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									                                T HE A MERICAN L EGION D EPARTMENT                                    OF     F RANCE


                              P ARIS P OST #1 N EWSLETTER
                           http://www.legion.org               http://www.amerlegiondeptfrance.org    http://www.parispost1.org
J ANUARY 2010
                           P ARIS P OST H OME 22—24 B OULEVARD D IDEROT , 75012—P ARIS, F RANCE      T ELEPHONE : +33-1-44-74-73-42
V OL 1, N O 1



   P OST        OFFICERS               M EETINGS AND C EREMONIES C ALENDAR
                                 We hope that you can arrange to participate in the following planned meetings and ceremo-
  NOV 2009 TO NOV 2010
                                 nies. Check our website www.ParisPost1.org or send us an email for updates.
Commander
Clarita Geoghegan                16 January: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM followed by a
                                 Cocktail with Galettes for the Fete de Rois (Three Kings Day). 6:00 PM ceremony at the Arc
American.legion@free.fr
                                 du Triumphe in honor of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday hosted by the VFW
Adjutant                         20 February: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM.
VACANT
                                 20 March: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM.
1st Vice Commander
Carl W. Hale                     20 March: Department of France 3rd Executive Committee Meeting, hosted by the Omar
carl.hale@us.army.mil            Bradley Post, GR42, at their Post Home: Eurbacher Str. 4—8, Schweinfurt 97424, Germany.
                                 Any Paris Post member interested in representing the Post at this meeting must first confirm
2nd Vice Commander               with Commander Geoghegan and bring the signed memo confirming your representation and
Robert Troiano                   authority to vote on behalf of FR01. Two voting members per Post.

Finance Officer                  17 April: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM
John Aust
Daniele.aust@wanadoo.fr          8 May: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM. Victory Day ceremo-
                                 nies in Paris
Chaplain
                                 29 May: Memorial Day ceremonies at the Lafayette Escadrille
Claude Dahan                     30 May: Memorial Day ceremonies; detailed program to be provided.
claudejd78@hotmail.com
                                 6 June: Ceremonies in Normandy; detailed program to be provided.
Historian
Gary Nadolski                    16—20 June: Department of France 4th DEC / Convention / 1st DEC meetings hosted by
                                 JFK Post, IR63, at the Royal Hotel, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. Any Paris Post member
Service Officer                  interested in representing the Post at this meeting must first confirm with Commander Geog-
André Humbert                    hegan and bring the signed memo confirming your representation and authority to vote on be-
                                 half of FR01. Two voting members per Post + 1 vote extra per 50 members. To reserve your
Sergeant-at-Arms                 hotel room contact the Convention Chairman, Liam Kane commliam@gmail.com
Michele Crosley
                                 26 June: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM.

                                 4 July: Independence Day ceremonies at the Place des Etas-Unis, Picpus Cemetery and the
                                 Arch de Triumph; detailed program to be provided.

                                 10 July: Ceremony in Vichy at tomb of 1938 Paris Post Commander Aubrey
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by U.S. Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans
organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit veterans service organiza-
tion. The Paris Post meetings are scheduled to begin at 1030 AM every third Saturday of each month at
the Post Home at Boulevard Diderot, 22 - 24, just down the street from the Gare de Lyon.

Brussels to Paris by train: see the website www.Thalys.com for current times and ticketing informa-
tion. You can purchase a round-trip ticket with good advance planning for as little as 50 Euros. Thalys
now has the electronic ticket travel option. There is no need to collect your ticket at the station - just
purchase your ticket online. You will receive email confirmation of your reservation. One hour prior to
the train departure you will receive a SMS to your cell phone reminding you of your seat assignment. The
online registration process takes about ten minutes. www.Thalys.com




                                                  Photos by: Carl HALE

Normandy: visiting Point du Hoc, Utah Beach and the Nor-
mandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Never forget
those who served and sacrificed.

  FOR GOD AND COUNTRY—STILL SERVING
        M EETINGS AND C EREMONIES C ALENDAR C ONTINUED
                 August: WWII Liberation Ceremonies throughout towns in France

                 18 September: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM.

                 16 October: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM.

                 20 November: Membership meeting and annual election of Post Officers; start at 10:30 AM.

                 18 September: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM.

                 16 October: Membership meeting at the Paris Post Home; start at 10:30 AM.

                 11 November: Armistice Day Ceremonies in Paris

                 20 November: Membership meeting and annual election of Post Officers; start at 10:30 AM.

                 11 December: Post Christmas Holiday Party; detailed program to be provided.




21 November 2009: the annual Paris Post 1 Election Day. The Post Officer elections were conducted by Department of France Vice
Commander at Large, Liam Kane with supervision by the Department of France Commander Robert Gray. Two eligible members
were nominated for the position of Post Commander: former Post Adjutant Ed Canady and incumbent Post Commander Clarita
Geoghegan. Secret vote ballots were submitted after both members presented their credentials and reasons why they should be
elected to the eligible voting members of Paris Post. The ballots were collected by Dept VCAL Kane and counted by him and Dept
Cdr Gray. The photo above is the moment when Department of France Commander Gray announces the results: Clarita Geoghegan
is elected 2010 Paris Post Commander. Ed Canady immediately packed his belongings and quit the Paris Post 1 after the election of
Commander Geoghegan; his transferred his membership out of the Post. Questions concerning the election proceedings may be
directed to Dept VCAL Kane by email commliam@gmail.com                                              Photo by: Jean Marc CRESSON

								
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