The Auxiliary Committees
There are 20 committees in the National Auxiliary divided into three main categories: Mission Outreach Programs, Member Support Committees, and Administration Committees. Key core programs that we would like to focus on as a Unit are designated by an ‘*’ before the subject title.
Mission Outreach Programs
1.*Girls State: Our goal is to recruit, sponsor at least 3 girls to attend, fund raise, and find ways to improve this program.
2.*Americanism: Promote patriotism and responsible citizenship. Promote flag awareness. Encourage members, local businesses, and schools to fly flags. Conduct an essay contest for schools and junior members.
3.*Children & Youth: Emphasizes protecting, caring for, and supporting children and youth, particularly those of veterans’ and military families. Develop ways to fundraise.
4.*Community Service: Promote the ALA’s visibility in the community.
5.*Education: Support students, raise funds for poppy seals, raise funds for the Department Education Fund.
6.*Junior Activities: Increase membership and active participation in the unit.
7.*Legislative: Subscribe to The Dispatch, advocate for the legislative agenda of the Legion.
8.Liaison to Child Welfare Foundation: Promote education about CWF.
9.*National Security: maintains and promotes a strong national defense by strengthening and supporting military service members and their families.
10.*Poppy: Promote and educate people about the history of the poppy, and to make them aware of the sacrifices of our veterans.
11.*Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation: promotes our mission to enhance the lives of veterans, military and their families.
Member Support Committees
1.*Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF): The AEF provides temporary financial assistance to eligible members during times of financial crises or weather-related emergencies and natural disasters and promotes awareness and knowledge of the program. Coordinate fundraisers.
2.History: Organize Unit historical records.
3.Constitution & Bylaws: Promotes and educates members about properly written, reviewed, and updated documents.
4.Leadership: Raises awareness of ALA leadership development opportunities.
5.*Membership: Focus on member retention and unit goal, promote new membership.
6.*Past Presidents Parley: Use skills and knowledge and mentor other members. Fundraise for the Parley Nurses Scholarship Fund.
7.*Public Relations: Promote who we are and why we matter! Promote a positive image of the ALA. Get in the newspaper, news, and/or radio!
This impressive list of committees is what the Unit reports on twice per year to the District. Each Unit has a documented point system, and achieves awards and recognition for each accomplishment.
If you are interested in being a Committee Chairman, please contact us!