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 Edwin Wilbur Jr. American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 1478 will be hosting the fourth annual Veterans Thank You Luncheon. This complimentary afternoon of recognition for local veterans will take place on Saturday, October 1 from noon to 3 p.m. at the McDonough Post 1478, 1136 County Road 5. There will be speakers, appreciation certificates, and opportunities for networking.
The next Chenango County ALA meeting, the 2nd meeting of the fiscal year, will be on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at the Perry Cook American Legion Post 973, 618 Valley View Road,
South Otselic, NY. [315-653-4481] All meetings are at 6:30 p.m. (Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.) The 6th District of NY President, Donna Riley, will be making her visitation.
7th meeting will be at the Frank H. Arnold American Legion Post 348, 8 Academy Street, New Berlin, NY.
The 2nd regular Unit 376 monthly meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 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. (FYI- There are no meetings in July and August or January.)
The NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford, 6th District ALA 2016-17 schedule:
(Awaiting new schedule)
Remember if you come to help, to report your volunteer hours.
Friday, October 14th, 2016 ALA Unit 376 Harvest Dinner 5-7 PM. This is our Finch Education fundraiser. Prices: $9 adults, $8 srs, $6 children, & $9.50 take-outs.
Friday, October 21, 2016 will be the NYS Commanders Department Visitation. Dinner is at Post 376 - be sure to get your ($17) tickets for the delicious steak dinner! Pres. Tesha has some.
The American Red Cross is back at the Fort Hill Post 376 for another blood drive on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (It's usually on the 2nd Saturday, but not this time due to scheduling conflicts.) 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.
For more events, visit the Calendar page.
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.
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.