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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
Our E-mail address is

 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

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REMINDER- The next Membership meeting will be Sept 3rd. The 2020 membership cards are in! Please stop by and or mail your dues. 

GUN RAFFLE DRAWING WINNERS: Vance Johnson, Rorie Short, Lola Reinhardt and Jeff Conlon. Congratulations!!

BBQ Sept 2nd 1-4 PM
BBQ Sept 28th 12-4 PM
Red Cross Blood Drive Sep 26th 12:00- 7:30 PM
Friday Night Dinner Fridays 5-7 PM
Karaoke Fridays 7-10 PM
Bingo Mondays 6:30 PM
Bingo Fridays 6:30 PM
Texas Hold Em’ Sep 1st & 15th 1:00 PM

I’d like to thank everyone for their participation in the gun raffle and the support from the fund raising committee. It’s very much appreciated.

We are looking forward to working with more of the “Legion family” with their ideas to help raise funds for the Post. This will make our finance officer happy and make his life a lot easier.

We have two events coming up on the 20th. We’re going to have the veteran’s celebration for the POW/MIA’s. It’s more of a memorial than a celebration.

We had a very good lobster festival. I’m sure everyone is aware and happy with that and I’d like to see some more people work with us in this event and maybe we can make it grow next year, we look forward to a ship next year as well and combine the two. We would have one heck of a celebration.

The new flag pole went up without a hitch. We may be moving the other one down toward the end of the driveway, but that’s still a work in progress.

Volunteers are needed, especially for BINGO and meals. If you’re interested see Belinda or myself. It doesn’t matter what family you’re attached with, we’re all part of the same team. Legion Riders, please step up.

We have Post Everlasting coming up and I’d like to see a big attendance so please start thinking about remembering our brothers and sisters that are in our Everlasting chapter. Thank you and have a great day and look forward to seeing you around the post.
Yours in Service, Shawn Driscoll, Post Commander 

Good morning ladies,
Well this summer went by fast. We are looking forward to seeing you all next month. Rosemary says we have new members to vote on.

Our big thing right now is DUES! We have fall conference in September and that is where we will do our membership march. Please get your dues in so we have a good showing from Unit 1. As an added incentive, I am putting two drawings of 25 dollars which will almost pay for your dues. If you can do this by Sept 18 we can get it in time. We can talk more at our meeting.

I hope everyone is doing well, sending out good wishes to May. Until we see you all at our meeting on September 4 at 6 PM, have a good rest of August.

As always, Dodie 675-6015

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

Just a reminder to SAL members, 2020 dues are due; so if you want to get in the early bird drawing for the November meeting, please bring your dues to the post or send them to Gary Gamage 35 Lawn Ave Rockland, Me 04841. They are still $ 25.00 dollars.

I want to thank the following SAL members who volunteered with the Lobster Festival activities on August 3rd at the post: Mark Colson Sr, Eugene Fogg, James Shaw, and Dwayne Hunt. If I have missed anyone, PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

The Post is looking for volunteers to help with Monday and Friday night Bingo’s. We need callers and runners. PLEASE, if you would like to help see an officer of the Post. Volunteers are what keep this post open, so help out. We would like to see more of our SAL members at our meetings, which are the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 at the post.
Yours in Service, Eric Perry, SAL Commander

Hello Legion Riders and Legionnaires,
We had a really good turnout for our August meeting. We met at the Harbor Walk Restaurant in Belfast. We had 2 guests join us, Dodie brought Budges mom along. It was good to see her again. Reggie’s cousin from New Hampshire who is also a Legionnaire joined us. We had a short meeting while we waited for our meal.

Next month will be our last meeting of the year, we will be having a cookout at my home in Swanville on the 8th.
Until next month, be safe enjoy the rest of the summer.
Ride Safe - Ride Often- Director/Road Captain, Garry Collins

Hello All!
What an exciting month we had at Post 1.

The Rockland Lobster Festival Parade was a huge success!There were so many Veterans we had the street filled from Dunkin Donuts to Pleasant street!

Thank-you everyone who walked, rode or volunteered!

The lunch and dinner after the parade were great events in themselves. Thank you to the many volunteers for these events as well!!!

I posted many pictures of everything on our Facebook page: Winslow Holbrook Merritt American Legion Post 1 Check it out!
Many do not know we have a webpage as well. It has lots of information about the post as well as a monthly calendar of events. Take a look. If you have any suggestions or requests for the Facebook page or the webpage let us know.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our next Members meeting in September. We have many more events and projects going to happen in the coming months and need as many members as we can to make them happen.
Historically Speaking,
Bob Rugar, Post Historian





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