Calendar

2015-2017

Program and Events

(Refresh your Internet browser to see most current)

 

Please send Legion calendar events to the Post Commander as soon as possible for posting!

As a minimum, include the information as indicated below

Who, What, When, Where and Why

Weekly and Recurring events!

Calendar of Events Below!

Please call ahead to confirm recurring weekly events!

See our Facebook page for the latest information!

https://www.facebook.com/SabattusALPost135

or Call:  (207) 375-4058 Leave a message.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

 

Monthly - Sabattus Legion Breakfast

1st Sunday of the Month from 7:30 – 10:00 am

See Calendar below for dates!

No breakfast

Jan, July, Aug and Sep

 

 

Every other Week - Darts League

Every Monday Night!

Join the Sabattus Darts Team

Post is open for Membership as well during Darts League!

FMI:  Jim Caron or Call the post phone number! (Leave Message)

 

 

Weekly - Cribbage Tournament

Click Here to See Photos!

Every Tuesday, call ahead, Doors open at 6:00 pm

Post is open for Membership as well during Cribbage Tournament!

Everyone Welcome!  FMI:  Gordon Smith or Call the post phone number! (Leave Message)

 

 

Available for

Hall Rentals

7 days a Week!

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

Weekly - Sabattus Legion Hall Open on Thursday Nights!

Line Dancing!

Beginners Class – 6:30 -7:30 pm

General Dancing and Social Time 07:30 – 10:00pm

Open to the Public – Lessons are Only $3 per person!

 

 

Weekly - Sabattus Legion Hall Open on Friday Nights!

 Every Friday Night from 6:00 – 10:00 pm

As well as for public events listed on the calendar!

 

 

Weekly - Sabattus Legion Hall Open on Friday Nights!

Swing Dancing!

Friday Nights from 6-7 pm

As well as for public events listed on the calendar!

 

 

 

 

Available for

Hall Rentals

7 days a Week!

 

Available for

Hall Rentals

7 days a Week!

 

*ORANGE = LEGION NATIONAL Events!

*BLUE =   LEGION DEPARTMENT Events!

* GREEN = LEGION BREAKFASTS!

*PURPLE = EVENTS at OTHER LEGION POSTS IN OUR AREA!

Future Events!

Date/Day

Time

Location

Event Details and

for More Information (FMI)

August 18- 24, 2017

 

98th Annual American Legion National Convention!

Reno Nevada

 

 

family

 

Check Legion.org for details!

Contact Department

HQ for More Details!

 

 

Sign up at Department to be

Be a Delegate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POC:  Department Adjutant

26 August 2017

0800

 

 

1st Annual

Legion Riders

Poker Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Joe Michaud

9 Sep 2017

Saturday

 

 

American Legion Post

 

Book Sale

 

https://www.teachingparents.org:443/

 

Watch this space!

POC:  Tracey Rancourt

23 Sep 2017

Saturday

 

American Legion Post

 

Sock Hop!

 

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/b6614ff6001/e0e1bd62-2dab-410f-94f1-cb540683fdcf.jpg?ver=1454009064000

 

Watch this space!

POC:  Jen Caron

 

 

 

National Conventions

 

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota - August 24 - 30, 2018

 99th Annual National Convention of The American Legion

 

 

Indianapolis, Indiana - August 23 - 29, 2019

 100th birthday of The American Legion

 

See the Post Service Officer to Purchase

100th Anniversary Pins

Proceeds go to Boys State!

 

 

Louisville, Kentucky- August 28 - September 3, 2020

 

Make plans

to

Attend

a

National Convention!

 

Let’s have a big

Group for Indy

For the

100th Birthday of the Legion!

Past Events

 

Date/Day

Time

Location

Event Details and

for More Information (FMI)

July 3, 2017

7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Flag Ceremony

Lewiston

Maine

 

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria

June 16-18 2017

 

 

Spectacular Events Center – Bangor Maine

 

family

 

 

Department Commander – Randy Kluj

 

Department Service Office and Kelly Mulcahy PSO of the Year!

 

Check the Maine Legion Webpage for more Details

 

 

American Legion

Department of Maine

State Convention

 

Contact Department

Headquarters

For

More

Details

 

Sign up at the Post

To be

A

Post Delegate to Convention

 

POC:  Department Adjutant

June 14, 2017

Wednesday

6:00 PM

Legion Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag Day Ceremony

To Include

Dignified Disposal of Worn out Flags

 

Legionnaires

Community Members

Scouts

 

Light Refreshments

 

Free Hot Dog Dinner!

