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Notes from the Department Secretary

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

Oh, how the time does fly. It is hard for me to believe that we are back to preparing for our Department Convention. What an exciting time this will be with the 100th Anniversary celebration of the American Legion. AND believe it or not, the American Legion Auxiliary 100th Anniversary Celebration will be this next year.

The Alaska Department Convention will be held in Anchorage from April 25-27, 2019 just a few months away. It is being hosted by Jack Henry Unit 1 and business meetings will be held at the Arctic Rec Center.

All Alaska Units should have received their Call to Convention by now. Please note that there are several forms that need to be completed (some BEFORE the Department Convention and some BROUGHT TO the Department Convention). Be sure to review your packet so that you get information in on time.

We will be blessed with our National President Kathy Dungan attending and speaking at our Department Convention. Many of us already know her and it will be a time to renew that friendship. Let’s show her how proud we are to be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

In addition, it is time to be sure that your membership roster is up to date. Voting strength is determined by the membership strength a month before the Department Convention. So, don’t wait – do it now!!! Also, be sure that you have let us know if there are any members who have passed away in the last year so we can include them in the Post Everlasting Ceremony at the Department Convention.

Any questions can be directed to me. While you may do so by email at please feel free to phone call at (907) 227-8169. That way I can be sure I’m haven’t missed responding to your questions.

Thank you all for your support this past year. I look forward to a tremendous Department Convention.

  • Department Convention – April 25-27, 2019 at Jack Henry Post 1 in Anchorage
  • American Legion Auxiliary Alaska Girls State – June 1-7, 2019


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