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June 28, 2019

Greetings and welcome to the Detachment of New Jersey website!

I am honored to be your Detachment Commander and am looking forward to having a great year; I have already attended a few events since the election and am looking to attend many more.

Part of my goals for this year are to improve our internal communications format and improve our image. We can improve our communications system by having a DEC represent each county, which in turn, should assist in establishing county executive committees. I would like to see us mirror what The American Legion has--21 county executive committees. This won't happen in one year; I would like to see it happen within the next 13 years for our 100th Anniversary. I firmly believe that having one man step up in each county to be a DEC is the first step in the right direction. If your county does not have a DEC or a county organization and you would like to be involved in being your county's DEC and/or help in starting an SAL executive committee for your county, please contact me immediately!

To assist in promoting our image we need to promote the good that we do. If your squadron or county executive committee has an event that needs to be recognized, please send pictures and a summary to our newspaper, the SALute. This is important and could assist in bringing more squadrons into posts that do not have S.A.L. programs.

I am seeking candidates for review for Civil Service awards. If you know a teacher, fireman or policeman that goes"above and beyond" in their profession please contact me.

Although the dates aren't confirmed yet, our first meeting will be in August and our first Detachment Social Event will be a horseshoe tournament in September in the western part of the state. Our Detachment Social Events will occur in the months between the Detachment meetings. I am looking at having a pool tournament in November in the central part of the state and a bowling night in January in the northern part of the state. The event after that (TBD) will be in March in the southern part of New Jersey.
Check back here for further information.

The expansion of committees this year means that we need committee members and "new blood". If you have a passion that you would like to work at or a skill that can be utilized for any of our programs, please contact me. The workload for committee members is not overwhelming as you are not taking on a task by yourself. Your efforts are recognized and appreciated and can be a very rewarding experience.

Please forward any information you have about your upcoming events to my email at; I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in my travels around the state!

VA&R Visit East Orange Sun. June 2nd 2PM

May 30, 2019

VA&R visit to East Orange VA Hospital, 385 Tremont Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018 on Sunday, June 2nd. We will congregate at 1PM and begin at 2PM. If you arrive late, we will be in area 12B. Contact PDC Noble or PDC Balega for information.

Detachment Beefsteak Dinner Canceled

May 25, 2019

Due to poor ticket sales, the Ways and Means Beefsteak Dinner that was scheduled for June 1 has been canceled.

If you have purchased tickets, please contact the officer from whom you purchased them to arrange for a refund.

Ways and Means Beefsteak Dinner - June 1, 2019

April 22, 2019

The Detachment Ways and Means Committee will be holding a Beefsteak Dinner at Hightstown, American Legion Post 148 on Saturday, June 1 from 3:00pm to 7:00 pm

Tickets are $50 per person, and include live entertainment, all-you-can-eat sliced beefsteak on french bread, french fries, beer and soda. Proceeds go to help support Detachment of NJ programs.

For more information, contact Jim Noble: (973) 332-6616 or Dave Page: (609) 724-5282.

Washington Conference

April 15, 2019

Witnessing the wreath laying at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Ernie Wilson Jr. Scholarship Deadline April 15th

March 29, 2019

The $3500 Ernie Wilson Jr. Scholarship is available to SAL members who will be graduating high school this year. You can download the scholarship application from the Forms page on this website. Applications must be submitted to American Legion Department of NJ Headquarters by April 15th in order to be eligible. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the Scholarship chairman or the Detachment Adjutant.

Detachment of New Jersey hosts BEEFSTEAK DINNER

March 7, 2019

Time is running out to get tickets.
Date: Saturday March 23rd, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Hightstown American Legion Post 148
895 US Highway 130, East Windsor NJ 08520
Price: $50.00 per person
Contact : James A. Noble PDC, PNVC; (973)-322-6616
Dave Page, PDC: (609)-724-5282

Detachment of NJ Commander
Detachment Commander
Matthew Thalasinos
Currently 9319 of 9821 members for 2019 membership year.
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