March 1, 2021
I hope this finds everyone well as we look ahead to our next few months, which include the next SAL Detachment of NJ meeting, to be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 via virtual conferencing. Details to attend this meeting can be obtained through your county’s DEC or, if needed, the Detachment Vice Commander who overlooks your county.
Details about our State Convention should be finalized by then and information about it will be disseminated shortly thereafter.
Our Detachment is moving forward in a variety of projects and awards which include the following:
*THE DEC PROJECT:
NJ has 21 counties, and a total of 17 of the available 20 counties that have SAL Squadrons have representatives. We now have 15 DECs and 2 acting as Interim DECs, acting as County representatives. We still need 4 more counties to have representatives as soon as possible to be in place before our June Convention.
Applications are being accepted for the following awards; contact information is provided for each as well:
Ernie Wilson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Amel Balega, Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org
Son of the Year: Dave Page, email@example.com
Young Citizen’s Award: Bill Murphy, Bmurphy1229@aol.com
The American Legion College offers an SAL Beginner course and an SAL Advanced course, as well as courses for Chaplain, Legion Basic and Legion Advanced. Applications for Legion College are now being accepted. Spots are very limited, so those interested should sign up ASAP. Please contact PDC Kent Hehl for information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Detachment of New Jersey supports many causes at the community, state and national level as situations arise. The agencies we support, as well as our Committee Chairmen and their contact information, are listed below.
Child Welfare Foundation (CWF): Mark Natale...email@example.com
Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA): Greg Shaffer...firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics: Nick Wingler...email@example.com
National Emergency Fund: Dean Staknys...firstname.lastname@example.org
Detachment Commander's Project: Dave Page...email@example.com
*COMMANDER’S MAJOR EVENTS ITINERARY:
Revised: March 1, 2021
*Wednesday, March 3:
Washington Conference—To be done virtually; email the webmaster for details
***Saturday, April 10, 2021:
Virtual Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of NJ Meeting; 9:30 start*Saturday, April 24, 2021: Legion College
*Friday, April 30, 2021 through May 2, 2021:
***Thursday, June 10, 2021: Friday, June 11, 2021
Sons of The American Legion Detachment of New Jersey Convention August 27 to August 30: National Convention, Phoenix, Arizona
Stay healthy and safe; practice social distancing and wear masks.
For God and Country,
Matthew C. Thalasinos
Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of New Jersey