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7/9/18:  2018 Department Convention Program




National President of the American Legion Auxiliary to visit Iowa Girls State - Members Invited Monday Afternoon

On Monday, June 18, Diane Duscheck, the National President of the American Legion Auxiliary, will address the Girls State citizens at 2:30 PM. This is part of President Duscheck's official visit to the state of Iowa, and she will be present for nearly four days of the Iowa Girls State's 73rd session.

Members of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary are invited to attend this special event, which will be held on the campus of Drake University in Parent Hall, which is located in the Olmsted Center at 2875 University Avenue, Des Moines. Those traveling to Des Moines should note that 31st Street is under construction at this time, so should plan to exit I-235 on either 19th Street (from the East) or 42nd Street (from the West).

If you have questions, please contact Department Office at 515-282-7987




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The American Legion Auxiliary Centennial Committee is at work. Plans are in the making to have a celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this great organization for the Department of Iowa.  More concise, on point details to follow.   We need input from everyone. Contact one of the members, if you have an idea.  Committee members:  Diana Shadduck, Vickie Klinkhammer, Kelly Elliott,  Mary Sebben, Judy Ring ,  Marlene Valentine and Bev Copple.      Serving a Century- Side by Side




The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival is coming to Des Moines, Iowa the week of October 29-November 5, 2018.

Invitation Letter




Home is where the heart is, and some community members work whole-heartedly to improve their communities and make a positive impact. Every neighborhood is made up of selfless volunteers dedicated to making big things happen. Each year the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products collaborates to honor individuals that exemplify the characteristics that all true Iowans possess. We will acknowledge ten exceptional Iowans at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.


We look for citizens across the state with a strong work ethic, involvement in their community, drive to improve the great state of Iowa. Ultimately, nominees should go above and beyond to make a lasting impact on their neighborhoods.


Iowan of the Day winners receive:


If you had someone come to mind that would make a great Iowan of the Day, please consider nominating them. Attached is a nomination form with more information about the program. Additional nomination forms are available at www. All nominations for the Iowan of the Day program must be received no later than July 1, 2018. Please feel free to share the attached brochure and flyer.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (515)-262-3111 Ext. 378 or Thank you for your support of the Iowan of the Day program. We appreciate all of your help in making the program a continued success!


5/15/18:  M. Myrton Skelley Award Certificates are available this year for you to print to your Members!  Please go to Forms - M. Myrton Skelley to print out.  We use 24lb weight paper, but you could use 20lb.  You will still get your certificates like usual from your District President after Department Convention.  This is intended for Units that run out or never received theirs.  Thank you!



2/6/18:  If your Unit has not paid for the use of ALAMIS this year, you need to go under FORMS and print out the ALAMIS invoice and send in your money.  We have lots of Units that have not paid!



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Reminder for contacting the Department Office:  Please use this guideline.  Thank you.

Traci – – Accounting, Obligations, Poppies, Website, 990’s

Jeannie – – Membership, Girls State, Junior Camp

Marlene – – Administrative, Communique, Blue Book, Policy Book and other business not list above

NOTE:  Traci is in the office Monday - Friday 8 to Noon.

Office Number – 515-282-7987 or FAX – 515-282-7583









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