Recent News & Updates

For the latest updates to The American Legion and The Department of Iowa

57th Annual National Membership Virtual Workshop

AUGUST 3-6, 2020 The 57th annual National Membership Training Workshop will be hosted live through Microsoft Teams. National Headquarters staff will be the presenters and moderators. The theme this year is “Growing a Post.” The agenda is located below. It features...

Department Executive Committee Fill Vacancies

Cancellation of the 2020 Department Convention enabled the carryover of all elected and appointed Department officers and committees.  The incumbents in those positions, however, retained the right to resign if they wished. That happened in two cases requiring action...

COVID-19 Update

In lieu of the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, several districts have asked the department to advise them concerning the upcoming District Spring Conferences. We have consulted with Department Commander James Kessler and we are in agreement that it is the...

Membership Cards & Materials Delivery

We know that the posts are anxiously waiting for the 2021 cards to be delivered so that they will be ready when the renewal notices come out on July 1. At last we can give you some firm idea of when that will be. The last of the National membership materials should be...

Virtual Meeting Training

Virtual Meeting Training Offered The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted many events including The American Legion National Convention, many Department conventions and our District and Post meetings. Here in Iowa we have begun holding our Department Executive Committee and...

COVID-19 CARES Relief

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that recently was enacted into law contains a provision that some of our posts and our members that own or work at a small business will find useful.This program is the Paycheck Protection Program. This...