District 9 Meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary

  • Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:01 a.m.

District 9 meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary

The District 9 Meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary was hosted by the Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Auxiliary on Saturday March 23. Unit 342 provided a light breakfast before the meeting. The meeting was conducted by the District 9 President Julie Smith. Reporting Units for District 9 included: Salisbury 107, Landis 146, Lexington 255, Faith 327, Granite Quarry, 448 and Salisbury 342. These units have been busy helping veterans, active military families and the community this year. Three Units in the District are Gold Units, having received 100% in membership, and these units are Salisbury 106, Salisbury 107 and Liberty 81. The Units in the district have volunteered many hours at the Salisbury VA Hospital. Next year’s District 9 meeting will be held at Lexington Unit 255.

Thirteen units from across the state were represented. Department president Mary Ward, vice president Sharon Neville and Division II president Sandy Seacat were in attendance. Department chairmen and committee members in attendance were Brenda Toppin, Americanism; Linda Laws, Children and Youth; Susan Campbell, Constitution and By-Laws; Gloria Wilhelm, Girls State; Theresa Weybrew, National Security; Marlene Short, Past Presidents Parley; Betsy Lee Hodges, Public Relations; Betty Moore, State Headquarters Fund; Judy Norfolk, UDR; Janice MacLeod, VA&R Field Service; Wanda Moore, Warren Ragan Scholarship; Sue Gooch, N.E.C.; and Martha Corriher, Finance Committee.

The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the nation, devoted to America’s veterans, young people and communities. Auxiliary members dedicated more than 2.1 million volunteer hours to community service. Right now, we are looking for women of all ages who share our vision of Service Not Self. We are seeking new members at our local units.

You may join the American Legion Auxiliary if you are a mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter of a veteran of World War I or II, Korean War, Vietnam, Lebanon/Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom. Eligibility also applies to step and adopted relatives. Females who served in these conflicts may join in their own right. For more information, visit www.legion-aux.org

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