Greeting fellow Sons
I hope that you are all doing well through these rough times. Please do the buddy checks call your members and see how they are doing, if they need any assistance, or just someone to talk to. Don’t just call them to pay their dues. PTSD is real and is not just limited to our Military Veterans.
We the Officers of the Detachment are traveling around the state visiting Squadrons and attending events for our Veterans. One of our big events has just passed was our 31st Annual Watch Fire held in Stone Harbor. This 12 overnight vi-dual kept the fires burning to light the way home for our POW/MIA Veterans. This event was well attended by our American Legion Family, with myself ,Commander Dunn, and President Babli attending. Thank you to all that put this event on it was a great event you should attend at least once.
Please submit your Officers Squadron Reports. At a recent meeting I learned that our compute system resets after October and does not carry over the previous years information only the current years info. so please update these reports so you can receive correspondence from the Detachment. So far we only have 30 reports. Along with Squadron Reports Consolidated reports are Important. Some of you do not want recognition or awards just print that at the top. These reports are important for the National Commander of the American Legion for when he makes his report to Congress on how much we spend on Veterans and tries to get the Government to better care for our Veterans.
The MYSAL.ORG website is now MyLegion.ORG since they did this move there have been a lot of bugs. Please at this time send your membership to Trenton by snail mail. There has been a problem across the Country with non reporting back to the states with the computerized membership. Until this is fixed the membership reports reflected by the Detachment will be incorrect . I know my own squadron is missing at least 20 members as per the state records. I will be looking into it with Trenton on how we can correct this or if we need to wait for national to catch up. At Fall NEC they believe that this will be corrected soon but no exact timeline was given. Please be patient as it is out of our hands and the Department NEC and Detachment NEC are ware, and are keeping a close eye on this.
DETACHMENT MEETINGS ARE MOVING THRUOUT THE STATE ! WATCH FOR NOTIFICATIONS OF LOCATIONS
For God and Country
Henry F Hasselhan
Detachment of New Jersey