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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 2019-20 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 Indianapolis, Indiana, August 23-29. Every Legionnaire is encouraged to attend their District’s Convention as a delegate, alternate, or guest representing their Post. Interested members should notify their Post they wish to serve as a Delegate or Alternate to their District or the Department Convention, or both.
District I
Topeka Post 400, April 13
District II
Gardner Post 19, March 23
District III
Coffeyville Post 20, March 22-24
District IV
Manhattan Post 17, April 13
District V
El Dorado Post 81, March 30
District VI
Phillipsburg Post 252, April 6
District VII
Ellinwood Post 320, March 30
District VIII
Dodge City Post 47, April 6



Department Oratorical


March 16, 2019 - Manhattan Post 17

This March, up to eight high school students will compete for scholarship money and the chance to represent Kansas at the National High School Oratorical Championship in Indianapolis. Department Oratorical Chairman Mike Oppy has set the State Oratorical Scholarship Contest for 9 AM, Saturday, March 16 at American Legion Post #17 in Manhattan.
The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest” is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.
3-23 February
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