7th District

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District Commander:                                            District Adjutant

Terry Harris                                                                                        Wes Wills
E-mail: flstfi_2005@hotmail.com                                           E-Mail: w16wills@prodigy.net

District Squadrons

Squadron
Sqd #
Address
Commander
Adjutant
Website
Facebook
BURDETT280206 Elm St
BURDETT, KS 67523-8528
LEE OLSENRODNEY ALBRECHT  
ELLINWOOD320117 EAST SANTA FE BLVD.
ELLINWOOD, KS 67526
MICHAEL GATTONCARL ISERN  
GENESEO241601 EAST MAIN ST.
GENESEO, KS 67444
TED WORLTIM KILLINGSWORTH  
GREAT BEND1801011 KANSAS AVE.
GREAT BEND, KS 67530
GARY GABELCHRIS KRUEGER  
GREENSBURG103712 EAST GRANT AVE.
GREENSBURG, KS 67054
  
HOISINGTON286204 N MAIN ST
HOISINGTON, KS 67544
ALLEN GRAVES  
HUTCHINSON68730 W 4TH AVE
HUTCHINSON, KS 67502
WILLIAM LEIKERGEORGE WAGGONER 
ISABEL98201 N MAIN ST
ISABEL, KS 67065
CALVIN BOYDRICHARD POLAND  
KINGMAN414P.O. BOX 23
KINGMAN, KS 67068
FOREST WOLFE, JR.CHRIS KAUFMAN 
LARNED106115 EAST 7TH ST.
LARNED, KS 67550
LYNN MILLERMIKE VELDER  
LITTLE RIVER258P.O. BOX 104
LITTLE RIVER, KS 67457
TERRY RENKENWAYNE McREYNOLDS 
MEDICINE LODGE69P.O. BOX 226
MEDICINE LODGE, KS 67104
JASON GIBSONLONNIE SMALL  
PRATT 86601 EAST 3RD ST.
PRATT , KS 67124
BRIAN HANKINSMICHAEL SCHMIDT 
STAFFORD131205 S MAIN ST
STAFFORD, KS 67578
JOSH AUSTINRYAN CLARK  
STERLING128108 E GARFIELD AVE
STERLING, KS 67579
CASEY TILLMANJOSH DUFT  

District Squadrons Membership

Squadron
Sqd #
District
2014-2015
Quota
2015-2016
New
Quota
Renewal
Needed
BURDETT28075134 24 70.59% 64.71% -10 
ELLINWOOD32074780 102 24 127.50% 97.50% 22 
GENESEO24177171 61 85.92% 85.92% -10 
GREAT BEND18077474 74 11 100.00% 85.14% 
HOISINGTON28673333 22 66.67% 63.64% -11 
HUTCHINSON687156173 166 17 95.95% 86.13% -7 
ISABEL9873636 39 108.33% 102.78% 
KINGMAN41473810 90.00% 90.00% -1 
LARNED10672414 10 71.43% 57.14% -4 
LITTLE RIVER258719010 0.00% 0.00% -10 
MEDICINE LODGE6972120 20 100.00% 75.00% 
PRATT 8673230 19 63.33% 50.00% -11 
STAFFORD131715628 12 42.86% 42.86% -16 
STERLING12873612 24 14 200.00% 83.33% 12 
TOTAL  96558258282100.00%85.91%-43 

 

History

Sons of The American Legion

Detachment of Kansas

7th District History

The 7th District S.A.L. of Kansas was formed in December of 1997. The startup meeting was held at Post #68 and was attended by several Guests. Dave Warnken & Dave Clark each donated $100.00 to get the District Started. Wes Wills was appointed as 7th District Commander, with Ron Chadwick-Vice Commander, Tom Freeseman-Adjutant, and Gary Fisher-Chaplin. The 7th was the third district that was formed in Kansas.

The 7th District annually donates to the Detachment Commander’s project and to the Child Welfare Foundation, we have also donated to National Emergency Fund. Most years we have had a steady growth in membership reaching 100% all but one of the years we have been active.

In April of 1998 Wes Wills was elected as District Commander at the first 7th District Convention held in Hutchinson. All of the other appointed Officers were also elected for 1998-1999 membership year. Wes along with Neal Warnken traveled to several Squadrons in the District, reformed the Great Bend Squadron and assisted at the Pratt Squadron (Not). We found that several Squadrons in the District had no meetings at all, some didn’t even know who their Officers were or if They had Officers. We got a lot of positive feed back but very little participation.

April of 1999 Ron Chadwick was elected District Commander at Our District Convention held in a van outside of the Larned Post, Neal was elected Vice Commander, Wes was elected as Adjutant. Ron made a couple of visits to Squadrons, but Hutchinson and Great Bend were the only active squadrons in the District.

