Monday, October 10, 2011


Fall Colors on the way to Lowville


The 5trh District meeting of The American Legion was held at Lowville Fire Hall in Lowville at 2:00 PM. We had 4 representatives from Oswego County which included the 5th District Sergeant-At-Arms James Ellis. The other three attendees were all past 5th District Commanders: David Walker, Tom Brown and Delos Rowlee. 

Jim was at the door for county sign-in and raffle ticket sales. There was a pretty good turn-out for the beautiful fall day and temps in the 70's or more with not a cloud in the sky.

Ken Hurst and Bob Albro from Liverpool Post 188 signed in as others awaited their turns.
Some district directories were handed out but they ran out before even the past district commanders had a copy. This seems to happen every year lately and must be due to the limited number of booklets they make up. Just the information that each county should have and yet they can't print up enough to go around. It's not that the district is broke!!! They have the money!!! (P.S. This is my personal opinion and since I deal with information all the time, I get somewhat perturbed when this happens time and time again. Delos Rowlee)

One bright note on the meeting was that each chairman gave their report from the dais with the microphone so they could be heard and seen which is a big PLUS! This was brought up at the organizational meeting earlier. 

There were some guest speakers at the beginning of the meeting. Sandra Crain, VAVS chairman at the Syracuse VA Hospital; Jayne Fust, chairman of the Holiday Gift Shop at the VA Hospital. There was one other guest speaker. 

The VAVS is always looking for donations of time and/or money for their programs and the Holiday Gift Shop is a very popular program at the VA where patients may pick out gifts for their families and they are packed and shipped to their families at no charge. The American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion pay all the postage. So it is very important to keep this program funded to operate smoothly.

Volunteers are sought for Sunday, December 4, Monday December 5, and Tuesday December 6 from 8 AM until all are served. There is coffee and donuts for volunteers as well as lunch vouchers on Monday and Tuesday for all volunteers. Please plan on helping out with this worthy program. 

Windmills along Route 177 on the way to Lowville, NY

Fall Colors new Lowville on Route 177

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