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 EDUCATION 2019-2020

Kim Dixon

2162 263rd Street                                                                                  

Oskaloosa, IA  52577


There are many activities and events to help you promote education:

  1. American Education Week: November 18-22, 2019. Remember to recognize all school personnel, not just teachers.
  2. Give 10 to Education: Units and members can contribute supplies in groups of 10 to classrooms.
  3. International Literacy Day Sept 8, 2019: Units and members can celebrate this day by donating books to your school library and encouraging members of the community to do the same.
  4.  Units/Individual members can donate to American Legion Auxiliary education scholarship funds:
    • Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship
    • ALA Foundation
    • Department, District, or Unit Scholarships
  5. After donating…PROMOTE the ALA Scholarships by getting the word out that they are available.
  6. Tell schools about, a free tutoring website for military children.
  7. Volunteer in the classroom at your local school. Teachers always need help!
  8. National Library Week: April 19-25, 2020: Organize a book drive or volunteer!
  9. Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-9, 2020: Show your local teachers they are appreciated!
  10. Schedule a “Veterans in the Classroom” program or a Veterans Day program for students.

These are just a few of the thousands of ideas to promote education.  For more ideas and information, see the National Programs Action Plan at  and look under the programs tab to find education.


Department of Iowa Merit Awards: 10 will be given

Mary Virginia Macrae Memorial Merit Award for medical training

Harriet Hoffman Memorial Merit Award for educator training

Department Past Presidents’ Merit Awards

Find the form online . Click on forms and scroll to Merit Awards. One form is adequate to apply for all awards.  Send the completed form and required attachments to Kim Dixon by June 1, 2020 (address above). Follow the rules precisely.


National Scholarship Opportunities: Go to and click on Scholarships for details


UNIT REPORTING AND AWARDS:  Categories will be decided based on reports received. Entries shall be narrative,1000 words or less. National cover page to include name of the entry, department name, unit name, and name and address of the unit chair. Send entries to Kim Dixon by June 1, 2020. Contact me for more details or questions. Please email me details at the above address if you/your unit does an activity or something to promote education so that I can properly track activities for reporting purposes. Please contact me (email above) if you need any additional resources or ideas for promoting education! Please send you mid-year report to me by December 1, 2019 and your end report to me by May 1, 2020.


National Programs and Awards: Can be found at on programs, Education 2017-2022  Programs Plan Supplement.


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