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Western Area Commander

December 2021

The Western Area has been very busy these past two months. Both 1st and 2nd Districts had their District Meetings, and all went well. The 1st District is running their District Meetings with a different FUN theme each meeting (Halloween theme in the October meeting) and doing a great job of it. We also had a very informative Western Area Training session in late September. All four of the Department senior staff were there and provided excellent “big-picture” training about the Legion and our major programs. Both Districts had Posts represented and we would like to say THANKS to our Department Staff for a job well done.

We also had our Department Fall Conference in Orlando the first week in November, providing more detailed training. The Department honored our Western Area for obtaining the highest membership numbers by October 31, 2021 (both total memberships and the highest number of renewals). WHY? Because we have two great District Commanders (Sonny Decker, 1st District & Steve Mears, 2nd District). A big THANKS to Steve and Sonny for a job well done.

Thanksgiving will be over by the time you read this. Most of our Posts are having big dinners for our Veterans and for our young troopers away from home on Thanksgiving Day. Again, a big THANKS to our individual Post Commanders for all you do for the veterans and your communities.

I hope all had a great Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and your upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays go well. Everyone, stay safe and virus-free as we continue to strive for our American Legion membership and program goals. See you all soon.

John Edens
Western Area Commander
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