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2021 – 2022 Department Award Submission


This year we are replacing the traditional “pink sheet” with an online Google form.
 
Please carefully complete the Google form.  Please submit one form for each award recipient.
Please triple check spelling.
 
 

2022 – 2023 Dues / Data Forms

At the 2021 Department Convention in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, it was voted to adopt a Resolution that changes how Mandatory Dues are collected from ALA Department of Michigan Units.

In an effort reduce the burden of a unit to send in one large payment, and to create efficiency and reduce costs, we will no longer be invoicing units once per year to collect Mandatory Dues. The cost of Mandatory Dues averages out to $5.50 per member.  That $5.50 is being added to Department’s share of dues.
Instead of the unit collecting the $5.50 in Mandatory Dues to send to Department in the Fall, it is more efficient and less cumbersome for Department to collect the funds directly.

This change results in Department’s portion of membership dues to equal $13.50. National’s portion remains at $12.00. The total amount per Senior member that will be submitted to Department is $25.50. This change goes into effect beginning with the 2023 dues year.  The new 2023 Transmittal Form will be made available on the website and also in carbon copy format.

The Unit Dues / Data Form is now available on the Department website.  This form is REQUIRED from every Unit.

The Unit Dues / Data Form is due to Department no later than May 1, 2022.

Click here to download the memo
Click here to download the Unit Dues Form

Unit and District Officers List for 2022 – 2023

NEW ONLINE FORM FOR THIS YEAR!

Complete the 2022 – 2023 Officers List online via our Google Form.  You do not need to have a Google account/Gmail address to complete the Google form.

CLICK HERE to access the 2022 – 2023 Unit Officers List Google Form.

CLICK HERE to access the 2022 – 2023 District Officers List Google Form.

2022 Poppy Orders

UPDATE – March 19, 2022.  We are CURRENTLY OUT of poppies and will not have any more available for some time.

The Department of Wisconsin has poppies available.  CLICK HERE for their order form.


Poppy Kits (makes 1,000 poppies) can be purchased on the Emblem Sales website if your a post or unit would like to assemble their own.  Please adhere to poppy rules. 

Poppy Kits (makes 1,000 poppies) can also be purchased from Department for $105.00 each.  Please include a shipping and handling charge of $8.00  Make check out to ALA Department of Michigan.  Mail to 212 N. Verlinden Ave, Lansing MI, 48915.  Please indicate how many kits you are needing and where to ship.

Click here to see the Poppy Assembly Diagram

Click here to watch a YouTube video that shows how to make poppies.  Start video at 7:06

PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

FIND BELOW THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN GOVERNING DOCUMENTS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE 2022 DEPARTMENT CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN KALAMAZOO, JUNE 23, 2022 TO JUNE 26, 2022.

WE ARE EXPECTING ADDITIONAL RESOLUTIONS TO ARRIVE AT DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS SHORTLY. AS SOON AS THEY ARE RECEIVED, THEY WILL BE POSTED TO THE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE AND FORWARDED VIA DEPARTMENT UPDATES. PLEASE ADD THEM TO THIS PACKET AND BRING ALL OF THEM TO CONVENTION WITH YOU.

Revisions 1

Revisions 2

Department Convention 2022

June 23 – June 26, 2022 – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Schedule will be posted soon!

The Radisson Plaza and Hotel is sold out.  There are no rooms available.

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center     
Map to hotel and Kalamazoo

Click here for the Convention Registration Form    or   Register online with Eventbrite

2022 Delegate Credentials Application

2022 Delegate At Large Credentials Application

2022 Flag Form

2022 Flower Order Form

2022 Convention Rules

2022 Convention Call
Convention 101 Presentation from the 2022 Winter Meeting
Article 7 – National Convention Delegates

2022 National Convention Delegate Form

Girls State – 2022 Virtual Session – June 12 – 17, 2022

The 81st session of Michigan’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will be held the week of June 12 through June 17, 2022.

Please carefully read the instructions on the forms provided below.

Click here for the 2022 Girls State Virtual Session Reservation Form

Click here for the 2022 Girls State Virtual Session Delegate Application

TAL Boys State Information can be found here

TAL Boys State Flyer

Awards Guide

Click here for a helpful guide to Department Awards and scholarships!
Click here to access the Green Sheet  (Awards form for District Presidents and Chairman)

ALA MIS Access

The 2022 calendar year has begun, and that means renewal for ALA MIS access.
An email was sent out to all 2021 users requesting renewal for 2022.  If you did not send in payment for 2022 access, the account has been suspended by National.
If you would like to be added or would like to renew access to ALA MIS, please complete the ALA MIS Access Application, and mail it to Department along with payment of $15.00.  Please do not contact National.  Requests for access must come from Department and not the Unit or District.

Donation Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DONATIONS

Donations for outside organizations will no longer be accepted at Department for distribution. If a donation is received, it will be returned to the Unit.

Department accepts the following donations:

ALA Girls State
Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF)
Current DEPARTMENT President’s Project (Heroes to Hives)
Current Department Junior President’s Project
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Past President’s Parley Medical Career Scholarship
VA&R Fund – Please indicate which facility you are donating to

The following are examples of donations that Department cannot accept:

Chapel of Four Chaplains
National President’s Project
USO
Wounded Warriors Project
Wilwin Lodge (This goes to the Legion)

If your Unit would like to make a donation to one of these organizations, please contact that organization directly.
If you have any questions, please email Department: info@michalaux.org

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON WHERE TO SEND DONATIONS IN THE THE DONATION GUIDE

Auxiliary Department Headquarters Open by Appointment Only

The Auxiliary Department office is now open by appointment.  Please email or call Department to make an appointment and please provide us with the nature of your visit. 
This is to help ensure someone is able to assist you and in the most efficient way possible. 

To contact Carol Lonsway, Membership Coordinator,  email:  carol@michalaux.org

To contact Brandy Nelson, Executive Director,  email: info@michalaux.org

Attention Unit Membership Chairs

Department has been receiving an abundance of membership applications that are not complete!  When we receive incomplete applications they are mailed back to the membership chair with a credit memo with the request that the COMPLETED application, new transmittal form, and copy of the credit memo be sent back to Department.  This causes significant delays, extra time for Department staff, and extra expense. 

Please see the Application Instruction Sheet provided CLICK HERE

New Transmittal Instructions – Transmittal Instructions 2020

Department reserves the right to mail back your entire membership submission if all parts are not complete and correct. 

Questions about eligibility?  Download the new Eligibility Infographic Post and share!  This is a great tool for unit Membership Chairs!

Membership Applications

Each week Department receives an average of 10 – 15 membership applications that are incomplete or incorrect.  These are in turn sent back to the Unit for completion. 
This not only delays your new member’s application process, but also creates a lot of extra work for your Unit and Department.  Please click here to download a document that includes the most recent ALA membership application, a NEW helpful checklist, and membership eligibility explained. 
Please be sure your unit membership chair has these helpful tools. 
Please contact Department if you ever have questions regarding processing membership.  We’re happy to help!