For 2014-2015 our year end reporting forms have been condensed into a new simple format. We have taken up the lead of the National Organization and made our multiple programs on numerous page reports into a series of questions that now can fit on just one, two-sided sheet. Each Unit is asked to complete this one form and submit it to your DISTRICT PRESIDENT. You may use separate sheets for additional information you may want to report.
Report is due to your District President by April 20th. Do Not send reports to the Department Headquarters.
The Department offers many plaques and awards to Units and their members each year. Much of the information used to award these plaques was contained in the previous Unit Report. New this year are Award Submission Forms. These forms will be used to detail a Unit or Memberís activities and accomplishments within each specific program. The completed forms will be sent directly to the Department Chairman for that Program. There will be no District judging. You may copy the blank Award Submission Form to enter into multiple contests. A listing of the various Plaques and Awards has been included. You can also refer to the Fall Packet/Education Scholarship information that was sent in October of 2014 to all Unit Presidents which listed all awards for this year and included various contests that do not require a submission form. All Awards submissions are to be sent to the Department Chairmen and are due April 20th.
We all realize that change can be difficult and challenging. We have all spent many, many years completing the numerous Unit Reports, sending them to the District Chairmen for them to tally the results and submit their Districtís totals to the Department Chairmen. Our goal was to simplify the process for the Units and Districts but to still gather the information needed for us to report our accomplishments to the National Organization. This new condensed report form will accomplish these goals.
If you have any questions please contact the Department office at 309-663-9366 or contact your District President for information.
Membership, the lifeblood of our organization! If we don't increase our membership, there will be no American Legion Auxiliary to help our veterans in 20-30 years."
If you haven't renewed your membership, do so now, please. It is very important. Your dues help financially, and as a member of the world's largest patriotic service organization, your vote counts in supporting the legislative priorities of veterans presented to Congress. The vote of (voting age) American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion members count.
Talk to your friends, people who work at stores you visit, casual acquaintances about the benefits of being part of the American Legion Family. There are many brochures and information papers available for you to use to promote our organization.