Congratulations Team Kansas we have reached or 37th consecutive All-Time high in Membership. Also we are considering doing the Salute strictly electronically If Your Squadron would like to receive it by e-mail please send us an e-mail for your Squadron. One e-mail per Squadron to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also continue to put the Salute on the web site.
Our new Detachment Commander is Richard "Stretch" Strothman He was elected Kansas Detachment Commander in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday May 16, 2015. Our new goal is reaching 100% membership next year extending our streak to 38 consecutive years. Stretch wants to Thank all of the members that have supported Him, and looks forward to a very successful year.
Hope to Meet You During the Year!
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Vermont Teddy Bear Company – the nation’s top producer of handcrafted teddy bears – is showing its patriotic colors with the introduction of limited-edition bears to support The American Legion.
The teddy bears feature the Legion emblem on a white T-shirt and uniform cap; the cap can be personalized with a city, state, district, department, post or name of choice. The teddy bears make a thoughtful gift for a veteran or a meaningful keepsake for any Legion member or supporter.
Read more: http://www.legion.org/membership/225030/teddy-bears-support-legion-programs#sthash.mg6E86Gw.dpuf
As per the Detachment of Kansas policy, all unused blank and preprinted membership cards from the 2014-2015 membership year must be returned to Department Headquarters before your Squadron will receive your new 2015-2016 membership cards. Each one of these unused cards have a value of $10 so if they are not returned your Squadron is liable for them and will not be sent their new cards until they are returned or paid for.
When returning your 2014-2015 cards to Department you might want to seriously consider sending them by registered and or priority mail requiring a signature on their delivery. That way you have a receipt that you have returned them and who signed to receive them in Topeka.
To some of you that are not aware or unsure the S.A.L. membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. All Squadron officers should be renewing a.s.a.p. The 2015-2016 membership goals will be set towards the end of August or early September.
Send all unused 2014-2015 membership cards to: Kansas American Legion Department Headquarters,
C/O Michelle, 1314 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Topeka, Ks. 66612
Any Kansas S.A.L. Membership questions contact:
Michelle Johnston Don Culver email@example.com Wes Wills
American legion Commander Helm's 4 X Project
Boys Nation 2014 Video
Mid-Winter Forum - TBA- February 2016
Detachment Convention - May 15-17, 2015 - Topeka, Ks.
American Legion Leadership College-June 5-7-Concordia-Registration $40
Are you familiar with MyLegion.org? Well National has released a version for the SAL! MySAL.org is now available to all Squadron's (at this time, only Squadrons). Fill out the printable form, and have your Post Adjutant sign it. Both the Post Adjutant and Squadron Adjutant's member ID's are verified by National and Department of Kansas. There are many valuable tools available for Squadron's as far as maintaining your Squadron's database for mailings, keeping addresses up to date, etc. Any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me an email.
Detachment Education Chairman Neal Warnken announced that the 2015 Detachment Scholarship applications will be available soon. There will be 5 Jay Thielen Scholarships available, All of them are for $500 split $250 per semester. The Winning applicant of the U.S.Udie Grant Scholarship will receive $1,000 split $500 per semester. Please use the new applications that should be availible in September.