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THE MAIN STREET LEGION NEWS
Dallastown Post 605 Dallastown, PA
March 2019
 

 

Commanders Corner

Hello everyone,another month has gone by and we hope for a early spring. Thanks to all that made the Shrimp feast a success.Nominations for Officers will be starting soon. Please think about running for a position. I hope to see all at the meetings. 


  Joe Smith
  717-873-9910

 

Baseball News

 

 

The 2019 American Legion Baseball Season is just around the corner. The Baseball Committee is still accepting registration for the Jr. and Sr. teams for this year. You must be a resident of the Dallastown Area School District and be between the ages of 13 and 18 to qualify to play for Post 605. If you are interested in playing or have any questions about our program please contact Greg Rebert

Thank you to the Post and all its members for their continued support of American Legion Baseball.

rebert24@verizon.net or 717-554-1716

Greg Rebert, Chairman

2019 Scholarships Applications

The Post applications are now available, see attached or pick up a copy in the canteen on the Legion bulletin board. The deadline for returning the applications is May 31. Please return in an envelope clearly marked Post 605 Legion Scholarship application. No application will be accepted after the May 31 due date. Should you have any questions, please call Greg Rebert 717-554-1716. We are planning on awarding a minimum of 4 $1000.00 scholarships as in the past.

 

 

 

Canteen Corner

Howdy from your canteen staff,

Februrary is gone & hopefully so is the worst of the winter weather! We here at Post 605 are looking forward to Spring, as I'm sure you are too! But as we await the warm weather to return we will keep you busy with the events happening in March.
       
Sun 17th is St Patty's Day. we will be serving Corned Beef & cabbage All day, along with some Irish beer.
Sat 23rd D.J. Jody is back, with a little Karaoke & playing of your favorite tunes.
Monday the 4th is the Ladies Aux Meeting. We would like to welcome Jessica Wiley as their new President. Not only is she down right adorable, she has a great enthusiasm that is contagious! We are looking forward to working with her.
       
Tues 5th is your Legion Meeting. Please note the date on your calander so you can particapate in Your Legion, their events & future policies.Your Post has finished up with our annual State reporting for the Small Games of Chance & YOUR Support has allowed the Legion to Donate over $174,257.39 to various Veteran's, Veteran organizations, Schools,& Community services.  You should be PROUD of your Post!!           
Thurs 7th is the Son's Meeting. The Son's will be hosting their annual CHILI Cook off on Sat 30th of March. 12pm-4pm. You may register to compete until the 15th of March. Or come to sample All the different CHILI varities & support their efforts benefiting the York County Vets in Need. 
     
Rider's Meeting is Thurs. 28th. They are all chomping at the bit to get out in some warm weather & Ride!! Some have been riding all through out this winter! WOW
     
Don't forget Sunday's are NON-Smoking All day. We also have our Breakfast Buffet for only $6.95 9-11am Every Sunday. Also starting in March, .50 off EVERY mixed drink, bottle, & or draft glass,or pitcher from 5-7pm on Sunday's! 
     
Looking for a great place to rent for your Baby shower, Birthday, Anniversary, ect....?  Give Kathy Nickey a call!  #757-652-0079 Kathy will be happy to show you the hall & give you all the details to rent, along with your menu & bar options & any other details you may need.
   
Remember, we are always looking for your ideas no matter how big or small to help make your Post a stronger organization. You can contact us at #717-244-8028. Ask for Lisa, Audrey or Miss Helen

Thank you for your support,
Board of Directors, Managers & Staff

 
From Ronald Nickey

From the land of the has beens....


  I am pleased to announce that Post 605 is sponsoring an appreciation for our members that are Vietnam era veterans in the form of a picnic.   It is to be held on June 15th.  Location to be determined.  

Invitations will be mailed in December and must be returned to me by February 28th. Once invitations are returned and counted the location will be announced and another mailing will be done so everyone is aware.

