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P.O. Box 582, Rockland, Maine

Winslow - Holbrook - Merritt Post 1

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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:
A hearty welcome goes out to the following new members: Robert Eier, Sharon Hein, Weston Wolfertz, Donald Nystrom, Joel Neal.

Reminder: 2019 MEMBERSHIP dues are due! Our goal is to reach 100%

A BREAKFAST BLOW-OUT will be served (all you can eat for $8.00) on Sept 23rd 8-10 A.M. This will be open to the public!

A 9-11 OBSERVANCE will be held at the Rockland Fire Station beginning at 9 a.m. on Sept 11th.

REMINDER!!!! The possession of weapons of any kind is prohibited in WINSLOW-HOLBROOK-MERRITT POST #1

LEGION EVENTS:
Cookout/ Potluck Sept 3rd 12-2 pm
9-11 OBSERVANCE Sept 11th 9 am
S.A.L. BBQ Sept 15th 3-5 pm
Post Everlasting Sept 19th 6:00 pm
Riders Dance “Country Mist” Sept 8th 7-11 pm
Blood Drive Sept 20th 12-7:30 pm
Breakfast Blow-out Sept 23rd 8-10 am
Dance “the DOGS” Sept 29th 7-11 pm
Dinner Fridays 5-7 pm
Karaoke Fridays 7-10 pm
Bingo Every Monday 6:30-9 pm
Texas Hold Em’ Sept 2nd & 16th 1:00 pm


 



FROM THE COMMANDER:
Well, let's start with some really good news. I'm sure most of you have heard that we were going to lose Belinda; well I can tell you now that she will be staying with us. So that is good news.

As you know, the first of last month was very busy with the arrival of the navy ship USS HUE CITY. I have heard nothing but good feedback from everyone that was involved with welcoming the ships crew. I have heard from the ship and they were very pleased with their welcoming, thanks again to all our volunteers!

We are getting ready for the Post Everlasting Ceremony which will be held on Sept 19th, please try to attend. We still could use more volunteers for our programs please. We are not asking for a lifetime commitment, just a few hours here and there.

Don't forget school is starting or is already in session so please drive carefully.​

Yours in Service, Dane C. Winslow, Sr. Commander

AUXILIARY NEWS:
Good morning ladies,
The lawn sale went well. We have our scholarships set for this year. Start planning for next year.

We have some new members to vote on that is so good. We are doing the membership march at the fall conference; so if you want to pay your dues, bring in at our Sept meeting or see Rosemary at any time.

Time is going by all too fast with all our fall projects, hope to see lots at our meeting on Sept 5 at 6:00, until then have a few good weeks. If anyone has ideas for our programs, please tell us.​
As always, Dodie 675-6015

SAL NEWS:
Dues, dues, are due. Feel free to send them to Gary Gamage 35 Lawn Ave, Rockland, Me 04841 or drop it off at the post. I want to thank everyone who helped with the lobster festival. The dunk tank was a BIG hit and the SAL took in $350.00. Thank you again.

The SAL is having a BBQ on Sept. 15th as a fundraiser to help the veterans of Post One. We need SAL volunteers to make this successful, like food, time setting up, and clean up. So, if you can, please help us make this an annual event. Feel free to contact any officer.

The Post still needs volunteers to help put on functions! We have over 130 SAL Members in this squadron; we would love to see more of you helping the Vets. Thank you for any time you can spare in this endeavor. I’m sure anything will be greatly appreciated.​
Yours in Service, Don Litz, SAL Commander

LEGION RIDERS NEWS:
Hello Riders.
Well we had a good turnout for our last meeting. We had a lot to talk about from the Summer Rally. The State Legion office is constructing a new MIA/POW Wall; they are looking for donations. We decided to table any action on this until we find out how much they are looking for in donations and how muchthey have to date.


The State Adjutant and members of the ALR are rewriting the bylaws; I think they hope to be done by the Winter Rally. We voted to donate $100 to buy 5 Vets a lobster dinner on Saturday; we also donated $100 to help cover cost of food for the weekend with the sailors.

There will be no August meeting, our next meeting will be on September 9th, ending at my home with a lobster and clam feed. So that's it for now, see you in September.
Until next time, Ride Safe - Ride Often

MEMORIAL WALL PROJECT:

Looking for donations of cars, trucks, or boats and or anything else!! Any Condition!

The Midcoast Area Veterans Memorial has well over 300 etched granite tiles on our Memorial. After many years, the grout between the tiles is breaking down and falling out and staining the tiles mounted below them. The grout needs to be removed and replaced with a silicone based grout that will withstand the environment. We need to raise money to make this happen. Your donation will help with this project and it is even tax-deductable. Please contact Mike McNeil at 207-542-4802 or michaelmcneil08@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

 

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