 

FMI: Amedeo Lauria, PSO

 

June 14, 2017

Wednesday

 

 

Breakfast

0915

 

Ceremony

1015

 

Carrie Ricker Elementary School

 

 

 

 

 

Flag Day at Carrie Ricker

Elementary School

 

Free Veterans Breakfast at 0915

 

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria

June 9, 2017

Friday

0900-1000

 

Carrie Ricker Elementary School

 

 

 

Flag Folding Class

Primary Students

3rd Grade Classes

 

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria

 

4 June 2017

Sunday

 

Last Breakfast

of the

Season

 

Don’t miss it!

 

Next Breakfast

Is

1st Sunday

In

October 2017!

7:30 – 10:00 am

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

Community Members Welcome!

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Sabattus Legion

Scholarship Breakfast

 

Cost:  Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

FMI:  Don Caron

29 May 2017

Monday

 

Memorial

Day

 

1100 hours

Until

Completion

 

2017 Sabattus Memorial Day Parade

Sabattus War Memorial

 

 

 

Units form up at the

Legion Post @ 1030!

 

There will be patriotic

Music and Singing

By the

Band and Students

Of Oak Hill High School

 

FMI:  Contact Ron Caron

29 May 2017

Monday

 

Memorial

Day

8:00 am

To

Compl

 

Registration

7:00 am

 

Starts and Ends at the Sabattus American Legion Post!

 

 

 

VETERANS 5K RUN/WALK

 

In honor of Memorial Day if you wear a pin, picture, clothing or nametag of a fallen hero, friend, mom, dad, child or a loved one you miss, we will deduct $5.00 from your registration.

 

Medals will be presented for all 1st place finishers in each age group and prizes will be raffled off at the very end. FMI call Jim at 576-2920. 

 

Proceeds go toward: Local Scholarship Program, Boys State Program, Oratorical Program, Blue Star Banner Program, Flag Day Program, Christmas Packages to local Servicemembers and Upkeep of the Legion Hall.

 

Sabattus Legion Memorial Day 5K run/walk

 

Members of the Community

Are invited

To

Run!

 

 

Cost is $20.00 for adults,

 

$15.00 for 16 years of age and under.

 

FMI:  Contact Jim Rancourt

26 May 2017

Friday

 

 

 

1000 hrs

 

Meet at Pleasant Hill Cemetery

New Time -  now 1000 hours

 

Tyler Carpenter, 9, a 4th grader at Riverview Charter School, places an American flag on one of the graves at the Beaufort National Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Beaufort. This is the second year that the 4th and 5th graders at Riverview Charter School have come out to place flags on the graves at the Beaufort National Cemetery before Memorial Day. Local schools community service groups and private families come out every year to place the flags. "If someone wants to help out with before Memorial Day, we will always be able to find something for them to do," Patricia Simmons, program assistant with the Beaufort National Cemetery said. "The number of people who want to help has grown every year." To find out more information about how you can volunteer your time at the Beaufort National Cemetery call Patricia Simmons at 843-524-3925.

 

 

Sabattus Middle School Students

 

Placing Flags on Veterans Graves

In Local Cemeteries

IHO Memorial Day

 

FMI:  Contact Ron Caron

20 May 2010

Saturday

 

American Legion Post

Local Cemeteries

 

 

Flag Placing by

Elementary School

Children

 

FMI:  Ron and Jen Caron

20 May 2010

Saturday

 

 

Start at Sabattus Legion Post

 

Sabattus Legion Riders

 

Motorcycle Ride

 

POC Don Caron

20 May 2017

Saturday

 

 

 

Need volunteers

For

Setup

On May 19th

0900

To

1500

Sabattus Legion Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor Flea Market

 

15 Tables of Treasures!

 

Refreshments

 

FMI:  Denise Michaud

7 May 2017

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Don Caron

April 30, 2017

Sunday

2:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Community is welcome to attend!

 

 

Photo Information

 

2017-2018 Legion Auxiliary Officers: (L-R) Front row: Teresa Bradford (Secretary/Treasurer) Denise Michaud (Vice Pres.), Jen Caron (President), Debra Devoe (Chaplain), Joan Caron (Vice Pres.) Joan Caron Fournier (Sgt. at Arms)

 

2017-2018  Legion Officers:  (L-R) Back row:  Amedeo Lauria (Service Officer) Gordon Smith(Historian) Joseph Michaud (1st Vice Commander) Donald Caron (Commander), Anthony C. (Finance Officer), Jim Rancourt (Adjutant), Harvey Moses(Sgt. at Arms), David Devoe (Chaplain)

 

Not pictured:  Joseph Tetreault (2nd Vice Commander)

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2017

 

# # # #

 

SABATTUS AMERICAN LEGION HOLDS ANNUAL INSTALLATION

LEGION POST AND AUXILIARY UNIT OFFICERS FOR 2017-2018

 

SABATTUS, ME - The installation began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the recognition of the POW-MIA chair prominently displayed at the front of the meeting room. The empty chair honors those who are not present by reason of being missing since their time in war.

