Auxiliary News - Announcements
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:
- A day of recognition at the 2018 Iowa State Fair
- Accommodations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown
- An introduction on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage
- Gate admission for four
- Four Grandstand show tickets on his or her day of honor
- $200 cash
- Use of golf cart for his or her day at the Fair
- VIP Parking
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. BlueRibbonFoundation.org/IOTD. 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 PublicRelations@BlueRibbonFoundation.org. 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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ALA PROGRAM ACTION PLAN (FORMALLY PLAN OF ACTION)
As most of you are aware, the ALA Programs Action Plan is transforming into a five-year plan (2017-2022) starting this year, with an Annual Supplement published each year containing updates on committee members plus reporting and award deadlines. This shift was brought forth by National Vice President Diane Duscheck in an effort to ensure consistency from year to year and help departments and units focus on serving the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary. This has proven to be a really big project to accomplish, but we hope that this will better assist you and your department chairmen going forward to plan for your programs with consistent information.
Currently, the release of the 2017-2022 Programs Action Plan and Annual Supplement is set to be uploaded to the national website following National Convention. Our team is working diligently to get both documents out sooner, as we understand your planning needs for the coming administrative year. We truly appreciate your patience through this process. We will notify you as soon as the documents are available, and will mail copies to those who would like them (stay tuned for additional information).
Please feel free to send me an email or give me a call if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your service to the American Legion Auxiliary!
Reminder for contacting the Department Office: Please use this guideline. Thank you.
Traci – firstname.lastname@example.org – Obligations, Poppies, Website, 990’s
Jeannie – email@example.com – Membership, Girls State, Junior Camp
Marlene – firstname.lastname@example.org – 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