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."
Coming Soon: Our Unit is having a Cinco de Mayo Dinner, Saturday, May 7, from 5 - 7 p.m. What a beautiful fiesta we had last year!!! There was delicious food, Mexican music, and colorful decorations. This year we expect a few students from the Oxford Academy Spanish class to help and make some papel picado. Margaritas anyone? Click on thethumbnail at right for a printable PDF flyer.
The next Chenango County ALA meeting, the ELECTION meeting, will be on Monday, May 2nd, 2016, at the Edwin Wilbur Jr. American Legion Post #1478, 1136 County Rd. 5, McDonough, NY. (Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.)
The next "regular" meeting of our ALA Unit 376 will be Monday, May 9th, (new time) 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY. This is the elections meeting. We will also further discuss plans for the Memorial Day parade, the June 11 BBQ, raffles, and more.
Sixth District ALA Spring 2016 Conference will be Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the American Legion Post #1645 in Binghamton. Reserve by Tuesday, April 12. Fun Night will be Friday, April 22 at Joseph P. Mangan Post 1194 in Binghamton. Click here for Spring Conference paperwork (PDF).
June 11, 2016 - Legion Family's 1st annual PORK BBQ to benefit scholarship funds and support the mission of the Legion. The location will be at our Post 376. Food, music, beer, wine and lots of fun, fun, fun! Live music by STRING OF PEARLS! Tickets available at the Legion bar.
The American Red Cross is back at the Fort Hill Post 376 for another blood drive on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. They usually will take walk-ins, but making an appointment is a much better idea. Visit the website: http://www.redcross.org/blood FMI/to find a location near you.
For more events, visit the Calendar page.
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 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.