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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

Past Presidents Parley

Deb Lewis

“Celebrating our Past Presidents by reigniting passion in our Unit Members and Saluting our Servicewomen.”

The purpose of the Past Presidents Parley (PPP) committee is to utilize the experience and knowledge of past Auxiliary leaders for training and encouragement of future Auxiliary leaders. Through the Past Presidents Parley committee, women who have served as unit, department, and national presidents have an opportunity to continue in active service to the Auxiliary, helping ensure strong future leadership for the organization. The Past Presidents Parley also recognizes and honors outstanding unit members through Unit Member of the Year, and female veterans through the Salute to Servicewomen awards. Past presidents are encouraged to promote mentoring opportunities of unit members and to continue their support of the organization.

Units are encouraged to remember female veterans for Valentine’s day and to pay past presidents parley dues. Our Units and Districts have always shown great participation in the Nurse’s Scholarship, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing the results of your efforts this year. Nurse’s scholarship applications will be in the education mailing. Units should ensure they pay their PPP dues, donate to the Nurse’s Scholarship Fund, and review all applications for completion before submitting to ensure all applications are eligible for judging.

The Department will again be hosting a Past Presidents Parley/Gold Star banquet at Department Convention on Thursday, July 9, 2019. Save the date and more information will be available soon.

Awards for the Past Presidents Parley are:
Marion’s Balloonitics plaque to the Unit with the best overall participation in the Past President Parley program.

Pam’s TVlanders plaque to the District with the highest contribution to the Nurse’s Scholarship fund by April 15th.

Wanda’s Lovely World Plaque to the Unit member of the year.

Plaque’s will be awarded to one Servicewoman from each branch of service currently serving in the U.S. armed forces.

$10 Personal Awards and Certificates will be presented to the runner’s up for the Pam’s TVLanders and Marion’s Balloonitics plaques.

Resources from National

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Department Resources

Unit Member of the Year 
Salute to Servicewomen