VFW POST 7172 BULLETIN BOARD

Posted December 28, 2015
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

The Post's 2015 Christmas Party slideshow is now on-lineClick Here to got to our photo and video gallery.

On January 13, 2016 voting for changing the Post's by-laws to go from two meetings per month to one.  The voting will take place at the Post's general membership meeting.  Please note that you must be a paid-up member and be present at this meeting for your vote to count.

Kudos to the Post 7172 Auxiliary members for the beautiful Christmas decor of the meeting hall for the Christmas party.  Thanks go not only for the interior decorating and assistance at the Christmas party but also for the continued positive impact to Post 7172 since their inception.

We are sad to announce the passing of Phillip Pizzurro, brother of fellow comrade Giuseppe Pizzurro.

 

Posted November 19, 2015
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Judging of the Voice of Democracy entrants took place on November 11, 2015 at 1:00pm at the North Shore Post Headquarters.  Click Here to see the Auxiliary's announcement of the winners.

Santa will be at the North Shore Post on December 5, 2015 from 1pm-5pm.  Bring the kids.  Click here to see the flyer.

Next General Membership meeting will be Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 8 pm.  Board of Officers meets at 7 pm.

The Post's Christmas Party will be on Dec 12, 2015 at 5:30pm.

 

Posted October 31, 2015
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

The VFW Women's Auxiliary now accepts male candidates and is now known as the VFW Auxiliary.  Click here to read about the change.

Judging of the Voice of Democracy entrants will take place on November 11, 2015 at 1:00pm at the North Shore Post Headquarters.  This is an oportunity to meet, greet, and listen to the youth's patriotism.

Next meeting of the Post 7172 Auxiliary will be Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 pm at post home.  New members will be installed at this meeting.

Santa will be at the North Shore Post on December 5, 2015 from 1pm-5pm.  Bring the kids.  Click here to see the flyer.

 

Posted October 14, 2015
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

See some benefits offered to wounded military and veterans provided by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration).  Click Here for more information.

A reminder...If you have a VA Disability rating then, in addition to your veteran tax exemption, you are entitled to an additional exemption on your real estate taxes.  To see your NYC Property Tax Exemptions and how they are calculated - Click Here (you need block & lot number)    Click Here to find your block & lot number.

Be aware that certain retirees and pension plans allow reimbursement for all or a portion of your Medicare Part B premiums.  NYC retirees for the most part reimburse the premiums.  Contact your plan provider or former employer to see if you are entitled to a reimbursement.

20 Restaurants offering free meals on Veterans Day - Click Here

Veterans Day free meals & Coupons - Click Here

Posted September 15, 2015

+ In Memoriam +

Edward Satkowski

WWII Veteran

Died September 8, 2015

 

Posted September 15, 2015

+ In Memoriam +

Andrew Ferretti

Korean War Veteran

Died September 1, 2015

 

Posted May 31, 2015

+ In Memoriam +

Frederick Herrilch

Korean War Veteran

Died May 29, 2015

 

Posted May 31, 2015

+ In Memoriam +

Sigfrid (Fred) Pearson

WWII Veteran

Died May 19, 2015

Posted April 15, 2015
Updated May 9, 2015
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Officer Nominations were conducted at the April 8, 2015 meeting.  The following individuals have been nominated:

  • Robert Dougherty - Commander
  • Joe Konczynski - Sr. Vice Commander
  • Jimmy Martin - Jr. Vice Commander
  • George LeBlanc - Quartermaster
  • Chaplain - Jack Adamo
  • 3 Year Trustee - Hank Insinna
  • 2 Year Trustee - George Congo
  • 1 Year Trustee - Bob Glass

The above officers were elected at the April 22, 2015 meeting.

Posted April 15, 2015

+ In Memoriam +

Sebastian Papa

WWII Veteran

Died March 30, 2015

Posted March 28, 2015

+ In Memoriam +

Robert Cameron

WWII Veteran

Died January 31, 2015

Posted January 26, 2015
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Due to the impending winter storm, Wednesday's (1/28/2015) meeting has been canceled.  Everyone please stay safe.

