Robert I Nickerson Post 382 20 Moon Island Road Quincy MA 02171
Robert I Nickerson Post 38220 Moon Island RoadQuincy MA 02171

November, 2014

MEETINGS 

E Board - Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 7:00 P.M. 
Trustees - Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 6:30 P.M. 
Members - Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 7:00 P.M. 

E Board - Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 7:00 P.M. 
Trustees Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 6:30 P.M. 
Members - Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 7:00 P.M. 

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.

 

COMMANDER'S CORNER

Dear Membership,

  As you know, we are coming up to the end of another year and this will be the last newsletter for the year 2014.

This past year we have made many changes to our club, not just in the restorations to our building, but in the ways we run and function as an American Legion.  Most legions as they move forward in years, their membership decreases because of death or other reasons but Post 382 has increased every year since 2006 and, thanks to all of you, we have made 100 percent paid up dues since then.

 As we stand now, we are doing well – each year we are getting better and more peopleare getting involved and supporting our place.

Over the past few years, we have been complimented many times on how great our Postis and how involved we are in the community.  Let's keep this reputation alive.  Keep upthe support!  The more support we get the more support we can give, not only to the veterans returning but to the community programs.

Thanks and Semper Fi,

Commander Jim Doherty

 

 

Dues

All dues are now due!  Please pay your dues and keep supporting “The Best Post on the East Coast!”  FYI to American Legion members (A.L.), the National is behind in updating its information passed on  by individual posts. If you receive a pink notice and you already paid, please disregard.  If you are not sure, you can call the Post at 617-328-9824 and ask for the commander. We've been mailing a lot of checks back to the members.  Remember the National sends out notices in July and that is when most of you paid.  Thanks again for all your support!

Friends' bills will be mailed out by December 15th.  Door locks will be changed on March 1, 2015.  The new card keys are white in color.

 

WELCOME ABOARD!

            Christopher Doherty,  A.L. (Navy) 

            Tim Boyle, F.O.L.

            Danny Church,  A.L.

            John Boyle, F.O.L.

            Brian Gilmartin, A.L. (U.S. Coast Guard) 

            Jen Bergin, F.O.L.

            Scott Salman, A.L.

            Dawn MacLeod, F.O.L.

            David Gunther, A.L.   

            Kyle Costa, F.O.L.

            Barry Ambroseno, A.L.  

            Mary Coughlin, F.O.L.

            Marsha L. Richards, S.A.L. 

            Allison MacLellan, F.O.L.

            Hunter Kowilcik, S.A.L.  

            Cayla Newman, F.O.L.

 

Post 382 Softball Game

Thanks to all who participated in this year's softball game.  It was a great day of fun had by all.  The “Young Guys” still looking in shape and cocky as hell, the “Old Guys” drinking beer, having fun and still turning double plays.

We had a great turnout thanks to all of you and thanks to Bill Harris, the uniform shirts were great.  Even the cheering section had great shirts!

Anyways, the “Young Guys” earned the bragging rights for another year. They came through with their bats and ended up winning by a run.  But wait until next year, you are going down!  We are calling in the old recruits.

 

Clambake

The 2014 clambake was a great success thanks to all who helped out and made it such a great day.  To this day a lot of residents of Squantum still don't even know how good our clambake is!  Where else can you get such a good meal for such a cheap price.  Everyone praised us about how good the food was.  Special thanks to the cooks and hostesses who all worked their butts off.  Michael Hutchings, Mark Hastings, Jeff Vrandenburg, Gail Burns, Joannie Hastings, Lori Dow,  Cathy Spring, Fran Waldron, Ann Burns, Cathy Paolucci, Cindy Flynn, Ronnie Burns, Michael Kowilcik, Tommy Cunniff and Commander Jim Doherty – great job!!!  Another successful and enjoyable clambake.

 

Bar - Upkeep

For those who haven't been able to visit our Post, we have put a lot of time and money back into the Post to make it more presentable and enjoyable. Last week we replaced all the rugs in the function room and the bar, so the place is looking real good, especially for those who are looking to rent the hall.

Though we are almost there, we still have some fund-raising to do.  Our goal is to get enough money and support so we can replace the heating system, the roof and install central air conditioning in the near future.

 

A Special Thank You

Thanks to member, Tom Lynch and his wife Maureen.  They donated a new flat screen TV and stand for another Keno screen over the bar - we needed it.

 

 

Zero Tolerance

Again, FYI!  We do not accept any disrespectful behavior, treat people the way you want to be treated yourself.  Have respect for those members who bring in their wives or friends for a drink.  They didn't come in to hear you yell at a TV during a Patriots' game.  F-bombs are not tolerated!  Remember, no matter how much you yell or how loud you are, the referee cannot hear you and he wouldn't change his call even if he did.  Please be considerate!

 

Football Food

We have a budget for food during the games and during our parties.  We put food out for the members who take time to come by and support the club. We do not have a take out food service!  This food bought by the Post stays in the Post!

 

The same goes for the function room.  If you didn't get an invitation to the function means you weren't invited.  Stay out!

 

Color Guard

We are hoping to get more young guys involved in our Post color guard.  As it stands now, sometimes we barely have enough guys for a color guard. Having a color guard is part of civic duty.  We are obligated to march in three parades a year – Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Squantum Fourth of July. Anyone interested in marching, please call and let us know.  It's 3 1/2 hours a year out of your time.  It is also no cost to the individual.  The Post will buy your shirts, hats, jackets, etc.  Our goal is to have an all Iraq and Afghanistan War color guard.  I promise you, you will be the best dressed guards ever.

 

Our color guard now has been marching for years, some have been doing it over 30 years.  Let's give them a break and get them some help.

 

Hall Rentals

 

Remember, we do have a great hall that we rent out to our members and their friends.  It is a great room  for birthday parties, communions, christenings, etc. and the price is the best in Quincy.  2015 is starting to fill up fast, so if you have something you are thinking of renting the hall for, please call soon. First come, first serve basis.  The price of the hall is $250.00 plus $50.00 for the bartender, if needed.

 

Please call the Post and ask for Kim Shepherd or Jim Doherty.  A $100.00 deposit and a signed contract will reserve the hall for you.

 

Congratulations

 

To our future members -

            Liam Galvin, son of Johnny Galvin and Sara Kane – born July, 2014

            Hunter Kowilcik, son of Michael Kowilcik, Jr. and Jenelle O'Neil –            born July, 2014

            Charlotte Struzik, daughter of Matthew Struzik and Tiffany Flaherty –            born August, 2014

 

Condolences

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Audrey Lacey, who passed away last week.  Audrey was the sister of member, Colleen Collins.

 

OTHER NEWS

If anyone has seen the picture of John Morley, please return it – no questions asked.

Welcome to the Holiday Season

We are now into the holiday season and we still have our duties and obligations to help those in need. 

 

Remember  -  Toys for Tots – We've always had the greatest toys for the children.

 

This is also the Care Packages time of the season.

Feel free to drop anything you buy for the troops with the bartenders

and they will put your donations in the office.  Let's make our troops have a better Christmas while they are deployed.

 

Quote of the Month

 

“It cannot be inherited nor can it be purchased, you and no one alive can buy it for any price.  It is impossible to rent and cannot be lent, you alone and our own have earned it with your sweat, blood and lives, you won it forever.  The title UNITED STATES MARINE.”

  Semper Fi       Happy Birthday        OOH – RAH!

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UPCOMING EVENTS   

 Thanksgiving Eve Reunion

Wednesday, November 26, 2014                        7 P.M. - 10 P.M.

 Drink, food, 50/50 – Come and join your friends for our                                                      annual pre-Thanksgiving get-together.

 

Members Christmas Party (Adults Only)

Sunday, December 14, 2014             2:00 P.M. to close

Chinese food, raffles and music by DJ Bill Harris and live music by Don Houghton.  Come by for a great time.

There will be 35 tickets sold @ $20.00 per ticket for

for a chance to win an IPAD – Air 2.

This is a party to give back to the membership for another great year!

 

New Year's Eve Party

Wednesday, December 31, 2014  7:00 P.M. to close

Hosted by the Post – food, music, raffles and a great time,

so come by and say “Goodbye” to 2014.

