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DEPARTMENT VICE PRESIDENT

KAREN HASTING

CONTACT INFORMATION:

khasting@usd402.com

 

DISTRICT VICE PRESIDENTS
District One Ashley Scheitler aleeann2012@gmail.com Click:Go to District Page
District Two Dianna McElroy dianna.mcelroy1@gmail.com Click:Go to District Page
District Three Leann Twitchel None Click:Go to District Page
District Four Marcella McGuire marcellamcguire@yahoo.com Click:Go to District Page
District Five Andrea Woods andreawoods@gmail.com Click:Go to District Page
District Six Nancy Evans nancylevans47@gmail.com Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Julie Radkey None Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Kelley Marshall kelleyanddon@yahoo.com Click:Go to District Page

Officer and Program Information:

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.

See  www.alaforveterans.org/Members/Membership for National membership resources.

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 President Melissa Burton and I have joined together for this year’s motto:

Our simple mathematical motto is incorporated into our SCHOOL HOUSE theme where everyone is made to feel WELCOME. Our EAGLE mascot will inspire us to SOAR and reach our GOALS! Of course, along with WORK comes RECESS. I believe that we sometimes forget to have FUN, SO WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FUN WHEN WE GET TOGETHER.

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

The Eagle – Inspiration to Members

Let the symbol of the EAGLE– our 2017-18 mascot be inspirational to members in retaining and recruiting.  Recruit 5 and fill out the form then work towards the Silver Brigade.

Why the EAGLE? (1)


Fearless – An eagle has absolutely no fear of its prey, no matter what the size.  As members of the American Legion Auxiliary, let’s not be afraid to ask others to JOIN!  We are an awesome patriotic women’s organization. 


Tenacious – An eagle flies into storms.  Eagles will use the storm to soar to greater heights.  Our organization is going through some stormy weather right now with our members aging and lack of new membership.  We shouldn’t head for cover but rather spread our wings and SOAR, reaching our GOALS! 


Nurturing – The eagle is known for its ferociousness as well as its gentle and attentive nature to its young.  She will gather an eaglet onto her back when it’s time to teach it to fly and spread her wings, flying high.  Suddenly, she will swoop out from under the eaglet, allowing it to fall then eventually catching the eaglet.  The process is repeated.  We need to TEACH and TRAIN our members while not being critical but supportive and catching them if they start to fall.


High-flyer – Eagles can fly up to 10,000 feet, but they are able to swiftly land on the ground.  Leaders also need to be able to be grounded at times and be reliable.


Eagles Never Eat Dead Meat – Eagles are not scavengers.  They hunt for their own food.  As a leader, you must go to where the action is…forums, social media sites, YouTube, newspaper articles, Facebook, social events…we need to promote ourselves continuously.


Vitality – An eagle is full of life and has the power to endure.  By the time the eagle reaches about 30 years old, life gets hard.  Its physical condition has deteriorated to the point where survival is difficult, but does the eagle cry woe is me, curl up in a ball and die? Absolutely not!  The eagle retreats to a mountaintop and over a five month period goes through a metamorphosis of regrowth, allowing for another 30 to 40 years of life.  As leaders, we have to renew ourselves and new members through personal development and constant learning.


Vision – Eagles have a keen vision.  Just like an eagle, leaders need vision.  A leader should guide the team toward the organization’s goals.  The vision should be big and focused.  Write them down and share them for all to help obtain.


(1) Adapted from Fontella Williams, April 26, 2010. www. beternetworker.com.
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Mid-Year Unit Report are due to the District Chairman by December 1, 2017.

Year-End Unit Report are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2018.
NATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK IS NOVEMBER 13-17, 2017.
Recurit 5 Award Nominations are due to National Headquarters by May 1, 2018.
Silver Brigade Award Nominations are due to National Headquarters by May 1, 2018.
ALA Rock Star Nominations may be sent to National Headquarters at any time.
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . <CLICK HERE> TO GO TO "DISTRICT ONLY" PAGE
Kansas Program Action Plan Mid-Year Report Form
10 Tips to Increase Membership End-Year Report Form
Winning Attitudes 2017-2018 Membership Awards
46 Ways to Keep Your Members Recruit 5 (New and Rejoin) Award Nomination Form
The Nine Faces of Leadership Sliver Brigade Award Nomiation Form
. ALA Rock Stars Contact Form
How to Hold a Revitalization Event or Participate in a TAL District Revitalization How to Create a Personal Connection to get Members to Renew
How to Create an Account for the Members Only Section of the National Website How to Create a New Member Packet
ALIMIS Information .

 

 

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