The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.
Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.
|1st Vice President||Pauline McKinny|
|2nd Vice President||Fran Montgomery|
A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary. Additionally, if the qualifying veteran is deceased, you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying veteran was not a member of the American Legion while living.
The Cumming Ladies Auxiliary Unit 307 swept the district and state awards and was named The Top Unit in Georgia.
Awards Presented at the Department Convention June 21, 2014
Trophies and Plaques:
1st Place General Excellence Tray (Best Unit in Georgia)
1st Place - Miriam Hunter Scrapbook Plaque (75 members) -- Nona Hamilton, Historian
1st Place - Tootie Thompson Poppy Trophy (60 members) -- Pauline McKinny, Chairman
1st Place - Leon Clifford Memorial Leadership Award -- Phyllis Singleton, President
1st Place - VA & R - Kate Parker Field Service -- Pat Herrick, Chairman
2nd Place - Tillie and Deedee Girls State -- Marian Rosswaag, Chairman
2nd Place - Dorothy Butz Communication Public Relations -- Phyllis Singleton, President
Certificates of Participation/Appreciation:
Membership reaching 100%, Goal Unit -- Joann Sedenger, Chairman
Americanism -- Pauline McKinny, Chairman
Children & Youth-Community Service -- Education -- Pauline McKinny & Susan Youdell, Co-chairs
History Book -- Nona Hamilton, Historian
Music -- Susan Youdell, Chairman
Yearbook -- Susan Youdell, Chairman
National Security -- Phyllis Singleton, President
Awards presented at the District Meeting May 18, 2014
Unit of Excellence - #307 (Best Unit in District 9)
Unit President of the District -- Phyllis Singleton, President
Unit Member of the District -- Lucille Nuber, Chaplain
1st Place for the following:
Membership- Goal Unit -- Joann Sedenger;
History Book and the History Report Scrapbook -- Nona Hamilton, Historian;
Children and Youth - Education and Scholarship -- Susan Youdell & Pauline McKinny, Co-chairs
Auxiliary Emergency Fund - Unit donated $100 -- Nona Hamilton, Chairman;
Girls State -- Marian Rosswaag, Chairman;
Americanism -- Pauline McKinny, Chairman;
Poppy Report -- Collected $2,888 for Veterans, Pauline McKinny, Chairman;
Public Relations -- Phyllis Singleton, Chairman;
Chaplain Report -- Lucille Nuber, Chaplain
Leadership Report -- Phyllis Singleton, President.