Members are free.  If you bring a guest it will be 5 dollars.  I was hesitant to charge for guests however, the size of this undertaking is extensive due to the amount of members that may come.  Any leftover funds will be donated to the Post 605 relief fund.

In addition to your guest you may also bring one Vietnam Veteran that is not a member of Post 605 or another Legion.  If that member brings a copy of their DD214 Post 605 will pay their 1st years membership.   We must know by February 28th for this as well.

We promise a good day of comradeship and patriotism.   If for some reason you do not receive an invitation there will be a signup sheet at the legion so we may update your address.

As with everything volunteers will be needed.  The amount and what's needed will be revealed once we are farther into the planning stages.  I'll keep you posted. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE.  In an effort to accommodate everyone and ensure all interested parties are able to attend,  there will be two vans available to pick people up and return them home.  


Thank you!

Ronald Nickey 
757-348-1083
Canteen Corner

       Here at Post 605 we will be holding another Canteen Town Hall Meeting on Sunday Feb.24th. at 9:00 am. This is a meeting for Everyone. Once again, we are always looking for ideas & suggestions to help make this a better Post.
See you there!!
           We have been very lucky to be in the position to help our Veterans, not only in our area, but others outside the local community. Since the Small Games of Chance laws came into effect, a lot of our brother Legions are struggling to keep their doors open & they send their veterans to Post 605 for help. Just recently we were able to help some active duty Coast Guard families that were affected by the goverment shut down. This is why we are here! What a Great feeling to give back to those who put their country before themselves! Members you should be PROUD!! 
           Sat the 26th of Jan. Island party was a great sucess!  Hoping you had a chance to come in to listen to the Reggie music & sample some of the island cuisine. Good to see all those who participated having fun & enjoying themselves!
          I would like to mention the passing of Clair Runkle. He was a past commander in the year 1993. He also had been a Director for many years & was very active in the operations of this Post & will be sadly missed by all who knew & worked with him. Fly High!!
         As you know Valentines day is right arund the corner. Thurs. the 14th we will be serving a special dinner for all you Lovers! Prime Rib & or Crab Legs Yummy! If you can not make it on the 14th, don't fret. We will have the same dinner specials for Friday & Saturday!  Also, Sunday Feb. the 24th we will have our next Shrimp Feed. 12-? 
         Thank you,
           your Directors & Managers

Post 605 Membership Committee

Just wanted to thank all of the members who have renewed thus far. You have all made this a terrific year for us. As a reminder, please as you have personal changes in your life please notify the post. It saves from cards getting lost in the mail, or being returned to the post because of a bad address. I have updated the legion website to date on all changes that I have received. However, we still have about 20 members with bad addresses, no phone numbers, or email addresses. So there is no way to notify our members of happenings in the post or with the organization as a whole. For those of you who are good with computers you can sign up for My Legion. At www.legion.org and then sign up for a my legion account. Here you can check on your membership status, update your personal information, or just sign up for information you are interested in provided by our national organization. If you really wanted to you can even pay your dues online. Just let me know if you have any questions about this process. I know many of you are not dealing with computers or email we still provide the traditional service provided as always. As a final note if you have any family members on active duty currently we would like to have them be a part of our post. If any of your family members are on active duty and already a member and may have moved duty stations please let us know there current address if they are not getting any of the mailings from the legion. We have 2 current members who we do not have a current address on. Thank you again for being a part of our post and have a wonderful new year. 

Adjutant

 

Just a reminder we begin the post electoral season, with nominations of officers beginning at next months meeting. Also if you just want to be a part of the legion but do not have a great deal of time to commit think about signing up for one of the activity committees. Our next major event for the post is our annual Easter egg hunt. We are always in need of help coloring eggs and stuffing plastic Eggs, with prizes and candy. If you would even like to show up the day of the event and hide eggs that day, please contact Butch or any member of the committee and let them know. It is always a great deal of fun for everyone with tons of smiles. After that we have the build up to Memorial Day. Our committee is always in need of help since this another huge event for the post. The cemetery committee always needs help placing flags on the graves of our fallen veterans. If you feel like you would like to help place flags at the grave site please contact Troy. The list of committees are posted on the legion bulletin board. If you have questions you can always email the post and someone will be in touch with you for help. If you think you would like to help on any committee contact any member of the board or vice commander Butch as he puts the list together for the 2019/20 business year. 
       
