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Legion Family Concerns 

Please continue to keep the following in your prayers and good thoughts.

Brad Cole, Christine Colomb, Maria Colon (wife of Willie Colon), Don Cox, Dick Cyphers, Father Richard Dunn, Rick McEwain, Lee Overstrom, Duke Snyder, Mary Snyder (Duke Snyder’s daughter), Gerry Vile, Betty Walowsky (Karen Walter’s mom).


Lunch - Saturday, 13th of May

Saturday’s lunch is being hosted by the Auxiliary and being prepared by Corinne & Bill Buterbaugh.  They will be preparing meatball subs, pasta salad, and homemade chocolate chip cookies.   They make an awesome cooking team, so this is definitely a luncheon that you don’t want to miss out on. The weather for Saturday is partly cloudy with a temperature high 68, so it is a perfect day to take a break from yard work and enjoy a delicious meal.  Lunch will be served from 12:00pm-1:30pm.  Can’t stay – to go is ALWAYS available.  Consider stopping by and enjoying an hour or two with your Legion Family, you won’t be disappointed with the meal or the company.  Lunch is still only $10.00, which you won’t find anywhere else. ♥


Monthly Lunches

The Auxiliary hosts lunch at the Legion the 2nd Saturday of every month, unless something comes up and we need to switch days.  If anyone has a signature dish and is interested in preparing the luncheon, please let me know.   I can provide you with the details and answer any questions.   Call (315) 567-3143 or email me at  Our next luncheon is scheduled for the 10th of June 2023.



The tentative slate of officers for 2023/2024 are as follows:

          President – Rita Keyes

          1st Vice President – Lynne Gregory

          2nd Vice President – Karen Walter

          Secretary – Laurie Kulis

          Treasurer – Mary Jean Williams

          Historian – Lynne Gregory

          Chaplin – Lori Milne

          Sargent of Arms – Sheri Dove

Still time, if you are interested in running, as elections won’t be official until May.  Please email Margie Greene at, or call/text her at (315) 730-2813.


Cards sent to Legion Family Week of 30th of April – 6th May

          “Thinking of You”

           John and Wendy Kopley (for the loss of their dog, Rumor)


If you know of anyone that we need to send a card to so that they know we are thinking about them and they are in our prayers, please send an email to Lori Milne.  Her email address is



Please take a moment to read The County Monthly Newsletter and information on Department Convention at your leisure lots of information.  If you have any questions on Department Convention, please let me know.


New Members or Existing Members

The Commander sends out a weekly usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays.  If you are not receiving his weekly, please let me know so that I can make sure you are added to his email group.  Some of the posts in his weekly and my weekly are duplicated, but my philosophy is better to have information twice than not at all.  Please email me at


Onondaga County Auxiliary Meetings – Save the Dates

Our Ladies Auxiliary Unit 239 have five members that represent our Unit at the Onondaga

County Auxiliary Meetings.  They are Judy Bettis, Rita Keyes, Cindy Meili, Nancy Murray, and Karen Walter.  However, these meetings are open for anyone to attend.  If you’d like to attend one of the meetings, please let us know as we can always carpool and go together.  County Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month and start promptly at 11:00am.  A light lunch is usually served after each meeting. You do need to wear your Auxiliary Pin or Auxiliary Logo shirt when attending these meetings.


Veterans Spring Raffle

The Veterans Spring Raffle is now underway.  You should have received a letter and your tickets in the mail.  There are really some great prizes to be won.

Drawing will be held on the 14th of June 2023, and you do NOT need to be present to win.  Ticket price is $20.00 per ticket or three (3) for $55.00.

Form of payment can be cash, check (please make checks out to Skaneateles American Legion Post 239), or credit card.  You can drop your payment and tickets off to the Legion or you can mail them to:

          Skaneateles American Legion Post 239

          1 Wainwright Drive

          Skaneateles NY  13152

Let’s support our Legion’s mission to enhance the well-being of America’s Veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness as well as ongoing projects to improve the Legion.



Wow!  What a great day it was this past Saturday.  The weather was perfect and there was approximately 30+ volunteers who came out to help spruce up the outside of our Post 239.  There were more Veterans and Sons who participated but the Auxiliary had a great presence too.  A special thank you to the following ladies who came out to help Karen Dudden, Jen Gannon, Lynne Gregory, Cathy O’Toole, Dot Pitman, Cathy Reilley, Karen Walter, and Mary Jean Williams.   The outside grounds look awesome! 😊



The Syracuse Watchfire is returning to the NYS Fairgrounds this Memorial Day weekend after being canceled for the last three years, due to the recent covid epidemic and associated concerns. This is a very important event for our Veteran Community, and the CNY Veterans Recognition Foundation will now manage watchfire, following the 33 years of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 103 (VVA 103) successfully spearheaded the annual watchfire event. Watchfire 2023 will be held Sunday, May 28 5:00 PM.

Happenings at Post 239 This Week

Sunday, 14th of May 2023 Queen of Hearts – Drawing 1900 hours (7:00pm)

Last week’s winner, which was held on the 7th of May, was Jen Gannon.  Number picked was 19 uncovering nine of Clubs and Jen won $5.00. Tickets are $1.00.  You don’t have to be a member of the Legion to purchase tickets, and you don’t need to be present to win, so please spread the word to family and friends.  Jackpot is at $2125.00 and growing daily.  Winners have a chance of taking home $1275+.  What a great way to support the Legion and make money to boot.  Join the fun and see who wins.  It maybe you – you never know! Dollar and a dream😊


Upcoming Events/Happenings at Post 239

Here are some of the upcoming events that will be held at the Post – complete details on some of the events are still being worked on once that information is available, I’ll be happy to pass along.





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Rita Keyes

ALA President Unit 239