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American Legion Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291

Legion Year 19 – 20 Newsletter No. 4

紐約華裔美國退伍軍人會會務簡訊

April 2020

 

Special Notice


Dear Legionnaires 親愛的會友:


As the coronavirus pandemic worsens and greatly impacted everyone of late. Government officials have issued a lock-down order for all nonessential business to help stop the spread of virus. Our post has complied with the directive and promptly closed for business since March 17. This action is no doubt put our upcoming scheduled events and the 75th Anniversary celebration in jeopardy. The National American Legion and the New York Department has suspended operations and cancelled scheduled events as far as late June. It is imperative that we should consider our health and the health and safety of those around us at a highest priority and at the same time, obey the law to minimize the spread of the virus. In this challenging time we must take drastic actions, Commander Chuy, members of the staff and Post senior leaderships are in full agreement for the following scheduled events in April, May and June to be cancelled until further notice. It is unprecedented to take these steps but is a necessary one to protect our members. They are as follow:


April 12, Staff Meeting
April 19, Executive Committee Meeting
April 26, General Membership Meeting
May 3, Post Officer Nomination
May 17, Post Officer Election
May 25, Memorial Day Parade
June 6, 75th Anniversary Celebration and Officer Installation
June 14, Staff Meeting
June 21, Executive Committee Meeting
June 28, General Membership Meeting


The cancellation of the Post Officer Nomination, Post Officer Election and Installation of officers will impact on the officers who are currently in those positions of term limit to be consistent with the Post by-laws. In order to maintain the Post operation without interruption in the time of crisis, with the approval of members of the staff and Post senior leaderships, Commander Chuy further directed all current officers to serve in their current position for another year. A formal resolution to amend the by-laws to allow for this temporary change in a global emergency we are all facing now will be presented to membership when the time is safe to do so.


There were many factors we had considered and many thoughts went into making these difficult decisions; not only we are obligated to obey the law of limiting any social gathering; we are also concern of the unnecessary risk of our members. We are at the mercy of the pandemic that is not under control anytime soon and availability of the Chinatown restaurants environment. We are disappointed as you do especially cancelling the 75th Anniversary celebration. We ultimately came to the conclusion of not risking the health and well-being of our members has out weighted the celebration.


Please follow the CDC guidelines and pay extra precautions to you and your family’s health and safety. We will get through this and look forward to the normal living we were once so enjoyed.


隨著新冠病毒在美國日趨嚴重,每一個人都受到重大影響,政府已經下禁令凡非關重要行業不得開業,希望籍此減少個人聚集至新冠病毒不再傳播,軍人會亦遵從政府號召在三月十七日不再開放。但是這對本會近期的一切預定的活動及將於六月初舉行的七十五週年慶祝影響不少。美國退伍軍人全國總會及紐約退伍軍人州總會已經宣布取消所有在四月、五月及六月的活動。我們不但要注重自己健康及所有在你左右的人的健康,而且亦要服從政府指導停止病毒不會繼續傳播。在這非常時期,我們要採取特別措施去應付,為了各會員安全及健康,所以朱超然主席,行政小組及前任主席贊成取消在四月、五月及六月下列各項預定的活動,如有更改屆時將再通知,取消活動如下:


四月十二日,行政小組會議
四月十九日,職員會議
四月二十六日,會員大會
五月三日,職員選舉提名大會
五月十七日,職員選舉
五月二十五日,國殤紀念日遊行
六月六日,七十五週年紀念慶典及二零二零至二零二一職員就職典禮
六月十四日,行政小組會議
六月二十一日,職員會議
六月二十八日,會員大會


取消職員選舉提名大會,職員選舉及職員就職典禮會造成其中一些不能再連任的職位與本會章程有衝突,但在這非常時期我們要採取特殊及適當行動避免擱置會務,在得到行政小組及前任主席認同下朱超然主席指示所有現任職員繼續在來年為本會服務。並決定在將來安全環境下再在大會提出及徵求會員認證在全球各地面對新冠病毒危險情況下所採取的臨時措施。


