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Pittsfield NH News

April 1, 2015

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American Legion Post 88 News

Respectively submitted By Shawn Jones, Commander

 

Greetings from Loudon Post 88.

 

We had 11 members present at our February meeting. I gave a report from the Mid Winter Conference I had attended. I also advised the membership that the town of Loudon would help us with the cost of putting on the Memorial Day parade. We have the Recreation Committee members to thank for making this possible along with our town Selectmen.

 

Our Commander’s Fund Raffle Winners were as follows:

February: $50 - C. Parent, $25 - C. Merrill, $10 - G. Loford, $10 - K. Bean & $5 - A. Dyment.

March: $50 - S. Hargraves, $25 - L. Sinclair, $10 - D. Pollock, $10 - W. Stinson & $5 - D. Lowe.

April: $50 - R. Denis, $25 - A. Dyment, $10 - F. Merrill, $10 - J. Sweeney & $5 - H. Stevens.

 

Congratulations to our winners and thank you for supporting our post.

 

We had 10 members present at our March meeting. Department Vice Commander Gerard LeDuc of Epsom Post 112 and his wife Jane paid us a visit. Charlie Wilox also a member of Epsom Post 112 came to the meeting to take photographs during the evening. Charlie will return in April for our installation of officers. The Vice Commander updated us on some things going on within our district and the Jr. Oratorical Contest on March 28th.

 

He will be working on expanding this program for next year as we only had two contestants come out of all the schools that had received information about the program.

 

Getting back to post installations, the only change of officers this year will be James “Don” Small who volunteered to be our Second Vice Commander.

 

It’s my wish we will have a good turn out of members and their families for the ceremonies. Some members offered to bring in food and refreshments to share after the installation is over with. I did talk to the members that were present about the ongoing need to recruit new members who someday will help lead the post. Without new members or current members willing to serve as an officer, we might, like other posts, close our doors. We need members and revenue from dues and fund raising in order to stay in business.

 

We also discussed the Memorial Day parade. I’ll touch more on this for the May edition of The Ledger so that it will be fresh in peoples minds.

 

We voted in favor of spending up to $100 on a POW/MIA flag to use in the parade. We even had a member come forward who offered to carry the flag as part of the color guard. We also voted to spend $48 to buy a case of Girl Scout cookies to send to our overseas troops as we have done over the past few years.

 

Our newest member Michael Hartt from Concord came to his first meeting. We hope he will continue to come to our monthly meetings and be involved with the direction of our post.

 

There is a District 5 spring meeting on April 11 at Post 28 Suncook, 43 Church St. Time: coffee 0900, meeting begins 1000. All District 5 members are encourage to attend. We will be seeking nominations for officers. Some of the positions open are, Adjutant, Sr. Vice, Sgt. at Arms, Service Officer and Judge Advocate.

 

We ask that each post send at least one representative to this meeting. We need to have a quorum to conduct District business.

 

See the below announcement:

Testimonial dinnerh onoring Commander Bob Dionne, Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6-7 Social, 7PM dinner, Hooksett Post 37, 5 Riverside St., Hooksett, NH.

 

Roast beef dinner $20.00/pp. All vice commanders and the office have tickets. Only 150 tickets to be sold.

 

For questions, please call Bob Blais, 493-2921

 

Our current membership renewals for 2015 stands at 85.53% we still have some ground to cover to reach 100%. Last year we made 100% by May 1st. I hope we can do it again this year.

 

On a good note we are still 3rd in the district, but not in first place, like we were last year.

 

For any new members who wish to join our post and have never been in the American Legion, we will pay your first year’s dues for you as our way of saying thank you for joining Post 88. Please contact a member of the post for a membership sign-up card, or contact me directly at [email protected] or 603-496-0204. I can also provide you with information about the Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion.

 

We meet again on April 15th at the Loudon Community building at 1900 hrs.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 


 

CRVNA Offers Healthy Eating On A Budget Presentation In Pittsfield

 

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering a free presentation “Healthy Eating on a Budget” on Tuesday, April 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pittsfield Senior Center, 74 Main Street in Pittsfield.

 

Eating healthy does not need to cost more. Learn tips to help you make choices that are not only healthy, but also affordable.

 

To register, call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815.

 


 

The Dorcas Guild

 

On Tuesday, March 10, the Dorcas Guild of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield convened their monthly meeting. The devotion, a pastor’s story about a woman who is too busy and needs to stand still, was from Daily Devotions by Ron Newhouse. The story was based on Luke 12:27. The “Lord’s Prayer was led by Elaine Coffey.

 

The corresponding secretary’s report presented by Mary Jo Powelson included several notes of appreciation. Concerns were expressed for a couple members who are facing health challenges. Bouquets of spring flowers will be delivered to them by the president. Treasurer Reny Boyd gave her report.

 

The food basket was delivered to Paula Corriveau by Gailann Newton. Evelyn Richard will be the recipient in April. The mystery package won by Jane Osborne was a delightful collection of items celebrating St. Patrick’s Day selected by Gailann.

