From the desk of Commander Callaways... First, I would like to thank all of you that attended or participated in the Department’s Award Ceremony and Membership Drive. There was good display of camaraderie which was evident at the luncheon and a good time was had by all. A personal “Thank you” goes out to the Commander Siciliano, FO Darmetko in their assistance in the preparation and event as well as all of you that stepped up to ensure that it was a very memorable day. Last month concluded with the Division Officers attending the Department’s Division Officers Seminar. The best was evident in the mantra of “Retain, Recruit, Recognize, Team Building and Communicate” (RRRTC). It was best summarized in an email by Department’s SVC Wayne Fischer below are some of the highlights: *American Legion Programs Drive - Set Post Committees on Legion Programs *Better Team Building - Mentorship & Team Building is critical to our success *Buddy Checks-Assign members to call Legionnaires - Reconnect with All Members *Better Communication to All Members *Every Legionnaire is a Recruiter - Find your Replacement plus 1 more *Hands on approach - Follow-up *Involve Adjutants - Chaplain where needed - Membership *Reach out to Boy Scout Round Tables to share our Programs - to Home School *Respect for fellow Veterans and Legionnaires - Work together as a Team *Revitilizations++++ It is September and by now all certified posts have received this year’s membership cards from department headquarters. (Note: if you have not received your membership cards, please call Department at (309) 663-0361. One reason maybe that the post did not certified. Call today without delay to ascertain what the issue may be and get it resolved.) Our first order of business is to get District / Division Officers to the September 12th District Officer Training. This is considered critically important! Official call letters have been sent. We do need a count please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the FO (Finance Officer) Darmetko (708-860- 1897). (more details are found in JVC’s article) Let us show them how it done and make it happen this year! Semper Fortis For God, Family, Country. Warm Regards Gigi

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American Legion, First Division
Cook County Council
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Riverside, IL  60546
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