Thanks to all of you that were able to make it to the Legion Family Homecoming in Winfield. It was an enjoyable evening. Now it is time for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work going after our 38th consecutive All-Time high in Membership. If you haven't sent in your membership cards from last year it is time to do so. Next all of your Squadron officers should have paid their 2015-2016 dues so get them sent in to headquarters and eliminate your Goose Egg.
I would like to welcome our new Department Adjutant Jimmie Foster. I am sure you will all get to know him soon.
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 address 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.
The Detachment Scholarship applications are currently being updated. They will be added to the web site soon.
Let's Get To Work!
August 2015 SALute Click Here
This 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 Wes Wills and Don Culver, tell us what you think. We will consider all suggestions. E-mail your Squadrons e-mailaddress or your coments to us, our e-mails are listed in the August SALute.
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden yards
Hotel-Kansas Family-Baltimore National Convention
August 28-Sept 3, 2015
This is the recognition plaque presented to the Detachment at the Colmery Fundraiser Reception Friday evening in Topeka.
In attendance for the SAL were Richard Strothman, Steve Ward, Doug Evans, and Don Culver.
Also Check out the Story in the News Section.
Want to know more about the Detachment Commander? Check out the Commanders Corner button below.
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 - Hays---February 5-7, 2016
Detachment Convention - Hutchinson---May 20-22, 2016
American Legion Leadership College-June 2016-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.