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2260 Corriere Drive, Easton, PA

BROWN & LYNCH POST 9

The American Legion 

Brown & Lynch Post 9

Address 2260 Corriere Road, Palmer Township, PA 18045-7929
Website www.brownandlynchpost9.org
Post Phone 610.559.8838
Email brownlynch9@rcn.com
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Special Announcements

We do need volunteers to help with future Legion activities.

Please take time to look over the signup sheets in the Social Quarters or contact our Commander. 

Sign up to help our legion post and to help our community!

Commander's Message, October 2019

My Comrades of Post 9: Over the next two (2) months you will witness many changes around the post.  The parking lot has been repaired and will be re-striped; the signs at Tatamy Road, the one in front of the Post by the Duster, and the two at the entrance and exit to the parking lot will be upgraded.

I mentioned in one of my previous messages that the post was selected as the “Hometown Heroes” by Lowes.  I met with Sean Lawler & Mike Sheets, from Lowes, the week of the 16th and the following improvements will be made starting October 29th and 30th: Landscaping at several locations, painting of both he Brown & Lynch Rooms along with replacement of ceiling tile.  Four (4) existing chandeliers will be replaced with remote controlled ceiling fans along with seventeen (17) wall sconces.  Floor tile to replace the entire floor in the banquet rooms will be provided if monies hold out.

That being said, 

HELP WANTED

  • VOLUNTEERS TO TAPE AREAS PRIOR TO PAINTING
  • ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR TO INSTALL LIGHT FIXTURES
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR TO INSTALL NEW CEILING TILES 

INTERESTED CONTRACTORS PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 484-767-5025 TO REVIEW THE SCOPE OF WORK AND SUBMIT PROPOSALS.

 
  • Installation of Officers

The 2019 – 2020 Officers of the Ladies Auxiliary, SAL, Riders and Legion will be installed on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1600 (4:00 p.m.) with dinner to follow at 1830 (6:30 p.m.)

Dress for Legion Officers is gray pants, white shirt w/tie, blue blazer and Legion hat.  Members that do not have the above uniform can attend with coat and tie.

This affair is open to all members and guests.

Cost $10.00 per person. Please place your name on the sign-up sheet in the Social Quarters so we have a count of those planning to attend.

Menu: Tossed salad w/dressing, stuffed chicken breast, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and fresh carrots.  Beer and soda are included with the price of the ticket.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the social quarters for those planning to attend.  Please come out and show your support for your officers and the post.

  • Guest Speaker
Gary Dwyer, a Certified Service Officer from the American Legion in Harrisburg, spoke at our September Meeting on Pension with Aid & Attendance For Veterans and Surviving Spouses.

The Improved Veteran Pension is a benefit payable to veterans of a war time period that are disabled because of non-service related disabilities or age.

The Improved Death Pension, is a benefit payable to a veteran’s spouse (married to a veteran at time of death).

Those desiring further information or having questions please contact Service Officer Ken Haney.

  • Veteran of the Year

The Veteran of the year banquet will be held at Post 9 on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at which time the Veteran of the Year will be announced.  Tickets are $20.00 each and ae available at the bar.

Cocktails: Cash Bar 18:00 Dinner: 18:30

Menu:  Fruit Bowl, Tossed Salad w/dressing, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Carved Roast Beef, Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Rolls & Butter, Apple Pie Ala Mode for Desert along with Coffee & Tea.

  • Road Clean-Up
Volunteers needed on Saturday, October 5, 2019 to assist the SAL with our semi-annual road clean-up.  All available volunteers meet at the post at 08:00 a.m. that day.
  • Work Party
November 2nd & 9th we would like to form a work party to clean out the shed and dispose of all the junk we accumulated over the years.  RIZZ will donate the dumpster for trash and all the scrap will be taken to Einfault’s. 
  • Flag Removal
We will remove Flags from the Veterans’ Graves at the Northampton Memorial Shrine on Saturday, November 16, 2019.  Depart from the Post at 0800 or meet at the Cemetery if you live closer.
 
  • Home Association News:
 
  • Heartfelt Thank You to Kris and Pete and all the attendees who brought covered dishes to the Post Labor Day Picnic. A good time was had by all.
  • Halloween Party Pete will host his annual Halloween on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Come in costume judges will pick the Scariest, Funniest & Most Original.  Prizes will be awarded. 
  • Comedy Night  Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Bus Trip to N.Y.  Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Kitchen will be closed from Friday, November 1, 2019 thru Monday, November 18, 2019.  If any member or organization would like to run the kitchen during that time period, please contact me.
Blue Water Navy Veterans Act

On Tuesday, June 25, President Trump signed into law H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange if diagnosed with a medical condition associated with the herbicide, according to the Agent Orange Act of 1991. H.R. 299 extends these benefits to any military personnel who served on any vessel during the Vietnam War that came within 12 nautical miles of the coastlines of Vietnam. Any Navy Veteran that falls into this category can get more information from the Service Officer.

Dues
July 1, 2019 is the start of the new legion year and with that the dues are due.  The easiest way that I have found to renew my membership is by logging onto www.legion.org and click the renew tab at the top of the page, fill in your legion ID# and your Last Name and hit continue, fill out all the required information and how you want to make payment and you can print out a temporary card and the Adjutant will mail you your permanent card. Why don’t you go to the web site and complete your renewal now?
Post Chaplain

If you know of  any Legionnaire who is sick, in distress, or recently passed away, please contact Chaplain Vince Menegus at: jmenegus@rcn.com, or call 610 252-6196 and provide their address or family contact and address. Our Post Chaplain will send a get well or sympathy Card on behalf of Post 9. 

Request DD-214

DD-214s are online NOW! The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) provided the following websites for Veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: 

http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ or http://vetrecs.archives.gov/veterans/military--service-records/

This may particularly helpful when a Veteran needs a copy of their DD-214 for employment purposes.

Military veterans and next of kin of deceased former military member may now use the new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the standard from 180, which can be downloaded from the website.

Because the requester will be asked to supply all the information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when further information is required will be minimized. The new web-based application eliminates the records center mailroom and reduces processing time. Please pass this information on to Veterans and their dependents you may know.

Reporting a Retiree's Death

To report the death of a Navy retiree, contact the DFAS at: 800-321-1080. Please have the decedent’s Social Securty Number (SSN) and the date of death.

  VA Note

 The VA is moving forward with paperless electronic claims system. Post #9 will offer computer asssitance in filing claims for those members who do not have a computer, or are not familiar with computer operation. Contact our Service Officer.

Agent Orange

VA has added 47 vessels to its list of Navy and Coast Guard ships whose crews may have been exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange. Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ships List

Bulletin Content

If you would like notes of interest posted in future newsletters please email your notes to Al Lesher at arl4004@rcn.com 

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