South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary

 

Junior Activities

2016-2017

Sharon Teunissen

7908 W Alexandra St

Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Cell: 605-212-1381

Home: 605-274-3320

    Email: sharriekay@outlook.com

JUNIOR ACTIVITIES PROGRAM PLAN 2016-2017

Our Action Plan for the Junior Activities is a simple yet very important one.

1. We must get and keep our Juniors involved in every aspect

of our program, because, yes they are members of the Auxiliary.

2. We need to increase our Juniors membership. Allow them to

bring a friend or friends to the meeting. Have something that they

would enjoy at the meeting, such as crafts, games, singing and

Snacks. Work with these young ladies. You will be amazed at

how much fun they really are and smart at the same time.

3. Announce these achievements and accomplishments. Keep

in tune to what is happening in their young lives. Get to know

your Juniors.

4. Follow their calendar that has been preplanned by the

Chairman.  You can receive one from Chairman Sharon Teunissen, or your

District or Unit Presidents.

5. Help them earn their Patches.

6. Help the Juniors with their project for the year which is the

Military's Child's Table. Try to place one in every school or public

library in your unit area.

7. Remind them of the Awards that are available through the

Junior Activities Program.

A. Best Overall Unit Junior Activities Award

B. Best Overall Department Junior Activities Award

C. Junior Member of the Year Award

D. Junior Public Relations Award

(Best Overall Media Coverage of Activity or Project)

Other Resources Available can be found at:

a. wwwALAforVeterans.org

b. Junior Activities Handbook (Free from website)

c. Junior Leadership Course

d. ALA Unit Handbook

 

 

JUNIOR AUXILIARY CALENDAR FOR YEAR 2016 - 2017

SEPTEMBER: MEMBERSHIP PATCH

Organize a New Junior Group

9/11 Patriot Day

9/18 National POW/MIA Day

9/18 US Constitution Day

OCTOBER: COMMUNITY PATCH

10/24 Make A Difference Day

10/31 Kids Safe Halloween

NOVEMBER: VA&R PATCH

PLAN A VETERANS DAY PROGRAM AT SCHOOL

11/8 Election Day

11/10 American Legion Birthday

11/11 American Legion Auxiliary Birthday

11/21 National Family Volunteer Day

11/24 Thanksgiving Day

DECEMBER: NATIONAL SECURITY PATCH

Volunteer for Veterans VA Gift Shop

Plan a Christmas Program for Veterans

Make Tray Favors and/or Christmas Cards or Christmas Stockings

12/7 Pearl Harbor Day

JANUARY: FITNESS PATCH

GIVE 10 TO LOCAL SCHOOL

CHOOSE MISS POPPY WITH PROGRAM

1/18 Martin King Luther Day

FEBRUARY: TECHNOLOGY PATCH

VALENTINES FOR VETERANS

POEM AND ESSAY AMERICANISM CONTEST

MIDWINTER CONFERENCE

MARCH: AMERICANISM PATCH

OBSERVE AMERICAN LEGION BIRTHDAY

OBSERVE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY BIRTHDAY

SEND GIRLS STATE REGISTRATION

SUBMIT PRAYER TO CHAPLIN FOR PRESIDENT 'S PRAYER BOOK

APRIL: LEADERSHIP PATCH

GIRLS STATE APPLICATION DUE

15 PURPLE UP FOR KIDS DO A MILITARY CHILD'S TABLE IN LOCAL LIBRARY

MAY: POPPY PATCH

PLAN A POPPY PROGRAM WITH "THE POPPY LADY' BOOK

GOLD STAR MOTHER'S DAY

MOTHER'S DAY

CONDUCT A POPPY DISTRIBUTION WITH SENIOR MEMBERS

JUNE: PRESIDENT'S PATCH

GIRLS STATE

6/14 PARTICIPATE IN A FLAG DAY PROGRAM

ENTERTAIN FOR THE SENIOR MEETING

JULY- AUGUST: FIELD SERVICE PATCH

INDEPENDENCE DAY PLAN A PARADE OR PARTICIPATE IN A PARADE

PREPARE FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION