Detachment of New Jersey
Commander

Robert Bascou

Updated April 6, 2017

Sons of The American Legion

Detachment of New Jersey

Robert Bascou

Detachment Commander

2016-2017

Activity Report

February 11, 2017 to April 7, 2017

 

My fellow Comrades,

 

I am proud to represent our Detachment as Commander for the administrative year 2016-2017. During this year, I would like to be in contact with all of the squadrons in the great State of New Jersey. If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns regarding our organization or you are having any events, meetings, ceremonies, etc. that you wish to have Detachment attendance, please feel free email me at: RBascouNJSAL.aol.com, and forward a copy to the Detachment Adjutant, Carl Albern, Jr. at: albern@njsal.org.   

 

I am pleased to report my attendance at the following events since the February 11th Detachment meeting.

 

February 11th, Detachment meeting, Trenton

February 11th, Squadron Commander John Blaker, 50th Birthday Celebration, Squadron #371, Gibbsboro

February 12th, American Legion Family "Field Trip" visit to The Chapel of The Four Chaplains, Philadelphia, PA

February 12th, Camden County's Four Chaplains Service, Pine Hill Methodist Church, followed with refreshments at Post #286, Pine Hill

February 13th, American Legion Riders, Jersey Devil Chapter, meeting, Post #371, Gibbsboro

February 15th, SAL Squadron #372 meeting, Cherry Hill

February 16th, Visited Department Headquarters in Trenton and delivered donation checks for Commander's Project

February 16th, Attended Auxiliary Unit #346 monthly meeting, with Department Commander Roger Gengaro and Department President Shirley Beck, Neptune

February 18th, American Legion Auxiliary Junior's meeting. (Took nieces, Victoria and Sarah, to their first Junior's Auxiliary meeting), Unit #455, New Egypt

February 19th, NJSAL Annual Detachment Visit and Bingo/Pizza Party, Veteran's Memorial Home, Vineland

February 19th, Visited Post/Squadron #352, Somers Point

February 19th, NVC-East, Conference Call meeting

February 20th, Viewing for Legionnaire Russell S. Nelson, father of NJSAL NEC Gary Nelson, Post #365, Fairview (in Cliffside)

February 21st, SAL Camden County Committee meeting, Post/Squadron #311, Atco

February 23rd, Visited Department Headquarters in Trenton and delivered donation checks for Commander's Project

February 23rd, SAL Squadron #371 meeting, Gibbsboro

February 25th & 26th, Washington Conference, Washington, DC

February 26th, National SAL Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremonies at; The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington; Korean War Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial, in    Washington, DC

February 26th, Placed NJSAL Detachment's memorial wreath at the base of the New Jersey pillar of the World War II Memorial, Washington, DC 

February 27th, Placed American Legion, Department of New Jersey's memorial wreath at The Tomb of the Unknowns with Department Commander Roger Gengaro and Department President Shirley Beck, Arlington, VA

February 28th, Post #371 Honor Guard meeting, Gibbsboro

 

March 4th, NJSAL Constitution and Bylaws meeting, Post/Squadron #370, Magnolia

March 5th, Bergen County American Legion Family Dinner Dance, The Graycliff, Moonachie

March 8th, Viewing for WWII veteran, recipient of two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, and European Theater Ribbon with three battle stars, Legionnaire, PNVC/PDC James H. Hall, Post #339, Hopewell (in Pennington)

March 9th, Visited Department Headquarters in Trenton

March 10th, Viewing for SAL comrade, George J. Kelly, (father of NJALA PDP Susan Griffiths), Squadron #281, Chews Landing (in Blackwood)

March 10th, Delivered donation of three (3) cases of undergarments and one (1) case of bed coverings on behalf of Ron Money, Squadron #473, Camden, to Veteran's Memorial Home - Vineland

March 11th, Burlington County Testimonial Dinner at O'Connor's Restaurant, Mt. Holly

March 11th, Visited SAL Burlington County Commander, Joseph Conover in hospital, Marlton

March 11th, "Night at the Races" fundraiser, Post #281, Chews Landing

March 12th, NJSAL Convention Committee meeting, Post/Squadron #346, Neptune

March 16th, Visited Department Headquarters in Trenton and delivered donation checks for Commander's Project

March 16th, SAL Squadron #371 meeting, Gibbsboro

March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day fundraiser, Post #371, Gibbsboro

March 18th, NJSAL Mentoring Committee "Leadership Seminar", Post #262 Audubon

March 19th, Camden County Testimonial Dinner, Adelphia's Restaurant, Deptford

March 20th, Delivered donation of sixty-four (64) new sweaters and fleece jackets on behalf of Squadron #262, Audubon, to Veteran's Haven - South, Ancora

March 21st, Visited Post/Squadron #396, Brigantine

March 21st, SAL Camden County Committee meeting, Post/Squadron #370, Magnolia

March 24th, Visited Department Headquarters in Trenton and delivered donation checks for Commander's Project

March 25th, NJSAL Mentoring Committee "Leadership Seminar", Post #166, Lakewood

March 25th, Atlantic County Testimonial Dinner, Tuscany House, Egg Harbor City

March 25th, Visited Post/Squadron #311, Atco

March 26th, NJSAL Detachment Commander's Testimonial Dinner, Paris Caterers, Berlin

March 27th, NJSAL Commander's Project Committee meeting, Cherry Hill

March 28th, NJSAL Finance Committee meeting, Post #166, Lakewood

March 29th, Visited Post/Squadron #184, Wildwood

March 29th, Southampton American Legion Post #526 "Dine in, Take out" Dinner fundraiser, Red Lion Inn, Southampton

March 30th, NJSAL Visited Department Headquarters in Trenton and delivered donation checks for Commander's Project

March 31st & April 1st, SAL Eastern Region Un-official Gathering, Somers Point

March 31st, "Meet & Greet" for SAL National Vice Commander - East, 2017-2018 Candidate Ken Warner (PA) at Post #352, Somers Point

 

April 1st, Leadership Training Session (Robert's Rules & Parliamentary Procedures), Pier 4 on The Bay Hotel, Somers Point

April 1st, Eastern Regional Caucus, Pier 4 on The Bay Hotel, Somers Point

April 1st, Eastern Region Social & Testimonial Dinner honoring SAL National Vice Commander - East, 2016-2017, Joseph Korba, Great Bay Country Club, Somers Point

April 2nd, Testimonial Dinner honoring NJ American Legion Auxiliary, Department President Shirley Beck, Adelphia's Restaurant, Deptford

April 3rd, Viewing for Auxiliary member Doris M. Nelson, mother of NJSAL NEC Gary Nelson, Unit #365, Fairview (in Cliffside)

April 4th, SAL Squadron #113 meeting, Frenchtown

April 6th, Visited Department Headquarters in Trenton. Delivered donation checks for Commander's Project and submitted membership renewals for Squadron #252, Williamstown and Squadron #133, Frenchtown

 

For God and Country,

 

Robert Bascou

Commander,

Detachment of New Jersey,

Sons of The American Legion

2016-2017