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President Jeannine's Blog

Blog Post 10/08/2018:

Thank You all for attending the Fall District Meetings!!  I enjoyed meeting my Auxiliary sisters and the opportunity I had to visit with them.  I hope I can see many of you at the Gift Shops, Christmas Parties and later at the Mid-Winter Conference in Spearfish.

November 10th is the Auxiliary Birthday do something special at your Unit meeting because you belong to the largest Patriotic women’s organization in the world. 

Then November 11th is Veterans Day don’t forget to say Thank You to those men and women who fought for our freedom.  We owe an enormous debt to the Veterans of this Nation.  The debt is only payable in respect, honor and remembrance.  The October mailing will be coming out soon, Plans of Action are part of this huge mailing.  Be sure and share the information with your members.

 

In the Spirit of Good Will!!

 Jeannine

South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary

 

September 2018
Junior Activities, Publicity, & Music Month
S M T W T F S
 

 
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Labor Day

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Dist. 2 Fall Mtg

11:00 Social Noon Meal
1:00 Mtg.
Rapid City #22

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
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Dist. 1 Fall Mtg.
11:00 Joint Dist Mtg.
12:00 Social
1:00 Meeting
Lemon #66

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Dist. 3 Fall Mtg.
Gettysburg

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Dist. 5 Fall Mtg
1:00 PM

Castlewood Comm. Cntr.

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Dist. 6 Fall Mtg
Crossroads - Huron

Noon Socail w/coffee & bars
1:00 Meeting

Dist. 4 Fall Mtg.
Evening
Stratford Comm. Cntr.   
Gold Star Mother's Day

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Dist. 8 Fall Mtg.  
1:00 - Social     
2:00 Meeting    
Marion Post    

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Dist. 7 Fall Mtg
2:00 PM
Hudson Post Home

                          EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER
  • Send Christmas Shop items by October 1st to facility
  • Report from Citizens of Girls State
  • Plan Unit Program for the Year
  • Launch Membership Drive
  • Make plans to attend District meetings
  • Organize Junior group
  • Send Legionette subscriptions to Dept. Headquarters
  • Subscribe to The Dispatch. Send $15 to: The American Legion Dispatch, PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN  46206                                                                       

                                             
October 2018
Membership
S M T W T F S

 
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Christmas Shop Monetary donations by October 1 to headquarters

Christams Gift Shop items to the facility due date            
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 Make
Difference 
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Halloween 

 
                      
Events for October
  • Send Poppy orders to Dept. Headquarters
  • Pay National Convention Assessment - .15 cents per member based on membership at end of previous year
  • Pay Convetion Proceedings - $15
  • Pay Unit Bond - $6
  • Department Membership goal of 55% 
  • Cash Donation to Christmas Fund by November 1st

                                                 
November 2018
VA&R
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Poppy Orders Due to

Dept.

Headquaters

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GIft Shop -

Hot Springs
State Home

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GIft Shop -
Hot Springs State Home

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Gift Shop -
Hot Springs State Home

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GIft Shop -
Hot Springs State Home
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GIft Shop -
Hot Springs State Home 

Gift Shop - Ft. Meade VA

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Auxiliary
Birthday


GIft Shop- Ft. Meade VA
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GIft Shop- Ft. Meade VA
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 Veterans 
Day

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American
Education
Week
Nov 12-16

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Gift Shop - Hot Springs VA

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Gift Shop - Hot Springs VA

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Mid Year reports due
to District President

Gift Shop - Hot Springs VA
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Decorate The Capitol in Pierre - Starting at 4:00 p.m. 
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GIft Shop - Human Service Center

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Thanksgiving
 
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       Gift Shop -           Sioux Falls VA

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Gift Shop - Sioux Falls VA

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Events for November
  • Observe Auxiliary Birthday - November 10TH
  • Observe Veterans Day - November 11th
  • Plan a Veterans Day Program at your local school
  • Send in Poppy Orders by November 1st
  • Mid Year Reports due to District Presidents by November 15th          

                                               
December 2018
Education & Legislative
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day  
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Christmas Party- Hot Springs VA 
      

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Christmas Party - Hot Springs State Home

 
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Christmas Party - Fort Meade VA
 
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Christmas Party- Human Service Center

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Christmas Party- Sioux Falls VA  
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Christmas


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Events for December
  • Christmas Program at Unit meeting
  • Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day - December 7th
  • Hold Unit Rehabilitation meeting 

                                                     
January 2019
Americanism
S M T W T F S
                  
                  
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New Years
Day


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Events For January
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day- January 21st, 2019
  • National Security donation by February 1st, 2019
  • Plan Poppy Contest / Miss Poppy
  • Sponsor Legislative Programs

                                                

February 2019
Girls State
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Mid-Winter Conference, Holiday Inn Convention Center   Spearfish, SD
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Mid-Winter Conference, Holiday Inn Convention Center Spearfish, SD  
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Valentines
Day

National Membership Goal 85%

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Pay Past Presidents   Parley dues by March 1ST

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President's
Day
DEPT OFFICE CLOSED
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Events for February
  • Journalism City Applications due February 1st
  • National Membership Goal - 85% - February 14th
  • Americanism Poem and Essay Contest
  • Pay Past President's Parley dues by March 1st
  • District Meetings held in March & April


March 2019
Community Service
S M T W T F S
 
 
 

 

 Past President's Parley Dues

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Girls State
JOURNALISM CITY APPLICATION DUE  

 
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LEGIONETTE Nominees due to District Presidents - March 15TH
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Legion Birthday Observance
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Send in Girls State Registration 

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St. Patrick's Day

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Events for March
  • Legion Birthday Observance - March 15th
  • Legionette Nominees due to District President's - March 15th
  • Send in Girls State Registration
  • Quarters - .25 cents per member to Dept. Headquarters
  • Submit prayers to Dept. Chaplain for President's Prayer Book

                                                 

April 2019
Children & Youth
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LEGIONETTE Nominees due to Past President’s Parley
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Easter 
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Events for April
  • Organize a Children and Youth Program, recognize Good
    Deed/Youth Hero recipients
  •  April 15TH - LEGIONETTE Nominees due to Past President’s Parley
  •  April 15TH - Annual reports due to District Presidents

                                                 

May 2019
National Security, Poppy, & Mother's Day
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Remit 25% of Poppy proceeds to Dept. Headquarters
by June 10TH
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NATIONAL
POPPY
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Memorial Day
DEPT. OFFICE CLOSED

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Events for May
  •  Election & Installation of Unit Officers
  •  Conduct Poppy Distribution
  •  Mother’s Day & Poppy Day Programs
  •  Remit 25% of Poppy proceeds to Dept. Headquarters
     by June 10TH
  •  Elect delegates to Dept. Convention & remit registration fee
  •  Conduct Memorial Service for deceased member
  • Deadline for Poppy Poster Contest - May 1st (postmarked by this date)

                                         

June  2019
Girls state & Dept. Convention
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State Convention, Sioux Falls Convention Center
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Flag Day Program
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Events for June
  • ALA Girls State Week
  •  June 14TH – Flag Day Program
  •  Emphasize Flag Etiquette
  •  Entertainment by Juniors at Unit Meeting

                                                 

July 2019
Independence day
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Independence 
Day

DEPT. OFFICE CLOSED

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30 Days Prior to National Convention
- National Membership Goal
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JULY / AUGUST –
• 4TH of July – Independence Day
• 30 Days Prior to National Convention – National Membership

 


DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

(2019 Girls State/MidWinter Conference/State & National Convention Dates TBA)