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2260 Corriere Drive, Easton, PA

BROWN & LYNCH POST 9

Website: www.brownandlynchpost9.org

Post Phone: 610.559.8838

brownlynch9@rcn.com

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POST 9, BULLETIN May 2018

 

May 2, Wednesday – 7pm Home Association Board of Trustees meeting followed immediately by

the Home Association regular meeting.

May 6,, Sunday – Legion Riders Meeting 10am

May 10, Thursday Board Meeting 6pm

May 10, Thursday Membership Meeting – 7:30pm

May 14, Monday SAL Meeting 7 pm

May 17, Thursday Auxiliary Meeting 7pm.

May 24, Thursday Honor Guard 7pm

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Every Monday Post 9 Bingo 7pm –

No Tuesday Bingo

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Reminder: The Post will be putting our flags at the Shrine on Saturday May 12 (rain date May 19). We invite volunteers to help. Leaving the Post at 8 am. I will put a sign up list at the post.

Thanks Jode Perez

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See attached May Calendar of Events.

FROM THE COMMANDER

MOMENT TO REMEMBER

All too often around Memorial Day we tend to forget exactly why the holiday was created to honor those American men and women who died during combat.

The holiday, instituted in 1866 in the wake of the Civil War, was first known as Decoration Day. It was set aside to remember both Union and Confederate soldiers alike.

More Americans were lost during the Civil War (620,000) then died in both World Wars combined (521,000). Factor in the difference in population and you can imagine how hard of a hit the war between the north and south was on the country itself.

By the 1889s, the holiday came to be known officially as Memorial Day. A federal mandate in 1971 set the observance on the last Monday of May. This ensured long weekends for those of us lucky to have the day off to grill, travel, visit with friends and family, and do whatever else we want on Memorial Day.

Given that it’s also the traditional beginning of the summer season, there seems to be some confusion by the public over what the holiday honors.

To put it simply, Memorial Day is for the American troops who didn’t get to come back home and drink a beer at a homecoming party or retire from their branch of the service quietly.

They died in the field of combat and instead returned home under solemn circumstances, inside flag-draped coffins.

Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day, by contrast, both honor those among us who have served or are still serving in the military. On those days - - and of course not just those days - - we reach out to vets and current military members and thank them for wearing the uniform and facing grave danger.

Memorial Day is reserved for those who can’t return a smile or salute, not to mention the families and friends who have been left behind.

In December 2000, President Bill Clinton signed into law the National Moment of Remembrance Act saying that Americans should pause at 3:00 p.m. each Memorial Day and take a moment to remember the fallen.

This usually comes when some of us are spending time with our families, so set a reminder on your smartphone if you want to take a minute to think about what, and who, we have lost.

Fly your American flags at half-staff until noon on Monday, May 28, 2018 and remember those who didn’t come home.

WILL YOU JOIN US

Your Post will be taking part in several Memorial Day Programs and I, as your Commander, would like to personally invite you to join us.

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, I invite you to join us at Northampton Memorial Shrine, 3051 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA 18045. Please be there by 08:45 a.m. and bring a chair. Those in attendance are invited to join us back at the Post 9 Home for breakfast.

  • Monday, May 28. 2018, American Legion, Brown & Lynch Post 9 will lead the parade in downtown Easton. The parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. at Sixth Street and end at the free bridge. This is only five (5) blocks, so again I invite you to join us following our Color and Honor Guard. You don’t need a uniform, just dawn any Legion hat or shirt. You have heard of Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard Strong, Lets show them Legion Strong!

Everything takes part in the mornings so there is plenty of time to fire up the grill and toast one of your fellow comrades with a cold one.

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FROM THE POST CHAPLAIN

If you know of any Legionnaire who is sick, in distress, or recently passed away, please contact me at: jmenegus@rcn.com, or call 610 252-6196, to let me known.

Please include their address or family contact and address. I will send a get well or sympathy card on behalf of Post 9

Thank You

Chaplain Vince Menegus

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WINE TRIP MAY 12th 2018

7:30 am Depart Lehigh Valley

9:30 am Arrive Mt Hope Estate Winery

11:30 am              Arrive LoganView Winery

12:30 pm              Depart Logan View

1:00 pm                Arrive Moon Dancer Winery

3:00 pm                Depart Moon Dancer

3:30 pm                Arrive Nissley Vineyard

5:00 pm                Depart for home

7:00 pm                Arrive home

 

Logan's View Winery, Loganville, Pa is known for its quality wines. Attention to detail and care taken during the winemaking process combine to make a consistently high quality grape and fruit wine product. At Logan's View, we pride ourselves with delivering a first class wine that is produced in Southern York County.  The tasting room is located in the Browns Orchard Famers Market.  The group will be split in half for the tasting.  While one group is tasting the other half can browse the Farmers Market and then switch.

