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From the Chairman

October 2022

Greetings: I have started attending District Meetings. My goal this year is to promote Children & Youth activities and values and educate our legionnaires along the way. Last month (after this article went out), I virtually attended the National Children & Youth Conference. I will be sending along any new information on our program.

The web is your friend. and have much information on Children & Youth. National publications can be found at Below is a list applicable to C & Y.

  • April is Children & Youth Month
  • Children & Youth Programs
  • Gateway Drugs
  • Make Halloween a Fun & Safe Night
  • National Family Week
  • Play it Safe
  • Temporary Financial Assistance
  • The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation
  • Warning Signs
  • The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation brochure
  • The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation Awards brochure


I hope your post promoted Halloween Safety this month. Also, now is the time to start contacting local schools to promote our various C & Y Programs. Be sure to encourage any C & Y activities you may be having at your post, and remember, the Department Children & Youth picnic will be held on April 15, 2023, at Post 323 Lehigh Acres. More info to follow.

Any questions please use the number and email listed below:

Dianne Boland
Children & Youth Chair
(561) 315-0679

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