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  1. The American LegionDepartment of OregonGuide to Recurring Events The American Legion

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  3. JULY • POST CERTIFICATION • All Posts are reminded that the deadline for submission of Post Certification • is July 31st. Posts that certify after this deadline will not qualify for any • membership award. The Post Certification Form can be found in the Forms • Section of this manual or on the Department Website. • 4thof July Program • Baseball Scholarship applications due to National Headquarters, American Legion (Sent in by the Department Baseball Committee Chairman & copy sent to Department. • Boys Nation held at Washington D.C. • Child Welfare Foundation grant applications due to National Headquarters • Department Children & Youth reports due to National Headquarters  The American Legion

  4. JULY • District Meeting dates and locations, Prepare • Junior Shooting Sports National Championship • Korean War, End of - 27 July 1953 • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Post Submits Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Oregon American Legion College The American Legion

  5. August • Baseball regional tournaments, American Legion • Baseball World Series, American Legion • Baseball department tournament champion due to National Headquarters, Certification of American Legion • Coast Guard Birthday - 4 August • Code Talkers Day WWII • National Department Service Officer school attended by Dept. Service Officers • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • National Convention • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Purple Heart Day - 7 August • Scholarship applications due to National Headquarters • VJ Day The American Legion

  6. September • American Legion Day • Americanism Conference, National • Children and Youth Conference, National • Citizenship Day • Constitution Day • Department Fall D.E.C. • Disaster Preparedness Month, National • Gold Star Mothers Day • History Book Contest Entry Certification Forms From State Winners Sent National Headquarters with History Book. • Labor Day (Department and National Closed) The American Legion

  7. September • Membership Review (and any cards received after Sept 5 will get a renewal notice in October from National Headquarters. Get membership Cards to Department by September 5th. If sent after that inform member not to pay twice) • Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month, District Submits • Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month, Posts Submit • Patriot Day – 11 September • POW/MIA Day • US Air Force Birthday • V-J Day – 3 September The American Legion

  8. October • Beirut Bombing - 1983 • Child Welfare Foundation grant recipients, Notification by National • Columbus Day – October 11, 2015 • Conference, Department Commanders and Adjutants at National Headquarters • Disability/Employment Awareness Month, National • Fall National Meetings - October • Grenada invasion – 23 October 1983 • Legion College, National October The American Legion

  9. October • Membership Campaign Cards due to Department October • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Navy Birthday – 13 October • Navy Day • Start of Operation Enduring Freedom – 7 October 2001 • Sons of the American Legion Fall NEC Meeting The American Legion

  10. November • American Education Week • Christmas Gift Store at VA Hospitals, Portland, Roseburg Annual • Election Day, National Get out the Vote • Family Week, National • Holiday Blood Donor Drive • Membership Campaign Cards due to Department November to send to National • Military Family Month, National • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Post Flags Veterans Day • US Marine Corps Birthday – 10 November • Veterans Day Ceremony • World War I Armistice – 1918 The American Legion

  11. December • Bill of Rights Day • Blood Drive, Holiday Donor • Christmas Gift Store at VA Home in the Dalles, & Lebanon Annual • Civil Air Patrol Birthday - 1 December • Membership Campaign, push for All-time high in Post membership. • Districts Submit Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Operation Iraqi Freedom, End of – 2011 • Panama/Operation Just Cause (1989) • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – 7 December The American Legion

  12. December Posts hold Oratorical Contests by December 31, 2015 US National Guard Birthday – 13 December Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Month Employ the older Worker Award, Deadline for Employer of Veterans Award, Deadline for Employment Service Award, Deadline for Homeless Veteran Task Force Reports, Deadline for Department National Organization on Disability Award, Deadline for Department Hq The American Legion

  13. January • American Legion Baseball registration opens • D.E.C., Mid-winter • Preform Financial audit • Create Flag posting schedule • Submit IRS forms • Legislative/National Security Month • Membership & Post Activities Planning Session • Membership Target 80%, Cards to Department The American Legion

