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DEPARTMENT VICE PRESIDENT

ANNETTE SCHEAFFER

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1916 Prairie Lane, Augusta, Kansas 67010

(316) 516-2613

ams.ksala@gmail.com

 

DISTRICT VICE PRESIDENTS
District One Joni Ohlde Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Nancy Mysliwski Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Three Dorothy Wahl Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Four Kay Busby Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Five Janelle Sanneman Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Six Peggy Anschutz Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Laurie Miller Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Marsha Weber Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Nine Carol Erlenbusch Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page

The Office of Department of Kansas Vice President:

The DUTIES as the Unit and/or District Vice-President include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The responsibility of aiding the President in completing the development of the Unit/District program(s). 
  • The Vice-President should be prepared to preside at meetings in the absence of the President. 
  • As the Vice-President, you hold one of the most important positions:  MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN.
  • Always representing the American Legion Auxiliary in a professional, dignified manner.
  • The responsibility of being a cheerleader.

The Membership Program:

As the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, the strength and influence of the American Legion Auxiliary is derived from its members. Members work to ensure the future growth and prosperity of the organization by partnering with units, departments, and divisions to develop strategies to retain current members, recruit new members, and engage all in mission-related activities. Members renew memberships because of our accomplishments. They know the importance and the results of the work the American Legion Auxiliary does locally as well as nationally. New members will join when they believe the Auxiliary offers them something of value in their lives.

Department of Kansas Membership Program:

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE "MEMBERSHIP: PROGRAM AND STATUS" PAGE

The Department of Kansas theme for the 2019-2020 administrative year is 100 years down the yellow brick road in Kansas: You have what you need to succeed!:

The Department of Kansas Membership program is revolving around the "Wizard of Oz" in the 2019-2020 administrative year. So, there are several Department Membership awards you and your district may win:

CLASS AWARD NAME AWARD GUIDELINES
Member

Diploma Certificate

"Scarecrow"

Certificate and/or Prize Complete all the items on the Diploma Checklist and receive a diploma. The first 10 members to complete this list will receive a special prize. DUE BY: Mid Winter Forum; Click here for the Diploma Checklist
Unit

Heart Certificate

"Tin Man"

Certificate and/or Prize This certificate is for Units reacing 100% by 30 days before Department Convention. The first 10 units to reach this goal will receive $20.00.
Unit

Courage Certificate

"Lion"

Certificate and/or Prize This certificate is for Units reaching 100% by November 10, 2019. The first 3 units to reach this goal will receive $50.00.
District Emerald Castle Certificate Certificate and Prize This certificate and prize is for the District Vice President having the highest 2019-2020 membership numbers by Department Convention.
District Yellow Brick Road Certificate Certificate and Prize This certificate and prize is for the District Vice President having the most units reporting, and who files both a Mid-Year and Year-End report with the Department Vice President.

****RENWAL NOTICES SCHEDULE****: The first renewal notices will be mailed from National Headquarters by September 15. The second renewal notice will be mailed from National Headquarters by January 15. Units are welcome to supplement the national renewal notices with unit generated renewal notices.

What Can You Do to Promote Membership:

Enhance the membership experience.
PROMOTION IDEAS:
Retain all current members. Help members stay in "good standing." Always recognize members for any and all contribution made to the Auxiliary. Make sure their is pleanty of opportunity for Auxiliary members to contribute what they can.
Share membership tools. Help members get access to the National website. Inform members about benefits and discounts available to Auxiliary members.
Rid units and departments of membership discrimination.
Ensure a positive experience for all members.
Be welcoming, kind, and respectful to members of all ages and backgrounds. Ask for new ideas and be open to them. Encourage personal contact between members of the unit. Demonstrate Service, Not Self in all activities and interactions with others. Realize that not all members will attend meetings, and be respectful ot their choice.
Ask members to participate in programs they are passionate about.
Establish a membership committee or team. Communicate needs. Use membership resources on the National website. Assign committee members a job to perform.

Reach out to former or expired members.
PROMOTION IDEAS:
Identify former and expired members using American Legion Auxiliary Management Information System (ALAMIS).
Reach out to former and expired members. Set up a committee to phone former and expired members. Develop a script to guide the members based on the purpose of the committee. Meet regularly to identify and discuss why people are not continuing their membership.
Share former members' feedback with the unit and determine what the unit might need to do differently to retain all members.

Attract new members.
PROMOTION IDEAS:
Ensure a positive new-member experience. Personally contact a new member shortly after she joins. Provide a personalized welcome letter from the unit president or membership chairman. Find out how a new member wants to be involved and which volunteer activities might best suit her skills and interests. Offer a variety of volunteer opportunities in which new members can participate, at times convenient to them, to support and deliver the Auxiliary's mission. Be welcoming, kind, and respectful to persons of all ages and backgrounds. Do not expect all new members to attend regular meetings; be grateful for whatever way she wants to participate, even if only to pay her dues.
Increase the Auxiliary's visability in the community. Use Auxiliary programs to increase community involvment and encourage responsible, active citizenship supporting our military servicemembers and their families. Engage other community based organization in Auxiliary community projects.
Volunteer at schools giving flag demonstrations and serving as mentors, with a special emphasis on military childr and the issues they face with deployment and transfers.
Identify recuritment target groups, such as women veterans, military families, and relatives of American Legion members, Auxiliary Girls State alumnae, and local colleges.
Ensure the Auxiliary is appealing to new members.
Exhibit Service, Not Self in all activities and interactions with others.
Create a significant membership experience for Junior members. Encourage Junior members to recruit their eligible friends and relatives. Encourage Junior members to attend your unit meetings.

