2019 Officers and Voting

By now you should have received an email with voting instructions for the slate of officers being proposed to lead our group.

We look to finalize this at the May meeting and every vote counts.

Please email Philip Welsh per the attachment in the email with your vote per the instructions.

Any questions please contact Commander Greg.

May Monthly Meeting

Hard to believe but the May monthly meeting is just around the corner! 

The meeting will be May 8, 6PM, at Post 331 in Stone Harbor. As always, we will look to conduct business and then retreat to the Mole Hole for refreshments afterwards. We typically conclude around 8:30 PM.

The agenda for this meeting and the minutes from the April meeting are located here.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome Back !!

Dear Sons of the American Legion Squadron 331,

Welcome back to another exciting year on 7 Mile Island and in Cape May County. 

The Sons Officers and I, along with A.L. Post 331, have put together a year of events and fundraising opportunities for you and your families to enjoy and participate in.

On the site you will find: April 10, 2019 6:00 PM Meeting Agenda & our 2019 S.A.L. Calendar with all meeting dates/times and A.L. & S.A.L. events.

John Tracy, our Finance Officer is the Co-Chair of our American Legion Ad Book, along with Jon Ready of the A.L. this year and requests that all Sons and friends please become a patron to support the A.L. and S.A.L. by 3 May 2019. Another email will follow with information on how to be a patron.

Come back often to WWW.SALPOST331.COM for more information about the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 331 Stone Harbor/Avalon.

I welcome the new Sons who have joined and look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events and also working with you on our veterans initiatives this year!

Sincerely, Commander S.A.L. Squadron Greg Kizeik

American Legion Handbook

Dear Veteran Supporter,

The American Legion Post 331, which serves Stone Harbor and Avalon, would like to Thank You for your continued support for our Veterans.

As we prepare for the 2018 Memorial Day Parades that will be held on Monday, May 28 in both Avalon and Stone Harbor, we have begun working on our annual Handbook that will be distributed along the parade routes. Additionally, the book will be available from Memorial Day to Veterans Day at various locations on the island.

The American Legion Handbook gives local businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to place an advertisement, personal tributes and thanks to our county Veterans in recognition of their service. Proceeds of the Handbook will be used to help support county Veterans programs and Post operations. There will be a minimum of 1,400 books printed and distributed through the year.

This year, we will be working with Seven Mile Publishing to create ads and print the books. Their expertise will greatly help, not only to produce the book, but to create more opportunities for color advertising. All ad work and printing will be handled by Joanna Heston who can be reached at jheston@7milepub.com or contact Jon Ready at readyjn@gmail.com. On the Donation Sheets below, you will find the different levels of advertising opportunities, as well as an opportunity to be an exclusive sponsor for the free standing insert for the Memorial Day Events.

If you would like to place an advertisement or personal note of thanks to our Veterans in the Handbook, please follow the links below.

Our objective this year is an improved Handbook, which includes more advertising opportunities, improved quality and a removable Memorial Day program. But, our number one goal is to give support to our Veterans.

For those that have continued to support our Veterans through Post 331, we thank you for your support. For those that are participating for the first time, WELCOME!

S.A.L. donate to the Veterans Memorial Home and Haven

Sons of The American Legion Squadron 331, Stone Harbor, recently donated $5,000 to a variety of organizations serving veterans in southern New Jersey. the Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland and Veterans Haven South were among those beneficiary organizations, each of which received a gift of $1,000. Pictured (left to right) Allyson Bailey, Veterans Memorial Home at Vineland; Sal Emma, Squadron 331 member; and Col. Walter Nall and William Lobach, Veterans Haven South.

House Passes Roe, Walz Resolution Authorizing American Legion Centennial Coin

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, released the following statements after the House passed Roe and Walz’s resolution to authorize the creation of a commemorative coin in honor of The American Legion’s 100 years of service to America’s veterans.  “Since 1919, The American Legion has dedicated itself to serving our nation’s veterans,” said Roe. “I’m proud to stand with Ranking Member Walz and my colleagues in the House today to honor the Legion’s century of service by authorizing the creation of this commemorative coin. I look forward to continuing to work alongside the American Legion in our shared goal of improving the lives of America’s heroes.”

“For nearly a century, the American Legion has worked tirelessly day and night to improve the lives of our veterans and their families, and for that reason, words cannot express the gratitude I have for the men and women of the American Legion,” said Walz. “As both a veteran and a legislator, I see firsthand the results they achieve for veterans on a daily basis. That is why I am honored to stand alongside my dear friend, colleague, and fellow veteran, Chairman Phil Roe, as the House passes the American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.”

The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act would authorize the U.S. mint to produce a commemorative coin for The American Legion’s 100th anniversary of its founding in 1919. The mint would issue the coins for a one-year period beginning January 1, 2019, and proceeds from the sale of the coins would support The American Legion’s program and services, which fall under four categories: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Children and Youth and Americanism.

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VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM LAW CHANGES

On April,19 2017, The President signed a law that removes the August 7, 2017 expiration date and allows VA to utilize funding dedicated to the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) until it is exhausted. The VCP is a critical program that increases access to care for Veterans by authorizing millions of appointments for Veterans in the community. This fact sheet highlights the three changes made to the VCP.

 

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AVALON RECOGNIZES VOLUNTEERS, CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SENIOR CENTER

(Avalon, NJ)—The Borough of Avalon recognized residents in the community who have volunteered their time and services to enrich the lives of seniors at the Avalon Senior Center on Thursday, November 10th.  The Borough also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Senior Center which was dedicated to Jeannette Glazier upon her retirement 20 years ago.

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VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES HELD IN AVALON, STONE HARBOR

(Avalon/Stone Harbor, NJ)— The 7 Mile Island communities of Avalon and Stone Harbor held Veterans Day ceremonies on Friday, November 11th.  Following the ceremonies, Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi and Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters were both recognized at American Legion Post #331 for their contributions regarding a recent landscaping and beautification effort on the grounds of the Post.

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