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DEPARTMENT HISTORIAN

ANNDI BOWNES

CONTACT INFORMATION:

PO Box 38, Blue Mound, Kansas 66010

(620) 228-4884

anndimb@yahoo.com

 

DISTRICT HISTORIANS
District One Lorraine Green Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Ann Barnes Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Three NONE Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Four Claudia Maples Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Five Linda Michletsch Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Six Nancy Evans Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Brenda Krueger Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Beth Wetzel Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Nine NONE Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
Click to visit the Department Historian's Facebook page.

The Historian's Program

The duties of the historian is to accurately record the accomplishments and significant events that occur on the Unit, District, Department, Division, & National level for the current administrative year.    Senior and junior historians are encouraged to participate in and promote the Veterans History Project.  A national project is in place to collect information on famous Auxiliary members. Our historians also help preserve the history of our country by participating in the national Veterans History Project, sharing the stories of their local veterans.

The Unit Score Sheet and other information provided to you below are the EXACT rules you must follow for competition at District Conventions and Department Convention. There is no deviation from these rules, nor is any creative license allowed for this specific contest. Past Department Histories may be found by clicking on this link.

The History/Cavalcade of Memories program is now an official part of the Historian's program.

The History program collects, chronicles, and preserves the history of the American Legion Auxiliary at all levels of the organization. A Unit, District, or Department's collective history contains its artifacts, documents, newspaper articles, publications, meeting minutes, photos, newsletters, written histories, personal momentos, etc. This is done to honor members that have made a difference in this organization at all levels. Until a few years ago, the History program was known as Cavalcade of Memories.

THE HISTORY DISPLAY CONTEST IS DESIGNED TO MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS. History is more than artifacts and/or a summary of events in a dusty book somewhere! A history display is defined as posters, scrap books, sculptures, drawings, or any other medium that represents your Unit or District history. By creating a display, this is the time to let your creative energy flow in creating a masterpiece of your Unit or District's history. MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE!

The Department of Kansas has a Cavalcade of Memories. This is on display at Department Headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, and can be viewed during regulare Deparment Headquarter's business hours. At this time, members of the Kansas Auxiliary are working on photographing and/or filming the Cavalcade for the Kansas website. This is an ongoing, multiple administration project. Please click here to visit the Department of Kansas Cavalcade of Memories display.

What Can You Do to Promote the History Program:

If you currently have a History/Cavalcade of Memories Committee, mirror the efforts of National Headquarters to promote your history.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Share Auxiliary memorabilia with your Unit.

Involve Junior members in Unit activities, helping them earn the History Patch.

Link to: How to Involve a Junior Member

Ask longtime members or family of deceased members if they would like to donate to Cavalcade of Memories

Participate in the Members Remember project.

Link to: How to Record Oral Histories-Members Remember project

Volunteer to be the History Chairman for your Unit. Write an article or create a display regarding members of your Unit or an important event for your Unit. Publish it in the local newspaper or Unit newsletter.

 

If you do not currently have a History/Cavalcade of Memories Museum, initiate the project.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Gather any photos or memorbilia that you have, and donate it to your Unit's Cavalcade.. Appoint a History Committee chairman.
Learn the history of your Unit, District, and/or Department. Initiate a records management program. Collect all artifacts, documents, newspaper articles, publications, meeting minutes, photos, newsletters, written histories, personal momentos, etc. on a yearly basis from your Unit Chairman.
Request that a History Committee be formed in your Unit. Learn proper retention and preservation of records/objects. Consult with local historical societies and museums.

Volunteer to be the History Chairman for your Unit. Ask members to donate historically inmportant records or memorabilia.

 

Become visible throughout your community and let them know the American Legion Auxiliary's history and contributions to the community, state, nation, and the world.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Share your Unit's history with people attending your Unit activities.

Promote Women's History month in March.

Link to: How to Celebrate Women's History Month

Invite people to view your Unit's Cavalcade of Memories.

Partner with local museums, historical societies, public libraries, or university archives for consulting, displaying, and preservation advise.

Tell your story. Why are you an Auxiliary member? What impact does being involved in the Auxiliary have on you and your family? Speak to public groups about your Unit and American Legion Auxiliary history.

Click this link to view the American Legion Auxiliary (National) Historian's Program Page: www.alaforveterans.org/Members/Historian. You will need your User ID and password to access the National website.

Mid-Year Unit Report are due to the District Chairman by December 1.

Mid-Year Unit Report are due to the Department Chairman by December 15.

Mid-Year Department Reports are due to Division Chairman by January 5.
Year-End Unit Report are due to District Chairman by March .
MARCH IS WOMENS HISTORY MONTH. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IS MARCH 8.
Year-End Unit Report are due to Department Chairman by March 15.
Department Historian's Year-End Report (Convention Book of Reports) is due to Department Headquarters by April 23.
Year-End Department Reports are due to Division Chairman by May 15.
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . Visit the "Forms: District Reports" tab on this website's main navigation menu.
Kansas Program Action Plan Unit Report Forms can be referenced, by District, at the top of this page, or by visiting "Forms" (then select your District), on this website's main navigation menu.
Tips for Writing a History Senior History Score Sheet
How to Write a History Junior History Score Sheet
How to Record Oral Histories- The Members Remember Project  
How to Celebrate Women's History Month National Archives link: http://www.archives.gov/preservation
How to Involve Junior Members Gaylord Archival link: http://www.gaylord.com/resources

 

 

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