Nanticoke Post #6

´╗┐Nanticoke Post #6 THE AMERICAN LEGION P.O. BOX 781 SEAFORD, DE 19973


Non-Profit U.S. Postage Paid Georgetown, DE PERMIT NO 112

Bar Committee Report

A few changes in the canteen. Jeannie is the manager now and Theresa is the assistant manager and bartender. We also have pickled hot sausages now for $1.00. They seem to be going over well. In May we start out with Mother's Day on the 8th and Memorial Day on the 30th. On Memorial Day the Post will have Open House and the canteen will open at 10:00 a.m. Then jumping into June we have Father's Day on the 19th and the first day of summer on the 20th. With that said, we're looking at cookouts and people needing ice. So if you're planning something or just need ice, let me know in advance and I will turn on the big ice machine. You can have all you want, but do not take ice from the small machine. That is for the bar only. Enjoy your summer!

Steve Dewey

Post Web Site: depost6 Post E-Mail: Nanticoke_post_6@

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Legion Officers

Commander: Bob Michael Past Cmdr: Bob McClain 1st. Vice Cmdr: Charles Michel 2nd. Vice Cmdr: Ben Wheatley Adjutant: Peggy Reining Finance Ofc: Roy Lamberton Chaplain: Norman Poole Judge Adv.: Rich Jefferson Service Ofc: Bob McClain Sgt. at Arms: Rich Jefferson

CANTEEN Steve Dewey (Chairman) Ben Wheatly Bob Michael

HOLDING COMPANY Board of Directors Marvin Kennedy Roy Lamberton

Inside This Issue

Bar Committee Report

Pg. 1

Commander Report

Pg. 2

1st Vice Commander

Pg. 3

2nd Vice Commander

Pg. 3

AL Auxiliary Membership Pg. 3

SAL Cmdrs. Report

Pg. 4

AL Auxiliary Report

Pg. 4


Pg. 5

American Legion Post 6

Live, Laugh & Love

Newsletter May-June 2016

Commanders Report

At the April meeting, the membership that was present elected Bob Michael Commander for 20162017. I congratulate Bob and let's all support him and have a banner year.

The state is having a raffle. Tickets are $5.00 each. The winning ticket has an option of a Paid-up For Life Card or $500 cash. Tickets are available in the canteen.

On May 9th the Post will have a swearing in ceremony followed by an Installation Dinner at 6:00 PM. Come on out and meet and greet the new officers.

On Saturday, May 14th, the members of the Post will be traveling to the VA Hospital in Elsmere to participate in their annual Carnival. Our Post provides hot dogs and goody bags for the veterans. It is a worthwhile day. Set up starts at 10:00 AM and the Carnival runs from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Rain date is Sunday, May 15th. Volunteers are needed.

On May 30th we will be hosting our Memorial Day Open House at 12:30 PM following the ceremonies at Kiwanis Park. Come on out and participate as we pay honor to those who sacrificed their lives.

At our June meeting there will be an election for an opening on the Holding Company.

Since this is going to be my last article as Commander, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members of the Legion, AL Auxiliary and SAL who have helped and supported me during this past year. Your help made my job easier.

For God and Country

Bob McClain

1st Vice Commander

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"Good things come to those who wait....better things come to those who get off their butt and do something to make it happen!" - Author Unkown-

There has been much activity at Post 6 this spring and more coming in the near future. We had the American Legion National Commander visit our Post on March 17th, and everyone enjoyed a great St. Patrick's Day meal thanks to our AL Auxiliary.

We recently held Post elections and I would like to welcome Bob Michael (no relation) back as newly elected Post Commander, as well as wishing all the newly elected officers a good year ahead. Our next elected position to be filled will be a bar committee person. If you think you're the right person for the job, reread my opening quote and make it happen!

On May 30th at 11:00 AM we will be having our annual Memorial Day ceremony at Kiwanis Park. With recent attendance numbers between 200-300 people, come early for the best sitting places (bring your own folding chairs).

We also held our first town hall style meeting on Saturday, April 16th. There were many people in attendance with a common goal, to do what's best for our Post. I plan to get off my butt and follow through as best I can on a couple items, starting with possible changes to improve the position of the pool table in the canteen.

Finally, I hope everyone is enjoying this spring and getting ready for the upcoming summer. I think working together, it can really be a great year at our American Legion.