對於決定取消上列各項活動並非一意孤行,我們有深入去探討取消活動後的效果,不但要遵從政府禁令,不得個人及團體作非必要聚集,亦為本會會員健康安全設想,是在不得兩全之下作出的選擇。在目前觀察下,新冠病毒不會在一時三刻就停止傳播,而且目前唐人街各大酒家亦在病毒影響到經濟瀟滌而暫停營業。我們很明白你覺得失望得到這些活動被取消的消息,我們對採取這前所未見的行動也非常頹悵,尤其是取消七十五週年紀念慶典。但是無可否認我們在理智上的責任是要選擇各人健康比慶典重要。


請你注意美國疾病管制中心的方針及指示,並特別對你及你家人小心安全健康。我們一定能度過難關,我們將會像以往一樣去享受未來的好日子。


1. Post Activities 會務


The following motions were approved during the January 20, 2020 General Meeting:
本年一月二十一日第三次會員大會通過下列各項議案:


a. Approved the appointment of Chinese Secretary David Lam and Past Commander Mimi Wang to co-chair the annual Picnic Committee; annual picnic to be held on July 26, 2020.

通過委派林善群中文書記及前任主席王咪咪為本年度郊遊小組負責人,本年度郊遊將在七月二十六日舉行。
b. Disapproved to future Thanksgiving and Christmas parties in restaurant instead at the Post.
不通過感恩節及聖誕節在餐廳舉行。

 

3. Taps 仙逝會員

We are sad to report the following legionnaires have passed on to the Commander of us all post everlasting.

 

May Our Comrades Rest In Peace!

 

Alvin Wong (Nov 19)

Calvin Ho 何 啟 雲 (Jan 20)

Robert Tsang 曾 廣 萬 (Jan 20)

Arthur Wong 黃 寧 (Jan 20)

 

4. New/Transfer Members 新入會會員

There were seven new members approved by the last General meeting

一九至二零年第三次會員大會通過接納下列五位新入會會員

Yuk yan Lee 李 玉 仁 (Gulf – Navy)

Tont Y. Hu (Gulf – Marine)

Haisheng Huang 黃 海 笙 (Leg. Act – Navy)

Yuanjie Zhuo 卓 元 杰 (Gulf – Navy)

Ethan Leung 梁 藝 洪 (Gulf – Navy)

 

 

Please join us to welcome the above new member. Hope to see all of you in future functions.

我們歡迎上述新會友加入我們的行列,更希望他們多參加本會各項活動。

 

We hope the above information will be of interest to you and we hope to hear from you soon. Let us know what we can do for you. Until we meet again, stay well!

我們希望這份簡訊,對你有所幫助,更希望在不久的將來,能得到你參予本會各種活動的回應。假如我們有任何可以為你服務之處,務請隨時提出意見。

 

THE STAFF 本會行政小組仝人敬啟

Antonio Chuy   朱超然, Randall Eng   伍元天, Kai S. Chung  李禎年, Howard Chin  陳煥寧

Gabe B. Mui   梅本立, Mark Eng  伍顯宗, David Lam  林善群, Paul Tam  譚煥瑜

 

 

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How to Register a Veteran for the Congressional Gold Medal

 

How to Register a Veteran for the Congressional Gold Medal

How to Register a Veteran-Chinese Version

 

Registering a Veteran for eligibility to receive Congressional Gold Medal is quite simple using these instructions (please review your entries for accuracy):

1. Go to the only official authorized website to accept Congressional Gold Medal applications for consideration and confirmation at www.caww2.org.

2. Click on REGISTER VETERANS

3. Click on SUBMIT INFORMATION

which takes you to the application form. Check all entries for accuracy, especially your email and phone number. Incorrect entries will result in a delay in contacting you.

