3417 Oxford St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
Junior Activities 2019-2020
“The most powerful way to change the world is to live in front of our children the way we would like the world to be.” – Graham R. White. As I think about my role as Junior Activities Chairman, this quote comes to mind. As Junior Activities Chairman, it is my duty to guide and support the Juniors of Iowa in their acts of kindness towards our veterans and military families. This organization has been shining for the last 100 years! If we want our organization to continue to grow and prosper for the next 100 years, we need to include our Juniors in everything we do. Invite them to meetings at unit, district, and department levels. Include them when participating in different volunteer activities and projects. Not only do these girls learn from us, but we also learn from them. That is why it is essential to support these girls in every aspect of this organization, to expand their knowledge of our mission and what it means to be an auxiliary member. One thing we can do to emphasize that our Juniors are the future of our organization is by helping President Kelly in supporting Junior Camp. Junior Camp is an amazing opportunity for our girls to learn many different things about our organization. They learn how to be independent when it comes to running for offices but also learn how to work as a team in accomplishing different projects and tasks while also having fun.
Americanism: This is the opportunity to teach our Juniors on what it means to be true to our flag; allowing them to learn about each part of the flag and the meanings of the colors, how to properly fold and what each fold means, and how to properly dispose of a flag when the flag becomes unserviceable. They can also learn the words of the Pledge of Allegiance and what they mean.
Junior Patch Program: Take some time and assist your Juniors in earning patches. Many activities and projects can be done to earn patches. To learn more about these activities, visit the Junior member activities page at www.ALAforVeterans.org.
Poppy Program: For information on this program, visit the Poppy Program section.
Unit Awards: A citation plaque will be awarded to the unit with the most outstanding Junior Activities Program.
- Narrative to not exceed 1,000 words and must include the award cover sheet
- Include information on how your Juniors have contributed to our goals of this organization
- Please include pictures, news articles, etc. of your Juniors participating in activities and projects
Best Media Coverage of an Activity or Project: Narrative to not exceed 500 words and must include the award cover sheet. Please include specified examples, using newspaper articles, newsletters, pictures, etc.
Please email me a mid-year report of the activities your Juniors have participated in by December 10th, 2019.
Please email me your end-year reports by April 30th, 2020.