Posted November 20, 2014

+ In Memoriam +

Joseph Fanuzzi

WWII Veteran

Died November 19, 2014

Posted October 13, 2014
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

VETERAN DAY 2014 EVENTS

Posted July 26, 2014

+ In Memoriam +

Gustave (Gus) Grecsek

U.S. Navy Veteran

Died July 2, 2014

Posted May 29, 2014
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Blood drive

BLOOD DRIVE

 

VFW Post 7172 will be sponsoring a Blood Drive administered by the NY Blood Center on June 17, 2014 12 pm - 6:00pm at the Post's headquarters at 49 The Boulevard. The FDNY will also conduct CPR Classes from 2 PM-7 PM.  If you can please give as this may be a life line to someone in need. Click Here for more information. 

Posted May 12, 2014

+ In Memoriam +

Radames (Ray)Rivera

WWII Veteran

Died April 24, 2014

Posted May 10, 2014
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Deceased member interment information now o-line.  Visit the "Chaplain Corner"

Posted Feb 6, 2014

+ In Memoriam +

William J. Sobiesiak

WWII Veteran

Died January 30, 2014

Posted February 5, 2014
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Blood drive

BLOOD DRIVE

 

THERE IS NOW A BLOOD SUPPLY EMERGENCY!  PLEASE DONATE

 

VFW Post 7172 will be sponsoring a Blood Drive administered by the NY Blood Center on February 11, 2014 1pm - 7:00pm at the Post's headquarters at 49 The Boulevard. If you can please give as this may be a life line to someone in need. Click Here for more information.  Appointments are encouraged - Sign up online at the NY Blood Center or call 800-933-2566.

Posted January 7, 2014
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

 

  • Next Atlantic City Trip is scheduled for January 30, 2014.  Contact Frank D'Agosto at (347) 285-8512 for information and reservations.
  • Next hospital visit is January 16th.  Post member volunteers are needed.  Contact Jim Martin.

Posted November 15, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

Edwin B. Anderson

WWII Veteran

Died October 15, 2013

Posted November 13, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

Leonard P. Ingellis

WWII Veteran

Died June 8, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 Bluefish Fishing Tournament

 

Fishing Tournament - CANCELLED

 

 

Posted September 19, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

Ansel Martin

WWII Veteran

Died September 14, 2013

 

Posted September 9, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

 

William B. Holl

WWII Veteran

Died September 5, 2013

 

Posted September 9, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

 

Paul W. Ryan

WWII Veteran

Died September 1, 2013

 

Posted August 27, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

 

Alfred Bedford

WWII Veteran

Died August 24, 2013

 

Posted August 27, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

 

Leon Cackowski

WWII Veteran

Died August 16, 2013

 

Posted August 27, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

photo not available

 

America Treglia

WWII Veteran

Died January 15, 2013

 

Posted August 3, 2013
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 Bluefish Fishing Tournament

 

Fishing Tournament - CANCELLED

 

AMVETS Post 917 is sponsoring a blue fishing tournament on October 4,5,6  as a fundraiser to support the wounded troops at Walter Reed National Medical Center. 

Posted July 7, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

Kenneth Amatrudo

WWII Veteran

Died July 5, 2013

Posted June 30, 2013
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 2013 Summer Schedule
Following is the 2013 summer schedule for VFW Post 7172
July 4th - Travis July 4th Parade.  Participating members meet at Post at 9am in marching uniforms.
Meeting - July 10 - 7pm Executive, 8pm general
Meeting - August 28 - 7pm Executive, 8pm general
Hospital Visits - None in July and August.  Visits will resume on September 19
Posted May 31, 2013
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Blood drive

BLOOD DRIVE

 

VFW Post 7172 will be sponsoring a Blood Drive administered by the American Heart Association on June 18, 2013 12noon - 6:00pm at the Post's headquarters at 49 The Boulevard. If you can please give as this may be a life line to someone in need.

Posted May 15, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

James Hasson

Korean War Veteran

Died May 8, 2013

 

Posted May 9, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

Roger Flynn

WWII Veteran

Died March 30, 2013

Posted March 8, 2013
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Bill HR 833 Support

Support for bill HR 833

 

VOICE YOUR SUPPORT for passage of bill HR 833 with fill-in-the-blank letter to your senators and member of the house.  Simply, it would ensure that a medal for awarded for cyber warfare analysts, drone operators, etc, would not take precedence above the Purple Heart. Click here to voice your support.  Hope that everyone would support this effort......please pass along to everyone you feel necessary...

