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Veterans of Foreign Wars * Post 2346 * 190 Main Street * Saugus MA 01906 * (781) 233-2818

Commander's Newsletter - Spring 2001

Election Notification Post Nominations will be held on Wednesday April 4, 2001 at the post meeting at 8:00. Election of Post Officers will be held on Wednesday April 18, 2001 at the Post meeting at 8:00. Corporation nominations and election will be held at our annual Corporation meeting on Thursday May 24, 2001 at 8:00. Please participate.

Coming Events

February 21 Re-Dedication of DeFranzo Memorial Plaque

Ceremonies were held at 7:00 before the Post meeting. Attendance was Excellent. Thanks to Martha Coombs for her generous donation to help Defray the costs. Special thanks to Ernest Messina for all his work.

March 3 150 Club Dinner, Dance, and Drawing

For 150 Club Members ONLY. 7:30 PM

March 17 St. Patricks Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner & Dance

Fully catered meal and live irish music for only $17.50 per person. 7:30 PM - Contact Chuck Fopiano or Ernie Messina for Tickets

April 21 Auxiliary Dinner Dance

In house cooked meal with dancing to a live band. Contact Flo Sinclair or Louise Rosano for tickets.

May 19 Post & Auxiliary Installation of Officers

Ceremonies begin at 6:30 PM. A Colation and dancing will follow. No charge.

May 26 Post Supper

Details to follow.

May 28 Memorial Day Observences

Ceremonies begin at the Post at 7:45 AM. Parade forms at the American Legion on Taylor St. at 8:45 AM March to Riverside Cemetary then to Saugus Center for ceremonies.

June 15 - 17 VFW State Convention in Springfield

We are staying at the Hampton Inn. Sign up and get hotel details at the post. Rooms must be reserved by May 14. Call (413) 732-1300 and tell them you are with the Saugus VFW. Hospitality Room all weekend and Meal after the parade on June 16 are free to members who attend.

Bingo Games Bingo is held at the post every Tuesday from 6:45 9:45. Thanks to a new town ordinance, Bingo is now a SMOKE FREE event. Breaks are taken and smokers are invited to light up in our downstairs lounge. Why not try your luck. You'll have a great time and maybe you'll be a big winner.

Saugus V.F.W. ONLINE If you have an email address, and would like to be included on the Address list of the Post to receive bulletins and special messages from the Post electronically, you may send your email address to vfw2346@flash.net Our post home page is at WWW.SAUGUSVFW.ORG You will find this newsletter by pressing the current events tab on the top of the home page.

New Eyes for the Needy You may donate used eyeglasses to this program. Frank Famiglietti is still running the program which has, to date, collected well over 20,000 pairs of glasses. Keep up the good work Frank!




In Memorium Please take a moment to say a prayer for the following members who have passed away since our last bulletin in November:

Alfred Walker PP, Harold Sinclair, Marvin Sennewald, Ernest Feasel, Arthur Bushbee, Vincent Di Mauro, James Reilly, Harold Schmidt, Joseph Provensano, Harry Casperian, & John Casey.

We will miss them all.



Commander's Special Message

Paid up Dues are a show of Power

Show your power with a LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Commander Messina wishes to thank all Post members and officers, past and present, who have been supportive of his efforts in all of the programs that he has committed himself to for the good of our post. Since this is my last bulletin as your Commander, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you. It has been a privilege and a pleasure I will cherish.


Commander Messina Wishes good luck, good health and much success to the incoming officers of the Post and Auxiliary.


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