Charles Michel

2nd Vice Commander

As some of you may have been aware, I was recovering at the time of the Children's Easter Party and unable to do very much. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people who stood up and took the responsibility of making it a success: Bob McClain, Dolores Taylor, Bev Buchannan, Bert Pottieger and Lee McClain. Thanks so very much for purchasing and assembling the baskets, filling the eggs, buying and preparing the food, setting up and breaking down the hall. And a big "Thank You" to Raymond Tice who always does such a great job handing out the baskets. The children really enjoy seeing the Easter Bunny!

Rich Gavlick

Ladies, we are now at 98% of last years membership. Just a few more to go to make 100%. Just a reminder to members to let us know when you are either in the hospital, nursing home or rehab facility so that our Chaplain is aware of that fact.

God Bless Our Veterans

Nancy King


Commander: George Keim Past Cmdr: Chris Walker 1st Vice Cmdr: Tom Peters 2nd Vice Cmdr: Curtis Da vidson Adjutant: Bill Miller Finance Officer: Bill Long Chaplain: Scott Perdue Judge Adv: John Miller Sgt. At Arms: Greg Hurley


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SAL Commander

Hi folks! Spring is finally here,

maybe. This means BBQ's and dinners. We had our first BBQ April 30th and we thank everyone for their help and support. A special thank you to Bill Miller and Theresa Reed for picking up the chicken. The SAL has appointed a fundraising committee which

means more events and good times for everyone. We had elections this month, so come to a meeting the first Wednesday of the month to meet our officers and give us your ideas to help us be the best squadron we can be. See you at the meeting!

George Keim


AL Auxiliary

Pres: Dolores Taylor Past Pres: Susan PattenLorenzo Vice Pres: Susan PattenLorenzo Secretary: Bev Buchanan Treasurer: Nancy King Chaplain: Lee McClain Historian: Fran Turner Sgt at Arms: Mary Patten

AL Auxiliary President

This past year has been a great learning process for me, and I am thankful for the opportunity to have served the Unit and for all the help I have received. I sincerely hope the efforts put forth by the Officers, Chairmen and Auxiliary members have been beneficial to the Post, Unit and community. But most of all, I pray that the veterans in the community have benefited.

Plans are being made for the Department Convention, July 6-8, and I am sure it will be an informative two days. As most of you know, Unit 6 member Maureen Murray is the leading candidate for Department President. We wish her well and know she will be an effective leader. At the present time, Unit 6 has in its membership five Past Department Presidents: more than any other Unit in the state. Members have also held various Department chairmanships throughout the years. This shows our members are committed to serving The American Legion and furthering its goals.

Again, thanks to all who assisted me this past year.

Dolores A. Taylor

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Membership Chairman

As of today membership is at 478 for 96.4%.

As a reminder, the Department Service Officer will be at Post 6 on the following Fri-

days from the hours of 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM to assist any veterans regarding VA


May 20 August 19

November 18

Bob Michael

May 2 May 3 May 4 May 9 May 11 May 14 May 21 May 30 June 1 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 13

CALENDAR OF EVENTS ALA Meeting Executive Meeting SAL Meeting Installation Dinner AMVETS Meeting VA Carnival DEC Meeting Open House SAL Meeting ALA Meeting Executive Meeting AMVETS AL Meeting

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM

Open Pool every Sunday and Saturday.

Shuffleboard every Thursday at 6:30

DID YOU KNOW? At local taverns, pubs and bars people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in "pints" and who was drinking in "quarts", hence the phrase "minding your "P's" and "Q's".

Drawings: 9:00 pm Daily

Weekly Drawings: Tues. 9:30

MORNING CAF? Breakfast

Fresh Hot Coffee Monday--Friday 5:00 am to 10:00 am




People often complain about the police, but you rarely hear about the positive things they do, such as this incident involving a biker and a frozen carburetor.

Last January on a bitterly cold winter's day, a North Dakota State Trooper on patrol came upon a motorcyclist who was stalled by the roadside. The biker was swathed in heavy protective clothing and wearing a full-face helmet to protect the face from the cold weather.

"What's the matter?" asked the Trooper.

"Carburetor's frozen" was the terse reply.

"Pee on it. That'll thaw it out."

"I can't" said the biker.

"OK, watch me closely and I'll show you." The Trooper unzipped and promptly warmed the carburetor as promised.

Moments later the bike started and the rider drove off, waving.

A few days later, the local State Troopers' office received a note of thanks from the father of the motorcyclist.

It began: "On behalf of my daughter, Jill".


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