Saturday, September 9, 2017

OSWEGO COUNTY MEETING


REMINDER

The Oswego County American Legion meeting will be sponsored by Hamlin-Weldon Post 1532, New Haven on

WED. SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

at the
NEW HAVEN TOWN HALL
State Route 104

at 8:00 p.m.

All post commanders and committee chairmen should attend.

County Commander Fred Waters will preside.

ALL tickets for Department Officers' Dinner
must be turned in BEFORE
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On the visitation:
A free lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Homer Russell Smith Post #587 in Fulton. Following will be a guided tour of historic Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY at 1 p.m.

The evening festivities begin with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m. at Horning-Fournier Post 418, Phoenix, NY. Dinner menu will consist of tossed salad, roast pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, rolls, vegetable and dessert. The cost for this dinner is ONLY $12 per person and all Post Commanders have tickets.

Please contact Shawn Mills at 315-806-7351 if you have any questions. Checks for dinner should be made out to:

"American Legion Post 418" and be mailed to: Delos Rowlee, 100 Myers Road, Oswego, NY 13126. Phone is 315-216-6656.
All unused tickets should be returned.

HARVEST DINNER
 at

Raymond-Faulkner-Cook Post 858
Cleveland, NY

on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 

Call Post for details at
315-675-8142

Bring your appetite with you! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

JUST A REMINDER...

What is your post doing on this important day? 

Maybe a good time for a

Membership Drive!

Get those "Early Birds" paid up.

Are you having a celebration for all
those who pay their dues early?

 Get those applications out and sign
up some NEW members!

In recent years, the membership has continued to decline each year so it is up to us to get busy and recruit some NEW MEMBERS into our organization.

It is time for some of us "old fogies" to step down and let the younger generation take charge of our great veterans organization.

Get younger members involved in youth programs like Boys and Girls State, oratorical, scouting units, etc.
We are after all a LEGION FAMILY, not just a bunch of old timers sitting around a bar having beers. Get the whole family involved in your Post, Unit and Squadron and we can make our membership grow, reversing the trend of recent years. It is time to take action!

"JUST ASK" 

 

Monday, September 4, 2017

5th District Auxiliary Fall Conference

5th DISTRICT
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
FALL CONFERENCE

was held at the Ramada Inn, Arsenal Street, Watertown on Friday, September 1st, 2017. 

 Several members attended from Oswego County including Sherry Lovell, Dianna Spinner, Carol Mills, Angela Mills, Sandra Crain,  Bonnie Firenze and Junior member Lily Lovell.


Lily Lovell was named Honorary 5th District Junior President for 2017-2018. 

Photos were taken by Sherry Lovell, president of Horning-Fournier Unit 418 in Phoenix, NY.

 Lily Lovell and the Junior Advisor painted stones and presented them to various officers of the 5th District ALA.





MEMBERSHIP AWARDS FOR OSWEGO COUNTY
AUXILIARY UNITS 268, 418 & 915
with 100% or more


At the 2017 Department Convention in Syracuse, NY the membership awards were presented. Oswego County Membership Chairman Betty Rowlee congratulated the units that achieved 100% or better for 2017. 

Installed at the convention was PATRICIA HENNESSEY as Department Auxiliary President for 2017-2018:

Also installed as American Legion Commander for 2017-2018 was U.S. Navy veteran Rena Nessler of Geneva who made American Legion history on July 22, 2017 when she was elected the first woman commander of The American Legion Department of New York.


New York Commander Nessler and Auxiliary President Hennessey will be make their visitation to Oswego County on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 with luncheon at Homer Russell Smith Post 587 in Fulton, NY, followed by a guided tour of historic Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY.  

Those wishing to attend should get their reservations as soon as possible.

There will be a meet and greet social hour at 5:00 pm at Horning-Fournier Post 418 in Phoenix followed by a roast pork dinner with all the trimmings at 6:00 pm. Cost for the meal is $12 per person. 

Each Post has tickets and reservations MUST BE MADE BY SEPTEMBER 26th. Make check payable to "American Legion Post 418" and mail to: Delos Rowlee, 100 Myers Road, Oswego, NY 13126 with unused tickets.


Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members are urged to attend as well since their state officers will also be present. Ask your Post Commander for tickets or contact Delos Rowlee at 315-216-6656.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

MAY IS POPPY MONTH

During the month of May, American Legion Auxiliary units and posts distribute poppies created by veterans to those who donate. The funds are used for veterans and their needs. When you see someone selling poppies, why not donate a buck or two and know you are helping a veteran?

At the 5th District Annual Spring Conference, many poppies were used in special displays, some of which are forwarded to the New York State Department Convention to be judged in July 2016.

Here are a few of those beautiful creations:

My favorite, Poppy Heart with Soldier's Boot



Anyone need a new spring hat?


Thursday, December 31, 2015

RIP - PSC KENNETH F. GOVERNOR

Past New York State Commander KENNETH F. GOVERNOR passed away on December 24, 2015. 

PDC Ken was the 2013-14 department commander who helped usher in a new era of communications and marketing for the Department of New York.

His personal motto was "Service First" and served him well in the Army, where during his last tour he ensured that National Guard units were logistically ready for deployment in the first Gulf War. Concentration on making sure every soldier and every unit had everything they needed to sustain and protect themselves in combat and to be able to decisively engage the enemy and win, Ken and his team were cited for the best prepared units to arrive at the mobilization and embarkation centers. Ken was a retired US Army major with nearly 30 years of active and reserve duty.

 In The American Legion, Ken was a life member of North Greenbush Memorial Post 1489 in Rensselaer County and a member of the Sons of The American Legion. He was a past Rensselaer County and Third District Commander.

He was raised in Boston, Mass. and resided in North Greenbush. He left his wife, the former Sandra Gingeresky of Troy, NY three sons and two daughters, and several grandchildren.

He will be sorely missed by all in the American Legion family.