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COMMANDER'S CORNER

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Hi!

I have additional information for our members:

*Applicants for our upcoming election need to get their information to our Adjutant, Tom Marsden, ASAP.

*Our SALute Editor, Gary Crawford, has a message for everyone considering running for an office:
"I plan on publishing a SALute featuring information on the upcoming candidates. A picture (jpg is best) and a bio of 100 words or so will be featured. All I have to do now is wait for these to be emailed to me in a timely fashion. Tentative deadline for submissions will be on or about May 1st."
The SALute email is njsalute@gmail.com

*YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Anyone who would like to get involved with the Detachment but doesn't want to run for an office can work on a committee for next year. You can talk to your DEC or the Detachment Vice Commander in your area for more information or contact me directly at mrthal@yahoo.com and I will forward your information. The Detachment can use the help and is always looking for new ideas as well.

Remember to keep wearing masks and practice social distancing procedures--STAY SAFE!

For God and Country,

Matthew C. Thalasinos
Commander
Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of New Jersey
2019--2021

COMMANDER'S CORNER

March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

Greetings!

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.

*AWARDS:
Applications are being accepted for the following awards; contact information is provided for each as well:
Ernie Wilson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Amel Balega, Jr., abaleajr@verizon.net
Son of the Year: Dave Page, d.p_69@yahoo.com
Young Citizen’s Award: Bill Murphy, Bmurphy1229@aol.com

*LEGION COLLEGE:
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 kehehl@aol.com

*CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS:
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...natale175@gmail.com
Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA): Greg Shaffer...shiftyshaff@gmail.com
Special Olympics: Nick Wingler...nicholasjwingler@gmail.com
National Emergency Fund: Dean Staknys...cstk14@verizon.net
Detachment Commander's Project: Dave Page...d.p_69@yahoo.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:
Spring NEC
***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
Commander
Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of New Jersey
2019--2021

Detachment of NJ Commander
Detachment Commander
Matthew Thalasinos
Membership
Currently 7942 of 9392 members for 2021 membership year.
Upcoming Meetings
June 10, 2021 at 8:00am
Annual Detachment Convention
To Be Deterimined

June 11, 2021 at 8:00am
Annual Detachment Convention
To Be Deterimined

Squadron and County Events
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