Oxford American Legion Auxilliary

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."

What's happening soon-- (please visit our calendar page too)

Chenango County meeting Sept. 2014 with Lora Rowe (L) and then Pres. Diane Craig.The next Chenango County ALA meeting will be on Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:30 PM, at the Frank H. Arnold Post 348, 8 Academy Street, New Berlin. The business meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m.
(Picture from Sept. 8, 2014 with then 6th D. Pres. Diane Craig, standing, and Lora Rowe, now 6th D. Pres. to her left. To Diane's right: Barb Pierce, Kari Buck, Mary Lou McAvoy, and PJ Cobb.)
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, Nov. 14, 2015, and then 2 months later in January 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.

The next "regular" meeting of our ALA Unit 376 will be Monday, November 9, (new time) 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY.

2015 Harvest dinner posterCome to our 14th annual Harvest Dinner, a literacy fundraiser, Friday, October 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Fort Hill Post #376. We're serving juicy roast turkey dinner with loads of trimmings and pies for dessert. (Take-outs from 4 to 5 p.m.) You're invited to have a delicious hearty, home cooked meal and support the Sally Finch Book and Education Fund.
$8 for adults; $7 for seniors; children, aged 6 to 12, are $6; and under age 5 are free! Take-outs: $8.50.
(The poster at left has a link on it to the full sized PDF flyer - just click to see it bigger! You can print the 8.5x11" poster for displaying at your place of business/Post.)

HEADS UP! This is an early Fall 2015 Conference Call: from the American Legion Auxiliary’s 6th District
The Sixth District Fall Conference will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Lt. Warren E. Eaton, DSC American Legion Post 189, at 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich, NY 13815. 8:00 a.m. registration with the morning session starting at 9:00 a.m. More info will follow from 6th D. President, Chenango County's own, Lora Rowe, later this year.

The Early Birds Dinner will be Saturday, November 14th, 2015. Pay your dues by 11-11 to be eligible for a free steak dinner. New times: 3:30-4:30 cocktail hour; dinner from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Paid members only.)

Christmas Luncheon Saturday, December 12: our Auxiliary will be holding a special complimentary luncheon for the Volunteers of the NYS Vets' Home (after their Christmas "shopping party" for the Home's residents). There will be two lunch seatings: 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. (Always the 2nd Sat. in Dec.)

Watch for news about Unit 376's fall PIG ROAST for the ALA scholarship fund in May 2016. The location will be at the Oxford Rod & Gun Club. Food, music, beer, wine and lots of fun, fun, fun!

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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