A Slice from the Senior Vice
Hello my fellow Slattery Members. This is the 1st edition of A SLICE FROM THE SENIOR VICE. I will be putting together little slices of information in our regular newsletter. I hope it will be informative, entertaining and useful. I will take all advice and input to future columns.
I would like to thank the Detachment for the wonderful donation to the FN Brown SCA in Verona NJ. The donation will assist the teachers and students since due to Covid there has not been many opportunities to fundraise.
As some of you know my son Colin is a member of Cub Scout Pack “5” and I am his den leader. The pack will be resuming online scout meetings and we will be hosting our 1st virtual Pinewood Derby on March 26th. Once we are allowed to have in person meetings (The Scouts as well as the Detachment), I would like to have the scouts participate in a few items that were recommended by the Commandant. The scouts are looking forward to the Flag disposal ceremony in June at the legion and look forward to participating. I would also like to get them involved in the Memorial Day Weekend flag placing at the cemetery. Any additional ideas will be welcome to get the kids involved!
Now here is where I ask for your help. The Jr. Vice and I are working on streamlining the committee list for our detachment. We will be posting the list and asking for feedback and for participation on those committees that we keep. I will ask that everyone join at least 1 committee and have your voices heard. More info to follow.
NEW MEMBERS NEEDED. I know this is self-explanatory, but we need new members to keep the detachment going strong. A new member that joins and attends 3 consecutive meetings will have his membership fees covered for the detachment for the 1st year. The member who brought in a new member will have his annual social cost reduced by $10.00 for every new member.
We are in the process of updating our website so we need input. What do you want to see on the website? Do you have information that should be distributed to the other members? Get it to us and we can get it to others.
Thank you! Thank you to all the new members, Thank you to all the Officers (Current & Former). Thank you to all who participate and for those who will participate in the future.
Michael V. Lewis
Sr. Vice Commandant