County Commander's Message
I hope everyone is doing OK . The convention went well. 24 posts showed up. I would have liked more, but that’s one of the things I’m going to try to work on. Also, getting more posts to show up at county meetings. We need everyone’s support. I’m looking forward to working with all the committees and getting things resolved. There are no county meetings for July and August. I hope to see everyone at the September meeting.
Info to follow. Everyone have a good summer.
God Bless America
Department of New York Golf Tournament
The Department of New York Golf Committee is holding the Annual Legion Family Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.
Maple Hill Golf Course The 18-hole, Captain & Crew event gets under way at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at Maple Hill Golf Club, 1539 Conrad Road, Marathon, NY 13803. The tournament is limited to 30 teams or 120 golfers who must be 2022 Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion members in good standing. Entry fee is $55 per golfer, which covers greens fees, golf carts, steak (cook your own), dinner & buffet, liquid refreshments, and prizes. Those wishing to stay overnight and reserve a hotel/motel room may contact Three Bear Inn (Marathon, NY 13803) at 1-800-943-3131. Other motels/hotels are available in Cortland and Binghamton. To register for the tournament, fill out the registration form on the Department of New York website WWW.NYLEGION.NET and return with check to Golf Chairman Ause Krumins, 3 Merwin Rd Apt 3, Valatie, NY 12184. Auseklis Krumins Golf Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pass this information on to all veterans -
Columbia Terrace Veterans Preference Housing Units Available!
After the first lottery round for the 14 units of Veterans Preferred Affordable condominiums, there are still 11 units left. The sales price for a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom unit is only 253,250.00, and a 1-bedroom 1- bathroom condo is $233,250.00!
We need any and all veterans who might in any way be interested in being considered for this opportunity to fill out an inquiry form. Not an application / no obligation. This will be used to see if there is enough interest to proceed with another lottery in September. We urge you to review the guidelines and fill out this form at https://www.huntingtonny.gov/Columbia-Terrace.
Please pass this on to your fellow veterans! Let's not let this opportunity slip through our fingers. We want very available unit to house a veteran!
Please read the letter attached below from Angel Cepeda, Director of the Huntington Community Development Agency. EMail from Angel Cepeda
Sail Ahead Veterans' Sailing Day - Save the Date
SailAhead and the Centerport Yacht Club Partner for the sixth year for a Veterans’ Sailing day!
This year SailAhead will be having their 6th Annual Take a Veteran Sailing Event at Centerport Yacht Club!
Over the last two years, COVID-19 has prevented us from getting veterans out on the water at-scale. This year we are resuming our sailing programs.
The event date this year is Sunday, July 31st.
We will be honoring SPC Ryan James Day, an Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Army Regiment (along with all Our Mates). Ryan died by suicide at 21 years old, on December 15, 2014.
The day’s schedule is tentative, but will look something like this: 12:00 PM: Veterans and Guest arrive at Centerport YC for sign in.
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Ceremony will commence when guests and veterans are signed in. We will board the boats immediately after the ceremony.
5:00 – 5:30 PM: Weather depending, we head back to the docks where a BBQ and live music will be waiting for us.
7:00 PM: Event ends.
To learn more about SailAhead and our mission, visit our website here. To learn more about Our Mates, click here.
To register fill out waiver at link below and mail to:
32 Greenhills Rd.
Huntington Station, NY 11746 or Email to: email@example.com
Suffolk County American Legion
Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program
The purpose of the Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program is to help our veterans resolve their problems by giving them a place to go for that help. To understand how our program works is simply demonstrated and explained in the following illustration. The veteran takes a glass of water (which represents stress) in his/her hand, and while standing up, holds it out straight in front. The longer it’s held, the heavier the stress gets. A veteran peer comes along beside the veteran holding the glass, and seeing the stress, the veteran peer makes the veteran comfortable by helping him/her to sit down in a chair. This also lowers the height of the outstretched arm holding the glass, making it easier for the peer to hold the arm with the glass and reduce the stress. However, there is still stress. Then along comes a clergy who takes the glass of water (stress) away. Thus, the stress is relieved.
If you are interested in receiving any assistance preparing an application for one of these positions, please feel free to reach out to the Suffolk County Department of Labor at 631-853-6600. They offer the following services FREE OF CHARGE:
Career Pathway Counseling
Need proper business attaire for your next job interview or job fair? Career Couture
Suffolk County NY FORWARD
a virtual career and talent portal that is part of the Department of Labor. The portal will link job seekers with Suffolk County businesses that need workers. Veterans will get first priority for these jobs, as the county wants to honor those who have served the nation with a 24-hour hold on these postings http://scnyforward.info
Facebook - Suffolk County Department of Labor
Suffolk County Department of Labor has a Facebook page with current job listings. Like and follow for career opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/suffolklabor
NY State Dept of Labor Jobs Express
Below are current job openings in New York's 10 regional economies. New Yorkers can view the region they live in, see which industries are growing and find out what jobs are available in that economic sector. Job opening numbers are updated frequently. https://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm
VetsWork by Long Island Cares
This program provides help for veterans seeking employment by assisting with creating a resume, writing a cover letter, learning interview skills and more. For more information, please call Fern Summer at (631) 824-6385 (email at firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael Haynes at (631) 824-6386.
For More Information Contact Suffolk County Department of Labor