POCONO BASE MEETING SCHEDULE AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Pocono Base Regular Meetings: 1900 on the third Wednesday of the month at:
Wilson E. Fischer American Legion Post 413, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA.
( occasionally a meeting may be scheduled for another time and/or place in the area. )

Maps and Directions to Wilson E. Fischer American Legion Post 413

Engagement details and dates are subject to change.     Please check this page prior to the expected event.     Yearly Calendar
       
17 Jan - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
(Exec Board Meeting, if required, @ 1800)
21 Feb - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
Nominations at this meeting.
11 March - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Begins
21 Mar - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
Elections at this meeting.
4 Apr - 1st Wed
11:00-2:00PM
Global Day Celebration at East Stroudsburg University, 200 Prospect Street, The theme is "First a Warrior Than A Hero"[sic].
They are anticipating having someone on campus from each branch of the armed forces. We expect to be set up near the Navy recruiter.
We will be bring our USS Barb float (setup between 9:00-10:30).
We have cancelled our participation in this outdoor event due to weather conditions.
18 Apr - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
16 May - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
28 May - Monday MEMORIAL DAY  Parade, Pocono Pines.   Plans are to form up at the school/cemetery 09:30, Step off is at 10:00.   Parking at the school, across from the cemetery, or alternatively, park at the American Legion Post 413, Pocono Pines and the Barb float will pick you up at 09:12 for a ride to the beginning of the parade.   A memorial service at the cemetery will immediately follow the parade.    Following the service, refreshments will be hosted back at the Legion.
14 June -
2ND THURSDAY
(in lieu of 3rd Wed)
Flag Day Ceremony in conjunction with American Legion Post 413.
Special date and time , meeting at 17:00 followed by the Flag ceremony at 18:00.
Flag Retirement & Burning Ceremony.    Wives are welcome.
We adjust our June meeting date and time to accommodate the Flag Retirement Ceremony.
July 4th - Wednesday    Independence Day
18 Jul - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
15 Aug - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
19 Aug. (Sunday) -
25 Aug. (Saturday)
2018 WEST END FAIR - Gilbert, Monroe County, PA   
Open every day at NOON.
( Setup 18 Aug - Sat 10:00, Breakdown 26 Aug, Sun 10:00 )
(CLICK for fair website) ( [Click] for our location at the Fair ).  
Additional Details as avalilable.
ROSTER/DATES: See the 2018 Signup Roster for available tours and participation.   [at bottom of schedule form, indicate selections and send e-mail]
8 - 9 Sept (Sat-Sun)
This Event was
cancelled in 2017
30th Belvidere Victorian Days. A 2 Day Event in the town square, Belvidere, NJ, just off route 46.
  [ 413 2nd St, Belvidere, NJ 07823  (Warren County Courthouse, opposite Garrett D. Wall Park) ]
Hours - Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
* * SETUP Sat. 08:00 - BREAKDOWN Sun. at close of event. * *
19 Sept - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
30 Sept - Sunday
Setup crew:
Meet at 09:30 - 10:00

Chestnuthill Township Community Day   Noon to 17:00    [Click for Facebook]  OR  [Click for flyer details]
Chestnuthill Township Park, 221 Rt. 715, Brodheadsville, PA
We will have our USS Barb at this community event.
8 Oct - Monday Columbus Day celebrated. Traditional date is 12th.
17 Oct - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
Our annual fund raising activity will come to conclusion at this meeting, when the winner's name
will be drawn and announced following the meeting.     Please be sure all tickets and proceeds are turned in.

21-28 October
Sun. to Sun.
2018 USSVI NATIONAL CONVENTION
7 Day Caribbean Cruise     Aboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam

October 21 - October 28, 2018 - out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
CLICK HERE FOR CONVENTION/CRUISE DETAILS    
Coordinate with Base Vice Cdr. or Base Cdr. if you intend to go, and/or for additional details.
   VETERANS' DAY EVENTS     Additional information as available.  
4 Nov - Sunday
Daylight Saving Time Ends
4 Nov - Sunday
13:00
2018 Veterans' Day Parade, Stroudsburg    Sponsored/invited by the Monroe County Veterans' Association.
The parade steps off at 13:00 at Stroudsburg High School on West Main St. (Rte 209 Alt.) - allow sufficient time for lineup.
We will bring the USS Barb float . . . room to ride.   The float will return participants to parade beginning after parade ends.
Contact base commander for directions, accompaniment, or ride.
6 Nov - Tuesday  NATIONAL ELECTION DAY
11 Nov - Sunday
13:30
Rain date 11/18, 13:30
2018 Carbon County Veterans' Day Parade, in Lansford      Sponsored by the Carbon County Veterans' Association and American Legion Post 123 of Lansford.      The parade steps off at 13:30. - allow sufficient time for lineup.      We will bring the USS Barb float . . . room to ride.  The float will return participants to parade beginning after parade ends. (Map HERE)
Basic directions: From the East, follow Rt 903 or Rt 209 to Jim Thorpe, then follow Rt 209 for approx 10 minutes more to Nesquehoning, then beyond on 209 to Lansford.      Contact base commander for directions, accompaniment, or ride.   
14 Nov - Second Wed
Due to Thanksgiving

Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines  
ONE WEEK EARLIER
17 Nov - Saturday
10:30
Rededication of the Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial  
at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA    (Click for Details)
Contact Pocono Base Commander or Contact Mark Katona, Keystone Base  Point of Contact
22 Nov - Thursday THANKSGIVING - Remember to give thanks for our Armed Forces and all who stand in harm's way.
14 Dec - Friday  

Annual Pocono Base Christmas Party Will be held at Robert Christians Restaurant
Route 940 Pocono Lake, PA 18347  - 2 miles east of Blakeslee/Rt.115    
Reception Hour at 1800, Dinner at 1900. [NOTE EARLIER START.]     click for 2018 Menu
We will have a short December meeting, and Tolling of the Bells Memorial Ceremony at this event.
Call Bob Smith [610-681-2606] or E-mail to rlincs@ptd.net with your dinner selections.
   
2019
14 - 20 August
2019 USSVI NATIONAL CONVENTION      Austin, Texas
CLICK HERE FOR CONVENTION DETAILS

Details TBA as available - see Base Cdr.
 
 

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