The Auxiliary meets at the Post on the 1st Monday of the month at 7pm.

 

 


 

 

The Legion Auxiliary at Post 54 was chartered on May 27, 1927....serving our community and surrounging area for over 86 years.

 

 


 

 

MEMBERSHIP

The American Legion Auxiliary WELCOME all females who have an immediate relative that served in the US Military and was eligible for Legion membership.

 

Membership Contact:

Marie Schneider

 


 

 

** OPERATION STORK **

The Auxilary is collecting baby items for their next donation to Fairchild Air Force Base's military families with newborns. This is a year-around support program of the Legion Auxilary.  Please drop off your infant items into the baby bassinet located in the Legion's Hall.  This is a wonderful cause for us to support.  Thank You, one & all for your generosity

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

AUXILIARY

 


Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women's patriotic service organization. In less than one year, 1,342 local units of the Women’s Auxiliary to The American Legion had been organized in more than 45 states.

With a membership at nearly 800,000, local American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,000 communities nationwide. The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission 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.

 

American Legion Auxiliary Mission

"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."


 

Benefit Dinner

The American Legion Auxiliary holds an annual benefit dinner supporting this charity.  100% of the revenue goes to local children's hospitals.  The 2016 Children's Miracle Network benefit dinner is scheduled for April 8th beginning at 5:30pm.  This dinner is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 

 

 


 

  OFFICERS      

 

   President                 Elaine Roach       936-1524

     

        

   Vice President         Dianne Dorrance       935-6339 

                          

                          

     Recording Sec.        Rosy Farnsworth

                        

                       

    Membership Sec.       Marie Schneider

                          

                              

    Treasurer                  Mona Mach

                         

                    

    Chaplin                       Chris Carpenter

                           

                  

   SGT at ARMS               Claudette Nussbaum

 

                           

     Historian              Kim Funk    

 


PROGRAMS

VETERAN/MILITARY SUPPORT and ADVOCACY:   Each Memorial Day our Auxiliary members distribute Poppies at the local Safeway store for donations.  These funds are used only for Veterans projects which include our donations to the Veterans Christmas Gift Shop where Veterans can go to purchase items to be wrapped for their family members.  Also, the Veterans Gift sacks that we put together at Christmas time to be distributed to the local single or widowed Veterans.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:  Girls State is one program that we sponsor to area high school Juniors.  It is an opportunity for them to spend a week at Western Washington University learning how our government works.  Our Uint has adopted Lakeland Village as one of our Children and Youth support programs. Lakeland is located in Medical Lake with house cottages that provide housing for special-needs clients.  We collect card fronts and they use them to create cards to send to their families or to sell in their gift shop. We collect small items to send to them throughout the year, and at Christmas, instead of a gift exchange, we send gift items to them.

FAMILY SUPPORT: Our Auxiliary Unit privide Flag etiquette magazines which are distributed to local school.  We sponsor a Poppy Poster contest at Gess Elementary.  We host a dinner for the Children's Miracle Network in the spring with all of the funds staying local.  In February, we collect baby items for Operation Stork.  Items collected are sent to Fairchild Air Force Base for the families with newborn babies.

    CHARITIES

  • Children's Miracle Network
  • Care Packages to our Troops
  • Veterans Medical Center (Spokane)
  • Veterans Home (Spokane)
  • Memorial Day Poppy Sales
  • Veterans Christmas Gift Shop
  • Operation Stork
  • Local Schools
  • Lakeland Village for Children
  • Veteran Families
  • numerous others

 

WOW !  They certainly do a lot.