Commander's Corner

Commander's Notes

Happy November. This means we have two months before the end of the year. In the month of November, we have two dates that affect each Post. November 11th, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Trivia question: Why did General Pershing select the 11th Month, of the 11th day and the 11th hour to end WWI? Answer at the end. The other day of Thanksgiving is one that a few veterans are in need of food and shelter. Posts take time to assist those in need.

During November I request all posts to reach out to their members and do a buddy check. Just to reach out and see how they are doing and if they are in need of anything. No push on membership or anything else, just check on how they are doing.

2021 Mid-Year Conference Update

Here is the agenda and the Hotel Reservation Form for the Department of Colorado Mid-Year Conference January 29-31, 2021 at the Elegante Hotel. Please insure that Post representation attend the Boys State and Post Dues Direct training starting at 2:15 until 4:30, Saturday January 30th. Post Dues Direct is the new platform that dues will be going to. If the Mid-Year is cancelled, I have been advised by Department, the reservation for rooms will be refunded..

Oratorical Contest

The Oratorical Contest is going as planned and more information pending. Make contact with high schools in your area to ascertain the correct contact. Boys State will be the first week in June. This year and this year only Sr. High School students will be allowed since there was no Boys State in 2020. However, the Sr Boys will not be allowed to attend Boys Nation. Request information so you can get it into your schools.

Additional information on the Department website.

Membership-District 5

Membership-District 5 is in the middle of the pack and has met the marks. More marks are coming up and let’s work on those. Go to Mylegion.org to find Legion Members in your area that are assigned to Post 211. Contact them and get them to transfer. Also Contact PNC Tom Bock for names on the DMS List.

Thank you for what you are doing for Veterans and your members. Lets work hard to keep our members engaged and insure they are safe and stay healthy.

Triva Answer

Dean Casey
District 5 Commander

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