Updated: Jun 1
The annual Close of Books for the Department of Indiana is scheduled for Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the Indiana Veterans Home in Lafayette, Indiana. This year ’s activities mark a return to familiar practices, although certain safeguards for residents and visitors will be in place.
Card turn-in will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium. Close of Books is the final card turn-in for the 2020-2021 membership year. Staff members will only receive and process final memberships for the current year. No changes, corrections or other forms will be processed, and unused cards will not be accepted.
In order to account for unused cards, please complete the Unused 2021 Card Turn-In form located under Forms and Files > Membership Forms and Schedules on the department website. An unofficial report of the year’s membership will be prepared and distributed.
2021-2022 membership cards will be available for pickup by the District Commanders for distribution to posts. The new cards will be available in the hallway adjacent to the cafeteria, and staff will be on hand to assist.
Annual post certification forms and Consolidated Post Report Forms must be submitted to the Department by June 4, 2021, or delivered to District Commanders for turn-in at the Close of Books in order for cards to be distributed.
Note that you will need a hard copy of the CPR, because the option of doing them through MyLegion.org is not currently available. CPRs completed through myLegion.org prior to the conversion are no longer available, and you will need a hard copy.
Additional activities include meetings with outgoing and incoming department and district officers, program and awards meetings, a special recognition program and bingo sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary in the Auditorium following the turn-in.
Additional information concerning the schedule of events and meeting times and locations will be posted on the website and will be distributed directly to post and district leaders.
Close of Books Membership Day Program
A printable Close of Books Membership Day Program is available here.
Department of the Year Judging Rooms
Girl Scouts - 11:00 a.m.
Girl Scout Committee
Military Person of the Year - 10:30 a.m.
National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee
Open Judging Room - 10:00 a.m.
Public Relations Committee
Educator of the Year - 10:00 a.m.
Children & Youth Committee
Commander's Officer Meeting - 12:00 p.m.
Commander Connelly, Vice-Commanders, District Commanders, Sgt. at Arms