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)
Rob Thompson in the 2016 Memorial Day parade holding the Post 376 colors.
The Care Package items for Oxford resident and Post 376 member, Rob Thompson are now (2/22/17) on their way to Kuwait. Sergeant Rob is with the 1156th Engineer Company, NY Army National Guard. His wife Jess coordinated shipping with the Red Cross in NYC. People were very generous! To see what sort of items were sent to thesoldiers, view this flyer. It will take approx. 2 weeks for the boxes to arrive. We haven't received any feedback yet, but we'll ask.

Coming up: Oxford Memorial Day Parade, Post 376 poster - 2017
MONDAY – May 29th, 9:30 p.m. is the start time of the Post 376's Memorial Day Parade. (Mini poster at right. Click on it for printable PDF 8.5x11" poster.) Unit 376 members, have you considered marching with us? Line up for the parade is at 9 a.m. It's not hard to march – no special skills. (If you can't make it the whole way for any reason, we always have a vehicle you can ride in.) It's fun waving to the crowd, looking at all the houses along the way with their flags and pretty patriotic decorations, and being a part of this very important event. What to wear?: navy blue pants (or black if you don't have dark blue) and white, OR navy, OR red polo/golf shirts. If you want, we have (complimentary, for paid members - marching) 2" Auxiliary logo patches and patch adhesive available at the Legion. We have 200 members and only a handful march - we need more representatives!

Marching ALA Unit 376 members in Memorial Day parade 2016.The 9th regular Unit 376 monthly meeting of the (Auxiliary’s fiscal) year will be on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7 p.m.- installation of 2017- 2018 officers. NOTE: If you haven’t been to a meeting in a long time or never, please come on down.
Location: Fort Hill Post 376, 17 S. Washington Ave, Oxford, NY.

The 9th Chenango County ALA meeting will be on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Lt. Warren E. Eaton, DSC American Legion Post 189, 29 Sheldon Street, Norwich, NY. Installation of new CC ALA president Sophie Liberatore and the new officers. All meetings are at 6:30 p.m. (Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.)

2017 NYS Veterans' Home at Oxford Activities Schedule, from Tami Zebrowski-Darrow, 6th District Field Service Rep.: Volunteers always wanted!
Saturday, June 3rd, 1:30 p.m. - Bingo
and then last but not least...
Tuesday, June 19th, at 1:30 p.m. - Men's Casino Day

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, May 13th, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (It's usually on the 2nd Saturday.) They usually will 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.

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 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.

 

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