Camp Merritt Post 21

Camp Merritt Post 21


September – October 2016


Now that summer is coming to a close, here are some of the things coming this fall:

Our monthly breakfast is back starting with Sunday, September 11, 2016; the other dates are:

 October 9th, November 13th and December 11th.  Breakfast helpers are always welcome. 


Our first general meeting will be on the third Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm.  There will be no meeting in December.  Executive meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month.



Saturday, September 17th will be our sixth POW/MIA Dawn to Dusk Vigil.  If you have not signed up yet, call Mike Drumgoole (201 400-3988) or John Cooley (201 906-3036) to stand a half hour guard to remember and honor all our POWs and MIAs.  Bring along a fellow veteran to join you.


Next up in September is our fifth Red White & Que BBQ Competition & Music Festival:

            Friday, September 23              5 pm to 10 pm

            Saturday, September 24          Noon to 10 pm

            Sunday, September 25            11 am to 6 pm

Help is needed on all three days. This is our major fundraiser of the year and this money goes to several veterans’ groups.  We will be adding a wine tent this year and there will a number of food vendors.

a. There will be a Signup sheet at the September meeting.

b. Set-up – 3 pm Friday for the beer and food stands.  Carrying supplies from the pick-up trucks to our location.  Setting up the tents.  Setting up the cookers for use.

c. Cooks – half day, relief cooks also needed.

d. Bartenders.,  Cashiers – beer and food.

e. Age validators to card people, put on red wrist bands.

f. Greeters & 50 - 50 sellers – two or more people at the both gate tables. Also two people             

walking around together, Saturday afternoon, evening and Sunday afternoon.

g. Garbage Collection.  i. Wrap-up – 4 pm Sunday afternoon.  Load pick-up trucks, unload at the Post.                 



October will kick off with our Annual Post 21 Picnic in Post’s backyard on Sunday, October 1st.Noon to 6 pm.  Food, beer, soda, dessert - $15 per person, children under 6 are free.



Saturday, October 15 will be the Ladies Auxiliary Pasta Dinner. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cost   $10.00

             Per person.


Post Golf outing is being planned Date is October 17th at Broad Acres Golf club Shotgun start at 10Am Dinner, open bar & Prizes. $140.00 per person to Sign up see Mike Monahan or Richie Armstrong.


On the last two Sundays in October, 23rd & 30th, The American Legion Perry Post in Sparkhill, New York, will hold its’ annual Turkey Shoot.  Bring your own shotgun or use one from the Post and win a turkey.



Veterans Day observance at out Post will be at 10:30 in Legion Parking lot coffee and cake provided.


Wednesday, November 2nd will be St. Therese Academy’s annual Honor Our Veterans Day held in the school auditorium at 10 am.  This is one of our special days in the year, and all veterans are welcome.


Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance will be on Saturday, November 19, cost is $40 per person.  There will be an open bar (except high end liquor), dinner and a live band.  This sold out last year, the cut-off will be Saturday, October 29 for tickets.


December 3rd will be the Post Christmas Dinner.  More on that in the future.


December 18th is Lunch with Santa.


Some important reminders:

●We have 100 non-paid membership dues.  If you have not paid for 2017 please do so.  Anyone who has a financial difficulty please contact Joe Cutolo (this will be kept strictly confidential).


● If you are receiving this newsletter in the mail and you have an email please send us your email address.


● The Cresskill Post Office has requested that all mail to Post 21 now should include our P.O. box number, which is 166.


For God & Country

Joe Cutolo


Adjutants Note:

On behalf of all our members I would like to thank our Commander, Joe Cutolo and our Sergeant at Arms, Zeke Kelm, for the work done on and around the Posts’ property this summer. The kitchen has been upgraded with new cabinets and much work was done on the trees and flowers, making this one of the nicest Posts in Bergen County.

Adjutant - Dick Moloney