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)

November 10th - Happy Birthday American Legion Auxiliary!!!The American Legion designated the birth
date of the American Legion Auxiliary as Nov. 10, 1919, as per our National Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules.

November 11th is Veterans Day. The ceremony at Post 376 commences precisely at 11:00 a.m., when they will reflect on the service and sacrifice of members of the Nation’s armed forces with an honorable service, speakers, ceremony, “Taps,” and coffee/tea and light refreshments. (They will also have free hot dogs down in the bar.)
Rob Thompson in the 2016 Memorial Day parade holding the Post 376 colors.
The Care Package items for Oxford resident and Post 376 member, Rob Thompson went to Kuwait (2/22/17). 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 - thanks everyone! To see what sort of items were sent to thesoldiers, view this flyer.
Memorial Day 2017, ALA marching in the rain

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!
December 9, 8 a.m. till done, CHRISTMAS PARTY & GIFT GIVE AWAY FOR CHRISTMAS at the Vets' Home.
Click for complete schedule Also on Dec. 9th, our Unit 376 provides the Vets' Home Volunteers luncheon (2 sittings) for the roughly 100 volunteers. We'll have a nice hot meal and a festive dessert.

We are collecting non-perishable food items for our Christmas Community Basket families. Please give generously!
Current family sponsors for the Christmas Community Baskets or anyone/club/organization who would like to sponsor a family, you must come to the meeting on Wednesday, November 8, at 6 p.m., at Post 376 (in the upstairs dining hall).

October 27th, was the Chicken and Biscuit Benefit Dinner for Dan Krygier. Dan, son of Past Post 376 Cmdr Ray Krygier and 20 year Auxiliary member Audrey Krygier, suffered a paralyzing stroke. Expenses are mounting. Monies raised will be used to defer medical expenses. Thank you to everyone who came to show your support for Sons of the American Legion (SAL) member Dan and the Krygier family! Donations are still being accepted at the Post & at NBT bank, make check out to: S.A.L Squadron 376.

The Post 376 Early Bird Dinner - is a complimentary reward for Post members who have paid their 2018 dues before 11/11/17. It has been on the 2nd Saturday of November, however, because that's Veterans Day this year, it will be on the 3rd Saturday, November 18, 2017. It will be the same popular menu as last year (NY Strip Steak, potato, tossed salad, Italian bread, and cake.) Cocktails: 3:30 - 4:30. Dinner: 4:30 - 6 PM. RSVP - AmerLegion@stny.rr.com or call (607) 843-8166. You must be on the list to be served and show your 2018 membership card.

December 16th is the Post Christmas Party. (It was postponed from Dec. 9 -be sure to note this change.) Come for food, music, dancing, karaoke, more food, and lots of fun!

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, 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.

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 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.

 

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