Joseph B Stahl Memorial Post 30




At the meeting Tuesday with 14 attendees I
announced the plan to re-open Stahl with modified
hours. Starting with this Saturday as opening day,
we will operate
temporarily on
Thursdays, Fridays, and
Saturdays. This will give
all of us the opportunity
to adapt to the rules of
our government.
Social distancing of
different households,
mask when leaving a
table, 2 hour wipe
downs, and other
guidelines are to be
followed to help make a
safe environment for everyone. Signs will be posted,
please comply without debate, and refer any
questions to the bartender for clarification. As
always all customers must honor the bartender’s
directions on any house policy.
Machines are being spaced out today to allow all of
them to be played. Tables also will be placed in
compliant positions-DO NOT MOVE. We will have
approximately 9 bar seats, depending on
households. We can legally have 98 customers as of
today's regulations, but that will present challenges
for spacing, if it occurs. There will be hand sanitizer
and disinfectant for your use.
When you are ready to leave, it would be kind of you
to wipe down your seat and tables so our bartender
can continue serving the other patrons — just a
suggestion brought up at the meeting. Pitchers
should be handled by one patron, and sanitized
when finished by the bartender. At some point, we
may take temperatures to enter, but for now, if you
have any known symptoms or positive test results
stay home.
This will be an adjustment to all
of us, to say the least, but with
some effort, we can make it
work. We intend to run under
these conditions for a few
weeks if allowed, and adjust
policy as permitted.
At the same meeting, motion
was made and passed to make
the Post non-smoking
immediately. PLEASE
COMPLY. You must go out the
entrance door to smoke until we
get a facility to smoke in. And
that is being planned now. Smoking will not be
tolerated in any part of the building. Any challenges
to the policy will be dealt with possible suspension.
I know this is a major change, but I ask you for your
cooperation in this matter and offer my thanks in
As a reminder, please remember our bartenders
work for tips, and these changes put a big burden
on them. Share some love.









               ****URGENT NOTICE****

April 21, 2020

Victor M Callahan,

       You are receiving this notice to inform you, as members in good standing of Joseph B Stahl Post 30, of the present situation. In these dangerous days of 2020, most of us have quarantined in our homes, me included. However, our attorney, Michael Scali has been busy.

        I am happy to announce that we are scheduled to complete settlement with Wilmington University on Monday April 27th. I have already submitted 24 files of signed, notarized, and witnessed documents, and Wilmington University is doing the same today.

On Monday, I will be signing, scanning, and submitting the final two documents to execute the sale of our property to Wilmington, subject to all the agreements we have been presented and found acceptable. I have invited your officers to be present to witness this event for posterity, requesting all have masks, gloves, and properly distance ourselves. Unfortunately, I am prevented from inviting the entire membership.

Also, I have asked our Second Vice, Sal Vaccarino, to set up a zoom meeting to enable members and officers who will not be present to witness this historical event in our Post’s evolution:

Topic: STAHL SETTLEMENT 04212020
Time: Apr 27, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 793 9108 5462     Password: 1cbMge

We literally have thousands of members to thank for us getting to this point, from you and I back to Commander Jim Wrightson in 1950 when our original charter was sought as a Post of the American Legion. He held meetings to plan and prepare for that charter. They purchased our existing building for $3,156, and so it went. This has involved many different programs worked on year after year, with positive contributions from kind and generous members like ourselves, who believed in what Stahl could do. And do well we have, to our community, our State, and our Legion.

I wish to thank you all for your support to Stahl Post, and for allowing me as your Commander to usher Stahl Post forward in Stahl Post’s future commitment to our community and Veterans. God bless you all, God bless Stahl, and God bless America.



      Volunteers are needed at the Wilmington VA Medical Center.                       If you are interested in helping, contact

Patricia Caldwell
Wilmington VAMC
302-994-2511 Ext. 4545

Thanks to the following members of Stahl Post 30 for 

volunteering At the Wilminton VA Medical Center

‚Äč                      Donald V Peloso                   1000 Hrs.

                      Richard (Butch) McGinness      750 Hrs.

                      Gregory R Neuer                    750 Hrs

                      Robert H Bowers Sr.               750 Hrs

                      Denise Erbel                         300Hrs   

                      William N Rhoads                  1695 Hrs




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Airman's Attic


The Airmans Attic items benefit all Del National Guard members. Anyone can donate clothes or house hold items to the Airmans Attic. Drop off location is at the American Legion Stahl Post 30.

They accept small working appliances like microwaves, coffee makers and blenders. They also accept plates, silverware, glasses, mugs, dish towels, towels, bedding and other household goods.

New Castle District Membership revitalization.



            Joe Waegele, Master of Ceremony , Stahl Post 30 Ground breaking.

Ground breaking ceremony at Wilson field on March 12, 2014

From left, Christian Losito (EDIS); Frank Clymer, post commander; Daniel Dellinger, national commander;

John Endres, state commmander; and James Brady past state commander. More photos in photo gallery.


Notes from the Commander









HIRE A VET!!!!!!!!

Attention all members, the new key cards are available, come to the Post, pay your dues (if you have not done so) and get your new card.

Since our charter in 1950, our American Legion Post 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, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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