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3 East Jackson Ave., New Castle, Delaware

Joseph B Stahl Memorial Post 30

 

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Oct 2019 News Letter

Commander’s Corner

 

By Vic Callahan

As I leave town for a few days of relaxation, I have a few things for our members. In the last few weeks we again gave a little assistance to two veterans in our area, I purchased a car fuel pump for one, which was installed by Pep Boys for no charge. The other had his disability check diverted to an unauthorized account which left him without funds for his daily needs. A small cash contribution returned gratitude from him.

Goldstar Family Week was observed last week, and I sent flowers to our Goldstar Mother member. An email was quickly sent to me thanking Stahl Post for the kind thoughts.

On Saturday, four of our officers attended Vet Fest at the community of Whitehall, sponsored by Brian Disabatino of EDIS, our builder for the new Post home. It was a spectacular day honoring veterans from back as far as WW II. Vet Fest supports stopping veteran suicide. Very well done. I believe Stahl should participate again in the coming years. We manned a table providing information and applications for the American Legion.

Wilmington U is moving ahead with the few things needed to come to the settlement table with us. A set of easement agreements has been produced and approved by the Building committee and our attorney. I look for them to be adapted officially this week. Meetings have been held with DNREC, and they are working to wrap them up too. I am waiting for the solution to the Sediment permit, expecting a call from our engineering firm Apex before I leave tomorrow. Hopefully I will have more info for the next meeting.

My request for members to pay their next year's dues by 1 October has had a good response, but of course, it certainly could have been better. For those who did pay early, my thanks and good luck with the lottery. Those who did not, you can still be a help to your Post by doing so sooner rather than later. Not helping your Post will cause the Post to not meet goals and not receive the cash prizes. Your choice.

Message from 2nd Vice

By Sal Vaccarino

On September 19th, Commander Callahan and I were honored to deliver several packages filled with our donations to the kids at the Christina Early Education Center. Principal Lori and Vice Principal Rebecca were very excited and VERY thankful for our donation. Rebecca also took several pictures and posted them to their website for all their parents and administrators to see and enjoy. One is shown below.

They also spoke briefly with us about how our donations will be used and gave us a quick update of the nearly 400 children they see throughout the day. As you can see, they also brought out a class of children to personally thank us and take a few pictures. I also had the pleasure of sitting in class for about 20 minutes to watch the children go through a short lesson plan.

Thanks to you who donated, we made a huge impact!

Our next big event is our Halloween Party on October 28, 2019. Admission will be $15 and will include dinner, dancing, and all the fun and laughter you can stand. Get your imagination running and come prepared for a great time, there will be a costume contest with winners for singles, couples, scariest, funniest, and many more. For this competition, you are not only the participants, but the judges, as each person will have one vote for each category. Tickets will be sold at the canteen, so make sure you ask your bartender to get your admission. Tickets will be going fast.

As I have always said, this is our club and our opportunity to have a great time with family and friends. If you have any ideas for upcoming events, let's hear from you. See me any Monday night at the Post, email, text, or call me anytime. 

Auxiliary

By Lisa Prosachik

We held our meeting on Sept. 24th. A big thank you to all of those who came out to support your Auxiliary. When the meeting is over, one feels such a great sense of accomplishment. What a wonderful feeling you get when you help people who are going through a rough time in their lives.

October already, where did the Summer go? In any case, Happy Fall! The Fall certainly is starting off a tad on the warm side. In a few weeks, the ghosts and goblins will be out and about.

On October 19th, we are having our annual Quarter auction. So, if you should have slightly used items you wish to donate, please get them to the Post ASAP. Thank You!

It's time to reach for the back burner. Family Feud Night will be held in Nov. More info to be distributed at our Oct. meeting.

Our Angel Tree will be going up on Oct. 1st. You can buy an angel to place on the tree from the bartender. No denomination is too small. This will mean the world to those in need. Thank you in advance.

