DISTRICT II NEWS.
APR 9th, 2013
DISTRICT II 2013 SCHEDULE POSTED (CLICK HERE).
DISTRICT II APR 6th, 2013 MINUTES. (Download Here)
DISTRICT II JAN 5th, 2013 MINUTES. (Download Here)
DISTRICT II SEPT 8, 2012 MINUTES. (Download Here)
DISTRICT TWO LEGION DISTRICT HOLDS MEETING IN CHILLICOTHE
LEFT TO RIGHT FRONT ROW: Leo Halverson/Chillicothe, Richard Jackson/Bucklin, Tom Goodin MO Dept. Sr. Vice Commander, Larry Warren District Two Commander, Edwin Allender/Chillicothe Post 25 Commander, Edward Greenway/Brookfield Post 182 Commander, Sandy DeLashmutt/Brunswick, Wanda Magruder/Milan, Colby Carmack/Green City, Terry Smith/Milan, Terry Carmack/Brunswick, Robert O’Dell/Brookfield, Kenny Morris/Milan Post 228 Commander, Arnie Arneson/Trenton, Ralph Thomas/Bucklin Post 57 Commander. SECOND ROW: Leroy Wyant/Milan, Gerald Payne/Turney, John Payne/Macon, Wayne Kitchen/New Cambria, Jack Griffin/District Two Vice Commander, Alvin Fullerton/Chillicothe, Benny Simpson/Chillicothe, Larry Kinnison/Bucklin, George Laprade/Chillicothe, and Courtney Sweeter/Chillicothe.
Department of Missouri District Two American Legionnaires met April 6, 2013 at the Chillicothe Vern Glick Post 25 Legion Hall for their Spring meeting, Larry Warren District Two Commander presided and updated legionnaires on the Legion Baseball program, Operation Warrior Comfort, and State Government Day. Special Guest Missouri Senior Vice Commander Tom Goodin briefed the attendees on new legion programs, membership, and Boys State. Jack Griffin District Two Vice Commander announced the Trenton Legion Post will Charter a Sons of the American Legion Squadron this month. District Two Adjutant Thomas stated 28 boys from District Two and six alternates are signed up for Boys State and two Cadet Patrol applicants have been selected with three alternates. Commander Warren stated the next district meeting will be June 1, 10:00 am at the Trenton Legion Hall.
Missouri Department Senior Vice Commander Tom Goodin and Anita Smith Department 2nd Vice President (Milan/Missouri) at April District meeting.
District Two Officers Commander Larry Warren and Vice Commander Jack Griffin conduct April District meeting.
Front Table: Milan Post 228 members Leroy Wyant, Post 228 Commander Kenneth Morris, Adjutant Wanda Magruder,
Second Table:Brunswick Post 7 Adjtant Sandy DeLashmutt, Bookfield Post 182 Commander Ed Greenway, Robert O'Dell/Post 182, and George Laprade/Chillicothe.
CHILLICOTHE NATIONAL GUARD UNIT HOSTS PUBLIC BREAKFAST
PHOTO: American Legion Motorcycle Riders, local citizens, American Legion members, and 1-129th soldiers attend the Family Readiness Group (FRG) BTRY 1-129th Field Artillery A Battalion Army National Guard fund raiser breakfast.
Members of the Family Readiness Group (FRG) BTRY 1-129th Field Artillery A Battalion Army National Guard unit in Chillicothe held a free will breakfast open to the public on April 6, 2013 at the unit's Chillicothe Armory. FRG's are composed of family members, volunteers, soldiers and civilian employees to provide activities and support to enhance the flow of information, increase the resiliency of unit soldiers and their families, provide practical tools for adjusting to military deployments and separations, and enhance the well-being and esprit de corps within the unit. The Chillicothe FRG hosts a unit Christmas party, summer picnic, and sells 129th tee shirts, unit paraphernalia, and free will breakfasts to fund support activities.
DISTRICT TWO LEGIONNAIRES ATTEND SPRING CONFERENCE
PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHTFRONT ROW: Jack Griffin, Terry Smith, Ralph Thomas, and Cory French. BACK ROW: Missouri Department Officers: Tom Goodin-Senior Vice Commander, Arthur Wilson Department Commander, Frank Prosser Adjutant, and Lowry Finely-Jackson Assistant Adjutant.
North Missouri District Two Legionnaires Jack Griffin District Two Vice Commander, Cory French Trenton Post 31 Adjutant, Terry Smith Milan Post 228, and Ralph Thomas Bucklin Post 57 Commander attended the American Legion Department of Missouri Spring Conference from 15-17 February, in Jefferson City. Legionnaires met to plan 2013 events, chose the state Legion Oratorical winner, and review membership enhancement.
