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 Care Package items for Oxford resident and Post 376 member, Rob Thompson are now (2/22/17) on their way to Kuwait. Sergeant Rob is with the 1156th Engineer Company, NY Army National Guard. His wife Jess coordinated shipping with the Red Cross in NYC. People were very generous! To see what sort of items were sent to the Cinco de Mayo 2017 postersoldiers, view this flyer. It will take approx. 2 weeks for the boxes to arrive. We haven't received any feedback yet, but we'll ask.

Coming up:
Friday, May 5th: our 3rd Cinco de Mayo dinner - will be on the actual day – the 5th of May! That's Friday, 5-7 pm.
What a beautiful fiesta we had last year!!! There was delicious food, Mexican music, and very colorful decorations.
This year we have changed our menu to include Mexican pulled pork -Pork Machaca! There will still be the very popular beef tacos and the taco toppings bar. We hope to see a few students from the Oxford Academy Spanish class to help and make us some more papel picado (colorful cut paper flags). Bring a camera to take pictures in the senior & seniorita picture board. Margaritas anyone? There will be a really cool raffle basket with some genuine items from Mexico too! Click on the thumbnail at right for a printable PDF flyer.

The 8th regular Chenango County ALA meeting will be on Monday,
May 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. It will take place at the Edwin Wilbur Jr. American Legion Post #1478, 1136 County Rd. 5, McDonough.
PH: (607) 674-9217.

The 8th regular Unit 376 monthly meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. This meeting is very important! An election committee was just chosen. So, at the next meeting we vote for the 2017-2018 officers. NOTE: If you haven’t been to a meeting in a long time or never, please come on down. Installation of officers is at the June 13, 2017.
Location: Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY.

2017 NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford Activities Schedule, from Tami Zebrowski-Darrow, 6th District Field Service Rep.: Volunteers always wanted!
Saturday, May 6th, 1:30 p.m. - Bingo
Saturday, June 3rd, 1:30 p.m. - Bingo
Friday, May 12th, at 10 a.m. -Flower Arrangement Day and then last but not least...
Tuesday, June 19th, at 1:30 p.m. - Men's Casino Day

Play Pitch? Winter Pitch Tournaments are held at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month (Jan. 14, Feb. 11, etc.). It's a great time and the public is welcome! Come and enjoy an afternoon of conversation, good food, and cards at Post 376. Come a little earlier than 1 p.m. to sign up. $10/team, 50¢/up. Only even number of teams allowed. Play 10 games to 11. 100% payback. The last pitch tournament will be on Saturday, April 22nd (until next Winter).

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 13th, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (It's usually on the 2nd Saturday.) They usually will 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.

The next Chenango County ALA meeting, the 8th meeting of the fiscal year, will be on Monday, May. 1st, 2017, at the Edwin Wilbur Jr. American Legion Post #1478, 1136 County Rd. 5, McDonough, NY. All meetings are at 6:30 p.m. (Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.)

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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