First Division Cordially invites you to attend the Veterans’ Winter Ball - Sunday, January 16, 2021 ~ 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Entertainment: DJ, 5:00 p.m. Hosted Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Five-Course Dinner ~ Pairing both Red and White Wine Open Bar / Dance floor open after dinner service Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W. Grand Ave., Elmwood Park Free parking available (adjacent lot) Black Tie Appreciated Please R.S.V.P. by January 9, 2021, See Flyer - Please remit the section below the dotted line together with your payment to: American Legion First Division Council, P.O. Box 280 Riverside, Illinois 60546-0280 [Winter Ball Flyer]
First Division held Officer Training - On September 12th Commander Callaway's first order of business for this Legion year was to hold an Officer training class. Department Commander, Roy Weber, Wayne Fischer, Department Sr. Vice Commander , Marty Conatser, Department Adjutant and Department Membership Director Chad Woodburn were some of this years instructions. Officer from most of the Dictricts attended this training session. Photo were taken by Josefina Frances [see photos]
From the desk of Commander Callaways... It’s time for turning a new left as we enter Autumn. Many are seeing the changes and they are for the positive! Fighting First is our motto, let us start strong this year and live up to it.
Everyone of us can continue to make American Legion viable by inviting veterans to be part of the best (and largest) veterans’ organization in the world! There is a fitting statement which I use often. “If you invite no one, no one will come”. Get them in the door by inviting them in or “Just Ask”. Continue to use the “Buddy Check”. Those districts that are making it happen are apparent by their membership numbers that are showing results, Great Job!!!
Most of the Posts, if not all are closed. The Department Commander asked the Division and District officers to please call your post commanders to remind them, if they haven’t checked their post mail in some time, please, go to the post or post office and check the mail. There may be a legionnaire that has sent in their dues. Then ask them to process it on their end and send it to department headquarters so we can process them and get them their benefits back active. Thanks for all you do, stay on those phones, buddy checking all members!!