By Don "DJ" Jones, 2019-2020 ALRA Director
Good Day All! I hope everyone is having a fun and safe fall as we move into winter and that white stuff. As we move into the months of November and December, where family members and friends travel for the holidays to visit each other, please be safe.
In the next two months we have a couple of days that we as SAL, ALA, Legion Riders and Post member need to recognize. November 11th, Veterans Day and December 7th, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. As these days come up on us, we as American Legion Family Members need to take a few minutes and reflect what each of us can do to help each other in our Family Community. As for the other big days, Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s. We should all reach out to members, families and friends. As like my Post 57, we have events planned, members should show up and join in and help out to support these events. I guarantee you will have a great time!
I also want to thank Post 1 of Anchorage and Post 17 of Kodiak for their site visit, I had an awesome time at each! I also want to take time to thank Post 35 of Wasilla for an invite to their 9/11 tribute. This tribute relives the heroics of many people and how it changed all American lives.
Update on our call-in meetings. We are still in the early stages of this and are working on the time and frequency of the informal meetings. If you are not getting a text or email from me, I don’t have a good contact. Please, contact me at, email@example.com, please put SAL Contact in the subject line, or text me at 907-360-1880 with all info. This is a great way to stay in the information loop and to keep your squadron updated with the latest detachment information. We will be having another call-in meeting in November, to update all Squadrons on the fall meeting.
Squadron 57 is still working on fund raising for our ALA 57, Lisa Williamson who is set to become an ALA National President. Our 1st fund raiser will be a 2020 calendar raffle, $50.00 per calendar, a winner every day, ($20,00.00 total give away) winner goes back in the draw to be able to win again. All proceeds from this raffle will go to help support «Team Alaska American Legion Auxiliary Department of Alaska Leadership Development Fund.