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Americanism

Soon Going for our 38th Consecutive All-Time High in Membership!!!

Constitution & Bylaws

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

National Convention Parade

Scholarships

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 Legacy Scholarship Fund Run

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WELCOME TO


THE  DETACHMENT OF KANSAS


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A message from  Detachment Commander for 2017-2018
Mike Saindon

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Detachment Commander Michael Saindon


 

Greetings Team Kansas,

 

As we march towards the end of the year, we don’t have too much time left of the 2017 membership year. We have finally made our  39th consecutive year of growth in the Sons of The American Legion of Kansas. No other Detachment even comes close to having 39 years of continuous growth. That's due to you, all of the recruiting and obtaining those renewals.

 

We are off to a good start for 2018 membership but we are behind where we were at this time last year. We still have too many Squadrons with “goose eggs”. That means we have Squadrons that are carrying the weight of those that have not sent a transmittal in. Take the first step to get a transmittal in as soon as you can so those “goose eggs” can become important membership numbers for your Squadron.

 

Jan. and february will be very busy months. The four weekends in January will have the Department Bowling Tournament in Lawrence. January 17th plan to attend the Legislative Reception in Topeka at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Next make your reservations and plan to attend The Mid-Winter Forum in Manhattan, Ks. Feb. 2-4, 2018. There will be a lot of great information and a chance to catch up on your Legion Family Friends. The Sons Meeting will be on Feb. 3 in the Auxiliary Meeting Room. Hope to see you all there.

 

The Big Red One Turkey Run held November 18th at Fort Riley was a huge success also Operation Christmas was another spectacular event. The purpose and mission of the Turkey Run is to provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner that our wounded warriors and their families can prepare and enjoy together. Operation Christmas takes food and gifts for those deployed at Fort Riley. All Legion Family members are welcome to attend, participate and help with these events next year.

 

Remember! There's always one more thing that we can do to support our Veterans, Their Families, Children and Youth and the Community.

 

Mike Saindon

 

Sons of The American Legion

 

Commander, Detachment of Kansas 2017-2018

 

mjsaindon@gmail.com


Mid Winter Forum Agenda:

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

 

MID-WINTER FORUM - FEB. 3, 2018

 

Manhattan Post #17, 114 McCall Road, Manhattan, Ks.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

 

4-7  pm                 Registration ($8.00 per person) Manhattan Post #17

 

5:30-7 pm             Dinner and Entertainment available at Post Home 

 

                                   

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

 

7:30 am-4:00pm    Registration ($8.00 per person)  Manhattan Post #17

 

8:00 am                  JOINT  OPENING  SESSION  (SAL INVITED)   Manhattan Post #17

 

 

 

9:30 am SAL SESSION-   Auxiliary Meeting Room, Manhattan Post #17

 

 

 

Call to Order-                                                                                                               Commander Mike Saindon

 

Posting of Colors-                                                                        Master-at-Arms Troy Shields / Keith Meyerhoff

 

Invocation-                                                                                                                 Chaplain Gregg Thompson

 

POW/MIA Recognition-                                                                                               Commander Mike Saindon

 

Pledge of Allegiance-                                                                                             Vice Commander Terry Harris

 

SAL Preamble-                                                                                                       Vice Commander Terry Harris

 

Blue Star Banner Ceremony-                                                                                      Commander Mike Saindon

 

 

 

Roll Call-                                                                                                                            Adjutant Don Culver

 

Recognition of Guests-                                                                                               Commander Mike Saindon  

 

Child Welfare Turn In - Pass the Hat                                                     Children & Youth Chairman Doug Evans

 

                                                                                                                         

 

TRAINING SESSION 10:15-11:30                                                                         Member Training Committee

 

 

 

 Break for Lunch - 11:30  …   Lunch available at Manhattan Post Home

 

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SAL SESSION RESUME  1:00 pm

 

 

 

National Executive Committeeman‘s Report -                                                        Alternate N.E.C. Doug Evans

 

Membership Report-                                                                                              Vice-Commander Terry Harris

 

Finance Report-                                                                                                          Finance Officer Don Culver

 

A.L.R. Report-                                                                                           ALR Department Liaison Terry Harris

 

 

 

Committee Chairman Reports:                                                                     Detachment Committee Chairman        

 

 

 

District Reports:

 

District  I -                                                                                                                                 Rodney Harmon     

 

District II-                                                                                                                                          Jeff Carson

 

District III-                                                                                                                                      Chris Perkins 

 

District IV-                                                                                                                                    Harvey Eccles                                                                                                 

 

District V-                                                                                                                                Steve Zimmerman  

 

District VI-                                                                                                                                      Scott Hartzog              

 

District VII-                                                                                                                                      Terry Harris

 

District VIII-                                                                                                                                        John Hall                          

 

Detachment Commander’s Report-                                                                              Commander Mike Saindon

 

Announcements For Detachment Office's-                                                                  Commander Mike Saindon

 

For the Good of The Sons of The American Legion-                                                   Commander Mike Saindon                             Benediction-                                                                                                                 Chaplain Gregg Thompson

 

Adjournment-                                                                                                               Commander Mike Saindon

 

 

 

 

 

NO SMOKING DURING SAL MEETING---TURN OFF CELL PHONES--

 

All S.A.L. Members must be registered to attend the S.A.L. meeting.






 

 

 

 

                                                              

Meet American Legion Commander Denise Rohan click here

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Important Notice

 

To all Detachment of Kansas Squadrons:

The By Laws of the Detachment of Kansas have been 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.                                                          

Want to know more about the Detachment Commander Saindon?  Check out the Commanders Corner button below.

Commanders Corner

 

 Kansas Accomplishments 2016-2017 Click Here

 


 



 

 

 

 

 

  

Special Announcements

 

Adjutant Notes

  •  Want to save a stamp?  Click on the SAL Officers List button and submit your form Online.  SAL Officers List      

 

National Convention Future Dates:

Minneapolis, Minnesota - August 24-30, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana - August 23-29, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky - August 28-September 3, 2020

Phoenix, Arizona - August 27 - September 2, 2021


District Conventions

  • District I, 
  • District II,
  • District III,
  • District IV,                                  
  • District V,
  • District VI,
  • District VII, 
  • District VIII,

 Mid-Winter -

Kansas Family State Convention - Hutchinson  May  2018

mySAL.org

Important Information

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.

 

www.mySAL.org

 

Scholarships

Detachment Education Chairman Steve Ward will soon  announce the 2017 Detachment Scholarship winners. There are Jay Thielen Scholarships available, All of them are for $500 split $250 per semester. The Winner of the U.S. Udie Grant Scholarship  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 scholarships. The deadline for submitting the new applications will be in early February 2018.


The Legion Insurance Trust Click Here

 

 

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