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Mid-Winter Forum

This year’s Forum scheduled for February 3,4,5 will be hosted by Olathe Post 153, 410 E. Dennis Avenue, in Olathe.  Friday, February 3, will include a Department Executive Committee meeting at 1 pm, followed by the Centennial Membership Committee Meeting.  Registration will begin on Friday between 4 to 7 pm.  Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 pm consisting of Ribs and Brisket with beans and cole slaw for a modest price of $10.00 and socializing at Post 153.

On Saturday, February 4, Registration will continue starting at 7:30 am with donuts, juice and coffee.  The formal activities begin with a joint Legion/Auxiliary/S.A.L. meeting at Post 153 at 8 am.  After the joint opening the Legion will remain at the Post for its Legion specific meeting, the S.A.L. will meet in the Jayhawk Room of the La Quinta Hotel located at 20570 W. 151st Street, and the Auxiliary will meet at the Olathe Fire Department Admin Building located at 1225 S. Hamilton Circle, Olathe.  Leading Candidate for National Commander Denise Rohan from the Department of Wisconsin, National Membership Director Billy Johnson, and National Director Jeff Stoffer, Media and Communications Division from the National Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indianapolis will address and present information to those in attendance.  Lunch will be burgers, soup and chips at a price of $8.00.  Concluding the days meetings, the Post will serve Chicken Fried Steak with potatoes, vegetable salad, dinner roll and dessert for a superb price of $9.00.  The evening will finish with music provided by Olathe’s “Chapter 2” Band featuring Sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s from 7 to 9 pm.   

Sunday’s schedule will begin at 6:30 to 8:00 am with a Breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy being served by the District Commanders and District Vice Commanders for a price of $6.00.  Registration will open up at 7:00 am.  At 8:00 am Commander Munson will call the Forum back to order before turning the podium over to Department Chaplain Glenn Patterson who will conduct a Four Chaplains Memorial Service at the Post.  There will be a wrap up of reports followed by the Department Sweepstakes drawing.  The finale of the Forum will be an auction benefiting the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.  There will be a box lunch consisting of a chicken breast sandwich, bag of chips and a candy bar available for those hitting the road for $6.00.

The Agenda for the Forum is listed below, it isn’t too early to reserve your room at one of the following hotels:  La Quinta Hotel, 20570 W. 151st Street, 913-254-0111, rate is $89.00 plus tax; and the Days Inn, 20662 W. 151st Street, 913-390-9500, rate is $70.00 plus tax.  Be sure to tell them you are a part of the Kansas American Legion block in order to receive the reduced rates per room per night.

Failure to ask for The American Legion rate may result in your paying a higher room rate.  It’s always better to reserve a room you may have to cancel later than waiting until the last minute to make reservations only to find out the hotel is sold out.

Plan to attend and ask a fellow Legionnaire to attend with you.  Hope to see you there!

 

Mid – Winter Forum

February 3 – 5, 2017

 

Friday, February 3

1:00pm Department Executive Committee Meeting................... Post Home

Immediately following DEC

Centennial Membership Committee............................................. Post Home

4:00-7:00pm Registration............................................................. Post Home

5:30-7:00pm Dinner...................................................................... Post Home

 

Saturday, February 4

7:30am-4:00pm Registration........................................................ Post Home

OPENING SESSION

8:00am Call to Order............................. Dept. Commander Robert Munson

Opening Ceremony............................................................... Robert Munson

Welcome & Introduction .......................... Post Commander Bob Williams

Welcome  ............................................  Mayor of Olathe Michael Copeland

National Commander Leading Candidate............................... Denise Rohan

Billy Johnson .............................................. Director, Membership Division

Jeff Stoffer ..........................  Director, Media & Communications Division

S.A.L. & Auxiliary Depart for their Meetings

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AT POST HOME

1:00pm Call to Order............................................................ Robert Munson

Door Prize Drawing.................................................................. Jimmie Foster

Dept. Centennial Celebration Committee ..................... Gaylord Sanneman

Legion Riders .............................................................................  Al Longstaff

Membership Turn-in..................................................................... Terry Marr

Membership Awards & Prizes............................................. Robert Munson

Children & Youth .................................................................  Dee Dee Danin

Special Children & Youth Certificates  ................................. Jimmie Foster

Public Relations............................................................................. Ed DeWitt

Legislation .....................................................................................  Pat Culver

Centennial Membership Committee .......................................  Paul Sanford

Candidate for Department Offices ......................................  Robert Munson

5:30-7:00pm Dinner Available ...................................................  Post Home

7:00-9:00pm Music by Olathe’s “Chapter 2” Band................... Post Home

 

Sunday, February 5

7:00-8:00am Registration ............................................................  Post Home

6:30-8:00am Breakfast  ...............................................................  Post Home

8:00am Call to Order ............................................................ Robert Munson

Four Chaplains Service .........................................  Rev. R. Glenn Patterson

8:30am Pledge of Allegiance ......................................................  Terry Marr

Legion Membership Turn-In ......................................................  Terry Marr

Child Welfare Foundation Auction.............. ... Dee Dee Danin & Phil Bass

Americanism Programs:

Cadet Law Enforcement Academy .....................................  Elgin Wahlborg

Boys State......................................................................... Chuck Shoemaker

Oratorical  ....................................................................................  Mike Oppy

Baseball .......................................................................................  Bill Dirreen

Scholarships ................................................................................  Mike Oppy

School Awards & County Government Day .............................  Dan Wiley

Eisenhower ..............................................................................  John Meyeres

S.A.L. Introductions......................................................... Thomas Wallsmith

Auxiliary Introductions ...................................................... Claudia Satterlee

American Legion Introductions ..........................................  Robert Munson

Sweepstakes Drawing

 

 

 

 

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