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Joyce Endres, Department Chairman

Job Descriptions:

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The purpose of the Leadership program is to develop and prepare knowledgeable and capable leaders to carry on the growth and success of the Auxiliary by promoting activities and resources that educate, motivate and mentor members of all ages and at all levels of the organization. The Auxiliary must provide members with opportunities to use their special skills and energy and must constantly look for those with the potential to become leaders of tomorrow. Attention will be focused on senior members to reach out to younger people in the unit’s local community.

Units are encouraged to nominate a Unit Member of the Year to recognize a senior member who is not in an elected or appointed leadership role higher than unit president, exemplifies the values and ideals of the Auxiliary, and whose accomplishments significantly impact the program work in their units.

A half-day Leadership Course conducted by a member of the Leadership Committee is available to all units, counties and districts. The registration cost of the course is $5.00 per person. Leadership Guide Books are available for $5.00 each. Unit, county or district presidents should contact the Department Leadership Chair to request a workshop in their area.

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2023-2024 District Chairmen:

District 1 - Sam Catura                     District 7 - Jesse Elmhorst

District 2 - Karen Degner                 District 8 - Vacant

District 3 - Vacant                              District 9 - TBD

District 4 - Diana Richard                District 10 - Various members

District 5 - Vacant                              District 11 - Vacant

District 6 - Vacant                              District 12 - Vacant

2023-2024 National Leadership Program Awards Deadlines and Submission Requirements

Thank you for taking the time to share a favorite story about the positive impact you or someone you know has had on our mission! Your story may inspire another member into service. It also helps us tell the world who we are, what we do, and why we matter.

Here are the national awards for this committee:

Unit Member of the Year Award:

Recognizes those serving at the unit level who exemplify the values and ideals of the Auxiliary and whose accomplishments significantly impact the program work in their units.

  • March 15:  Deadline to submit nominations to Department Chairman using the entry form in the Leadership Program Engagement Plan.

Unit Award: Most Outstanding Unit Leadership Program in Central Division

  • April 1:  All unit entries must be submitted to the department chairman by April 1st using the entry form in the Leadership Program Engagement Plan.


Authorization to Release Personal Information:

Award submissions become property of the American Legion Auxiliary. Through submission of reports and award entries, the submitter grants non-exclusive reproduction and publication rights to the materials submitted and agrees to have their names and submission published for ALA use or commercial use without additional compensation or permission.

Please fill out the information as completely and accurately as possible. Award certificates will be completed using the information provided on the entry form, so please be sure to complete it in its entirety.  Please refer to the webpage for the specific criteria such as photographs, narrative length, submission deadline, and point of contact. All awards will be mailed to the department office after ALA National Convention.

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