Robert I. Nickerson Post 382
20 Moon Island Road
No. Quincy, MA 02171
Telephone # 617-328-9824
Best Post on the East Coast!
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Trustees - Monday, April 24, 2017 6:30 P.M.
E Board - Monday, April 24, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Members - Monday, May 1, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Trustees - Monday, May 29, 2017 6:30 P.M.
E Board - Monday, May 29, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Members - June meeting canceled due to
installation on June 16, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
Trustees - Monday, June 26, 2017 6:30 P.M.
E Board - Monday, June 26, 2017 7:00 P.M.
Members - Monday, July 10, 2017– not the 3rd! 7:00 P.M.
There will be no members meetings in August.
All meetings start at 7 P.M. sharp, except the Trustees meetings, which are at 6:30 P.M.
All regular members are welcome to attend members' meetings.
I first want to say “thanks” to all members who have and continue to pay their dues. The dues we receive are an essential part of keeping our Post alive and an operating post. Thank you!
We, as a post, are hanging in there. As you all know, our saying is “We Are the Best Post on the East Coast” and I truly believe we are but in the state's eyes we are not the worst but we are not the best! Our membership can be better, we need to recruit more veterans and get them involved or sooner or later we're going to have a problem. The American Legion is a great organization that has been around for over 98 years. It was built to help veterans and their families and, so far, they have held to their commitment.
As a commander for over 10 years, I have seen a drastic change in membership and decreasing in certain duties we in the past have been giving to other charities. We are lucky because we still have a building to hold our meetings and can see other members and have a beer with them. For those who are just paper posts and don't have a place to meet, imagine how hard it is to get volunteers to become officers for just collecting dues! This is something I don't want to have any part in dealing with, so be proud of our Post and anything you can do for us will be much appreciated.
Thank you all,
Commander Jim Doherty
ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER
This day was another great day put on by the Post. We had sold over 120 tickets and had nothing but great feedback on how great the boiled dinner was.
Most regular members realize how much work goes into the preparation and cooking for a hundred people. It is a lot of work and without our volunteers, this would be impossible. We also realize that because of the limit to the amount of tickets we can sell, that next year there will be a limit of six tickets per member. This way, most all members will have a chance to attend.
The St. Patrick's Day and the Clambake are priced for the members. We keep the cost low as a give-back to the members and this year a lot of members couldn't attend.
I want to thank all who participated and all who volunteered. Special thanks to the cooks - Michael Hutchings and Mark Hastings, kitchen assistants – Jim Doherty, Butch McIver, Frank McLaughlin, Kevin Taylor and Jeff Vrandenburg. Thanks to the servers – Lori Dow, Cindy Dow, Carol Harris and Gail Burns, our bartenders – Bill Harris/DJ, and Tommy Cunniff, decorations – Kim Shepherd and Henry Cunniff and last to our own food critic Ron Burns.
Brady Academy – This was a great highlight of our St. Patrick's Day. The dancers all did a great job keeping us entertained. Great job!
P.S. Also, thanks to the First Day Back Band for the live music and singing all the Irish music. It was a wonderful day and a huge success for the Post.
For those who haven't been able to visit the Post lately, the process of the upkeep is a slow process but we are getting it done.
Over the last 3 months we did install two new steel doors that needed to be replaced and we were able to run a gas line from the street to the boiler room. These two projects were a big expense but something that had to be done. The function hall and kitchen were also painted.
The future projects of the Post are getting the ceiling done over and new lighting. The Trustees and membership did already vote on replacing the lounge and hallway rugs. As I said before, it is a slow process, but it will get done!
We are an American Legion! We are here for all veterans and their families. We have a great membership in a great neighborhood, so please respect others and remember your opinion is not the only one.
SUNDAY 12 P.M. - 1 A.M.
MONDAY 3 P.M. - 12 P.M.
TUESDAY 3 P.M. - 12 P.M.
WEDNESDAY 3 P.M. - 12 P.M.
THURSDAY 3 P.M. - 12 P.M.
FRIDAY 3 P.M. - 1 A.M.
SATURDAY 12 P.M. - 1 A.M.