We are always looking for new members to join our post, and would like to get some new faces at our meetings that have an interest in not only making the post better, but also making our town better. Every year we try to do more but we do not have enough help to get things done. We would like to do more for our community and the veterans who live in it. Just this past Christmas we helped out at the veterans shelter in York. The members responsible for this were so blessed. Our canteen staff helped in getting the gifts and our members delivered them to the home in York.
         
Each year gets harder and harder for our older veterans, if you see them struggling please lend them a hand. We have lost so many in the past three years and it is hard to list them on the board and say good bye to them who have been friends and comrades. 
         
 Please have a safe rest of the winter and look forward to spring. We are planning many different events for next year, plus as always you can go to the Legion website @ www.legion.org The state website https://pa-legion.com always lists events going on in the state. Remember that in July is the state convention which is always a great time and a good way to learn about the organization you belong to and the great people who are in it. When you see the Legion as a whole and what it does for our country it will give you a sense of pride. Take care and God bless.

Legion Band

Looking for new members. Male, female, any instrument. You do not need to be a member of the Legion.

May 27th - Dallastown Parade, 9 A.M., Arrive 8:15
July 4th - Towson, 10:30 A.M., Bus Leaves 8:30

Jerry Snyder
Home- 717-244-1362
Cell - 717-818-1726
Legion - 717-244-8028

 

Death Benefits Papers

I have been putting reminders in the newsletter each time. Please follow thru with signing up. Also remember if you have a change of address to let us know or if your beneficiary has moved or changed please inform us. This is the only way your beneficiary can be paid the stipend. Please keep all information updated for us. I am hoping all do this as we are going to be asking you for email address as well. Any way we can contact is going to be good for you and the Post. 

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

 Remember that if you have a change of address, you must notify the Post, this will help in many ways, it will get your Death Benefit paid, it will get your monthly Legion magazine delivered to you, it will get your membership card sent to you. Please note that as of January 1. 2017 we are hoping to start sending you newsletters by email, if you have not turned your email address, please send an email topost605dallastown@gmail.com

Suggestion Box:

We thank you for your suggestions and continue to use the suggestion box.  However, there are times when the suggestion/complaint is vague and more information is needed for the Directors to take appropriate action.  We would appreciate if you would sign your name, in order that we can personally contact you.  Your name will be kept confidential.  Thanks for your cooperation.

 
     

To become a member of the Legion, we need the following:

1.  Legion membership application
2.  A copy of your discharge or form DD214.
3.  A payment of $35.00

 

Eligibility Dates.....

If you served honorably on active duty in the U.S. Military for at least
one day during any of the following periods, you can be a Legionnaire.

                 WWI
April 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918
                 WWII
Dec 7, 1941 - Dec 31, 1946
                 Korea
June 25, 1950 - Jan 31, 1955
               Vietnam
Feb 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
              Lebanon
Aug 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
        Grenada/Panama
Dec 20, 1989 - Jan 31, 1990
           Persian Gulf
Aug 2, 1990 - Present Day

For Booking Events Upstairs:
Rentals/
Banquet Hall
Kathy Nickey - 757-652-0079

Wakes -
Carrie Page 
717-309-6764
Kitchen Hours
Sunday 9 am - 1 pm
Monday 11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 9 pm
Thursday 11 am - 9 pm
Friday 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday 9 am - 9 pm

Canteen Hours
Sunday 9 am - 11 pm
Monday 10 am - 11 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 11 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 11 pm
Thursday 10 am - 11 pm
Friday 10 am - 12 am
Saturday 9 am - 12 am


Please note: Food orders must be received at least 15 minutes PRIOR to the kitchen closing. Thank you for your understanding!

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