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)
November 10th - Happy Birthday American Legion Auxiliary!!!The American Legion designated the birth
The 3rd regular Unit 376 monthly meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at (new earlier time) 6:30 p.m. (2nd Tues of the month). 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. (See our June installation picture on the officers page.)
Tentative date: Sunday, Nov. 26, after the breakfast will be decorate the upstairs Christmas tree day. The tree will be in red, white and blue!!!
We will be wrapping presents for our Christmas Community Basket families at our Dec. 12th meeting.
The 4th Chenango County ALA meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the Sherburne Legion Post #876, 15 S. Main St, Sherburne, NY. The is the Christmas Party meeting and usually involves everyone bringing finger foods. Angela Jones said she'd send us an email either way. Please bring a $5 gift (wrapped in a bag) for a Christmas gift swap. CC ALA president is Sophie Liberatore. All meetings are at 6:30 p.m. (Dinner at 6:30 p.m./ business meeting begins at 7 p.m.) '17-18 CC Meetings - will be on the First Monday of each month (not Jan, July, Aug). In 2018, the March meeting is to celebrate the Legion's 99th Birthday. That will be held on Tuesday, March 13th, with the Legionnaires and SAL at the Sherburne Post #876..
2017 NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford Activities Schedule, from Tami Zebrowski-Darrow, 6th District Field Service Rep.: Volunteers always wanted!
The American Red Cross is back at the Fort Hill Post 376 for another blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 13, 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.
What We Do
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.
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.