Day of Service and Remembrance September 9, 2017

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), James R. Hickey Unit 120 of Palmyra, NY has been awarded a grant of $1,000 to conduct September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance activities. The projects will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Grant recipients must provide an additional $250 in cash or in-kind donations, making the project total $1,250. Funding for this very limited ALA grant program is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

 

Our Unit has decided to improve the efficiencies of our American Legion Post Home (community facility improvement) by replacing current lighting with LED, installing water saver toilets, and installing programmable thermostats.  We will be cleaning the kitchens, as well as stripping & waxing floors in the kitchens and dining hall making them more desirable for community events.

 

A special service will be held at 1:00pm at the American Legion to commemorate and remember those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and to honor the veterans and military personnel who rose in service to protect our freedomsEveryone in the community is invited and welcome to come to participate in our work project (8:00am – 3:00pm) and/or our remembrance service (1:00pm).   

 

We would like to invite you and your family to personally to participate; at the very least, to attend our special service.  Please join us.

New Year’s Eve Gala Prime Rib Dinner

Amber Jenkins, Post Manager, announced that John Burnette will again cater the New Year’s Eve Prime Rib Dinner. Amber is very enthusiastic when talking about the menu. Call her (315) 597-2412 to reserve your seat(s) for this event and hear her enthusiasm when she explains what will be available. The price this year is $30.00 per person with only one sitting available at 5:30 pm.
Get your reservation now (or by December 19th) to be part of this annual event.
If you have any questions please email jhickeycorp120@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at the Post (315) 597-2412

Auxiliary Announces Needs

Dorothy Sobus, Auxiliary President, has put out the call for help with some upcoming events being sponsored in part (or in all ) by the Auxiliary of the James R. Hickey Post # 120. Donations are needed for the “Halloween Warm-Up” event for the afternoon/evening of October 31st. Cider, Donuts and Candy donations should be dropped of by Friday, Oct. 28th if possible. Supervision for the event is always welcome.
Volunteers to help wrap Christmas Gifts at the VA will be needed for Sunday and Monday, November 20 and 21. If you can share an hour or two helping wrap Christmas Gifts, contact either Dorothy or the VA.
Remember Veterans’ Day and the dinner sponsored by the Auxiliary. Ask how you can help with this wonderful tradition. And, finally, don’t forget the raffle on November 19th. Ask Dorothy how you can help.

Auxiliary Announces Needs

Dorothy Sobus, Auxiliary President, has put out the call for volunteers and help for a number of upcoming events the Auxiliary is sponsoring. The Halloween Warm-Up scheduled for October 31st needs donations of candy, cider and donuts by Friday, October 28th. Help in supervision for the children is also needed for the event itself.
If you would like to volunteer for the VA to assist in wrapping Christmas presents, there are times available on both Sunday, November 20th and Monday, November 21st to help. Sunday’s hours are from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. Monday’s hours are from 9:30 a.m until done. If you wish to volunteer, contact either the VA or Dorothy for more information.
Help will be needed on November 19th for the Auxiliary and S.A.L. raffles. Sandwiches, stuff and physical help are each needed.
Finally, don’t forget the Veterans’ Dinner at the Post on Saturday, November 12th. All kinds of help is needed. Please see Dorothy for more information about how you can help.

Reminder: How to Pay Your Auxiliary Dues

Dorothy Sobus, James R. Hickey Post #120’s Auxiliary President, invites any member of the Auxiliary to see how easy it is to pay their dues. There are three ways one can now pay:
First, you can see the membership chair personally.
Second, you can pay on line by connecting with www.alaforveterans.org.
Third, you can call 1-317-569-4536.

Flu Shots Available for Veterans and their Families October 14th

James R. Hickey Post #120, Palmyra, NY is hosting another “free” flu shot offering on Friday, October 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.. All you need is your medical/health plan coverage card or Medicare care and a place to inject. “Pneumonia” and “Shingles” shots are available but you need to sign up by October 8th to ensure availability. High dose flu shots are available for those who are considered “seniors”. Any questions, contact the Post (315-597-2412). The sign up sheet with available time slots for the inoculation is on the wall next to the bar area for easy access to sign up. This opportunity is available to ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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