Commander Dean Noechel
American Legion Family,
I would like to share with you some of the great things our Legion Family is doing here in Colorado. American Legion Family members in Pueblo have been supporting the Community Living Center in Pueblo at Oakshire with supplies and face masks. This was put together by American Legion Post 2. They have been in support of the CLC in Pueblo for many years and continue to support them during this difficult time. American Legion Neal Thomas Jr Centennial Post 209 raised over $1000.00 in a few hours to support the active duty soldiers of the 407th AFSBn to help them protect the soldiers and civilians with face masks. They supported the quarantined unit with supplies like laundry soap pods. Post 209 also set up a virtual food drive online to collect monetary donations for Care and Share.
American Legion District 1 in southeast Colorado stepped up to deliver supplies to the firefighters that was working the Bent’s Fort Fire this last week. They provided water, chap stick, sunscreen, cliff bars, cereal bars, wipes, eye drops, large trash bags and many more items. What is your Post or District doing in support of the community or Veterans? Please let me know by sending via email at firstname.lastname@example.org You may be wondering what your Post or District can do to assist in your communities. Here are some great ideas for you to consider.
Department Convention Cancelled
Date: 17 April 2020
Dear American Legion Family,
In this time of uncertainty, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the 2020 Department of Colorado Convention has been CANCELLED. In accordance with Article IX, Section 4 MEETINGS, an email was sent to the voting members of the Department Executive Committee (DEC) on April 15, 2020, to vote on Resolution 1, to cancel the Department of Colorado 2020 Convention to be held at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, CO, June 25-28, 2020. The Resolution passed by an overwhelming majority vote. This Resolution also included following our National organization’s lead and recommendation to leave all elected and appointed department officers in place for the coming year and recommends the districts do the same. This includes all committee chairmen and committee members.
The Finance Committee discussed all travel for Department Staff and Officers, and it was recommended that the Commander and Adjutant work together to establish the travel guidelines for the future. The Training and Education Conference has been cancelled until it is determined that it is safe to resume activities. The 2021 convention will be at the Hotel Elegante, in Colorado Springs with Ovie Vernon Post 2 Pueblo, Colorado serving as host.
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The Colorado Veterans Assistance Fund and The Colorado Veterans Kids Fund are available for our members if they need assistance. Please get our members the immediate assistance they need and we can get you reimbursed. This fund as always needs donations to ensure we are able to provide the assistance at the time of need. If your Post or District has donations, please get them mailed into Department Headquarters as soon as possible.
As our SAL Detachment Commander Nick Arceo says, “You can Make a Difference!” Colorado American Legion family, please keep up the great work and activities you are doing during this difficult time and share your stories and successes with everyone. We want to know what you are doing. You are truly the ones that are making a difference in Re-Igniting Patriotism as we build the Foundation for The Future!
We regret any inconveniences this may cause our members, but your safety and good health is our number one priority. Again, thank you for understanding the health and safety of our members must always be foremost in decisions we make.
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