Notes from the Department Secretary
I trust that 2018 was a successful year for all of year. As most of you are aware, we ended our year with a BANG! Literally.
Recovery efforts continue as a result of the earthquake. To the best of my knowledge, most of our units and members did not have any major catastrophic damages. A lot of people had many items fall off the walls and subsequently broken (including aquariums, pictures, knick knacks, etc.). However, the bottom line is that while there were injuries, I don’t believe there were any casualties as a result of the earthquake. Things can be replaced; people cannot. So, let us give thanks to God for watching over all of us in this time. If anyone needs help with anything please let me know and we will see what we can do.
As the New Year begins, we will see a definite increase in activity. The Call to Department Convention will be going on in January. The official recommended changes to the governing documents for the Department of Alaska will go out with the Call to Department Convention (to be voted on at the Department Convention). Our Honorary Junior President will be attending Mission Training in February. The Department Convention will be held in April followed by the Department Leadership National Convention in May. Alaska Girls State and Alaska Boys State will be in June at the Elks Camp in Sutton. And that only takes us halfway through the year.
So, saddle up the horses and let’s ride into an exciting New Year.
- Department Convention – April 25-27, 2019 at Jack Henry Post 1 in Anchorage
- American Legion Auxiliary Alaska Girls State – June 1-7, 2019