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3 East Jackson Ave., New Castle, Delaware

Joseph B Stahl Memorial Post 30


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Commander’s Corner


By Vic Callahan

I had asked for dues to be paid to benefit the Post's goal standing. Evidently it didn't reach enough members because we're still not caught up. I'm sure some have made the effort to accommodate my request, but there are a lot who don't get the newsletter. So let's give it a little more effort and see if we can't get the Post over the membership goal.

The Veterans Day Bridge Ceremony is on Monday, November 11 at 10:30. Come out and represent our Post and you too can hear our fine politicians. Stahl will be hosting a lunch at the Post for attendees. I will also be giving presentations on Veterans at two schools earlier that week.

We are working on the Veteran's Banner Fundraiser in conjunction with the town of Newport. Sal is contacting them to get more details, and I have been in contact with the wife of Post 17’s Commander to learn how they have done it in Lewis.

Today I spoke with Apex, our attorney, and Dr. Varsalona over details of the sales agreement. Wilmington's attorney has said this week that they will be ready for settlement by the end of the year. Another document draft was sent to me for discussion with the committee.

Wilmington is doing drilling and testing on the Jackson property in preparation of getting on the State's remediation program for the underground contamination. The State said contamination leeched onto our property from the adjacent parcels. If you hear a rumor that the contamination came from Stahl, consider the source and totally discount it. It is a foolish claim with absolutely no basis and originating with negative intent. If we make settlement in December, we will hold the groundbreaking as soon as weather permits.

We still need a few repairs to the gutters on the Post that an afternoon and a handful of members can easily accomplish if we get a break in the weather and a schedule set to do it. It needs to be done ASAP with winter setting in. Next trip to the Post I will put up a volunteer list. If it doesn't work out I will hire someone to fix it.

We had a portable aluminum wheelchair ramp donated last summer that we loaned this week to a member who lost part of one foot and is dependent on a wheelchair while recovering. He has 34 years of membership with us and lives near Wilson Field. That's part of what Stahl does, help veterans—Thanks to you, the members. See you at our Legion.


By Lisa Prosachik

Ah, November. The holiday season is just around the corner now. Yikes!

On October 19th, the auxiliary held its annual quarter auction. We had a great turn out! There were many wonderful items up for bid. A BIG THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who made this function a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

Your auxiliary is about to step it up as we approach this holiday season. Dec. 4th we are headed to the VA Medical Center Community Living Center (CLC) to kick off the Christmas season. We will be meeting at the back of the hospital at 5:30 pm where the CLC entrance is located.

We will be spending time with our Veterans and we will have Christmas gifts to give to them. We are looking for a few good souls to volunteer one hour of their time to spend with our American heroes. An hour of your time means so much to those who gave it their all.

Our angel tree is off to a so, so start. Thank you to those who have already given a donation and have placed your angel on the tree. The angel tree will remain up through Nov. 30th.

Our next meeting will be on Nov. 26th at 6:30 pm. We have much to discuss. We hope you'll join us. The auxiliary meetings lasts approx. one hour. Your auxiliary would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!!


By Stan Lawruk Jr

The SALS meeting was held on Oct 15th.  Membership was at 42% paid, so if you haven’t paid, please try to get it in soon.

Our shrimp dinner in October was a huge success. We will be conducting our next dinner on Friday Nov 1st, no ticket is needed. Shrimp, Chicken tenders, and fries will be served. Also we will be raffling of a Visa card. You can get a ticket prior to the dinner at the bar, bring a friend and have some fun.

Marine Corps Birthday

On November 10th 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the creation of the 1 & 2 battalions of the United States Marine Corps. Their main role was to conduct ship-to-ship fighting, provide on ship security and discipline, and assist in landing forces.

While disbanded after the Revolutionary War, they along with the Navy reemerged shortly thereafter and participated in war against the Barbary pirates and the Mexican-American War.

In the early 1900’s they honed their fighting skills and as an expeditionary force by leading US forces ashore in the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other South American and Caribbean locations. During WWI, they also played a central role in our entry into this war. WWII and the Pacific is where most people remember the gallantry and skilled fighting ability of the Corps as they took island after island in the march to Japan. Battles such as Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal are forever fixed in our minds.

In the recent past and today the Marines have participated in every operation and conflict that involves the United States. They lead!

Every wonder about USMC symbol?

The Eagle is the symbol of the United States and it proudly carries a streamer in its beak that bears the motto—Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful).

The Globe signifies the worldwide commitment of the Marine Corps and its areas of responsibility. Marines serve in any climent or in any place.

The fouled Anchor, which dates back to 1775, represents the amphibious nature of the Marines’ duties and emphasizes the close ties between the Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy.

Happy Birthday to our Marine Brothers and Sisters!

History of Veterans Day

Larry Stanton

November 11th was officially named Armistice Day as the hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. This was the “War to end all Wars”.

While Armistice Day was established to honor veterans of WWI, after WWII and Korea, veterans began petitioning for their day of honor. President Eisenhower on October 8, renamed the day Veterans Day as a way to honor all service veterans of all wars.

In 1968 to ensure federal employees would get three day weekends, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day was decreed to be celebrated on a Monday. Many states did not agree with regard to Veterans Day and thus was celebrated at differing times. For example, in 1971, it was celebrated on October 25 which led to much confusion.

President Ford, in an effort to end confusion and comply with the wishes of many veterans groups, signed a proclamation in 1975 returning the holiday to its historical significance regardless of the day of the week–November 11. Where it is today!

Message from 2nd Vice

By Sal Vaccarino

Thanks to everyone who took part in a successful Halloween Party last night. As you can see by the attached photos, a great time was had by everyone. Great food, Great costumes, Great music and Great friends make for a GREAT party!

November is on its way and so is our annual Black Friday party on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Look for additional details on the Post Facebook page and at the canteen. Expect the unexpected for this fantastic event!

We are also looking for interested members for Friday Nite Spades. A great card game with an interesting twist for our Post. Two person teams, swapping tables, with declared winners and prizes at the end of the night. Check with me if you are interested to hear more and want to play. Rules and schedules to be announced soon.


Quarter Auction Success

Lori Mcavaney

Auxiliary President

This was our 5th year for the quarter auction and another great one! We had a lot of nice items to bid on.

I would like to thank everyone who donated items to the auction (THANK YOU). Without the help of you and the vendors who donated to our quarter auction, the event would have been a nothing.

Thus, a Very Special Thank You to all the volunteers who help set us make the quarter auction a success.



Daylight Savings Time

While you sleep Saturday, November 2nd the clocks will FALL BACK. Don’t forget to reset all your clocks.





Events Calendar
November 2019



















SALS Shrimp Night 7-9pm



Daylight Savings Time Ends







Legion Riders Meeting 7 PM










Marine Corps Birthday


Veteran’s Day



Executive Meeting 6 PM


Stahl Post 30 Legion Meeting
7:00 PM


Full Moon (12)











SALS Meeting 6 PM



















Auxillary Meeting 6:30 PM


New Moon (26)



























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