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POPPY

MARCIA COTTRELL

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1225 Adams Street, Lyndon, KS 66451

(785) 817-7591

marsh6719@hotmail.com

 

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE POPPY COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Pam King

1344 Hillside Drive, Winfield, KS 67156

(620) 229-8011

pking20@icloud.com

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Myrna Rogers

1135 Euclid Street, Augusta, KS 67010

(316) 882-3545

myrna.rogers@outlook.com

 
DISTRICT POPPY CHAIRMAN
District One Sondra Woddell Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Loretta Tow 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 Claudia Maples Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Five Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Six Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Edie Griffin Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Connie Penick Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
The Poppy Program:

The Auxiliary's Poppy Program promotes and educates people about the history of the poppy, and to make them aware of the sacrifices of our veterans. The Poppy Program is the oldest and most widely recognized Auxiliary program. Each year around Memorial Day, Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides multiple benefits to the veterans and to the community. The hospitalized veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-sufficient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits as well. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the past sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans. Auxiliary members endeavor to explain the true meaning of this little flower to all those who receive it. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn and used by Auxiliary members to honor the men and women who served and died fortheir country in all wars.

What Can You Do to Promote Poppies:

Promote the Poppy Program and increase poppy revenue.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Contact local businesses for permission to distribute poppies on their premises. In some cases, permits may be required. Have a poppy distribution in your community. National Poppy Day (May 25) and Veterans Day are prime days to do this, but you can do it at anytime.
Send a thank you to the businesses that allowed poppy distribution. Contact local legislative/government offices to announce poppy distribution days, and request proclamations declaring poppy days in your community.
Help local schools organize a poppy drive. Deliver poppies to local media outlets (television, newspaper, radio) along with facts about where and when poppies will be distributed in your community.
Wear a poppy to promote conversation and interest.  

Increase the number of poppy makers in your department.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Set up meetings with recreational and occupational therapists at local Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers (VAMC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) or community hospitals to incorporate poppy making into their therapy programs.

Recruit new poppy makers. SEE: How to Recruit New Poppy Makers

Distribute information in the local VA homes, medical centers, clinics, nursing homes and other community organizations that house or care for veterans regarding how Veterans can make money making poppies.

  Partner with The American Legion to recruit poppy makers within their post homes.

Celebrate National Poppy Day and educate your community on the meaning and the history of the poppy.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Make a poppy wreath for your home, office, or school. Promote the history of the poppy at the Post. Have poppies and information available to educate members and guests about the poppy.
Collect donations at workplace and local businesses to donate to the poppy program. Talk with other Unit/Posts in the area to make sure poppies are being distributed on key dates, especially Memorial Day/National Poppy Day.
Bake poppy cookies for work, local businesses, and school. Invite local dignitary to lay a poppy wreath at a memorial in your community, and invited unit members to be present.
Send a bouquet of poppies and bookmarks to your local school. Make sure your Unit wears American Legion Auxiliary branded clothing/pins when distributing poppies or performing a memorial service.
Volunteer at your local school to educate children about the importance of poppies.  
Tell your story on Facebook of who your poppy represents or remembers on National Poppy Day (May 25). Do not forget to tag with #PoppyDay or #Legion Family.

SEE THE "HOW DO I..." SECTION BELOW FOR POPPY POSTER AND MISS POPPY CONTEST RULES AND REQUIREMENTS.

Member, Unit, and Department Poppy Awards:

CLASS AWARD NAME AWARD GUIDELINES
Unit Most Outstanding Unit Poppy Program Citation Plaque (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. The report should cover all area sof emphasis and any relevant information involving program activity and describing your use of the poppy throughout the year. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2018 (To Central Division Americanism Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)
Department Best Department Poppy Program Citation (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. The report should cover all areas of emphasis and any relevant information involving program activity and describing your use of the poppy throughout the year. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2018 (To Central Division Americanism Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)

Click this link to view the American Legion Auxiliary (National) Poppy Program Page: www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/Poppy. 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, 2017.

Year-End Unit Report are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2018.
OUT OF STATE POPPY ORDER FORMS are accepted and processed from JULY 1 to SEPTEMBER 1 of each year. See the order forms below for more information.
KANSAS POPPY ORDER FORMS are accepted and processed from JULY 1 to MAY 1 of each year. See the order forms below for more information.
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . Visit the "Forms" tab on this website's main navigation menu, then select "District Report Forms".
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.
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POPPY PROGRAM GUIDE- OFFICIAL MANUAL Out of State Poppy Order Form
National Poppy Day Press Kit- May 25 Poppy Order Form
Tips and Instructions for a Successful Poppy Distribution and/or Event Poppy Proceed Remittance Form
How to Recurit New Poppy Makers Use of Poppy Money
How to Increase Unit Poppy Revenues Contest and Award Information
How to be an ALA Poppy Production Manager National Miss Poppy Contest Information
   
  Moina Michael: The Poppy Lady
  Poppy Facts
  Poppy Cookie Recipe
  Felt Poppy Instructions

 

 

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