The Joseph P. Chaisson Post 41 American Legion is named for the first Milo citizen killed during World War I. On February 24, 1918, while serving with Company F, 103rd, 26 Division, during combat actions in France, Joseph paid the ultimate price.

Meetings:
First Wednesday of the month from September – June; 
6:00 PM dinner, 7:00 PM Meeting; we take July and August off

Annual Dues are $35.00 - Pay Dues Online


Amatuer Radio License Classes and Hamfest !!!

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 8, 2014 - 8:02am

      The Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club will be holding Technician Class (entry level) FCC Amateur Radio license classes at Mayo Regional Hospital in the Sebec Room in preparation for FCC exams.
      The classes will be held on 4 nights from 6:00 to 8:00 pm: Friday - August 1st; Monday - August 4th; Wednesday - August 6th; and Friday - August 8th, 2014.
      Exams for this class will be given on Saturday, August 9th at 9:00 am at the Milo American Legion building during the 2014 Three Rivers Hamfest.
      For more information on this class, please call Dr. Ben Kittredge at 943-2849 or email at benkit@rcn.com.
      Please RSVP so we can order a study guide for you. Seating is limited, so please call and reserve your seat ASAP !


Milo Memorial Day Parade 2014

Submitted by Izzy Warren on May 25, 2014 - 8:01pm

Monday morning assembly for all those folks wanting to march in Milo's Memorial Day Parade show up and park at 9:00 am.
Cub scouts, Girl Scouts, band, color guard etc. will assemble in the order the Parade Marshall puts them.
Veterans from any veterans organization, or not a member of such, will be welcomed to walk the walk.
Parade commences at 10:00 am. 
First stop for sea casualties at Sebec River Bridge.
WG Sinclair, Adjutant — at Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Post 41.


Legionnaires are putting out the flags in Milo

Submitted by Izzy Warren on May 16, 2014 - 12:55pm

Since 2005 Milo's streets have been decorated with American flags -
a project of the Joseph P. Chaisson Post 41 of the American Legion.
Legionnaires Dan Nutter, Don Harris, and Larry Keef paused in their work for this picture
as they were putting out the flags this week.
To be part of this ongoing project anyone can make a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) donation to the Legion
and dedicate a flag to whomever they want.
Flags are a high-quality, 3-foot-by-5-foot American flag, with a flagpole and bracket.
To sponsor a flag, call the American Legion Post No. 41 hall in Milo at 943-2542.


Benefit Supper by the American Legion Post 41

Submitted by Izzy Warren on February 12, 2014 - 5:19pm

Benefit Bean Supper

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 41 And the American Legion Post 41 will be hosting a Bean Supper

at the Legion Hall, West Main Street, Milo, on Saturday, February 22nd, 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

Menu : Beans, Franks, Chop Suey, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Beverage and Dessert

This will be by Donation to Benefit Eugene “Gene” Jay of Derby.

Come help us fill his oil barrel !


Post 41 American Legion Raffle Report

Submitted by Margaret Anne Williams on October 20, 2013 - 5:48pm

In March 2013 the Milo American Legion, Post 41, started the year with 12 raffles.  In August 2013 we added 4 more gun raffles for a total  of 16. As of right now, the following raffles have been sold out, winners drawn and all guns have been picked up by the winners.

  1. Girls Pink Cricket with Camo case
  2. Maine Hunters Package which included 5 guns
  3. Twin Silver Reserve which included the 410 and 12 ga shotguns
  4. Remington 1911 pistol
  5. Taurus PT 945 pistol
  6. Taurus PT25 pistol
  7. Beretta Cougar pistol
  8. Youth 20 ga shotgun

Tickets are still available on the following  raffles if you would like to purchase them.

  1. Cash raffle – this is a 1000 ticket raffle at $10.00 each.  We have 294 tickets left, however, the 5 winners for this raffle will be drawn at the Veterans dinner at the Town Hall on Nov 11th even if we have not sold all the tickets.
  2. Savage 17 with scope, bipod, and hard case – this is a 200 ticket raffle at $10.00 each.   We have 87 tickets left.
  3. 4-gun Winners Choice raffle (4 types of 22’s) – this is a 400 ticket raffle at $5.00 each.  We have 93 tickets left.
  4. Pink Cricket and Youth 20 ga Winners Choice – this is a 100 ticket raffle at $5.00 each.  We have 86 tickets left.
  5. Raikal MP210 side by side shotgun – this is a 100 ticket raffle at $10.00 each. We have 81 tickets left.
  6. Taurus M445 44 special – this is a 40 ticket raffle at $20.00 each.  We have 19 tickets left.
  7. Beretta Nano   9mm – this is a 40 ticket raffle at $20.00 each.  We have 23 tickets left.
  8. Baby Eagle 2   9mm – this is a 60 ticket raffle at $20.00 each.  We have 40 tickets left.

