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Greetings to The Detachment of Kansas Web Site!
Our 2014 membership year and our quest for a 36th consecutive
All Time High is well underway. I’m pleased to say many
of you have started off well. 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 91 Squadrons for eliminating
their Goose Eggs and are responsible for Team Kansas S.A.L.’s early steps
towards our 36th All Time High.
I would like to ask each and every
Squadron to make it a point to be represented at their District Convention
next spring and either our Mid-Winter Forum meeting in Hutchinson
February 1, or the Detachment Convention in Great Bend
over the weekend of May 16-18. It would be great if your Squadron was
represented at both.
Gentlemen we are 5 months into our membership year and it is way
past time for all of our Squadrons to have submitted some Membership and
eliminate the 26 Goose Eggs we still have. We also need to know who your
officers are so we know we are sending this newsletter and other correspondence
to the correct people, 47 Squadrons still have not sent in that information..
It's Past Time to jump on board the Commander Evans Train.
Commander, Detachment of Kansas
“We Are Family”
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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Preamble to the Constitution of the Sons of The American Legion
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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