 

The first event of the day was the installation of the Legion Auxiliary Officers for 2017-2018.  The officers were installed by the Installing Officer, Michelle McCrea.

Each officer was presented with a pin and sash that signifies the office of their appointment.

 

The following officers were installed to the Harry J. Conway Post 135 Auxiliary:

Jen Caron, President – The unit president is an able and qualified leader: she represents the Auxiliary in her community, and its success or failure depends largely upon her. She acts in a supervisory capacity, is familiar with the duties of all officers and committee chairmen and encourages and inspires them in their work. It is the responsibility of the President to see that all offices are supplied with all available information and material from Department and National Headquarters for efficient promotion of their various activities. The Unit President has many duties. She presides at all meetings of the Unit and the Unit Executive Committee; requires strict adherence to the Constitution, Bylaws and rule and regulations established by the National and Department Convention, National and Department Executive Committees and the Unit itself; appoints members of standing committees and creates such other committees as are necessary; appoints all non-elected officers, and performs all duties which are assigned to her office.

 

Vice President Joan Caron and Vice President Denise Michaud - The Vice Presidents are given the responsibility, with the President, for complete development of the Unit program. The Vice-Presidents are prepared to preside at meetings in the absence of the President.

 

Secretary/Treasurer Theresa Bradshaw, The duties of the Unit Secretary are administrative, and she occupies a pivotal position around which all the activities of the Unit revolve; she is efficient and well-informed on all phases of the Unit, Department and National activities and requirements and is capable of giving authentic information on organization matters. As secretary she makes a record of all business transacted at each meeting and of the executive board and presents her minutes for approval at the next meeting.  Her additional duties as unit treasurer are to handle all Unit funds, collect dues from members and make remittances of Department and National dues and special funds to Department Headquarters monthly.  An efficient Unit Treasurer is essential to the smooth functioning of the Unit.

 

Chaplain, Debra Devoe - The duties of the Unit Chaplain are to pronounce the invocation and the benediction at Auxiliary meetings as well as to perform such other acts as would fall within the realm of her office as the spiritual leader of the Unit. She conducts the memorial service when such is needed in her Unit. As the Auxiliary is composed of women of different creeds and faith, she must be a woman of tolerance and sympathy toward all.

 

Sergeant At Arms, Joan Fournier - the Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for keeping order at Unit meetings, for the advancement and retirement of the Unit colors and their proper care, and for such other duties as may be assigned to her by the Unit President.

 

After the installation of the Auxiliary Officers, Ron Caron, was present to lead the installation of Legion officers.  He is a member, and former Post Commander, of the Sabattus post. He also holds a key position as the American Legion Department of Maine Historian.  He was assisted in the installation by Steve Caron, Past Post Adjutant who acted as his Installation Sergeant-at Arms and David Devoe, Post Chaplain, acted as Installation Chaplain.

The Installing Officer gave the job description for each position, and explained the importance of each of their contributions will make to the success of the post. Each new officer was brought forward by the Sergeant-at Arms as Caron read their off their responsibilities and congratulated them on the appointment with a salute and firm handshake.

 

The 2017-2018 Sabattus Harry J Conway American Legion Post 135 officers are:

Donald Caron is the new Post Commander.  As such, he is responsible for the overall operation of the Post including supervising the duties of all other Post officers and activities to ensure that they meet the highest standards and fulfill the tenants of The American Legion.

 

Joseph Michaud is the newly appointed 1st Vice Commander. As such he is responsible for membership.

 

Joseph Tetreault is the newly appointed 2nd Vice Commander. He is responsible for assisting the Post Commander with all duties and is key with regard to patriotic observances, developing Post activities.

James Rancourt is the re-appointed Adjutant. He is responsible for the administrative aspects of the Post and should be concerned with the overall effectiveness of Post activities and reporting to Department the activities and events of the post.

 

Anthony “Tony” Culpovitch, is returning as Finance Officer. He is responsible for receiving, safegarding and dispersing all the Post's funds.

David Devoe, was reelected Chaplain. He is responsible for providing the spiritual leadership for the Post membership.

 

Harvey Moses, is the new Sergeant-at-Arms and as such he is responsible for introducing all visiting comrades and guests of the Post to make sure they feel welcomed and that the colors are properly maintained and displayed.

Gordon Smith, is returning as Post Historian. Gordon is responsible for compiling and preserving the records of the Post.

 

Amedeo Lauria is returning as the Post Service Officer.  He serves double duty as Service Officer for the American Legion Department of Maine at Togus.  The Post Service officer is responsible for bringing to the attention of all veterans and their dependents the rights and benefits granted them by law. He knows how to utilize the expert services available through legion channels, as well as those of other agencies in his community. His is the job of getting information to the full-time professionals to make certain that every veteran, survivor and their dependents are adequately represented.

