South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary

 

Click on this link for Dept. Office Information and Closure Dates

September 2017
Junior Activities, Publicity, & Music Month
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Labor Day

DEPT OFFICE CLOSED

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District 2 
Fall Meeting
Hot Springs Legion Post
11 AM Social
12 PM Lunch
1 PM Meeting
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District 1
Fall Meeting
Bison Post 255
12 pm lunch
1 pm meeting

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National Day
of
Service & Remembrance
Patriot Day

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day
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Stand Down
Sioux Falls
VFW
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District 3
Fall Meeting
Kennebec/ Reliance Post 179
2 p.m. meeting
Coffee/cake provided

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Gold Star Mother's Day

District 5

       Fall Meeting              Britton Post 80        1 pm meeting  

        (No Lunch)                 

Then OnTo

District 4

Fall Meeting Brentford Post 242

 6pm   social/meal/meeting at Brentford Legion. Auxiliary to meet at Congregational Church.

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District 7

Fall Meeting  Tea Post 266

Social 6 PM

 Meeting 7 PM

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District 6

 Fall Meeting Wessington Springs Post 14

Social 1 pm   Meeting at 2pm 

(No Lunch)

                          EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER
  • Send Christmas Shop items by October 1st to facility
  • Report from Citizens of Girls State
  • Plan Unit Program for the Year
  • Launch Membership Drive
  • Make plans to attend District meeting
  • Organize Junior group
  • Send Legionette subscriptions to Dept. Headquarters
  • Subscribe to The Dispatch. Send $15 to: The American Legion Dispatch, PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN  46206                                                                       

                                             
October 2017
Membership
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Christmas Shop Monetary donations by October 1 to headquarters
Christams Gift Shop items to the facility due date
   District 8 Fall Meeting Scotland Post    155    
1:30 p.m. meeting at Scotland City Hall for both Legion and Auxiliary. Coffee/ Bars/ Cookies provided
 
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mission Training: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Junior Meeting: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Compliance Matters: Friday, October 20, 2017 (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Location:
DoubleTree Bloomington-Minneapolis South
7800Normandale Blvd
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Difference 
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Christmas Gift Shop items due to Facilities
Halloween 

 

 
                      
Events for October
  • Send Poppy orders to Dept. Headquarters
  • Pay National Convention Assessment - .15 cents per member based on membership at end of previous year
  • Pay Convetion Proceedings - $15
  • Pay Unit Bond - $6
  • Department Membership goal of 55% 
  • Cash Donation to Christmas Fund by November 1st

                                                 
November 2017
VA&R
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Poppy Orders Due to Dept. Headquarters
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Hot SpringsState Veterans Home 

Gift Shop Set Up

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Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Gift Shop Set Up

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Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Gift Shop Set Up 

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Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Christmas Gift Shop
8AM-5PM 

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Hot Springs State Veterans Home
Christmas Gift Shop
8AM-2PM  
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Hot Springs State Veterans Home Gift Shop 
Closing/ Put Away 
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Stand Down
Rapid City
Civic Center 

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Auxiliary
Birthday

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Veteran's
Day  
DEPT OFFICE 
CLOSED
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Ft. Meade
Christmas Gift Shop
and Potluck
10 AM

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Ft. Meade Christmas Gift Shop

 10AM-3:30PM

American
Education
Week
Nov 13-19

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Ft. Meade Christmas Gift Shop
 10 AM - 3:30 PM

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Hot Springs VA Christmas Gift Shop 

Arts / Crafts Building

 Set Up - 9:30 AM until ???

Mid Year reports due to District President

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Hot Springs
VA Christmas Gift Shop
 Veterans Shop
9AM-4PM
6PM-8PM
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Hot Springs VA Christmas Gift Shop
 Finish Up/ Pack Up
9AM-???
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Thanksgiving
 
DEPT. OFFICE CLOSED

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DEPT OFFICE  CLOSED

 
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Sioux Falls VA Christmas Gift Shop
9AM-4PM
Yankton
Human Services Center
Christmas Gift Shop
8:30 AM

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Sioux Falls VA Christmas Gift Shop
9AM-4PM

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Events for November
  • Observe Auxiliary Birthday - November 10TH
  • Observe Veterans Day - November 11th
  • Plan a Veterans Day Program at your local school
  • Send in Poppy Orders by November 1st
  • Mid Year Reports due to District Presidents by November 15th          

                                               
December 2017
Education & Legislative
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Hot Springs State Veterans Home Christmas Party
1:30 PM

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Ft. Meade VA Christmas Party
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 12/7/17 
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Hot Springs VA Christmas Party
1:30 pm 
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Yankton Human Services Center Christmas Party
5:00 PM