 

Super Bowl Party

Sunday, February 1, 2015                3:00 P.M. to close

 Football, Food, Squares (for fun) and flat screen TV raffle.

 

Past Commanders' Dinner

Saturday, February 21, 2015              7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

Open to all Past Commanders and their spouse or girlfriend.

Please let the Post know if you are attending, so we can order

foodaccordingly.  (Jim Doherty - 617-328-9824)

 

St. Patrick's Day Party

Saturday, March 14, 2015                   2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

 Corned Beef Dinner - $7.00 per plate

 Irish Step @ 6:00 P.M.

 There will also be a performances  by Steward Highlands Pipe Band.

 Post Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015  Open House from 10 A.M. To 2 P.M.

 

REMINDER:    Come and enjoy the Patriots games and halftime food.

    Great environment for a game.

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A Bit of Trivia

 

1.                  What amendment to the U.S. Constitution ended Prohibition?

2.                  How many times did John Glenn orbit the earth?

3.                  What's the speed limit on German autobahns?

 

1.                  Who was the most decorated U.S. Soldier of World War II?Audie Murphy

2.                  What baseball player was known as The Say-Hey Kid?Willie Mays

3.                  Who was the first union president to occupy the Oval Office?Ronald Reagan

 

Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

                                               

 

 

 

 

July 2014

 

COMMANDER'S CORNER

Dear Membership,

Once again, I have the honor to say thanks for this opportunity to be your Commander for the upcoming year. As you know, I cannot stress enough on how great and how lucky we are to have such a wonderful Legion family. This is not because of one man's doing, it is because of all of us. Everybody in our Post contributes in some way, even if it's just paying dues. Everything is appreciated. The veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan need us in a bad way and it's up to us to keep supporting our veterans' organizations.

Thanks and Semper Fi,
Commander Jim Doherty

INSTALLATION

Thanks to all who were able to make it to our installation of officers. Special thanks to our honored guests:
Mayor Thomas Koch; State Representative Bruce Ayers; Sheriff Michael Bellotti; and, Ward 6 Councilor Brian Mcnamee for their continued support and their encouragement to our scholarship winners.

2015 OFFICERS

Commander Jim Doherty Finance Officer John Diggins
Sr. Vice Don Pitts Sgt. of Arms Michael Kenneally
Jr. Vice Don Ross Chaplain Bob Sealund
Adjutant Brian Glennon Historian Jim Sumner

E Board Delegates
Jack Clark Joe Fallon
Bob Verney Tony Wolowicz
Glen Buscher Bob Verney
Howie McKay

2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Michael Coffey Carol Pitts Scholarship
Molly Brown Francis J. Thorp scholarship sponsored by William Kiley
Courtney Lyons Christopher C. Donahue Scholarship
Breanne Norris Rosemary Ross/Don Ross Scholarship

Thanks to our members Don Ross, Bruce Ayers, Donald Pitts and William Kiley for their generous donations to our Scholarship Fund.

DUES

All dues for 2014 are way past due. If you did not receive a gold door key, you didn't pay your dues. Please see the bartender with your dues payment. Gold cards are good until March 1, 2015. FYI – All American Legion members will be receiving their membership renewal in July for 2015. Door locks will change on March 1st. The new card keys are gold in color and will be mailed out within the next two weeks.

POST CLEANUP

Thanks to all who participated in this year's cleanup. Once again, we had a great turnout and a lot was accomplished. Thanks to all of you – our Post looks great!

MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Bill Harris was voted in for member of the month for June, 2014, for all his help at functions along with his music expertise.

COLOR GUARD
Thanks to the Color Guard for a great presence in this year's Memorial Day parade. They were the only ones in step and looked great!

SICK CALL

Please remember to let someone from the Post know if you have a friend or a member who is sick and could use a card or something from the Post. We would like them to know we are thinking of them.

CONDOLENCES

It is my sad duty to inform you that we have lost two of our long-time members - William MacDonald and Richard Betzger. Both of them were long-time residents of Squantum. Our prayers go out to both their families and friends and they will be missed by all.

REMINDER

The American Legion is a non-profit organization built to help support returning servicemen and their families. We are there to cater to our veterans and help in any way. We are stronger in numbers, so if you know of any veteran who is interested in joining the Legion, please contact one of the officers or stop by the Post and get a brochure.

**Treat others as you would want them to treat you. This is everyone's Post! Everyone is a member of some sort and has just a much right as you. Be courteous to others! Again, we have a zero-tolerance policy!**

HALL RENTALS

We have a great hall for a great price! The hall is perfect for christenings, graduations, First Communions, etc.
The view itself is worth the price of the hall. It is rented to all members on a first-come, first-serve basis. The spring and summer months are starting to fill up for 2015, so please make your reservations now. To make your reservation, please contact Kim Shepherd or call the Post at 617-328-9824 and ask for Tommy.



UPCOMING EVENTS


Saturday, Nickerson Post Harbor Cruise

August 16, 2014 7 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Tickets are on sale at the bar. $35 per person
Food, DJ, Raffle, Drinks & Entertainment

Saturday, NICKERSON POST CLAMBAKE

Sept. 6, 2014 2:00 P.M. to close
Dinner served at 5 P.M. Tickets are available at the bar.

Sunday, OLD VS. YOUNG GUYS SOFTBALL GAME

Sept. 14, 2014 Game from 11 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.
Beer, shirts, and cookout following the game back at the Post deck.

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A Bit of Trivia

1. Who was the most decorated U.S. Soldier of World War II?
2. What baseball player was known as The Say-Hey Kid?
3. Who was the first union president to occupy the Oval Office?

Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

1. Who was the first navy veteran to become president of the U.S. John F. Kennedy
2. Who was George Wallace's running mate in 1968? General Curtis E. LeMay
3. What Dodgers and Cubs first baseman dropped baseball to take up acting?
Chuck Connors

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February 2014 Newsletter+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++April 2013

MEETINGS

E Board - Monday, April 29, 2013 7 p.m.
Trustees - Monday, May 6, 2013 6 p.m.
Members - Monday, May 6, 2013 7 p.m.

E Board - Monday, May 27, 2013 7 p.m.
Trustees - Monday, June 15, 2013 7 p.m. \_ Installation
Members - Monday, June 15, 2013 7 p.m. /

E Board - Monday, June 24, 2013
Trustees - Monday, July 1, 2013
Members - Monday, July 1, 2013

**All meetings start at 7 P.M. sharp, except the May 6th Trustees meeting**
Reminder - no August meetings.

COMMANDER'S CORNER

Dear Membership,

It has been three months since our last newsletter. Hope all is well.

As a post, we survived another long winter. Financially, our last few weeks have been great. This will help us a lot in paying for all the oil bills we've had this past winter.

As I said in the last newsletter, our goal is to make some upgrades to the members lounge. I did put a hold on the start of this, due to the fact we had some big functions booked, so we decided to wait.

Speaking of functions, we just held fundraisers for Michael Kowilcik and Michael Struzik and the turnout for both events was incredible!

It makes me proud to be the Commander of such a loyal and generous Legion family. Our family is strong and our community is even stronger. We are lucky to live in such a great place! We are the “Best Post on the East Coast!”

Semper Fi,

Commander Jim Doherty


DUES
All unpaid dues are now past due! If you did not receive a (gray) door card key, chances are your dues have not been paid.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations go out to the new Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kowilcik and Fran Pearson Kowilcik, were wed here at the Post on April 6, 2013. Great job and best of luck to both of you!

NEW MEMBERS - WELCOME ABOARD
Joseph Hannon A.L. (Army) Shawn Power F.O.L.
Kevin Taylor A.L. (Navy) Trisha Power F.O.L.

SICK CALL
Please remember in your thoughts our members, Michael Kowilcik and Michael Struzik. Both have hit a rough bump in the road, but will overcome. Get well soon!

CONDOLENCES
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Robert (Red) Flannery and Edward (Buddy) McManus. Both passed away recently. Edward McManus is the father of both Eddy and Wally McManus, who both have been longtime members of our Post. Red Flannery has been a long-time resident of Squantum and both will be sorely missed.

REMINDER
Our Post is one of the most active and one of the nicest posts around, so please let's keep it that way! Respect all other members and treat them the way you would want to be treated. Inappropriate language is not acceptable.

