Special Dates:

 

January - 2017

2002_white_200.jpgProgram Suggestions: A formal initiation meeting should be planned during January.  Appropriate entertainment, and short speeches should precede the initiation ritual.  Invite public officials, local civic leaders, American Legion dignitaries and members of the sponsoring post to attend.  Study emphasis during the month should be devoted to "Citizenship" as required for point #2 of the Five-Point Program of Service.

  • January 1,  New Years Day

  • January 19, Martin Luther King Birthday (Observed)

  • January 29, Kansas Day

 


February - 2017

Red-Valentines-Day-Greetings-Cards-For-Facebook.jpgProgram Suggestions: Through the observance of the birthdays of two great presidents this month, it is an appropriate time for a study of "Patriotism" and "Discipline" in both the Ten Ideals and Five-Point Programs.  February is AMERICANISM MONTH!

  • February 1, Four Chaplains Sunday

  • February 2, Ground Hog Day

  • February 3-5  Mid-Winter Forum -Olathe, Ks.
  • February  - 85% Membership Target Date
  • February 14,  Valentine's Day

  • February 16,  Scholarship Deadline

  • February 16,  President's Birthday

  • February  Washington Conference, Washington D.C.

 


March - 2017

HBLegion.pngProgram Suggestions: This is the birthday month of The American Legion and an appropriate time to study "Legionism" covering such items as the organization and history of The American Legion, its national programs and local community service projects, as well as the Preamble to the SAL Constitution.  

  • March  - Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March  - 90% Membership Target Date
  • March   - Oratorical Final -

  • March 15 - American Legion Birthday
  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

  • March 20 - First day of Spring

  • March 25 - District II Convention - Shawnee
  • March 24-26- District III Convention - Chanute

 


April - 2017

happy-easter-postcard.jpgProgram Suggestions: The program of study for this month should emphasize "Leadership" as required for point number 4 of the Five-Point Program of Service.  Also, those SAL members participating in the Ten Ideals Program should be using this time toward the successful completion of the ideals of "Courtesy" and "Reverence."  April is Children & Youth Month

  • April 1 - April Fools Day

  • Mar. 30,31 April 1, 2017- District V Convention-McPherson
  • April 1, 2017- District VII Convention-Hoisington
  • April 7-9, 2017- District VIII Convention-Liberal
  • April 7-9, 2017- District VI Convention-Concordia
  • April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday
  • April  - 95% Membership Target Date
  • April  National Oratorical Final
  • April 21-23- District I Convention-Lansing

  • April 22, 2017 - District IV-Manhattan
  • April 24 - Arbor Day

 


May - 2017

memorial_day.jpgProgram Suggestions: The squadron should be an active participant in its sponsoring post's Memorial Day ceremonies.  Members of the squadron should assist the post in decorating the graves of veterans.  Memorial Day is the last Monday in May.  Study emphasis this month should be given to "Patriotism" in both the Ten Ideals and Five-Point Programs, "Citizenship" in the Ten Ideals Program, and "Citizenship" and "Leadership" in the Five-Point Program of Service   

  • April 20-May 1 -Spring N.E.C. & NMI-Indianapolis

  • May 8 - Mothers Day

  • May 11 - 100% Membership Target Day
  • May 20-22 - State Convention-Topeka
  • May 22 - Veterans Assistance Day  Armed Forces Day

  • May 30,  - Memorial Day (Observed)

 


June - 2017

wallpaperFlag.jpgProgram Suggestions: June 14 is Flag Day.  The squadron should assist its sponsoring post whenever and wherever possible in the promotion of Flag display in the community.  Special plans should be made for an impressive "Awards Night" for presentation of the Ten Ideals and Five-Star Awards which have been earned during the year.  This "Awards Night" could be a part of a father-son banquet.

  • June 3-5 - American Legion Leadership College-Concordia

  • June 5-10-American legion Boys State-Manhattan, Ks.

  • June 5-10-American Legion Girls State-Lawrence, Ks.

  • June - Cadet Law-Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center-Salina

  • June 14 - Flag Day

  • June 19 - Fathers Day

  • June 21 - Summer Begins

 


July - 2017

Rockin-4th-of-july-animated-gif.gifProgram Suggestions: Squadrons should cooperate with the sponsoring Post in observance of Independence Day, July 4!

  • July 4, - Independence Day (Observed)

  • July 10,  - Deadline Consolidated Report Form

  • July 19-23-Junior Shooting Sports- Colorado Springs
  • July 22-30 - Boys Nation-Washington D.C.

  • July 26 105% Membership Target Date

 


August - 2017

spires_tulips_1024.jpgProgram Suggestions: The month will be devoted mainly to outdoor activities and athletics.  SAL members participating in the Ten Ideals Program may wish to show their proficiency in portions of the ideals of "Health" and "Training."  Installation of squadron officers in many areas will take place during August. 

  • August 7 - Purple Heart Day
  • August 11-16 - 90th Legion Baseball World Series

  • August 26-Sept 1 - National Convention (Cincinnati, OH.)

 


September - 2016

labor_day.jpgProgram Suggestions: With the opening of a new school year, the squadron should turn its attention to occupations.  Guest speakers may be invited to visit the squadron meetings to tell about the various occupations in which the SAL members may be interested. Septembe is National Preparedness Month.

 

  • September 5 - Labor Day (Observed)

  • September  - Camp-O-Rama - Wakefield

  • September  - State Fair - Hutchinson

  • September 11 - Patriot Day

  • September 16 - American Legion Day

  • September 16 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day

  • September 16-18 - National Children & Youth Conference-Indy

  • September 22  - Autumn Begins

  • September 23-25  - National Americanism Conference

  • September 25 - Gold Star Mothers Day

 


October - 2016

Eisenhower_statue.jpgProgram Suggestions: Squadrons may participate in the annual observance of American Education Week, during the month. October is National Disability/Employment Awareness Month.

  • October 15- Eisenhower Pilgrimage - Abilene

  • October 8-9- Fall National Executive Committee Meetings

  • October 12 - Columbus Day

  • October 31- Halloween

 


November - 2016

thanksgiving1.jpgProgram Suggestions: Veterans Day Observances: Squadrons should observe Veterans Day with appropriate ceremonies and through participation in the observances as planned by the sponsoring post.  Study program during this month should emphasize Legionism with proper instruction provided by informed Legionnaires.  

  • November 6 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • November 8 - Election Day
  • November 11- Veterans Day

  • November 24 - Thanksgiving Day

 


December - 2016

Merry_Christmas_11.pngProgram Suggestions: The squadron can be of valuable assistance to its sponsoring post in the performance of such services as distribution of Christmas baskets to needy families, helping in any seasonal charity fund raising drive, etc.  Many posts plan special visitations to hospitalized veterans at this time. 

  • December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day

  • December 21 - Winter Begins

  • December 25 - Christmas Day

  • December 31 - New Years Eve


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