Auxiliary News - Announcements
CENTENNIAL REMINDER TO ALL UNITS
Would you like your unit recognized in the Department’s 100th Anniversary Booklet? Simply complete and submit the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion Auxiliary Survey Form to the Department Centennial Chairman, Diana Shadduck at email@example.com or by mailing to 1205 E Avenue East, Oskaloosa, IA 52577. Information may be shared along with photos of your unit ‘s historical participation in the American Legion Auxiliary. We would also like to recognize those members between the ages of 95 to 100+ and also those members who have the longest continuous years of membership in your unit.
Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Legislature will be acting on a proclamation celebrating the centennial of The American Legion and recognizing the period of March 15 through September 16, 1919 as the period of formation of The American Legion in Iowa.
Legion family members are encouraged to come to the Capitol on the morning of March 19 to witness passage by the House of Representatives and Senate and signing by Governor Reynolds.
In order to be in the gallery in time, Legion family members should be on the second floor of the Capitol Rotunda outside the House chambers by 8 AM on March 19. Legion staff will be there to provide directions to the gallery. The House of Representatives will act on the proclamation at 8:30 with the Senate scheduled at 9. There will be time to move from the House gallery to the Senate gallery before the Senate takes action. Following legislative action, Governor Reynolds will sign the proclamation in a public ceremony.
Watch for the next regular issue of the newsletter for any changes but make plans now to attend the ceremony on March 19.
Also remember that the centennial coins go on sale beginning at Noon EDT on March 14. Introductory pricing will be in place for 24 hours. The introductory price will be $5 less than the standard price. Introductory prices for the silver $1 coin will be $54.95 for the proof coin and $51.95 for the uncirculated coin. For the clad 50 cent piece those prices will be $27.95 and $25.95 during the introductory period.
Purchases can be made through the Legion website or by calling the US Mint at 1-800-872-6468.
Every Brick Has a Story to Tell…What’s Yours?
The American Legion Auxiliary has been dedicated to serving veterans, military, and their families for nearly 100 years. Although things have changed since the American Legion Auxiliary’s founding in 1919, the one thing to remain the same is members’ unwavering commitment in honoring those who serve.
You, our members, can play an important role in preserving the ALA’s legacy with a $200 donation for an engraved brick paver for the new American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters, where the bricks will be placed prominently for visitors to see. In exchange for your contribution, you will help ensure our worldwide mission of service to veterans, military and their family endures. You will help tell the story of the last 100 years, while paving the way for the future.
Until January 31, the top 3 ALA departments to order the most bricks by the end of the month will receive a complimentary brick with engraving of your choice. All orders need to be received by January 31 to count.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tell your story and honor a significant veteran, servicemember, or ALA member in your life.
To learn more or order your brick, go to www.alafoundation.org/leaving-an-ala-legacy-brick-by-brick.
Hear Ye! Hear ye!!
The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Iowa Centennial Committee is making plans for the “Gala” celebration at the 2020 Department Convention. The Committee has been selling Iowa shaped lapel pins ($ 3.00) and Iowa Shaped Magnets ($ 5.00) to help defray the costs of said “Gala” event. Please contact one of the committee members or a district representative, for either as the supply is very limited. Included in the committee’s future plans are to have a booklet with pertinent information detailing the history of Iowa’s part in the American Legion Auxiliary. A reminder we also have blue polo shirts for sell through Jones Apparel. Check out the Department website for order blank and complete information concerning this. Promoting the 100 years of the Auxiliary’s organization has been an eye opening and learning experience. Please let one of the Committee know your wishes as to how we should celebrate. Check with your district representative as to her plans as each District is being asked to display a “table” for all to see at the 2020 Mid -Winter Conference. Let's brag about Iowa's part in the history of the American Legion Auxiliary. Iowa members keep on Sharing their service for the Veterans, the Youth and the Families. Don’t you want to join in the festivitie?. Units throughout Iowa can all do something, does not have to be big- Just let your communities know Who We Are- What We Do and Why We Do It. We (YOU) are making history. Join in the FUN, TODAY!
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Reminder for contacting the Department Office: Please use this guideline. Thank you.
Traci – firstname.lastname@example.org – Accounting, Obligations, Poppies, Website, 990’s, and Gold Club
Jeannie – email@example.com – Membership, Girls State, Junior Camp
Ann Rehbein Interim Director - firstname.lastname@example.org – 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