Post 41 American Legion Meeting Minutes 10/2/2013

Submitted by Margaret Anne Williams on October 6, 2013 - 7:19pm

These minutes are posted here and will be formally approved at our next regular meeting.

 

Joseph P. Chaisson Post 41

AMERICAN LEGION

P.O. Box 177, Milo, ME 04463

COMMANDER TERRANCE R. KNOWLES      ADJUTANT    DANIEL NUTTER SR.

MINUTES

Oct. 2, 2013

Meeting called to order by Commander Terry Knowles at 18:00 

Respect to colors by: Larry Keef, Sgt. at arms

Opening prayer by  Richard L. Graves Sr.

POW/MIA Chair posting by Howard White

 Pledge of Allegiance: Led by Commander Terry Knowles

Preamble recited by Post members led by Commander Terry Knowles

Meeting declared convened by Commander Knowles.

Attendance  24

Roll Call of officers:  Don Harris excused, Jeannette Page

SPECIAL GUEST(S)   Nancy Kirschbaum Past District Vice Commander, Randy Klug District Judge Advocate, Dan Nutter, District 2nd  Vice Commander Lee Leeman, Area 5 Commander, Richard L. Graves Sr. Dept. 1st Vice Commander.             

Post everlasting: Douglas V. Warren

  MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

Read by Adjutant Daniel A. Nutter Sr., approved as read

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Finance by Cmdr Knowles, bingo account closed out.

Membership by 1st Vice Nancy Kirschbaum    We have 139 paid 55%,   if you haven’t paid your dues or know someone who hasn't see Nancy or Dan

Post activities:  2nd vice Newell Lyford,   Oct. 15 executive comm. 6:00 p.m., Oct. 19 District meeting in Milo, 6:30 supper, 7:30 meeting, Oct. 26 public bean supper, 5 to 6:60 to benefit local food cupboard. Nov. 6, regular meeting, 6:00 supper

Service Officer Report: By Margaret Williams, said with the government shutdown, that all commisaries were closed, and that I.d. cards can only be done at the Bangor guard base.

Obamacare, if you have enrolled in the va healthcare system you are covered, urging all veterans who have not enrolled to do so to avoid the penalty.

Americanism report  by Margaret Williams said they would like to do school awards again this year with the 5th grades.  Randy Klug made a

motion to do the school awards program again this year, 2nd by Lee Leeman, vote unanimous.

Sick Call: (This is where veterans who are sick are mentioned. Names removed due to privacy concerns).   

Executive Committee minutes read by Adjutant Daniel Nutter Sr.

Correspondence read by Adjutant

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Internet is all hooked up and operational, Thanks to Rick Preston

NEW BUSNESS:

The comdr. appointed Newell Lyford, Wallace Sinclair, Larry Keef, and Allen Murphy the supper committee for the legion to meet with the aux. for the bean supper. Those that volunteered to help on the supper, Lee Leeman, Margie Williams, Terry Knowles, Dick Graves, Nancy Kirschbaum, Rick Preston, Dan Nutter, Don Harris, Bill Sawtell, Bradshaw Clement.

Terry announced that J.M.G. will again be doing  the veterans recognition at P.V.H.S., with the emphasis on Vietnam veterans.

GOOD OF THE LEGION:

Bill Sawtell presented the Post with a copy of his newest book, The Adco Inn.

Kevin Perry said how nice it was to have a real person, Peter Polk, play taps for our departed comrades.Peter mentioned he has two sons in the service, one in the National Guard band and the other in the Air Force Band.

Bob Lee mentioned the passing  of author Tom Clancy.

Irving " Baldy" Fletcher, mentioned he joined this post 59 years ago, and then transferred membership to Oregon where he now lives. He also mentioned that the government of Korea will pay half the air fare for any Korean war veteran who would like to go to Korea and visit.

Door Prize:

George Rideout, a coffee mug.

GOOD OF THE LEGION COLLECTION: $75.15

SPEAKERS:

Lee Leeman Area commander, Area meeting Nov. 9th at Bar Harbor Post.

Richard L. Graves Sr. 1st Dept. Vice Commander  mentioned that Dept. Adjutant Lloyd Woods is leaving office and moving to North Carolina in November. Ki Owens Dept. Service Officer has retired and National is coming to Maine to train a new service officer.

Dick then gave a brief history of the last ten years when he joined the Post and how they hardly ever had enough for a quorum to hold a meeting, no money to pay bills., said the post has grown immensely in those ten years to become one of the more successful posts in the state.

The Post has tee shirts for sale for $10.00 each.

Nancy will be at Trade Winds Sat. selling raffle tickets.

Closing prayer by Richard L. Graves Sr.

Retiring colors by  Larry Keef Sgt. at arms

Meeting closed by Commander Terry Knowles at 2010 hours.

Respectfully submitted:

Daniel A. Nutter Sr.(Adjutant)

 

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