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2017 ~ 2018






Hello everyone


May 9th is the next National Membership Target Date before our State Convention in June. At this time Massachusetts is ranked 48th in the Nation so we all need to continue to reach out to our members to get those renewals and also keep recruiting new members for our great organization. In most cases the final 10% is the hardest to get but please continue to push; your membership Chairman Vice Commander Marvin Nay continues to assist Squadrons in any way he can please remember Marvin and the rest of the Officers are only a phone call away to assist you.


           If you have questions or if you need any help with membership processing Vice Commander Nay and I travel all across the state, so no Squadron is too far away for us to visit. Please feel free to contact Marvin, Cliff or me and we can set up a visit to your Squadron for any assistance that is needed. All our contact information can be found on the Sons State Website which is www.salmass.org 


               Convention is only 5 weeks away your State Adjutant Cliff Smith has been hard at work preparing all of the convention materials. If you haven’t already received your call to convention materials you should be seeing them very soon. This year’s Convention is a milestone for the Detachment of Massachusetts it will be our 50th Convention. To celebrate this event the Detachment is offering a 50th Anniversary Convention Shirt. Order forms have been sent out with your Convention materials and if you place your order before the cutoff date listed on the form you will be able to pick up your shirt at convention. If you have misplaced your order form that’s not a problem our Media Communications Team has you covered. You can find it on the Detachment Website under “Convention” on the home page. I look forward to seeing many of you at Convention this year or at one of the many Legion events held all across the State.


Working together we can make a difference in the lives of our Veterans, Their Families and our Communities.




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

link to Squadron 193 Fundraising Activities 2017


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