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THE AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY

Department of Alaska Convention

In the Spirit of Service Not Self for Our Veterans, God and Country

The 97th American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alaska Convention

will be hosted by Jack Henry Post 1 in Anchorage, Alaska

during April 25 – 27, 2019

The 97th Annual Department Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alaska is hereby called for April 25 – 27, 2019 to be held in Anchorage, Alaska and hosted by Jack Henry Post 1. Convention business sessions will be held at the Arctic Rec Center, 4855 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage, Alaska.

PURPOSE

The convention is called for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year, amending the Department Constitution and Bylaws of the Department of Alaska and for the transaction of such business as may come before the convention.

REPRESENTATION

Representation at the Convention shall be by delegates elected by Units in accordance with provisions of Article V, Sections 2 and 5 of the Department Constitution.

“Section 2. Representation in the Department Convention shall be by Units. Each Unit shall be entitled to one delegate at large and one additional delegate for each ten (10) members or major fraction thereof whose current dues have been received by the Department Secretary thirty (30 days prior to the meeting of the Convention for which they are elected, and to one alternate for each delegate. The delegates and alternates shall be elected at a Unit meeting not less than two weeks before the Department Convention. Alternates shall have priority in the order of their election.”

Section 5. Each delegate shall be entitled to one vote. The vote of any delegate absent and not represented by an alternate shall be cast by the majority of the delegates present from her Unit, each Unit voting her full strength.”

Click on the links below for detailed information and registration forms:

  • American Legion Auxiliary Call to Department Convention & Call to Department of Alaska Executive Committee Meetings - Click to download

  • Department Convention Registration & Information - Click to download - To IncludeAuxiliary documents: Special Memorandum with fees; Auxiliary Delegate and Alternate Form; Certification of Delegates; & Request for Information of Unit Officers Form as well asPost 28 documents: Registration form; Advertising for the convention booklet; RV Space Reservation; & Lodging/accomodations list

  • ALA Call to Department of Alaska Executive Committee Meeting - pre-convention - Pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the Amended Bylaws of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Alaska, a meeting of the Department Executive Committee, as now constituted, is hereby called and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The meeting will be held at Jack Henry Post 1 in Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss old and new business for the outgoing administration.

  • ALA Call to Department of Alaska Executive Committee Meeting - post-convention - Pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the Amended Bylaws of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Alaska, a meeting of the Department Executive Committee, as elected, is hereby called and will be held at the close of convention on Saturday, April 27, 2019 after the close of Convention Business. The meeting will be held at the Arctic Rec Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss old and new business for the incoming administration.

  • COMPLETE mailed Department Convention information packet - Click to download

  • Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship Application - This application should be submitted to the local Unit President of the American Legion Auxiliary on or before March 1, 2019

  • JUST A REMINDER -- We will be reviewing and voting on the Governing Documents for the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alaska. Each Unit and DEC member received copies of those documents for you to be aware of the suggested changes and to make comments. An updated version will be mailed out with additional suggested changes.

  • Past President Parley Luncheon - will be held at the same venue as the Convention (no travel involved). $15 per person to be paid at convention. Unit Member of the Year and Salute to Servicewoman Awards will be announced at the lunch. Details for submission can be found by clicking here to go to the Past President Parley program page.


March 23rd UPDATE -

YEAR END REPORTS - This is your reminder that year end reports are due to the Department Chairmen no later than April 15th. They have to have time to prepare a report for our department convention and also for our National Chairme. Please remind those in your Unit who are responsible for the reports of this deadlines. Our Chairmen will appreciate your promptness in filing your reports.

Please do not forget to do them. We should hear from every unit for each committee report. We will have a report from each of the following Department Chairs:

  • Alaska Girls State (Yvonne Lamm)
  • Americanism (Sue Waldhaus)
  • Auxiliary Emergency Fund (Zona Gregg)
  • Chaplain (Marge Blankenship)
  • Children and Youth (Ann Robinson)
  • Community Service (Kathy Moore)
  • Constitution and ByLaws (Sue Diaz)
  • Distinguished Guests (Lisa Williamson)
  • Education (April Sinclair)
  • Finance (Jane Larson)
  • History (Ann Robinson)
  • Junior Activities (Danielle Larson) Danielle.larson05@gmail.com
  • Leadership (Colleen Newman)
  • Legislative (Margaret Blankenship)
  • Membership (Yvonne Lamm)
  • National Security (Lisa Williamson)
  • Past President's Parley (Barbe Wolkoff)
  • Poppy (Lori Fruhwirth)
  • Public Relations (Lori Wolfe)
  • VA&R (Jane Larson)
  • Veterans' Gift Shop (Ann Robinson)

Chaplain's Prayer Book. - This is the revised scoring sheet; the one you received earlier is no longer valid.

MEMBERSHIP - I hope that all of you have turned in your membership for the year. Our treasurer, Diana Estrada will be preparing a report for me, I believe tomorrow, for me to figure out voting strength.

ENDORSEMENT LETTERS - Endorsement letters were supposed to have been received by me on March 22nd. To date I have received letters for the following:

  • Jane Larson, President
  • Vonn Lamm, 1st Vice President
  • Ann Robinson, 2nd Vice President
  • Barbara Nath, Secretary
  • Diana Estrada, Treasurer
  • Colleen Newman, Chaplain
  • April Sinclair, Historian
  • Frances Bedel, Executive Committeewoman

I do not have a letter of endorsement for:

  • Sergeant-at-Arms
  • Executive Committeewoman (we have two, I only got one)

If you wrote an endorsement letter and it is not on the list above, it means I don't have it. Please contact me immediately.

FEES - I still have not received the fees from 11 of our units.. They are due by April 1st. Please be sure you get them in the mail this week. Thanks.

DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES FORM - I also do not have Delegates and Alternates Forms from several of our units. They are due by March 30. Please get them in the mail this week. Thanks.

CERTIFICATION OF DELEGATES/OFFICERS INFORMATION -Please don't forget to bring these forms with you to the Department Convention. You can send the officers information into me prior to that if you want.

GOVERNING DOCUMENTS - Remember that we are going to be taking action on all of our Department governing documents at the Department Convention. These include (click each to download):

Be sure to review them before you come so that you are ready for that action.

Check back often for further information and updates!

 

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