Posted February 16, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

Joseph Macaluso

WWII Veteran

Died February 14, 2013

Posted January 24, 2013
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
POST 7172 By-Laws Changes

Proposed Changes to Post 7172 By-Laws Approved by the Membership

 

The proposed changes to the BY-Laws have been approved by the membership.  The By-laws will now be submitted to the VFW National Headquarters for their approval.  The member approved version of the By-Laws is available on this website from the Organization main menu selection. 
Posted January 20, 2013
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Military Reflections Album
 

Military Reflections Album

 

The Military Reflections Album is now on-line and will be available at the VFW Post Headquarters for reading.  Please note that the hardcopy should not be removed from the Post premises.  Click here to go the on-line version of the album.  You can also access the album from the Main Menu Newsletters and Publications selection.

Posted January 12, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

photo not available

Adalbert M Zawada

Army of Occupation (Germany)

Died January 9, 2013

Posted January 9, 2013
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
New Member
 

 

New Member

 

We welcome new member SSG John Lastella to VFW Post 7172.  John is still active National Guard with the 42nd Infantry Division Band with service in Iraq in 2004-2005 in support of MP units.  John is also a FDNY fireman in Staten Island.

Posted January 6, 2013

+ In Memoriam +

Hugh Fleming, 92

WWII Veteran

Died December 23, 2012

Posted December 30, 2012
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Sean Egan and Hearing Our Heroes
 

Hearing Our Heroes students featured on ABC News

 

Sean Egan and the Hearing Our Heroes students from Monsignor Farrell High School were featured on ABC News.  Click Here to watch this worthwhile video.

Posted December 15, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

photo not available

Joseph C. Tito, 88

WWII Veteran

Died December 11, 2012

Posted December 14, 2012
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
POST 7172 By-Laws Changes

Proposed Changes to Post 7172 By-Laws

 

Post 7172 is in the process of updating its By-Laws.  The Executive Board has at its November 14th and December 12th meetings reviewed, discussed, and approved proposed changes to the Post's By-Laws.  The current By-Laws and a final draft of the proposed changes are available on this website from the Organization main menu selection.  The membership will hold discussions on the proposed changes at its January 9, 2013 general membership meeting and voting on the changes will take place at its January 23, 2013 general membership meeting.

Posted December 13, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Alfred Beyer, 90

WWII Veteran

Died December 1, 2012

Posted Dec 11, 2012
 
EVENT
Post 7172 Christmas Party 2012

Annual VFW Post Christmas Party

Posted December 5, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Daniel J. Madigan, 93

WWII Veteran

Died December 1, 2012

Posted November 28, 2012
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
USPS Honors Post 7172
 

USPS honors VFW Post 7172

 

On November 14, 2012 Post 7172 was honored with a plaque from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for their support of veterans in the postal service.  The presentation was made to Commander Joe Konczynski by Post member Mike Arrabito.

(Click on photo for larger view)

Posted November 28, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Charles Warner, 89

WWII Veteran

Died November 20, 2012

Posted November 28, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Harry Wilkenson, 89

WWII Veteran

Died September 21, 2012

Posted Oct. 22, 2012
 
EVENT
Autumnfest 2012

VFW Post 7172 Autumnfest Party

 

Posted Oct. 12, 2012
 
EVENT
Soap Box Derby 2012

Annual VFW Post 7172 Picnic
Posted Sept.15, 2012
 
EVENT
Post 7172 Picnic

Annual VFW Post 7172 Picnic

Photos Courtesy of Jack Adamo

Posted September 14, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Harold C. Smith, 91

Past Commander of VFW Post 7172

WWII Veteran

Died August 29, 2012

Posted July 10, 2012
 
EVENT
Independence Day 2012
 

 
Independence Day 2012

Posted July 10, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

photo not available

Robert Keenan, 68

Vietnam War Veteran

Died June 24, 2012

Posted June 21, 2012
 
EVENT
Saint Patrick's Day 2012
 

 
Saint Patrick's Day 2012
Posted June 21, 2012
 
EVENT
Mardi Gras 2012
 

 
Mardi Gras 2012

Posted June 18, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Kenneth G. Fichtl, 87

WWII Veteran

Died June 3, 2012

Posted June 18, 2012
 
EVENT
Memorial Weekend 2012
 

 
Memorial Weekend 2012

Posted May 25, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Robert V. Connelly, 87

WWII Veteran

Died May 18, 2012

Posted June 18, 2012
 
 
EVENT
Armed Forces Day Picnic
Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes

 
Armed Forces Day Picnic
Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes
On May 19, 2012 VFW Post 7172 held its annual Armed Forces Day picnic.  The picnic welcomed 4 wounded warriors and their escorts taking part in the Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes event.
Posted April 22, 2012
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Artist at VFW Post 7172
 

VFW Post 7172's Very Own Artist

 

Frank D'Agosto and his son Anthony have beautified VFW Post 7172's lounge with a patriotic mural.
 

