2021-2022 National Chief of Staff & Mentoring for Leadership Ambassador
Is my Auxiliary on Track to Stay Healthy?
Every one of us is a piece of the Auxiliary puzzle and for our organization to thrive, we must work together. This will ensure that the legacy of our great organization continues through strong, healthy Auxiliaries with members who are prepared to take over leadership roles when needed.
The holidays will be here “in the blink of an eye” which means this is a busy time of the year for many individuals. Here are some things you can do this month to stay on track to ensure your Auxiliary is successful:
- Membership – Are you an annual member? If you haven’t already done so, please renew your membership today. Membership is the lifeblood of our organization and is vital to the success of your Auxiliary. Dues must be received on or before December 31, 2021 to remain a member in good standing. Get involved. Check with your President and Treasurer to see if they need assistance making phone calls to members to collect dues.
- Ensure a Positive Member Experience – While you’re assisting with calls to collect dues, also check on the well-being of members you haven’t seen in a while. A phone call and a few kind words go a long way in making someone feel welcome. You may learn of a member who could use some assistance during the holiday season – a food basket, gift cards, etc. - providing your Auxiliary with an opportunity to make a difference in some small way in the life of a veteran and/or their family.
- Engage in Learning/Training Opportunities – Did you attend a District or Department meeting where you learned something that would benefit your members? If so, talk to the President about presenting that information to your members at a meeting. The more members learn about the Auxiliary, the more willing they will be to step up and take on leadership roles. You will be acting not only as a mentor but will also be doing your part to ensure your Auxiliary has the leaders it needs to move forward.
These are simple things we can do that will go a long way. If we remember that veterans and their families are our purpose, and we all work together as one cohesive team, we will Soar Above & Beyond in all our endeavors.