5.00. 

Stop by to purchase your raffle tickets today.