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Notes from the Department Secretary

From the Secretary's Desk
By Barb Nath, Department Secretary

We are rapidly moving toward our Department Convention. Much work is underway to make it a success and a good time for everyone in attendance.

Call to Convention documents have been sent out. The 98th / 99th ALA Convention is scheduled for April 15-17, 2021 in Wasilla at Post 35. By now you should have received convention packet by email and by regular mail. Please make sure you are aware of and prepared to meet all of the deadlines associated with Convention.

One of the areas that I would like to highlight this year is that of Scholarships.

National Level Scholarships.

  • Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship
  • Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship
  • Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
  • Spirit of Youth Scholarship

These four scholarships have to be submitted to your local unit by March 1st for consideration for this year. The one your unit selects will be sent to the Department by March 15th and decisions for each will be made shortly afterward. The application for the selected winner is sent on to National for consideration.

State of Alaska Scholarship

In addition, we have the Merrilyn Stock/Evelyn Olivcr Scholarship. Applications for this one are brought to the Convention and the Scholarship Committee will select the winner(s)

Each ALA Unit is asked to take the time to see if there is anyone in your area who might benefit from receiving one of these scholarship. All units have been sent copies of the application forms and the guidelines for submission. If you need another, please contact the Department at 227-8169

It would be great to have applications for all five scholarships.

See you all in April.


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