Posted April 7, 2012

+ In Memoriam +

Anthony Tarquinio, 90

WWII Veteran

Died April 3, 2012

Posted March 16, 2012
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 

Dennis McLoone (left) and Rhiannon Galletta

VFW Post 7172 honors Voice of Democracy Participant

 

On March 14, 2012 Post 7172 presented Rhiannon Galletta with a Certificate honoring her participation in VFW's Voice of Democracy Program.  Well Done!
Posted March 16, 2012
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
John Riley Honored
 

VFW Post 7172 honors John Riley

 

On March 14, 2012 Post 7172 presented member John Riley with a plaque honoring him for his on-going dedication to the Buddy Poppy program.  John, from all of us:  "Thank you"
Posted March 16, 2012
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
New Members
 
VFW Post 7172 welcomes the following new members:
Jose Jacinto - U.S. Army Iraq
Joseph G. Rolon - U.S. Army Afghanistan
Joseph P. Savino - U.S. Navy
WELCOME ABOARD!

Posted December 17, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

Anthony Faiello,83

Korean Veteran

Died December 14, 2011

Posted December 12, 2011
 
EVENT
Christmas Party 2011

 
Christmas Party 2011

Posted December 4, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

Charles Loveridge, 90

WWII Veteran

Died November 17, 2011

Posted November 14, 2011

 
EVENT
Veterans Day 2011

Veterans Day 2011

 

Posted October 30, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

photo not available

John Scoblete, 88

WWII Veteran

Died October 12, 2011

Posted October 28, 2011
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Upcoming
Veterans Day 2011 Event
 
WWI BARRACKS CEREMONY
WWI Barracks Ceremony at Oceanview Cemetery at 11:00AM.  Members will meet on Nov 11, 2011 at Post headquarters at 9:00AM for coffee and will leave at 10:00AM to participate in the ceremony. 
Posted Oct. 28, 2011
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
New Members
VFW Post 7172 welcomes the following new members:
Sean Donohue - U.S. Navy - Iraq War Veteran, Patrick A. Sabatini - U.S. Navy - Iraq War Veteran, Stephen G. Sabatini, U.S. Airforce - Iraq War Veteran.  Welcome Aboard!

Posted October 16, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

James Golden, 91

WWII Veteran

Died October 14, 2011

Posted October 16, 2011

 
EVENT
Italian Night 2011

Italian Night

 

Posted October 7, 2011

 
EVENT
Soap Box Derby 2011

Soap Box Derby 2010
Congratulations to George LeBlanc and all his drivers for the well deserved trophies in this year's Soap Box Derby in Westerleigh park on Oct 1.
    

Posted September 25, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

Robert Branen, 88

WWII Veteran

Died September 24, 2011

Posted Sept.10, 2011
 
EVENT
Post 7172 Picnic

Annual VFW Post 7172 Picnic
Posted September 12, 2011
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
YARD SALE

YARD SALE -- YARD SALE  -- YARD SALE

VFW POST 7172 will have a yard sale at the Post on September 24, 2011 from 9am - 4pm. 

Posted August 6, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

Joseph Abruzzo, 84

WWII Veteran

Died July 28, 2011

Posted August 6, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

James "Dinny" Johnson, 84

WWII Veteran

Died June 28, 2011

Posted June 25, 2011
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Summer Schedule
Following is the summer schedule for VFW Post 7172
July 4th - Travis July 4th Parade.  Participating members meet at Post at 9am in marching uniforms.
Meeting - July 13 - 7pm Executive, 8pm general
Meeting - August 24 - 7pm Executive, 8pm general
Hospital Visits - None in July and August.  Visits will resume on September 15

Posted June 22, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

Edward Melfi, 80

Korean War Veteran

Died June 14, 2011

Posted June 25, 2011
 
EVENT
Officer Installation Party 2011

Officer Installation Party 2011
On June 4, 2011 VFW Post 7172 held its annual Officer Installation Party. 
 

