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THE AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY

Department of Alaska Convention

In the Spirit of Service Not Self for Our Veterans, God and Country

The 96th American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alaska Convention

will be held at Spenard Post 28 in Anchorage, Alaska

during April 26 – 28, 2018

In conformity with the action of The American Legion, Department of Alaska, and by the direction of the Department President Barbe Wolkoff, the 96th Annual Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alaska, is hereby called to be held at Spenard Post 28, 7001 Brayton Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99507 during April 26-28, 2018.

PURPOSE

The convention is called for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year, amending the Department Constitution and Bylaws of the Department of Alaska and for the transaction of such business as may come before the convention.

REPRESENTATION

Representation at the Convention shall be by delegates elected by Units in accordance with provisions of Article V, Sections 2 and 5 of the Department Constitution.

“Section 2. Representation in the Department Convention shall be by Units. Each Unit shall be entitled to one delegate at large and one additional delegate for each ten (10) members or major fraction thereof whose current dues have been received by the Department Secretary thirty (30 days prior to the meeting of the Convention for which they are elected, and to one alternate for each delegate. The delegates and alternates shall be elected at a Unit meeting not less than two weeks before the Department Convention. Alternates shall have priority in the order of their election.”

Section 5. Each delegate shall be entitled to one vote. The vote of any delegate absent and not represented by an alternate shall be cast by the majority of the delegates present from her Unit, each Unit voting her full strength.”

Click on the links below for detailed information and registration forms:

  • American Legion Auxiliary Call to Department Convention & Call to Department of Alaska Executive Committee Meetings - Click to download
  • Department Convention Registration & Information - Click to download - To Include Auxiliary documents: Special Memorandum with fees; Auxiliary Delegate and Alternate Form; Certification of Delegates; & Request for Information of Unit Officers Form as well as Post 28 documents: Registration form; Advertising for the convention booklet; RV Space Reservation; & Lodging/accomodations list
  • ALA Call to Department of Alaska Executive Committee Meeting - pre-convention - Pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the Amended Bylaws of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Alaska, a meeting of the Department Executive Committee, as now constituted, is hereby called and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The meeting will be held at Spenard Post 28 in Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss old and new business for the outgoing administration.
  • ALA Call to Department of Alaska Executive Committee Meeting - post-convention - Pursuant to Article IV, Section 4 of the Amended Bylaws of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Alaska, a meeting of the Department Executive Committee, as elected, is hereby called and will be held at the close of convention on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The meeting will be held at Spenard Post 28 in Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss old and new business for the incoming administration.
  • Merrilyn Stock Memorial Scholarship Application - This application should be submitted to the local Unit President of the American Legion Auxiliary on or before March 31, 2018
  • Department President Barbe Wolkoff's Poppy Project is as follows:
    • A poster no smaller than 11x14 (They can be larger)
    • There must be 3 poppies and one actually poppy with a tag
    • They will be used for Auxiliary advertisements
  • Past President’s Parley Luncheon - Do not forget to bring your submissions for Unit Member of the Year and Service Woman of the Year
  • Baby Shower for Military Family - We will be hosting a Baby Shower for a military wife of a deployed servicemember from JBER at the end of Friday’s session. This is open to any Unit or individual Legion Family member that would like to present this young family with a gift, whether you’re planning on attending Department Convention or not. Contact Lisa Williamson at williamsonlisad@gmail.com or 907-388-3264 for gift ideas, to volunteer to help and for details about the family.
  • Proposed Resolutions/Amendments - Two amendments to the governing document of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Alaska will be considered during our Department Convention.

March 9 UPDATE -

Junior Auxiliary Meeting – There will be a regular Junior Auxiliary Meeting during this convention. Our Junior Activities Chairman (Carrie Doores) and the Co-Chair Robia Bishop will be coordinating this meeting. Las year at Convention, we voted to move the 2017 meeting to the Fall Convention/Workshop. It was a successful meeting. The possibility of a permanent change will be brought forward at this year’s Department Convention. Officers will. be elected and other activities will be scheduled. So, please be sure to bring your Juniors in April.
Convention Due Dates
Documents to the Department of Alaska American Legion Auxiliary are as follows:
1. Special Memorandum with all fees – Due March 30th
2. Auxiliary Delegate and Alternate Form – Due March 30th
3. Certification of Delegates (Credentials) Form – Bring original to Convention (can send in a copy before Convention)
4. Request for Information of Unit Officers – Bring to convention and give to Department Secretary
Documents to the American Legion Post 28 are as follows:
1. Registration Form – Please note, fees change based on our submission date. Foms received on or before March 15th ($150 for Senior Members; $75 for Junior Members). Forms received after March 15th ($175 for Senior Members; $100 or Junior Members)
2. In addition, you can request RV Space and an ad in the convention booklet.
Candidates for Office – If your Unit has a member who is interested in running for office, there are steps that need to be followed. Please submit the following: Endorsement Form and Letters of Endorsement. The Letter of Endorsement should present the Candidate’s qualifications and will be sent to each Unit. Permission must be given by the Department Secretary BEFORE you can circulate the documents to each unit.

Check back often for further information and updates!

 

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