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NATIONAL POPPY DAY

MAY 26TH, 2017

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Meetings

Dates/Times/Locations on the calendar. 

March / April 2017

Listed below are the dates / times for the Christmas Gift Shops and Christmas Parties. These can also be found on the calendar.

Christmas Gift Shops

Ft. Meade

Nov. 13th     1 pm - 5 pm

Nov. 14th     9:30 a.m. - 4 pm

Nov. 15th     9:30 a.m. - 2 pm

Hot Springs

State Veterans Home

Nov. 13th     1 pm - 5 pm

Nov. 14th     8 am - 4 pm

Nov. 15th     8 am - 2 pm

Hot Springs VA

Nov. 16th     1 pm - 5 pm

Nov. 17th     8 am - 4 pm

Nov. 18th     8 am - 2 pm

Human Services Center

Nov. 28th - volunteers arrive at 8:30 a.m.

Sioux Falls VA

Nov. 27th   1 pm - 5 pm

Nov. 28th   8 am - 4 pm

Nov. 29th   8 am - 2 pm

Christmas Parties

Ft. Meade VA

December 5th    1 pm

Hot Springs State Veterans Home

December 3rd  1 pm

Hot Springs VA

December 4th   1 pm

Human Services Center

Yankton

December 7th   5 pm

Sioux Falls VA

December 8th   2 pm

South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary

 

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(office closure dates are entered on calendars below starting with April 2017)

September 2016
Junior Activities, Publicity, & Music Month
S M T W T F S
 

 
1 2 3
4 5 6 7
8
9
10
11

National Day
of
Service & Remembrance/Patriot Day 

12

Send Christmas Shop items by October 1 to facility

13
14
 
15
 Report from Citizens of Girls State
16
 National POW/MIA Recognition Day
17
District  1
Meeting
Box Elder
Post 315 

18

District 2  Meeting

Hermosa 

Post 303

19 20
 
21
 
22
 23
District 7
Meeting
Hartford 
Post 118
24
 
District 8
Meeting
Tyndall

25

Gold Star Mother's Day

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District 3 

Meeting

Winner 

Post 169

 26
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
District 6
Meeting 
DeSmet, SD
 
Events for September
• 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance/Patriot Day
• Send Christmas Shop items by October 1 to facility
• Report from Citizens of Girls State
• Plan Unit Program for the year
• National POW/MIA Recognition Day – 9/16/16
• Launch membership drive
• Make plans to attend District meetings
• Gold Star Mother’s Day – 9/28/16
• Organize Junior group
• Send Legionette subscriptions to Dept. Headquarters
• Subscribe to The Dispatch Send $15 to:
The Ame
rican Legion Dispatch
PO Bo
x 1055
Indianapolis, IN
462

October 2016
Membership
S M T W T F S
 
 
 

 

 

 
1
Christmas Shop Monetary donations by October 1 to headquarters 
************
District 5
Meeting
Milbank, SD
Pizza Hut Bldg
2
District 4
Meeting
Cresbard, SD
Post 213 
3
 
4
 
5
 
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18
 
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22
 Make
Difference 
Day
23
 
                      30
24
 
                      31
Christmas Gift Shop items due to Facilities
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
                      29
Events for October
• Send Poppy orders to Dept. Headquarters
• Make a Difference Day – 10/22/16
• Pay National Convention Assessment .15 cents per member
based on membership at end of previous year
• Pay Convention Proceedings - $15
• Pay Unit Bond - $6
• National membership goal of 55%
• Cash Donation to Christmas Fund by November 1ST
• Mid Year reports due to District President by November 15TH

November 2016
VA&R
S M T W T F S
 
 
                         1
Send in POPPY orders by November 1ST
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 Mission 
Training
Minneapolis, Mn
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
Auxiliary
Birthday 
11
Veteran's
Day 
12
 
13
 American 
Education
Week
Nov 13-19
Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Gift Shop 
1pm-5pm
Ft. Meade VA
Gift Shop
1pm-5pm
and Potluck
14
Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Gift Shop
8am-4pm
Ft. Meade VA
Gift Shop
9:30am-4pm 
15
Mid-Year Reports to District President by November 15TH 
Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Gift Shop
8am-2pm
Ft. Meade VA
Gift Shop
9:30am-2pm
16
Hot Springs VA
Gift Shop
1pm-5pm 
17
Hot Springs VA
Gift Shop
8am-4pm 
18
Hot Springs
VA
Gift Shop
8am-2pm 
19
 
