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Future Focus





Future Focus Committee 2019-2020



Chairman:  Jayne Soppe                                                Executive Director: Crystal Wright                                              

563-422-5092                                                                       515-282-7987


Member Kelly Elliott                                                       Member: Mary Sebben                                                                           

 319-981-1195                                                                   515-978-6339                                      


Member: Judy Neal                                                       Member:  Mary Sypherd                                        

515-250-1407                                                                319-461-9338


Member:  Judy Ring                                                    Member: Diana Shadduck                          

 712-527-2817                                                               641-673-3227


     All ALA MEMBERS are also members of this committee as we focus on our bright Future here in Iowa. 

       We need to work together and COMMUNICATE throughout our organization.  We have the E newsletter started , the website will be enhanced , the Communique will be used  along with Facebook ( please tag and SHARE!),and some good , old fashioned talking at all levels – Unit , County , District and Department We need  to share information , ideas and suggestions with each other as we all continue 100 Years of Service Not Self.

     Everyone was great sharing ideas at the District Conferences and Mid-Winter so now we are implementing many of your ideas!  We want to add Angel Ticklers to the e-newsletter so send your information to Crystal Wright ED at the Dept. Office.  Did you get a National Award?  - be loud and proud and send this in.  Do you have a meeting or event at your local Unit or Post?   Put it on the webpage and share it with everyone. Let your Jr’s Post for you – they LOVE to post and this keeps them involved.


   Focus on our Future and USE THE TOOLS!


     It’s our Centennial year and exciting learning is available about our history, purpose and future on the ALA Academy.  Enroll in any or all courses on the National website at will need an id and password to access the academy.  Have your membership number handy and register here:


     Check out the Iowa ALA Website for a list of Committee Chairman duties with a full description found in the Policy Manual and Bylaws See what interests you and learn more about it so you can volunteer. 


     Use the Member Handbook, also available on the website. Great information for new or experienced members and you can “fill it in” with your Unit information and print it all.


     Keep building BRAND LOYALTY – wear your Legion family apparel proudly and not just to meetings. Keep a membership form with you so you can explain how to join this great organization.


   WELCOME new members and new ideas – embrace change!  Be Nice – be Positive, encourage and help – reach for that inner ANGEL in all of us!   Explain, Educate and Mentor.  Have meetings and activities that everyone wants to be a part of.  Everybody likes to be included,, Somebody can do a part to help and Anybody can do something so that Everything gets done! 


     Spread your Magical Angel Dust and Strengthen our Organization so 100 Years of Service Not Self grows to a bright future of helping Veteran.                                                                                                                                                                                                         




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