Oxford American Legion Auxiliary

Fort Hill American Legion Auxiliary Unit #376

The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. They are proud to be helping for over ninety years of "Service Not Self, for Veterans, God and Country."
ALA Unit 376 was chartered December 1, 1924.

What's happening soon-- (please visit our calendar page too)

The 7th regular Unit 376 monthly meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on, April 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. (the 2nd Tues of the month). This is the officer nominations meeting. NOTE: If you haven’t been to a meeting in a long time or never, please come on down. Location: Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY.

Announcement: The 2018 Empire Girls' State representatives have been chosen: Genevieve Gorman with Kelsey Drewniak as her alternate. Congratulations Oxford Academy Juniors!!!

We're hosting: The 7th Chenango County ALA meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year, will be on Monday, April 2, 2018, at our American Legion Post #376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY. CC ALA president - Sophie Liberatore. All meetings are at 6:30 p.m. (Dinner at 6:30 p.m./ business meeting begins at 7 p.m.) This is a dinner before the business meeting. We will be serving a ham & scalloped potatoes dinner.
All 2018 CCALA Meetings - will be on the First Monday of each month (not Jan, July, Aug). This is the one exception due to the Legion's Birthday.

ALA dues going up in 2019! Yes, folks it's true, we have to raise our rates because National is raising theirs. $3.00 for adults and $1.25 Juniors. That means your dues will be: $28.00 - Adults; and $6.25 - Juniors.
Seniors $28 breakdown: National Rate (increase from $9 to) $12 + Department Rate (- the same) $8. Unit portain will be $8
Juniors $6.25 breakdown: National Rate (increase from $1.25 to) $2.50 + Department (no increase) $3.75. Our Unit portion: -0-.

American Red Cross blood donor with pin. The American Red Cross is back at the Fort Hill Post 376 for another blood drive on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (It's usually on the 2nd Saturday.) They ordinarily take walk-ins, but making an appointment is a much better idea. You can even go online for the screening questions. Visit the website: http://www.redcrossblood.org/ FMI/to find a location near you. "Urgent: Blood Donors Needed!"

2018 NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford Upcoming Activities & News:
The home is currently quarantined, therefore:
March 31 (Sat.), 10:00 a.m., the Easter Bonnet Decoration day at Vets' Home
May 11 (Fri) – Mother's Day Flower Arranging
June 18 (Mon), – Men's Casino Day
Any questions, contact Tami Zebrowski-Darrow, 6th D. Field Service Rep. Click for complete schedule Volunteers always wanted!

For more events, visit the Calendar page.Cmdr. D. Ardron, G. Johnson, L. Place and J. Sherman on Veterans Day 2014

What We Do
TELEVISION COVERAGE '14: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, was the Legion's Veterans Day ceremony. Ch. 12, WBNG's Kerry Longobucco came to film it, complete with interviews, too. http://www.wbng.com/…/Honoring-military-members-and-their-f…

TELEVISION COVERAGE '13: Monday, May 27th, 2013, was the Legion's Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. (Read more on the fundraising page under Events.) It was filmed by Channel 12 Action news. It's modest, but be sure to see it here! They have a few photos too.

Auxiliary Unit 376 marching in the Memorial Day parade 2013.The ALA focuses on three major areas: Veterans, Young People, Americanism and the community. On the local level, the Oxford ALA has over 200 members, giving many volunteer hours to help the initiatives and programs of the Oxford Legion and the Oxford community.

Oxford Auxiliary members have achieved their own unique identity while working side-by-side with the Legionnaires and the Sons of the American Legion (SAL's), of Fort Hill Post #376. They have the honor of marching in the Memorial Day parade but they do a lot more!

The ALA is involved in youth activities such as the Oratorical Contest and Girls' State. Some members volunteer at the NYS Veterans' Home, nursing homes, food and clothing banks, and they organize fundraisers like Bake Sales and Soup Sales, Memorial Poppy sales, and the Cinco de Mayo fiesta dinner. They have even established an American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship. They're involved in other community projects such as promoting child literacy*; education; charities; and more. It is all accomplished with volunteers!

*Each fall Unit 376 sponsors a Harvest Dinner to raise money for the Finch Memorial Book and Education Fund which donates books to the Oxford Academy Primary School.

The Great Garage Sale Day & Bake Sale, has been canceled. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work.

 

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