Guest speaker at our meeting of March 12, 2019, was Jen Dalrymple, Director of Montana Girls State.  Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxilary.  ALA Girls State is the premier program for teaching young women about the democratic process and how our republic works at the state and national levels.  As a MT participant, the girls are assigned to fictional cities named after gem stones in Montana whereupon they embark in the full democratic process of seeking office, holding elections and making/enforcing laws. It is a unique and exciting government-in-action learning program.  This year’s ALA Girls State Program will be held on the campus of Carroll College in Helena from Sunday June 9 through Saturday June 15, 2019.   Applications will be accepted January 1, 2019 until April 30, 2019.  A great program educating youth about how American government works!