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.

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY 2016

This looks like a fun evening. 
Be sure to get your reservations in early!
 $30 per person - Only 100 tickets available.
Proceeds got to benefit 
the American Legion Riders.
Tickets available at 
Hannibal American Legion. 

Questions? Call Lenny at 315-212-0957 or
Fred at 315-420-1477.

When tickets are sold out, 
no more tickets are available. 

Buffet Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30
and a Comedy Show at 8 PM
ONLY $30.00!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

VETERANS DAY

ACTIVITIES @
Cicero Post 787
Nov. 11, 2015

 COMING UP - - - -
December 12, 2015

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP

NOTICE

AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY

The annual American Legion Family Holiday Gift Shop Program will take place at the Syracuse VA Medical Center again this year.
 It is never too early to start thinking of Christmas for our Veterans at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Gift Shop Dates are:

Dec. 5th (Saturday) VA 10 am. 
Unload gifts from trailer and set up auditorium.

Dec. 6th (Sunday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Load carts & distribute, wrap and mail gifts.

Dec. 7th (Monday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Load carts & distribute, wrap and mail gifts.

Dec. 8th (Tuesday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Distribute, wrap and mail gifts until all veterans have been served and packages ready for mailing. Pack up and load on trailer.


Monetary donations toward Gift Shop can be used from Poppy Fund monies and Bell Jar. If you send donations to County, please make sure to specify Unit # (Post # or Squad #) and amount so I can thank the appropriate people. 

DO NOT SEND donations directly to the VA as it will go in their General Fund.

Please make checks payable to: HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP 
and send to:  Jayne Fust, P.O. Box 72, Brewerton, NY 13029

Let me know how many are coming to Gift Shop and when.
You may leave a message on (315) 676-5432.

Coffee/tea/hot chocolate and donuts will be served
every morning EXCEPT Saturday. A light lunch will be
served on Sunday and the VA provides vouchers
on Monday and Tuesday.

All members of the American Legion Family are invited
to participate in this program. Let us give of ourselves
in the true spirit of God and Country!

Jayne Fust
VA Holiday Gift Shop Chairman

TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS DISCOUNT

  
Just received word that on Wednesday, November 11 (Veterans Day), TOPS markets will honor an 11 percent discount off a total order to all veterans and their immediate family members who shop at any Tops location.

Customers should provide proof of service that they, or a family member living in the same household are a U.S. veteran, active duty, reserve or retired military personnel to automatically receive an 11 percent discount off their total purchase that day.


Tops is a long-time supporter of military associates and customers, including support of the American Veterans Tribute Traveling Wall, Honor Flight Missions, sending care packages for troops serving domestically and overseas, VA hospital visits and participation in veteran job fairs, parades and expos. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

5th DISTRICT AMERICAN LEGION MEETS

The 5th District American Legion met today in Lowville at Post 162 at the firehall nearby. Representing Oswego County were Commander Fred Waters, David Walker, Tom Brown, Shawn Mills, James Ellis, Delos Rowlee and 5th District Sergeant-at-Arms Richard Palmer. 
 Commander Leslie Crossett chaired the meeting and the department membership chairman was present to give information on mylegion.org to those attending. It is a powerful tool to use for your membership and is very useful in maintaining your post membership.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

AMERICAN LEGION INSTALLATION

HOMER RUSSELL SMITH 
POST 587 - FULTON, NY

Officers for the 2015-2016 American Legion year were installed on Monday, September 14th at the post on Oneida Street.
Post Commander John Young was re-installed 
for another year at the helm. 

Seated at the right in the above photo is John McGraw who is the senior Oswego County Commander from the year 1958 and he continues to be active in his post.

Past District Commander Delos Rowlee gave the 
new officers their oath of office.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

NEW YORK COMMANDER VISITS

Sunday October 4, 2015

JAMES V. YERMAS

a Vietnam War Army Veteran

 

His focus for the year is Membership, “bringing more of the Vietnam Vets into the Legion and highlighting American Legion Riders.”

Department Commander James V. Yermas has selected Operation Comfort Warrior and the Legacy Scholarship Fund as his projects for the year. OCW provides comfort and rehabilitative items for wounded warriors. (100 perent of donations go directly to helping wounded warriors; the American Legion picks up the tab for administrative costs.) The Legacy Fund provides scholarships for children of fallen servicemen and servicewomen.


 The visitation of the Department of New York officers will be held in Oswego County on Sunday, October 4, 2015.

A roast beef dinner with all the trimmings will be served at Fuller-Taylor Post 915, Central Square at 3:00 PM

Cost of the meal is $16.00 per person, Only 100 tickets!

Meet and Greet will be at 2:00 PM with cocktails available.

Traveling with the commander will be the department president of the American Legion Auxiliary Janet Mahoney


 and Sons of the American Legion Commander 
Joe SantaCroce. 

 

5th DISTRICT LEGION AUXILIARY CONFERENCE

The 5th District American Legion Auxiliary, Department of NY, will hold their Fall Conference on Tuesday, October 27th at General Pulaski American Legion Post 1650, 1604 Burnet Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206.


