On Wednesday, July 7th, the Slattery Detachment began to get back to a normal routine at their monthlymeeting. Members and associate members numbered 24 and enjoyed the refreshments before the meetingand through the 50-minute meeting. Of course, there was pizza after and some calamari w/sauce that Kieth bought.
The meeting started promptly at 1930 with the Pledge of Allegiance. There were a few new items brought upthrough out the meeting. The Rose Outings were talked about were Bob Stalzer usually heads the group.Bob had some health problems and was in the hospital for 7 days. He’s on the mend now so the memberswill have to take up the slack.
John Andrews is already picking up some of it but setting up several site in the Mendham area for later on.Steve Ferman also stepped up and volunteered to help out in Madison. We need more areas guys, step upand you will get help. If you set up a site we can work it with 2, 3, 4 or even 5 people. It’s always a good timeand good comraderies.
Another committee that gave their report was the Scholastic Committee. They have at this point five applications for scholarships for currently enrolled posh high school students. We will make recommendations atthe August meeting.
The next applications accepting period for graduating high school seniors will be February 1, 2022 and forcolleges students April 1st, 2022.
Steve Ferman, the Quartermaster talked about the supplies and gave some good prices. It was brought upthe Jim Crupi’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 24th. It will start at 10:00 at St. Theresa’sRoman Catholic Church. The church is located at 151 Main Street in Succasunna, NJ. With the burial atPleasant Hill Road in Chester. Let’s have a good turnout as “The Crupster” was one hell of a great guy.
The Golf Outing was discussed and instead of a “Hole in One Car” we will have a “Hole in One Motorcycle”and that brought a nice smile from all. Char Cosgrove said that we have four 4 man groups signed up so far.Brochures were available and passed out. So far, so good.
The meeting ended about 2020 and pizza and some calamari w/sauce was enjoyed with some beer andsoda. All went home happy.
The Marine of the Year was announced at the July 89th meeting
During the meeting, John Andrews stepped up and called all the former “Marine of the Year” appointees upto the front. When all 10 or so MOH got up there John made the announcement of the 2020 Marine of theYear. It was Steve Ferman. Steve has done a lot for the detachment since he took over Artie’s QuarterMaster job in 2019. He ran all the zoom meeting when the Covid-19 hit and now that we are doing themonthly “in person” meetings he has the goods out there to make us look sharp. He has also had his handsin on other things. Good going Marine of the Year Steve Ferman.