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American Legion Auxiliary

State of Iowa

Executive Director Position Available

We are now accepting resumes for this salaried management position. 

     Applicants should have the following skills:

            Non-Profit management experience

            Experience with supervision of employees and volunteers

            Effective interpersonal skills with all types of individuals

            Communication skills including but not limited to:

            Exceptional writing skills (Newsletters, websites, program information)

            Strong fiscal management skills (accounting background preferred)

            Fostering relationships with the American Legion Family

            Ability to travel throughout the state and nationally

Selected applicant will need to pass a mandatory background check.

Deadline for cover letter and resume is February 8, at 5 P.M.  Please submit by email to:




2019 Midwinter Conference is almost here!!!  For information, map, and program visit 



We’ve moved! ALA National Headquarters has a new home

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters completed relocation to its new building Dec. 10 and resumed business operations Dec. 11. ALA Headquarters is now at 3450 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. All phone numbers and email addresses have remained the same.

The new site is a building owned by the ALA. The ALA National Executive Committee in July 2017 approved the purchase of the building, the first time the organization has owned property in its nearly 100-year history.

With close proximity to major interstates, the new office location is 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis and 30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport. The new building space is larger, allowing the ALA to host more of its meetings at National Headquarters.

Tour dates of the new location will be announced in future ALA national media. Stay tuned!




HEAR YE! HEAR YE!  The American Legion Auxiliary Centennial Committee is planning, the gala celebration for 2020, Department Convention. . If you have any ideas on what you would like to do, see or have accomplished during this festive time, let one of the committee know. Any input will be considered. This is your organization, we are just the link hoping to make the Celebration a BIG one for ALL members to remember.   LET"S CELEBRATE!   



Attention: Former American Legion Auxiliary Girl State citizens and staff the 75th  anniversary is fast approaching. We are looking for roster of the  Girl State citizens, have one  want to share it,  We would like your address, name change if applicable, email address along with the year you attended, etc so information can be sent to you. Please help us by spreading this request to your friends. Any assistance with this endeavor will be greatly appreciated.  Please reply to one of the committee as soon as possible. Questions: Contact any Girls State Board Member. We thank you and are waiting to hear from you.  What a better way to see those ladies that you spent a week with by attending the anniversary in 2020. 




Have you ordered your blue Iowa Centennial shirt?    This is a reminder from the Centennial Committee that the blue Iowa Centennial shirts come in Men’s sizes, as they are somewhat larger and more comfortable.    Please take this into consideration when placing your order from the printed order form.    The Centennial shirt order form on our web page at does have a Men’s chart with sizes for comparison.  Thank you for placing an order and enjoy wearing your Iowa ALA brand!




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Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!


Serving a century Side by side!   As you and the members reminisce about the your unit's history of the American Legion Auxiliary, don't forget to share it with a Centennial Committee member. All the history is important even small tidbits. Every thing that has been achieved was history in the making and needs to be shared.  Let's connect to plan ways every county, district and unit can start a period of celebration- excitement to celebrate our past achievements, present happenings and future endeavors.    


Added Note:   Limited supply of magnets for sale,  $ 5.00 each available from your District representative on the Centennial Committee.    The official centennial Pin. Some asked for one at the 2018 Mid Winter session- we designed one- and now it is for sale.   $ 3.00    Buy from a representative.    


Bev Copple




It is vital more then ever to get those memberships in.  Remember to not sit on them.  And your membership "dream" team is here to help on anyway we can.

Judy Ring-red team, districts 7,8 &9

Cassie Harrell-white team, districts 3,5 & 6

Mary Sypherd-chairman-blue team, districts, 1,2 &4.

Let's honor our veterans legacy.




VA Central Iowa's Annual Chaleng Meeting (Community Homelessness Assessment Local Education and Networking Groups)





2018-2019 Mission Training and Junior Meeting Registration

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2018-2019 Mission Training Conferences and Junior Meetings is now open!

Dates & Locations:
September 29: Albany, NY
September 29: Spokane, WA
October 6: Sioux Falls, SD
October 20: Springfield, IL
January 12: Charlotte, NC
January 26: Las Vegas, NV

To register now, click this link: Yes
Everyone who registers must have a unique email address, this includes Junior members. If you are registering someone that does not have their own email address, please contact for instructions.

Registration Fee:
Your registration fee includes: materials for the conference, one continental breakfast and one lunch. Register early for a discounted registration fee. Those who register after the deadline or on-site may not be guaranteed all of the materials during the conference.

For more information, please click the link below:
View Event Summary

Compliance Matters is being offered again this year! A FREE information session on IRS Compliance including topics like EINs and filing 990s will take place the Friday night before the Saturday conferences from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. If you wish to attend, please select the optional session during registration!

To make housing arrangements:
Housing requests will be made through your registration process, please be sure to register by the housing deadline found on the registration website, after that time rooms are subject to availability.

For housing information, please click here: Housing

Not able to attend a mission training this year?
Please click this link: No
By clicking No, that you will no longer receive reminder emails to register.

Have Questions?
Please contact the ALA Event Team at


Having trouble with the link? Simply copy and paste the entire address listed below into your web browser:




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

Traci – – Accounting, Obligations, Poppies, Website, 990’s, and Gold Club

Jeannie – – Membership, Girls State, Junior Camp – 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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