Our next Auxiliary meeting will be held on Oct. 22nd at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there. We will be discussing many upcoming events.

SALS

By Stan Lawruk Jr

The SALS meeting was held on Sept 17th, meeting was started with opening prayer, and THE pledge of allegiance.

1st Vice Commander Mike Gravenor has been appointed 2nd Vice Commander for the state of Delaware, congrats to Mike. Historian Jeff Wilson has been appointed Commander for New Castle County, congrats to Jeff.

Our first Shrimp dinner for the fall will be on Friday Oct 4th from 7-9, we will be serving Shrimp, Chicken Tenders, and Fries, hope to see u there. We will also have a DJ, and a raffle for a $200 Visa Card. Next dinner will be Nov 1st, and Dec 6th. Mark those calendars now!

We approved a donation to Cota for $100

If you have not already done so, please get your 2020 dues in early to help keep our community and National programs funded. Thanks!

US Navy Birthday

The US Navy claims October 13, 1775 as its official beginning and hence birthday. However, with the end

of the American Revolution, the Continental Navy was disbanded. President George Washington, seeing threats from the Barbary Pirates, created a permanent Navy with the Naval Act of 1794.

Throughout the next 100 years the Navy had its periods of lean times. By 1882, the Navy found itself with outdated ship designs and under gunned. It ranked twelve in the world. With Congresses help and foresight for modernization, the Navy started the 20th Century in fifth place and by the end of WWI, had more ships and men than the Royal Navy.

In 1941, the US was drawn into World War II with the attack on Pearl Harbor. During the next several years the Navy once again proved its strength and valor in many Pacific campaigns such as Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal. Thus it was only fitting that the Japanese surrender was on the battleship Missouri.

After WWII and until today the Navy reigns supreme on the surface and below the surface. Today the US Navy has 204 warships with more being built.

So Happy Birthday to the US Navy.

VA Runs on Coffee

Butch McGuinness

The Auxiliary is collecting large containers of coffee, creamer, and sugar packets to be donated to the VA. Please bring your donations to the legion and give them to the bartender.

 

 

Events Calendar
October 2019

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

 

 

 

 

1

Legion Riders Meeting 7 PM

 

 

2

 

3

4

SALS Shrimp Night 7-9pm

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

Executive Meeting 6 PM

 

Stahl Post 30 Legion Meeting
7:00 PM

9

 

 

10

 

11

12

Full Moon

13

US Navy

Birthday

14

Columbus Day

 

15

SALS Meeting 6 PM

 

16

 

17

18

 

19

Quarter Auction

Doors Open 5 pm – Start at 6

20

 

21

 

22

Auxillary Meeting 6:30 PM

23

 

24

United Nations Day

25

 

26

Post

Halloween Party 6:30pm

 

27

 

28

New Moon

 

 

 

 

29

30

31

Halloween

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Commander’s Corner                  Sept 2019 News letter

By Vic Callahan

Again like last year, we are running a raffle for the paid up memberships for the 2020 dues by October. If you pay your dues sooner rather than later (before October), you are entered in a drawing for paid up 2021 membership. This is an easy way to help your Post meet our membership goals. Winning Posts are given monetary rewards by the Department of hundreds of dollars depending on the Post goal percentages. I think there will be a "goal thermometer” display in the Post to keep everyone aware of our standing. Let’s go team!

We have assisted Wilmington U. in the paperwork they needed to submit to the State for the remediation application. It is already filed, and now they are waiting for the processing of that paperwork. I believe once Wilmington U. gets a response from the state that comfortably assures them that the process is problem free, we will be able to have the settlement on the properties. Certainly we are looking forward to the arrival of that news from their lawyer’s office.

Back to school days are here again with the fall season marking the end of another hopefully relaxing summer. Activities are resuming at the Post, starting with the shuffleboard leagues. I am looking for functions to be scheduled, by all three units of our Post. The activities give us nights out with entertainment, while helping the Post support it's many programs. The officers normally design these functions and work them, but members should free to help out when possible. Just participating by your attendance is a good way to help out. Look for them to get advertised on line, in our newsletter, and in the Post too.

