NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2015

MEAT RAFFLE - On Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:00PM, The Son's of The American Legion is planning a Meat Raffle with various trays of meat, money raffles, Special Side Raffles of donated merchandise, and a Silent Auction of Sports Memorabilia items.  Open to the Public with Free Admission, and Handicap Accessibility, so come join us.  This event is to benefit Boston Childrens Hospital Detachment of Massachusetts, "Partnership for Kids" program.  The Sons ask all those planning to assist to be available and at the Legion by 6:00PM.               

JANUARY 2015

MEAT RAFFLE - On Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00PM, The American Legion is planning a Meat Raffle with a Mystery Raffle and a 50/50 Raffle.  There will be five different meat trays available and it will be Open to the Public with Free Admission, and Handicap Accessibility, so come join us.  The Post is asking for help from the Son's and Riders to raise money for a new ice machine for our club.       

                                  NOVEMBER 2014      

MEAT RAFFLE - (#1) On Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00PM, The American Legion is planning a Special Meat Raffle so they may raise money and give Christmas gifts to the Troops in Afghanistan. Come support this cause.  There will be five different meat trays available.  Open to the Public and Free Admission.  Come join us.

Veterans Day - Tri-Town Parade - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Rockland - Honor Guard requested in uniform to meet at the Whitman Post by 7:00AM to gather our flags, rifles and pistol. We then will go as a group and assemble in Rockland (Union Street) no later than 8:30AM.  Parade start time and ceremonial events afterwards are unknown.  Honor Guard Uniform will consist of your Yellow ascot & braid, white shirt, dark blue pants, white belt, dark colored shoes, white gloves, dark colored American Legion cap and jacket.

MEAT  RAFFLE - (#2) The Son's of The American Legion will host a Fundraiser Meat Raffle on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:00PM at the American Legion Post 22 in Whitman.  Open to the public with free addmission.  We will have various meat trays and two special raffles for $5/ticket and $20/book (of five tickets).  One raffle is for a juke box ($800 value) and second raffle is one book of $2 massachusetts lottery scratch tickets (300 tickets - $600 value).  See bartender or any SAL officer for tickets.

CASINO TRIP - Mohegan Sun Casino Trip is planned for Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11AM till 8PM at the cost of $25 per person.  There will be two buses again this year and the cut off date for reserving your seat with full payment is Friday, October 17, 2014.  The trip usually sells out quickly.  Each individual receives a round trip bus fare, a meal voucher, and a betting voucher once paid in full.  For more information contact Ken Lailer at 781-447-2940 or Go to our website at http://www.legion22.org/sons.html and click on the word CASINO.  NEXT TRIP - (March 2015) T.B.A.

OCTOBER 2014

HONOR GUARD - Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 4:00PM.  Please, meet at our post at 3:00PM.
Memorial Service in Whitman for Major Michael Donahue - A Memorial Service is planned for Major Michael Donahue, a former Whitman resident and a 1990 Whitman-Hanson Regional High School graduate who was killed in action on September 16, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. 
The committee is hoping to have various Honor Guards present to show their respect, while displaying their colors.  The service will be held in the Whitman Town Park on Sunday, October 19th at 4:00PM.  

SEPTEMBER 2014

INFORMATIONAL MEETING - (Informal) - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00PM at the American Legion Post 22 in Whitman.  Open to general public, free addmission for seniors, veterans, and families.  Explanation of Elder Care Benefits and Veterans Administration Programs.  For more information at anytime, please, contact Jessica Compston at 781-336-9829.  (WebSite: - www.starsandstripeshomecare.com) 
(E-Mail: - Jessica.Compston@starsandstripeshomecare.com) 


INSTALLATION of OFFICERS - Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:30AM.  Officers, please, be present by 11:00AM in proper attire (SAL cap, SAL tie, SAL name badge, white shirt, dark colored pants, shoes, & belt).  Our State Commander, Bill Murphy will install us.  This will be followed by a Pig Roast at 1:00PM for all in attendance at the cost of $15pp, no exceptions.   

PIG ROAST - Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:00PM at Whitman Post 22
Immediately following the Installation of Officers, scheduled for 11:30AM on the same day.
All Officers must be present by 11:00AM along with those assisting.  Please, wear your proper attire (cap, tie, badge, white shirt, dark colored pants, belt, and shoes). 

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NEXT POST MEETINGS: The meetings for the month of Aug 2012 are on the 13th, with the e-board meeting at 6pm and the business meeting at 7pm. The meetings for the month of Sep 2012 will be on the 10th with the e-board meeting at 6pm and the business meeting at 7pm.

POST EVERLASTING: It is great sorrow that I inform the membership of the passing to Post Everlasting of long time Finance Officer Robert J Pratt. RIP Brave Warrior.

POST NEWS: The Post is in need of some Officers as the positions have not all been filled. If the Post is to prosper and grow we need officers to help the Post. If you want to help please see the Commander, Buddy Akusis for information. Positions that are open are the Senior Vice Commander and the Sergeant at Arms. It is important to fill these positions in order to have a full e-board. The Officers that are in there now have been recycled over and over, it is time for younger members to help out.

FROM THE PAST COMMANDER: I would like to take this time to thank all the members of the Legion and SAL for all the help this year. I or anyone else can not do this job alone, this was a joint endeavor by all involved. I know you all know who you are and to mention everyone would fill two pages, once again thanks to you all. I will be around to help anyone that needs help. Its been a long journey but an enjoyable one. Thank you all!!!!

FROM THE COMMANDER: Thank you all for having faith in me again, and I will be around the Post if you have any questions or ideas. We have a new Finance Officer in place at this time and are just waiting for his paperwork to be sent back to us so he can create his own system. Please be patient.

FROM THE ADJUTANT: The membership cards are in and are being processed at this time, there will be a delay in getting things straightened out, so if you sent your dues in and haven’t received your card yet, let me know. E-mail me at ptracey148@comcast.net and I will get the message and look in to it.



Respectively
Chris Tracey
Adjutant, Post 22