American Legion Auxiliary — Volume 2 May 2010
From Our Readers
“I just received my first 2010 issue of our magazine. Wow–what an improvement you have made! I loved the cover, Good Advice from ALA members, ‘Decad..
National President's Message
VALUING MEMBERSHIP Traveling across the country has provided opportunities to meet many members and listen to their stories about what they are acc..
About the ALA – What’s the Big Idea? Every nonprofit organization began as a big idea. So, while pausing to reflect on our heritage of 90 years, j..
It's All Good
“It isn’t the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it.” Since our organization’s founding in 1919, Auxiliary members..
Author: Sharon Riegsecker
A best-practice showcase featuring news about you. From you. Poppy reminds us of veterans’ past sacrifices, continuing needs In 1923, the poppy..
Serving And Strengthening Communities
Author: Luanne Radecki Blackburn
The federal holiday that has honored the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Since 1986 was designated to be observed as ..
Decades Of Making A Difference
Author: Douglas Delhinger
The delayed dreams of the war years were followed by the boom years of the 1950s. The “Greatest Generation” settled in the new suburbs that ringed ou..
Vickie Koutz, Auxiliary Legislative Committee national chairman, has attended seven Awareness Assemblies. She said this was one of the most captiva..
American Legion Family News
LEGION WINS PEPSI CONTEST PepsiCo announced last month that The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors will be awarded a $250,000 grant from the..
National Convention is in August – right around the corner! We asked the 2009-2010 Junior officers how this year’s Junior attendees can make the mo..
What's New At Hq?
Get to Know Your ALA National Finance Team The American Legion Auxiliary’s most valuable asset is our good name, and each of us has a role to play ..
Their Service Is Over
FOR MILITARY VETERANS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS, THE BATTLE IS JUST BEGINNING. Military veterans represent over thirty percent of those with mesothelioma..
WHAT’S ALL THE SKYPE ABOUT? For most Auxiliary members, unit and committee meetings are a regular and welcome part of life. Yet, even the most ded..
A Wise Woman Said...
“In order to see continued support and benefits for our veterans, we must join together… we all have something to give, and it is important that we fi..
The Last Word
“The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.” Tate Charles Williams, age 3, proudly salutes the flag at..