LETTER FROM DISTRICT TWO COMMANDER.
Thanks to all of you who attended the District Meeting. There were several new folks, and everyone (old & new) contributed to a successful and hopefully informative get-together.
I failed greatly in thanking the Host Unit 7 Auxiliary in preparing our meal and the thankless cleaning up job that they did. Post 7 Officers Bill, Sandy, Terry, others please beg forgiveness for me and thank the Post Members and Unit Members for all the work they put in and for the Chicken, Drinks, Plates and Utensils. And thanks to all for the side dishes and deserts.
I am attaching a scanned copy of the multi-membership form that Zone 1 Commander David Bexten showed us yesterday.
I challenge all of you to have a membership application form on you at all times. You never know when you will bump into an eligible veteran. Better yet, carry one of these "multi-forms"; and we can add to any branch of the Legion Family -- Post, Auxiliary Unity, SAL, and/or Legion Riders!
And lastly, you know, MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP. As David said, we are hitting that time when hitting the 80, 85, 90, 95, and 100% get tougher and tougher.
Happy 2013 to all!
District 2 Commander
1/6/2013 8:09 AM
DISTRICT TWO HOLDS LEGION MEETING IN BRUNSWICK
PHOTO: FRONT ROW: District II Commander Larry Warren/Chillicothe, District II Vice Commander Jack Griffin/Trenton, Bob Magruder/Brunswick, Sandra DeLashmutt/Brunswick, Post 25 Commander Edwin Allender/Chillicothe, Melvin Littrell/Chillicothe, Ralph Kennedy,Brunswick, Tom Kussman,Brunswick, George Sutton/Brunswick,District II Adjutant Ralph Thomas.
SECOND ROW: Cory French/Milan, Wayne Kitchen/New Cambria, Terry Smith/Milan, Sam Sutton/Brunswick, Wanda Magruder/Milan, Pete Smith/Milan, Terry Carmack/Brunswick, Edward Greenway/Brookfield, James Nanneman/Salisbury, Robert Gladbach/Sumner.
BACK ROW: Dennis Woeltje/Cape Girardeau, Zone 1 Vice Commander David Bexton, District II Sergeant at Arms Donald Fosse, Lee Widhalm/Brunswick. Brunswick Post 7 Commander Bill Page, Lee Widhalm/Brunswick, Kenneth Morris/Milan, Homer McCart/Brunswick, and Tony Westcott/Brunswick.
Legion members throughout North Missouri spent the day, Saturday January 5, 2013, at the Rucker-McAllister American Legion Post 7 in downtown Brunswick. District Two is composed of twenty-one Legion Posts in nine North Central Missouri counties. The morning session, members discussed planning on Legion Baseball, Boys State, and getting veterans in the Legion. After a carry in meal lunch the District Two Oratorical Contest was held with Katy Harlan of Salisbury winning the competition and a $250.00 scholarship. Brunswick Post Commander Bill Page provided a presentation of the Post 7 history dating from World War One. The next District Two meeting will be at the Chillicothe Legion Hall April 6th and all military veterans are welcome.
NORTH MISSOURI AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL CONTEST
PHOTO: Oratorical contestants Trey Van Hautan of Chillicothe, District Two Commander Larry Warren, and Katy Harlan. Both Van Hautan and Harlan attended the American Boys and Girls State week long events this past summer.
Saturday afternoon, January 5, The American Legion District Two held the 2013 Oratorical Contest at the Rucker McAllister Post 7 Legion Hall in Brunswick, Missouri. The American Legion Oratorical Contest is a constitutional speech contest that was initiated to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The winner of this year’s contest was Katy Harlan, a senior at Salisbury High School. Harlan was awarded a $250.00 scholarship and will compete in the Northeast Missouri Legion Oratorical contest January 19, 2013. Harlan plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia and major in engineering.
District Two Legion Commander demonstrates the USAF Handshake
DISTRICT TWO LEGIONNAIRES MEET AT MERCER POST
PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT: FRONT ROW: Donald Fosse-Sergeant at Arms, Jack Griffin- Vice Commander Larry Warren-District Two Commander, Arthur Wilson-Missouri Department Commander, Ralph Thomas-Adjutant. SECOND ROW: Cory French-Trenton, Terry Smith-Milan, John Payne-Macon, Bruce Cassidy-Mercer, Edwin Allender-Chillicothe Post 25 Commander, Bart Shaw-Trenton Post 31 Commander, Bobby Hashman-Mercer Post 477 Commander, Terry Carmack-Brunswick and District Two Judge Advocate.Leighton Reid-District Two Service Officer. THIRD ROW: Russell Trainer and Bob Gibson-Mercer, Kevin Bartholmey-Moberly Post 6 Commander, Edward Greenway-Brookfield Post 182 Commander, Wayne Kitchen-New Cambria, Robert Jobson-District Two Chaplain, Jerry Richardson, and Jim Dusenberry-Mercer.
