From the desk of Commander Callaways...It is hopefully that you had a pleasant holiday and welcome to 2021! District officers ensure you are on the Zoom meetings be held on both the January 8th and the 9th. These are two separate meetings. Emails have been previously sent.
We must ensure that the rest of the Legion year will be dedicated your/our legacy. This January make every effort to be counted. It will be squarely on each of our shoulders individually and collectively. Communication will be vital. Your leadership strength will be known on the results of your actions in the months that follow. All Legionnaires, programs and membership should, if not already, be planned and put into the motion.
American Legion Des Plaines Post 36 turned 100 in 2020. Ninth District Commander Dale Tippett reports. “It was an honor to affix my signature as 9th District Commander as was Senior Vice Commander Greg Jacobs’s to the certificate of recognition this morning. American Legion Department headquarters surprised Post 36 Commander Tom Strossner with the certificate earlier this week. Congratulations Post #36. [See more Pictures]
First Division Cordially invites you to attend the Veterans’ Winter Ball - Sunday, April 18, 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]
Legion members doing what they do best, Helping others. - Two Families just up the street from our 7th District ‘s Senior Vice Commander, Christine Hildebrandt had a fire and lost everything they had. Christine contacted Jan Lepinski, Post134 and 7th District Children & Youth chairperson quickly got to work to help save Christmas for family's children. Jan and Christine delivered Christmas gifts to the Morton Grove Community Center to help Santa provide them with a Merry Christmas. [image]
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!!