Auxiliary to the
American Postal Workers Union
Richmond Virginia WWAST Presentation
California Area Local Charter Presentation
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Time for ACTION
Strategically moving forward
By Kathy Danek, President
The Executive Board of this Auxiliary met in Richmond VA to create and implement a plan of action for the next two years. The direction was defined in large part by the actions of you, the delegates at the 2012 National Convention in Los Angeles, CA. We are excited about the prospects of working with our local and state auxiliaries and members at large in order to attain these goals. Two goals emerged as the focus for the following term and are retroactive to the 2012 National Convention.
The Auxiliary will work to activate one local auxiliary per district and general officer per year. That’s a total of 22 new Auxiliaries over the next two years. That doesn’t mean we won’t work on increasing membership and activity in our established auxiliaries. It means we want to inspire and empower our locals without leaders and our new and emerging members to organize and get to work. Do able? YES – but how you might ask. Action steps were devised as follows:
HUMAN RELATIONS – REACHING OUT ON A NATIONAL PLAYING FIELD:
A goal to raise $20,000 to donate to the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team. Yes – that is $20,000 over the next 15 months. Think about it, if you break the task down into small bites it’s not only achievable, but seems to be the way to go. Here is an example – as an organization, if we raise $1500 a month for the next 15 months that would be $22,500. Breaking it down even further would mean each state and local Auxiliary could raise a minimum of $240 to achieve this goal. Basically the question is, How do you eat an elephant? - Answer- One Bite at a time. We can all work together and achieve this goal to honor the service of these heroes. It’s not about a softball team – but rather their heroic efforts to overcome unimaginable odds while inspiring others to do the same. Just think about it. We’ve all had the experience of playing catch with a small child. Now, imagine having to relive the simplest of tasks because you sacrificed a limb in the service of our nation. These Wounded Warriors and their heroic efforts far surpass their service to our nation because they empower people, both young and old to work to solve problems and challenges. HOW? Here are a few steps that will help
SPEAKING OF RECOGNITION: The Richmond VA local Auxiliary made the first local donation, to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), by raising $600 through a winner takes all raffle. The story will be shared in it’s entirety in News and Views. Local President Arline Holmes and her entire Auxiliary worked tirelessly to raise these funds. And the bonus for the activity – their Auxiliary continues to grow in number and activity. GREAT JOB RICHMOND.
You see, by setting a plan of action for your local, state or national auxiliary you can experience success. Not just in the projects you undertake, but also in the membership and activity of your auxiliary.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.