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Department President Visit to District 16
Dept President's visits District 16 Nov 30th - Dec 3rd
Dept President's Visits District 16 Nov 30-Dec 3rd
Jingle & Mingle w/Unit 14 St Petersburg
Purse Auction Fundraiser for Charlotte Bass, Leading Candidate for Dept of Florida Auxiliary President
"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon these principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its' Constitution; to obey it's laws; to respect its' Flag; and to defend it against all enemies." William Tyler Page... 1868-1942 (Adopted by the U.S. House April 3, 1918)
"For God and country, we associate ourselves for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”
By signature below I attest to the following:
I believe in the principles of the American Legion Auxiliary as outlined above and I am familiar with and believe in the American Creed, as written by William Tyler Page. I understand I am representing the American Legion Auxiliary and the youth of our state. I understand I cannot change this year's program, however, I can make suggestions for future sessions. I understand I may be called upon by the unit that selected me to speak before its members following the session. I understand no special provisions can or will be made for me to attend any religious service during my stay at Girls State and I am required to attend the Sunday program prepared and performed by my piers. I understand I will be required to salute the flag and participate in all patriotic ceremonies. If elected to a State office, I may be asked to take an oath of office on a Bible. I certify that my family are legal residents of Florida, and that I am in my junior year of high school and will be returning to high school for my senior year. I verify that I am not enrolled in Florida Virtual School. I understand I am required to attend an Orientation prior to Girls State and failure to do so would forfeit my admission to the program. I am required to print all packet material from girlsstate.alafl.org prior to Orientation.
The Girls State Program has a strict dress code. All delegates will be provided two (2) Girls State shirts at no cost. These shirts will be worn each day while at Girls State. The shirts will be laundered by staff members, so a clean shirt will be available each day. The shirts will be washed in a laundry detergent that is free of dyes and perfumes. If you have allergies to detergents like "All", "Cheer Free", or "Tide Free" it will be your responsibility to purchase additional shirts at $10 each, as no laundry facilities will be available for your use.
While on campus, the dress code for all delegates is as follows: Girls State Shirt, shorts, skirts or capri pants of any color. Jeans are acceptable providing they are in good condition. Shorts cannot be short shorts. Name tags are required to be worn at all times.
Off campus, while at the Capitol, the dress code for all delegates is: Girls State Shirt and black dress pants!
Shoes: While on campus, comfortable shoes of any style. While off campus at the Capitol, flat dress shoes or nice leather sandals with a strap. No heels are allowed in the Capitol! Nice, clean, white or black tennis/sneakers are acceptable.
Free time in the dorm: Any comfortable clothing is acceptable while in dorm.
Pep-Rally: A plain white t-shirt is suggested to decorate for the pep-rally. Otherwise standard "while on campus" attire is required.
Awards Night: Dress code is waived. Delegates are allowed to wear any appropriate attire. Many delegates dress-up for this evening.
Meals are provided by FSU Food Services and private catering services. We make every effort to have a variety of foods to choose from, however, we are not able to set the menu while using the FSU cafeteria because it is open to students as well. The meal schedule and menu is determined by FSU and is out of our control. Vegetarian meals will be made available if you register as a vegetarian in advance. We are unable to accommodate likes, dislike, or most food allergies.
The American Legion Auxiliary reserves the right to use your name and/or picture in any press release or new media interview as it applies to your attendance and/or performance while at Girls State. This includes any promotional material that we use during or after the close of the current Girls State Session.
Permission is hereby granted to release my name, town and/or high school, as it pertains to my attendance in and performance at Girls State. I am aware that pictures from the session are used to promote the program and I may appear in these pictures.