Shaping a positive future for our veterans, our military and their families.

Notes from the Department Secretary

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

First, let me express let me echo the congratulations of our Department President for the three recipients from Alaska receiving National Scholarships. We are extremely proud of you and look forward to hearing about your experiences as a result of your scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Second, it’s been more than three months since COVID-19 took over much of our socialization with each other. Keeping isolated from each other and having to have masks in public makes it a very trying time. But – we are strong – we will overcome. Please keep up all that you do to keep the virus from spreading.

As a result of Covid-19 we’ve had to cancel unit meetings, department conventions, National Convention, as well as the Department Leadership National Conference. However, we have found ways to overcome even in these. The DLNC held a virtual meeting. We have had two DEC meetings via teleconference and many units also had meetings by teleconference and are now starting to have in-person meetings with social distancing. We have found ways to continue to help our veterans and their families – whether through dropping items off at doors, delivering meals, allowing for people to drive up and get meals at various posts/units.

You are all amazing. Thanks to all of you for your efforts and time. Without you, the Department of Alaska Auxiliary would not be the support group that we are. It takes each one of us to make us successful as a whole.

“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make a change.” ~ Barbara Mikyulski


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