Installation of Officers -The 1st Division Installation will be held on August 12, 2018 at Morton Grove Post #134, 6144 W. Dempster St., Morton Grove, 60053. Cocktails at 4:00 pm, installation at 5:00 pm with dinner to follow. Cost is $25.00 per person. Make your checks payable to the 1st Division. On the memo line indicate INSTALLATION. Mail to the attention of Bernie Darmetko Finance Officer, P.O. Box #280 Riverside, IL, 60546.
New Officers - On June 2nd at the First Division Convention Officers for 2018 - 2019 Legion year were Elected. The new officers will take their post after in Department Convention in July. Congratulations to Joe Lampert, Commander; Georgiann Callaway, Sr. Vice Commander; Alfonso Pizarro, Jr. Vice Commander; and Bernard Bartmetko Finance Officer. Other officers for next Legion year are, Leonard Jakubiak, Adjutant, Raymond Toczek, Service Officer, Danny Eison, Chaplain, and Kenneth J. Trumbull will be our Sgt-At-Arms. Committee appointment will be announced at a later date. We send our best wished to the Officers for another successful year.
American Legion's Dispatch - Agent Orande VA benefits expanded - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some VA benefits for Air Force veterans and Air Force reserve veterans who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation Ranch Hand (ORH).
Cook County Military & Veterans Discount Program is announced. We are writing to inform you about an exciting program by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs. Back in 2014 we will began issuing the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card. Our goal is create a network of businesses throughout Cook County that offer discounts and incentives to active duty military and veterans, and encourage businesses to offer these discounts year-round.