We have our Post monthly meetings at 7 pm 2nd Tuesday of each month to discuss ideas and take care of business. Lots of information can be distributed then, and although regular members only can vote, any other member of the Post can attend and be exposed to the discussions. It is an excellent way to see all the things necessary to make this Post grow in the community.

Again, as always, I ask for any support for your Post that you can provide. Thank you to all who do support the Post in any way they can. That kind of support has kept Stahl operating successfully for nearly seventy years since 1950.

Message from 2nd Vice

By Sal Vaccarino

Thank you to all who attended our first annual "Back to School Nite" on August 24th. It was a great success with everyone showing up to donate to our local elementary and preschool children. We successfully collected enough money and school supplies to help many children with a great start to the new school year. It will also be spent on additional classroom supplies in support of our teachers, like markers, crayons, disinfecting wipes, cleaning supplies, etc. Thank you again for the support and donations. 

BTW.... it sure seemed to me that everyone had a great time during Back to School Nite too. Music was great, the food was wonderful, shuffleboard, was competitive, and the dancing was more than fun and exciting. The gift card search was a great success with three members finding the treasure and walking away as winners. We had two 50/50 raffles with two winners. There was also a coin challenge give away although we did have to muddle through a few chips before giving away two special prizes. Pictures of the evening had been posted to our Facebook page and by others as well. The conversations were as always fun and laughter was abound. I would say it was a WINNING night for MANY members as well as for the school system. 

Don't forget mixed shuffleboard league starts on Monday, September 9th. Come out and support your favorite team, and even sign up as substitutes. There is always room for more competition, fun and laughter. September events are in the planning stages now. Keep your eyes posted to the calendar, Facebook page, newsletter, and emails for additional information.

Thanks again to everyone who made our Back to School Nite a great success. I look forward to seeing even more members in September. As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for events, see me at Stahl Post or reach out to me by email, text or phone.

Auxiliary

By Lisa Prosachik

Summer is coming to a close. Labor Day is upon us. Many children are back to school. Where did this summer go? Many of us will be complaining, "It's too cold!" soon. There's just no pleasing some of us. Oh, well.

Ah, memberships......Yes, it's that time, let's get them in ladies! 1 year membership for our ladies is $25.00. Our junior ladies cost is $2.50. We'd really love it if our juniors were more involved. Come out to a meeting, bring your ideas for fundraiser's etc..

Come out and see what your Aux. does. Are you in need of volunteer hours??  This is the place and We need you!!

Make sure you have your crab feast tickets….time is running out!! Sept. 6th will be here at the blink of an eye. The evening starts at 7:00pm.  Crabs & French Fries will be served until 9:00pm.  Wait, don't leave, it's time to DANCE!! It's always a great time.

Well, did you start your Fall cleaning?? Don't blame me, I gave you a heads up last month. Our annual quarter auction is fast approaching. When, you may ask...October, yeah, it's only a month away...Git a cleanin' If you should come across something you would like to donate to the auction, please drop the item off at the Post. Thank you in advance.

Mark your calendar...if you haven't already...Our meetings resume on Sept. 24, 2019 at 6:30pm. The meetings generally run an hour. Let's start the new season off with a Bang! Come on ladies and juniors, stop being a spectator!! It's way past time for you to join the team! Don't sit back and criticize, be a part of the solution.

A job well done!! We had a nice turnout for the Post's back to school night. Many school supplies were donated. Monetary donations were also accepted, which will be used to purchase additional school supplies. A Big Thank You to Sal and Merle for doing an outstanding job!! We'd also like to Thank those who came out and supported the Post, which in turn, serves OUR community. Sal said it best, "It's what we are here for"!

