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HOT NEWS OF THE 10TH DISTRICT
**DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, DEPT IS CLOSED.
CONTACT HDQ BY EMAIL IF NEEDED.
**THE DEPT HAS HELD A VIRTUAL ONLINE MEETING AND HAS
**CANCELLED ALL OF THE 2020 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
**SEASON. SO FAR 24 STATES HAVE ALSO CANCELLED.
**CAMP AMERICAN IS ALSO CLOSED FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2020.
**THIS INCLUDE THE POST OWNED CABINS THAT SIGNED THE AGREEMENT.
**BE ADVISED, WE ARE CANCELLING THE DIST SPRING CONF. OF 2020.
**WE HAVE TIME NOW, GET THOSE CPR'S SUBMITTED!!
**GO HERE TO MEET THE NEW DEPT ADJUTANT.
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Today's Trivia Question:
When was Mr Potato Head born?
The Answer: May 1 1952, this makes him
a baby boomer. He orignally didnt come with
a body. You used a potatoe.
2019-2020 Playoffs are over!
We ended up at 13 - 3. Great Season.
Next season will be here in 4 months.
The 10th District DEC soon will be
starting to use ZOOM.
It is a Virtual Meeting Package that can be
loaded on a smart phone or PC and we can then convene a virtual
meeting. The next couple Documents explain how to use it.
American Legion has established a Website for all Posts,
Officers and Members.
Click HERE to start and to see what it looks like!
Here is a copy of the MyLegion Handout to learn how to use it.
There is now also a new tool to use to look up any member.
Click HERE to see more info. This tool could come in
handy for finding friends or transferees.
Remember the Four Pillars of the American Legion! Still Serving!
Here is a link to the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs
also check this site for "Sign Up For Email Updates" from the VA.
For information about VA benefits and services that you may be eligible for,
Check out this chart released by the VA.
Print these also, and distribute.
Message from the Network Director
Good Morning Valued Stakeholders-
We are writing to remind you that we are on the eve of the
first major milestone in MISSION Act implementation.
The MISSION Act is landmark legislation, passed in a bipartisan
manner with the strong support of Veterans Service
Organizations.This is a pivotal time for VA.
We are strengthening VA health
care and empowering the Veterans we serve with more care options,
and it begins tomorrow, June 6th.
My VISN 12 team and our Medical Centers have worked diligently over
the last few months in preparation for this day.
This week I have visited a different medical center every day,
rounding with Community Care staff, Medical Support Assistants
and Call Center staff. I have been extremely impressed with
their knowledge of the changes coming with the MISSION Act
and engagement in assisting our Veterans with questions.
I have attached additional documents to further inform you
and your staff on the MISSION Act.
1.) MISSION Act VA Health Care Options Brochure. This brochure
was included in the original ZipFile, but would like to note that
this has been mailed to every Veteran enrolled with the VA.
2.) MISSION Act Community Care Booklet. This booklet expands
on the information provided in the Health Care Options brochures.
These booklets will be available at every VA Medical Center.
VA- FS Veteran Care Agreements. This fact sheet outlines how a community
provider can establish a Veteran Care Agreement with the VA.
VA-FS Billing and Payment. This fact sheet outlines information
related to co-pays.
Our Medical Centers are anticipating increased call
volume tomorrow and have developed local operating centers
to ensure calls are triaged appropriately.
We have equipped our staff with all of the appropriate training
and information for them to assist all of our customers.
If you receive questions/issues you are unable to address locally
please feel free to reach out to the Acting VISN 12 Public Affairs
Officer, Kathleen Kennedy. She can be reached by phone at
224-275-5261 or via e-mail at Kathleen.email@example.com.
June 6th is just the beginning. VA will continue to
evolve and lead in the months and years to come,
enhancing our care, services, IT systems, and programs
for the benefit of America’s Veterans.
Victoria Brahm, MSN, RN, VHA-CM
Acting Network Director, VISN 12
New American Legion Mobile App now available.
A new App has been developed that offers several reasons to
join the nation's largest veterans organization, along with with a
direct route to join, renew donate
or find a local post from any smartphone or electronic tablet.
This App is available from Google Play Store. Download the App there.
After clicking below, enter Legion in the search box.
National Legion Website Newsletter.
If you go to the National American Legion Website and scroll down
to the yellow box labeled; "Choose Your Newsletter", and click it,
you will walk through a questionnaire to enter your ID number and Last
Name. You can then click on the newsletters you want in your email.
This website is also available on the Home Page.
It may take a while for their database to be updated.
Does your Historian need a great tool to
record the history of your Post?
The American Legion has a workbook that can really be a great tool.
Click Workbook to get a copy.
Or click here Centennial Workshop Guide. to get a copy of ths guide.
The Legionaire Insurance Trust.
Here is a printable Report on the 5 attributes.
The Legionaire Insurance Trust now has an online enrollment site that
can be used to enroll for the no cost for $5000 Accidental Death Benefit.
Click Here to download this Media Kit
Click Here to print copy of this memo.
Click Here to go directly to their Enrollment Site.
Here are some articles released March 11th about this Insurance.
Dept Adjutant has sent this Handbook to give more info.
Here is a Letter from the Insurance carrier that you need to read.
Legion Sponsored Medicare Supplement Policy.
Check out this Press Release concerning
the American Legion Sponsored Medicare Supplement Policy.
District 10 Bylaws and Constitution
Here is a new copy of the 10th District Constitution
Here is a new copy of the 10th District Bylaws
These are the clean copies that were voted on in April.
For those Posts and Countys that may need to recover their Bylaws,
here is a Suggested Constitution and Bylaws to start with.
Here is a printable copy of Roberts Rules of Order.
CVSO Lookup Page.
No matter where you are, there is a CVSO standing
by to assist any and all Veterans. Find yours here!
Wisconsin CVSO by County
New VA Veterans ID Card.
Starting in November of 2017, the VA will be issuing new
Official Veterans ID Card.Get yours here!
Here is a list of very important Wisconsin
Legal Resources for Military and Veterans.
New Membership Kit.
As we celebrate 100 YEARS of WHY – you can use these tools to
tell your story. There are candidates, find them. BE LEGION PROUD!
Here are some Printouts to asist your efforts.
The Posters are fillable with your Post Info.
Click HERE to get a copy of the Kit.
Click HERE to get a copy of the Recruiting FAMILY Poster.
Click HERE to get a copy of the Recruiting Flyer.
Click HERE to get a copy of the Uncle Sam FAMILY Poster.
Click HERE to get a copy of the Uncle Sam Flyer.
SEASON CANCELLED AS OF MAY 09, 2020!!
Camp American Legion Update.
Click HERE to get a copy of the latest Wish List.
Click HERE to get a copy of the latest 2019 Season Program.
Due to COVID-19, all reservationa are on hold!
CANCELLED AS OF MARCH 30, 2020!!
Badger Boys State Information
This years session was to be June 13-20, 2020.
This will be the 79th session in this state.
Go HERE for more information.
Here is a video that you may enjoy!
The Wisconsin Badger Legionnaire Newspaper
is available online and can be viewed
You can see the most current edition, the previous
edition along with the last supplement.
Go HERE for your copy.
Veterans Still Serving America!