 

Decisions were made resolving items under discussion in previous months. Funds for the church’s vestibule project were approved. Funds were also approved for distribution to CAP to assist with emergent needs of several local towns.

 

Prayer partners, who will be revealed in April, were selected. Members were encouraged to remain anonymous until the April meeting.

 

Streamlining the business meeting was considered. By consensus a new procedure was accepted. Dorcas minutes will be printed and read individually prior to acceptance.

 

Refreshments with a lovely St. Patrick Day theme followed adjournment. Hostesses served ice cream sundaes with both chocolate and butterscotch brownies topped with vanilla ice cream. Peanuts, punch, cheese and crackers complimented the sundaes.

 

The April 14 meeting will be hosted by Peggy and Gailann. The Dorcas Guild will continue to host the Fellowship Hour the Sunday following the monthly meeting.

 


 

The Dorcas Guild

 

On Tuesday, March 10, the Dorcas Guild of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield convened their monthly meeting. The devotion, a pastor’s story about a woman who is too busy and needs to stand still, was from Daily Devotions by Ron Newhouse. The story was based on Luke 12:27. The “Lord’s Prayer was led by Elaine Coffey.

 

The corresponding secretary’s report presented by Mary Jo Powelson included several notes of appreciation. Concerns were expressed for a couple members who are facing health challenges. Bouquets of spring flowers will be delivered to them by the president. Treasurer Reny Boyd gave her report.

 

The food basket was delivered to Paula Corriveau by Gailann Newton. Evelyn Richard will be the recipient in April. The mystery package won by Jane Osborne was a delightful collection of items celebrating St. Patrick’s Day selected by Gailann.

 

Decisions were made resolving items under discussion in previous months. Funds for the church’s vestibule project were approved. Funds were also approved for distribution to CAP to assist with emergent needs of several local towns.

 

Prayer partners, who will be revealed in April, were selected. Members were encouraged to remain anonymous until the April meeting.

 

Streamlining the business meeting was considered. By consensus a new procedure was accepted. Dorcas minutes will be printed and read individually prior to acceptance.

 

Refreshments with a lovely St. Patrick Day theme followed adjournment. Hostesses served ice cream sundaes with both chocolate and butterscotch brownies topped with vanilla ice cream. Peanuts, punch, cheese and crackers complimented the sundaes.

 

The April 14 meeting will be hosted by Peggy and Gailann. The Dorcas Guild will continue to host the Fellowship Hour the Sunday following the monthly meeting.

 


 

Maundy Thursday and Easter Services

 

First Congregational Church, 24 Main Street, Pittsfield, will hold a special Maundy Thursday worship service including Holy Communion, commemorating the “Last Supper” of Jesus, this Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by the Chancel Choir and the JuBellation Handbell Choir. The service will be preceded by a potluck supper in the Vestry at 6 p.m.

 

On Easter Sunday, April 5, at 7 a.m., the customary Sunrise Service will be held in the Sanctuary with breakfast immediately following (about 8 a.m.) in the Vestry. The traditional Easter worship service will commence at 10:00 a.m. and will include Holy Communion. Come and worship at either service and join us for breakfast!

 

For more information about any of these services, call the church office at: 435-7471 and speak with Rev. Dave Stasiak.

 


 

Concord Women’s Connection Lunch IN Style

 

Spring into Fashion luncheon featuring fashion shows by Christopher & Banks on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester St., Concord, NH, 224-4101.

 

Special speaker Dolores Cassidy from a Life of Fear and Doubt to a Life Worth Living.

 

$18 program, three course lunch, tax and tip included. All are welcome. 

 

For reservations call Wendy 485-7446, Diane 798-5819, or Dolores 545-1780. Reservations by April 6, cancellations required.

 

Sponsored by Concord Christian Women’s Connections and Stonecroft Ministries (non-profit). www.Stonecroft.org.

 


 

Josiah Carpenter Library April Calendar  Of Events

 

Preschool Story Hour Thursdays Story time with Mrs. Grainger includes snack & craft. April themes will focus on weather, (rain & sunshine) flowers, Earth Day and frogs, all in celebration of Spring!  April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  @ 10:00-11:00 in the Children’s room

 

Maker Program Projects include scrapbooking, mixed media art, book making  Tuesdays April 7, 14   @ 3:30 – 4:30

 

National Library Week April 12-18th Enjoy special activities at your library everyday

 

Maker Program Lego Club will begin Tuesdays April 21 –May 26 @ 3:30 – 4:30 Sign up is required

 

Eager Readers Young reader’s book club ages K-5th grade will read books together; write reviews; have fun with book reports Thursdays @ 4:00- 5:00 pm

 

Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing  “The Grimm Legacy” by Polly Schulman Thursday April 2nd  between  7-8:30  pm at the library

 

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, April [email protected] 7 pm

 

Earth Day April 22nd Pick up a free packet of seeds at your Library today. Donated by Maxfield’s Hardware in Pittsfield.

