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Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Line Dance Lessons
All classes cancelled due to precautions concerning the Covid-19
19 - POW/MIA Recognition Day
19 - SAL Gun Raffle
Legion's actions with COVID-19
The American Legion is keeping Legionnaires, Legion Family members and communities that it serves apprised of how the Legion is being of assistance to communities nationwide. These actions can be found on the Legion’s web page, www.legion.org/coronavirus.
The page provides daily messages from National Commander Bill Oxford, news stories of how posts are supporting their fellow veterans and community, VA updates, a guide to conducting Buddy Checks, COVID-19 resources, donation opportunities and how to share your story of assistance.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Oxford is rallying members to provide help in several key areas. The commander recorded a series of public service announcements that are available at www.youtube.com/americanlegionhq.
These PSAs include:
- “Month of Hope” campaign geared toward helping those affected by COVID-19.
- The importance of Buddy Checks during the pandemic.
- Encouraging American Legion members to consider donating blood during this urgent time of need. Oxford has donated eight gallons during his lifetime.
The temporary shutdown of restaurants and businesses has affected the operations of American Legion posts. The pandemic has also caused American Legion National Headquarters to cancel upcoming events and meetings, such as the National Oratorical Contest in late April and Springs Meetings in early May.
The way in which the coronavirus may spread, and its duration, cannot be accurately predicted. Because of these uncertainties, the 75th session of American Legion Boys Nation (scheduled for July 17-25 in Washington, D.C.) and the American Legion Junior Shooting 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship (scheduled for July 21-26 in Colorado Springs, Colo.) also have been canceled.
Assessment is underway regarding the awarding of 2020 Samsung American Legion Scholarships to Boys State and Girls State participants.
The National American Legion Baseball Committee is strongly encouraging and recommending that American Legion departments put on hold all baseball activities (team meetings, tryouts, practices, etc.) until all restrictions have been lifted.
A memo was sent out last month from Americanism Chairman Richard Anderson that stated “Currently the National American Legion Baseball schedule remains in place per dates approved by the National Executive Committee; however, the schedule is subject to the respective state restrictions where the Regional and World Series tournaments are scheduled. It remains the goal of the Americanism Commission to hold our Regional and World Series tournaments this summer if possible.”
The National American Legion Baseball Committee is continuing to monitor COVID-19 developments through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The committee will communicate with American Legion department leadership on a consistent basis to provide additional information as it becomes available. Anderson requested that all American Legion departments “review the guidelines, restrictions and regulations established by local, state and federal governments to ensure doing whatever is required for the safety and well-being of everyone involved.”
Oxford expressed that, “Times right now are tough, but we will get through them together. Thank you for your patience, resilience and continued service to our great organization and country.”
Important Message From Commander Blidy
TO: Department Of New York American Legion Post, County Committee and District Organizations
Detachment of New York SAL Squadron, County Committee, District Organizations
FROM: James W. Casey, Department Adjutant
Re: Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) and Its Effects on 2020 Elections
DATED: April 5th, 2020
The Department of New York Executive Committee (D.E.C.) met in special session called by Commander McDermott on April 5th, via telephone conference, regarding the current National COVID-19 Emergency, President Trump’s National Guidelines and Governor Cuomo’s Executive Action regarding “social distancing to slow the spread” and related limitations on the ability to physically assemble in a given space.
Of immediate concern is how this situation impacts the up and coming 2020 elections and/or conventions for Sons’ Squadrons, Counties, Districts, Detachment, American Legion Posts, County Committees, District Organizations, to and including the Department Conventions.
THEREFORE, due to the extreme urgency and uncertainty created by the current National COVID-19 Emergency, The D.E.C., pursuant to Article XIV, Section 1, of the Department By-Laws, has promulgated and adopted Temporary Regulation No. 1, dated April 5th. 2020, which reads as follows:
“Beginning on April 5th,2020, and CONTINUING until President Trump’s National
Guidelines and Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders regarding the National COVID-19
Emergency concerning the limitations on unnecessary travel and/or physical assembly are
lifted, CONSTITUTIONS and BY-LAWS are HEREBY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED as they relate to
the up and coming 2020 Sons’ Squadron, County, District, American Legion Post, County
Committee and District Organization NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS. THAT, UNTIL FURTHER
NOTICE the elected officers of the ALR, Sons’ Squadrons, Counties, Districts,
American Legion Posts, County Committees, District Organizations, Detachment, Department
and National Convention Delegates chosen for 2019-2020 shall remain in place until their
successors are chosen at meetings to be held AFTER the limitations on unnecessary travel
and/or physical assembly are officially lifted by President Trump and Governor Cuomo and local
Said meeting(s) should be conducted only after the respective General Membership is first notified
by either Postal mail, e-mail, or Facsimile transmission, at least five (5) days prior to said
meeting, of its date, time, place and purpose which can be held on the same day or night and
the same quorum as for all other meetings will be required to conduct business, and at
the convenience of the respective Sons’ Squadron, County, District, American Legion Post,
County Committee and/or District Organization.”
PLEASE NOTE: Planning for The Department Convention, scheduled to open on July 14, 2020 is going forward. However, since the current situation is very fluid and subject to change daily, if it goes forward, the format it will take is under ongoing review by the D.E.C. and Department Convention Committee. You will be advised as more information becomes available.
In the meantime, all Chapters, Squadrons, Posts, Counties and District Organizations need to ensure that all members of the Legion Family are helping to “maintain law and order” by following the directives of Local, State and National health/public officials. In the meantime, Stay Healthy and Together we will BEAT this enemy!
May God Bless America, the American Legion Family, Law Enforcement, EMS/First Responders, Health Care Workers, Volunteers and Our Women and Men in Uniform!
“PRO DEO et PATRIA”
Michael McDermott James W. Casey W. Patrick Falvey
Department Commander Department Adjutant Department Judge Advocate
4/25 - Meat Raffle - POSTPONED
Newell-Faulkner Post 880 Meat Raffle
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Thank you for your support.
Newell-Faulkner Post 880
2912 Legion Dr.
Eden, NY, 14057
2912 Legion Dr.
Eden, NY, 14057