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History Committee

Department of Alaska
History Chairman - 2017-2018
Department of Alaska Historian - 2017-2018
Colleen Newman
Email: avonkodiak@gci.net

2017-2018 American Legion Auxiliary History Committee

Reporting:

Prepare a final report through April 1st and send to me by April 15th. Attached is a worksheet that lists some activities that you may have participated in plus a couple of blank lines to record any other activity you came up with. Fill in the number of members that participated, their total volunteer hours and money spent promoting these activities. Also attached is a page to write a small narrative of your activities/projects. The narrative should read like a short story about what happened in your unit from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.

DO NOT SEND THESE REPORTS TO DEPARTMENT, please email to me at the address above, or bring to the Department Convention. Remember, even if you have zero activity to report, please turn this in. It will be nice to show that we had 100% reporting this year.

What is this program?

Historians recount our activities, accomplishments and help to preserve the history of our country starting at the Unit level. The Cavalcade of Memories repositories also serve as a resource for members, volunteers and the general public. Every decade a book is published that chronicles the Auxiliary’s record of service that is displayed at headquarters building in Indianapolis, along with items donated by presidents, departments and members, pictures of special achievements, etc. Please visit www.ALAforVeterans.org for a virtual tour.

What can you do?

Honor our veterans, auxiliary officers and members by displaying artifacts and various memorabilia and photos significant to our history

Ideas:

  • If you do not currently have a Cavalcade of Memories, initiate the project.

  • Search through post/unit home for items such as old pins, awards and history books.

  • Gather photos and document the event that the photo was taken. Be sure and list the names of any person in the photos.

  • Ask your membership to look through their personal belongings for items that could be included.

  • If you run out of space, check your local museums, historical societies or public libraries for displaying some of your items.

  • Bring your History Book to the Department Convention in April.

Reporting:

Mid-Year Reports - Department due date is December 5, 2016. Mid-year reports reflect the program work of units in the department. Each Unit Membership Chairman is required to submit a narrative report by December 15, 2016, to the Department History Chairman.

  • Click here for a Worksheet that lists some suggested activities to participate in plus a couple of blank lines for any other activity you come up with. Fill in the number of members that participated, their total volunteer hours and money spent promoting these activities. Also attached is a page to write a small narrative of your activities/projects.

Year-End reports - Department due date is April 15, 2017. Annual reports reflect the program work of units in the department. Each Unit chairman is required to submit a narrative report by April 15, 2017 to the Department History Chairman.

 

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