FUNCTION HALL
As most of you know, we rent our function hall out to make ends meet. Not all functions in the back room are post-run functions, meaning they are private parties. So, if you didn't receive an invitation, you are not welcome! Please give the renter the privacy they paid for and stay out of the back room.

HALL RENTALS
All rentals will have to be approved by the Board and are on a first-come, first-serve basis! With all the new renovations and the addition of the new deck off the function hall, the price of the rental went from $250 to $300. This price includes a bartender for four hours.

NOMINATIONS
Any member, who is interested in running for officer positions or for the E Board, has to get his/her name to the Board by May 6, 2013. The May members' meeting is the night of the election.
P.S. You have to be a regular member to qualify.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
Again, thank you to the Sons and Friends who put on a great feast. Thanks to all who helped make this day a great success! A special thank you to our cooks - Michael Norris, Mark Hastings, Michael Hutchings, and to our DJ - Bill Harris.

CONGRATULATIONS TO POST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Allison Ritchie - won the Rosemary Ross Scholarship Award
Shannon Glynn - won the Carol Pitts Scholarship Award
Colleen Bellotti - won the Commanders Scholarship Award
Jillian Norris - won the Lance Corporal Christopher C. Donohue Award
Brian McCabe - won the G/Sergeant Francis J. Thorpe Scholarship Award

Great job to all of the winners and all who applied for the scholarships. Good luck in school!
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January 2013

 

 

 

Updated Information

We have received information from member Paul Donahue informing us of the tragic death of his only child Ashley in a car accident on December 3rd. I thought our members would want to know now and not wait for the next newsletter.

“Ashley Donahue was a beautiful girl, but the wonderful thing about her was that she was she was even more beautiful on the inside”.

Please keep her spirit alive by contributing to the scholarship fund set up in her honor through the Bridgewater-Raynham Citizens’ Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School.


Checks should be made out to “BRCSF/Ashley M. Donahue Fund”.
Donations should be sent to: BRCSF / Ashley M. Donahue Fund C/O; Bridgewater Credit Union 75 Main Street Bridgewater, MA 02324

Thank you for your support. Patti and Paul Donahue

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January 2012 Newsletter

 

Membership

All dues are payable at this time. Card keys will be mailed out at the end of January for the first week of February. Door locks will be changed on February 15, 2012. Cards are red in color.

 

Commander's Corner

Where is the time going? I feel like I just thanked you for the previous year. Again, I just want to say "thank you" for all your support in the year 2011.

We've made it through another year and we are still here to brag about how good our post is- "TheBest Post on the East Coast."

We had a lot of good laughs and some good Post parties last year; let's keep it up and have a great year in 2012.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may 2012 be better than last year!

Semper Fi,

Commander James Doherty

 

2011 Christmas Party

F.Y.I. - to all who missed the Chrismtas Party. Don Houghton had another spectacular performance. He had the crowd on the edges of their seats, especially during his duet with Bill Harris singing his own song, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Burns."

Thanks agian, a good time was had by all.

 

Toys for Tots

We did a great job again this year raising toys for children. Every year we've done a great job for the "Toys for Tots". This is one of these times that you feel proud to be a member of this very generous Post.

 

Welcome Aboard

Welcome to our new members to "The Best Post on the East Coast"

American Legion

Dennis Durant

Friends of the Legion

Michael Coffee, Dennis Tellier, Patricia Murtaugh, M.J. Voniderstein

Sheila Hooley, Carolyn Freeman

 

Troop Fund

Thanks for all your support and donatins to the Troop Fund. This year it was a joint effort along with the help of the Quincy Elks. We were able to pack and send 67 boxes to the troops overseas.

This was huge and the timing was perfect. We were able to send them over to them just before Christmas. So to all of the volunteers that helped, it was huge for the troops.

Special thanks to Meredith McCowen, Tim Hickey and Tom & Ann Burns and Mr. & Mrs. Tom Shepherd for their generous donations.

Also, thanks to all who helped with packing the boxes and writing out the labels.

Gerry Shepherd, Kim Shepherd, Monica Doherty, Kevin Doherty, Tom Cunniff, Tom Shepherd, Tom Hickey, Paul O'Rourke, Michael Finn, Miranda Lynch, Kerry Brown and Molly Brown.

 

Welcome Home

Welcome home to our member, Jonathan O'Driscoll, USMC. Jonathan has just served one year over in Afganistan. Glad you're home and safe.

Also welcome home friend, Timothy Brown of Quincy, who also just came home from Afganistan.

Thanks to all our troops who are serving!

 

Reminder

This is a non-profit organization. We are here to serve veterans and their families.

We do not receive any funding from the government to maintain the property or its upkeep. It is up to us to keep this building clean and presentable, so please respect this house.

We have a zero tolerance policy.

 

Condolences

Our condolences go out to the family of Warren Kenney. Warren, who has been a long-time resident of Squantum passed away this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

 

Post Newsletter

We try to send out our Post newsletter every three months. Between the printing, stapling and mailing the cost is not cheap.

Our website will be up and running by the time the next newsletter is printed, so if you don't mind reading the newsletter online, please call the Post at 617-328-9824 and let us know.

 

Congratulations

Mike Bellotti for member of the month of December 2011 and to Don Pitts for this month of January 2012. Thank you for all your help at the Post.

 

Hall Rentals

The hall is perfect for showers, christenings, birthday parties, fundraisers, pizza parties, etc. All rentals will have to be approved by the Board. It is also on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in hall rentals, please call 617-328-9824 or Kim Shepherd at 617-653-5209. A member must be present at the function or named on the contact.

 

A Bit of Trivia

1. What car was named for the founder of Detriot?

2. Who said: "We're more popular than Jesus?"

3. Who lit the Eternal Flame on John F. Kennedy's grave?

We will put the older newsletter here so you can review any old news

 

Past Commander Dinner

This year's Past Commanders' Dinner was a great success. Most all living commanders were present. It was wonderful seeing some faces from the past and we had a great dinner with a lot of laughs. Thanks to all the commanders for keeping this post existing.

Commanders Present:

Jack Clark, John Nickerson, Jim Doherty, Howie McKay, Don Pitts, Jack Kelly, Bob Sealund

Glen Buscher, Tony Wolowicz, Bob Verney

Congratulations to the newest life member: Glen Buscher

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MEETINGS

E Board -               Monday, Feb. 24, 2014      7:00 P.M.

Trustees -               Monday, Feb. 24, 2014      6:30 P.M.

Members                 Monday, March 3, 2014    7:00 P.M.

E Board -               Monday, March 31, 2014 7:00 P.M.

Trustees -               To Be Determined

Members               Monday, April 7, 2014       7:00 P.M.

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 on the first Monday of the month. 

COMMANDER'S CORNER

Dear Membership,

Since this is the first newsletter of 2014, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.

Hopefully, this year will be better than last.

As for the Post, I just want to thank everyone for all their support in 2013.  Last year we wouldn't have survived the year without you.  Thanks to all of you, we were able to pay our bills and continue our ways of being an active post.  So, again, thanks for your continued support and let's keep our title as the “Best Post on the East Coast.”

Semper Fi,

Commander Jim Doherty

DUES

All dues for 2014 are now past due.  Door locks will change on March 1, 2014.  The new card keys will be mailed out within the next two weeks.  The new cards are gold in color.

THANK YOU

Special thanks to members, Martin Lynch and Kevin McBride, for taking care of the Christmas lights.  The Post looked great!  Thanks to both of you.Thanks to our State Representative, Bruce Ayers, for his generous donation to the Super Bowl raffle with proceeds going to our Scholarship Fund and Troop Fund.

Thanks to all members who are helping or helped with the renovations in the Members Lounge.  Special thanks to Michael Hutchings, Mark Hastings, Michael Kowilcik, Sr. Mike Kowilcik, Jr. and Joe Cote, who did all the prep work and the painting.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to both members, Jonathan O'Driscoll and Steven Spring, for their completion of Quincy Fire Academy.  They are both part of Quincy's finest. 

LOOK WHO'S 50!

Happy Birthday to members, Don Ross, Jr. and Michael Hutchings, who both turned 50 this past week.  Surprisingly, they only look 60...

