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Department HQ Closed

The Kansas American Legion Deparment Headquarters is closed from 26 March to 24 April 2020 due to the Shawnee County stay-at-home mandate.

Department staff will continue to work from home.  The best way to contact Department is via email:

Adjutant Jimmie Foster:
Assistant Adjutant Jeff Bond:
Membership Secretary:
Executive Secretary:

Phone calls to Department HQ will go to voicemail, but will be checked daily.  Physical mail be processed daily as well.



2020 District Conventions

The dates and locations listed below represent the most up to date information available.  Please be aware conventions could change date, location, or be cancelled at any time due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.  We will continue to keep this list updated.

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Beginning in March and continuing each weekend throughout April, Districts will meet in Convention for the purpose of conducting its business and electing officers for the 2020-21 membership year which begins on July 1. Each District is required to elect Representatives to the Department Convention’s Constitution and Bylaws, Resolutions, Credentials and Rules Committees, and the District’s Delegates and Alternates to the National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, August 28 - September 3, 2020. 
District I
Marysville Post 163, April 18
District II
* Postponed Until Further Notice
District III
District IV
* Location TBA, April 18
District V
* Newton Post 2, May 2
District VI
* Concordia Post 76, May 2
District VII
* Great Bend Post 180, May 2
District VIII
* Garden City Post 9, TBA
District IX
* Conference Call, April 4
* Change



Department Convention

Ramada Hotel, Topeka May 15-17, 2020

The Ramada Hotel, 420 SE 6th St., in Topeka will serve as the site of the 101st Annual Convention of The American Legion Department of Kansas.  Joining the Legion in Convention will be the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion who will hold their own independent Conventions in addition to two joint sessions involving all three groups. 



Cancelled Events 

The following Department events have been cancelled for the 2020 calendar year due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns by the host facility:

  • Boys State
  • Cadet Law Enforcement Academy
  • Leadership College




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