High School Scholarship Oratorical Contest (Fall 2023)
This American Legion program is a speech contest about the U.S. Constitution. Judging is held at multiple levels including local, state, and national. The winners receive scholarships useful for advanced eduction. For more details click here. To get more informaton click here.
For an application click here.
NOTE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1st AT THE LOCAL POST
(Windham Field Allen Post 148; email them to email@example.com).
The contest is open to high school students in public, private, or home schooled environments.
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 information for parents, students, and schools.
The American Legion Field-Allen Family and the Department of Maine is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for DIRIGO State 2023. Another piece of great news is that this year's program will be hosted by Colby College in Waterville.
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. Simply put, Dirigo State is a combination of Boys State and Girls State, but that’s just the start. The Legion Family redesigned and strengthened both programs into a unique, first for the American Legion National Family, combined youth government leadership program. The Legion Family feels the union of Boys and Girls State will provide a better experience for all students and a more realistic simulation of Maine State government.
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 students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government.
Delegates 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.
DIRIGO State is open to high school juniors. The Filed-Allen Post family is looking for high school junior candidates at our local public, private and homeschooled community to participate. Individual expenses are paid by the Legion's Field-Allen sponsoring post, as well as any local business, parents, the school, or another community-based organization that may like to participate.
The next bean supper is Saturday October 21, 5-6 PM, at the Windham Vets Center
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.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
The next blood drive is Wednesday October 18th, starting at 12 noon.
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.
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.