You may use them as ornaments – or if you would like to attach the star or circle or oval on your Auxiliary bags and would like a key ring to do so, just put the number of key rings you need.
Thank you for your orders. This is very exciting as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion Auxiliary.
The theme for the 100th Anniversary is "An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow."
As 100th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair, I have received some of the most incredible information and stories about some of our Units. The Units in our Department have such rich histories. Therefore, as Department History Committee Chairman, I put together a year-end Unit report form to assist the Units in compiling their year-end history information. I am hoping having a form in their hand will encourage them to submit a report. This report is on the Department of Illinois website as well as on the Department of Illinois American Legion Auxiliary Facebook page under Files (which is on the left side of your screen on the FB page). I have copies with me today if you would like a hard copy, or I would be more than happy to email you a copy. A few weeks ago I emailed a copy to the Division and District President and Vice Presidents for which I had an email address.
At the National level, beginning with the 2020-2021 administrative year, there will not be a History/Cavalcade Committee at the National level. The Department of Illinois may continue with the History/Cavalcade Committee. This also doesn’t mean the National committee couldn’t be resurrected; however, it would take an amendment to the National Constitution & Bylaws and a passing vote by the convention delegates to make it happen. That was just an FYI – just useless information at this time to share with you for future thought!
We will be awarding the following personal awards:
A personal award to the Unit for the most unique way to celebrate the 100th Anniversary.
A personal award to the District for the most unique way to celebrate the 100th Anniversary.
A personal award to the Unit and District for the best report on their historical information.
A personal award to the District for the best narrative report on their historical information.