SLEDDING ON THE HILL

In the past, the Post would accommodate the sledders and parents while the children were enjoying themselves.  But, as it stands now, as an American Legion post, we cannot take the responsibility of having children in the bar.  The lounge is for members 21 and older.  Bartenders cannot be responsible for watching the children and sometimes the parents while working.  With this being said, if it is possible, we would be happy to open the function room area so the children can warm up and maybe have a hot chocolate - as long as they are accompanied by an ADULT.

Thanks,   Bar Manager

POST T-SHIRTS

T-shirts are on sale behind the bar.  Long sleeve t-shirts – brown with gold lettering are on sale for $15 per shirt.

SHOW THE NICKERSON PRIDE  -  BUY A SHIRT!

SICK CALL

Please remember to let someone from the Post know if you have a friend or a member that is sick and could use a card or something from the Post.   We would like them to know we are thinking of them.

REMINDER

We are an American Legion post.  We are there for the veterans and their families first!  Just happens, we have a great bar located in a small community, which means we are considered guests, so act accordingly.

The talking of politics and money are prohibited.  Inappropriate language is not acceptable by anyone – veteran or not!  It is an embarrassment to our establishment and will not be tolerated.  You will not be served.

HALL RENTALS

FYI – Just to let you know, hall rentals are done on a first-come, first-serve basis.  2014 is starting to fill up fast, so if you are planning a Christening or a First Communion, you should book soon.  The cost is $250.00 for the hall or $350.00 with a bartender.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CPR CLASS

Sunday, March 2, 2014

CPR class will be held in our function room.  For details, see our website or Nickerson Post page on Facebook.

FOURTH OF JULY FUND-RAISER

Friday, March 7, 2014

7:00 P.M. to close

***Food ***D.J.***Entertainment***

$100 per ticket – last name called wins

Chance to win $5,000 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY

Saturday,March 15, 2014 

Starts 7:00 P.M. to close

Dinner tickets are $7.00 per plate

Boiled Dinner***Raffles***Music

10:00 P.M. - Steward Highlanders Pipe Band

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A Bit of Trivia

1.   Who was the first navy veteran to become president of the U.S.?

2.    Who was George Wallace's running mate in 1968?

3.   What Dodgers and Cubs first baseman dropped baseball to take up acting?

Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

1.    Who was The Father of the Declaration of Independence?   Thomas Jefferson

2.   What's inscribed on the tablet held by the Statue of Liberty?   July 4, 1776

3.  What director portrayed the commandant of the POW camp in 1953's Stalag ?  Otto Preminger

   

 

 

November 2013
MEETINGS

E Board - Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 7:00 P.M.
Trustees - Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 6:30 P.M.
Members - Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 7:00 P.M.

E Board - Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 7:00 P.M.
Trustees - Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 6:30 P.M.
Members Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 7:00 P.M.

E Board - Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 7:00 P.M.
Trustees - Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 6:30 P.M.
Members - Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 7:00 P.M.
All meetings start at 7 P.M. sharp, except the Trustees meetings, which are at 6:30 P.M.

COMMANDER'S CORNER

Dear Membership,

I hope all of you had a great summer and that all is well with you. It has been three months since our last newsletter.

Since then, we have had many changes to our Post. We are in the process of painting our members' lounge and we have also completed the landscaping in the front of the building. The Post, I think, is looking better than ever. It's been a slow process, but it's getting there!

This summer we had many Post functions at which we had a great showing of support.
I want to thank all who helped out and supported us throughout the season. Your participation in these events helps pay the bills.

Thank you for your continued support,
Commander Jim Doherty


THANK YOU
Special thanks to member of the month, Al Endruinas, who donated all the parking lot curbs along the front of the building to protect our new landscaping. He not only donated the curbs, but he also had them installed.

WELCOME ABOARD
Kevin McGoldrick A.L.                 Ryan Adducci S.A.L.
Nicholas J. Lynch A.L.                Salvatore Masmalaj F.O.L.
Michael Gates, Sr. A.L.               Michael Wiseman F.O.L.
Martin J. Lynch A.L.                   Tim Hearn F.O.L.
Joseph Hannon A.L.
Welcome aboard to the “Best Post on the East Coast.”

UPDATE - ANNUAL SOFTBALL GAME
First, thanks to Bill Harris for the donation of team shirts – the shirts are awesome!

This year's game of the Old Guys v. Young Guys Softball Game had a wonderful turnout. The park was packed and a great time was had by all.

This year the Young Guys came to play ball! Not only did they have practices, but they had their roster set. Young Guys started out strong in the first inning, taking a five-run lead, but after the Old Guys got primed up, they bounced back within a run. It turned out to be a close game with great pitching by Bill Harris (starter), Michael Kowilcik, Sr. (reliever) and Kevin Layden (closer.) The Old Guys held their own.

The most awesome thing about the game was that we had a Vietnam veteran pitching to an Afghanistan veteran. It was something to see!

Oh, and because I'm the lucky one writing this newsletter, of course the Old Guys won the game – as usual!

SICK CALL
I'm glad to report that as of now there is no one to report as sick. Please let the Post know if we are overlooking a member or friend who is ill so we can send a card or note to show our support.

NOTE - THANKSGIVING HOURS
The Post will be open on Thanksgiving from 5:30 P.M. to close

THANKSGIVING EVENING
Come and enjoy a great reunion with friends and neighbors of Squantum. Great time for all – 5:00 P.M. to close
Snacks, music and fun.

POST RENOVATIONS
Come and enjoy the new look of the Post. Currently, we are in the process of painting the members' lounge. Thanks to Sons, Michael Hutchings, Mike Kowilcik and Mark Hastings, the place is looking sharp. For all of our members who haven't been around, the members' lounge has all new TV's and watching the games on them is a great way to cheer on your favorite teams.

HALL RENTALS
All rentals will be approved by the Board and are on a first come, first serve basis. A $100.00 deposit is due at the time of the reservation and is non-refundable. The remaining $200.00 is due the day of the function. Total rental is $300.00, which includes a bartender for four hours and the clean up after the function.

DUES
All dues for 2014 are now due. Door locks will be changed on March 1, 2014. The new card keys are gold in color. Thanks again for your support, it is much appreciated.

REMINDER
It is that time of year when children are in need. Please remember our Toys for Tots collection boxes at the Post.
We have been one of the biggest contributors for the past four years – let's keep it going!!!

COLOR GUARD
Thanks to our Color Guard for looking great and being there when needed. The Color Guard marches in many parades and participates in many dedications throughout the city. They have been doing this for a long time and we have to get some younger members involved to help carry out these traditions, so if any member is interested in the Color Guard, please let us know. All members are welcome.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, PAST COMMANDERS' DINNER

November 15, 2013 All past commanders and their wives are invited.
**Music**Food**Entertainment**

Sunday, NICKERSON POST CHRISTMAS PARTY

December 15, 2013 2:00 P.M. to close
**Chinese Food ** Raffles ** Entertainment**
Cost of admission is one toy for the Toys for Tots collection

Tuesday, NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

December 31, 2013 Starts 8:00 P.M. to close
**Entertainment**Food**Drink**
Let's celebrate the new upcoming year together!

Thursday, POST BLOOD DRIVE

January 9, 2014 11:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Red Cross Blood Drive. Red Cross will be set up in the function room. Let's help all those in need.

Saturday, PARADE COMMITTEE

January 25, 2014 Fourth of July fundraiser is being held at the Post
starting at 7:00 P.M.
150 raffle tickets will be sold for $100.00 each. The ticket includes admission for two, two drink tickets, buffet, D.J. and prizes. The last number called wins $5,000.00.
See the bartender at the Post to purchase your tickets.
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A Bit of Trivia
1. Who was The Father of the Declaration of Independence?
2. What's inscribed on the tablet held by the Statue of Liberty?
3. What director portrayed the commandant of the POW camp in 1953's Stalag 17?


Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

1. What were Oscars made of during World War II? Plaster
2. Who played for the New York Rangers, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Knicks in a single season? Organist Gladys Gooding
3. What was the D-Day invasion password? Mickey Mouse
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August 2013 Newsletter

 

 MEETINGS

 

 

                                    Trustees   -   Monday, August 26, 2013         6:30 P.M.

                                    E Board   -   Monday, August 26, 2013         7:00 P.M.

