Auxiliary News - Announcements
11/07/2019 Words from our President
I have been asked to send an email out regarding the Membership Tour this year. You can find the schedule on the Legion website. Please remind the,county and unit Presidents of the upcoming N.V.C.Membership Tour the week of November 18 -22. With all Legion Family Membership turned in or sent to Department and received by Friday the 22nd and or turned in on the 23rd at the Van Meter American Legion Post starting at 9 A.M.counts toward the winning Districts Unity Award.
Resolution 1 was adopted by the Legion NEC on Oct. 16 which amends the Preamble wording from "the Great Wars" to "all wars." The American Legion Auxiliary needs to follow and amend our Preamble. This takes effect immediately and automatically. Please inform your department and units. We were not aware this was being proposed ……sorry about the no warning.
With Great Sadness I post that Mary Sebbens mom has passed away. Please follow the link below for funeral information.
CARPET RAG BALLS
Click HERE to see the instructions on how to make Carpet Rag Balls
Go to the Centennial page to get your tool kit today!
Department Convention Program FINAL PRINT
Statement regarding potential change in American Legion Auxiliary membership
This is what we’ve learned:
The American Legion, at its spring 2019 National Executive Committee meeting, voted to replace the word “wife” with “spouse” in its constitution and bylaws section regarding the American Legion Auxiliary’s membership eligibility.
How this news affects the American Legion Auxiliary:
American Legion Auxiliary members, since the founding of our organization a century ago, are committed to meeting the needs of veterans, the military, and their families. Currently, 1.9 million women veterans are living in the United States, and 9 percent of the U.S. military is female. By 2045, it’s estimated that 18 percent of the U.S. military will be comprised of women.
With this potential change in membership eligibility opening up to the spouses of veterans, membership in the ALA has much promise for growth, leading to new resources, increased funding opportunities, and additional diversity and talent among our leadership, as well as general membership.
Building upon the ALA’s 100 years of Service Not Self, our mission will be supported by the inclusivity of all veteran spouses:
Embracing people, and the opening of our membership recruitment pool, allows the American Legion Auxiliary to become even more wide-reaching to those we serve – our heroes.
- This potential change in American Legion Auxiliary membership eligibility will be voted on by delegates at The American Legion’s National Convention in Indianapolis, Aug. 23-29, 2019. Further details will be released at that time.
- News about this potential change is not confidential. It can be shared among your membership or at department functions.
This is being sent on behalf of Interim National Secretary Linda Boone.
ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
Note from Melody Moody-
I wanted to share a bit of great news with you as we are very proud of our post #660 in New Hartford Iowa! The City of New Hartford informed myself and the commander of the Legion that our organizations have won the "ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD"!
We are so proud to accept this award from our wonderful city. Our team works hard for our vets and their families.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Contact information for Department office
email@example.com – Accounting, Obligations, Poppies, Website, 990’s, and Gold Club
Jeannie – firstname.lastname@example.org – Membership, Girls State, Junior Camp
Crystal Wright Executive Director -email@example.com – Administrative
Office Number – 515-282-7987 or FAX – 515-282-7583