Post Membership Quota For 2013 is 1006, we are currently at 922 (92%)
Congratulations again to Membership Chairman Elmo Kearsing for achieving the Post goal (1005/1005) for the 2012 membership year; this is the third year in a row he has accomplished this honor. Elmo was also awarded the "GOLD BRIGADE AWARD" for recruiting 51 new members. The Joseph E. Zaloga Post 1520 is now the SECOND LARGEST POST IN NEW YORK STATE
2013 Dues are now being accepted!
The Joseph E. Zaloga Post#1520 has been in existance since we gained our charter in 1946. We welcome all eligible veterans to join the Worlds Largest and Greatest Organization in the World. Membership into The American Legion is a continuation of your service to our veterans, community, state and nation.
We are located at 4 Everett Road Extension, just off exit 5 of Route 90 so we are very accesible.
Our most prominent programs in the Post are, Law and Order, Oratorical, Children and Youth and Veterans Rehabilitation. We sponsor an American Legion Baseball team and annually we send 4 or 5 boys to Boys State. Our Boy Scout Troop has promoted numerous boys to the rank of Eagle Scout and everyday these boys are taught about Community Service, so they become assets to society as they grow into young men.
We are also very involved at the Stratton V.A. Medical Center, where we host annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners for all the ambulatory patients. In addition, our Auxiliary holds monthy Bingo for the patients to offer some entertainment. We also provide them with canteen coupons so the patients can make personal purchases at the VA store.
Our Post meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 PM except July, August and December. The Auxiliary meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 PM. The Legion Riders meet on the 3rd Monday at 6:00 PM and the SAL Squadron meets on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
Our Post Lounge opens at noon 7 days a week and we offer a full bar complement at very reasonable prices. Our banquet hall is as nice as any hotel and it is available for weddings and parties at very competitive prices...and the food here is delicious and the kitchen staff is courtious and professional (see Banquet Menu).
Since our charter in 1946, the J.E. Zaloga American Legion Post 1520 has been welcoming Veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals embodied in our preamble below.
The Zaloga Post Executive Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Post the 1st Tuesday of each month except July and August. The Corporation Board convenes its meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month except July and August. The monthly members meeting is conducted the second Tuesday of each month excepting July, August and December and starts at 7:00 p.m.
To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Albany-Capital District community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families; and support the many programs sponsored by the Zaloga Post. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.