20
 
21
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 

27

Sioux Falls VA

Set Up Only
for 
Christmas
Gift Shop 
8 AM
Room 351
28
Sioux Falls VA
Gift Shop
9am-4pm
Room 351
 
29
Sioux Falls
VA
Gift Shop
9am-4pm
Room 351 
30
 

 

 
 
Events for November

Mission Training - Nov.5th - Minneapolis, MN

• Observe Auxiliary Birthday - November 10TH
• November 11TH – Veterans Day
• Plan a Veterans Day Program for your local school
• Send in POPPY orders by November 1ST
• Mid-Year Reports to District President by November 15TH

December 2016
Education & Legislative
S M T W T F S
 
 
 

 
1
 
2
 
3
Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Christmas Party
1 PM 
4
Hot Springs VA
Christmas Party
1 PM 
5
 Ft. Meade VA
Christmas 
Party
1 PM
6
 
7
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 12/7/16
Human Services Center
Christmas Party
Yankton
5 pm 
8
 
Sioux Falls
VA
Christmas 
Party
2 pm
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
Wreaths Across America
10 AM
National Cemetary  Sturgis, SD 
18
 
19
20
 
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29
 
30
 
                     31
Events for December

• Christmas Program at Unit meeting
• Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 12/7/16
• Hold Unit Rehabilitation meeting

Wreaths Across America - Dec. 17th - 10 AM - National Cemetary - Sturgis, SD

January 2017
Americanism
S M T W T F S
                  1
                  2
                   3
4
 
5
 
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7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
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18
National Security donation by February 1ST 
19
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
20
 
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24
 
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Events For January

• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – 1/19/17
• National Security donation by February 1ST
• Plan Poppy Contest / Miss Poppy
• Sponsor Legislative Programs

February 2017
Girls State
S M T W T F S
 
 
 
1
 JOURNALISM CITY APPLICATIONS due February 1ST
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
Mid-Winter
Conference
Oacoma/
Chamberlain 
11
 Mid-Winter
Conference
Oacoma/
Chamberlain 
12
Mid-Winter
Conference
Oacoma/
Chamberlain  
13
 
14
February 14TH – National Membership Goal 85% 
15
Pay Past Presidents Parley dues by March 1ST 
16
 
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18
 
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21
 
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28
 

 

 

 
 
Events for February
• JOURNALISM CITY APPLICATIONS due February 1ST
• Mid Winter @ Oacoma/Chamberlain 2/10/17 – 2/12/17
• February 14TH – National Membership Goal 85%
• Americanism Poem & Essay Contest
• Pay Past Presidents Parley dues by March 1ST
• District meetings in March & April

March 2017
Community Service
S M T W T F S
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 LEGIONETTE Nominees due to District Presidents - March 15TH
**********
Legion Birthday Observance
16
Send in Girls State Registration 
17
 
18
District One
Spring Meeting
Sturgis
Post 33
Social 11AM
Meal 12PM
Meeting 1PM
Legion meeting downtairs
Auxiliary meeting in main room upstairs 
19
District Two
Spring Meeting
Mission
Post 287
Prairie Hills
Restaurant
Social 11 AM
Meal 12PM
Meeting 1PM
Legion and Auxiliary meetings at Prairie Hills  
20
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
District Three
Spring
Meeting
Highmore
Post 35
Social  6 PM
(Sandwiches served)
Meeting 7:00 PM
East wing auditorium
Auxiliary will meet in West wing auditorium 
25
District Four
Spring
Meeting
Redfield
Post 92
Social 11AM
Meal 12 PM
Meeting 1 PM
Auxiliary meeting at United Methodist Church 1 PM 
26
 District Five
Spring 
Meeting
Clear Lake
Post 49
Community
Center 
Meal 1PM
Paid meal will be served. Price and Menu TBD
Meeting 2 PM
Social 4PM
following meetings
Coffee/Bars
Auxiliary meeting in small room at front of community center
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 District Eight
Spring 
Meeting
Parker 
Post 30
Parker Community Center
Social 5 PM
Meal 6 PM
Catered meal
$12.00 / plate
Meeting 7PM
Auxiliary meets at City Office
across the street
 
