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. ♥
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
13th of May 2023 – Spring Conference – William C. Dexter Post 673, 113 East Dexter Street, Black River, NY 13612 – Registration starts at 8:30pm – reservation required.
20th of May 2023 – Cicero Post 787, James Harvey Spire Post, 5575 Legionnaire Drive, Cicero NY 13039
17th of June 2023 – Mattydale Post 1832, 2718 LeMoyne Avenue, Syracuse NY 13211
20th – 22nd July 2023 – 105th Annual American Legion Convention – 103rd Annual Auxiliary Convention – and 49th Annual Sons of the American Legion Convention – Location Westchester Marriott, 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown NY 10591, Reservations required deadline to register is 1st of July 2023. Convention time 9:00am Thursday, 9:00am Friday, and 9:00am Saturday.
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.
1st Prize – Four (4) tickets to St. Joseph Amphitheater concert with VIP parking and club access (Value $1000+)
2nd Prize – S.J. Moore Jewelers Diamond Pendant Necklace (Value $650)
3rd Prize – Unlimited Car Wash Package at Auto Wash – Auburn (Value $500)
4th Prize – Golf Super Pack (8 rounds of 18-hold golf including cart at Dutch Hollow, Highland Park, and Sunset Ridge) (Value $425)
5th Prize – Inns of Aurora overnight stay (Value $500)
6th Prize – 2 Syracuse Energy Systems Air Conditioner or Furnace annual maintenance certificate (Value $300)
7th Prize – Reilley Small Engines Spring/Summer riding lawn mower tune-up (Value $199)
8th Prize – Bottle of Aged Bourbon Whiskey (Value $ ??)
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.
SPRING POST CLEANUP
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.
25th of May 2023 – Ladies’ Night Out – Location RJ Hydon American Legion Post 239, 1 Wainwright Drive, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 6:00pm-8:00pm.
29th of May 2023 – Memorial Day Parade – Details Forthcoming
4th of June 2023 – 2nd Annual Ride for Vets – Location Starts at Roseadah’s, 20 Mattie Street, Auburn NY 13021 – Ends at RJ Hydon American Legion Post 239, 1 Wainwright Drive, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 9:00am-6:30pm
14th of June 2023 – Veterans, Son, and Auxiliary – Installation of New Officers for 2023-24 Term – Location RJ Hydon American Legion Post 239, 1 Wainwright Drive, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time TBD
29th of June 2023 – Ladies’ Night Out – Location RJ Hydon American Legion Post 239, 1 Wainwright Drive, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Around Our Community
Beak & Skiff 1911 Tasting Room, 1911 Tavern, and General Store will be open weekly Thursday through Sunday – Time 11:00am-6:00pm. Location – 2708 Lords Hill Road (RTE 80), LaFayette NY 13084
Tuesday, 9th of May 2023 – Trivia Night – Location Red Rooster Pub, 4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls NY 13153 – Time 7:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, 9th of May 2023 – Trivia Night – Location Lakehouse Pub, 6 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 7:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday, 10th of May 2023 – Hot Turkey Sandwich or Chicken Taco Salad– prepared by Hilltop’s own Sean Mott – Location Red Rooster Pub, 4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls NY 13153 – Time 12:00pm until gone.
Wednesday, 10th of May 2023– Karaoke – Location Red Rooster Pub, 4618 Jordan Road, Skaneateles Falls NY 13153 – Time 8:30pm
Thursday, 11th of May 2023 –Thirsty Thursdays $6.00 Pints –Location Skaneateles Brewery, 4022 Mill Road, Skaneateles NY 13152 Time 3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, 13th of May 2023 – Mother’s Day Picnic – Location Beak & Skiff 1911 Tasting Room, 2708 Lords Hill Rd (RTE 80), LaFayette, NY 13084 – Times 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, or 2:00pm. TICKETS REQUIRED – please go to beakandskiff.com/event/2023-mothers-day-picnic/2023-05-14 – ticket sales end on 9th of May 2023 at 11:59pm.
Saturday, 13th of May 2023 – Big Awesome Food Truck - Location Skaneateles Brewery, 4022 Mill Road, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 2:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, 13th of May 2023 – Live Music with Longwood Jazz – Location Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 3:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, 14th of May 2023 –Live Music with Kimo and Anna White –Location Skaneateles Brewery, 4022 Mill Road, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 2:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, 14th of May 2023 – Mother’s Day Picnic – Location Beak & Skiff 1911 Tasting Room, 2708 Lords Hill Rd (RTE 80), LaFayette, NY 13084 – Times 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, or 2:00pm. TICKETS REQUIRED – please go to beakandskiff.com/event/2023-mothers-day-picnic/2023-05-14 – ticket sales end on 9th of May 2023 at 11:59pm.
Friday, 19th of May 2023 – Creamery Museum Spring Garden Sale – Location Skaneateles Creamery, 28 Hannum Street, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, 20th of May 2023 – Creamery Museum Spring Garden Sale – Location Skaneateles Creamery, 28 Hannum Street, Skaneateles NY 13152 – Time 9:00am-12:00pm.
Saturday, 20th of May 2023 – Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale – Location Immanuel United Methodist Church (Church of the Bells), 303 Kasson Road, Camillus NY 13031 – Time 9:00am-12:00pm (cash or checks only)
WE MAKE A BETTER LEGION BY WORKING TOGETHER
“ONE TEAM ONE FIGHT”
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY AND IN THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE NOT SELF
ALA President Unit 239