The annual American Legion Family Holiday Gift Shop Program will take place at the Syracuse VA Medical Center again this year.
It is never too early to start thinking of Christmas for our Veterans at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Gift Shop Dates are:
Dec. 5th (Saturday) VA 10 am.
Unload gifts from trailer and set up auditorium.
Dec. 6th (Sunday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Load carts & distribute, wrap and mail gifts.
Dec. 7th (Monday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Load carts & distribute, wrap and mail gifts.
Dec. 8th (Tuesday) VA Auditorium 8 am
Distribute, wrap and mail gifts until all veterans have been served and packages ready for mailing. Pack up and load on trailer.
Monetary donations toward Gift Shop can be used from Poppy Fund monies and Bell Jar. If you send donations to County, please make sure to specify Unit # (Post # or Squad #) and amount so I can thank the appropriate people.
DO NOT SEND donations directly to the VA as it will go in their General Fund.
Please make checks payable to: HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP
and send to: Jayne Fust, P.O. Box 72, Brewerton, NY 13029
Let me know how many are coming to Gift Shop and when.
You may leave a message on (315) 676-5432.
Coffee/tea/hot chocolate and donuts will be served
every morning EXCEPT Saturday. A light lunch will be
served on Sunday and the VA provides vouchers
on Monday and Tuesday.
All members of the American Legion Family are invited
to participate in this program. Let us give of ourselves
Just received word that on Wednesday, November 11 (Veterans Day), TOPS markets will honor an 11 percent discount off a total order to all veterans and their immediate family members who shop at any Tops location.
Customers should provide proof of service that they, or a family member living in the same household are a U.S. veteran, active duty, reserve or retired military personnel to automatically receive an 11 percent discount off their total purchase that day.
Tops is a long-time supporter of military associates and customers, including support of the American Veterans Tribute Traveling Wall, Honor Flight Missions, sending care packages for troops serving domestically and overseas, VA hospital visits and participation in veteran job fairs, parades and expos.
The 5th District American Legion met today in Lowville at Post 162 at the firehall nearby. Representing Oswego County were Commander Fred Waters, David Walker, Tom Brown, Shawn Mills, James Ellis, Delos Rowlee and 5th District Sergeant-at-Arms Richard Palmer.
Commander Leslie Crossett chaired the meeting and the department membership chairman was present to give information on mylegion.org to those attending. It is a powerful tool to use for your membership and is very useful in maintaining your post membership.
His focus for the year is Membership, “bringing more of the Vietnam Vets into the Legion and highlighting American Legion Riders.”
Department Commander James V. Yermas has selected Operation
Comfort Warrior and the Legacy Scholarship Fund as his projects for the
year. OCW provides comfort and rehabilitative items for
wounded warriors. (100 perent of donations go directly to helping
wounded warriors; the American Legion picks up the tab for
administrative costs.) The Legacy Fund provides scholarships for
children of fallen servicemen and servicewomen.
The visitation of the Department of New York officers will be held in Oswego County on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
A roast beef dinner with all the trimmings will be served at Fuller-Taylor Post 915, Central Square at 3:00 PM
Cost of the meal is $16.00 per person, Only 100 tickets!
Meet and Greet will be at 2:00 PM with cocktails available.
Traveling with the commander will be the department president of the American Legion Auxiliary Janet Mahoney
The 5th District American Legion Auxiliary, Department of NY, will hold their Fall Conference on Tuesday, October 27th at General Pulaski American Legion Post 1650, 1604 Burnet Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206.
Department President JANET MAHONEY, Dept. 1st Vice President DEBORAH KRYCZKOWSKI, Dept. 2nd Vice President PATRICIA HENNESSY and Dept. 3rd Vice President MARIE MOCK will attend.
All County and Unit Presidents, Membership Chairmen, VA & R Chairmen, Children and Youth Chairmen, secretaries and treasurers should attend with their expenses paid. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME and encouraged to attend. Plan of action books will be distributed to County Presidents.
There will be raffles for 50/50, and gifts/baskets. Also Department lottery calendars will be available.
Registration: 8:30 AM Coffee and doughnuts will be available (for donation please)
Session: Begins promptly at 10:00 AMLunch: 12:00 PM
MENU: Tossed salad, baked chicken, potato salad, green beans, corn bread, rolls w/butter, pumpkin cake, coffee and tea
COST is $18.00 per person, which includes registration and lunch. Any Auxiliary member not attending luinch will send a $3/00 registration fee.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 16, 2015. No refunds will be granted after this date! Make check payable to: 5th District ALA, include names of members attending along with Unit name, number and county..
Mail to: MARGOT O'NEIL, 1614 Hawley Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206. Phone (315)472-3885