Jeff Condinho, one of our Sons, runs a business, Avalon Estate Liquidators, on the island to sell and/or repurpose contents of houses being demolished, and, he does about 40 sales per year. Jeff had been requested to find a replacement refrigerator for the Post’s kitchen, and Sunday, he found one to donate. We formed a quick 4 person team, led by Jeff, and delivered the fridge. A big shout-out to Jeff, CommanderTom, Kevin Coyle, ok, I helped a little too
On Saturday, June 29th, we have been asked to support the above event by manning street intersections in Avalon during race hours. It starts about 7:30 am and runs for about 2.5 hours. If you are on the island and available to help, please respond to this email, and, Commander Taylor will coordinate our efforts.. Our chapter does receive recognition for each volunteer, and, your participation helps the our post.
Last year, the Sons manned the streets around 30th and First in a team effort. You can join at this location, or, if you choose to man a street near your home, let us know
Friday June 14th is Flag Day. This is a very important day for the Post as well as its members, family, and friends. We need everyone available for involvement and support on Friday at 11:30 AM for a 12:00 PM start. We also need volunteers to assist with setting up the main hall and kitchen Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM.
The S.A.L. would like to send their thanks for all your contributions and the time you spent with our Post Veterans this past weekend.
The Post really looked good, thanks to our landscaping/clean up crew of: Bill Burns, Phillip Welsh, Walt Finken, led by Ned Galbally. A lunch of cheese steaks, chips, & cokes were enjoyed by all.
Thanks to the set-up crew of: Bill Burns, Walt Finken, & Phillip Welsh who set up tables & chairs both inside and outside at the Post!
Thanks also to Richard Tucker for the Saturday morning breakfast gathering with the veterans & 2 cemeteries flag placing.
Thanks to a really sharp Flag Detail consisting of: John Tracy, Richard Tucker, Ed Taylor, & Steve Miller. Although the parade was cancelled in Avalon due to the weather, the flag detail stood for the entire ceremony in the Avalon Community Center, and then marched in the Stone Harbor Ceremony from St Paul’s to the Women’s Civic Club, and then stood again at the American Legion Post 331 Ceremony!
The open house went off with out a hitch thanks to: Craig Costigan & Ned Galbally (beertenders), Bill Burns, & Carter Winterbottom. The community turn out was fantastic as the word got out about the: Springer’s Ice Cream, the gourmet hot-dogs & sauerkraut, chicken noodle soup, ice cold draft beer, and the Philly soft pretzels!
The clean-up crew did a super job getting us all home before 4:00 pm after a long day consisting of: Ned Galbally, Walt Finken, Carter Winterbottom, Bill Burns, & John Tracy.
The whole weekend was truly a success and we should all be proud of the support we provided to our veterans and American Legion Post 331. Thank you very much for supporting us.
A special “shout out” to: Maureen Kizeik who volunteered her time handing out over 300 AL/SAL handbooks at Avalon & Stone Harbor; and Sal Emma & Joe Filachek who volunteered to assist.
We need volunteers every block along the bike course. Race date this year is June 28th and the times needed to close and secure the bike course for the participants is 7:15-9:45 AM. Street assignments are given on a first come first serve basis — Avalon and First Avenues from 9th Street to 30th Street.. One per street and then can double up on each side if we have additional volunteers.This is critical to the safety and success of our event!! Most of the proceeds go to CHOP for this event and as you know, our swim is promoting programs that serve and support our military. Volunteers get a tee shirt and our gratitude!