 

The post currently has a vacancy in the position of Americanism Officer.  The Americanism Officer puts into effect the policies and programs of The American Legion dealing with youth, flag protocol, patriotic events and other related activities. The Americanism Officer reports on the results of these programs up to the Department and National level.

 

At the conclusion of the installation the Commander, new Commander Don Caron, was reminded by the installing officer that he has the duty of seeing that no one is turned away and is guided by the decisions of members. Caron then presented him with the gavel of his office.

During his speech, Don talked about the projects and programs that he would like to see put in place for the upcoming year.  He sees a wider array of post programs, increased membership,  and continuing to improve the appearance and maintenance of the post to make it a great place from which to serve veterans and our community!

 

If you are an eligible wartime veterans, and are interested in what the American Legion has to offer, visit the Sabattus post website at www.americanlegionpost135.sabattus.net to see the activities of Post 135 and become a part of the largest wartime veteran’s organization in the United States.

There are many activities hosted by the post to engage veterans in the local and surrounding communities. Of course, prospective members are always welcome and encouraged to visit.

 

The post has been newly renovated, painted, new lighting, and is available for rental at very reasonable prices.

 

 

 

 

Installation of Officers

American Legion

American Legion Auxiliary

2017-2018!

April 29, 2017

Saturday

5:00

American Legion Post 2 in Augusta

 

 

 

Farewell Testimonial

Commander Peter Johnson

 

Reservations are Required!

 

FMI:  Department Smile

Department Webpage

2 April 2017

Sunday

 

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

5 March 2017

Sunday

 

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

Feb – May 2017

Friday

0900 –

Complete

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Depot Foundation

 

Funded Post Lighting and Painting Renovation!

 

$4,800.00 Grant!

 

Thank you to all the Volunteers who made it possible!

 

Post Commander Ronie Ray

5 February 2017

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

 

21-22 Jan 2017

Saturday/Sunday


See Smile

For

Details

 

Spectacular Events Center

Bangor, Maine

 

 

Guest Entertainer – Gary Crocker

 

 

 

 

American Legion

Department of Maine

 

Mid-Winter Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POC Department Adjutant

 

 

 

 

No Legion

Breakfast in January!

 

 

Next Breakfast is February 1, 2017!

 

 

16 December 2016

Friday

7:00 pm

Membership Christmas Party

Sabattus Legion Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Contact Joan Caron

10 December 2016

Saturday

1:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Christmas Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Contact Joan Caron

4 December 2016

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

All you can eat buffet!


There is a seat waiting for you!

 

 

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

FMI:  Don Caron

18 November 2016

Friday

7:00 pm

 

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

 

Turkey Raffle

 

Drawings from Raffle Tickets you

Received in the mail!

 

Please send in your raffle ticket

with your donation

to be eligible for the drawing!

 

More tickets will be sold at the

Sabattus Credit Union!

 

Bring Dollar Bills to the Post

We Spin the Wheel!

Additional Chances to win

10-12 lb Turkeys!

 

Also deadline for bringing in

Items for the Thanksgiving Baskets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Don Label

13 November 2016

Sunday

3:00 pm

Blue Star Banner Event

Sabattus Legion Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Jim Rancourt and Joan Caron

6 November 2016

Sunday

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 –

10:00 am

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

American Legion Auxiliary National Commaner

Mary Davis (Center)

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Special Guest

National Auxiliary President!

Mary Davis

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Don Caron

October 19, 2016

Wednesday

6:00 pm

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

Auxiliary

Card

Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Contact Denise Michaud

2 October 2016

Sunday

 

First Breakfast

of the

Season

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

17 Sep 2016

Saturday

0900 – 3:00 pm

150th Anniversary of VA Togus

 

 

 

 

Flag Pole wall built by Legionnaire John Footer from our Post

 

On the Campus of

VAMC Togus

1 VA Center

Augusta, ME

16-19 Sep

Fri – Sun

Various

American Legion Fall Conference

Waterville Post 5

See the Smile for Details

3 Sep 2016

Saturday

 

Rain Date:

4 Sep 2016

TBD

Meet at Sabattus Legion Post 135

 

American Legion Riders

Department of Maine, Harry J. Conway Post 135

Sabattus, Maine

 

“Owner Head Museum”

 

ALL RIDERS WELCOMED

 

 

For more info call Riders’ Director:

Dave Adler-207-786-7131

 

 

 

 

American Legion National Convention

Cincinnati, Ohio

August 26 - September 1, 2016

 

 

 

28 Aug 2016

Sunday

TBA

Meet at American Legion Post 135

American Legion Riders

Department of Maine, Harry J. Conway Post 135

Sabattus, Maine

 

“Ride to End Hunger”

 

ALL RIDERS WELCOMED

 

For more info call Riders’ Director:

Dave Adler-207-786-7131

17 July 2016

Sunday

8:00 am

 

KSU: 8:30 am

 

Meet at American Legion Post 135

 

Destination: Lunch at Hawk’s Nest Restaurant

The Forks, Maine

American Legion Riders

Department of Maine, Harry J. Conway Post 135

Sabattus, Maine

 

“Hawk’s Nest Ride”

 

ALL RIDERS WELCOMED

 

For more info call Riders’ Director:

Dave Adler-207-786-7131

 

June  17-19 2016

Fri-Sat

American Legion

Department of Maine

State Convention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the Maine Legionnaire

For Detail

On How to Attend

June 14, 2016

Tuesday

9:30 am

 

Carrier Ricker Elementary School!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

RSU 4 Flag Day event

Carrie Ricker Elementary School

 

All Legionnaires are invited to attend!