  14. January • Districts submit Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Tet Offensive, Start of 1968 • State Non-profit fee, Renew (check to see which month your Posts are due) • Vietnam Cease-Fire – 27 January 1973 • Deadline for Firefighter & Law Officer of the Year • District should have held Oratorical Contests by January 31 • Department Membership Award Manual sent to Posts The American Legion

  15. February • Americanism Month • Department Area Oratorical Contests held • Four Chaplains Sunday First Sunday February • Iwo Jima Flag Raised - 23 February 1945 • Iwo Jima Invasion - 19 February 1945 • Lincoln’s Birthday • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • National Membership target date 85% February • Membership Cards due to Department February to meet 85% goal • Operation Desert Storm, Start of - 24 February 1991 • End of Operation Desert Storm, End of - 28 February 1991 • Presidents Day • District submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Washington’s Birthday – 22 February • Eagle Scout of the Year applications due to Department Headquarters The American Legion

  16. March • American Legion Birthday – 15 March, 1919 • Boys & Girls State selections made by Posts sent into Department • Community Service Month • Department Oratorical Contest in Salem, Oregon March • Department certification of Oratorical Contest winner due to National Headquarters • Membership Cards for 90% Due to Department March • Department Sends out Annual Reports to Districts & Posts • Department sends out “Award Questionnaires” for Department Convention” • Legion Birthday National Membership Target date 90% The American Legion

  17. March • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Open house, Post (American Legion Birthday) • Operation Iraqi Freedom, Start of - 2003 • Vietnam Veterans Day • Eagle Scout of the Year applications due to Department Headquarters • Post Data Report, Annual Report due to Department 1 April (This form changes Posts Dues and information on Web Page at National) for Coming Membership Year. The American Legion

  18. April • Child Welfare Foundation Week, American Legion • Children and Youth Month • Children and Youth National Membership target date 95% • DEC, Spring Meeting • National NEC Meeting • Post should Elect 2016-2017 Post Officers and send forms to Department • Legacy Scholarship applications due to National Headquarters, American Legion • Memorial Day planning and prep • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Oratorical Contest Finals at National Headquarters • School Awards, & ROTC Awards presented • World War I, US entry into – 6 April 1917 The American Legion

  19. May • Armed Forces Day – 3rd Saturday • Armed Forces Day National membership target date 100% • Cemetery, Weeding/cleanup • End of Child Welfare Foundation award year • Confidential List Report Due to Department • Convention Committees Due to Department & District Commanders • Department Convention Delegate Selection • Submit Department Convention fees • Legionnaire of the Year Award and Unity Award due to Department • Memorial Day Ceremony The American Legion

  20. May • Memorial Day, preparation • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • National Auxiliary Poppy Day • Nomination and election of post officers • Post Flags for Memorial Day • School Awards, Preparation • Coordinate with Schools for next years activities • Sons of the American Legion Spring NEC meeting • St. Louis Caucus, Anniversary of the – May 1919 • V-E Day – 8 May 1945 The American Legion

  21. June • Prep for 4thof July • Adjutant of the Year • Americanism Report • Back to God Program • Blood Donor Report • Boy Scout Program Award • Boys State Program Report • Chaplin of the Year • Children and Youth Report • Color Guard Trophy • Committee Chairs, Appoint The American Legion

  22. June • Community Service Report • Confidential List Report • Consolidated Post Report • Cub Scout Program Award • Department Convention last week in June Wed – Sat. • Flag Day – 14 June • Post History Report Book • Honor Guard Trophy • Hunter Safety Report • Certify and Install post officers • Junior Marksmanship Report The American Legion

  23. June • District Submits Monthly Report to Department by 1st of month • Posts Submit Monthly Report to District by 25th of the month • Older Scout Program Award • Post Officer Certification and Installation • Public Relations Report • Rehabilitation Report • Ritual Team Award • Service Officer of the Year • Teacher of the Year • Veterans Award The American Legion

  24. Suggestions for Additional Items?Questions?The End The American Legion

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