American Legion Minnesota District #7




2024   ORATORICAL CONTEST- February 4, 2024

Commander Jan Ekert Presents Awards

1st place & $800.00  Madison Price- Eden Valley

2nd Place  & $400.  Alison Sarsland of New London  

See Americanism & Oratorical for Press Release


2024 Midwinter Conference 

Hosted by New London   January 20th

Some Notes.

District #7 Summer Convention  May 18th hosted by Morris

American Legion 2025 Dues increases...    National  $5.00    Department\State  $3.00  District    -0-

The D#7  Executive  Committee is recommending no increase for 2025 Dues- However,  the recommendation

needs Membership approval at the Summer Convention as per D#7 By-Laws.   The Department of Mn increase will also

need   Department July Convention approval  to follw it's By-Laws.  National's increase was approved and effective July 1st 2024 for 2025 Dues.   If all Dues  increases are approved the total dues will be as follows:

National                                                                    $23.50

Department                                                              $16.50

Legion Hospital Assn.                                             $    .25

District #7                                                                 $ 4.00

                           Sub Total                     $44.25

D#7 Posts Dues--To be  determined by Posts              ________ ?











-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Sikkila  
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2023 2:49 PM
To: Ekert Jan 
Subject: The Wall That Heals - May 26-29

Hello Jan!
I found this announcement today that I wanted to share with as many veterans
that I could. The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial "The Wall That Heals"
will be at Saint Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights,
MN 55120. Opening Ceremony is Friday May 26 at 11:30 AM. Closing Ceremony is
Monday May 29 at 1:00 PM. Open to the public, free admission and parking ,
open 24 hours, closes 2 PM on Monday. For further details see

Please help share this announcement if you can.

Steven Sikkila
Post 483+xxxxx



-District #7  Convention 
May 20th , Spicer, Mn 
Election Results
+Jan Ekert  --  KINGSTON    D#7  Commander 2023-2024
Vice Commander at Large - Carl Wilson, Brandon Post
Area A - Pete Flannery, Morris Post
Area B - Don Brehmer, Benson Post 
Area C - Rueben Nathe, Litchfield Post
Area D - John Jones, Echo Post
Sergeant at Arms - Keith Seidler, Spicer Post
Historian - Victor Gades, Post 1998 (Prairie Post)
Chaplain - Dave Ecker, Browns Valley Post


Finance Officer - David "Chip" Manson