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CHILDREN AND YOUTH COMMITTEE

MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE:  The Committee shall have three (3) members, a Chairman and two (2) Vice Chairmen.  The terms of the members of the Committee shall be staggered, and each new appointment shall be for a term of three (3) years.  The Department Commander shall designate the Chairman and Vice Chairmen annually from the members of the Committee.

RESPONSIBILITY:  The Committee shall plan, supervise, direct and coordinate all Children & Youth Programs of the Department, and the Committee shall encourage greater Post participation in Children & Youth programs.  The Committee is responsible for organizing and judging of the Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest, judging Department Children & Youth Awards from the Consolidated Post Reports, oversight of the Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program, the operation of the Children’s Activity Center at Mid-Winter, promoting the School Awards Program, and the coordination of other Department and National Education Programs.  Further, the Committee shall cooperate fully with the similar committee within the Iowa Department of The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion.

AUTHORIZED MEETINGS: 

  1. Department Convention: The Chairman shall be authorized for two (2) days for the purposes of attending the Americanism Commission meeting and to report to the Department Convention.  The Vice Chairmen shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purpose of attending the Americanism Commission meeting.

  2. Mid Winter Conference:  The Chairman shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purposes of attending the Americanism Commission meeting and to report to the Department Executive Committee.  The Vice Chairmen shall be authorized for one (1) day for the purpose of attending the Americanism Commission meeting.  The Committee shall also be responsible for operating an informational table at the Programs Fair.

  3. Annual Meeting:  The Committee shall meet annually in the spring to determine the winners of the Department Children & Youth Awards at mileage only.

  4. The Chairman shall be authorized to select one (1) person to attend the National Children & Youth Conference sponsored by the National Organization for two (2) days, less any reimbursement provided by the National organization.

OTHER AUTHORIZATION AND/OR DIRECTIONS:  The Chairman is required to provide a report of the Committee’s activities to the Fall, Mid-Winter, and Spring Department Executive Committee meetings and annually to the Department Convention.  The Chairman shall annually submit a proposed Committee budget to the Finance Commission before the Spring DEC meeting.


 

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Department Operating Structure (PDF)

Commission & Committee Members (PDF)

Commissions & Committees Web Page


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