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JUNIOR ACTIVITES

TRACY KINNICK

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1614 Timberline Road, Rose Hill, KS 67133

(316) 347-6305

ttkinnick@yahoo.com

 

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE JUNIOR ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kelley Marshall

PO Box 687, Cimarron, KS 67835

(620) 789-1513

kelleyanddon@yahoo.com

 
DISTRICT JUNIOR ACTIVITIES CHAIRMAN
District One Judy Scott Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Judy Bradley 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 Kay Busby 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 Terrisa Waters Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Kelley Marshall Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
The Junior Activities Program:

The Junior Activities Progam inspires active participation in Junior Auxiliary membership for girls under the age of 18, and is a training ground which prepares young women for active adult membership.  Junior activities and programs reflect and support the work of the Auxiliary and instill the ideals of the organization.  The Junior program is an important step in the transition from childhood to responsible adulthood.  At age 18, Junior members automatically are eligible for full active membership.

Junior members are include in these Senior Auxiliary Programs:

AMERICANISM (learn American Flag History and participate in parades and patriotic observances); COMMUNITY SERVICE (tutor younger students, plant trees, participate in beautificaion projects, food drive, and "Make a Difference Day"); LEADERSHIP (creative opportuniteis to expand leadership skills, travel to other cities or states for District, Department (State), and National meetings, and learn protocol and the art of communication); KANSAS LEGISLATIVE (learn how our government opperates and how our leaders are chosen and discover the origins of American govenment and how it functions); POPPY (learn the history of the poppy and its significance to the Legion Family, and our veterans, help veterans make poppies; and distribute poppies at Memorial Day, National Poppy Day, and/or Veterans Day); AND VETERANS AFFAIRS AND REHABILITATION(volunteer in veteran's medical centers, and make and distribute holiday cards for veterans).

Junior specific programs and activities include:

JUNIOR PATCH PROGRAM

Every Junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary is eligible to earn patches in the areas listed above, as well as, Membership and Physical Fitness. The Patch Program is a great way for Junior members to learn about the organization, volunteer in the community and serve our country's veterans. Patches are earned by performing activities associated with each patch. The Junior Sons of the American Legion members are now eligible to receive these patches.Click here to view the electronic and physical patch program on the National website.You will need your ID and password to access this information.

SPIRIT OF YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Contributions from individuals, estates, Units and Departments are the basis of this endowment fund for youth programs. Donations provide scholarships for the Girls Nation President, Honorary National Junior President, Girls Scout Achievement Award winner and those students attending the Americanism Youth Conference.

Click here to download the requirements and scholarship application. You will need your ID and password to access this information.

SUNFLOWER GIRLS STATE & GIRLS NATION

High School Juniors (11th grade) that are selected to participate have the opportunity to play in an instructional state senate. They run for political office, campaign for legislation, meet state political figures and have fun learning about the government in the process. Two "senators" from each Girls State are selected to participate in Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., where they learn about government on a national level.  Girls Nation delegates tour Nation's Capital and meet leaders in the various branches of government. Click here to learn more about (Kansas) Sunflower Girls State

NATIONAL JUNIOR MEETINGS

Junior meetings are held at the same time as the Senior Mission Trainings in each of the five divisions. Dates and meeting sites can be found at: www.ALAforVeterans.org/meetings (You will need your ID and password to access this information.) Juniors who attend one of these meetings will be eligible to vote and run for Honorary National Junior Division Vice President (HNJDVP). Each of the elected HNJDVP will help conduct the national Junior meetings and will receive a $2,000.00 scholarship.

VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT

For details on this project, visit: http://www.loc.gov/vets

VETERANS AFFAIRS STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

For details on this project, visit: http://www.volunteer.va.gov/StudentProgram.asp

http://www.volunteer.va.gov/ParkeScholarship.asp

About Junior membership:

Junior membership is offered to anyone under the age of 18 years and younger who is an immediate family member of an American Legion Member or a deceased veteran who served during the periods of eligibility. Click here for junior and senior membership requirements. As the world's largest women's patriotic organization, the American Legion Auxiliary recognizes that female junior members will be the leaders of tomorrow.  Through your volunteerism in the various programs and services involving veterans and communities, you can learn leadership skills, earn credit for your volunteerism and meet other girls who can become your lifelong friends.

All applications should be taken to your local Unit for processing, or contact the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Kansas at 785-232-1396 for transmittal information if you do not have an American Legion Auxiliary unit in your area.

