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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Junior Activities

Tina Abdelnour

Our 66th Junior Conference is fast approaching. It will be a time of Celebration. We will be helping the Auxil-iary celebrate their 100th Birthday with a Birthday Bash. It will be held on April 18 & 19, 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Champaign. Yes, that does mean Birthday Cake, ice cream, balloons, talent show (not contest), games and music. I would love to have at least 100 juniors at this conference to help celebrate the 100 years of ser-vice by the Auxiliary. To do this, I am challenging every District to bring at least (5) juniors to the conference. By doing this, we would be over the 100 juniors that my goal is. Wouldn’t that be such great achievement?

Remember the Junior Theme is “Debutants stepping into the limelight to honor their Veterans”. To do this please keep working on those junior patches. They are a good way to teach our juniors about patriotism, service and team work. These patches also help to train them for when they become senior members and hopefully help them to want to continue in our organization. Also, include the junior in your fundraising ac-tivities. They so much love to help out especially with the adults. If you go visit Veterans, take a junior. That would really put a smile on a Veterans face.

Remember Department Chairman that have Junior Contests, please either mail or email them to me so that I can include them in my program. I am still missing some of them. Thank you to those who have already turned them in.

Junior Conference Hotel Information
American Legion Auxiliary Junior Conference will be held
Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19, 2020
Holiday Inn Champaign
101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL
The Debutantes will be holding their annual Conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign April 18 and 19, 2020. Rooms and rates have been blocked and you can choose between Kings for $104.99 plus tax or Doubles for $109.99 plus tax.
Call the hotel at 217-531-9342 to reserve rooms.

Registration information, snip sheets, etc. will be in the Jan/Feb issue of ALA Today

Resources from National

Log into the National website to access these items
  • Junior Activities Handbook
  • Junior Leadership Course Materials
  • Junior Patch Program Level 1: Red K - 3rd Grade
  • Junior Patch Program Level 2: Gold 4th - 8th Grade
  • Junior Patch Program Level 3: Blue 9th - 12th Grade

Department Resources

Junior Rules and Awards
Junior Poppy Contest Rules
Little Miss and Miss Poppy Contest
Poppy Judge Responsibilities