Events for March

• Legion Birthday Observance - March 15th
• LEGIONETTE Nominees due to District Presidents - March 15TH
• Send in Girls State Registration
• QUARTERS – .25 Cents per Member to Dept. Headquarters
• Submit prayers to Dept. Chaplain for President’s Prayer Book

April 2017
Children & Youth
S M T W T F S
 
 
 

 

 

 
1
District Seven
Spring Meeting
Canistota
Post 162
Social 2 PM
Meeting 3 PM
Light supper to follow meeting
Auxiliary meeting location TBD 
2
District Six
Spring Meeting
Kimball
Post 130
Social 1:30
light lunch
Meeting 3 PM
Kimball Legion Hall
Auxiliary meeting in Auxiliary room at Legion 
3
 
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14
Good Friday
STATE OFFICE
CLOSED 
15
LEGIONETTE Nominees due to Past President’s Parley 
********
Annual reports due to District President
16
 
17
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
Deadline for
Poppy Poster
Contest 
(postmarked by this date)
23
 
                       30
24
 
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26
 
27
 
28
 
                     29
Events for April

• Organize a Children and Youth Program, recognize Good
Deed/Youth Hero recipients
• April 15TH - LEGIONETTE Nominees due to Past President’s Parley
• April 15TH - Annual reports due to District President

   April 22nd - Deadline for Poppy Poster Contest (postmarked by this date)

May 2017
National Security, Poppy, & Mother's Day
S M T W T F S
 
                         1
Teacher 
Appreciation
Week 
May 1-5
                         2
3
 
4
 
5
 
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7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
Mother's
Day 
15
 
16
 
17
Remit 25% of Poppy proceeds to Dept. Headquarters
by June 10TH 
18
 
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21
 
22
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
NATIONAL
POPPY
DAY 
27
 
28
 
29
Girls 
State 
Vermillion, SD
Memorial Day
STATE OFFICE
CLOSED
30
Girls
State
Vermillion, SD
31
Girls
State
Vermillion, SD 

 

 
 
Events for May

• Election & Installation of Unit Officers
• Conduct Poppy Distribution
• Mother’s Day & Poppy Day Programs
• Remit 25% of Poppy proceeds to Dept. Headquarters
   by June 10TH
• Elect delegates to Dept. Convention & remit registration fee
• Conduct Memorial Service for deceased member

June  2017
Girls state & Dept. Convention
S M T W T F S
 
 
 

 
1
Girls
State
Vermillion, SD 
2
Girls
State
Vermillion, SD
3
Girls
State
Vermillion, SD
4
 
5
 
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7
 
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9
 
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11
 
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13
 
14
Flag Day Program 
15
State Convention @ Watertown 
16
 State Convention @ Watertown
17
State Convention @ Watertown 
18
State Convention @ Watertown 
19
20
 
21
 
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24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
Events for June

• Girl State Week – May 29TH thru June 3RD - Vermillion
• State Convention @ Watertown 6/15/17 – 6/18/17
• June 14TH – Flag Day Program
• Emphasize Flag Etiquette
• Entertainment by Juniors at Unit Meeting

July 2017
Independence day
S M T W T F S
 
 
 

 

 

 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
Independence 
Day
STATE OFFICE 
CLOSED
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
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17
18
 
19
 30 Days Prior to National Convention
- National Membership Goal
95 %
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
                     30
24
 
                     31
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
                       29
JULY / AUGUST –
• 4TH of July – Independence Day
• 30 Days Prior to National Convention – National Membership

 


STATE OFFICE CLOSURE DATES (for rest of 2017)

           September 4th - Labor Day

           November 11th - Veterans Day

           November 23rd-24th - Thanksgiving Holiday

           December 25th - Christmas

           December 31st - New Year's Eve Day

           January 1st, 2018 - New Years Day

           DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

NATIONAL CONVENTION - RENO, NV - AUGUST 18TH - 24TH, 2017