Sheldon, Iowa — This weekend, Sheldon will play host to the 2015 Ninth District American Legion Fall Conference.
On Saturday, October 3 the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion will hold the district conference at Northwest Iowa Community College. All members of those organizations are invited and encouraged to attend. Bernie Wissink with the American Legion says it is a great way to learn what the Legion is trying to do in order to help their fellow veterans.
He says that the American Legion is based on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. He says each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens.
He says in the afternoon, they will have committee meetings for several of the programs that they offer.
He says they would imagine that about 120 people may show up for the conference. He says the conferences move around the district. He says if memory serves, the last conference in Sheldon was in 1999.
Registration at the Saturday event is from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM in Building A at NCC. There will be a noon meal served followed by a raffle, to which many of the community’s local businesses have donated.
The night before the meeting there will be a supper for those who have traveled from out of town, he says and after the meeting they will be having a social hour at the Eagles Club.