Programs

Below are some of the numerous programs of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of North Carolina
If you would like additional information about any of the programs please contact the Department Program Chairman (listed below)
Americanism

 

To inspire, recognize, and perpetuate responsible citizenship through education and acts of patriotism, in order to raise awareness and increase appreciation of the price paid for our fundamental freedoms.

Respect is both earned and learned. The fundamental value of the American Legion Auxiliary is showing respect for our country and our nation’s flag. The Auxiliary creates opportunities for Americans to do both. We share practical things everyone can do to better live as grateful, patriotic citizens. The Auxiliary provides learning opportunities and instructional resources for important things every good citizen should know such as learning about the Constitution, flying the flag on patriotic holidays, folding pocket flags to send to our troops overseas, and presenting flags to local schools and businesses.

Children & Youth

 

To work collaboratively with The American Legion to direct and sponsor programs and services that provide care and protection for our nation’s children, especially those of our military and veterans.

Poppy

 

To elevate community awareness and respect for our veterans by educating our membership and the public about the poppy's significance and the financial benefit realized by our nation's veterans as a result of its distribution.

VA&R

To initiate, sponsor, and participate in programs and services that assist and enhance the lives of veterans and their families, ensuring restoration and/or transition to normally functioning lives physically, mentally, socially, and vocationally.

Junior Activities

Engaging the next generation to become members in The American Legion Auxiliary by encouraging young women to lead the way in continuing its legacy of volunteerism and serving veterans, the military and their families, is the primary purpose of the program.  The Junior Auxiliary prepares girls to become active adult members of the organization by providing positive volunteer experiences that instill the ideals of the Auxiliary.  These girls develop leadership skills while having fun and will hopefully become the future leaders of our organization.

Junior Activities

Engaging the next generation to become members in The American Legion Auxiliary by encouraging young women to lead the way in continuing its legacy of volunteerism and serving veterans, the military and their families, is the primary purpose of the program.  The Junior Auxiliary prepares girls to become active adult members of the organization by providing positive volunteer experiences that instill the ideals of the Auxiliary.  These girls develop leadership skills while having fun and will hopefully become the future leaders of our organization.

Community Service

 

To strengthen our local communities with uniquely identified opportunities of service by providing volunteer leadership, encouraging the stewardship of its patriotic citizens, acknowledging our country’s military history, and supporting the families that have sacrificed for our freedom.

Education

 

To promote quality education for children and adults through classroom activities, literacy programs, scholarship promotion, and support of education beyond high school, especially for military children. 

Tar Heel Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State is a week long workshop in the legislative process sponsored by the North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary. North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 250 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and  participate in various parts of government. In the following pages, you will see different parts of the program and be linked to other web sites to learn more about North Carolina's and the United States government.

www.thgs.com

Auxiliary Emergency Fund

 

The Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF) is a national grant assistance program that provides temporary emergency help to eligible members of the American Legion Auxiliary who have suffered a significant financial setback as the result of an act of nature or other personal crisis.

The AEF was established in 1969 with a bequest from the estate of Auxiliary member Helen Colby Small of Burlington, Wis. It continues today solely through generous donations from Auxiliary members.

President's Project

2019-2020 Julie Smith has chosen the PTSD units at the 4 VA Hospitals as her President's Project.

Department Program Chairmen

Americanism

Jane Hoppenworth

Auxiliary Emergency Fund

Dolly Fisher

Children and Youth

Joan Masters

Community Service

Julie Hogan

Constitution and By-Laws

Beth Whitaker

Education

JoAnn Stevens

Finance

Janice MacLeod

Girls State

Dr Emily Cayton

Human Resources

Sharon Neville

Junior Activities

Joan Wells

Leadership

Theresa Weybrew

Legislative

Martha Corriher

Membership

Jill Puett

National Security

Ann Moore

Past Presidents Parley

Shirley Thompson

Poppy

Mary Alice Ramsey

President's Project

Emilee Sidelinker

Public Relations

Juli Zajc

Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation

Toni Reale

Warren-Ragan Jr. Scholarship

Fay Anderson

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Annual tax returns are available for public inspection at the Department Headquarters of the North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary, 4 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC