You can reach the Oxford American Legion Auxiliary Unit #376 at
Phone: (607) 843-8166 (Legion home).
Mailing Address: Fort Hill American Legion Auxiliary Unit #376, P.O. Box 832, Oxford, NY 13830-0832.
2023-24 Auxiliary President, Louise Spicer; tel (607) 843-9495.
See information about our not for profit status, Mission, & Vision at the bottom of this page.
For website suggestions, ideas, or comments contact the Publicity Chairman, Jeanie Petersen
Membership dues are $30. (since 2024) $6.25 for Juniors (under 18 yrs.)
You can now renew your dues payment online with a credit card! It's - Quick, Easy, & Secure!
2023 Update: Simply go to the national website: https://www.legion-aux.org . On the homepage, upper
right, click on "Renew". (You’ll need to create your free log-in
if you haven’t already done so, and it only takes a few
seconds). The blue "log in" button takes you to the "My
Auxiliary Member Portal" page. From there you should see the big
"PAY DUES" button (on the left-in a blue box). Just follow the
prompts and use your credit card.Thank you for your continued membership! (You'll receive an email with your receipt and you can print your membership card.)
*ALA dues are:.
Seniors $30 breakdown:
National Rate $18 +
Department Rate $10.
Unit portain will be $2
Juniors $6.25 breakdown:
National Rate $2.50 +
Our Unit portion: -0-.
Our country needs the American Legion Auxiliary, and only because of YOU can we continue our mission of outreach to our military, veterans, and their families. Together, we can make a difference in every neighborhood across the USA!
A PDF application for membership is available from the link below the heading "Eligibility Requirements...".
Consider joining Unit #376
If you join the Oxford Auxiliary, a portion of your membership dues goes back into the community. That helps. If you get involved, even just a little, that helps even more.
How old is Unit 376; when was it chartered? Our Fort Hill Unit 376 was chartered in 1924 and recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. Click here to learn more.
What do we do? The Oxford Auxiliary has some projects of their own, but they always help the Legion Post #376 in any way or any project they can. That's why its referred to as the Legion "family" as the Legionnaires, the Sons of the Legion, and the Auxiliary, all work together for a common goal. We help out at the Oxford Community Sunday Breakfast on the fourth Sunday of the month, we sometimes have a bake sale when the S.A.L is having a chicken BBQ, or we prepare refreshments after the Legion's Veteran's Day service. We often prepare a luncheon after a veteran's funeral. With our help, we try to make things run more smoothly.
We also try to help on the Chenango County level with their Auxiliary and Legion. Yes, we do participate in a lot of fundraisers, but they benefit the community ...our community.
In the wise words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
Doing community service to help others and to make a difference in the community can result in making you feel better about yourself, making you feel valued and appreciated. You might learn a new skill or get to use skills you already have. Some volunteering can give your life purpose while you're giving hope to others or making other people feel happy. It can also be a good way to meet new people, make friends and to have fun!
Benefits Guide, exclusive to ALA Members
As a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, you and your family will have exclusive access to a variety of discount services, insurance products, and professional financial services. Visit the Wholesale Insurance page of the (Nat'l) American Legion Auxiliary website. There are 7 tabs to click on: Financial Services, Life Insurance, Critical Illness, Discount Rx, Dental & Vision, Medicare Supplement, and Long Term Health Care.
If you pay your dues early, by November 11, for the following year, you will be eligible to attend the annual free "Early Bird" dinner. You will be notified of the date of the dinner and cost for guests. (Sorry, no EB dinner in 2020 due to the pandemic.)
Dues include a yearly non-refundable allocation of $3.40 for American Legion Auxiliary magazine.
Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership
We invite you to become a member of the Oxford American Legion Auxiliary if you are eligible through a living Legion member, or if you are a mother, spouse, daughter, sister, grandmother, granddaughter, or you yourself are a veteran. Since the signing of the LEGION Act* (7/30/19), all service members are now eligible. (No "greats" and no step-mothers, step-daughters are allowed anymore. Step relatives must be legally, on paper, adopted.)
*Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded.
[These were the previous conflict eras: April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I);
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II);
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War);
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War);
Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada);
Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama); and
Aug. 2, 1990 until cessation of hostilities (Gulf War / War On Terrorism).]
Click for ALA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (PDF)
You will need to certify (on the application) that the named individual (or yourself) served at least one day of active duty and was honorably discharged or is still serving honorably.
Mail application and $30 check for annual dues to: Fort Hill American Legion Auxiliary Unit #376, P.O. Box 832, Oxford, NY 13830.
Or-- Stop by the Fort Hill American Legion Post #376 any day after 2:30 p.m.* and drop off your application (in person) with check/cash at: 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY. You may want to call the Post #376 to confirm someone is there to take your app: (607) 843-8166. That's it!!
The American Legion Auxiliary is recognized as a 501(c)(19) non-profit, tax exempt "social welfare" (veterans' support, advocacy, youth development, and patriotic community service) organization. To be tax-exempt as a social welfare organization described in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501(c)(19), an organization must not be organized for profit and must be operated exclusively to promote social welfare. Contributions may be tax deductible according to the Internal Revenue Code and the Internal Revenue Service regulations.
ALA Mission and Vision
Mission Statement -
"In the spirit of Service Not Self", the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.
Vision Statement -
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace, and security.