 

Pittsfield Writer’s Circle April is National Poetry Month. Join us for An evening of Poetry Thursday, April 23rd @ 7 pm

 

Read Meet & Talk Tuesday April 28th Join us for an exciting discussion of “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd at the Pittsfield Senior Center @ 10:30- Noon. Stay for a leisurely lunch served by the Community Action Program!

 


 

Requirement Of Standardized Claim, Appeal Forms Simplifies Application Process For Veterans

Submitted Via Merrill Vaughan,Chaplain

American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 Pittsfield

 

Washington – With the goal of making the application process easier and more efficient for our Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) now requires Veterans seeking disability benefits to use standardized claim and appeal forms. These standardized forms guide Veterans to clearly state the symptoms or conditions for which they are seeking benefits and provide the information necessary for VA to start processing their claims and appeals. 

 

“This change will help VA provide faster and more accurate decisions to our Veterans, their families and survivors,” said Under Secretary for Benefits Allison A. Hickey. “Standard forms are essential to better serve Veterans, build more efficiency into VA’s processes and bring us in line with other government agencies such as the Social Security Administration.”

 

The easiest and fastest way for a Veteran to submit an application for compensation is online through the eBenefits ( www.ebenefits.va.gov) portal. VA encourages Veterans to work with representatives of Veterans Service Organization (VSO), or their state or county representatives, who can assist with filing electronically or in paper form. Standardized forms are a key component of VA’s transformation, which will help achieve the Department’s goal to eliminate the backlog by the end of this year.

 

There are two claim actions that now require standardized forms:

1. Veterans’ or Survivors’ applications for disability compensation or pension – Specific forms are designed to capture information necessary to identify and support benefit claims.

 

Veterans filing for disability benefits must now use VA Form 21-526EZ, Application for Disability Compensation and Related Compensation Benefits.

 

Wartime Veterans filing for needs-based pension must use VA Form 21-527EZ, Application for Pension.

 

Survivors filing a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC), survivor’s pension, and accrued benefits must complete VA Form 21-534EZ, Application for DIC, Death Pension, and/or Accrued Benefits.

 

2. Notices of Disagreement with any aspect of VA’s decision on a disability claim – The standardized Notice of Disagreement form is used when a claimant wishes to initiate an appeal.

 

Veterans disagreeing with a VA compensation decision should use VA Form 21-0958, Notice of Disagreement.

 

Veterans and survivors will not be required to use a standardized notice of disagreement form to initiate appeals of pension or survivors benefit decisions at this time.

 

VA recognizes that some Veterans may need additional time to gather all of the information and evidence needed to support their claim and therefore established a new intent to file a claim process. Applicants may notify VA of their intent to file a claim in order to establish the earliest possible effective date for benefits if they are determined eligible. An intent to file a claim may be submitted in one of three ways: 

 

Electronically via eBenefits or with the support of a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) through the Stakeholder Enterprise Portal.

 

Completing and mailing a paper VA Form 21-0966, Intent to File a Claim for Compensation and/or Pension, or Survivors Pension and/or DIC

 

Over the phone with a VA call center or in person with a public contact representative.

 

Veterans may appoint a duly authorized representative, such as a VSO, who can notify VA of a claimant’s intent to file using any of the methods listed above. VA will provide an individual up to one year from the date they submit their intent to file a claim to complete the required application form. Veterans may wish to use this one-year period to gather evidence necessary to support the claim so that evidence can be submitted along with the application form.

 

VA’s move to standardized claim and appeal forms will make the process easier and more efficient for both VA and the Veterans, and allow VA to establish a quicker, more streamlined benefits delivery system.

 


 

Letter To The Editor

 

The “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio-thon for Veterans Count, a program of Easter Seals NH, was an exceptional event that raised over $125,000, and brought public awareness to the needs of military families in NH! Special credit goes to Jack Heath, who along with Veterans Count volunteer, Renee Plummer, came up with the idea to host a radio-thon to provide help and support for New Hampshire’s veterans.  Our profound thanks goes to Joe Graham for his vision and willingness to take a risk in providing 12 hours of content about Veterans Count on News Radio 96-7 and WGIR-AM 610 iHeartRadio.com.  The radio-thon was executed flawlessly by his entire team.

 

Many thanks to Presenting Sponsor LTC Partners, the administrator of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program and BENEFEDS. We also thank our hourly Supporting Sponsors: Autofair, Granite Group Benefits, Grappone Automotive, Kittery Trading Post, Manchester Harley Davidson, New England Dragway, Service Credit Union, Toyota of Portsmouth, and Walmart.

 

Thank you to event and phone volunteers as well as incentive, phone bank set-up, and food sponsors.  We are grateful to the more than 400 callers who made donations to Veterans Count!  

 

Larry J. Gammon

Easter Seals NH

President & CEO

 


 


 

 











 

 

 

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