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Dallastown Post 605 Dallastown, PA
December 2018


Commanders Corner

It's hard to believe this year is almost over. Let's hope we don't have all the wet weather through this  winter witch means SNOW. 

I hope all the hunter's in the post got their big deer.

Please don't forget your due's for 2019. Please attend our monthly meeting.

We have a donation box for Toy's For Tot's and one for Veteran's clothes , please help out on those.

Our district meeting is January 6 at Post 605,please attend.

I hope to see everyone at the Christmas party on December 22. Have a Merry Christmas.

Joe Smith
717 873 9910



Our Christmas dinner is December 3rd. Social time starts at 6pm with dinner to follow at 6:30pm. The committee has been working overtime to make this a very special dinner for us all. The kids Christmas party and Wreaths Across America are on December 15th 2018. The adult Christmas party will be on December 22nd. We hope you will be able to join us in the celebrations of this holiday season. . You may have noticed the donation box for veterans as you come into the canteen area, if you have anything that you could donate, every item is helpful! Our next regular meeting will be January 7th 2019   Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Daphne Jakstis 

Auxiliary President



Hope everyone enjoyed the Thursday snow the week before Thanksgiving. And that reminds me- Did you shovel a veteran’s driveway or pick up groceries for someone in our community? Well if you did, or supported other efforts (like maybe Veterans Day for example) please make sure you fill out a form at out meeting that will assist us in preparing the Consolidated Squadron Report (CSR).  And I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.



Our next meeting is Thursday, December 6th at 6 pm. Please try to get there a little early so you can select your meal. Next to the attendance sheet you’ll be able to select one of the offerings. A couple of minutes into the meeting, one of the Sargent at Arms will deliver the list to the Canteen for preparation. At our meeting, hopefully Ray will have the final numbers of the Crab Feed profits. Also, this will be the time to set up committees for the Chili Cook-Off in March. We’ll want to make sure this event is well planned. And you’re just about out of time if you haven’t renewed your membership. Just do it!

Some upcoming events to put on your calendar:

Mon, 12/3/18: Ladies Auxiliary Dinner. The Sons will be serving. We need volunteers for this event. Hors d’oeuvres will be at 5:30 pm and dinner will be at 6 pm. I know I’m planning on being there around 5 pm.

Sat, 12/8/18: Kids Christmas Party

Sat, 12/15/18: Wreaths across America

Sat, 12/22/18: Adult Christmas Party


Hope to see everyone on Dec 6th at 6 pm.

Jerry Stenclik, SAL Commander

717-887-5315 (cell)

717-456-4491 (work)



From Ronald Nickey

From the land of the has beens....

       Hello everyone.   Ron Nickey here.  By way of a very generous donation from a Veterans organization I'm proud to say that i am sponsoring an appreciation for our Post 605 Vietnam Veterans in the form of a picnic.  It is to be held June 15th at Naylors winery from noon till 8pm.  

Invitations will be mailed to all post 605 Vietnam vets in December.   Invitations should be returned to me by March 31st.  Members are free and guests are 5 dollars. If you have a friend that is a Vietnam vet and not a member of Post 605 you may bring them in addition to your guest but must know by March 31st. Any non-member vets that bring a copy of their DD214 I will pay their first year membership.

 I hesitated to charge for guests but the size of this undertaking is extensive. Any left over funds will be donated the Dallastown post 605 relief fund. 

I promise a good day of camaraderie and patriotism.  If for some reason you are a 605 Veteran and do not get an invitation there will be an sign up sheet at the post in December so we can update your address.

As with everything volunteers will be needed.  The amount and what's needed nowhere close to being figured out but I will come to each groups meetings to fill you in

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  In an effort to accommodate everyone and ensure all interested parties are able to come,there will be two vans available to pick people up and return them to the post.  In addition, they can transport you to and from your home as long as it is within 10 miles. Members requesting a ride should call me prior to the event so we can accommodate you. Also, no one under the age of 21 will be permitted to attend the event. Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you!

Ronald Nickey 
Canteen Corner

     Hoping this finds that everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving & are now getting their holiday shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, cleaning...ect done. Wow, I'm tired just thinking about all the work that goes into the Holiday Season. LOL Oh but what fun it is!! We will be starting our fun with our annual parties begining on Sat. the 8th. 
     Don't forget to purchase your tickets for N.Y. Eve Mon. 31st. Tall in the Saddle will be upstairs playing all your favorite country & classic rock oldies. 8pm-12:30am. $20. per person, $35.00 a couple. Includes Draft, soda, BBQ, swedish meatballs, bolona, cheese & veggie trays. Tickets available at the bar. Also, YES you may bring a covered dish for downstairs & or upstairs. Hats, noisemakers, & Champagne toast will be served both up & downstairs. 
There will be the traditional Pork & sauerkraut dinner served 11am -8pm on Tues Jan 1st
      Fri. 7th Pearl Harbor Remembrance day
     Sat. 8th Children's party at 10am upstairs. Story teller & Santa!
     Fri 21st Winter Arrives    
     Sat. 22nd Adult's party 12pm -4pm No Smoking untill 4pm. Breakfast Only. Kitchen Closes at 11am
     Mon. 24th Christmas Eve Kitchen Closing at 2pm. Bar Closing at 4pm

          Wishing you ALL a Very Merry Christmas & a Safe & Happy New Year!

Thank you,

Post 605 Membership Committee

Greetings from the membership committee:
   It is fast approaching the end of the year and also the end of memberships that are not renewed. As confusing as it sounds if you did not renew your membership by the 31st of the month you are late. Your membership technically has expired. Although we continue to take renewals until June 30th your dues are overdue. Just as a reminder you will get a late notice from National after the first of the year if your dues are not paid. Also we do not get automatic credit from national even through you pay your dues by the 31st unless you would pay online. So the longer you wait the greater the chance is you will be overdue and it may take weeks to get your account up to date. 
    As for all of you who have already paid thank you. You have made this the best year in 7 years of renewing we wanted to thank you for allowing the opportunity to serve you. We have had a great response from our members and we have been putting through renewals as fast as possible. We feel that we have some of the best members and enjoy having you as part of our post. Have a great holiday and we hope that all of you will come out for the annual Christmas party. 



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. 


 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.

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

Kitchen Hours
Sunday 8 am - 8 pm
Monday 11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 9 pm
Thursday 11 am - 9 pm
Friday 11 am - 10 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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