Sons National Commander Jeff Frain and His Wife Patti, along with many members of the American Legion Family including: Legion National Commander Charles Schmidt His Wife Linda Presley Schmidt his Aide Dirk Levy, National Auxiliary President Mary Davis, four of the Sons National Vice Commanders-(Bill Kelly, Michael Lawler, Kenneth Yanke, Joseph Keiser), Jeff's Aide Chuck Treat. Most of the delegation arrived several days early so they could participate in the activities leading up to December 7 and also see some of the many sights. They were very fortunate to get to meet several Pearl Harbor and World War II Survivors.
The Sons of The American Legion
Oct 08, 2016
Sons of The American Legion National Commander Jeff Frain and Sons representing every Sons of The American Legion detachment convened in Indianapolis this morning and will finish up tomorrow completing the organization's annual Fall Meetings.
The Son’s various commissions and committees will meet at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel in downtown Indianapolis to discuss updates on the Legion's youth and veterans programs, review resolutions and prepare reports that will be delivered to the National Executive Committee The NEC also will hear from Frain and Committee and Commission Chairmen on membership updates, fundraising programs, things to accomplish during the upcoming year.
Frain will have some very active team members to help him this year, including National Vice Commander's Joe Korba (Eastern Region), Bill Kelly (Southern Region), Michael Lawler (Central Region), Ken Yankee (Midwest Region) and Joe Keiser (Western Region). Other national leadership include National Adjutant Brian O’ Hearne, National Historian Mike Kane and National Liaison John Kerestan.
The theme for this year “Knowledge is Power” will encourage all of the attending members to take back all of the information they pick up this weekend and spread it to all of the Sons members in their Detachment.
Emblem Sales will have a room with merchandise for sale in the Lower Lobby of the Sheraton. The room will be opened Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m.-noon Tuesday. All merchandise will be available to order, and in-stock orders placed Monday will be delivered to the hotel Tuesday.
At the National Convention in Cincinnati the following leadership was elected for 2016-2017. National American Legion Commander Charles E. Schmidt - Hines, Oregon, National Auxiliary President Mary Davis - Lacey Washington, National Sons Commander Jeff Frain - Mesa, Arizona.
At The 45th Annual National Convention in Cincinnati, National Sons of The American Legion Officers 2016-2017 elected today 8-28-2016
Commander - Jeff Frain
National Vice - West - Joe Keiser
National Vice - Central - Michael Lawler
National Vice - Mid West - Ken Yankee
National Vice - South - Bill Kelly
National Vice - East - Joe Korba