Posted June 9, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

Emilieta Bronislaw, 93

WWII Veteran

Died May 27, 2011

Posted June 3, 2011
 
EVENT
Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend
On May 29-30, 2011 VFW Post 7172 participated in a Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, A memorial service at Post headquarters, and marched in Staten Island's annual Memorial Day Parade.
 
Posted June 3, 2011
 
EVENT
Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes

Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes
On May 21-22, 2011 VFW Post 7172 held its Armed Forces Day picnic.  The picnic welcomed 6 wounded warriors taking part in the Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes event.  Slideshow of the entire event is still being created.
Posted April 30, 2011
 
EVENT
65th Anniversary Party

65th Anniversary Party
On April 29, 2011 VFW Post 7172 held its 65th anniversary party at the Staaten in Staten Island.
Posted April 28, 2011
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Post 7172 Election Results
On April 13, 2011 began their officer nomination process.  This process ended last night with the election of Post 7172's new administration.  The

Commander - Joe Konczynski, Sr. Vice Commander - Jim Martin, Jr. Vice Commander - Bob Dougherty, Quartermaster - Gus Grecsek, Chaplain - Dennis McLoone, Surgeon - Mike Conrad, House Chairman - Gerry Lockwood, Judge Advocate - Tom Kocian, 3 year Trustee - Bob Lane, 2 year Trustee - Hank Insinna, 1 year Trustee - Ken Amatrudo.

Congratulations to all!

 

Posted February 9, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

photo not available

John Whalen, 89

WWII Veteran

Died April 20, 2011

Posted March 24, 2011
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Meeting Schedule Change
All future member meetings will be evening meetings, i.e., 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 8:00pm.  Executive Board meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm (just before the member meeting).
Posted March 21, 2011
 
EVENT
St. Patrick's Day Party 2011

St. Patrick's Day Party 2011

Posted February 26, 2011
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
VFW Post 7172 65th Anniversary Celebration
On April 29, 2011 VFW Post 7172 will celebrate its 65th Anniversary at the Staaten on Forest Ave. in Staten Island.  Members, their families, friends, and members of other veteran organizations are welcome at this festive occasion.  Click here for a copy of the Invitation and Journal Entry form.  Members, friends, and local merchants, and organizations can also convey their message and well wishes by making an entry into VFW Post 7172's 65th Anniversary Souvenir Journal.

 

Posted February 9, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

photo not available

Frederick Blackden, 86

WWII Veteran

Died February 3, 2011

 

 

Posted January 21, 2011

+ In Memoriam +

John Ruggirello, 92

WWII Veteran

Died January 19, 2011

Posted December 29, 2010
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Meeting Schedule Change
NOTE:  The meeting dates previously posted in the October 31 announcements were incorrect.  Please note the corrected dates.  We apologize for the error.
 
Beginning in January 2011, the first meeting of each month will be held at 3:00 PM.  NOTE:  THIS CHANGE IS ON A TRIAL BASIS FROM  JANUARY-APRIL and will be in effect for the first meeting on January 12 to the last meeting on April 13 at which time it will decided as to maintain the new schedule or revert back to the old schedule.
Posted December 13, 2010
 
EVENT
Christmas Party 2010

Christmas Party 2010
Posted November 12, 2010
 
EVENT
Veterans Day 2010

Veterans Day 2010
Posted November 7, 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
Website Update
New selection "Dearly Departed Roll-Call" has been added to the "Chaplain's Corner" sub-menu. You can click on any name for more information.  Also, the "Latest News" at the bottom of the Main Page has been re-designed.  Please do try these new options.

 

Posted November 4, 2010

+ In Memoriam +

Bernie Zawada, 85

WWII Veteran

Died October 29, 2010

Posted October 31, 2010
 
EVENT
Oktoberfest 2010

Oktoberfest 2010

Posted October 31, 2010
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Meeting Schedule Change
Beginning in January 2011, the first meeting of each month will be held at 3:00 PM.  NOTE:  THIS CHANGE IS ON A TRIAL BASIS FROM  JANUARY-APRIL and will be in effect for the first meeting on January 12 to the last meeting on April 13 at which time it will decided as to maintain the new schedule or revert back to the old schedule.
Posted October 28, 2010
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Upcoming
Veterans Day 2010 Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
WWI BARRACKS CEREMONY
WWI Barracks Ceremony at Oceanview Cemetery at 11:00AM.  Members will meet at Post headquarters at 9:00AM for coffee and will leave at 10:00AM to participate in the ceremony.
 