                                    Members-   Monday, Sept. 2, 2013              7:00 P.M.

 

 

                                    Trustees   -   Monday, Sept. 30, 2013            6:30 P.M.

                                    E Board     Monday, Sept. 30, 2013            7:00 P.M.

                                    Members -   Monday, Oct. 7, 2013                7:00 P.M.

 

 

                                    Trustees   -  Monday, Oct. 28, 2013              6:30 P.M.

                                    E Board   -  Monday, Oct. 28, 2013              7:00 P.M.

                                    Members-  Monday, Nov. 4, 2013                7:00 P.M.

 

 

All meetings start at 7 P.M. sharp, except the Trustees meetings, which are at 6:30 P.M.

                      

 DUES

 

All 2013 dues are PAST DUE!  American Legion members' dues for 2014 are payable  at this time - you should already have received a letter from the state.

 

                     

COMMANDER'S CORNER

 

 

Dear Membership,

 

 It has been almost four months since our last newsletter was sent out and I hope all is well with everyone.

 

I can now say that, because it is August and the summer is close to an end, we have made it through another summer season ahead of the game. The summer months are, unfortunately, our slow time of the year financially. The Post is not as busy during this time because of vacations and many outdoor events. So, if you can, please come by and show your support.

 

We will have three events to finish off the summer of 2013.All are listed in the “Upcoming Events” section on our website.

 

 Hope to see you soon and often.Thanks for all your support.

 

 Semper Fi,Commander Jim Doherty

 

ROBERT I. NICKERSON POST NO. 382 3013-2104 Officers

 

Commander: James Doherty

Senior Vice Commander: Don Pitts

Junior Vice Commander: Don Ross

Adjutant: Brian Glennon

Sergeant at ArmsMichael Kenneally

Chaplain: Bob Sealund

Finance Officer: John Diggins

EBoard:  Glen Buscher, Jack Clark, Howie Mackey, Bob Verney

Trustees: Henry Zellen,  Ed Boyland, Jack Clark, Bob Sealund, Chris Baker, Don Pitts

Delegates: Joe Fallon, Tony Wolowicz

 

MEMBERS' LOUNGE

 

 

As most of you know, the renovations in the members' lounge are moving at a snail's pace. Due to a couple of setbacks, we are plugging along with the ceiling and walls. Our goal is to paint the ceiling and walls, add two more televisions for football season and replace the rug. Hopefully, this will be done by the September 14th clambake.

 

HALL RENTALS

All rentals will have to be approved by the Board and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The price of the rental is $250 for the hall and an additional $50 for a bartender.  A $100 deposit is required and is non-refundable.

Reminder to some – if you are not invited, you are not welcome!

 

KENO PLAYERS

Due to many complaints, there will be no more verbal betting on weekends.  No ticket – no Keno.  This will eliminate a lot of problems with missing games and so on!

 

WELCOME ABOARD - NEW MEMBERS

 

Stephen Spring - A.L. - USMC

Michael Cremlin – A.L. - USMC

Lynne Houghton – F.O.L.

Paula Tolson – F.O.L.

Jane Wolowicz – F.O.L.

Shawn Barter – S.A.L.

Brian Bailey – Transfer in

 

Reminder 

 

Our post is one of the most active and one of the nicest posts around, so please let's keep it that way. Respect all other members and treat them the way you would want to be treated. Inappropriate language is not acceptable!

Please remember to properly dispose of your cigarette butts. There are butt containers outside for this purpose – use them. Bartenders are here to serve you, not clean up after you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

OLD GUYS V. YOUNG GUYS SOFTBALL GAME
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 11 A.M.
Come and enjoy a great day of softball (and a lot of laughs) followed by a cookout back at the Post.

All are welcome.
Captains Young Guys - Jonathan O'Driscoll
Old Guys - Bill Harris

2013 ANNUAL CLAMBAKE
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Tickets are now on sale.

*Live music*
*Chowder from Gennaro's*
* Choice of Lobster or Steak*
*Chuk-a-luk & raffles* Must be 21 to play

Starting at 3 P.M. - Dinner served at 5 – 5:15 P.M.

DJ Bill Harris, music with Don Houghton, and the First Day Back Band


SUNDAY PATRIOTS GAMES

Great time will be had by all!
Great food and coldest beer in all of Massachusetts!
Great atmosphere! Great place to watch a game!

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A Bit of Trivia

 

1.  What were Oscars made of during World War II?

2.   Who played for the New York Rangers, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Knicks in a single season?

3.   What was the D-Day invasion password?

 

 Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

 

1.   What's the only NFL team without decorations on the sides of its helmets?

The Cleveland Browns

2.    How thick is a hockey puck?  One inch

3.   Who invented the machine gun in 1862?  Richard J. Gatling

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MEMBERSHIP 
All regular members – dues are now payable for 2013. Card key door lock changes March 1, 2013.

 

COMMANDER'S CORNER
Thanks to all of you - members, sons and friends - we have made it through another year.
Last year ended up being a good year for the Post. We accomplished a lot of the objectives that we had set out to do. The grounds and the function room improvements were well overdue. Thanks again for all your help and support and may the year 2013 be a better one for everyone.
Our focus for this upcoming year is going to be on the members lounge. It is time we get to enjoy some of the new props on our side. We are hoping to start some renovations by the end of February which include painting, replacing some wood panels, new carpet, windows and, hopefully, replacing some of the furniture. This year we hope to add more TV's and maybe a new pool table. Again, this is a work in progress. It all depends on how much support we get. Anything you can do or any help you can give will be gratefully appreciated. Remember – keep supporting the “Best Post on the East Coast.”
Semper Fi,
Commander Jim Doherty

NEW MEMBERS
Welcome to our new members -

Lisa Lordan F.O.L.                               Judy Downey F.O.L.
Kevin Taylor A.L.                                Alice Murray F.O.L.
Donald Sharp A.L.                                Katie (Reardon) Morrissey F.O.L.
Lee Mary Gilligan F.O.L.                       Ellie Morrissey F.O.L.
Robert Mattie F.O.L.                           Anthony Janello A.L.
Karen Mattie F.O.L.                            Kenneth Jordan A.L.
Barbara Dorsey F.O.L.                        Wesley Verney S.A.L.
Tom Hoffrage F.O.L.                          Frank Glynn S.A.L.
Coleman Feeney A.L.

December “Members of the Month” – Brian Glennon and Don Pitts

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to both James Flaherty and Shawn Clancy who will be attending the University of Parris Island at the end of the month. Both joined the Marine Corps.

Wishing you both the best from the Post.
Semper Fi,
OOH-RAH!

SICK CALL
Please say a prayer for a speedy recovery to Michael Kowilick, a/k/a “Old Paint.” Your friends at the Post hope you feel better soon.

CONDOLENCES
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Dorothy Dow and member, Pat Walsh, both passed away last month. Pat and Dorothy were both long-time residents of Squantum. They were both great and respected people who will be missed by all.

For those who didn't know Dorothy, she is the mother of our Thursday night bartender, Cindy Flynn Dow, and also the mother-in-law of our Friday afternoon bartender, Lori. Again, our prayers go out to both families.

REMINDER
Our Post is one of the most active and one of the nicest posts around, so please let's keep it that way! Respect others and treat people the way you would like to be treated. Remember, just because it is your opinion doesn't mean everyone else sees it your way. Please control the swearing – inappropriate language is not accepted.

PLEASE NOTE
There have been many complaints of the smoking in front of the main entrance. Effective immediately, there is no more smoking out front. It is only fair that both members and function hall renters should not have to walk through people smoking to get inside. Please throw your cigarette butts in the proper receptacles and not on the ground.

NO SMOKING IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING – THIS MEANS EVERYONE.

POST DUMPSTER
The Post dumpster is to be used for Post trash only! Anyone who is seen or caught on camera throwing their own trash in the dumpster will be fined $99.00 (this is the cost to empty it,) or else lose their membership for one year.

POST NEWSLETTER
We try to send out our Post newsletter every three months. Between the printing, stapling and mailing the cost is not cheap.

Our website will be up and running by the time the next newsletter is printed so, if you don't mind reading the newsletter online, please call the Post at 617-328-9824 and let us know.