Understand and respect members rights.
PROMOTION IDEAS:
Membership dues. . . members can pay membership online, via national renewal notice, or directly to thier unit. Once a member pays her dues, she is in good standing and entitled to all rights and privileges of being an Auxiliary member. Units have a legal and fiduciary responsibility to process membership dues in a timely manner. Failure to do so is a violation of the members' rights and due process. Dues received by the unit should be transmitted to department at least once a month.
Membership cards. . . units must provide members with membership cards as soon as payment is received. As soon as a unit finds about about an online membership renewal, a membership card must be provided to them from your unit.
Make sure your unit/district has access to the American Legion Auxiliary Management Information System (ALAMIS).

Member, Unit, and Department Membership Awards:

CLASS AWARD NAME AWARD GUIDELINES
Member 10X10 $100.00 to each member reaching this goal. Also, all verified winners will be placed in a drawing for $1,000.00 toward 2020 National Convention costs and two States Dinner tickets

Members that recruit ten (10) new junior or senior members by November 10, 2019. Members must be entered into ALAMIS by November 10. Forms must be received by National Headquarters by November 15.

Click here for the 10x10 Instructions and Form

Member

Recruit/Rejoin 5

(2 time periods for this award)

Special gift form Membership Chairman (one entry per recruiter

Use the following entry form for this award: Recruit/Rejoin 5 form. This award is for members that have recuirted/rejoined five junior and/or senior members. Rejoins must not have paid dues after 2017. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. FIRST DEADLINE: February 17. SECOND DEADLINE: June 14. (To National Headquarters, Attn: Membership Division, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)

Click here for the Recruit/Rejoin 5 Instructions and Form

NOTE: RECRUITER CAN EARN BOTH THE RECRUIT/REJOIN 5 AND 10x10 AWARD. SEE THE INSTRUCTION ATTACHED TO THE FORMS.
Unit 100% Unit Award

$100.00 drawing; 100 units to receive $100.00

Units that reach 100% of their goal by November 10, 2019, will be placed into a random drawing from which 100 units will be selected to receive $100.00.
Department Pearl Harbor Day Award $250.00 Any Department that has reached 75% of its membership goal by December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) will receive $250.00 to advance the Auxiliary's mission
Department Armed Forces Day Award $250.00 Any Department that has reached 90% of its membership goal by May 18 (Armed Forces Day) will receive $250.00 to advance the Auxiliary's mission.
Department Celebration Award $500.00 Any Department that has reached its membership goal by August 1 (30 days prior to National Convention) will receive $500.00 to advance the Auxiliary's mission.
  One Week of Caring and Sharing for the Next Century of the ALA $25.00 drawing; 100 units to receive $25.00

WEEK OF CARING AND SHARING IS APRIL 1-APRIL 7, 2020. Units that fulfill the intent of the incentive during the week of April 1-April 7, and meet the criteria outlined on the award certification form, will be placed into a random drawing from which 100 units will be selected to receive $25.00. Certification forms must reach National Headquarters by April 30. Rejoins must be processed thru ALAMIS by April 24.

Click here for: Caring and Sharing Certification Form; How to Implement 2020 Week of Caring and Sharing; Sample Scripts for Week of Caring and Sharing.

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

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

Mid-Year District Reports are due to the Department Chairman by December 15..

Mid-Year Department Reports are due to Division Chairman and National Chairman by January 5.
Year-End Unit Reports are due to District Chairman by March 1. (Date might need to be adjusted depending the dates of District conventions.)
Year-End District Reports are due to Department Chairman by March 15.
Department Vice President/Membership Chairman's Year-End Report (Kansas Department Convention Book of Reports) is due to Department Headquarters by April 23.
Year-End Department Reports are due to Division Chairman and National Chairman by May 15.
Silver Brigade Award Nominations are due to National Headquarters by May 1.
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.
How to Create a Personal Connection to get Members to Renew Recruit 5 (New and Rejoin) Instructions and Form
How to Hold a Revitalization Event or Participate in a TAL District Revitalization 10x10 Membeship Instructions and Form
How to Create a New Member Packet Week of Caring and Sharing Certification Form
How to Create an Account for the Members Only Section of the National Website How to Implement 2020 Week of Caring and Sharing
ALAMIS Sample Scripts for 2020 Week of Caring and Sharing
Download: New Member Kit KANSAS Diploma Checklist
President Karen's Membership/Leadership Brochure
Commemorative Button Order Form NEW MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Honor Women Veterans with Free Auxiliary Membership Membership Eligibility
Download: Color Door Hanger Spouses Ruling
Download: Black/White Door Hanger Q&A
Welcome to the ALA Flyer  
Unit Revitalization Guide  
Roles and Responsibilites of a Membership Chairman  

 

 

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