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Aitkin/Crow Wing County Council Commander Report

The Aitkin/Crow Wing County currently sits at 68.63% for membership.  This is well above the current 55% threshold released on Wednesday, October 1st, 2020.  We have one post leading the way with 85.94%, and our lowest Post sitting at 64.29, again, above our minimums numbers.

On September 28th, during our scheduled County Council meeting, it was voted and approved to change the meeting times to 6:30pm, from 7:30pm.  We are also asking that the hosting Post to have the food ready before the meetings, rather than after.  It was also discussed and agreed upon that we should ask the Auxiliary and SAL to attend County Council meetings, however, they cannot be Commander, as that is a Voting position within the 6th District Executive Board.  There are many other duties our American Legion Family can carry out, and the County Council exists as a significant pathway for communication within the American Legion, both up and down the channels.

The Myrin-James American Legion, Post 443, Ironton, Minnesota, is working with Leslie Kruft, 6th District Legion Riders Liaison, to start a new Chapter.  There is also word that the Walter Scott Erickson Post 557, Deerwood, Minnesota is looking into forming a Chapter.  This information will be passed on to Leslie Kruft for property communication channels.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone that the American Legion Oratorical Competition is right around the corner.  Although the contests won’t happen until after the new year, now is the time to be talking with the students, principals, and counselors about what our Program is about.  We should instill the reasons why this is important early enough so that these students (that can be from traditional schools, charter schools, parochial schools, and even homeschooled children) understand why we have this wonderful program, what it means to us as a Veteran Service Organization, and how it can also benefit them.  We should be able to give enough time so that these children, grades 9-12, have plenty of time to understand the requirements now, so when they are on their breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.), they can be working on their speeches—well before crunch time.

For God and County,

Anthony S. Koop,

Aitkin/Crow Wing County Council Commander

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Report to 6th District E-Board

6th District Executive Board Meeting
October 4th, 2020

Aitkin/Crow Wing County Council Commander Report

 

The Aitkin/Crow Wing County currently sits at 68.63% for membership.  This is well above the current 55% threshold released on Wednesday, October 1st, 2020.  We have one post leading the way with 85.94%, and our lowest Post sitting at 64.29, again, above our minimums numbers.

On September 28th, during our scheduled County Council meeting, it was voted and approved to change the meeting times to 6:30pm, from 7:30pm.  We are also asking that the hosting Post to have the food ready before the meetings, rather than after.  It was also discussed and agreed upon that we should ask the Auxiliary and SAL to attend County Council meetings, however, they can not be Commander, as that is a Voting position within the 6th District Executive Board.  There are many other duties our American Legion Family can carry out, and the County Council exists as a significant pathway for communication within the American Legion, both up and down the channels.

The Myrin-James American Legion, Post 443, Ironton, Minnesota, is working with Leslie Kruft, 6th District Legion Riders Liaison, to start a new Chapter.  There is also word that the Walter Scott Erickson Post 557, Deerwood, Minnesota is looking into forming a Chapter.  This information will be passed on to Leslie Kruft for property communication channels.

Lastly, I want to remind everyone that the American Legion Oratorical Competition is right around the corner.  Although the contests won’t happen until after the new year, now is the time to be talking with the students, principals, and counselors about what our Program is about.  We should instill the reasons why this is important early enough so that these students (that can be from traditional schools, charter schools, parochial schools, and even homeschooled children) understand why we have this wonderful program, what it means to us as a Veteran Service Organization, and how it can also benefit them.  We should be able to give enough time so that these children, grades 9-12, have plenty of time to understand the requirements now, so when they are on their breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.), they can be working on their speeches—well before crunch time.

 

For God and County,

Anthony S. Koop,

Aitkin/Crow Wing County Council Commander

                               


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