HALL RENTALS
The hall is perfect for showers, christenings, birthday parties, fundraisers, pizza parties, etc. All rentals will have to be approved by the Board and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in hall rentals, please call 617-328-9824 or Kim Shepherd at 617-653-5209. A member must be present at the function or named on the contract.
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A Bit of Trivia

1. Whose name apart from the astronauts', is on the Apollo 11 moon plaque ?
2. Who said of Super Bowl III in 1969: “We'll win – I guarantee it”?
3. Whose record did Babe Ruth break when he hit 60 home runs in 1927?

Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.
1. Where were Omaha, Juno and Gold beaches? Normandy
2. How far do you have to run if you hit a home run? 360 feet
3. What's the diameter of a basketball hoop? 18 inches
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Don Houghton Night  January 25, 2013
Friday, Come enjoy great company and great entertainment.

Don Houghton will be playing his guitar and singing the tunes. Get involved in the latest Trivia contest – the men lead the women 6–3.

Superbowl Party February 3, 2013
Sunday, Please come and enjoy a great day of football. The Post will provide live music, food, raffles and more! There will also be a TV raffle. Only 25 tickets will be sold. Raffle will take place before start of game. $25 per chance.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration  March 16, 2013
Saturday, Begins at 2:00 P.M. 
Corned beef dinner – price $7.00 per plate
Music & raffles
Dinner will only be served from 3 – 5 P.M.

Post Clean-up Day April 28, 2013
Sunday, All hands are needed and welcome! 

DECK OPENER DINNER CRUISE
Date to be determined August – date to be determined

CLAMBAKE September – date to be determined

RED SOX DAY - Date to be determined

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August 2012

MEMBERSHIP
All regular members – dues are now payable for 2013. Card key door lock changes March 1, 2013.

COMMANDER'S CORNER MEMBERSHIP
All regular members – dues are now payable for 2013. Card key door lock changes March 1, 2013.


COMMANDER'S CORNER

To the membership – I first want to thank you for this opportunity to be your commander for another year. It is an honor and a privilege to be the Commander of our great Post!

As most of you know, in June we had our Post Installation. The word is that it was one of the best installations we ever had. At this year's installation we had a special guest speaker and singer – Dan Clark (The Singing Trooper.) He was unbelievable!

Also present were eight Marines who served in Iraq and wanted to come by to thank the Post for all the care packages our Troop Fund sent to them. They all were dressed in their blues and looked very sharp! Thanks to all who helped and participated in this year's installation.

Semper Fi, Commander James Doherty


COLOR GUARD

Thanks to our Color Guard – we had a well-attended flag raising ceremony and a great presence in this year's Fourth of July parade.

To the Color Guard - we will be placing an order for uniforms and caps for you during the first week in September, so if you are need of something, please let us know.

POST SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2012 scholarship winners:

Lance Corporal Christopher C. Donahue Scholarship Paul Mulvey

G/Sergeant Francis J. Thorpe Scholarship Zackery Whittemore

Carol Pitts Scholarship Scholarship Carolyn Kiley

Rosemary Ross Scholarship Scholarship Megan Keough

Thanks to all for donations made to the Scholarship Fund, especially to Don Pitts, Bob Sealund, Don Ross and John Diggins for contributing so much these past years.


POST CLEANUP

Thanks to all members who helped with the Post cleanup held on April 19th this year. We had a great showing and the place never looked so good!

Jim Doherty, Ronnie Burns, Bill Dahlgren, Kim Shepherd, Tommy Burns, Don Houghto,, Lori Dow, Tommy Mannion, Eddie McManus, Cindy Dow, Colleen Collins, Bobby & Kathy Paloucci, Tommy Cunniff, Jack Clark, Matt Freeman, Mark Hastings, Brian Glennon, Josh Freeman, Mike Hutchings, Rick McLaughlin, Bruce Ayers, Mike Kowilcik, Fran Waldron, Chris Mannion, Mike Kowilcik, Jr., Matt Orlando.


SATURDAY CELEBRITY GUEST COOKOUTS

Thanks to all our sponsors for contributing to the Saturday cookout season: Ward 6 Representative Brian McNamee; State Representative Bruce Ayers; District Attorney Michael Morrissey; and, Sheriff Mike Bellotti.

These cookouts were a huge success. There was plenty of food, great entertainment and good times had by all. Thanks again to all who participated and for all the donations.

Thanks to all our entertainers - Dante Ventor, First Day Back Band, Don Houghton and D.J. Bill Harris.


MEMBERS LOUNGE UPGRADE

The Post just purchased all new televisions for the Members Lounge. This is such a plus, especially for the upcoming football season. So remember, the Post is the place to go for the Patriots games.

A special thanks goes out to Mark Hastings for installing the new TV's.

FUNCTION HALL UPDATE

Thanks to Rick McLaughlin and Al Endriunas. We now have a beautiful deck adjacent to the Function Room. This alone has been a seller for the Function Room and surely will pay for all the renovations we have done to the room.

REMINDER

Our Post is a very active Legion. We are here for all veterans and their family members, so please respect the grounds. Please put all butts and trash in the proper receptacles. Respect others and treat them the way you would like to be treated.

Reminder - swearing and cursing are not welcome at the bar. Please try to eliminate the f-bombs.

ATTENTION ALL BARTENDERS

There will be a meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 6 P.M. All bartenders must be present!


POST NEWSLETTER

We try to send out our Post newsletter every three months. Between the printing, stapling and mailing the cost is not cheap.

Our website will be up and running by the time the next newsletter is printed, so if you don't mind reading the newsletter online, please call the Post at 617-328-9824 and let us know.


HALL RENTALS The hall is perfect for showers, christenings, birthday parties, fundraisers, pizza parties, etc. All rentals will have to be approved by the Board and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in hall rentals, please call 617-328-9824 or Kim Shepherd at 617-653-5209. A member must be present at the function or named on the contract.

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A Bit of Trivia

1. Where were Omaha, Juno and Gold beaches?

2. How far do you have to run if you hit a home run?

3. What's the diameter of a basketball hoop?

Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

1. What playing card is the symbol of love? The nine of harts

2. What building built in 1897 contains 327 miles of bookshelves? The Library of Congress.

3. How many U.S. Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima?


Six UPCOMING EVENTS

Boston Harbor Cruise

Friday, 6:30 TO 10:30 P.M. August 31, 2012

The Post is running a harbor cruise to start the Labor Day weekend off. We will be meeting at the Post at 5 p.m. for a cocktail and then carpooling to Marina Bay for a Friday night cruise aboard the Boston Belle. $30 per person which includes finger foods, D.J. Bill Harris and cash bar. Space is limited, so please call or come by the Post and purchase a ticket.

Old Guys v. Young Guys Softball Game

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 - Game starts at 11:00 A.M.,

followed by a cookout at the Post and the Patriots game on our new TV's.

Patriots Post Opener Party

Sunday,Sept. 9, 2012 Food, Raffles & Fun

Annual Clambake

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dinner will be served at 5:00 P.M.

Tickets $30.00 each or 2 for $50.00

Choice of lobster or steak , Chowder , Potato , Corn on the cob , Steamers ,
Salad & roll

Raffles & Chuk-a-Luk This year's donation will go to a member in need. We are having a Silent Auction of lottery books (scratch tickets).

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April 2012 Newsletter

 

COMMANDER'S CORNER  As your commander, I first want to thank all of you for paying your 2012 dues. This is the fifth straight year that both the regular members and Sons of the Legion made their quota at 100% paid dues. This is a huge goal in such a bad economy. It is also a privilege to inform you that our Post was mentioned in the March issue of The American Legion magazine. While in Afghanistan, member Kenneth Wood mentioned in his interview with the magazine that before he left he had a going-away party at the Robert I. Nickerson Post 382 and that we sent him care packages. This is to the best of our knowledge the first time that the Nickerson Post has been recognized in the magazine that is sent out nationwide. Be proud of your membership with such a great organization. It is a privilege. Semper Fi, Commander James Doherty ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Thanks to everyone who helped in any way or just participated in the St. Patrick's Day celebration. We had such a great time and the day itself was a huge success. Special thanks to members Michael Norris, Mark Hastings and Ronnie Burns for doing all the preparation and cooking. The corned beef dinner was definitely one of the best ever! Another thank you goes out to member, Bill Harris, who provided all the music. Not only did he D.J. for over 9 hours, he also helped serve the dinner. Thanks, Bill!

