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SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, 5TH DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

 

 

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS 2018-2019

•Wednesday, September 12: Alto Post 528 -  6052 Linfield Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302

•Wednesday, November 7: Neal Fonger Post 179 - 2327 Wilson SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 **PENDING CONFIRMATION WITH POST 179**

•Wednesday, January 16: DW Cassard Post 208 - 133   44th Street, SE, Kentwood, MI 49548

•Tuesday, March 12: Caledonia Post 305 - 9548 Cherry Valley SE, Caledonia, MI 49316 ** PENDING CONFIRMATION WITH POST 305**

•Tuesday, May 14: Grand Haven Post 28 - 700 S. Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417 ** PENDING CONFIRMATION WITH POST 28**

 

All meetings are at 7 pm unless noted otherwise.

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OFFICERS 2018-2019

Commander: Scott Kelly (Sq 28), 616-638-9199, scottkelly57@yahoo.com

Sr. Vice Commander: Earl King (Sq 528), 616-421-5339, etbad2727@gmail.com

Jr. Vice Commander: Todd VanDam (Sq 208), 616-644-7387, tvbeer@gmail.com

Adjutant: Joe Hollomon (Sq 459), 616-482-7833, sal459jh@yahoo.com

Finance Officer: Jeff Meulendyk (Sq 28), 616-881-3334, jeff@cleangrandrapids.com

Chaplain: Robert Moffatt,(Sq 305), 616-868-7437

Sergeant-At-Arms: Dave Allen (Sq 208), 616-262-7187, dballen0214@yahoo.com

Historian: Jeff Van Sickle (Sq 28), 616-690-5402,skiddles1014@gmail.com

Judge Advocate: Skipper Townes, (Sq 287), 616-754-7879, skiptownes@hotmail.com

VAVS Chairman: Jim Troost, (Sq 179), 616-308-3747, troostjames@yahoo.com

Past Commander: Keith Tyler (Sq 287), 616-443-3861, tyler-1054@att.net

S.A.L. Liason: Ronald Ruffe (Post 311), 616-942-9853, ruffe-rd@sbcglobal.net

 

SAL 5th District Officer Job Responsibilities

SAL 5th District Constitution

SAL 5th District By Laws

SAL 5th District Standing Rules

SAL Prayer Manual

Detachment Officers & Chairmen

 

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MINUTES FROM PAST MEETINGS

                               May 2017               September 2017               November 2017

                               January 2018         March 2018                       May 2018

 

                        August 2018 (Exec Bd)       September 2018     November 2018

                            January 2018                      March 2018             May 2018

 

 

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OUR 5TH DISTRICT CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING SQUADRONS

(click on the Squadron number to go to their website)

 

•  Squadron 6, Holland. 10820 Paw Paw Dr. Holland, MI 49424.  616-392-2609.  SAL Commander: Dan Schamper, email: N/A.  Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month at 7  pm.

 

•  Squadron 28, Grand Haven. 700 S. Harbor Dr. Grand Haven, MI 49417.  616-842-5310         SAL Commander: Jeff Warner, email: jtwmetal01@yahoo.com.  Meetings: 1st Monday of the month at 7:30 pm.

 

•  Squadron 47, Comstock Park. 3811 W. River Drive, Comstock Park, MI 616-784-6280.  SAL Commander Gale Prenger, email: gman1446@comcast.net.  Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 pm.

 

•  Squadron 59, Grand Rapids.  Information N/A.

 

•  Squadron 102, Rockford.  330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford, MI 49341. 616-866-2591.  Commander: Michael Dunleavy, email: michaeldunleavy@granger.com.  Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 pm.

 

•  Squadron 123, Kent City.  14111 Ball Creek Rd. Kent City, MI 49330. 616-678-5160.  SAL Commander: Dan Surgent, email: addajs@msn.com.  Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm.

 

•  Squadron 154, Wyoming.  2327 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. 616-538-4443.  SAL Commander: Vic Conway, email: conwayjack@att.net.  Meetings: 1st Monday of the month at 7 pm.

 

•  Squadron 179, Grandville.  2327 Wilson Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534. 616-453-9861.  SAL Commander: Bruce "Bones" Postma, email: N/A. Meetings:1st Monday of the month at 7 pm.

 

•  Squadron 208, Kentwood.  133 44th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49548.  616-534-5416.  SAL Commander: Don Van Tuinen, email: N/A. Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

 

•  Squadron 258, Grand Rapids.  401 North Park NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.  616-361-7685.  SAL Commander: Troy Dean, email:troymdean@gmail.com.  Meetings: 1st Thursday at 7 pm.

 

•  Squadron 287, Cedar Springs.  80 South Main, Cedar Springs, MI 49316.  616-696-9160.  SAL Commander: Dominic Merlington, email: drmmsu62@yahoo.com.  Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

 

•  Squadron 305, Caledonia.  9548 Cherry Valley, Caledonia, MI 49316. 616-891-1882. SAL Commander: Anthony Huver, email: thuver@partsbyweller.com.  Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month at 7 pm.

 

•  Squadron 376, Marne.  1469 Arthur St., Marne MI 49435. 616-677-1905.  SAL Commander: Mark Semaitis, email: N/A.  Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.

 

•  Squadron 459, Grand Rapids. 658 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 616-458-3929 SAL Commander: Dan Parsaca, email:dan.parsaca@gmail.com.  Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.

•  Squadron 528, Alto.  6052 Linfield SE, Alto, MI 49302. 616-868-6490.  SAL Commander: Earl King, email: etbad2727@gmail.com.  Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month at 7 pm.

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2018-2019 MEMBERSHIP TARGET DATES

 

                                      

                                              SEPTEMBER 12, 2018              10%
                                              OCTOBER 11, 2018                   25%
                                              NOVEMBER 15, 2018                35%
                                              DECEMBER 12, 2018                45%
                                              JANUARY 17, 2019                   60%
                                              FEBRUARY 13, 2019                 75%
                                              MARCH 13, 2019                       80%
                                              APRIL 10, 2019                          90%
                                              MAY 8, 2019                              100%
                                              JULY 24, 2019                           105%
                                              
 
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