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 Sioux Falls VA Christmas Party
2 PM
Auditorium
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Christmas
DEPT OFFICE CLOSED
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Events for December
  • Christmas Program at Unit meeting
  • Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day - December 7th
  • Hold Unit Rehabilitation meeting 

                                                     
January 2018
Americanism
S M T W T F S
                  
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New Years
Day
DEPT OFFICE CLOSED
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Events For January
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day- January 15th, 2018
  • National Security donation by February 1st, 2018
  • Plan Poppy Contest / Miss Poppy
  • Sponsor Legislative Programs

                                                

February 2018
Girls State
S M T W T F S
 
 
 

 

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Girls State

JOURNALISM CITY APPLICATIONS due February 1ST 
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Valentines
Day
National Membership Goal 85%
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Pay Past Presidents Parley dues by March 1ST  
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Mid-Winter Conference
Oacoma/
Chamberlain
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Mid-Winter Conference
Oacoma/
Chamberlain
2/16/18 - 2/18/18  

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Mid-Winter Conference
Oacoma/

Chamberlain
2/16/18 - 2/18/18

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President's
Day
DEPT OFFICE CLOSED
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Events for February
  • Journalism City Applications due February 1st
  • Mid Winter Conference @ Oacoma / Chamberlain - 2/16/18 thru 2/18/18
  • National Membership Goal - 85% - February 14th
  • Americanism Poem and Essay Contest
  • Pay Past President's Parley dues by March 1st
  • District Meetings held in March & April


March 2018
Community Service
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 Past President's Parley Dues
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LEGIONETTE Nominees due to District Presidents - March 15TH

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Legion Birthday Observance

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Send in Girls State Registration 
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St. Patrick's 

Day

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Good Friday
DEPT. OFFICE CLOSED
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Events for March
  • Legion Birthday Observance - March 15th
  • Legionette Nominees due to District President's - March 15th
  • Send in Girls State Registration
  • Quarters - .25 cents per member to Dept. Headquarters
  • Submit prayers to Dept. Chaplain for President's Prayer Book

                                                 

April 2018
Children & Youth
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Easter
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LEGIONETTE Nominees due to Past President’s Parley
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Annual reports due to District President  
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Deadline for
Poppy Poster
Contest
(postmarked by this date)

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Events for April
  • Organize a Children and Youth Program, recognize Good
    Deed/Youth Hero recipients
  •  April 15TH - LEGIONETTE Nominees due to Past President’s Parley
  •  April 15TH - Annual reports due to District Presidents
  •   Deadline for Poppy Poster Contest - April 21st (postmarked by this date) 

                                                 

May 2018
National Security, Poppy, & Mother's Day
S M T W T F S
 
                         
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Appreciation
Week
   
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Mother's
Day 
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Remit 25% of Poppy proceeds to Dept. Headquarters
by June 10TH  
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NATIONAL
POPPY
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Memorial Day
DEPT. OFFICE CLOSED

ALA Girls State Week May 28th thru June 2nd Vermillion, SD

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ALA Girls State Week 
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ALA Girls State Week
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ALA Girls State Week  

 
 
Events for May
  •  Election & Installation of Unit Officers
  •  Conduct Poppy Distribution
  •  Mother’s Day & Poppy Day Programs
  •  Remit 25% of Poppy proceeds to Dept. Headquarters
     by June 10TH
  •  Elect delegates to Dept. Convention & remit registration fee
  •  Conduct Memorial Service for deceased member

                                         

June  2018
Girls state & Dept. Convention
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State Legion / ALA Convention
Spearfish 
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State Legion / ALA Convention
Spearfish  
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State Legion / ALA Convention
Spearfish  
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State Legion / ALA Convention
Spearfish  
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Flag Day Program
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Events for June
  • ALA Girls State Week – (May 28th thru June 2nd) - Vermillion SD
  •  State Legion & ALA Convention - Spearfish, SD - June 7th thru June 9th 
  •  June 14TH – Flag Day Program
  •  Emphasize Flag Etiquette
  •  Entertainment by Juniors at Unit Meeting

                                                 

July 2018
Independence day
S M T W T F S
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Independence
Day

DEPT. OFFICE CLOSED

 
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30 Days Prior to National Convention
- National Membership Goal
95 %

 
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JULY / AUGUST –
• 4TH of July – Independence Day
• 30 Days Prior to National Convention – National Membership

 


DATES TO KEEP IN MIND

  • MID-WINTER CONFERENCE - OACOMA/CHAMBERLAIN - FEB. 16-18, 2018
  • GIRLS STATE - USD CAMPUS - VERMILLION, SD - MAY 28-JUNE 2, 2018
  • STATE SUMMER CONVENTION - SPEARFISH, SD - JUNE 7-10, 2018