CONDOLENCES

Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family of Joe Graham who passed away last month. He was a long-time resident of Squantum and a relative of a lot of members of this Post. He will be missed.

PRAYERS

Our prayers go out to Sammy Erickson who underwent surgery last month at Children's Hospital. We wish you a speedy recovery. Sammy is one of our Son members who helps out around the Post on Wednesday afternoons. He's the bartender's helper, looking to take over Jim Ritchie's duties. REMINDER


Remember, this is a non-profit organization for veterans and their families. Please treat the Post like it is your own because it is. It's one of the best posts around, so police up your butts or any other trash. Respect all other members and treat people the way you'd like to be treated. On the jukebox situation - because it is loud at times, please do not play it during any home town sporting events. There is plenty of time for music after the games. Now for all those who don't care for the jukebox - it has been around for a long time and does bring in enough money to pay the phone bill. So the jukebox is here to stay. If this is a problem, please take it up with the manager, not the bartenders. Just a reminder that the only person allowed behind the bar is the bartender on duty. Thanks for your cooperation.

HALL RENTALS

The hall is perfect for showers, christenings, birthday parties, fundraisers, pizza parties, etc. All rentals will have to be approved by the Board. It is also on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in hall rentals, please call 617-328-9824 or Kim Shepherd at 617-653-5209. A member must be present at the function or named on the contract.

CONGRATULATIONS
To Mike Norris for Member of the Month of March for all his work. Thank you for all your help at the Post. To members Jack Lyons and James Machado - this year they both reached the mark of having 60 continuous years as members of the Post. They have been and still are very loyal and great supporters of our Post. Great job, guys!! A 90th Birthday wish to Tom Shepherd. “Happy Birthday” from your friends at the Post.

MEMBERSHIP

All dues are payable at this time. If you didn't receive your new (red) card key by now, please call Don Pitts or Jim Doherty at 617-328-9824 – leave a message with the bartender.

UPCOMING EVENTS Sunday, Post Clean Up
April 22, 2012 10:00 a.m. start. Rain date April 29th.

Nickerson Post Annual Red Sox Day and Deck Opener
Sunday, Draft Beer 1 p.m. May 27, 2012 Dogs Red Sox Peanuts vs. Raffles Tampa Bay Shirts ** The Post Opener ** **Music Live!** Installation of Officers

Saturday, 7:00 p.m. - June 23, 2012

Ceremony will take place on the deck.

Annual Clambake

Saturday, Tickets on sale August 1, 2012 September 15, 2012 Live music Chowder Lobster or steak Chuk-a-luk & raffles Starting at 3 p.m. - Dinner at 5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Dance Fun
July 14, 2012 - Starting July 14th to August 18th, every August 18, 2012 Saturday night, we will provide live entertainment and a guest (celebrity) chef. 4 – 7 p.m. on Post deck. Menu will be: Hamburgers & Hot Dogs; Chef's Special (whatever he decides); or, Bring your own meat for chef to cook on grill. This will be Saturdays only from 4 – 7 p.m. with live music and a view of the water from the deck. Don't miss out – it's going to be awesome!!! (Adults only – sorry, no children)


IN THE WORKS

Depending on show of interest, we are looking to have a Friday night sunset cruise with dinner. The cruise will be in August. Tickets will be sold at the bar after the 4th of July. Date to be determined. Shuttle to Marina from Post. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
A Bit of Trivia

1. What playing card is the symbol of love? 2. What building built in 1897 contains 327 miles of bookshelves? 3. How many U.S. Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima? Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions. 1. What car was named for the founder of Detroit? The Cadillac
2. Who said: “We're more popular than Jesus?” John Lennon
3. Who lit the Eternal Flame on John F. Kennedy's grave? Jacqueline Kennedy

April 2012

COMMANDER'S CORNER

To the membership – I first want to thank you for this opportunity to be your commander for another year. It is an honor and a privilege to be the Commander of our great Post!

As most of you know, in June we had our Post Installation. The word is that it was one of the best installations we ever had. At this year's installation we had a special guest speaker and singer – Dan Clark (The Singing Trooper.) He was unbelievable!

Also present were eight Marines who served in Iraq and wanted to come by to thank the Post for all the care packages our Troop Fund sent to them. They all were dressed in their blues and looked very sharp! Thanks to all who helped and participated in this year's installation.

Semper Fi, Commander James Doherty

 

COLOR GUARD

Thanks to our Color Guard – we had a well-attended flag raising ceremony and a great presence in this year's Fourth of July parade.

To the Color Guard - we will be placing an order for uniforms and caps for you during the first week in September, so if you are need of something, please let us know.

POST SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2012 scholarship winners:

Lance Corporal Christopher C. Donahue Scholarship Paul Mulvey

G/Sergeant Francis J. Thorpe Scholarship Zackery Whittemore

Carol Pitts Scholarship Scholarship Carolyn Kiley

Rosemary Ross Scholarship Scholarship Megan Keough

Thanks to all for donations made to the Scholarship Fund, especially to Don Pitts, Bob Sealund, Don Ross and John Diggins for contributing so much these past years.

 

POST CLEANUP

Thanks to all members who helped with the Post cleanup held on April 19th this year. We had a great showing and the place never looked so good!

Jim Doherty, Ronnie Burns, Bill Dahlgren, Kim Shepherd, Tommy Burns, Don Houghto,, Lori Dow, Tommy Mannion, Eddie McManus, Cindy Dow, Colleen Collins, Bobby & Kathy Paloucci, Tommy Cunniff, Jack Clark, Matt Freeman, Mark Hastings, Brian Glennon, Josh Freeman, Mike Hutchings, Rick McLaughlin, Bruce Ayers, Mike Kowilcik, Fran Waldron, Chris Mannion, Mike Kowilcik, Jr., Matt Orlando.

 

SATURDAY CELEBRITY GUEST COOKOUTS

Thanks to all our sponsors for contributing to the Saturday cookout season: Ward 6 Representative Brian McNamee; State Representative Bruce Ayers; District Attorney Michael Morrissey; and, Sheriff Mike Bellotti.

These cookouts were a huge success. There was plenty of food, great entertainment and good times had by all. Thanks again to all who participated and for all the donations.

Thanks to all our entertainers - Dante Ventor, First Day Back Band, Don Houghton and D.J. Bill Harris.

 

MEMBERS LOUNGE UPGRADE

The Post just purchased all new televisions for the Members Lounge. This is such a plus, especially for the upcoming football season. So remember, the Post is the place to go for the Patriots games.

A special thanks goes out to Mark Hastings for installing the new TV's.

FUNCTION HALL UPDATE

Thanks to Rick McLaughlin and Al Endriunas. We now have a beautiful deck adjacent to the Function Room. This alone has been a seller for the Function Room and surely will pay for all the renovations we have done to the room.

REMINDER

Our Post is a very active Legion. We are here for all veterans and their family members, so please respect the grounds. Please put all butts and trash in the proper receptacles. Respect others and treat them the way you would like to be treated.

Reminder - swearing and cursing are not welcome at the bar. Please try to eliminate the f-bombs.

ATTENTION ALL BARTENDERS

There will be a meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 6 P.M. All bartenders must be present!

 

POST NEWSLETTER

We try to send out our Post newsletter every three months. Between the printing, stapling and mailing the cost is not cheap.

Our website will be up and running by the time the next newsletter is printed, so if you don't mind reading the newsletter online, please call the Post at 617-328-9824 and let us know.

 

HALL RENTALS The hall is perfect for showers, christenings, birthday parties, fundraisers, pizza parties, etc. All rentals will have to be approved by the Board and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in hall rentals, please call 617-328-9824 or Kim Shepherd at 617-653-5209. A member must be present at the function or named on the contract.

