Notes from the Department Secretary
By the time you read this, our Department Convention will have occurred. A celebration of the 100th year of the American Legion, I know it was a huge success. Having had a very small part in the preparations, I can tell you that a tremendous amount of work went into it. There were lots of meetings with many hours of preparation and many volunteers. My express thanks to the Jack Henry Post, Unit, Squadron and Riders for all their efforts as well as to the others who gave their support. It couldn’t have been done without you.
May brings the Department National Leadership Conference. It’s an opportunity for your leadership to hear about what is happening and to garner new enthusiasm for the future. I know that we always learn a lot at this Conference and it is time well spent.
In a few months we will be off to the National Convention in Indianapolis. I have been privileged to attend the last few years and it is an amazing experience. Having all those members of the Family in the same place and to see their excitement is fantastic and encouraging. For those of you who will be attending, I will be in touch with information as soon as it is available. In the meantime, plan for a very busy period of time, filled with greeting old friends, meeting new friends and forming bonds with others across our nation.