NEWSLETTER The Great Eighth District



NEWSLETTER The Great Eighth District
American Legion Department of Illinois
The Great Eighth District
October 2014
Commanders Report - : Bill Mc Nellis (708)997-40451 email: [email protected]
Nothing to report at this time
Sr. Vice Commanders Report - Ricky N. Serrano (708) 822-4935 [email protected]
District standing as of 25th September 2014, has the 8th District in third place, thanks to hard work of are
Legion’s Post in processing Legion Membership Cards in timely matter. We currently have one post who
met the high standards for the end month of September 2014. Congrats to Evergreen Post 854, continue
working your membership. First Division Commander Robert Graham has setup training meeting for all post
Adjutant’s, on November 15, 2014 at Robert J. Coulter Post 1941. 900 S. LaGrange Road. LaGrange, IL
60525. Time 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This training wood be helpful to all Adjutant’s and Sr. Vice Commanders
who deal with membership. Cut-off Date for membership dues to be process though Department schedule for
November 5, 2014. Third notice to be mail out on December 2, 2014. Holiday Hop date is December 6,
2014, being hosted by Evergreen Post 854, ticket cost is $25.00 per person. All post need mark this date on
your calendar to attend Armed Forces Day on 16 May 2015..
Jr. Vice Commanders Report Holiday Hop is Sat. Dec. 6th at Evergreen Park Post 854, 9701 S. Kedzie Ave. Event is a near repeat of the
very well received Hop of last year with same menu and entertainment by the FAB TONES. Tickets are $25
each and available from:
Bill Winters (FO) 312.718.5291
Bill Mc Nellis
Rick Serrano
Time to have fun and enjoy yourself is now-before winter returns
Mike Wunder, Adjutant 8th District (708)598-4622, email: [email protected]
Which present Eighth District Post has provided the most District Commanders, both past and including
present? And how many? Answer: Edward Schultz Post 697, with ten Past District Commanders.
With Veterans Day fast approaching, now is the time to post on the District webpage and calendar the events
and ceremonies that your post has scheduled for this event. The web master needs a minimum of 14 days to
include the event on the calendar. Since Veterans Day is on a Tuesday this year, most events will be held the
weekend of November 8th or 9th . That means it must be into the webmaster no later than October 17th. The
District website is
A thought to consider this year as November 11th nears: Forty-one years ago this October 10th, Spiro T
Agnew the vice-president of the United States resigned in the midst of a political scandal. Gerald Ford
became the vice-president, paving the way to his presidency upon Nixon’s resignation after the Watergate
scandal. Eighteen months later on April 29th, Ford orders the evacuation of Saigon and the next day the last
US Marine presence and the war ends. Over 58,000 US troops dead and over 158,000 wounded. Lest we
forget, as Middle East events deteriorate.
Legion Riders – David B. Montee (708) 724-6781 [email protected]
No report submitted this month.
“Keep the Rubber Side Down
Happenings around the District:
October 31 - Calumet Memorial Post #330, 950 Legion Dr., Calumet City is having a Fish Fry from 4 - 7
PM. - Prices start at $9.00 and include your choice of entree, frence fries, cole slaw, roll and butter, desert
and coffee. The post is located at 950 Legion Drive in Calumet City, Il. For further information call 708-8628685
REMEMBER is your Post is having a special event you can enter it on the Event Planner on the District’s
website We will do our best to get it in the newsletter and on the website. (The
event must not be less than two weeks away)
District Meeting Dates and Locations: October 23, 2014, Chicago Heights Post 131, 2701 Chicago Rd.,
South Chicago Heights - November 20, 2014, Glenn Maker Post 1160, 10739 S. Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge
- December 6, 2014 Holiday Hop, Evergreen Park Post 854, 9701 South Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park January 22, 2015,Tinley Park Post 615, 17423 67th Ct, Tinley Park - February 26, 2015, Rehfeldt – Meyer
Post 474, 3539 West 214th St., Matteson - March 26, 2015, Edward Schultz Post 697, 18255 Grant St.,
Lansing - April 23, 2015, Thornton Post 1070. 109 North Williams St., Thornton - May 28, 2015, Evergreen
Park Post 854, 9701 South Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park -June 25, 2015, Marrs – Meyer Post991, 11001
Depot St, Worth.
NOTE: All articles in this newsletter are print as submitted by the officers.