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PAUL EDWARDS

6th District Commander

Cell phone – 218-820-6086

Email – greyscouter@charter.net

Sixth District Website -  www.mn6thdistrict.org.

Sixth District Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/MNSixthDistrict/?ref=bookmarks

Greetings to the 6th District Legion Family,

As I am typing this article, the temperature is a balmy -6 degrees, which is warmer (if you can call it that) than when I awoke when it was -22. I suppose we can take some comfort from the fact that when you read this it will be March, or nearly so, and the start of Spring. Having said that, I sincerely hope that everyone in the Legion Family is managing to stay warm and healthy.

I am happy to see that the many of our posts are already at or above the 90% goal for the Legion Birthday on March 10 and 8 posts have hit the 100% of goal. Speaking of membership, it was announced at the Sweetheart Rally that the Sixth District had won the Kaisersatt Derby. Well done everyone! Keep up the great work.

Be aware that effective this year, membership is no longer a part of the “Goose Egg”. Getting off the Egg now requires submitting your Post’s Consolidated Post Report and Post Officer Report in a timely manner.

Be sure and read the National Commander’s Legion birthday message included in this newsletter. It is a feather in the collective cap of the Sixth District that while he is visiting Minnesota, he will be visiting 4 of our posts, Royalton, Nisswa, Walker and Park Rapids. Look for flyers in this newsletter and posted on-line and make sure to fill up the posts for his visits.

Last month, I presented a resolution that will provide a pathway for the district to do Legion business if we are not allowed to have a convention. It is included again in this newsletter. As of this writing, I have heard from 5 posts: 2 positive, 2 negative and one with an alternative resolution. Please read the original resolution and consider it in your posts.

The resolution will also be posted to the district website and on the district FB page. Since we want this to be in force before our next convention is scheduled, we will be collecting responses electronically. If your post has discussed the resolution and the post wishes to enter a “NO” vote, send an email to TAL6thdistrict@charter.net  Identifying the location and number of the post. Silence from any post will be considered a “YES” vote. The deadline for expressing a “NO” vote is March 15.

I will continue to stress that Legion membership is not a spectator sport. In June, the district will have new leadership. We have two good candidates for District Commander. They will need your help and support. Look at the list of committees and decide where your particular skill set can do some good. Call them and let them know that if they are elected you would like to serve in some capacity.

 

For God and Country.


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