These are proposed changed to the Department of Illinois Constitution and By-laws - Resolution #1, dated 2017 – Change Economic Commission to Veterans Employment Education Commission, Requires the name change only, page 20 in current Constitution & By-Laws book as stated above.
Resolution #7 originally dated 2015, approved by the DEC 2017, “To dissolve Districts with less than 1000 members” This will be added to the Constitution & By-Laws book under Article VIII
Resolution #7 dated 2017 – “Leadership Ad-Hoc to Official Committee” Adopted as a full committee to be listed under Internal Affairs Commission Legion Leadership – 5 members, 1 each Division [more info]
A Stand Down to help Veterans and anyone in need will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018, 11:00AM – 3:00PM, at the Franklin Park American Legion Post 974. The post is located at 9757 W. Pacific Ave. in Franklin Park Illinois, 60131. A hot meal will be served. Toiletries, clothing, food and blankets will be distributed. VA Benefit Counseling and Housing Assistance will be available. The admission is free, and all are welcome. Donations gladly accepted. For further information, please call 847-560-0459
I'm calling on every District Officer. Start Now! Too Encourage Your Post Officers to Promote The 2018 Department Convention. To Celebrate 100 Years of The American Legion. We are hoping for a 100%.off all Delegates and or Alternates to attend. The same for All
Legionaries That Represent The Fighting First!!.
We are not only Celebrating The American Legions 100th. Year. We will be celebrating
The Legion Family being together Under the Same Roof, The Legion, The Auxiliary and The Sons Of The American Legion.
I know I may be a little premature with my message. It's Never Too Soon!!!
EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE. ADVERTISE, ADVERTISE, ADVERTISE!!!
Reminder, Delegate Dues $10.00. Alternates no charge. Make Check Payable To The 1st. Division.On the memo line indicate Delegate Dues. Mail to the attention of 1st. Division Adjutant Kendal Bishop. P.O. BOX # 280. Riverside, Illinois 60546.
VA Patients, Get your free Flue Shot at Walgreens - During flu season, protecting your health with a flu shot is easier than ever — and as close as your local VA or neighborhood Walgreens! VA and Walgreens care about your health and are partnering to offer enrolled Veteran patients easy access to flu shots.
VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. During the program, which runs from August 15, 2017 through March 31, 2018, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any of Walgreens’ 8,200 locations in addition to their local VA health care facilities. No appointment is required; simply go to any Walgreens, tell the pharmacist you receive care at a VA facility and show your Veterans Identification Card and another form of photo ID.
Looking for a Service Officer – The American Legion is looking for a Service officer in the Chicago area. Description: Assist Veterans/dependents in applying for available federal benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office by initiating or reopening claims. Previous Experience is helpful, but not necessary [More Info]
American Legion's Dispatch - Agent Orande VA benefits expanded - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some VA benefits for Air Force veterans and Air Force reserve veterans who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation Ranch Hand (ORH).
Cook County Military & Veterans Discount Program is announced. We are writing to inform you about an exciting program by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs. Back in 2014 we will began issuing the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card. Our goal is create a network of businesses throughout Cook County that offer discounts and incentives to active duty military and veterans, and encourage businesses to offer these discounts year-round.