A Message from the Commander


               We finally had a contestant in the American Legion Oratorical Contest. His name is Aemon Devine, a senior from Naugatuck High School. He won 3rd place in the 2nd District contest. Thanks to Andy Morrissey who put a lot of time into it.

               We had a table at the Naugatuck Event Center for the Motorcycle show. I want to thank those members who showed up to support our efforts. The objective is to bring attention to what Post 17 is and what we do for the veterans and their families. Also it helps to recruit more members.

               Things are coming up for March. Our regular meeting is Mar 7, 7:30 pm.

On March 11 we will have 2 members, Tom Honyotski and myself, playing in the Department Bowling Tournament.          

March 14 the 2nd District will meet at our Post. It will be their annual celebration to honor the District’s Past Commanders and Past Auxiliary Presidents. Two of our members will be among the honorees so, a good showing of our members would look good. Festivities start at 7pm.

March 24 and 25 will be a car show at the Naugatuck Event Center and we will once again have a table there. Anyone who wants to support us can come on down from 10am to 7pm Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday. A few minutes or a couple of hours is helpful to the cause.

April 22 we are sponsoring a motorcycle poker run to benefit the YMCA Send a Kid to Camp Fund. We will be needing some help with that. We need people to help with registration of riders, handing out cards, helping with food and raffles. If anyone can solicit a gift for the raffle, it would be greatly appreciated. The more we get, the more kids we send to camp.

We’re always needing new members. So keep your eyes open and if you see someone who looks like a veteran, ask him or her if they belong, if not, ask them to join. I keep plenty of applications in my office.

I hope to see more of you at the meetings and events coming up.

Yours in Service,