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Plan early MI LEGIONNAIRE Michigan Legionnaire & Wolverine Auxiliaire Vol. LXXXIII No. 4 What do Ted Williams, Yogi Berra and Reggie Jackson have in common? If you said baseball you are only half-cor-rect. The answer is American Legion Baseball! More than half of current major-leaguers played Legion Baseball. The program is always growing, and participation is easy. About 5,000 teams Nationwide compete each year, so there’s ample opportunity for new players to join, and for coaches who want to start a team. The league also requires a number of umpires and volunteers. Official Publication of The American Legion Department of Michigan -www.michiganlegion.org -NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 BASEBALL IN NOVEMBER?? To coach: Coaches who want to start a team should contact the Zone baseball chairman in their area. Jeremy Bell -Zone 1 -Districts: Detroit 1 and 16 (313) 319-7723 nujay425@yahoo.com Tom Romain -Zone 2 -Districts: 2, 3, 4, 5 (517) 263-5921 tromain@summitfinancialgroup.net Bob Eggert -Zone 3 -Districts: 6, 7, 8, 17, 18 (810) 516-3293 bobedent@aol.com November 11th, 2014 is Veterans Day to the rest of America, but here at The American Legion we know that “Every day is Veterans Day”. As we scatter about the state attending services for this day and we say thank you to everyone we come in contact with that served in the armed forces at some time in their lives. The American Legion Department of Michigan wants to say. THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!! Resolution No. 12: Support Joint Services Transcript Evaluation of Military Training and Experience of Veterans, Active-Duty, Reserve and Nelson Cronkright -Zone 4 -Districts: 9, 10, 19 National Guard Personnel (989) 631-1444 nelsoncronkright@mcardle-midland.com Origin: Register Resolution No. 2704 (MI) Department Executive Mike Trickey -Zone 5 -Districts: 11, 12 Committee (906) 226-6404 mvtrickey271@yahoo.com Submitted by: Veterans Employ-A coach must first fill out a new team registration form online at: ment & Education Commission baseball.legion.org starting January 1, 2015. The department then will send copies of the state and national rules, and registration forms. Michigan’s Legislative Committee Leads the Way RESOLVED, That The American Le-gion support efforts to increase the understanding that without this re-quired evaluation of Joint Services Transcripts that the Department of Veterans Affairs education funding through the GI Bill oftentimes du-plicates funding for military training already received by the Department of Defense (DOD); and, be it finally NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 No Return Postage Requested To play: Contact your local Legion post. Look for the address and phone number in the local White Pages or at www.legion.org/post To volunteer: Legion Baseball can always use your help. Volunteers can serve in a variety of ways, ranging from statisticians to serving Gatorade during games. For more informa-tion, contact your local post. There are also scholarship opportunities within Legion Baseball for up to $5,000! If your post does not currently have a Legion Baseball team, please consider form-ing one. Baseball is a great way to get the youth involved in Legion programs, and a great way to engage in your community. For God and Country, RESOLVED, By the National Execu-tive Committee of The American Le-gion in regular meeting assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Octo-ber 15-16, 2014, That The American Legion support efforts of academic credit evaluation by colleges, uni-versities and vocational technical schools via the Joint Services Tran-script system for military experience as evaluated college, university and vocational technical school credit; and, be it further RESOLVED, That DOD and the De-partment of Veterans Affairs (VA) change the current required degree plan used by colleges, universities and vocational technical institutions of higher learning to be in receipt of DOD Tuition Assistance or VA GI Bill funds be required to evaluate and report the Joint Services Tran-script of veterans, active-duty mil-itary, Reserve and National Guard just as they would for any other transcript from an institution of pri-or learning. Get Out And Vote Nov. 4th 2014 Let Your Voice Be Heard! Nelson Cronkright Department Baseball Chairman

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