Open Forum's

The Department of Colorado has launched a monthly “Open Forum” discussion to engage our membership and hear our membership. We hope to reach our members throughout the state.

Join us the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm

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DEC Workshops / Open Forum Click Here

Officer Meet & Greet - Special Guest Chris Boyer Honor Bell Foundation Executive Director

Membership Open Forum

Department Chair / Officer Report Training

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YEAR End Reports and What Goes Where - 3/23/23

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National Security with National Chair Barb Washburn - 2/23/23

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Children & Youth and Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) 11/10/22

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Girls State and Oratorical - 10/27/22

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Unit Chair Instructions

Unit Chair Info Form

Unit Chair Checklist

Recruiting, Fundraising, Interviewing

Enrollment Summary

Constitution & Bylaws - 9/22/22

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C&B Agenda Notes

How to Conduct a Meeting and Use Parliamentary Procedure - 8/25/22

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Meeting & Motion

Got Juniors? What's Next? ALA Academy. - 7/29/22

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Training Junior Activities

ALA Academy

Poppy Centerpiece and Americanism - 5/26/22

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May 26, 2022 NEC Laurie Kuntz leads the forum. Poppy Chair Evelyn Espinola discusses the rules of the Poppy Centerpiece to be judged at Department Convention. Americanism Chair Judy Sadler discusses the many different areas of what Americanism is.

Poppy Centerpiece Rules for 2022


Creating your Unit Prayer Book, History Book and the Poppy Centerpiece - 4/28/22

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April 28, 2022 President Elect Bettina Kossow moderates three items that are judged at the end of each year. Department Chaplain Donna Rae Smith presents how to do a Unit Prayer Book. Also discussed were How to Create a Unit History Book and the Poppy Centerpiece. P

How to Write a Year End Report 3/24/22

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March 24, 2022: We walk you through How and Why to Write a Year End Report with NEC Laurie Kuntz and PDP Tracy Trujillo.

NEC Follow Up Meeting

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March 15, 2022: Post NEC Meeting, results and recap with NEC Laurie Kuntz providing update and roundtable discussion.

NEC Open Forum - Dues Increase

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February 24, 2022: NEC Laurie Kuntz hosts an Open Forum to discuss upcoming vote of the NEC to endorse or not a dues increase by the National American Legion Auxiliary. The NEC vote would be to have the proposal placed on the Agenda at National Convention in August. This would allow the attending delegation to discuss and vote for the proposed dues increase.