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Past Presidents Parley - Cavalade of Memories


Sharon Anderson

709 3rd Street S.E.

Altoona, Iowa 50009

Home: 515-957-0803

Cell: 515-238-1375





The purpose of this committee is to utilize the experience and knowledge of our Past Department Presidents. These women have served at Unit, County, District and Department. They offer strong leadership skills and promote leadership. They promote mentoring opportunities at all levels. They encourage Units to start their own Past President’s Parley. They are ambassadors for our organization. They are people you can depend on and they will be helpful if you have problems. They are not here to tell you what to do; just offer their assistance when asked. They have two vital functions:


  1. Promote nominations for the Unit Member of the Year Award. This award recognizes outstanding efforts of a Unit member who has not served higher than Unit   President. Her efforts must be done in the current year of 2018 – 2019. Her membership dues must be current. This information needs to be sent to the District President two (2) weeks prior to her Spring Conference.  No exceptions. The District President forwards her winner to me by April 30, 2019, so I can make my selection to go to National.


  1. Promote and submit nominations for the Salute to Servicewomen Award. The Past President’s Parley will continue to recognize the military service of female personnel including the National Guard and Reserve components; representing each branch of service at National. Units, Counties and Districts need to seek candidates to nominate for the Salute to Servicewomen Award.  Send entries to the District President by April 15, 2019. Then the District President will send the entries to me by April 30, 2019. Please send only 1 entry per branch per District. Check website Past President’s Parley Awards.


I have various other duties required of me as your chairman, but I will handle each one as they come up.  As you can see the Past Presidents can be a real asset to your Department. Good luck on finding your applicants. We are all very proud of our service to the Department of Iowa as your Past Department Presidents.





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