DETACHMENT OF GEORGIA
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
Detachment Announcements

 

2019-2020 Certification Form 

 

Legacy Run Schedule 

 

 

 

National Emergency Fund

 


May 22, 2019

This past week and currently this week many of the states across the Great Plains, Midwest, Southeast, the Ohio Valley and others will be affected by these devastating severe storms. According to The Weather Channel there have been 133 tornadoes have been reported and have devastated these areas, with four deaths and numerous people injured. Towns and cities in Oklahoma and other states have been evacuated due to flooding. There is expectations these volatile tornadoes and flooding will continue. You can see the story at this link:



https://weather.com/news/news/2019-05-22-flooding-storms-tornadoes-midwest-plains



We just want to remind you of the National Emergency Fund. As long as the location from where an application is coming from has been declared a natural or state of emergency disaster, (either state or federal declaration) the members or posts in your department can apply for funds. 



Reminder, for Legion and SAL members, they must have been displaced (by damages) or evacuated from their primary residence. The fund can provide grant monies to cover their out of pocket expenses (food, clothing, shelter, medicines, etc.). Not meant to replace or repair damages to their home or outbuildings or vehicles (insurance should cover that). Receipts for these expenses are needed. Photos are needed. Insurance paperwork, to include what their deductible will be, is helpful. As much information provided is helpful when consideration is given to these members. And there Legion or SAL membership must have been active both on the date of the disaster and date of application.



For posts, proof of what programs will suffer as a result of post not being able to operate normally (attaching their previous or current Consolidated Post Report is extremely helpful). Operations or supplies to their social quarters is not provided for. Insurance paperwork is helpful. Photos are needed. 



Bottom line, provide to us as much information as you can so we can do our best to make a good determination to assist our members and post to get as closely back to normal as possible after the disaster hits. Department adjutants, please provide your best recommendation before sending it to National for consideration. Having the most, best information before you send to us will not cause any delay on our consideration, and if approved, payment to the member (via the Department Headquarters).



The link below provides where you can download the form. Please share with all your contacts in those states that have been adversely affected. 



https://www.legion.org/emergency/apply



When you get any applications, please send to us in the mail, fax to us at: 317-630-1413 or scan/e-mail to Internal Affairs at ia@legion.org



Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions, and stay safe out there! 



Michele



Still Serving America,



Michele Steinmetz, Member Engagement Coordinator

Internal Affairs & Membership Division

Phone: 317-630-1321 Fax: 317-630-1413

 

 

Important Notice from Emblem Sales

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Sales_Tax_Letter_-_GA1.pdf

 

Important Message from the Department Adjutant

AS PER ARTICLE IV. SECTION 4:

 A member whose dues for the current year have not been paid by January 1st shall be classed as delinquent. If his dues are paid on or before February 1st, he shall be automatically reinstated. If he is still delinquent after February 1st, he shall be suspended from all privileges. If he is still under such suspension on June 30thof such year, his membership in The American Legion shall be forfeited.  A member so suspended or whose membership has been so forfeited may be reinstated to active membership in good standing by vote of the Post and payment of current dues for the year in which the reinstatement occurs.  Provided, however, that the Posts, Departments, and the National Organization may waive the provisions hereof, upon payment of dues for the year in which reinstatement occurs, with reference to former members who have been prevented from the payment of dues by reason of active military service.

 

National Emergency Fund Application 

 

Click filename below to access file

 

NEF-Application_NATIONAL_EMERGENCY_FUND.pdf

 

 

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Every 3rd Saturday

 

NOTICE!!      NOTICE!!                            *****************            *****************

The Sons of the American Legion will be cooking breakfast every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 8:00 a.m. until 11.00 a.m at the American Legion Post 29 at 921 Gresham Ave., Marietta, Ga

This is open to the public and will include bacon, sausage , omelets, eggs to your order, grits, hash browns, pancakes, toast  biscuits and sawmill gravy with juice, coffee and sweet rolls. 

     All for just a minimum donation of only $7.00.  

 

Proceeds go to support the numerous charities of the SAL, some of which are the VA Hospitals, Child Welfare Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, and others.

 
 

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View and Edit squadron membership
Generate reports
Reports available in CSV file format allowing users to work with the data in other applications such as Microsoft Excel and Access
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Payment process for individual membership dues does not change. Your Squadron must continue to transmit membership cards and dues payments to your State Headquarters.
 
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V.A. & R Information

Please go to http://www.sonsga.citymax.com/va__r_files.html to view more information about V.A. and R programs. For additional information, you may contact V.A. & R Chairman Douglas Murphy

 
 Squadron Data Form

 

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE ALL INFORMATION

 

SEND THIS FORM IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SQUADRON ELECTION

 

 

Any office to be filled later by appointment should be designated by inserting “ To Be Appointed” in such space opposite such office,

 

 

OFFICE MEMBER ID# NAME COMPLETE HOME ADDRESS & ZIP

 

CMDR ___________________________________________________________________

VICE

CMDR ___________________________________________________________________

VICE

CMDR ___________________________________________________________________

 

ADJ ___________________________________________________________________

 

FINANCE ___________________________________________________________________

 

CHAPLAIN ___________________________________________________________________

JUDGE ADVOCATE

__________________________________________________________________

 

HISTORIAN

_________________________________________________________________

 

SGT-AT-ARMS

___________________________________________________________________

 

Regular Squadron Meeting_______________Time________

Annual Dues__________

 

Post Location__________________________________________________Post Phone #_____________

 

*Commander home phone ________________________________ Other__________________________

 

*Adjutant home phone____________________________________

Other__________________________

 

EACH SQUADRON IS REQUIRED TO PAY $4.00 BOND FEE. YOU MUST SUBMIT THIS FEE WITH YOUR CERTIFICATION OF OFFICERS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR NEW MEMBERSHIP CARDS.

 

BOND $4.00 CHECK#_____________ E-MAIL ADDRESS___________________

 

 

Signed_____________________________________________________________

Date______________

Commander/Adjutant

*NOTE: We must have the complete address and phone number of the Commander and adjutant.

 

Mailing Address:

The Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Georgia
3035 Mount Zion Road 
Stockbridge, GA 30281