Wise leaders understand that casting a vision can be like carrying water in a bucket with holes in it: No matter how committed the followers, vision can “leak.” It is necessary to frequently rally the troops and recast the vision to keep the organization focused. In the Auxiliary, that happens at the annual National Chairmen's Meeting. This event provides the leading candidate for national president with the opportunity to share her goals for the year with national leaders and determine objectives for the coming year with what we call our Programs Action Plan. The National Chairmen's Meeting not only provides professional and personal development for the participants, but a shared camaraderie and energy are developed in knowing we are moving the Auxiliary’s mission forward.
1. To finalize committee budgets and prepare materials that will be included with the Programs Action Plan
2. To share information across programs and experience levels for maximum mission impact through the Programs Action Plan
3. To establish clear expectations for the national chairmen about how the annual objectives for their program contribute to the success of the organization’s annual goals
4. To provide information and leadership coaching for the national chairmen
National Chairmen appointees who are involved in this meeting receive an authorization to attend.
During the year, we provide American Legion Auxiliary members with several opportunities to convene and converse with other members from across the country. Agendas run the gamut from governance to giving and resolutions to recruitment. Check out the list of national meetings below, and plan to attend one yourself soon!