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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT NO. 800

Officers for 2019 - 2020

President: Connie Wilcox

First Vice President: Teri Evener

Second Vice President: Sue O'Connor

Secretary: Sheri Shurtleff

Treasurer: Lorraine Bennett

Chaplain: Patti Stamm

Historian: Fran Sovocool

Sergeant at Arms: Pam Vitale

Board Representative:  Teri Evener

Executive Committee:  Wendy Heine, Pam Vitale, Vicki Connor

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.

  • Mission Statement
    In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.

    Vision Statement
    The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.

           Purposes

    • In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:
      • To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families
      • To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion
      • To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship
      • To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy
      • To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government
      • To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities
      • To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self

      Values

      Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes:
      • Commitment to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty
      • Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families
      • Tradition of patriotism and citizenship
      • Personal integrity and family values
      • Respect for the uniqueness of individual members
      • Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members
      • Adherence to the adopted policies and rules

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Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?


A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary of The American Legion.


However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

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For information on the Department of New York American Legion Auxiliary click on the link below:

http://www.deptny.org/

 


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