Field Allen Post 148 Windham Maine (official site)

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One-Off Events

Memorial Day Pictures (click on link HERE and HERE)

 

Dirigo State Youth Leadership Program for High School Juniors (Spring 2024)

 

DIRIGO STATE 2024: This program will kick off in the spring of 2024.  The following is general information for parents, students, and schools.

 

 

The American Legion, Department of Maine Dirigo State is a comprehensive, experiential learning, youth leadership program.  It is designed after the Maine State government, where all students come together to create their own town, county, and state governing bodies. 

DIRIGO State (the merged National Boys State and Girls State programs) is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school 11th grade studentsDelegates learn the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county, and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, and recreational programs.  The program starts on a Sunday and ends on a Thursday afternoon, and it is held at Colby College in Waterville.  Guest speakers from various levels of government attend and interact with the students.

 

Some students may be selected to go on to a national competition, and have the opportunity to win scholarships!

 

DIRIGO State is open to high school juniors, whether enrolled in public, religious, or private schools or home schooled. The Filed-Allen Post 148 family is looking for high school junior candidates to participate. Individual expenses are paid by the Legion's Field-Allen sponsoring post, as well as by local business, parents, the school, or other community-based organizations that may like to participate.  The packets are due by the end of May.  We request that the packets be emailed to jafacella@yahoo.com so that we can review for completeness before forwarding to the state headquarters.

 

UNFORTUNATELY THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED.  THE PROGRAM WILL BE RUN AGAIN IN 2025 FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS.

 

Vets Fishing Event Sebago Lake, Thursday May 23 (click link & scroll down FMI)

  CANCELLED!  American Legion Auxiliary 'Junk in the Trunk' garage sale June 15th

 

August 12th, Toby Pennels Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

 

Recurring Events

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

The next blood drive will be Wednesday June 19, 12 noon - 3 PM

Book your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive, enter your zip code, and choose the North Windham Vets Center on this date.  Or call 1-800- REDCROSS.

 

BEAN SUPPERS

The next Bean Supper is Saturday June 22, 5- 6 PM and is to benefit the Windham Veterans Association

to help with costs to maintain our building.

 

BINGO

Every Tuesday May 2 to October 31, at Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive, N. Windham.  Doors Open at 4:00 PM, early bird at 6:10 PM, Bingo starts 6:30 PM.  Sponsored by American Legion Post 128 (Standish).  WTA Pull Tabs, hot food, cold drinks, other goodies.  www.post128.org or call 207-892-4282 for more information.

 

 

Past Events

Special Event on May 17th:  Commemoration of Two British Pilots Killed in 1944 During Training Over Sebago Lake (click on link for photos)

 

 

 

 

 

News

 

Post your community related announcements here to reach the entire Windham / Raymond Community.

Examples of community related events announcements are: Special events, fundraisers for your high school, college, church, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Elks, Moose, Chamber of Commerce, scholarships for the education of your children, youth oriented baseball or other athletic events, etc.

If your announcements serve a benefit or improves the community quality of life, and is legal, Post 148, at it's sole discretion, may post your announcement.   Except for emergencies, allow two weeks notice prior to the event date.

Email requests for events announcements to Post 148 Adjutant David Tanguay, copying also to John Facella Post Webmaster.

 

For service assistance from Post 148, such as: Disabled veterans needing rides to keep their medical appointments. With their husbands deployed in combat zones, spouses with babies needing minor home repairs, batteries installed in their alarm systems, Veteran wives needing baby sitters during an emergency, etc., please email the Post 148 Service Officer Dick Graves.