"Honor Their Service"
From 2018-2019 Department of Alaska President Debbie Lowndes
Greetings American Legion Family,
We have a great executive team assembled to serve you this year. The officers, chairmen, and I want you to remember if you need ideas or help with any of the ALA programs just ask. We will do whatever we can to help your Unit be successful.
It is important that we continue to spread “Good Will” among our members in our Units and in our communities. That is what we want the American Legion Auxiliary known for in our home towns.
Attending our National Convention as a delegate was an awesome experience that I truly enjoyed. I have returned to Alaska invigorated and ready to work for you. It is a great feeling to see your Department’s photos on the big screen at convention doing what we do best, serving Veterans and their families. So many of our Alaska units do so much – lets see a photo from each event. If you post it on social media, let an officer or chairman know and we can capture the photo for our midyear and year end reports.
I am happy our National Presidents theme of “Honor their Service”, with an emphasis on helping female veterans is what we do best in Alaska.
I am really looking forward to visiting with everyone this year whether it is at Post 35 in Wasilla for the Fall Workshop on October 20th, the Anchorage Domiciliary Gift Shop in December, a visit to your Unit or at our Department of Alaska Convention in the spring.
Let’s start this year off great with a donation drive of purses, tote bags, back packs or brief cases filled with personal hygiene products for our female veterans in need. Bring these items to our Fall Workshop and let’s make this our first photo submission for the year from Alaska.