Auxiliary News - Announcements
7/17/17: Department Convention 2017 Program!
Attention all members. We are in the final stretch for membership for the 2016-2017 year. We have been given a list of all the Iowa members that have not renewed their membership. The membership team is making one last attempt to contact these members and we need your help. We have a list by unit of over 1500 names and phone numbers to make contact with. If you would like to help us please contact myself, Jan Carlton or Judy Neal and we will share that information with you for your units. Our contact information is in the plan of action. We are so close to goal ladies, I know we can do this!
THE ALA FOUNDATION AWARDS MINI GRANT
TO THE DES MOINES VAMC
CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAM
On April 24, 2017, the ALA Foundation contacted the Department of Iowa that they had approved a VCAF grant award in the amount of $2,500 to the Des Moines VAMC local veterans’ creative arts festival program.
The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation is to positively impact the lives of our veterans, military, and their families by funding programs of the American Legion Auxiliary today and for future generations.
Nationwide, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical facilities use the creative arts as one form of rehabilitative treatment to help veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. The American Legion Auxiliary has played a key role since 2000 in the NVCAF as a co-sponsor of the event along with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
On May 24, 2017 the Mini Grant Award check of $2,500 was presented to Suzanne Anderson, Music Therapist, and Becky Thompson, Recreation Therapy Supervisor, by Department President Sharon Anderson and ALA Representative Mary Sebben at the CLC of the Des Moines VAMC.
Mary L. Sebben
Des Moines VAMC
National wanted to give you all a heads up about a new mailing from The Hartford that just went out to our members. It is The Hartford’s Rewards Accident Insurance. Please go to the ALA Plan Administrator at the following number: 844.363.1726. Do not call the Department Office.
Dues increase for 2018 dues $17.00 for seniors 3.00 for juniors. New dues will go in affect when you receive your membership packet in July .
Commemorative Junior Member certificates are now available online. The “Commemorative Graduation Certificate” honors the dedication of Junior members as they transition to senior membership. The “Commemorative Enrollment Certificate” can be used when a Junior membership is given as a gift. Both certificates can be found on the Junior Member Activities page when you log in to the Members Only section at www.ALAforVeterans.org.
As Department and Division leaders, I’m asking that you help spread the word about Giving Tuesday. Please distribute the attached brochure to members of your Department. You can include a copy of the flyer in your monthly newsletter, forward copies to all Unit Presidents and Unit Secretaries, and distribute/discuss during meetings with your own Unit. We have just a little over a month to spread the word about this important opportunity to all members within the ALA. Can I count on your support in distributing this message? If you have any questions about Giving Tuesday, they can probably be answered with the information below. However, you should also feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I appreciate your assistance.
Board Member, American Legion Auxiliary Foundation
Reminder for contacting the Department Office: Please use this guideline. Thank you.
Traci – email@example.com – Obligations, Poppies, Website, 990’s
Jeannie – firstname.lastname@example.org – Membership, Girls State, Junior Camp
Marlene – email@example.com – Administrative, Communique, Blue Book, Policy Book and other business not list above
NOTE: Traci is in the office all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday until noon.
Office Number – 515-282-7987 or FAX – 515-282-7583