What Can You Do to Promote Junior Activities:

Build your Junior Activities program one member at a time by giving Junior members a voice and an opportunity to participate.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Encourage your junior members to invite their friends to attend Auxiliary functions, volunteer opportunities, etc. Organize an active luniors group.
Sign up your own eligible daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters. Encourage juniors to do community service projects.
Invite post members to sign up eligible daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters. Inform senior membership of junior activities in the Unit's newsletter.
Support the activities of the juniors. Include information on Junior membership in renewal notices.
Volunteer to mentor a junior member. Explain officer and chairman roles, how meetings are run, etc. Teach your Juniors about The American Legion Family eligibility requirements.

Engage juniors in programs of the American Legion Auxiliary.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Bring junior members with you to meetings. Support your Junior Activities Chairman.
Bring junior members with you to all appropriate Auxiliary activities that you attend. Encourage older Juniors to mentor younger juniors.
Mentor a junior member. Help them understand what the Auxiliary does, and why it matters. Post junior activities on Facebook with proper approval documented from junior members parents.
  Present patches to junior members at unit meetings.

Make junior meetings fun and informative.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Plan activities that are fun, yet teach about the mission of the Auxiliary. Arts/crafts and activities involving exercise are always good. Offer to help during junior meetings.
Be flexible during your meetings. Keep an orderly meeting, but don't put too much emphasis on protocol. Plenty of time to learn it all! Help your Junior Activities Chairman find places to distribute cards and crafts made by juniors.
Have snacks and drinks on hand. Give your juniors a place to display their crafts or artwork.

Promote and encourage junior participation in the Patch Program.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Mentor juniors and help them obtain patches. Encourage juniors to participate in the Patch Program.
Hold a special meeting to help juniors earn patches. Encourage use of electronic patches on juniors' social media pages.
Encourage older juniors to help younger juniors earn patches. Give juniors the opportunity to work on requirements for patches at unit functions.

Member, Unit, and Department Junior Activities Awards:

CLASS AWARD NAME AWARD GUIDELINES
Member Junior Member of the Year Engraved Plaque; invite to National Convention The entry must be a narrative, typed essay, not to exceed 500 words, summarizing the nominee's accomplishments during the current administrative year. Name, e-mail address, and complete mailing address of nominee must accompany nomination. Please include pictures, clippings, scrapbooks, folders, etc. either electronically or by US mail. Nominee must be in good standing for the current administrative year-length of membership is not a criterion. Nominations must be signed by the candidate's unit Junior Activities advisor. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2019 (To Central Division Junior Activities Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)
Unit Most Outstanding Unit Junior Activities Program Citation Plaque (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. Please include specific examples of how your Juniors worked the Auxiliary mission. The entry may include pictures, news articles, news releases, etc. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2019 (To Central Division Junior Activities Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)
Department Best Department Junior Activities Program Citation (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 1,000 words. Please include specific examples of how your Juniors worked the Auxiliary mission. The entry may include pictures, news articles, news releases, etc. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2019 (To Central Division Junior Activities Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)
National Best Media Coverage of Activities or Project Engraved Plaque (one Junior group- Department, District, or Unit

The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, not exceeding 500 words. Please include specific examples of media coverage, including news articles, news releases, newsletters, pictures of displays, Auxiliary events, speeches, website address, social media activity, etc. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2019 (To Central Division Junior Activities Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)

Click this link to view the American Legion Auxiliary (National) Junior Activities Program Page: www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/Junior-Member-Activities. You will need your User ID and password to access the National website.

 

Mid-Year Unit Reports are due to the District Chairman by December 5, 2018.

Mid-Year District Reports are due to the Department Chairman by December 15, 2018.

Mid-Year Department Reports are due to Division Chairman by January 5, 2019.
Year-End Unit Reports are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2019. (Date might need to be adjusted depending the dates of District conventions.)
DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS JUNIOR MEETING is March 8-9, 2019. See Flyer below for more details.
Year-End District Reports are due to Department Chairman by March 15, 2019.
Department Junior Activities Chairman's Year-End Report (Kansas Department Convention Book of Reports) is due to Department Headquarters by April 23, 2019.
Year-End Department Reports are due to Division Chairman by May 15, 2019
Member's entry for the Junior Member of the Year is due to the National Central Division Junior Activities Chairman by June 1, 2019. Must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.
Unit's entry for the Most Outstanding Unit Junior Activities Program is due to the National Central Division Junior Activities Chairman by June 1, 2019. Must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.
Department's entry for the Best Department Junior Activities Program is due to the National Central Division Junior Activities Chairman by June 1, 2019. Must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.
National award entry for the Best Media Coverage of Activity or Project is due to the National Central Division Junior Activities Chairman by June 1, 2019. Must be postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.
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.
JUNIOR ACTIVITIES HANDBOOK- OFFICIAL MANUAL Kansas Junior Meeting Flyer
  National Award Cover Sheet

 

 

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