2000 and 2001 didn’t bring much change in the District, Neal Warnken was elected District Commander for both years, Ron Chadwick as Vice Commander, and Wes Wills as Adjutant. District Conventions were held in Sterling and Hutchinson.

2002 Jake Rankin was elected as District Commander, Wes Wills as Vice Commander and Neal Warnken as Adjutant. The Convention was held at the Hutchinson Post once again. Gary Fisher was Our District Advisor.

2003 brought the return of Wes Wills as District Commander, Neal Warnken as Vice Commander, and Tom Freeseman-Adjutant, Adam Warnken-Sergeant-at Arms, Taylor Warnken-Historian, and Gary Fisher-Chaplain. Wayne McReynolds of Gt Bend became Our District Advisor. Convention was held in Great Bend.

2004 the recycling continues as Neal Warnken is elected again as Commander, Ron Chadwick-Vice Commander, Wes Wills-Adjutant, Adam Warnken-Sergeant-at Arms, Taylor Warnken-Historian, and Gary Fisher-Chaplain, Wayne McReynolds-District Advisor. We put a big push on membership, but once again, Hutchinson and Great Bend were the active Squadrons. The District Convention was held at Neal Warnkens house after Easter Dinner, sorry the notices got lost in the mail.

2005 brings new blood to the 7th District as Lyle Larson-who transferred from McPherson, and the Fifth District to the 7th District is elected as Commander. (choo Choo).

Ron Chadwick is elected Vice Commander, Wes Wills-Adjutant, Taylor Warnken-Master-at-Arms, Adam Warnken-Chaplain, Trevor Larson, Wayne McReynolds, and Neal Warnken-E board members. Wayne is also District Advisor. District Convention was held in a 5x5 area at the Hutchinson Post.

2006 Lyle Larson is reelected District Commander, all other Officers and E-board members stayed the same. The Convention was held on the back porch of the Sterling Post. Lyle also had the Honor of being the first 7th District S.A.L. Commander to be included at the 7th District Family Homecoming held in Stafford. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend and Hutchinson are still the only Squadrons active in the 7th.

2007 Lyle Larson is reelected District Commander, all other Officers and E-board members stayed the same. The Convention was held at the Hoisington Post. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend and Hutchinson are still the only Squadrons active in the 7th.

2008 Lyle Larson is reelected District Commander, all other Officers and E-board members stayed the same. The Convention was held at the Great Bend Post. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend and Hutchinson are still the only Squadrons active in the 7th.

2009 Lyle Larson is reelected District Commander, Ron Chadwick is elected Vice Commander, Wes Wills-Adjutant, Neal Warnken-Master-at-Arms, Taylor Warnken-Chaplain, Trevor Larson, Wayne McReynolds, and Neal Warnken-E board members. Wayne is also District Advisor. The Convention was held in Harper, Ks. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend and Hutchinson are still the only Squadrons active in the 7th. We added a new Squadron in Kingman.

2010 Neal Warnken is elected District Commander, Lyle Larson is elected Vice Commander, Wes Wills-Adjutant, Ron Chadwick-Master-at-Arms, Taylor Warnken-Chaplain, Trevor Larson, Wes Wills-Historian, Wayne McReynolds, and Neal Warnken-E board members. Wayne is also District Advisor. The Convention was held at Larned, Ks in a church parking lot. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend and Hutchinson are still the only Squadrons active in the 7th.

2011 Ron Chadwick is elected District Commander, Lyle Larson is elected Vice Commander, Wes Wills-Adjutant, Ron Chadwick-Master-at-Arms, Taylor Warnken-Chaplain, Trevor Larson, Wes Wills-Historian, Wayne McReynolds, and Neal Warnken-E board members. Wayne is also District Advisor. The Convention was held at Hutchinson Post. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend, Little River, and Hutchinson are the only Squadrons active in the 7th.

2012 Ron Chadwick is elected District Commander, Chris Krueger is elected Vice Commander, Wes Wills-Adjutant, Mike Gadden-Master-at-Arms, Bill Leiker-Chaplain, Wes Wills-Historian, Neal Warnken-Judge Advocate. Lyle Larson, Wayne McReynolds, and Neal Warnken-E board members. Wayne is also District Advisor. The Convention was held in Hutchinson at the new Budweiser Eagle room. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend, Little River, and Hutchinson are the only Squadrons active in the 7th. We did add a new Squadron in Lyons.

2013 Ron Chadwick is elected District Commander, Neal Warnken is elected Vice Commander, Lyle Larson-Adjutant, Mike Gadden-Master-at-Arms, Bill Leiker-Chaplain, Wes Wills-Historian, Neal Warnken-Judge Advocate. Lyle Larson, Wayne McReynolds, and Neal Warnken-E board members. Wayne is also District Advisor. The Convention was held in Hutchinson at the Legion Post Home. Our membership in the District stays about the same, and Gt Bend, Little River, and Hutchinson are the only Squadrons active in the 7th.

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