 

At Moon Dancer, Wrightsville, Pa you can enjoy wine tastings and tours of our cellars where wines are handcrafted over 17 feet below ground.  Try a bottle of your favorite Moon Dancer wine on our patio or by the great room fireplaces with live weekend music year-round.  Also available is cider, and PA craft Beer. You will be treated to brick oven pizza for lunch.

 

Situated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where garden-fresh fruits are a culinary tradition, Nissley Vineyards has been producing varietal and proprietary wine for nearly forty years. The stone arch winery complements original 18th Century buildings surrounded by woodlands, meadows, and many acres of vines.

 

Mt Hope Estate & Winery, Manheim, Pa is a 19th-century mansion hosting a wine shop, tasting room & various festivals on the grounds.

 

 

$80.00 pp includes: Transportation, 4 wine tasting, one tour of Moon Dancer Winery, Lunch @ Moon Dancer Fire brick oven pizza and soft drink.

 

If interested contact Terri Krecker @ 610-533-4071 will be limited to 50 people.

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RESULTS - FIRST ROUND OF NOMINATIONS

FOR POST AND HOME ASSOCIATION POSITIONS – 2018/2019

 

Post Commander and Home Association President:                                                                                              Tom Rafferty - Accepted

Post 1st Vice Commander and Home Association Vice President                                                                    Robert Hockenbury – Accepted

Post 2nd Vice Commander and Home Association Secretary:

Post Finance Officer and Home Association Treasurer:                                                                                          Ed Gallagher - Accepted

Post Adjutant:                                                                                                                                                            Ken Haney - Accepted

Service Officer:                                                                                                                                                        Tom Marchetto - Accepted

Judge Advocate:                                                                                                                                                       Dave Bennett - Accepted

Chaplain:                                                                                                                                                                  Vince Menegus - Accepted

Parliamentarian:                                                                                                                                                         Lenny Nangel - Accepted

Historian:                                                                                                                                                             C. Swain Fennimore - Accepted

Sergeant-at-Arms                                                                                                                                                     Tom Condosta – Accepted

Sergeant -At-Arms                                                                                                                                                    Harry Brodhead - Accepted

Sergeant-at-Arms                                                                                                                                                       Dan Kennedy – Accepted

2 Year Trustee                                                                                                                                                        Harry Brodhead – Accepted

2 Year Trustee                                                                                                                                                            Jode Perez - Accepted

1 Year Trustee - Cliff Brearman (not up)

1 Year Trustee - Al Lesher (not up)

 

First round of nominations were held at the Post 9 Meeting of April 12, 2018..

 

Second round of nominations will be held at the Post 9 Meeting of May 10, 2018. The Commander will then close nominations for (August 1, .

2018 thru July 31, 2019 positions). Elections for the above positions will be held at the Post 9 Meeting of June 14, 2018.

 

Write-ins – Must be in before the closing of the May 10, 2018 meeting. The Member must be in Good Standing with dues paid

 and have regularly att6ended Legion meetings.

 

To be eligible to vote, you must be present your current (2018) Post 9 Membership Card at the door.

 

by Ken Haney – Post 9 Adjutant

 

PLEASE NOTE – WE NEED A POST SECOND VICE PRESIDENT/HOME ASSOCIATION SECRETARY. PLEASE CONSIDER

BECOMING  A NOMINEE FOR THIS PAID POSITION.

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From the Adjutant

To the (42) Legionnaires who have not paid their 2018 dues:

PLEASE ACT NOW!

Effective May 01, 2018 - your membership is due to expire.

If I receive your payment on or before Friday, May 4th, I will be able to bring your status to “Active” and maintain your continuous service years.

You may send tour $35.00 payment to:

Brown & Lynch Post 0009

2260 Corriere Rd

Easton, PA 18045

A renewal notice is not necessary, just include your name and ID number. If you prefer, put it in an envelope marked “Renewal” with your name & ID and give it to the Bartender on Duty in our Social Quarters.

Please contact me with any questions.

Ken Haney

Post 0009 Adjutant

610.217.0347

haneyks@rcn.com

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Request DD-214’s

It’s official; DD-214s are online NOW!. The Nation Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following websites for Veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:

http://vetrecs.archives.gov/   or try

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

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

Military Veterans and next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a 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.

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        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.

Tom Rafferty

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Hall Rental:

Anyone wishing to rent the hall, please contact Terri Krecker (610- 533-4071

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Notice

To comply with the PA Liquor Control Board and/or Legion Standard By-Laws for Home Associations - Effective March 1, 2015, all Members of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons must present their membership cards when ordering. Social Members must present their key card.

 

All Guests must sign in with their Sponsor’s name and card number. A GUEST IS LIMITED TO (3) VISITS PER CALENDAR YEAR!

 

RELATIVES (INCLUDED SPOUSES) OF LEGION, AUXILIARY, SONS AND SOCIAL MEMBERS (WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS THEMSELVES), ARE CONSIDERED GUESTS, MUST SIGN IN AND ARE LIMITED TO (3) VISITS PER CALENDAR YEAR.

 

Brown & Lynch Post 9

Home Association Board of Trustees

 

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