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
[ Mail address & GPS: 248 Old Route 940, Pocono Lake, PA 18347 ] - Phone: 570-646-6010
( Occasionally, if necessary, 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.     click for Yearly Calendar
     
        LEAP YEAR    
1 - Monday New Year's Day
17 Jan - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @  1900, Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413, Pocono Pines
(Exec Board Meeting, if required, @ 1800)
[Nominations at this meeting - even numbered years].
21 Feb - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Additional Nominations at this meeting - even numbered years].
10 March - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Begins    E.S.T. > E.D.T.   "Spring Forward"
16 Mar - Saturday   1 PM
Celtic Cultural Alliance will be hosting the Parade of Shamrocks in historic downtown Bethlehem
The parade is a 1 mile (approx.) downhill route. [event details]   We will participate with our Barb float.
We are in DIVISION #2. Step off at 1:00.  Assemble at 6th Avenue .  [PictureFromParade]
20 Mar - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Elections at this meeting - even numbered years].
24 March - Sunday
Annual PIAC St. Patrick's Day Parade Stroudsburg - Starts at 1:15 PM
Starts at Stroudsburg High School, Main St., Stroudsburg     Ends: Municipal Building, Crystal St., East Stroudsburg
We have no invitation to this event, and are not participating. Watch on TV.
31 Mar
Easter Sunday
17 Apr - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
April 23 - 4th Tue
Primary Election Day, Pennsylvania
Polls open 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
??16 - 19 May - Thr - Sun Crusaders for a Cause  2024 Spring Carnival   Borough Park, Palmerton
18 May 2024 Armed Forces Day at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Memorial Pathway, Section 24D    
[GPS: RR2 Indiantown Gap Rd (Rte 934), Annville, PA 17003]
Complimentary Reception following event (3:00) at FTIG Community Club. [GPS: 9-65 Fisher Ave, Annville, PA 17003]    
RSVP: Earl Gee, Keystone Base, (717)580-4279
26 May - (4th) Sunday
2:00 PM
Polk Township - at the Veterans Memorial Annual Memorial Day Observance, and D-Day 80th Commemoration      
Route 209, opposite Post Office, Kresgeville, PA.    
[ GPS: 135 Trach Rd., Kresgeville, PA 18333]           Arrive 15 mins. early - Bring a chair.
27 May - Monday
10:00
MEMORIAL DAY     MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, Sponsored by Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413, Pocono Lake    
at TOBYHANNA ELEMENTARY CENTER, POCONO PINES    Line Up: 9:00AM TO 9:30AM, Step Off 10:00.
A memorial service following, at the Pocono Pines Cemetery.    Parking at the school, across from the cemetery,
or alternatively, If you wish to park at the Legion Home the Barb float will be there at 09:12 and will proceed to the parade lineup area.   
Following the service, refreshments will be hosted at the Legion.
May 29, 30, 31, & 1 JUNE - Wed - Sat United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. GROTON BASE 60th ANNIVERSARY  
at the Groton Base club house at 40 School Street, Groton, CT 06340 from 1300 (1:00 pm) to 1600 (4:00 pm).
[ Additional details, Ref. e-mail of 29 Feb. (here) ]   
13 June - FLAG DAY CEREMONY,
2nd THURSDAY
Flag Day Ceremony in conjunction with Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413 . (in lieu of our regular 3rd Wed meeting)
Special date and time , MEETING at 17:00 followed by the Flag Retirement Ceremony at 18:00. Flag Retirement & Burning Ceremony.  with Post 413.   
We will have refreshments following the ceremony.   Families and guests are welcome.   
Flag Day History
We adjust our June meeting date and time to Flag Day accommodate the Legion's Flag Day Retirement Ceremony.
July 4th - Thursday    Independence Day
17 Jul - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
July 12, 13, & 14
Fri, Sat, Sun
POCONO RACEWAY  - NASCAR Events
  [click here for Raceway website].     [click here for Documents, Instructions, and Agreement].
  SUPPORT YOUR BASE - see the base treasurer for details, and to sign up.
?? Aug - Saturday
North East District 3 (NED 3) Conference    It will run from 1100 AM until 1600/1630.
14 August - 2nd Wed
Note - 2nd Wed. Due to fair dates.
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
18 Aug. (Sunday) thru
24 Aug. (Saturday)
       ( Setup Sat (8/17) 10:00,
Breakdown Sun (8/25) 10:00 )

