We have just returned from the EANGUS President’s Workshop, Legislative Workshop, National Guard Youth Foundation Fundraiser and the Legislative Reception. All of these were wonderful events and your Auxiliary was very well represented. It was so nice to see so many states represented. If you have never attended the Legislative Workshop, please plan to attend sometime in the future. It is truly a learning experience, a wonderful networking experience and another opportunity to spend time with your EANGUS family. We got to spend time with friends that we knew and we had the opportunity to meet new friends from across this great nation and I can’t think of a better place than in our nation’s capitol where we come together to bring our legislative issues to our Congressional delegates. Once you have attended these events, it brings everything into perspective and makes more sense of why our grassroots efforts are so very important and why we need to continue to answer the Legislative Call to Actions. If you are wondering how do I do this, please see the instructions in this issue of how to get signed up if you are not receiving the emails. It is so important for us to bring the issues of our Soldiers & Airmen to the Attention of our Congressional delegates, if we don’t tell them who will? To make an impact, we need more members to make our voices be heard. We need to tell our story. To those of you who attended, please don’t keep your experience to yourself please share your experience. I would like to add a section in The Signal representing each area and what they are doing. This would give all of us an opportunity to see what is going on in the rest of the country, what is working for them as an area and what is not. There are so many talented individuals in our organization, I want to tap into the experience and knowledge that we hold. Remember the saying the only stupid question is the one you don’t ask? Well if you have an idea and you don’t share it with someone and keep it to yourself, you may never know if it could of worked or not, we don’t know unless we try.
While Dean & I were in D.C. we visited the National Archives, we had the opportunity to see the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, it is hard to put into words the feeling that I felt seeing the original signatures of our Founding Fathers. We should always remember the contributions made to this great nation by those who have gone before us that are still so deeply important to us today. I know my heart swelled with pride during the time I spent in Washington, D.C. I am so PROUD to be your President.
Until next time,
EANGUS Auxiliary President
“SIDE BY SIDE WE STAND WITH PRIDE”