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."
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We had our first Poppy Poster Contest in two of the Oxford Academy schools. Visit the Poster Contest page to see the posters and see who won!
The 10th regular Unit 376 monthly meeting was June 12, 2018, (the 2nd Tues of the month), the officer installation meeting, and we had a celebratory dessert after the ceremony. This was the last meeting of our fiscal year. Visit the Officers page to see who was installed!
Announcement: The 2018 Empire Girls' State representatives are: Genevieve Gorman and Kelsey Drewniak!!! Congratulations Oxford Academy Juniors!!! They're both members of the Marching Band.
The 10th Chenango County ALA meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year, was on Monday, June 4, 2018, at the Lt. Warren E. Eaton American Legion Post #189, 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich
, NY. CC ALA president - Sophie Liberatore handed the gavel to new 2018-19 CC ALA president Joy Lawrence.
May 9, 2018: officers Jan Pollard, Christine Gregoire, and Jeanie Petersen honored a very special member - Marguerite Stiles - with a 65-year ALA member certificate and lunch out at Applebee's in Vestal to celebrate her 101st birthday! Happy Birthday Marguerite!!! We had a lovely afternoon together. (The news coverage was aplenty! The photo at right was a full screen image at the CNY News website! Even Sen. Akshar plans to send a birthday wish to Marguerite.)
ALA dues going up in 2019! Yes, folks it's true, we have to raise our rates because National is raising theirs. $3.00 for adults and $1.25 Juniors. That means your dues will be: $28.00 - Adults; and $6.25 - Juniors.
The American Red Cross is back at the Fort Hill Post 376 for another blood drive on Saturday, July 14, 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. "Urgent: Blood Donors Needed!"
2018 NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford Upcoming Activities & News:
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 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.