OYSTER FEAST CANCELLED/POSTPONED
The Oyster Feast scheduled for Jan 18th has been cancelled (or hopefully just postponed). Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be unable to host the event at this time. We are working to identify an alternate date in the near future so we can reschedule the event. If we are able to find a new date, we will create a new event for the Oyster Feast. Our sincere apologies. There is supposed to be a similar event at the Grasonville VFW on Jan 18th, so you could still have some oysters and support another great veterans organzation.
The United States Census Bureau is hiring additional staff to suppor the 2020 Census. Qualfied candidates must be a US Citizen, at least 18 years old, have a valid US Driver's License, have a motor vehicle, and pass a background check. This is an opportunity to have a job with flexible hours, weekly pay, with paid training. The pay is $18.50 / hour. If you or someone you know might be interested, you must act soon, as the hiring process takes about 2 months, and they need people to start in April. You can apply online at https://2020census.gov/jobs or if you want to call and speak with someone about the positions, you can call 1-855-JOB-2020 (855-562-2020).
SCHOLARSHIP SEASON HAS BEGUN
Check out the various scholarships available, sponsored by your local, state, and national American Legion! Click Scholarships in the left menu!
ORATORICAL CONTEST SEASON HAS BEGUN
The Oratorical Contest season is underway! The competition is for high school students who want to compete in the Maryland American Legion Oratorical Contest. The American Legion National Contests are April 17-19, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Maryland sends one contestant to the first of the three National rounds. The top three national finalists earn berths in Original Oratory at the National Speech & Debate national tournament. National winners also win a trip to the American Legion National Convention in August 2020.
The road to the National Contest starts with the Post Contests, in January 2020. Contestants will begin competition here. Contestants should commit to and start to write, memorize, and practice their speeches by the December school break time. County Contests are in early February 2020. Each Maryland county has between 7 and 46 Legion Posts and the county competition is the next step for Post winners. District Contests are in late February 2020. There are seven Legion districts in Maryland. Each district is comprised of between 2 and 6 counties.
The State Finals are Sunday, March 8, 2020. This year's contest will be held at Stevenson University in Owing Mills, MD. Not only does the winner of the state contest go to the national contest in April, but we invite you to speak at our state convention in Ocean City on July 15-16, 2020. For Details about the contest, rules, and how to sign up to participate, please visit the Department of Maryland Oratorical Web Site at: