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The Year of Storytelling

Membership 2017-2018

Judy Neal, Membership Chairperson

Chair' Name:

Judy Neal

Chair email

JudyNeal1967@yahoo.com

Chair Address:

1260 190th St  Earlham, IA  50072

Chair Phone #                 515-250-1407  Cell         515-462-1460  Home

 

Members Names:

 

Lorna Golson

Mary Sypherd

Members Addresses:

 

1001 Twilight Dr                   North Liberty IA  52317-9017

PO Box 182 Ainsworth, IA  52201-0182

Members Emails:

 

lornagolson@yahoo.com

mrsiowaclaus@yahoo.com

Members phone #:

 

319-931-4759

319-461-9338

 

Membership Theme: “Make this the year of Storytelling!” Know exactly who you are and why you exist.  Therefore, we matter.  By honoring our veterans and military through meaningful service, the American Legion Auxiliary will grow membership by our centennial anniversary.

 

“Just When I Think I Have Learned The Way To Live, Life Changes!” Hugh Prather

 

President Vickie’s Theme: “America Runs Free Because of Those Who Served Our Country”. The colors Vickie selected this year are Blue, Red and Purple.  Those being the colors of the Military. Then if you add Blue and Red you get Purple. Let’s make this a Purple Year all around and combine all the Districts into one big District!  One for all and all for one.  We want to bring some fun into Membership and get rocking for 2018 and make Iowa first in the Nation.  We need to make our Units inviting to those that attend, for old and new members find their “Story”.  Why did they join the Auxiliary?  If they stopped coming to meetings, sit and visit with them.  Is there something we can do?  We all need to honor those that but are unable to attend meetings. 

 

National Awards:  All treats No Tricks Award - Guidelines: Departments that have no units with ‘0’ membership as of October 31, 2017 receive $1,000.  To qualify, membership must be received by National Headquarters by midnight, October 31, 2017.

Find Your Pot ‘O” Gold Award: Guidelines: Departments that have no units with ‘0’ membership as of March 17, 2018 receive $500.  To qualify, membership must be received by National Headquarters by midnight, March 17, 2018.  Departments that received the ‘All Treats no Tricks’ Award are not eligible.

Individual National Awards:  R5-Recruit/Rejoin:  Recruit or Rejoin 5 or more Auxiliary Junior or Senior members.  (Rejoins must not have paid dues after 2015).  Submit form to National Headquarters by May 1, 2108 to receive a special gift from our National Membership Chairman.  All verified entries will be eligible for $250 cash drawing.  Note: One entry per recruiter

Silver Brigade:  Recruit 25 or more NEW SENIOR Auxiliary members and receive a special gift from our National President.  Entry forms must be received in National Headquarters by May 1, 2108 to qualify.  All verified entries will be eligible for a $500 cash drawing.  Note:  One gift/entry per recruiter.

 

Department Awards:

We are on for the Triple Crown: Win, Place or Show!  There will be acknowledgements along the way to let you know that we appreciate your honoring those Veterans and Military for whom you joined the Auxiliary.   In addition to Certificates being awarded at year end.   Let’s make this the year of Storytelling and bring in those members to our wonderful Organization!

 

Judy will have Districts 7, 8 & 9 and they will be Purple @ the Belmont Stakes

Mary will have Districts 1, 5 & 6 and they will be Red @ the Kentucky Derby

Lorna will have Districts 2, 3, & 4 and they will be Blue @ the Preakness Stakes

 

The Year of Storytelling

2017-2018 Membership Calendar

 

August 25, 2017 - 26% of Membership turned into Department.

 

September 22, 2017 - 44% of Membership turned into Department.

 

October 31, 2017 - All Treats No Tricks Award - no GOOSE EGGS, each unit have at least one-member renewal for 2018, to be received by National Headquarters!

 

Honor a Female Veteran Through Membership.

 

November 11, 2017 - Veterans Day.  Take the time if you haven’t already, please take the time to listen to “The War Was In Color” sung by Carbon Leaf.  Those Veterans aren’t just images in Black and White.  This is one of the songs chosen by Vickie for her year and it tells a story.

 

November 18, 2017 - 62% of Membership turned into Department

 

The Gift of Membership:  What a better way to get in the Holiday Spirit than to give the gift of membership to a potential new member, surprise a loved one for the Holidays with a gift of membership or pay it forward for a member that maybe going through a grief or financial difficulties.

 

January 1, 2018 - 88% of Membership turned into Department.

 

February 18, 2018 - 100% of Membership turned into Department for the Triple Crown!

 

March 15, 2018: The American Legions Birthday!  Host a Party and remember why you joined the Auxiliary.

 

March 17, 2018 Find Your Pot ‘O” Gold Award.  Departments that have no units with ‘0’ membership as of March 17, 2018 receive $500. 

 

March 31, 2018 - no GOOSE EGGS, each unit to have at least one-member renewal for 2018, to be received by National Headquarters!

 

May 1, 2018 Silver Brigade forms must be received by National Headquarters to qualify.

 

May 1, 2018 Recruit or Rejoin 5 or more Auxiliary Junior or Senior members.  (Rejoins must not have paid dues after 2015).  Submit form to National Headquarters by May 1, 2108

 

June 14, 2018:  Flag Day -  Promote Flag Etiquette and Fly Your Flag Proudly!

Membership and Junior Activities:  Flag day is this month.  Involve your juniors in a ceremony and invite the community to attend.  Involve juniors in all your plans.  Distribute flag etiquette pamphlets.  Have a flag disposal ceremony and show the community the proper way to dispose of old, worn flags.

 

July 4, 2018:  Independence Day - Remember their Stories.  “America Runs Free Because of Those Who Served Our Country”

 

July 30, 2018 – Pony Rides all around!  Thanks for a Fun Year and remember you are the Reason that helps others decide to join our Organization.  Be that Story Teller and let them know why you joined the American Legion Auxiliary!

 

Programs of Action 2017-2018

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