4. All questions with an asterisk (*) must be answered completely.

5. Have your discharge documents, and any other documents demonstrating their WWII service ready to enter the information. Also, it will ask you to upload the relevant documents or photos needed in Q.7. You can upload more documents and photos at the end starting with Q.26.

6. When entering dates, you must use the format MM/DD/YYYY, entering in “01” for DD if not known.

7. Check all entries for accuracy, especially your email and phone number. Incorrect entries will result in a delay in contacting you.

8. When completed, click DONE and if the next screen shows, “Thank you for completing the application.”, then the system has accepted your application. If you don’t receive that message, check for any errors. No confirmation of receipt email will be sent.

9. Please allow 30-45 days to process and review your application for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact us at CGMinfo@CAWW2.org and provide a contact phone no. and a convenient time to reach you.

10. You may also wish to add this email, CGMCommittee@caww2.org, to your email contacts so any correspondence from us will not be diverted to the JUNK/SPAM box.

12. Refer to the FAQ document for answers to many common questions at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zuysy7ysv16m7ni/CGM%20FAQ%202019-June%20Rev%20C.pdf?dl=0.

 

 

 

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Do You Know

We Will Celebrate Our 75th Anniversary In 2020

The Post Will Publish a Journal to Commemorate This Special Event

And We Need Your HELP!

 

WANTED

1. Articles – Historical recollection, suggestion and commentary (past, present and future)….related to our Post

2. Articles – Personal experience (humor or otherwise) while in the armed services or life in the USA

3. Pictures – About Post related activities

4. Any comic, art works that are of good taste

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

No Pay, No Benefits, No Vacation

But….we promise lots of hard work and fun – You can tell us what you like to do or

We can assign you a task.

We need all the helps we can get to pull this off.

This will be a TEAM effort

Please be part of the TEAM!

 

Interested or For More Information

Contact Historian Mimi Wang, Adjutant Gabe Mui, Commander Antonio Chuy

本會第七十五週年紀念特刊籌備委員會

在本會第七十四屆第四次會員大會通過編印明年本會紀念七十五週年特刊暨其他慶祝活動,現已開始切實進行,因此特向全体會員廣泛徵稿,務求盡量充實特刊內容,爭取盡善盡美,藉此增加本會之聲譽。此實在有賴各會員共同努力參與其事。

茲將徵稿條例以及所須要之題材,資料等詳列如下:

一 凡具有本會歷史性之文章,例如本會始初籌劃組織之沿革以及成立後所經歷的犖犖大事。

二 對本會成立七十五年之回顧與前瞻。

三 對本會將來發展之建議。請詳列所建議之步驟與計劃。

四 從軍期間個人觀感。

五 服役期間所遇的趣聞趣事。

六 文藝園地,凡詩詞歌賦,小品文,雜文,時事論文,旅行遊記等等。

七 各種活動相片,只限在軍中服役或與本會有關並具紀念性之精選為主(用完後原相奉還)。

八 會員如有繪畫,書法,封面或圖案設計,漫畫等專長者,歡迎提供協助。

凡提供七十五週年特刊發表之文字,特刊編輯委員會有刪改權,不願者請事先聲明為要。最後再請各會友踴躍投稿或惠賜廣告。另外編輯委員會誠徵義務工作人員,有興趣者請與編輯委員會王咪咪會歷,或梅本立幹事,或朱超然主席聯絡。

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Pentagon to Open Online Exchange Shopping to Vets in 2017

A Defense Department retail board has given the green light to a plan to open online exchange shopping to all honorably discharged veterans, with hopes of starting the program on Veterans Day in 2017.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/16/pentagon-to-open-online-exchange-shopping-to-vets-in-2017.html

To get started, please visit the site to register:

https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans

The Exchange is excited to welcome Veterans of all United States Armed Forces as part of the Veterans online shopping benefit. We will soon be able to serve you through the lifelong shopping privileges you’ve rightfully earned.