Commander’s Report

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Fellow Legionnaires,

Our 9/11 Ceremony had the largest attendance to date.  We had the Blue Chip Chorus of Bergen County, the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County and members of the EMS and Fire Department of Rochelle Park.  Several members of the Borough administration also attended.  It was the first time that Cub Scout Pack 188 and their parents plus members of Boy Scout Troop 114, who we sponsor, attended.  Rochelle Park Mayor, William Hauser, made a short speech along with First Responder, Rich Cravello.  Fire Chief Peter Donatello, explained and demonstrated the meaning of the Four/Fives which has been used as a means of communication between fire houses since the late 1800s.  The crowning point, however, was a moving film presentation by Post 170 Riders Director, Jim Morton, which included all three locations that the terrorists attacked. This was the second time our country has been attacked…the first being Pearl Harbor.

Our Post is changing…not only membership which is declining, but in our handling of expenses.  We started by changing our refuse hauler from Waste Management to Pinto Services of Lodi.  Not only are we getting a larger container with the same service previously provided, but we are saving over $900 per month. 

We have ordered a new portable public address system.  A huge thanks to Dave LeRose for handling this project.  The unit will be stored in the Post office which has been outfitted with a new door lock with limited key access.

We are waiting for Boy Scout Troop 114 to perform a service project in the lower hall so we can start renting it out. 

We have also signed a contract for snow plowing and salting in anticipation of the coming winter weather.

Upcoming events: 

A short Veterans Day service will be held at the Monument on Rochelle Avenue on November 11th at 11:00 AM.  Please mark your calendar.  Remember what the day is all about.

Don’t forget to set aside Saturday, November 24th at 5:00 PM for our annual Family Trim-A-Tree get together.  Bring a covered dish to share with everyone, get two drinks on the house, help trim the lounge, hall and other areas and share in the fun with your friends.

There will be no meeting in November but there will be an Executive Board meeting on November 8th. 

Please call Roberta O’Dowd (201-913-0437) with your e-mail address so that we can notify you about upcoming events.  Leave your name, telephone number, email address and membership number (which is on your card).

For God and Country,
Ed O’Dowd, Commander

 

P.S.  Things you learn if you live in the South:  Fixinto is one word which means I’m fixing to do that; onced and twiced are words; and you know what a hissy fit is.

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Click the dates for our upcoming events!

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Veterans Day Services 11AM at Rochelle Park Monuments at Midland School

Veterans Day Services 11AM at Rochelle Park Monuments at Midland School

From November 11th to November 11th

Turkey Jam with the Post 170 House Band 8PM

Turkey Jam with the Post 170 House Band 8PM

From November 17th to November 17th

Trim-a-Tree Party help decorate for the holidays. “Pot Luck” dinner

Trim-a-Tree Party help decorate for the holidays. “Pot Luck” dinner

From November 24th to November 24th

Toys for Tots - Post 170 Family & Operation Toy Train

Toys for Tots - Post 170 Family & Operation Toy Train

From December 01st to December 01st

Karaoke Night – Free Admission in Lounge 7pm-10pm

Karaoke Night – Free Admission in Lounge 7pm-10pm

From December 01st to December 01st

Pancake Breakfast for Autism Speaks Adults $5.00 Children 6 & Under Free.

Pancake Breakfast for Autism Speaks Adults $5.00 Children 6 & Under Free.

From December 16th to December 16th

New Years Eve Post 170 Family & Guests Party in Lounge - Pot Luck

New Years Eve Post 170 Family & Guests Party in Lounge - Pot Luck

From December 31st to January 01st

AFC/NFC Playoffs - Super Bowl in February ~ Post 170 Lounge ~

AFC/NFC Playoffs - Super Bowl in February ~ Post 170 Lounge ~

From January 05th to January 20th

Post 170 Family Spaghetti Dinner & Tricky Tray Fundraiser

Post 170 Family Spaghetti Dinner & Tricky Tray Fundraiser

From January 26th to January 26th