Detachment N.E.C. Report
July 30th 2021
My report starts with the success of our SAL National Commander Clint Bolt's visit to our
Detachment Convention in Wildwood NJ. This was a convention like no other, because of the many changes that occurred to make it the success that it was. ANEC Robert Phillips Jr. and I want to thank our Jersey American Legion Family, for pitching in and showing Commander Bolt what New Jersey hospitality is all about. He enjoyed every minute of his stay with us, and you are all to be commended. To my ANEC Bob Phillips Jr, thank you for all that you did to take some of the stress out of this very important visit, showing once again how well we work together as a team. I would want to thank Tony Gladden, Department Liason to the SAL, Department NEC Chuck Robbins and Detachment Adjutant Tom Marsden.
Since the Covid restrictictions, have somewhat been lifted, traveling with SAL National Vice Commander Gary Nelson has been back in full swing and to date i have visited the Detachments Of New Hampshire, Massachuetts, and Maryland.
It was my hope to have another Revised SAL meeting before this Detachment meeting, but because i wanted to include NEC Berley Hanna and ANEC "Gene" O'Grady it was suggested that maybe we should wait after the National Convention, because they might not be available till after. We will keep the PDC'S Posted on this.
Recently attended the Lakewood BlueClaws American Legion Night, and the Artie Jensen Pig Roast at Little Ferry 310 with Detachment Commander Henry Hasslehan and Department Commander Danny Dunn.
Lenny E. Free
N.E.C. New Jersey