From the desk of Commander Callaways... There are many post activities and the Veterans’ Days celebrations that have been planned as we enter the middle of Autumn. Those activities are a mix of traditional and virtual. Well done to those Post Commanders that have continued to make it happen at your post! Department training came to you last month and continued with conference calls to reach the Districts. The feedback was from all the training and conference calls have for the most part have been encouraging. Additionally, National is hosting training for all leaders in the legion. You should have of received several emails regarding the training on Tuesday and it is hopeful you are taking advantage of “Training Tuesdays”!
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]
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!!