American Legion New Haven Post 210 Featured Speaker Program with author Ryan Dotsie in February 2020.

In 2019, the American Legion New Haven Post 210 added a featured speaker program to the regular monthly meetings at 7:10 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Knights of St. Patrick (1533 State St., New Haven, CT 06511).

These 10 to 15 minute veteran-focused presentations near the beginning of the meeting address between five and a dozen largely GWOT-era veterans. Speakers may bring handouts or literature for the correspondence table as there is no AV support. A simple dinner is typically served around 6:30 p.m. POC Pickett.


21MAY2020: Kathy Granfield, U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain and a science teacher at North Branford Intermediate School, founded Veteran Angler Charters Inc. in 2009, which offers no-cost charter fishing trips to disabled veterans, providing our troops with recreational rehabilitation and therapeutic support. | Tentative: Christine’s Lasagna and Italian Bread

16APR2020: Nominations | Samantha’s Taco Casserole

19MAR2020: CANCELED | COVID-19

20FEB2020: Ryan Dostie, former Army linguist and author of Formation — A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line | Irish Beef Stew and Irish Soda Bread

JAN2020: VA Community Outreach Specialist Orville Grizzle and New Haven Vet Center Outreach Specialist Gabor Kautzner | Commander’s Chili.

DEC2019: (at Pequonnock Yacht Club)

NOV2019: Bill Madaras of the Kick for Nick Foundation | Joe’s (Cahn) Jambalaya

OCT2019: American Legion New Haven Post 210 Comrade and SCSU Veteran Representative Jack Mordente (at Pequonnock Yacht Club)

SEP2019: American Legion New Haven Post 210 Comrade and Project Director at the State Library Christine Pittsley. She spoke about the “Digging into History: WWI Trench Restoration” program in Seicheprey, France last summer. | Abate Pizza