Hello Team Kansas,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and found lots of Easter eggs.
A lot of Posts had Easter Egg hunts for the kids, I hope yours was one. Again, it's time for District Conventions. I hope to see many old and
new faces at your Districts. I am planning on going to 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 7th District Conventions.
I wish I didn't have to keep on everyone about membership, but with only 1.5 months till Detachment Convention, we are at nearly 9% short of 100%. Please don't let Team Kansas fall short of another All Time High. After all your hard work on membership it would be disappointing not to extend our streak of All Time High’s.
It's also time to get our Consolidated Squadron Reports filled out. These forms are for recording the number of volunteer hours and monies donated for our Veterans and charities
alike to present to our Congressional representatives in Washington, DC. All Squadrons have something they can report. So get on these and get them into Wes Wills, so our Detachment numbers can be added to the S.A.L. numbers nationwide rolled up by National. Be safe in your travels to your District Conventions and I look forward to seeing you there.
Until next month,
Commander, Detachment of Kansas
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.
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Detachment Convention - Hutchinson---May 20-22, 2016
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.