2024 WEST END FAIR - Gilbert, Monroe County, PA  Open every day at 2 PM. Open until 9 PM.   Note dates & hours may be adjusted as required.
CLICK for fair website) (Our location at the Fair ).      [ GPS: 570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert, PA 18331 ] We will be there with the USS Barb, and our annual fundraiser will be in full swing throughout this seven day event.
Additional Details as avalilable.
ROSTER/DATES: See the Signup Roster for available tours and participation.      Prior West End Fair & Belvidere Pictures
19 - 24 August 2024 USSVI Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by the USS Cod Base. More insight here. Additional details TBA
4 Sept Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway  Dedication was 4 September, 2019,  
6 1/2 miles of PA Route 115, from Pocono Raceway, South to Mt. Effort.
Dedication Pictures
?? 7 or 14 Sept (Saturday)
If we're invited.
BELVIDERE VICTORIAN HERITAGE DAY . A one Day Event in the town square, Belvidere, NJ, just off route 46.    
[ Corner of 2nd & Mansfield, near Warren County Courthouse,   and Garrett D. Wall Park) ]
{ [GPS]: 128 Mansfield St, Belvidere, NJ 07823 4049'38.44"N 75 4'37.98"W }         [Map].
Hours - Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM     * * SETUP 08:00 - BREAKDOWN at close of event. * *
Our USS Barb Submarine will be there.
See the Signup Roster for Belvidere participation.         Prior West End Fair including Belvidere Pictures
18 Sept - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
TBA Raffle Sales Table at Shop-Rite of Brodheadsville, PA  11AM-3PM
27 - 29 Sept (Fri,Sat,Sun) Celtic Classic Festival & Highland Games   Bethlehem, PA   
Admission free. CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS  
The date for our shift at the Celtic Classic is Sunday, September 29th.
Please arrive to check in at the volunteer tent before 1300 (1:00pm). Our 3-4 hour shift begins at 13:30  Sunday  {Shuttle buses available}
Bus shuttle (free) on Valley Center Parkway, in parking area, off Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem (Map)click     (Alternate Map)click
(Be sure to obtain pass for return to parking area.)
Sept [?] (Sun) Fall Festival   West End Fair Grounds    CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS    (Information only - we are not a participating group.)
TBA Raffle Sales Table at Shop-Rite of Brodheadsville, PA  11AM-3PM
14 Oct - Monday Columbus Day celebrated. Actual date is 12th, Saturday.    AKA "Indigenous People's Day !!!" ???
16 Oct - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
3 Nov - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Ends       E.D.T. > E.S.T.   "Fall Back"
3 Nov - Sunday 1 PM  
We have received an invitation.
( Event will be Televised,
   check local listings. )

Monroe County VETERANS' DAY PARADE,   Stroudsburg       (MCVA Facebook)
Parade starts at Stroudsburg High School, and steps off at 1 PM.    
Enter Gate 3 Via Linden St.       Parking available for private vehicles.  [ GPS: 1100 W Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 ]
Parade ends Dansbury Park    [ GPS: Dansbury Park, Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA ] (Park Map)
Additional details TBA.     .
5 Nov - Tuesday NATIONAL ELECTION DAY - 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday.
Polls open 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
9 Nov - Saturday   11:00 AM
TENTATIVE
Wreaths for Veterans Ceremony at Pocono Lake Cemetery, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, PA
   Sponsored by Lions International.    (Example flyer with details HERE)   
  [ GPS: 395 Old Rte 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350 ]    RSVP to Bruce Denlinger 610-216-8108
9 Nov - Saturday   5:45 PM
TENTATIVE
VETERANS' DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE
Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413
   
At flagpole in front of Legion Home       Refreshments to follow in Legion hall. Members free.
10 Nov - Sunday 2 PM
We have accepted the invitation.
Rain Date 11/17
Carbon County  VETERANS' DAY PARADE,  Lansford, PA
Other details TBA. (Carbon County Veterans Affairs )
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11 Nov  
Monday
VETERANS' DAY  other EVENTS      
Additional information as available.
20 Nov - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Lake     Donation committee plan to meet 45 Mins. prior to regular meeting.        
28 Nov - Thursday THANKSGIVING - Remember to give thanks for our Armed Forces and all who stand in harm's way.
15 December -   Sunday
Expected Date   
Annual Pocono Base Christmas Party
   
    DATES AND TIMES CORRECT AS OF MAY 3, 2024.     PLEASE REPORT ANY DISCREPANCIES OR NECESSARY CHANGES.  
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