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Let's Rebuild and Grow our Future Together

American Legion Auxiliary

October 2021


We will be attending Fall Conference next weekend and I am really excited to see that we will all be together for Conference.  I will be attending our last District meeting for the year this weekend and it has been wonderful seeing our members and meeting new members.  We had Covid to deal with and it is still out there, and I continue to remind our members to be careful.  The reports that have been given show just how much our members are determined to do the programs and support our Veterans and Children and Youth.  They have found ways to stay safe while working our Mission.  I plan on sharing some of these ideas with all our Units.

My theme for this year is “Rebuild & Grown our Future”!  We can do this through our Membership and some Units are well on their way.  When I attended National Convention, each Department President was told that it was our job to see that Membership is worked because we need it to keep our ALA alive and well.  Our PDP’s should mentor and help Units. We can see progress if we all take part in growing North Carolina.  Our membership is 3rd place in the Nation, and 2nd place in our Southern Division!  Every Department President at National wants to see their State grow this year with members and it can happen!  I am attaching a report from our Southern Division President Christine R. Trahan and it is fun.  Department Presidents are responding with excitement.  Let’s keep North Carolina on top in the Division and Nation.


Thank you all for what you do in your Units.  Remember, we are ALL in this together and we can make North Carolina stand out!  I appreciate you all!


August 27, 2021


We have started off the year with getting our District Meetings done prior to Fall Conference.  We started on July 24, 2021 by going to District 14, hosted by Asheville 070 in the morning and then to District 15, hosted by Franklin 108 in the afternoon.  Then on August 7, 2021 we traveled to District 11, hosted by Lenoir 029.  We have had a lot of representation by the majority of the Units in each District.  Thank you to Julie Innes, Patsy Ledford, and Amy Morris for their respective Districts!  I know that Division 3 President Toni Reale was excited to have a great turnout in her Division.  ALSO, FOR EVERY MEMBER IN THE DISTRICT THAT ATTENDS THEIR DISTRICT MEETING, THEIR NAME WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING AT FALL CONFERENCE FOR A MONETARY GIFT.


Our next District Meeting is September 11, 2021 at District 1, hosted by Edenton 040 and District 2, hosted by Greenville 039.  Then we travel to District 3 on September 18, 2021, hosted by Calabash 503.  Then on September 25, 2021 we travel to District 9, hosted by Landis 146 and District 8, hosted by Kannapolis 115. 


My theme for this year is, ‘REBUILD AND GROW OUR FUTURE”!  We have lost Units and members over the past two years and we need to grow.  I will have a special certificate for the Units that empower my theme and have their Unit at 100% or greater by Fall Conference.  I am excited because we currently have over 1,000 memberships paid and many, many new memberships that will be entered after National.  Don’t be left in the dust and have a 0 on the membership report when it comes out for 2021-2022 in September! 


August 27 – September 2 – ALA National Convention in Phoenix

Remember that September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

September 11 – Patriot Day

September 6 – Labor Day

September 16 – American Legion Day

September 17 – National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 17 – Constitution Day


Remember to pray for our troops daily!