Saturday morning, September 8, 2012 Legionnaires from North Missouri American Legion Posts met at the Mercer Ragan-Hickman Post 477 Legion Hall. District Two Commander Larry Warren presided and introduced special guest Missouri Department Commander Arthur Wilson. Warren introduced an email and phone notification system to improve contact between North Missouri Legion Posts. The next District Meeting will be the December 5, 2013 Oratorical Contest at the Brunswick Post 7.
AMERICAN LEGION DISTRICT TWO OFFICERS INSTALLED
PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT: Arthur Wilson-Missouri District Commander, Larry Warren-Commander, Ralph Thomas-Adjutant, Jack Griffin-Vice Commander, Robert Jobson-Chaplain, Leighton Reid-Service Officer, Donald Fosse-Sergeant at Arms, and Terry Carmack- District Two Judge Advocate.
September 8, 2012 Missouri Department Commander Arthur Wilson conducted the installation ceremony for installation of North Central Missouri, American Legion District Two new officers, at the Mercer Post 477 Legion Hall. Wilson, the new 2012/2013 Missouri Commander, spoke of the programs the American Legion supports that affect all Missouri residents and that success of the local Legion Posts is vital to community quality of life.
Leighton Reid-District 2 Service Officer, Edwin Allender-Chilliocthe Post 25 Commander, District Two Commander Larry Warren and Arthur wilson Missouri Department Commander.
Robert Devoy, Brookfield Post 182 presents update on General John J. Pershing Museum.
CHILLICOTHE LEGIONNAIRE SWORN IN AS NEW DISTRICT TWO COMMANDER
PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT: Sheryl Smith-American Legion Institute, Thomas Goodwin-Missouri Senior Vice Commander, Gary Pace-5th District Commander and Larry Warren-of Chillicothe; District Two Commander, at swearing in ceremony.
Larry Warren -- pilot, baseball coach, retired United States Air Force Brigadier General, past American Legion, and VFW Posts commander was sworn in as the Commander of American Legion District Two, at the Department of Missouri American Legion Convention, held July 12 thru 15 at Jefferson City. District Two encompasses twenty-one legion posts from the Iowa border to the Missouri River. Warren stated he intends to visit local posts and assist in membership recruitment.
District # 2:
Bucklin, MO 64631
H (660) 695-3502
- Chariton....Post-0007..Rucker-Mc Allister.......Brunswick
- Livingston Post-0025..Vern R. Glick............Chillicothe
- Grundy.....Post-0031..Major Dale Stepp.........Trenton
- Putnam.....Post-0034..Wilbur C. Odam...........Unionville
- Linn.......Post-0057..Green Hills..............Bucklin
- Linn.......Post-0182..Ernest A. Mc Nish........Brookfield
- Linn.......Post-0197..Pershings Old Home.......Laclede
- Sullivan...Post-0228..Sullivan County..........Milan
- Carroll....Post-0239..L. E. Roy Smithpeter.....Carrollton
- Putnam.....Post-0249..Lucerne Memorial.........Lucerne
- Putnam.....Post-0251..Neal Smith...............Lemons
- Linn.......Post-0264..King-Stephenson Memorial.Marceline
- Linn.......Post-0274..Claude Myers.............Browning
- Sullivan...Post-0365..King-Walker-Custer.......Green City
- Chariton...Post-0391..Claude Duff..............Salisbury
- Linn.......Post-0517..Williams-De Moss.........Meadville
- Linn.......Post-0538..Linn County Memorial.....Linneus
- Carroll....Post-0551..Norborne Memorial........Norborne
- Chariton...Post-0586..Swan Lake Memorial.......Sumner
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VICE COMMANDER COMMENTS:
ADJUTANT & FINANCE
DISTRICT 2 CALENDER:
2013 District Meeting Sites:
Saturday 10:00 am
June 1st, 2013 at Trenton, site TBD
September 7, 2013 at Laclede, site TBD (Probably Pershing Museum)
January 4, 2014 at Bucklin, site TBD with District Oratorical Contest to begin at 1pm.
All meetings are on a Saturday and start at 10a.m. with a noon meal provided by the host post UNLESS notified otherwise.