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Join the largest women’s patriotic service organization dedicated to serving the brave individuals who sacrifice to keep us safe.As an Auxiliary member you have the opportunity to impact the lives of veterans, advocate and ensure that our nation meets its obligations, develop our youth and serve in Delaware’s community.

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To The American Legion Auxiliary, Department Of Delaware

We belong to the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world. The women of the auxiliary have a family member(s) who honorably served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We are also privileged to have auxiliary members who honorably serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Honoring these men and women and the belief in the founding principles of our organization; has bought women of diverse backgrounds together with the common purpose of serving veterans, active duty service members, promoting patriotism, and developing our youth.

We sponsor volunteer programs, focusing on service members, veterans, young people and the community.

What We Do?

We sponsor  volunteer programs, focusing on service members, veterans, young people and the community.

Serve veterans at home, in hospitals, and in shelters:

  • The Auxiliary volunteers and donates to the VA Medical; we provide diversion and entertainment for patients and assist the hospital staff.
  • Assist transitional housing programs, collecte and provide food, clothing, gift cards, household supplies, deliver holiday cheer to the residents.
  • Delaware Auxiliary members join other organizations in the annual Veterans Stand Down which brings homeless veterans to a central location where a multitude of services and supplies are provided.

Serve active-duty service members and their families

  • Troop Packing Programs: supplies are purchased, packed, and mailed to troops serving around the world.
  • Members partner with local businesses, the national guard, high school students, and JRTOC cadets to collect, prepare and provide holiday events for service members and their families.
  • Present Blue Star banner to families with a loved one serving in the Armed Forces.  The banner is displayed in the window of their home as a reminder to every neighbor.

Are legislative advocates for veterans and active-duty military families

  • Auxiliary members encourage law makers at all levels to protect the rights of veterans, service members and their families and to provide for their needs.  The Auxiliary supports the legislative priorities established by The American Legion.

Promote patriotism and respect for the flag

  • Members participate in patriotic celebrations, educate the public on flag etiquette and sponsor youth programs. To help Delaware youth learn firsthand about our democracy, the Auxiliary sponsors Girls State Girls Nation and the Americanism Essay Contest

We invite you to learn more and join thousands of Delaware Auxiliary members in making a difference. Contact us with questions about our programs, membership or volunteering!

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The House of Representatives has a new Wounded Warrior Employment (Fellowship) Program Director.

Mac Tolar is the new director and, he’s looking to hire Wounded, Ill and Injured Warriors for employment in Congressional offices on Capitol Hill or, in District offices across America.

If you know a Service Member or want more info on this great program, please contact Mac Tolar on the CC line or me.

Thanks and all the best,
Maj Gen Mike Regner
US Marine Corps (Retired)

A couple of bullet points about the program:
* Must have 30% service connected disability
* Must have served on active duty since 9/11
* Cannot have 20 year retirement (medical retirement is ok).

Mac Tolar
Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program
United States House of Representatives
Please reach to Mr. Mac Tolar at MacTolar@mail.house.gov as your Primary Point of Contact. 2/17

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival
Festival: October 23 – 29, 2017
VA medical facilities incorporate
creative arts into their recreation therapy programs to further the rehabilitation milieu for both inpatients and outpatients. This annual competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy, and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our Nation’s Veterans after disease, disability or life crisis.

Events Open to the Public – Sunday, October 29, 2017 Art Exhibit and Creative Writers Meet & Greet – 12 Noon – 1:45 p.m. Stage Show – 2:00 p.m. Venue location to be announced in September 1 2017

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to the
97th Annual Department Convention
 of the
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Delaware

  In accordance with Article VI, Section I of the Department Constitution which provides that the annual Department Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Delaware be held annually at the same time and place as the American Legion Convention, the 97th

Department Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Delaware is hereby called to meet in Dover, Delaware on July 12 – July 14, 2017.  Convention business sessions will be held in the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, 1131 North DuPont Highway (U.S. Route #13), Dover, Kent County, Delaware.

PURPOSE

The annual Department Convention is the legislative body of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Delaware.  The Convention is called for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year and delegates and alternates for the 97th Annual National Convention to be held in Reno, Nevada  August 17 – August 24, 2017, to amend the Department Constitution and Bylaws, receive reports of Department Officers and Committees, and transact other business as may be brought before it.  Officers for the ensuing year will be elected on July 14, 2017.

REPRESENTATION 

Representation in the Convention shall be by Unit in accordance with the provisions of the Standing Rules –Department Convention:

DEPARTMENT CONVENTION

 

  1. The date and place of the Department Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary shall conform to that of the American Legion.
  1. Representation in the Department Convention shall be by Units. Each Unit shall be entitled to one delegate and one alternate for each twenty-five paid-up members or the majority fraction thereof, in addition to the Unit President, or, in her absence, the Unit Vice President, who shall be a Delegate-at-Large with vote.  Past Department Presidents shall also be Delegates-at-Large with vote in their Unit.  Every Unit shall be entitled to at least one elected delegate and one elected alternate.
  1. As provided in the Department Constitution, amendments to the Department Convention             delegate voting strength and the manner for casting votes shall be by action of the Department Convention delegates.
  1. The Department President shall be the Chairman of the Convention. The Department Vice President shall be the Vice Chairman of the Department Convention; and in compliance with Constitutional requirements, may act in the place of the Department President, the Department Secretary shall be the Secretary of the Department Convention.
  1. The Department President in addition to a Convention Planning committee; may appoint a Department Convention Chairman who is charged with preparation of the preliminary plans and arrangements for the Department Convention in consultation with and with the approval of the Department President.
  1. The Department Officers of the Convention who are present and the Chairmen of the Special and Standing Committees required to report at the Convention shall be permitted to sit with the Convention body.

There shall the following named Department Convention committees. The general duties of the committees shall be to consider matters assigned to such committees, to consider matters specifically referred to them by the Department Convention, and to conduct other business as described in this section.

REGISTRATION

Delegates will register with the Credentials Committee on Wednesday July 12, 2017 between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and on Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14, 2017 at 8:00 AM. Delegate fees (if not already paid) will be paid to the Department Treasurer with copy of the Delegates to Secretary for badges to be issued. Each Unit must submit name and membership number verified by the Membership Chair that member is current. Each unit is required to pay registration fees ($5 each) for its entire delegation (Delegates-at-Large, Delegates and Alternates) submitted to the Department Office. Delegates who have not checked in at earlier registration must do so prior to election of officers. If a delegate leaves the Convention session for any reason, she shall pass her badge to her alternate, who will have the privileges of a delegate thereafter.

ELECTIONS

Officers for the year 2017– 2018 and delegates and alternates to the National Convention will be nominated at the first session of the Convention on Thursday July 13, 2017 and elected during the Friday session on July 14, 2017. Installation of the newly elected Officers will take place immediately after the election. Dress for the Installation will be “professional” or business casual – no jeans please.

BUSINESS SESSIONS

The business session will begin at 9:00 AM on Thursday, July 13, 2017 and Friday, July 14, 2017. Delegates are expected to attend all business sessions. Dress for the sessions will be business casual (no jeans), capris are acceptable if not denim and sandals.  No flip flops.  All Auxiliary members are welcome to attend as guests. Only authorized delegates shall have a voice and vote at the Convention. Delegates shall wear convention badges to all sessions and for voting.

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