National President’s Tour has been officially cancelled. This will not be rescheduled.
Other Cancellations and Date Changes:
American Legion Family Appreciation Rally – La Crescent – Cancelled
National Commander’s Tour – Cancelled
Department Commander’Mark’s Testimonial – Date Change to June 20, 2020
Department President Mary’s Testimonial – Date Change TBD
Department Junior Conference – Rescheduled to July 15, 2020, Redwood Falls Location TBD
Annual Reports – Still due 4/15/20 – can’t change the date – to many deadlines to meet – do the best you can. Thank-you 🙂
Girls State – On as planned (3/21/20)- stayed tuned for updates.
A Letter from President Mary
March 28, 2020
Dear Members of the ALA Department of Minnesota:
After consulting several sources, I feel our Department Office does not qualify to stay open during the “Stay at Home” period authorized by Governor Walz. Although we are a valuable patriotic and charitable organization, we just don’t fit into any of the categories (pharmacies, grocery stores, etc.) allowed to stay open during the next two weeks. The safety and health of our employees is of utmost importance and played a part in this decision. An email vote was taken from our Department Executive Committee members. They overwhelmingly supported the decision to close our office until April 10th.
I’m sure many of you are wondering what happens if you need to contact our Department Office. All of our employees are able to work from their computers at home. Telephone calls to our Department Office number will be routed to Department Secretary Sandie Deutsch’s telephone. You will receive an answer to all emails sent to Department Office. Mail will still be dealt with on a timely basis.
Please note that Girls State is “still on” as scheduled. You should continue to send in Girls State data and monies from your Unit. Annual reports are still due by April 15th. We know you may have limited information to report, but I appreciate you doing the best you can with what you have available at this time.
We are living in a difficult time in our history. I’m so proud of all our members who quickly stepped forward to make the much needed face masks. All of you are truly demonstrating my theme: Remember, Honor, Serve. Stay healthy and safe.
President: Mary Hendrickson
1st Vice President: Patti Coleman
2nd Vice President: Mary Kuperus
NEC: Raleen Tolzmann
Alt NEC: Jean Walker
Honorary Junior President: Emily Suess
District Conventions – 2020
District 1 – May 16 – Austin American Legion – 8:30 AM
District 2 – June 5-6 – New Ulm American Legion
District 3 – May 16 – Faribault American Legion – 8:00 AM
District 4 – May 30 – North St Paul American Legion
District 5 – June 6 – Holiday Inn Bloomington
District 6 – June 5-6 – Nisswa American Legion – 8:00 AM
District 7 – June 6 – Ashby American Legion
District 8 – June 6 – Hibbing American Legion
District 9 – June 13 – Warren American Legion
District 10 – June 6 – Osseo American Legion