2018 ~ 2018
LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
From: Detachment Commander Ernest E. Laberge
To: All Squadrons
Re: 2018-2019 Commanders Project
I’d like to say thank you to all of you for electing me to my second term as your Detachment Commander. I’d also like to thank all the Detachment Officers for their continued support and service making the 2017-2018 year very successful.
My charity of choice this year is American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW). Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more. OCW also provides larger items such as ping pong tables, entertainment centers, computers, kayaks and other recreational goods for use by wounded warriors in common areas.
My goals for the upcoming year will again be our membership, and the timely submittal of dues and the Squadron Consolidated Report Form (CRF). Membership continues to hold many challenges please feel free to contact The Membership Chairman Vice Commander Marvin Nay, Adjutant Cliff Smith, or contact me directly if you need any help with membership. The CRF submittal numbers increased last year and I would like to thank all of the Squadrons that completed and filed one. However, were still not receiving one from every Squadron. This report not only shows the State House what all of us are doing to support the four pillars of the Legion it also shows the National Organization what the Detachment of Massachusetts has accomplished for the past year. I’m requesting again this year that you please complete and file a CRF with the Detachment. If you need assistance, please contact any of the Detachment officers no Squadron is too far away for us to travel and visit with.
With all of your continued support I know we can make this another great year for the Sons and the Legion family as a whole. Once again I thank you for your support of our veterans, their families and our communities and I look forward to working with you throughout the year.
Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Massachusetts
Commander Ernest E. Laberge
Commander ~ The Detachment of Massachusetts ~ Sons of The American Legion
Member ~ National Amerianism Commission 2017-2018
Dalton Lavallee Squadron 224
190 Pleasant St. Easthampton, MA 01027
P:(413) 586-9420 ~ C:(413) 537-3002
Mark Casavant Curt Fitzmaurice John Bussiere Commander Leberge with members of Squadron 193