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
           
18 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].
15 Feb - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Additional Nominations at this meeting - even numbered years].
12 March - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Begins
15 Mar - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
[Elections at this meeting - even numbered years].
9 April
Easter Sunday
19 Apr - 3rd Wed
Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
16 May - 3rd Tue
Primary Election Day, Pennsylvania
Polls open 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
18 - 21 May -
Thr - Sun
Crusaders for a Cause 2023 Spring Carnival    at Palmerton Borough Park,   Palmerton, PA
Open to the public.     opens Thr:6PM, Fri:5PM, Sat:4PM, Sun:2PM
Additional information or to volunteer, contact Chrissy : christinaspetsnetzero.net .
20 May 2023
3rd Saturday 1:00 PM
Armed Forces Day Celebration - at 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,VC, Keystone Base, (717)580-4279

27-28 May, Sat,Sun
2023 POCONO RACEWAY - AIRSHOW      US NAVY BLUE ANGELS
CLICK HERE FOR AIRSHOW DETAILS & TICKETS

Other Details, TBA as available.
29 May - Monday
10:00
MEMORIAL DAY     MEMORIAL DAY PARADE,Wilson Fischer American Legion Post 413, Pocono Pines    Additional details as available. .
There will be a memorial service following, at the Pocono Pines Cemetery.   
If you park at the Legion Home the Barb float will be there at 09:12 and will proceed to the school/cemetery area.   
Following the service, refreshments will be hosted at the Legion.
14 June - FLAG DAY
2ND WEDNESDAY
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.    We will have refreshments following the ceremony.   Families are welcome.   There will be chow.
We adjust our June meeting date and time to Flag Day accommodate the Legion's Flag Day Retirement Ceremony.
July 4th - Tuesday    Independence Day
19 Jul - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
July 21 thru 23
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.
12 Aug - Saturday
North East District 3 (NED 3) Conference    It will run from 1100 AM until 1600/1630.
Hosted by Keystone Base, Submarine Veterans located in Harrisburg, PA.
GPS: Penbrook American Legion, 3813 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17109   [Penbrook American Legion]
Additional details with pertinent information such as menu and price, participants, driving instructions and local maps [parking, Hotel info ,etc.] : See Base Cmdr
16 August - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
20 Aug. (Sunday) thru
26 Aug. (Saturday)
(       Setup Sat (8/19) 10:00,
Breakdown Sun (8/27) 10:00 )

2023 WEST END FAIR - Gilbert, Monroe County, PA  Open every day at 2 PM. Open until 9 PM.   Note hours may be adjusted as required.
(CLICK for fair website) ( [Click] for 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 2023 Signup Roster for available tours and participation.      Prior West End Fair & Belvidere Pictures
28 August, Monday American Legion Wilson Fischer Post 413    12th Annual Golf Tournament at Jack Frost National Golf Course   
Lunch at course, Dinner/Awards at Legion Post following Tournament
Contacts for details: Ray Bellavita 203-414-7585 or Lance Pulse 570-269-8977     E-mail: Tournament Query[click]
28 August - 2 September
[Mon - Sat]
2023 USSVI NATIONAL CONVENTION    Tucson, Arizona    [Full Details, Link Here]
Hilton El Conquistador Tucson 10000 North Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85704 (520)544-5000
Other Details TBA as available - see Base Cdr.
2 Sept. - Saturday 17th annual STROUDFEST   11 AM- 6 PM
Held at the Stroudsburg Courthouse Square A free community event.
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
9 Sept (Saturday) BELVIDERE VICTORIAN 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
Unable to participate due to threatened weather which turned out nice.
20 Sept - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines.
22 Sept. - FRI. 11AM-3PM Raffle Sales Table at Shop-Rite of Brodheadsville, PA 
22 - 24 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 24th.
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 24[?] (Sun) Fall Festival   West End Fair Grounds    CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS    (Information only - we are not a participating group.)
4 Oct. - WED. 11AM-3PM Raffle Sales Table at Shop-Rite of Brodheadsville, PA 
9 Oct - Monday Columbus Day celebrated. Actual date is 12th, Thursday.    AKA "Indigenous People's Day !!!" ???
18 Oct - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @  1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines
5 Nov - Sunday Daylight Saving Time Ends
5 Nov - Sunday 1 PM  
Monroe County VETERANS' DAY PARADE,   Stroudsburg       (details)
Parade steps off at 1 PM. We will return to the school after parade ends. (For those who wish to park at the school.)
    We have accepted the invitation to this event, and will be attending..
5 Nov - Sunday 2 PM
Carbon County  VETERANS' DAY PARADE,  Nesquehoning     (details)    
    We will not be participating in this event due to scheduling conflict, resolved at September meeting.
7 Nov - Tuesday ELECTION DAY - 1st Tuesday after 1st Monday.
Polls open 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
11 Nov  
Saturday
VETERANS' DAY  other EVENTS      
Additional information as available.
11 Nov - Saturday   11:00 AM 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
11 Nov - Saturday   5:45 PM 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.
15 Nov - 3rd Wed Regular Meeting @ 1900, Post 413 Pocono Pines     Donation committee meets 45 Mins. prior to regular meeting.        
23 Nov - Thursday THANKSGIVING - Remember to give thanks for our Armed Forces and all who stand in harm's way.
17 December -   Sunday
  
Annual Pocono Base Christmas Party at Murph's Hideaway 1 PM to 5 PM.
Details to follow.         
   
2024, 18 - 24 August 2024 West End Fair, Gilbert, PA. More info here. Additional Details TBA
2024, 19 - 24 August 2024 USSVI Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by the USS Cod Base. More insight here. Additional details TBA
   
 
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