Community Service 2019-2020
Connie K. Wagner, Chairman
3548 Orchard Road
Osage, Iowa 50461
(underline between wagner and farms)
The Community Service program promotes the American Legion Auxiliary’s visibility within our localities through our commitment to community, state and nation. Our theme this year is “100 Years of Service not Self” and the symbol is Angels.
Special 100th Anniversary History Program Facts:
The national Community Service committee was established in 1926, during the term of Past National President Adalin Macauley of Wisconsin. In 1934, during the term of Past National President Tess Carlson of Minnesota, a campaign was launched to make “good” books available to more Americans. The Community Service committee carried out this program.
What is this program, and why do we have it?
By being visible in our localities, the Community Service program demonstrates who we are, what we do, and why we matter.
Some ideas of what we can do! Be creative.
- Wear your American Legion Auxiliary apparel or pins while volunteering in the
- Volunteer to organize or assist with your community’s Veterans Day observance.
- Sponsor and participate in activities at local libraries, senior citizen centers, assisted living centers, nursing homes, service projects and causes.
- Attend and represent the Auxiliary at special celebration events in the community such as holiday parades, grand openings of community facilities and community leader recognition ceremonies.
- Organize a Flag folding presentation or how to retire American flags properly.
- Represent the Auxiliary as a member of local community boards and committees.
- The National Community Service Committee Facebook group, search “ALA Community Service”
Mid-Year Reports are due to me by December 1st. End of the year report: Due April 15th. Entries must include the award cover sheet, also it is encouraged to include pictures and newspaper articles.
Committee Contact Information: communityservice@ALAforVeterans.org