 
GOLF OUTING
Tunnel to Towers Golf Tournament will commence at 11am on November 11th.  The tournament is presented by the Stephen Siller foundation.  Silver Lake, LaTourette and Richmond County golf courses will participate in the tournament to help raise funds for the building of a handicap accessible house for Brendan Marrocco who lost all four limbs while serving in Iraq in 2009.  The tournament will be followed by a dinner and awards presentation at the Hilton Garden Inn at 5pm.  For more information contact Jack Furnari or Terri Magnuski of the Siller Foundation at 718- 987-1931
 
ROLLING THUNDER FREE BREAKFAST
Rolling Thunder NY 2 www.rollingthunder2ny.com will host a Veterans Day Breakfast on Thursday November 11th at 8:00am at the Cellar on Manor Road www.cellaronmanor.com The breakfast will be free to Veterans and Military Personnel.  The Cellar is located across from the Armory at 304 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314.  You can contact them at 718-887-1405.

 

APPLEBEE'S FREE MEALS
Appllebee's will offer free meals to Veterans and active duty personnel. Click here to view their announcement.
 

 

 

Posted October 22, 2010

+ In Memoriam +

John Connolly, 80

Korean War Veteran

Died October 22, 2010

Posted October 2, 2010

 
EVENT
Soap Box Derby 2010

Soap Box Derby 2010
Congratulations to George LeBlanc and his three drivers for the well deserved three trophies in this year's Soap Box Derby in Westerleigh park on Oct 2.  Here's how they finished:
     

      Age 7 Group - John R. Tamburri car driven by Morgan Leblanc - 3rd Place finish.

      Age 8 Group - North Shore Post car driven by Danny Costanzo - 2nd Place finish.

      Age 9 Group - Doc's Lounge car driven by Aaron LeBlanc - 3rd place finish.

     
Congratulations George, Danny, Aaron, and Morgan. for a job well done.
     

ANNOUNCEMENT
October 2, 2010

Website Update

The Main Menu "News" selection has been renamed to "Bulletin Board".  Additionally, the selection of "Newsletters" is now a main menu selection.

EVENT
September 30, 2010

Commander's Appreciation Luncheon 2010
ANNOUNCEMENT
September 29, 2010

Soap Box Derby

Member and past commander George LeBlanc has designed and built two cars that will participate in the Soap Box Derby in Westerleigh Park on October 2, 2010.  One car will carry the name VFW Post 7172 with the VFW logo and the other is named AMVETS 917 with the AMVETS Logo.  Competition begins at 11:00 AM.  Do come to cheer, support, and applaud George's efforts.

+ In Memoriam +

September 29, 2010

James Donegan, 89

WWII Veteran

Died September 29, 2010

+ In Memoriam +

September 16, 2010

Jane Baldassarre, 87

WWII Veteran

Died September 16, 2010

EVENT
Sept. 11, 2010

Annual VFW Post 7172 Picnic

+ In Memoriam +

August 13, 2010

Thomas DiChiara, 93

WWII Veteran

Died August 13, 2010

+ In Memoriam +

July 19, 2010

Ernest Ciani, 85

WWII Veteran

Died July 19, 2010

+ In Memoriam +

July 18, 2010

Lou Brockmeyer, 90

WWII Veteran

Died July 18, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT
July 15, 2010

Veteran Benefit  - New PTSD Requirements

A link to the VA Compensation Rate Table and new rules regarding PTSD claims has been added to the Helpful Links page.

EVENT

July 4, 2010

TRAVIS Independence Day Parade 2010

+ In Memoriam +

July 2, 2010

photo not available

William Lamb, 86

WWII Veteran

Died July 2, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT
June 25, 2010

July 4th Parade Schedule

The Travis July 4th Parade will step off from the Showplace Entertainment Center, 141 E. Service Rd., at 12:30 p.m.  Click Here for Order of March Information.  Members participating in the parade are invited to the Post for coffee and cake.  Doors will open at 9:00 AM.  We will leave from the post between 10:30 AM And 11:00 AM for Showplace.
ANNOUNCEMENT
June 23, 2010

Veterans Benefits

  • The Federal Benefits for Veterans Dependents and Survivors is now available on this website.  Select Helpful Links & Contacts from Main Menu.
  • + In Memoriam +