Department President JANET MAHONEY, Dept. 1st Vice President DEBORAH KRYCZKOWSKI, Dept. 2nd Vice President PATRICIA HENNESSY and Dept. 3rd Vice President MARIE MOCK will attend.

All County and Unit Presidents, Membership Chairmen, VA & R Chairmen, Children and Youth Chairmen, secretaries and treasurers should attend with their expenses paid. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME and encouraged to attend. Plan of action books will be distributed to County Presidents. 

There will be raffles for 50/50, and gifts/baskets. Also Department lottery calendars will be available.
 
Registration: 8:30 AM Coffee and doughnuts will be available (for donation please)

Session: Begins promptly at 10:00 AM        Lunch: 12:00 PM

MENU: Tossed salad, baked chicken, potato salad, green beans, corn bread, rolls w/butter, pumpkin cake, coffee and tea

COST is $18.00 per person, which includes registration and lunch. Any Auxiliary member not attending luinch will send a $3/00 registration fee.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 16, 2015. No refunds will be granted after this date! Make check payable to: 5th District ALA, include names of members attending along with Unit name, number and county..

Mail to: MARGOT O'NEIL, 1614 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206. 
    Phone (315)472-3885 

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

HANNIBAL PIG ROAST

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Come and Support Your
Legion Family!

OSWEGO COUNTY MEETINGS




COUNTY AUXILIARY MEETINGS: (10 AM)
Sat. Sep. 12:     Horning-Fournier Unit 418, Phoenix
Sat. Oct. 10:     Fuller-Taylor Unit 915, Central Square
Sat. Nov. 7:     Prior-Stock Unit 1552, Hannibal.
No meetings    Dec., Jan., Feb.
Sat. Mar. 5:     Wm. S. Monaghan Unit 268, Oswego
Sat. Apr. 2:     Russell Horning Unit 601, Parish
Sat. May 1:     Raymond-Faulkner-Cook Post 858, Cleveland
Sat. June 4:    Hastings-Gorski Post 1128, Williamstown

OSWEGO CO. SONS MEETINGS: (7 PM)
July/August - No meetings
Sept. 20           Phoenix
Oct. 20            Hannibal
Nov. 17           Williamstown
Dec. 15            Central Square
Jan. 19, 2016   Cleveland
Feb. 16            Parish
Mar. 15            Pulaski
Apr. 19            Oswego
May 17            Central Square
June 21            Cleveland

OSWEGO CO. LEGION MEETINGS: (8 PM)
July 22             Cleveland
Aug. 19           Hannibal
Sep. 16            New Haven
Oct. 21            Parish
Nov. 18           Central Square (7 PM)
     Eagle Scout Awards
Dec. 16            Phoenix
Jan. 2016         NO MEETING
Feb. 17            Pulaski
Mar. 16            Williamstown
Apr. 20            Oswego
May 18            Fulton
June 15            Altmar
    (Picnic - 6 PM; Meet - 7 PM)

PHOENIX BBQ



CHICKEN BBQ
 Saturday, August 22nd
Phoenix American Legion
Post 418
9 Oswego River Rd.

Serving from 1:00 PM until ??

Full dinner - - - $9.00
Seniors - - - - $8.50

Best finger licking chicken
in town....
Come on our for a good time.


put on by:
Sons of the American Legion 

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MUSIC by
ROCK SHADOW

Sat. August 22
7 to 10 PM

Phoenix American Legion
Post 418

Come on down and enjoy!
 

   

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AUXILIARY POST 601, PARISH

American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 601 at Parish, NY

 5.0 Cubic Foot
CHEST FREEZER 
&

$99.00 GIFT
CERTIFICATE from

Scriba Meats
State Route 104
Oswego, NY

Tickets:
$5.00 each 

Drawing on
September 7, 2015

at
Russell Horning 
American Legion Post 601
Co. Rt. 69A
Parish, NY 13131 
 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

JUNE AT PHOENIX LEGION POST 418

Every Thursday - - -
 Karaoki  
with Jessie Derringer
from 6 to 9 PM 


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 Sons of American Legion
Squadron 418
 STEAK BAKE
Sat. JUNE 13
noon 'til gone
$12.00
 
  
Wolf Mountain Band
plays from 7 to 10 PM 

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Sat. JUNE 20th and 27th
Rock Shadows
from 7 to 10 PM

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P. K. U.


from 1 to 5 PM
$8.00 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

DISTRICT LEGION MEETING

The 5th District
American Legion Meeting

in OSWEGO COUNTY

scheduled for 

APRIL 12, 2015

has been moved from
Robert-Edwards Post 358
in Pulaski

TO

WM. S. MONAGHAN POST 268
69 WEST BRIDGE STREET
in OSWEGO 

2 PM as usual



You may call Oswego County 
Commander Fred Waters 
at 342-7395 or

5th District Commander
Chuck Graham
at 658-2830

to verify this information.