 

Uniform:  Blues/Greys/Legion Cap.

 

Carrie Ricker Elementary School!

 

 

FMI:  Dian Whalen, Sabattus Primary School

June 14, 2016

Tuesday

6:00 pm

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

 

Flag Day Ceremony

To Include

Dignified Disposal of Worn out Flags

 

Light Refreshments

 

 

FMI: Amedeo Lauria, PSO

ltclauria@roadrunner.com

 

 

June 10, 2016

Friday

8:45 am –

9:45 am

 

Flag Folding Class

Carrier Ricker Elementary School

Legion Volunteers Welcome

Contact Deo ASAP

 

 

 

 

 

Teach the 3rd Grade Class

How to Properly fold the Flag

Flag Etiquette

 

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria PSO

ltclauria@roadrunner.com

 

5 June 2016

Sunday

 

Last Breakfast

Until

October 2016!

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

30 May 2016

Monday

11:00 am!

Sabattus, ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 (59)

 

1 (64)

 

2016 (42)

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Parade 2016

 

Due to rain  it was

Held at the Sabattus Primary School

What a great turnout!

 

Participating unit should

Arrive at the Legion Hall

By 10:30 am

28 May 2016

Saturday

9:00 AM

 

Lewiston Maine

 

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2015 Parade Photo

 

 

Memorial Day Parade 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI: Contact Don Gosselin

27 May 2016

Friday

Meet @

Pleasant Hill

10:30 am

Plains Cemetery, Litchfield

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus

 

 

2015 Photo

 

 

Placing Flags on Veterans Graves

For Memorial Day

 

Students who put up

the flags on the gravesites of

our departed veterans!

Legion Volunteers Welcome

 

As in the past two years, approx. 30 students from Oak Hill Middle School will be placing flags on the veteran’s graves at the Plains Cemetery in Litchfield and Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus.

 

The students are due to arrive at Pleasant Hill between 10:30-11am. We will need legionnaires to help distribute the flags and markers to the students and assist with the placing of the flags.

 

I will be at the cemetery by 10:30 with the flags and markers.

 

There are around 300 flags to place; we are usually done within an hour.

 

Uniform for this event is your legion cover.

 

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

21 May 2016

 

 

Meet and Register at Post

0800

KSU 0900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd Annual Armed Forces Day Ride

To

The Veterans Home in South Paris

 

Deliver packages to Vets

 

Legion Riders

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

15 May 2016

Sunday

2:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Post

Sabattus, ME

 

 

2016-2017 Legion Installation

 

 

 

2016-2017 Auxiliary Installation

 

 

 

Installation of District 3 Officers

 

Installation of Post Officers

 

Installation of Auxiliary

 

Members and

Members of the Public are Invited

 

COST:  FREE

 

POC:  Ronie Ray - Legion

POC:  Joan Caron – Auxillary

1 May 2016

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

Cancelled due to Mechanical Problem at Post

 

All you can eat buffet!

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

April 16, 2016

Saturday

4:30 pm –

Completed

 

 

 

 

 

Raised over $1800 in donations!

 

Special thanks to all those

who volunteered

and attended the Supper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI: Contact Joan Caron

April 8, 2016

Friday

6:00 pm

 

 

 

See Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Contact Denise Michaud

7-10 April 2016

Various

Various Locations

Auxiliary

 

Moosehead Lake

 

Winslow, ME

 

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Visit by the Auxiliary

National President

 

Grand Opening of the Auxiliary

Headquarters

Winslow, ME

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

March 31

To

April 3rd

See

Smile

 

Department Headquarters – Winslow, ME

Other Posts throughout the State

See Smile for times and Locations

 

 

National Commander

Dale Barnett

Georgia

 

Visit

To

Department of Maine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Department Adjutant

3 April 2016

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Roni Ray

6 March 2016

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

7 Feb 2016

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

30 Jan 2016

Saturday

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

Bean Casserole Supper

Cost:

Adults $7

Children (10 and under) $3

 

American Legion Auxilary

 

FMI:  Denise Michaud

 

 

 

No Legion

Breakfast January 2016 !

 

Next Breakfast is February 7, 2016!

