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Commanders' Notes

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. 

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Post 36 Turned 100 in 2020

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] 

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Veterans' Winter Ball

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]

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A Helping Hand

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] 

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A Reminder!

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!!

Respectfully, Chad T. Woodburn,  Membership Director, Department of Illinois, (309) 663-0361-Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Join our list

It's easy to join our mailing list.   Just send your Email address by text messaege:  Text FIRSTDIVISION to 42828 to get started.  First Division Contact Information T;(224) 800-1177 - E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [Flyer]

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Cook County Recorder urge all veterans to record their DD-214 military discharge records

As we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, I would like our veterans and their families to consider the security of one of the most important documents they possess, their DD-214 military discharge records.
One year ago this Flag Day, my office celebrated the opening of our Veterans Services Office. This was a very proud moment for me, because my family has a proud history of serving this nation. My father and husband have served - as well as my brother and sister - and my son presently serves this great nation as a Captain in the United States Army.

 

 

Contact Info

Mail to:
American Legion, First Division
Cook County Council
PO Box 280,
Riverside, IL  60546
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