As we start our New Year, I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. To our very own, NickBonaparte, who turned 101 on January 9th, we wish you many more happy birthdays.
We ended the year 2018 with our Annual Autism breakfast/tricky tray on Sunday, December 16th. Our master chef, Kevin and his crew served 195 adults plus children. Thank you to all who attended, donated and those who worked the event.
The SAL hosted a New Year’s Eve get together in the Post Lounge and well over 50 family members and guests attended. Mark O’Grady was the MC and kept the evening going. Thanks to all who provided refreshments for the evening. Hopefully this will turn into an annual affair with more attending.
On January 26th, the Post Family, held a spaghetti dinner/tricky tray in the Post Hall. Again, our master chef, Kevin and his crew, served well over 100 people. More on this in the next Legionnaire.
The 2019 Wildwood Convention is being held June 13th to June 16th. A signup sheet has been posted on the bulletin board in the bar area with room numbers from last year. Deadline for room reservations is February 11th. For those who attended last year and are attending this year, please review and update the information requested and put your deposit check in the envelope provided made payable to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 170 ($100 deposit plus $15 for each adult over 21 to cover cost of hospitality room and expenses). If you have not been to the Convention in the past and would like to come this year, please contact either Ellen Caroselli @ email@example.com or Roberta O’Dowd @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 3rd – Super Bowl party in the Lounge. A signup sheet has been posted. Bring an appetizer, dish, dessert or whatever, if you can, and watch the game with your friends.
Saturday, March 16th – St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance hosted by the Auxiliary.
Sunday, April 14th – Beef Steak dinner hosted by the Riders.
Saturday, April 27th – Poppy distribution at Shop-Rite in Rochelle Park.
Sunday, April 28th – Bus Trip to Sands Casino hosted by the Auxiliary.
Our next meeting will be February 7th. There will be no Executive Meeting as it falls on February 14th (Valentine’s Day).
Please call Roberta O’Dowd at 201-913-0437 or email her at email@example.com with your e-mail address, name, telephone number and membership number (which is on your card) so that we can notify you with upcoming events.
For God and Country,
Ed O’Dowd, Commander
P.S. If you live in the South, people actually grow, eat and like okra. Fried cat fish is the other white meat.