Speaker Bob Getz from American Legion Post 209 Forestville addresses the club as fellow Post member Bruce Getz listens.
How does American Legion help the community?
NationallyEmergency financial assistance, Lobbies congress, scholarships, Volunteers, Baseball, Help Veterans, Scouts
Locally: Host the biggest fishing derby, Walk a-thon, Parade, Donations to Prudence Crandall, Quigley Park
Contributions to Veterans Strong, monthly blood drives at Doubletree, Family dinners, activities to nursing homes, supplies to active duty troops overseas, Bingo, assist Gloria Dei with the food drive, Read Across America, Recycle bikes - bring them to Bikers Edge, part of Mum festival, member of Chambers of Commerce, an ally of Bristol Press, Fisher House program at West Haven, VA
Established in 1919  - For veterans who have served during wartime.  Did not include peacetime in the beginning.  Now only need to serve one day.  
90 Members, 10% show up to meetings
Some live in nursing homes, some are housebound, some are deployed, and some are first responders
Would like to get together and support each other!
Can be son or daughter of a Veteran to join the side groups
Meet 3rd Monday of the month, executive board meets the prior Thursday
Some club members wore red for valentines day

Looking for one more pinhead. 

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023

Time: 11 - 1

Place: Spare Time

What: Fundraiser for Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Karl J. Schwartz Scholarship Program is Open - Applications Due March 2, 2023
Who May Apply?  Graduating high school seniors who reside and attend public or private high schools in one of the following towns in Connecticut: Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, or Terryville.  Students planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
Rotary Day of Service
Our club will join forces with the Plainville + Southington Rotary Club to pack food with the Harvest Pack Program.  Our club will also help with the Barnes Nature Center Spring Fair on May 20, 2023.  Mark your calendar - we will need many of our members to volunteer on this day.  
Peter - thank you
Whit thank you, clock - Dave helped, weather
Dave - veterans, fixed clock
Ken - speakers
Bruce - proud to serve
Norm -  aarp card is red
Lee - thank you veterans
Olcott - veterans and ❤️
John strombolis veterans
Judi strombolis galentines day
Mary CPR and thank you from navy brat
Bob - meeting tomorrow about the Memorial Day parade 6pm at Tunxis at Bristol
Thank you to Laura for our treats
Dale thank you to speakers, sad that friend died from Covid
Mark speakers
Upcoming Events
Bowling Pins, Pizza, & Prizes Fun-Raiser
Feb 26, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Northeast Presidents-Elect Training (NEPETS)
Mar 10, 2023 – Mar 11, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Judi Lausier
February 19
Les Kish
February 20
Sarah Lucian
February 27
Spouse Birthdays
Chris Watson
February 6
Join Date
James Albert
February 11, 2014
9 years
Laura Watson
February 11, 2014
9 years
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