Tuesday, May 03, 2022
The Department of New York Golf Committee is holding the Annual Legion Family Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, Chairman Auseklis Krumins announced. Info and Registration Form
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.
Information about securing ads in the Department Convention Program Book is now available here. A booster sheet is also included.
“As you are well aware, in order to host a Convention the magnitude of our organization, it requires an extensive fundraising campaign to support all activities including the sessions, buses and possibly a parade,” notes Convention Chair Robert Gardnere. “We hope your Post, Unit, Squadron, Riders Chapter, County or District will contribute by purchasing an ad in our Convention Book.”
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Members of The American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will converge on Binghamton in July for the annual Department of New York Convention.
It is the 104th Annual Department Convention, taking place at the Holiday Inn Binghamton, the Legion Headquarters hotel.
At the same time, Binghamton hosts the 102nd Annual Auxiliary Convention and the 48th Annual Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Convention. The Auxiliary hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton Binghamton and the SAL hotel is the Quality Inn & Suites.
For The American Legion, pre-convention meetings take place July 11 to 13 (Monday to Wednesday), with convention assembly being held from 9 a.m. to noon July 14, 15 and 16 (Thursdday, Friday and Saturday).
Reservations must be made via the Housing Form available on the Department Convention page, which also has the “Call to Convention,” Hotel Agenda, Committee Authorization List, Reimbursement Voucher, Delegate Form and Alternate Delegate Form.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
The form used to make reservations for the National Convention is available here.
The National Convention takes place Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, 2022 in Milwaukee, WI. The Department of New York delegation is staying at The Pfister Hotel.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The spring issue of Legion New York features the Department of New York’s Junior Shooting Sports program.
The magazine also reports on events and happenings across the state:
• The department commander’s “Never Forget” message.
• Legion Family College on track for the summer.
• Posts taking action in response to the Ukraine crisis.
• Legion Posts distributing food and hosting benefit faiirs for vets.
• The 2022 oratorical champion and runners-up.
• Another Legionnaire in Vets Hall of Fame.
• Upcoming events: Suicide awareness ceremony and Ernie Pyle play.
• TV profiles Jesse Clipper Post commander.
• Legion is present for launch of ferry boat named after army hero.
• Legionnaires honor WWII African-American hero.
• Possts distribute Valentine’s cards and “Buddy Check’ goodie bags.Spring 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
ALBANY — Ian Chung, a sophomore at Vestal Senior High School in Vestal, is The American Legion New York State Oratorical Champion for 2022, Oratorical Chairman Anthony Paternostro announced.
This year’s contest was conducted on March 5, 2022, at the Crown Plaza-Desmond Hotel, Albany.
“With some of the pandemic restrictions lifted this year, we had a very good attendance,” Paternostro said. “Those in attendance were witness to five magnificent orators.” read more »