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A Bit of Trivia

1. Where were Omaha, Juno and Gold beaches?

2. How far do you have to run if you hit a home run?

3. What's the diameter of a basketball hoop?

Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

1. What playing card is the symbol of love? The nine of harts

2. What building built in 1897 contains 327 miles of bookshelves? The Library of Congress.

3. How many U.S. Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima?

 

Six UPCOMING EVENTS

Boston Harbor Cruise

Friday, 6:30 TO 10:30 P.M. August 31, 2012

The Post is running a harbor cruise to start the Labor Day weekend off. We will be meeting at the Post at 5 p.m. for a cocktail and then carpooling to Marina Bay for a Friday night cruise aboard the Boston Belle. $30 per person which includes finger foods, D.J. Bill Harris and cash bar. Space is limited, so please call or come by the Post and purchase a ticket.

Old Guys v. Young Guys Softball Game

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 - Game starts at 11:00 A.M.,

followed by a cookout at the Post and the Patriots game on our new TV's.

Patriots Post Opener Party

Sunday,Sept. 9, 2012 Food, Raffles & Fun

Annual Clambake

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dinner will be served at 5:00 P.M.

Tickets $30.00 each or 2 for $50.00

Choice of lobster or steak with Chowder, Potato, Corn on the cob, Steamers, Salad & roll

Raffles & Chuk-a-Luk This year's donation will go to a member in need. We are having a Silent Auction of lottery books (scratch tickets).

 

To the membership – I first want to thank you for this opportunity to be your commander for another year. It is an honor and a privilege to be the Commander of our great Post!

As most of you know, in June we had our Post Installation. The word is that it was one of the best installations we ever had. At this year's installation we had a special guest speaker and singer – Dan Clark (The Singing Trooper.) He was unbelievable!

Also present were eight Marines who served in Iraq and wanted to come by to thank the Post for all the care packages our Troop Fund sent to them. They all were dressed in their blues and looked very sharp! Thanks to all who helped and participated in this year's installation.

Semper Fi, Commander James Doherty

 

COLOR GUARD

Thanks to our Color Guard – we had a well-attended flag raising ceremony and a great presence in this year's Fourth of July parade.

To the Color Guard - we will be placing an order for uniforms and caps for you during the first week in September, so if you are need of something, please let us know.

POST SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2012 scholarship winners:

Lance Corporal Christopher C. Donahue Scholarship Paul Mulvey

G/Sergeant Francis J. Thorpe Scholarship Zackery Whittemore

Carol Pitts Scholarship Scholarship Carolyn Kiley

Rosemary Ross Scholarship Scholarship Megan Keough

Thanks to all for donations made to the Scholarship Fund, especially to Don Pitts, Bob Sealund, Don Ross and John Diggins for contributing so much these past years.

 

POST CLEANUP

Thanks to all members who helped with the Post cleanup held on April 19th this year. We had a great showing and the place never looked so good!

Jim Doherty, Ronnie Burns, Bill Dahlgren, Kim Shepherd, Tommy Burns, Don Houghto,, Lori Dow, Tommy Mannion, Eddie McManus, Cindy Dow, Colleen Collins, Bobby & Kathy Paloucci, Tommy Cunniff, Jack Clark, Matt Freeman, Mark Hastings, Brian Glennon, Josh Freeman, Mike Hutchings, Rick McLaughlin, Bruce Ayers, Mike Kowilcik, Fran Waldron, Chris Mannion, Mike Kowilcik, Jr., Matt Orlando.

 

SATURDAY CELEBRITY GUEST COOKOUTS

Thanks to all our sponsors for contributing to the Saturday cookout season: Ward 6 Representative Brian McNamee; State Representative Bruce Ayers; District Attorney Michael Morrissey; and, Sheriff Mike Bellotti.

These cookouts were a huge success. There was plenty of food, great entertainment and good times had by all. Thanks again to all who participated and for all the donations.

Thanks to all our entertainers - Dante Ventor, First Day Back Band, Don Houghton and D.J. Bill Harris.

 

MEMBERS LOUNGE UPGRADE

The Post just purchased all new televisions for the Members Lounge. This is such a plus, especially for the upcoming football season. So remember, the Post is the place to go for the Patriots games.

A special thanks goes out to Mark Hastings for installing the new TV's.

FUNCTION HALL UPDATE

Thanks to Rick McLaughlin and Al Endriunas. We now have a beautiful deck adjacent to the Function Room. This alone has been a seller for the Function Room and surely will pay for all the renovations we have done to the room.

REMINDER

Our Post is a very active Legion. We are here for all veterans and their family members, so please respect the grounds. Please put all butts and trash in the proper receptacles. Respect others and treat them the way you would like to be treated.

Reminder - swearing and cursing are not welcome at the bar. Please try to eliminate the f-bombs.

ATTENTION ALL BARTENDERS

There will be a meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 6 P.M. All bartenders must be present!

 

POST NEWSLETTER

We try to send out our Post newsletter every three months. Between the printing, stapling and mailing the cost is not cheap.

Our website will be up and running by the time the next newsletter is printed, so if you don't mind reading the newsletter online, please call the Post at 617-328-9824 and let us know.

 

HALL RENTALS The hall is perfect for showers, christenings, birthday parties, fundraisers, pizza parties, etc. All rentals will have to be approved by the Board and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone interested in hall rentals, please call 617-328-9824 or Kim Shepherd at 617-653-5209. A member must be present at the function or named on the contract.

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A Bit of Trivia

1. Where were Omaha, Juno and Gold beaches?

2. How far do you have to run if you hit a home run?

3. What's the diameter of a basketball hoop?

Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.

1. What playing card is the symbol of love? The nine of harts

2. What building built in 1897 contains 327 miles of bookshelves? The Library of Congress.

3. How many U.S. Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima?

 

Six UPCOMING EVENTS

Boston Harbor Cruise

Friday, 6:30 TO 10:30 P.M. August 31, 2012

The Post is running a harbor cruise to start the Labor Day weekend off. We will be meeting at the Post at 5 p.m. for a cocktail and then carpooling to Marina Bay for a Friday night cruise aboard the Boston Belle. $30 per person which includes finger foods, D.J. Bill Harris and cash bar. Space is limited, so please call or come by the Post and purchase a ticket.

Old Guys v. Young Guys Softball Game

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 - Game starts at 11:00 A.M.,

followed by a cookout at the Post and the Patriots game on our new TV's.

Patriots Post Opener Party

Sunday,Sept. 9, 2012 Food, Raffles & Fun

Annual Clambake

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dinner will be served at 5:00 P.M.

Tickets $30.00 each or 2 for $50.00

Choice of lobster or steak

Chowder

Potato

Corn on the cob

Steamers

Salad & roll

Raffles & Chuk-a-Luk This year's donation will go to a member in need. We are having a Silent Auction of lottery books (scratch tickets).

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Thursday, VIETNAM COMBAT VETERANS
April 25, 2013 COMBINED ARMED FORCES MEMORIAL SERVICE
2 P.M. SHARP - at Marina Bay Clock Tower
Guest speaker – The Honorable G. Patrick Murphy,
Chief Justice of the U.S. District Court of Illinois

Sunday, POST CLEANUP DAY
April 28, 2013 All hands are welcome and needed.

Sunday, RED SOX DAY AND DECK OPENER
May 26, 2013 2 P.M. - Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay
Food * Music * Raffles
Entertainment by First Day Back

Saturday, INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
June 15, 2013 Begins at 7:00 P.M. SHARP
All members welcome!

Saturday, DECK COOKOUT DATES
June 22, 2013 & 4 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Saturday, Come by and see who is our guest chef for the day.
July 20, 2013 Food & Live Music

Saturday, DINNER CRUISE
August 24, 2013 7 P.M. Tickets are limited!!
DJ Bill Harris * Food * Cash Bar
Price $35.00 per ticket

Saturday, ANNUAL CLAMBAKE
September 14, 2013 Tickets on sale August 1, 2013
Live music
Chowder
Choice of lobster or steak
Chuk-a-luk & Raffles
Starting at 3 P.M. - Dinner at 5:00 P.M.

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A Bit of Trivia
1. What's the only NFL team without decorations on the sides of its helmets?
2. How thick is a hockey puck?
3. Who invented the machine gun in 1862?


Answers to last newsletter's trivia questions.
1. Whose name, apart from the astronauts', is on the Apollo 11 moon plaque?
Richard Nixon's
2. Who said of Super Bowl III in 1969: “We'll win – I guarantee it”? Joe Namath
3. Whose record did Babe Ruth break when he hit 60 home runs in 1927? His own
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