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)

Post 376 is collecting items for Oxford resident and Post 376 member, Rob Thompson. Sergeant Rob is in Kuwait now with the 1156th Engineer Company, NY Army National Guard. His wife Jess is putting together a Care Package for the 1156th Co. and all items must be in by Sun., Feb. 19. Drop items off at the Legion for her. See details in this flyer.

Coming up:
The 5th regular Unit 376 monthly meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, at 7 p.m., (the date was changed because the next week, when we’d normally meet, is Valentine’s Day so it was decided to move it to the Tuesday before. (There is no meeting in January.) Location: Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY.

The NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford, 6th District ALA 2017 schedule:
The annual BINGO game will be Feb. 4. We help the resident veterans play Bingo usually on the first Saturday of January however, there's been a schedule swap. The date this year will be February 4th. Time: be there by 1 p.m. to help set up. Bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. This is not only for ALA, but for Legionnaires, Sons, Juniors, or even for someone thinking of joining. Volunteers are so good for the residents; they really enjoy the company!
Remember if you go to the Home to help out, report your volunteer hours.

Also, please note that the day for the St Patrick's Cookie Day has changed. It is NOW: Tuesday, March 7, (it was 3/14) at 1:30 p.m.

Play Pitch? Winter Pitch Tournaments are held at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month (Dec. 10, 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

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, January 7, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (It's usually on the 2nd Saturday, but not this time because it's considered the 2nd weekend.) 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.

The next Chenango County ALA meeting, the 5th meeting of the fiscal year, will be on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the Lt. Warren E. Eaton, DSC American Legion Post 189, 29 Sheldon Street., Norwich, 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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