KENO HOURS END 1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO CLOSING EACH NIGHT
The summer months are already filling up fast. If you are thinking of using the hall, you might want to call the Post. The hall rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The hall rentals are required to have a member as a sponsor. Hall rentals are $350.00 for non-members and $300 for members, bartender is included. Rentals without a bartender are $250.00 for members and $300 for non-members.
Thank you all for paying your dues – it is very crucial to the survival of this Post. On March 1st the door locks were changed. If you don't have a green card, you haven't paid your dues. 2017 cards are green in color and 2016 are blue in color.
Ames Landscaping is cutting and maintaining the Daniel Gilbert Memorial. He is the one planting the flowers and making the entrance to Squantum very presentable. Great job, Ames Landscaping!
SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION
The newly elected Commander for the Sons is looking for help on the Board. He's looking for officers to fill the Sons slate – Senior Vice, Junior Vice, and a Finance Officer. If anyone is interested, please leave a message at the Post or let the Commander know.
The Post members would like to offer their condolences to the families of Michael & Kelly Norris. Michael lost his mother, Marie Norris of Charlestown, over St. Patrick's Day.
To the family of members Paul, Joanne and Kristen Bimmler, their mother and grandmother passed away last month.
Our prayers go out to you and your families. Also, last week we lost a long-time neighbor of Squantum, Paul McDonough, who lived on Border Street. He was the father of Erin Boylan and Paula Glynn. We are so sorry for all your families and they'll always be remembered in our thoughts.
Thanks go out to Sr. Vice Thomas Lynch. He stepped up when Donald Pitts left and did a great job with the membership. Tom and his wife, Maureen, are moving into their new home in E. Bridgewater. Good luck Tom and Maureen. Congratulations!
BOYS STATE REPRESENTATIVES OF POST 382
Quincy High School - John D. Kelly – Grandson of Jack Kelly
North Quincy High School - Austin Devane – son of Michael Devane
B.C. High School - Kyle O'Keefe – son of Friend Courtney O'Keefe
Catholic Memorial - Michael Lester – son of Thomas and Kathy Lester
These students will represent the “Best Post on the East Coast” during Boys State on June 15, 2017.
This year's softball game is scheduled to be played on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. Remember last year the Old Guys stood on their heads and gave the Young Guys a good #&% whipping and we hope to have a repeat performance this year. Coach Jay Girbaudo has to have a practice or two before you play us, will you? LOL We want a game this year!
The Post is a private organization. We are fortunate to have our own bar - a bar that all state laws apply to! The only difference is we don't open our doors to the public. This bar is not a BYOB establishment or is it a self-service, help yourself place! We have a zero tolerance policy. Unless you are the on-duty bartender or the manager or the President of Trustees, you do not go behind the bar – not for snacks, not for helping yourself, not even to look at the calendar. No reason at all! Going behind the bar is not permitted!
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Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Please, if you can spare an hour or so, we would love to have your help. All hands are welcome to help clean up the grounds and organize our great Post – the more the merrier!
VIETNAM MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Thursday, April 27, 2017 2 P.M. at the Vietnam Memorial Clock Tower, Marina Bay
Guest speaker - The Honorable General Joseph Dunford : Chief of Staff.
CADDY DAY MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:00 P.M. at Caddy Park on Quincy Shore Drive
POST DECK OPENER
Saturday, May 20, 2017 2 P.M. to close
Food (the best cookout in town), raffles and music by the First Day Back Band.
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
Friday, June 16, 2017 7:00 P.M. to close
Come and join us for an enjoyable evening.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 2 P.M. to close
Music, raffles and entertainment. Best clam chowder ever! Tickets will go on sale July 10th.
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A Bit of Trivia
1. What part of Britain was occupied by the Germans in World War II?
2. What actor led the attack on the bridge on the River Kwai?
3. What do the five Olympic rings represent?
Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions
1. What 1942 naval engagement saw the sinking of four Japanese aircraft carriers? The Battle of Midway
2. Where did the 2506 Brigade come ashore on April 17, 1961? The Bay of Pigs
3. Who received his U.S. Army discharge on March 5, 1960? Elvis Presley
Robert I Nickerson Post 382
20 Moon Island Road
Quincy, MA 02171
Phone: +1 617 328-9824