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.

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

Friday, November 21 is the State Commander’s Visitation Tribute Dinner. Meet the Legion’s top state level officials- Department of NYS Commander Frank J. Peters, State Auxiliary President Diane Gerber, and State Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Cmdr Charles Maynard “Chuck” Depo. See/print PDF flyer.
6 PM - Cocktail Hour: Chips, Dips, Cheeses’ 7 PM - Entrée: Cajun Chicken Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Roasted Veggies, Cold Couscous Salad. Dessert: Frosted brownie / Yellow Cake with Cream. Coffee/Tea/Punch. PJ Cobb is selling tickets, $10 each.

ALA patriotic snowmanThe next CC ALA meeting will be on Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:30 PM, at the Sherburne American Legion Post Post #876, 15 S. Main Street, Sherburne, NY. Bring "finger foods" for the Christmas Party. Also bring some non-perishable food/diapers for Roots and Wings. The ALA meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Optional: Come at 5:30 PM for their Standing Rules and By Laws committee meeting. You can learn a lot for your unit. Committee attending: Kari, Brenda, PJ, Mary Lou, and Angela.

New this year: Post 376 Commander Darlene Ardron has arranged a Legion Christmas Party on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 5-7 PM. All are invited. We're also going to have a red, white, and blue decorated Christmas tree - yeah!
The party coordinates with another celebration: the Fort Hill Unit 376 Auxiliary's 90th anniversary of our Charter (- Dec. 11, 1924)! The actual framed charter is hanging in the dining hall and has the signature of Claire Oliphant, the first president of the American Legion Auxiliary! (She was a very outspoken, politically active woman for the 1920's.) Who can blow out 90 candles? Do you have any 90th celebration ideas?

Our next ALA Unit 376 regular meeting will be on Monday, December 8, 2014, 7 PM, at the Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford. Among other things, we will vote on our annual budget (that was tabled). We will discuss final plans for the Veterans' Home "Christmas Party" Volunteers Luncheon, December 13, that we do each year at our Post. (Snow date: Dec. 20). At our last mtg. (11-10-14), we agreed to bring in 2 dozen Christmas cookies (each of us) for dessert. We also have to start working on our annual New Year's Eve party plans!

Carol Johnson, 6th D. Field Service Rep., who organizes special events at the NYS Vets' Home for the residents, is in Lourdes Hospital with pneumonia. Please send a Get Well card. See her Vets Home event calendar on our Unit 376 bulletin board across from the Post's bar.

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 this year: 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 last year: 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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