News Flash

13 June 2021

18 June 2021 - Installation of Post Officers

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Post 35’s monthly meeting Friday, June 18th at 1900 hours. District Representatives will officiate this meeting where new Post Officers will be installed. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Commander Linscott has requested all new and returning officers attend dressed for this formal occasion, blue blazer, grey slacks, white shirt, tie, and shined shoes.

Come down and show your support for your Post!

16 April 2021

Commander's Coffee Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Will return to third Wednesday of the month beginning May.

5 March 2021

U S Coast Guard Exchange Closing

To all Vets that are using the U S Coast Guard Exchange, after many years we are losing another one of our retirement benefits! Our local Coast Guard Exchange is closing for good. I was told that it will close the first part of May or until they sell out of stock. Everything has been marked down plus they are offering an extra 20% off your entire order this week and next, on the week of 15 March it will be 25%. That’s on top of the mark downs while supplies last! It’s a very good savings, as those folks know that use the Exchange and there is also No State Sales Tax.

The Exchange is closed on Sunday’s and Mondays. I know many of you folks use the Exchange as I do. If you get a chance to stop by and say good bye to the crew I’m sure they will appreciate it. That leaves the only other place in our area for these privileges is at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard in Kittery Maine.

Sorry to have to share this, but thought that if you didn’t hear you would like to know!

Guy Linscott – Commander Post 35

10 December 2020

Last month in a notice from the National Commander of the American Legion a Special Program was initiated. The Program is called the “Mission Blue Post Assistance Program” and it was set up to help Posts that were adversely affected by COVID -19. As you know our renters all left because of Governor Mills and her Executive Orders restricting just about everything. We just gritted out teeth and went along with the program. We were able to complete several projects mainly because we had a good reserve in our checking account and very generous donation from you our loyal members.

When this program came out I consulted the District Adjutant and asked his advice. The process was fairly simple and it basically required forwarding several forms and a listing of financial needs. As you know, or you do now, our Post Insurance increased from an Annual amount of $2,000.00 to $3,800.00. The Finance Committee met and “juggled” the budgeted amount for some of our items and was able to pay the bill. The increase was because of increased valuation of the Post and coverage for COVID – 19 Liability. One of our members made a $1,000.00 donation to help in the coverage.

Now with this program available from National I applied of the Grant of up to $1,000.00. I applied to Department on 11/16/2020 and today 12/10/2020 we received a check from National for $1,000.00. I will be meeting with the Finance Committee and request that the money donated be either given back or shifted to the General Fund to be used on Building Maintenance. I’m sure the gentleman who made the donation will agree to move the funds.

Sometime doing the necessary paperwork pays off. This time it paid $1,000.00.

Michael R. Pock - Adjutant