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Paul Edwards

6th District Media and Communications

16263 Miles Circle | Brainerd MN 56401

218-820-6086  |  greyscouter@charter.net



I am sure you will remember that while campaigning for and serving as District Commander that one of the things I stressed was education for our members. Now, as a member of the Department Education Committee, I continue to work towards that end. I have been advised that as of January 19, there are no applicants from the 6th District for the April session of our Legion College.

The instruction at the college is geared toward helping to prepare members of the American Legion for leadership in the organization. We delve into history, problem solving, programs and issues affecting posts. We teach how to write resolutions and how they are processed. Some of the resolutions written by students have gone on and are now part of district and department by-laws. Several graduates of the Minnesota American Legion College are now serving as district and department officers.

I ask all of you, as you visit posts in your sub-districts and conduct your County Council Meetings to encourage folks to apply for the college. The cost for the college session is $200.00 per student and includes all educational materials. The next college session is at Camp Ripley on April 21 through 24. The on-line application is available at https://mnlegion.org/legion-college/

Legionnaires wanting to attend the course must first go on-line to take the on-line Basic Training. This course is free and can be found here: https://www.legion.org/training

Since having trained Legionnaires in their posts will help the post, Commanders may want to consider asking the posts to pay for the students to attend.

If you have any questions, you can contact me or any of the Committee Members listed below.


Michael Ash (Chairman) - mikeash202@gmail.com 612-499-1404

Paul Edwards - greyscouter@charter.net 218-820-6086

Linda Dvorak - ldvorak56@gmail.com  952-457-2129

Jennifer Havlick - jennifer.havlick@outlook.com 218-834-4975

Joe Bayer - bayerj832@gmail.com 952-567-4934

Kelley Adelsman - kladelsman@gmail.com  507-2730165

Joe Tappainer Jr. -  jtappainer@charter.net 612-770-5124