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2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival slated for Iowa
The 2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF) is scheduled for Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 in Des Moines, Iowa. NVCAF showcases the art and creativity of 120 veterans who have earned gold medals for their talents, and fosters those veterans’ talents with workshops offered during the weeklong festival. The event recognizes the progress and recovery made through art therapy, and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our nation’s veterans after disease, disability, or life crisis. The American Legion Auxiliary and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are co-presenters of NVCAF. Hosting this year’s festival is VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines. Learn more about NVCAF here.

Find new ideas, inspiration at ALA Mission Training
American Legion Auxiliary members in search of additional ways to help veterans, servicemembers, and their families can find that, and more, at a one-day ALA Mission Training event. You’re bound to be inspired as you learn about ALA’s core programs in this fun and interactive environment while meeting other members. ALA Juniors can do the same by attending one of our national Junior meetings — held at the same time and location as ALA Mission Training events. This is a great opportunity for Junior members to learn how they can play important roles in carrying out ALA’s mission. Click here to register or to get more information.

Remaining 2018-2019 ALA Mission Training and national Junior meeting dates:
Springfield, Ill. – Oct. 20
Charlotte, N.C. – Jan. 12
Las Vegas, Nev. – Jan. 26

Remember ALA Foundation this #GivingTuesday
The holiday season is just around the corner … and so is #GivingTuesday. Falling on Nov. 27 this year, #GivingTuesday is a time dedicated to making individual and corporate donations to worthy causes — such as the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation. The ALA Foundation’s participation in #GivingTuesday directly impacts the lives of veterans, military, and their families through the ALA Foundation’s Veteran Projects Fund and the Mission Endowment Fund. Give to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation this #GivingTuesday! Click here to: (1) Make an online donation; (2) learn how your financial gift can make a difference, and (3) find out how to help us spread the word about this terrific opportunity to impact lives.


ALA entities can use the ALA 100th anniversary logo for apparel, etc.Looking forward to celebrating the ALA’s centennial in 2019? ALA units, districts, and departments can create customized and branded apparel, products, and other items with the ALA’s 100th anniversary logo in preparation for our landmark year. Emblem usage approval is required and is the same as filing to use the ALA emblem and ALA Girls State logos – simply fill out the ALA Emblem Use Approval Request form here. Check out the centennial items currently available from Emblem Sales here. You can proudly showcase the ALA’s upcoming milestone birthday on shirts, banners, posters, and more! #ALA100

Are YOU helping the ALA Foundation by using AmazonSmile? Through Amazon’s charitable program, AmazonSmile, you can support the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation while knocking out some of your everyday shopping! And it doesn’t take much effort. Simply sign in to Amazon through this special link, select the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation, and just like that, Amazon donates 0.5 percent of every purchase you make to the ALA Foundation. There’s no added fee, no catch, and best of all, you’re supporting the ALA Foundation and the lives of our veterans, military, and their families by funding programs of the American Legion Auxiliary today and for future generations. Bookmark this special AmazonSmile link for your future purchases!

Share your posts and photos with us on social media @ALAforVeterans. ALA social media hashtags:

#LegionFamily Share your Legion Family volunteering in branded attire

#AmericanLegionAuxiliary Share anything and everything related to the ALA

#ALAJuniors Share ALA Juniors working the mission

#ALARockStars Share ALA members working the mission

#ALA100 Share celebrating the ALA’s 100th anniversary
October 2018
In The Know eBulletin:
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Click here to stay updated with October reports and timely articles from these ALA national committees, programs, and activities:

Auxiliary Emergency Fund
Children & Youth
Junior Activities
National Security
Public Relations
100th Anniversary Committee

ALA Membership:
Where does your department stand in Auxiliary membership? Click here to log in and view the latest reports.

It's time to get your ALA centennial celebration items! Shop now
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On the ALA blog:
ALA Past National President first to enroll in recurring giving program
Membership renewal season: options and best practices
The 99th national president of the ALA

New blog posts are uploaded regularly – check it out now!

The ALA supports the legislative agenda of The American Legion with elected officials at all levels of government (local, state, national). Get involved.

ALA members who purchase or lease a vehicle from participating auto manufacturers are eligible to receive an exclusive cash bonus, up to $500. Download Flyer

View a short video on how the BonusDrive program works.

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