    June 21, 2010

    John Cobb, 85

    WWII Veteran

    Died June 21, 2010

    + In Memoriam +

    June 15, 2010

    Robert Keir, 87

    WWII Veteran

    Died June 5, 2010

    + In Memoriam +

    June 9, 2010

    Raymond Harding, 86

    WWII Veteran

    Died June 9, 2010

    EVENT
    June 8, 2010

    2010 officer Installation Party

    + In Memoriam +

    June 2, 2010

    Nicholas LiGreci, 87

    WWII Veteran

    Died June 2, 2010

    EVENT
    June 1, 2010

    2010 Memorial Day weekend
    ANNOUNCEMENT
    May 28, 2010

    Memorial Day Activities Schedule

  • Here is an itinerary of activities for Memorial Day 2010 Weekend activities:
    Saturday May 29th - Members participate in Poppy drive at various locations on Staten Island.

     

    Sunday May 30th - Members attend a Mass at the Blessed Sacrament Church on Forest Ave in    Staten Island.  The Mass is followed by a short ceremony on the Church Grounds.  Following the Mass and ceremony members return to the post for a solemn ceremony.  The attire for the Mass and ceremonies will be the ritual uniform.
    Monday May 31st - Members will meet at the post at 9:00 AM for coffee and donuts.  Members will leave from the post to gather at the parade's assembly area (Clove Road and Forest Ave).  The attire will be the marching uniform (white shirt, post insignia, ribbons and awards, VFW hat, gray pants).  Parade starts at 12:00 Noon.
  • ANNOUNCEMENT
    May 14-16, 2010

    Staten island Welcomes Our Heroes

  • On May 14-May 16, 2010 Staten Island will welcome a dozen wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC.  The event, "Staten Island Welcomes Our Heroes" is hosted by John R. Tamburri, Jr. Memorial Post 917.  Let's line the motorcade route to show support, appreciation, and gratitude to these brave men and women for their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT
    April 30, 2010

    Poppy Drive

  • Volunteers are needed for the Poppy drive on Memorial Day weekend.  Join us, be part of the day's remembrance.  Volunteers should contact the post at 718-447-5041.

  • EVENT

    April 28, 2010

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    2010 Officer Installation

    EVENT
    March 17, 2010

    St. Paddy's Day Party 2010

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    March 10, 2010

    Recognition

    U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Awards
    The following members were awarded the U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Certificate of Appreciation and U.S. Army Pin:  Jacob T. Adamo, Emanuel K Amatrudo (Ret), Gary T. Amatrudo, Angelo E. Baldasarre, Michael E. Conrad, James J. Davis, Robert J. Dougherty, Joseph P. Fanuzzi, Eugene J. Gallo, John E. Gannon, Juan F. Gonzales, John Grassadonio, Daniel A. Ingellis, Mary P. La Manna, Philip Ladiana, Gerald W. Lockwood, Joseph Macaluso, Donald Moliterni, Giuseppe Pizzurro, John J. Riley, Frank A. Russo
    ANNOUNCEMENT
    March 3, 2010

    Membership

  • All members should ensure that their membership dues are up to date.  Currently there are 22 members with unpaid dues.  Our post is proud of past yearís membership standings.  Letís keep up the good work.  If you are not sure as to the status of your membership dues please contact Hank Insinna or Gus Grecsek at 718.447.5041.

  • + In Memoriam +

    February 28, 2010

    Ernest Russo, 71

    Member and past Commander of Post 7172

    Died February 28, 2010

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    February 24, 2010

    Recognition

    VFW Service Awards were presented to Commander Hank Insinna (25 years of Service) and Quartermaster Gus Grecsek (15 Years of Service)

    Gus Grecsek

    Hank Insinna

    + In Memoriam +

    February 20, 2010

    William J. Gaudet, 85

    WWII Veteran

    Died February 20, 2010

     

    + In Memoriam +

    February 9, 2010

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    William T. Bosiddy, 85

    Past State Commander, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War

    Died February 9, 2010

    Story in Newsletter

    EVENT
    February 7, 2010

    Super Bowl Party 2010 at Post 7172.