 

 

31 Dec 2015

Thursday

7:30 pm

Doors Open

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

New Year’s Eve Party

 

Dinner and Dancing

 

$40 p/p – Ticket Event

 

Call the Post for more details

 

18 Dec 2015

Friday

7:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

 

Christmas Party

“Adult Legion Family Members Only”

 

Gift Exchange

 

Pot Luck

Bring your favorite Dish!

 

Deadline for Christmas Basket Items

 

13 Dec 2015

Sunday

1:30 pm

Sabattus Legion Post

 

 

 

 

Children’s Christmas Party

Children 10 and Under

 

Sign up with your Child’s Name by

December 2nd !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ladies Auxiliary

6 Dec 2015

Sunday

 

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

Come See Santa Claus!

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

20 Nov 2015

Friday

7:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Post

 

 

 

Turkey Raffle

 

Drawings from Raffle Tickets you

Received in the mail!

 

Please send in your raffle ticket

with your donation

to be eligible for the drawing!

 

More tickets will be sold at the

Sabattus Credit Union!

 

Bring Dollar Bills to the Post

We Spin the Wheel!

Additional Chances to win

10-12 lb Turkeys!

 

Also deadline for bringing in

Items for the Thanksgiving Baskets!

 

FMI:  Don Label

11 Nov 2015

Wednesday

7:00 pm

Legion Post

 

The Lisbon Quilters group in conjunction with the Sabattus American Legion Post 135 will be presenting a “Quilt of Valor” to veterans who had been nominated by family and friends in the local communities on Veterans Day Wednesday November 11th.

Quilts of Valor is a national program where as of this date over 125,260 quilts have been awarded to members of all branches of the service. Approximately 12 quilts will be presented. The program is scheduled to begin at 7pm at the American Legion Hall on the Island Road in Sabattus. Family and friends of the selected veterans are invited to attend. The Sabattus American Legion Auxiliary will be providing light refreshments following the ceremony.

 

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SPECIAL VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT SABATTUS POST 135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ron Caron

7 Nov 2015

Saturday

0900-1500

 

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

Craft Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ladies Auxiliary

1 Nov 2015

Sunday

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

31 Oct 2015

Saturday

 

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

 

Halloween Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI: Contact Andre Maquis

21 Oct 2015

Wednesday

Doors

Open

At

6:00 pm

 

 

 

 

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold their annual card party on Wed. Oct 21st. 

 

Donation $3.00. 

 

Door prizes, raffles, 50/50 and a light lunch will be served. 

 

Come join the fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI: Call Joan Caron at 375-4639

4 Oct 2015

Sunday

 

First Breakfast

of

the

Season!

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

Special Thanks to all

Who showed up for

Breakfast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Ronie Ray

 

 

American Legion

Department of Maine

 

Fall Conference

2015

 

 

 

 

American Legion

Post 5


Waterville, ME

 

19-20 September 2015

 

 

American Legion

National Convention

 

28 Aug – 3 Sep

2015

 

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, Maryland

 

 

 

 

Maine State Convention

19-21 June 2015

 

Cross Insurance Center

Bangor, Maine

 

 

 

 

15 June 2015

Monday

2:15 pm

 

Volunteers please arrive no later than 2:00 pm to get ready!

Carrie Ricker Elementary School

Litchfield, Maine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag Folding Class

 

Thanks to

 

Legionnaires

Tracey and Gordon!

 

Mrs. Wray’s

Fourth Grade Class

Carrie Ricker Elementary

 

Sabattus and Litchfield Posts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POC:  Amedeo Lauria

13 June 2015

Saturday

 

Flag Day is Sunday, June 14, 2015

6 pm - Compl

Sabattus American Legion

Harry J. Conway

Post 135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dignified Flag

Disposal Ceremony

 

You may bring flags for

Disposal to the

Sabattus American Legion Post

Or

Sabattus Transfer Station

 

FREE

 

The post will be hosting

Hot Dogs, Chips

And

Soft Drinks

after the ceremony

 

 

FMI:  Amedeo Lauria

Post Service Officer

 

12 June 2015

Friday

 

9:00 am

To

Compl

Carrie Ricker School

Litchfield, ME

 

 

Flag Day Program

Veterans and members of

the Community are Invited!

 

 

FREE

 

 

 

FMI : Diane Whalen. Teacher

Sabattus Primary School

7 June 2015

Sunday

 

This is the last breakfast

Until October!

 

Don’t miss it!

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

25  May 2015

Monday

11:00 am

 

Marching Units

Please

Arrive

By

10:30 am

Sabattus Veterans Memorial

Sabattus, ME

 

 

Memorial Day Parade and Service

 

Speaker:  Senator Garrett Mason

 

Marching Units Invited

 

All Veterans and members of

 

the public Invited to attend!

