August 7, 2020

Covid update from PA American Legion August 2020

COVID update from The Pennsylvania American Legion August 2020

Legion family members we hope all is well with you and your families!  As we live through this pandemic we all long for a speedy return to normalcy.  With that in mind nobody can predict when this shall pass.

We know most of our posts are either closed for the time being or are operating at a reduced level.  We have let our legislators know this pandemic will have severe consequences in our posts continuing to operate after this pandemic subsides.  Legislators need to remember many of our posts have been in operation for over 100 years and most of the rest of them have been in their communities for at least 75 years and they should be eligible for any stimulus funds that will surely be available shortly.

We are still conducting business at your State Headquarters as all but the Baseball, golf and bowling activities director is working.  The Department Service Officers are also working remotely as most of the VA  facilities are still restricted access for our clients.

In addition here are some updates to pass on to all interested parties:

  • SAL dues increase went into effect for the 2021 membership cards.  The dues raised from the $3.00 to the new rate of $7.00.  Renewals for 2020 remain at $3.00 until January 1, 2021 where they will be raised to $7.00.
  • Anyone having difficulty reaching our satellite offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre or Erie can call our Service Officers toll free number 877-720-8387 and we will see that you get connected.
  • Our Department Emblem sales is open for business and with Veterans Day approaching its never too early to get your “POPPY” orders in!
  • Our Department Executive Committee meeting scheduled for September will be done virtually so there was no need to send out the hotel reservation forms for this meeting.
  • The POW/MIA ceremony will also be done virtually using Face Book live streaming and it will be the 18th of September 2020 at 10 A.M.
  • Both Legion Colleges have been cancelled this year.
  • The Essay and Oratorical contests for 2021 are on track at both the Department and the National level so even though the schools reopening are still unknown we need to get the word out for interested students to compete for these college funds.
  • Our “Holiday Sweepstakes is still a go and the drawing will be held December 18, 2020 at 11 A.M.
  • Our annual Holiday Tour is still scheduled and we will not have to make a decision until around Thanksgiving whether or not we can safely gain access to the VA and State Veterans Homes so we will post updates as the restrictions are forwarded to us.
  • The January DEC and Homeless Dinner fundraiser in Pittsburgh is still on track and we will also keep you posted on any updates as we move forward.
  • Posts still needing to submit their Consolidated Post Reports (CPR) have until August 28th to get them in. as you can see from the list below we have some work to do!

D1           Posts 96, 120, 151, 153, 166, 200, 204, 263, 315, 682, 788, 850, 881, 925

D5          Posts 78, 133, 686, 735, 810, 821

D8          Posts 68, 93, 94, 227, 300, 358, 290, 475, 482, 578, 646, 660, 667, 777, 811, 844, 951, 1000

D9          Posts 10, 39, 210, 244, 280, 308, 336, 355, 399, 497, 545, 547, 857, 901, 960

D10        Posts 34, 56, 372, 429, 865

D11        Posts 121, 180, 306, 328, 513, 579, 604, 610, 624, 665, 948, 966

D12        Posts 288, 539, 542, 607, 609, 796, 837, 938, 967

D13        Posts 144, 170, 173, 289, 369, 398, 468, 544, 583, 699, 719, 792, 895, 073

D14        Posts 16, 215, 426, 471, 537, 576, 637, 732, 991

D15        Posts 42, 274, 357, 375, 457, 510, 524, 765, 807, 808, 851, 889, 953, 964

D16        Posts 01, 35, 104, 131, 167, 235, 284, 428, 442, 519, 572, 617, 623, 963

D17        Posts 40, 71, 73, 201, 273, 323, 541, 601, 804

D18        Posts 24, 25, 107, 150, 177, 287, 340, 364, 520, 942

D19        Posts 27, 72, 109, 158, 239, 265, 326, 286, 404, 420, 559, 594, 674, 733, 751, 826, 880, 883, 910,

984, 1001

D20        Posts 174, 363, 430, 560, 573, 614, 619, 633, 970

D21        Posts 112, 113, 137, 155, 169, 181, 424, 449, 456, 459, 461, 522, 827, 835, 911, 948

D22        Posts 26, 469, 561, 830

D23        Posts 17, 33, 108, 138, 245, 258, 313, 505, 632, 779, 887, 976

D25        Posts 22, 51, 146, 165, 175, 278, 302, 377, 391, 400, 416, 499, 643, 698, 705, 744, 752, 801, 816,

838, 940

D26        Posts 19, 117, 219, 243, 341, 474, 580, 638, 778, 952

D27        Posts 62, 141, 249, 345, 402, 488, 493, 582, 636

D28        Posts 32, 135, 159, 162, 334, 432, 501, 584, 758

D29        Posts 11, 111, 237, 285, 365, 368, 462, 567, 587, 615, 700, 742, 771, 836, 994

D30        Posts 31, 353, 378, 383, 470, 588, 724, 903

D31        Posts 28, 240, 247, 324, 359, 472, 652, 659, 684, 858

D32        Posts 30. 81, 106, 116, 118, 296, 351, 450, 496, 509, 538, 540, 555, 565, 595, 597, 663, 681,            703, 710, 715, 866

D33        Posts 02, 226, 256, 361, 443, 553, 600, 666

D36        Posts 54, 171, 380, 464, 618, 650, 725, 935

GRAND TOTAL OF MISSING CPR’s       =        353

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