Oxford American Legion Auxilliary

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)

Coming up:
The 6th District Homecoming Celebration will be on Sat., August 20, from 2 - 6 p.m. Official opening and "Welcome Home!" at 3:30 p.m. This is for the Dist. Cmdr Francis Riter, our own ALA Dist. President Lora Rowe, and SAL Dist. Cmdr Richard Hodge. Tickets $12. - payable to ALA Unit 465. Held at Post 465, 63 S. Main St, Homer, NY. Call Sandy Cincotta for info/RSVP - (607) 745-1859.

The next Chenango County ALA meeting, the first meeting of the fiscal year, will be on *Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Lt. Warren E. Eaton, DSC American Legion Post 189, 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich, NY. (Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.) *Normally meetings are on the first Monday of the month, but that would be Labor Day so they made it the first Tuesday.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 is the 6th District Fall Conference in Homer, NY.

The 1st regular Unit 376 monthly meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on Tuesday, September 13, at 7 p.m. NOTE: This is a new day, 2nd Tues, and a new later time so more people can come. Location: Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY. (There are no meetings in July and August or January.)

The NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford, 6th District ALA 2016 schedule:
(Awaiting new schedule)
(Remember if you come to help, to report your volunteer hours.)

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, September 10, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. They usually will take walk-ins, but making an appointment is a much better idea. Visit the website: http://www.redcrossblood.org/ FMI/to find a location near you.

Friday, October (date TBD), 2016 ALA Unit 376 Harvest Dinner 5-7 PM. This is our Finch Education fundraiser.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 will be the Department Visitation.

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 Oxtoberfest. 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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