 

Route is from the Legion Hall

To

The Sabattus War Memorials.

 

 

 

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

22 May 2015

Friday

 

10:30 meet at Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Plains Cemetery, Litchfield

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus

 

 

 

Placing Flags on Veterans Graves

For Memorial Day

Our thanks to the students who put up

the flags on the gravesites of

our departed veterans!

Legion Volunteers Welcome

 

As in the past two years, approx. 30 students from Oak Hill Middle School will be placing flags on the veteran’s graves at the Plains Cemetery in Litchfield and Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus.

 

The students are due to arrive at Pleasant Hill between 10:30-11am. We will need legionnaires to help distribute the flags and markers to the students and assist with the placing of the flags. I will be at the cemetery by 10:30 with the flags and markers.

 

There are around 300 flags to place; we are usually done within an hour.

 

Uniform for this event is your legion cover.

 

FMI Contact: Ron Caron

17 May 2015

Sunday

2:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Post

Sabattus, ME

 

2015-16 Legion Installation

 

 

2015-16 Auxiliary Installation

 

 

2015-16 District Installation

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 25, 2015

SABATTUS AMERICAN LEGION POST HOLDS INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

 

SABATTUS, ME - The installation began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the recognition of the POW-MIA chair prominently displayed at the front of the meeting room. The empty chair honors those who are not present by reason of being missing since their time in war.

 

The first event of the day was the installation of the Legion Auxiliary Officers.  The officers were installed by the Installing Officer, Kim Hanson, assisted by Sergeant at Arms, Julie Rowe, and Chaplain, Marilyn Jones. 

 

Each officer was presented with a flower, the color of which signifies the office of appointment and virtues of that office. 

 

The following officers were installed to the Harry J. Conway Post 135 Auxiliary:

 

Joan Caron, President – The unit president is an able and qualified leader: she represents the Auxiliary in her community, and its success or failure depends largely upon her. She acts in a supervisory capacity, is familiar with the duties of all officers and committee chairmen and encourages and inspires them in their work. It is the responsibility of the President to see that all offices are supplied with all available information and material from Department and National Headquarters for efficient promotion of their various activities. The Unit President has many duties. She presides at all meetings of the Unit and the Unit Executive Committee; requires strict adherence to the Constitution, Bylaws and rule and regulations established by the National and Department Convention, National and Department Executive Committees and the Unit itself; appoints members of standing committees and creates such other committees as are necessary; appoints all non-elected officers, and performs all duties which are assigned to her office. 

 

Jennifer Caron, Vice President - The Vice President is given the responsibility, with the President, for complete development of the Unit program. The vice-President is prepared to preside at meetings in the absence of the President.

 

Denise Michaud, Secretary/Treasurer- The duties of the Unit Secretary are administrative, and she occupies a pivotal position around which all the activities of the Unit revolve; she is efficient and well-informed on all phases of the Unit, Department and National activities and requirements and is capable of giving authentic information on organization matters. As secretary she makes a record of all business transacted at each meeting and of the executive board and presents her minutes for approval at the next meeting.  Her additional duties as unit treasurer are to handle all Unit funds, collect dues from members and make remittances of Department and National dues and special funds to Department Headquarters monthly.  An efficient Unit Treasurer is essential to the smooth functioning of the Unit.

 

Historian Nancy Ray- the Unit Historian is charged with the responsibility of recording the activities and accomplishments of her Unit during her term of office. The writing of a Unit or Department history is a very important assignment. Through the years the recorded experiences of those women who served before us have guided the footsteps of those who followed.

 

Chaplain, Debra Devoe - The duties of the Unit Chaplain are to pronounce the invocation and the benediction at Auxiliary meetings as well as to perform such other acts as would fall within the realm of her office as the spiritual leader of the Unit. She conducts the memorial service when such is needed in her Unit. As the Auxiliary is composed of women of different creeds and faith, she must be a woman of tolerance and sympathy toward all.

 

Sergeant At Arms, Joan Fournier -the Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for keeping order at Unit meetings, for the advancement and retirement of the Unit colors and their proper care, and for such other duties as may be assigned to her by the Unit President.

 

After the installation of the Auxiliary Officers, Ron Caron, on behalf of 3rd District, was present to lead the installation of Legion officers.  Ron is a member, and former Post Commander, of the Sabattus post. Ron also holds a key position as the American Legion Department of Maine Historian.  Ron was assisted in the installation by Paul L'Heureux, the American Legion Department of Maine Adjutant, and member of American Legion New Auburn Post 153, who acted as his Sergeant-at Arms. 

 

Caron gave the job description for each position, and explained the importance of each of their contributions will make to the success of the post. Each new officer was brought forward by the Sergeant-at Arms as Caron read their off their responsibilities and congratulated them on the appointment with a firm handshake.

