Here we are again, at the start of a brand-new year! This is the year to engage our Junior members and grow our Junior membership!
Let’s make it fun, as well as informative for our Juniors. Let’s involve our Juniors in our regular activities. Let’s encourage our Juniors to participate in service projects that help our veterans and our communities. Let’s recognize our Juniors for their accomplishments. Let’s build up our Juniors and their knowledge of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Our ALA Patch Program can provide our Juniors and SAL youth members with great opportunities to bring ALA programs to life. Americanism is a major focus. Juniors learn about flag etiquette and learn about the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Our Children and Youth program offers the Youth Hero Award and Good Deed Award. Our Poppy Program allows our Juniors a chance to participate in the Poppy Poster Contest and in National Poppy Day. By involving our Juniors in the ALA programs and encouraging participation in the ALA Junior Patch Program, we will build future ALA leaders. Fundraising can be a great opportunity for our Juniors to earn the National President’s Patch.
I look forward to working with each of you and sharing ideas to make this an exciting year for our Juniors. Be on the lookout for emails, Facebook posts, learning opportunities and other events to engage and encourage our Juniors. Here is our chance to “Be the One” to unlock the magic of the American Legion Auxiliary and its programs for our Juniors.
For God and Country,