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Greetings to The Detachment of Kansas Web Site!
We are a over halfway in our quest for a 36th consecutive
All Time High. My thanks to all of the Squadrons that have reported who
their new officers are and have returned their unissued 2013 membership
cards so their 2014 supplies could be mailed.
A special “Hand Salute” to the 106 Squadrons for eliminating
their Goose Eggs and are responsible for Team Kansas S.A.L.’s early steps
towards our goal.
Now the unhappy news, we still have one Squadron that has not
returned their unissued 2013 cards and 4 Squadrons with Goose Eggs.
These Squadrons are in serious jeopardy of losing their charters. Also all
S.A.L. members that have not renewed their membership by Jan. 1, 2014
will lose their membership privileges.
Now I would like to ask each and every Squadron to make it a point
to be represented at your area's District Convention in April and the Detachment
Convention in Great Bend over the weekend of May 16-18. It would be great
if your Squadron was represented at all three.
Each Squadron in the Detachment of Kansas is mailed a copy of our
Detachment Newsletter the "SALute" every month along with other
correspondence. Without an updated Squadron Officer list the mailings
do not get to the correct people, over 30 Squadrons still have not sent in
In closing I would like to wish you all to keep a smile on your face,
it might be the only smile a Child or a Veteran sees that day.
Do something each day to make a Difference.
Commander, Detachment of Kansas
“We Are Family”
Attention Attention Attention
The Department and Detachment Convention
has been moved to Hutchinson, Ks.
May 16-18, 2014
Convention Hotel-Ramada Inn-1400 N. Lorraine, Hutchinson, Ks.
Intersection of K-61 and 11th Street.
The S.A.L. will meet at the Ramada.
More Info to come.
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.
My SAL introduction page--
_Detachment Education Chairman Neal Warnken announced
that the 2014 Detachment Scholarship applications are now available.
There are 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 as there have been some
changes for this scholarship year.
Showing the proper respect during the playing of the
while attending a session of the National Junior College
Men's Basketball tournament in Hutchinson, Ks.
We need a lot more youth like this young lady.
FEBRUARY 12, 2014 75%
Detachment Commander's Advisory Committee
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Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of Veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as Sons of The American Legion for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; To maintain law and order; To foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; To preserve the memories of our former members and the association of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the Community, State and Nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy, to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; To adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.
The design of our emblem was taken from the emblem of our parent organization, but is oval in shape so as to be easily distinguished.
The star in the center represents our country, and the five points of the star represent the five-point program of the Sons of The American Legion.
The Sun in the background represents The Sons of The American Legion and the rays represent the loyalty of membership.
The blue of the emblem, like the blue of our flag, stands for justice; The two stars in the blue border stand for freedom and democracy; The wreath below the star is in memory of our comrades, and those of our fathers who willingly gave their lives for their country.
The ten points of the emblem represent the ten ideals of every Legion son.
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