Well Ladies and Juniors, do you think you got what it takes to be an active member in your Auxiliary? Come and find out. See you on September 24th, 6:30pm sharp!

The Auxiliary is only as strong as its members.

SALS

By Stan Lawruk Jr

Reminder SALS meetings will resume on September 17 at 6pm all members welcome.

2020 Fiscal year membership dues are now due, so try and pay early and keep our membership strong. You may win our drawing if paid before October. See Commander’s article.

Shuffleboard News

By Lisa Prosachik

As a reminder, our mixed league begins on Sept. 9th. The league runs for 10 weeks (Mondays) The mixed league begins Sept. 9th. The first game starts at 5:30pm sharp (if not before). Please show up for your game 15 minutes. early. Don't forget your quarters.

The shuffleboard schedule will be available at the Post on Sept. 1st.  Please see the bartender to obtain your copy.

Historical Notes

Joe Waegele

On September 2nd 1945 the War with Japan was over with the signing of surrender on the Deck of the Battleship, USS Missouri. Also in September, we have Patriot Day on the 11th, POW/MIA Recognition Day on the 20, and the Gold Star Mother's Day on the 29th.

United States Air Force

By Larry Stanton

Air Power did not begin with the establishment of the Air Force in 1947. It began with the Army accepting a Wright Flyer, known as Airplane No. 1 on August 2nd, 1909. The first unit was formally commissioned in 1913 and shortly renamed the 1st Aero Squadron.

When WWI broke out the First Aero Squadron represented the entire tactical strength of the Air Corps–12 officers, 54 enlisted, and six aircraft. It quickly grew into over 180 aero squadrons. After the war, the Air Corps just as quickly demobilized into just one pursuit, one bombardment, and one attack group.

During WWII, the US Army Air Corps would swell to 2,253,000 men and women, and 63,715 aircraft. The Air Force proved they could take the fight directly to the homelands of Germany and Japan, and provide close air support to the ground forces.

The National Security Act of 1947, established the US Air Force as a separate and equal branch of the armed forces. On September 18, 1947, General Carl A. Spaatz became the first Chief of Staff.

The Air Force has been involved in every American conflict providing airlift, defense, strategic bombardment, close air support, interdiction, recognizance, cyber style warfare, and nuclear deterrence. Whatever the National Command Authority has asked for, the Air Force has delivered whether in the air or in space.

Happy Birthday to the US Air Force.

 

 

VA Runs on Coffee

Butch McGuinness

The Auxiliary is collecting large containers of coffee, creamer, and sugar packets to be donated to the VA. Please bring your donations to the legion and give them to the bartender.

 

Newsletter Submissions

By Larry Stanton

Anyone can and everyone is encouraged to submit pictures and articles to the newsletter. If you know of something that would pertain to all the members or is part of the Legion business, please let me know. For example, Legion Riders, Baseball, Auxiliary, and SALS are groups I do not belong to, so I rely on inputs from others to get me that information.

Please send your submission and pictures to sp30news@gmail.com. I will attempt to clean up any spelling or grammatical errors. You do not have to be an English major to submit an article. If all you have is an idea, I will take that as well. Let’s make this newsletter the best it can be. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Events Calendar
September 2019

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

 

2

Labor Day

 

3

Legion Riders Meeting 7 PM

 

 

4

 

5

6

Auxiliary Crab Fest 7-9

 

 

7

 

8

National Grandparents Day

9

 

10

Executive Meeting 6 PM

 

Stahl Post 30 Legion Meeting
7:00 PM

11

Patriots Day (in the states of ME and MA)

 

12

 

13

Full Moon

14

 

15

 

 

16

 

17

SALS Meeting 7 PM

 

18

US Air Force Birthday

 

19

20

POW/MIA Recognition Day

 

21

Oktoberfest Begins in Germany

 

22

 

23

 

24

Auxillary Meeting 6:30 PM

 

25

 

26

27

 

28

New Moon

 

29

Gold Star

Mother’s

Day

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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