 

The 2015-2016 Sabattus Harry J Conway American Legion Post 135 officers are:

 

Ronie Ray, the returning Post Commander. He is responsible for the overall operation of the Post including supervising the duties of all other Post officers and activities to ensure that they meet the highest standards and fulfill the tenants of The American Legion.

 

James “Jim” Rancourt (not pictured) is the newly appointed 1st Vice Commander. As such he is responsible for membership.

 

Douglas “Bruce” Smith is the newly appointed 2nd Vice Commander. He is responsible for assisting the Post commander with all duties and is key with regard to patriotic observances, developing Post activities.

 

Joseph Michaud is the new Adjutant. He is responsible for the administrative aspects of the Post and should be concerned with the overall effectiveness of Post activities and reporting to Department the activities and events of the post.

 

Anthony “Tony” Culpovitch, (not pictured) is returning as Finance Officer. He is responsible for receiving and dispersing all the Post's funds.

 

David Devoe, was reelected Chaplain. He is responsible for providing the spiritual leadership for the Post membership.

 

Donald Gosselin, is returning as Sergeant-at-Arms. Donald is responsible for introducing all visiting comrades and guests of the Post to make sure they feel welcomed and that the colors are properly maintained and displayed.

 

Gordon Smith, is returning as Post Historian. Gordon is responsible for compiling and preserving the records of the Post.

 

Amedeo Lauria is returning as the Post Service Officer.  The Post Service officer is responsible for bringing to the attention of all veterans and their dependents the rights and benefits granted them by law. He knows how to utilize the expert services available through legion channels, as well as those of other agencies in his community. His is the job of getting information to the full-time professionals to make certain that every veteran, survivor and their dependents are adequately represented.  Amedeo is also the Department Service Officer for the American Legion Department of Maine.

 

The post currently has a vacancy in the position of Americanism Officer.  The Americanism Officer puts into effect the policies and programs of The American Legion dealing with youth, flag protocol, patriotic events and other related activities. The Americanism Officer reports on the results of these programs up to the Department and National level. 

 

At the conclusion of the installation the Commander, Ronie Ray, was reminded by the installing officer that he has the duty of seeing that no one is turned away and is guided by the decisions of members. Caron then presented him with the gavel of his office.  Ronie talked about the successes of the past year and the efforts of all the members and stated he looks forward to another excellent year of events and activities for the post and community!

 

If you are interested in what the American Legion has to offer, visit the Sabattus post website at:

 

www.americanlegionpost135.sabattus.net.

 

There are many activities hosted by the post to engage veterans in the local and surrounding communities. Of course, prospective members are always welcome and encouraged to visit.

 

RELEASED BY:

Amedeo Lauria

Post Service Officer

 

Photo Information:

Legion Officers - (Back Row, Left to Right) – Amedeo Lauria, Douglas “Bruce” Smith , Joseph Michaud, Ronie Ray, David Devoe, Don Gosselin and Gordon Smith

Auxiliary Officers – (Front Row, Left to Right) – Joan Fournier, Denise Michaud, Joan Caron, Jen Caron, Debra Devoe and Nancy Ray

 

 

Installation of District 3 Officers

Installation of Post Officers

Installation of Auxiliary

 

Members and

Members of the Public are Invited

 

COST:  FREE

 

 

POC:  Ronie Ray

3 May  2015

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

10 April 2015

Friday

Doors open

At 6:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Post

 

Sabattus American Legion Auxiliary

Annual Spring  Card Party

 

Door Prizes

Raffle Table

50/50 Drawing

Light Lunch

 

$3.00 Donation

 

 

 

FMI:  Denise Michaud

Auxiliary

NO LEGION BREAKFAST IN APRIL!

HAPPY
EASTER!

 

1 March 2015

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

1 February 2015

Sunday

7:30 – 10:00 am

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

Volunteers Welcome!

 

 

All you can eat buffet!

 

Legion Breakfast

Cost:

Adults $7

Children $3 (10 and Under)

 

Kitchen Volunteers please arrive by 6:00 am

Wait Volunteers please arrive by

6:30 am

 

 

FMI:  Joan Caron

23 January 2015

Friday

Doors open

At 6:00 pm

 

Dancing

6:30 -7:00 pm

Sabattus Legion Hall

 

 

East Coast

Swing Dancing

Classes

(Beginners Class)

Wear comfortable clothes

and leather soled Shoes!

Open to members and guests!

Cost:  Free!!!

 

 

The American Legion,

Department of Maine

2015 Mid-Winter Conference

A\and DEC Meeting

Gray, Maine

 

The American Legion Gray Post 86, 15 Lewiston Rd., Gray, Maine

 

Friday-Sunday

16-18 January 2015

 

Reservations MUST be made

by

January 9th 2015

 

Click here to Download Reservation Form

 

 

 

No Legion

Breakfast in January!

 

 

Next Breakfast is February 1, 2015!