    + In Memoriam +

    February 2, 2010

    Santa Abate, 88  - WWII Veteran

    Died February 2, 2010

    + In Memoriam +

    February 6, 2010

    Joseph T. O'Brien, 85

    WWII Veteran

    Died  January 6, 2010

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    January 13, 2010

    New Member

    Michael Polito, U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran who served on the USS America (CVA-66), was welcomed into the postís membership.  Welcome aboard Mike!
    ANNOUNCEMENT
    January 13, 2010

    Help Needed

    While this Post makes every effort to maintain awareness of the passing of a member or a member taken ill or hospitalized, there may be times when such news does not reach us in a timely fashion.  Anyone becoming aware of such events should immediately notify the post at 718-447-5041.   Copies of obituaries can be mailed to the Post attention North Shore VFW Newsletter or e-mailed to   .
    ANNOUNCEMENT
    January 13, 2010

    Lounge Hours

    The post lounge will now be open on Saturdays from 1 PM - 5 PM.  The new lounge hours are as follows:
    Monday thru Saturday - 1 PM - 5 PM
    Monday Evening (MEMBERS ONLY) - 6 PM to Closing

    Except for Monday evenings, members are permitted to bring a guest.  Members are responsible for any guest they bring.

    + In Memoriam +

    December 28, 2009

    Joseph Labita, 88

    WWII Veteran

    Died December 28, 2009

    EVENT
    December 19, 2009

    2009 Christmas Party

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    December 9, 2009

    Gary Amatrudo Jr., grandson of member Ken Amatrudo is scheduled for deployment to Iraq in January 2010

    Story "All in the Family" in Newsletter

    + In Memoriam +

    December 7, 2009

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    James Buonincontri, 91

    WWII Veteran

    Died December 7, 2009

    + In Memoriam +

    December 6, 2009

     

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    Robert D. McCrindle, 83

    WWII Veteran

    Died December 6, 2009

    + In Memoriam +

    December 2, 2009

    Frank DeSantis, 60

    Vietnam War Veteran

    Died December 2, 2009

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    December 9, 2009

    Gary Amatrudo Jr., grandson of member Ken Amatrudo is scheduled for deployment to Iraq in January 2010

    Story "All in the Family" in Newsletter

    + In Memoriam +

    November 28, 2009

    Donald J Ducey Jr., 79

    Korean War Veteran

    Died November 28, 2009

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    November 11, 2009

    New Member

    John Gonzalez was welcomed as a new member.  John is a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran who served with the 125th Air Traffic Control Co. 210 Combat Aviation Bn.  Welcome aboard John.

    EVENT
    November 11, 2009
    State Senator Andrew Lanza holds up a photo of his then 16-year-old grandfather, Nunzio Pizzarusso, a World War I veteran, at the Veterans Day ceremony at Ocean View Cemetery. (Advance photo/ Michael McWeeney)

    Veterans Day 2009

    Veterans day.  Hank Insinna, Ken Amatrudo, Frank Russo, Sal Lombardi, Bob Perkins, Bob Lane, Jim Dugan, Joe Pizzurro, Gus Grecsek, Bernie Zwada, and Nick Mazzella attended the World War I Barracks Veterans Day ceremony at the Ocean View Cemetery in Staten Island.  Also in attendance at the ceremony were Staten Island State Senator Andrew Lanza, District Court Judge Eric Vitaliano, and U.S. Representative Michael  McMahon.

     

     
    EVENT
    November 10, 2009
     

    300 Club Buffet 2009

    Some of the winners were Tony Faiella, Bob Dahl, John Jonson, and Gus Grecsek.  Congratulations to all the winners.
     

     

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    November 4, 2009

    Post 7172 is pleased to announce the installation of an electric chair lift.  For some members stair climbing is difficult.  With the installation of the chair lift these members can now enjoy the easy access to all of the post's facilities.  On the left is Gus Grecsek making use of the lift.
     
     
    ANNOUNCEMENT
    October 28, 2009

    New Member

    Jack Adamo was welcomed as a new member to Post 7172.  Jack is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the 9th Infantry Division.  Welcome aboard Jack!

    EVENT
    October 24, 2009

    Italian Night

     

     

    EVENT
    October 21, 2009

    Commander's Appreciation Luncheon 2009

     
    EVENT
    September 19, 2009

    Annual Picnic 2009

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    June 10, 2009

    Recognition

    Post 7172 recognized as an All State Post

    Story in Newsletter

    EVENT
    May 31, 2009

    Memorial Day Weekend 2009