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2018 Iowa Girls State

2018 Iowa Girls State will be held on the Campus of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa June 17-22, 2018

sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Iowa
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This is the schedule for 2017

The 2018 schedule will be similar

June 18, 2017

SUSPENSEFUL SUNDAY

10:00 – 12:00 Registration, POM stage area Olmsted Center
Lunch on your own
1:00 Flag Instructions – Jackie Burk, Bev Copple  Parent Hall, Olmsted
Opening Ceremonies
Iowa Girls State Governor, Amanda Litka
Welcome by Drake University
Welcome by Sharon Anderson- ALA President
Welcome by Mary Andersen – Iowa Girls State Director
Instructions – Jen Crull , Dean of Government
Welcome/Send Off Instructions – Chorus Director Jackie Burk
Picture Instructions
Pictures/District Caucuses
4:00 City Activity/City Meeting Olmsted or dorms
5:00 Dinner Cafeteria
5:45 City Reporters Meeting Newspaper Office
State Central Committee Meeting  Dorm Lounge
6:15 Flag Lowering Flag Pole
6:30 Guest Speaker – Senator Joni Ernst
7:30 Chorus Rehearsal
Staff Meeting
9:00 Instructions – Mary Anderson, Iowa Girls State Director
 Flag Disposal
9:30 Reflections – Floor Lounges Dorms
10:30 Quiet Time – Be on your own dorm floor
11:00 Good Night
JUNE 19, 2017 MAGNIFICENT MONDAY
7:30 Breakfast Cafeteria
8:00 City Reporter Meeting Newspaper Office
8:00 State Central Committee
8:15 Election Official Meeting
8:30 Flag Raising Flag Pole
8:45 Thought for the Day by Governor Litka
Department President Anderson
Morning Meditation
9:00 Chorus Rehearsal
Staff Meeting
10:30 City Caucus City Halls
12:00 Lunch Cafeteria
1:30 City Rally City Halls
2:15 City Election City Halls
2:30 Guest Speaker – Governor Kim Reynolds
3:30 City Election Returns
3:45 First City Council Meeting
First City Meeting City Halls
5:00 Dinner Cafeteria
6:15 Flag Lowering Flag Pole
6:30 Guest Speaker – Karel Murray
8:00 Second City Council Meeting/Programs Fair City Halls
9:45 Instructions by  Dean of Government
9:00 Meet Your Party Advisors
9:30 Back to the Dorms
Reflections – Floor Lounges
10:30 Quiet Time – Be on your own dorm floor
11:00 Good Night
JUNE 20, 2017 TERRIFIC TUESDAY
7:30 Breakfast Cafeteria
8:00 City Reporter Meeting
8:00 State Central Committee  131-133
8:30 Flag Raising Flag Pole
8:45 Thought for the Day by Governor Litka
Department President Anderson
Morning Meditation
Staff Meeting
9:00 Girls Nation Presentation – Mary Andersen, Iowa Girls State Director, Honorable Senator Chandra , Honorable Senator Pharasi
9:30 Party State Caucus
Feds Sussman
Nats  Parent Hall
11:15 (approx) Lunch (1/2 Hour Lunch for each Party as time allows) Cafeteria
12:00 Resume Party State Caucus
3:30 (approx) Party County Caucus

Carr County Nats     

 Carr County Feds  

Macrae County Feds  

Macrae County Nats                

5:00 Dinner Cafeteria
6:15 Flag Lowering Flag Pole
6:30 Party County Rally (same locations as above)
7:30 Party State Rally
Feds  Sussman
Nats  Parent Hall
9:30 Back to the Dorm
Party Legislative Rally at Reflections
10:30 Quiet Time – Be on your own dorm floor
11:00 Good Night
JUNE 21, 2017 WINNING WEDNESDAY
7:30 Breakfast Cafeteria
City Reporter Meeting
State Central Committee
Election Officials Prepare Poll Books
8:00 Capitol Visit
 11:00 Flag Raising
Morning Meditation,
Thought for the Day by Governor Litka
Department President Anderson
11:30 Voting Instructions Parent Hall
Primary Election
12:00  Lunch
1:15  Chorus Rehearsal
Staff Meeting
 2:30 Guest Speaker (sit by cities) Iowa State Patrol
3:30 Primary Election Returns
4:00 3rd City Meeting (run for Girls Nation) City Halls
Party County Convention (same locations as Tuesday)
4:45 State Central Committee with Governor Candidates
5:00 Dinner Cafeteria
6:15 Flag Lowering Flag Pole
6:45 Party State Convention
Feds
Nats
9:30 Back to the Dorm
Legislative District Rally at Reflections
10:30 Quiet Time – Be on your own dorm floor
11:00 Good Night
JUNE 22, 2017 TRIUMPHANT THURSDAY
7:30 Breakfast Cafeteria
8:00 City Reporter Meeting Newspaper Office
8:30 Election Official Meeting
8:30 Flag Raising flag Pole
8:45 Thought for the Day by Governor Litka
Department President Anderson
Morning Meditation
9:00 Voting Instructions
9:15 County Rally
MaCrae
Carr
Whistle stop campaigns – City Reporters lead questions
10:30 State Rally
11:30 General Election/Lunch City Halls/Cafeteria
1:15 Chorus Rehearsal
2:15 Guest Speaker – Paul Pate, Secretary of State
3:00 General Election Returns
Swearing in Ceremony – Senators/Representatives, County Officials, Announcement of State Officials
3:30 House and Senate Caucuses
House of Representatives
Senate
State and County Appointment Papers
Carr County – Room ,State – Room Macrae County –
5:00 Dinner Cafeteria
6:15 Resume Legislative Caucuses and Appointment Processes
Opening of House and Senate
7:00 Flag Lowering Flag Pole
7:15 Guest Speaker – Audrey Giese, Paws and Effects
8:30 Announce Girls Nation Senators
Instructions – Girls State Staff
Slide Show Presentation
9:00 Candlelight Ceremony
9:30 Back to the Dorm
Reflections
10:30 Quiet Time – Be on your own dorm floor
11:00 Good Night
JUNE 17, 2016   FAREWELL FRIDAY
7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Flag Raising Flag Pole
8:45 Thought for the Day by Governor Litka
Department President Anderson
Morning Meditation
9:00 Presentation of City Projects
9:15 Governor Appointments – meeting of the House and Senate
 9:30  Service Project Activity  POM stage
9:45
10:00 Girls Nation Senators work on Bill
County Board of Supervisors Appointments
Carr County –
Macrae County –
Flag Practice for State Officials and Honor Guard Flag Pole
10:30 County Trials
Carr County –
Macrae County –
11:15 Lunch Cafeteria
12:30 Inauguration Practice
1:45 Inauguration Chorus Rehearsal
4:15 Reception
5:15 Flag Lowering Flag Pole
5:30 Inauguration
7:30 Good Bye!
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