Officers, July 2016 - June 2017

American Legion Auxiliary

President -
1st Vice President -
2nd Vice President -
Secretary -
Treasurer -
Chaplain -
Sergeant at Arms -

Beverly Bumpus
Cathy Gueths
Margie Foland
Margie Foland
Pam Bumpus
Phyllis Mitzel
Bernadette Martinez

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.

Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 18:00

Auxiliary Mission

  • To support The American Legion and its programs for veterans, young people and community
  • To provide for today’s needs while being advocates for a brighter future
  • To advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship
  • To promote individual integrity and family values
  • To ensure, as volunteers, that Auxiliary members continue to promote all that is good in the nation today, tomorrow and for generations to come through serving others first and not self

Qualifications for Membership

  • A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion
  • The mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war periods. Step-relatives are also eligible.

    World War I - April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918
    World War II - Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
    U.S. Merchant Marines - Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946
    Korean War - June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31,1955<
    Vietnam War - Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
    Lebanon/Grenada - Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
    Panama - Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990<
    Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror - Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation
Auxiliary Purpose
Associate with The American Legion and support the work of the world’s largest veterans’ organization.
Uphold the law of the land and defend the principles of democracy.
X-plain and guard the basic freedoms of religion and expression.
Instaill a sense of obligation to the community, state and nation.
Leaders in education for young people.
Implement numerous community efforts and programs to assist families and children across the nation.
Assist our nation’s veterans through legislation, funding and volunteerism.
Raise awareness of patriotism and devotion to country.
Year-round participation and dedication to service, not self.

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