Greetings Team Kansas,
It was an Honor to be elected your Detachment Commander for 2016-2017. I would like to congratulate Past Commander Strothman and His officer's for having a great year. Also Thank You to all of the Detachment for supporting me in the past and the future. We still have some work to do on our membership, team Kansas still needs 162 members to make our goal of 100% . During the upcoming membership year I hope to see and visit with many of my old friends from across the State. I Also hope to meet many new people.
Until next month,
Commander, Detachment of Kansas
To all Detachment of Kansas Squadrons:
The By Laws of the Detachment of Kansas were recently changed:
The Squadrons of Kansas are no longer required to return their unused membership cards in order to receive their new membership cards. The new cards will be mailed out when they are received from National Headquarters. This year they will be starting to mail them out from Topeka on Monday June 13, 2016
It is suggested that each Squadron have some established way of accounting for their membership cards but it is not a requirement.
The SALute is being distributed strictly electronicly, and its very possible that this will be the way it is distributed in the future. If you want your Squadron to receive a copy please send us a working e-mail for your squadron. This SALute was put together by Don Culver, tell us what you think. We will consider all suggestions. E-mail your Squadrons e-mail address or your coments to us, our e-mails are listed in the August SALute.
Also Check out the Story in the News Section.
Want to know more about the Detachment Commander Strothman? Check out the Commanders Corner button below.
American Legion Leadership College-June 3-5 2016-Concordia-Registration $40
National Convention Future Dates:
Cincinnati, Ohio - August 26-September 1, 2016
Reno, Nevada - August 18-24, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota - August 24-30, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana - August 23-29, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky - August 28-September 3, 2020
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 2017 Detachment Scholarship winners have been selected and the winners will be notified soon. There have been 5 Jay Thielen Scholarships winners selected, All of them are for $500 split $250 per semester. The Winner of the U.S. Udie Grant Scholarship is Michael Becker, he will receive $1,000 split $500 per semester. If You, Your Son, Daughter are a member of the Kansas Legion Family and are in their Senior year of High School please consider applying for these scholarshipd. The deadline for submitting the new applications will be in early February 2017.