July 2019 – Dover

It is with pleasure that we, The ALA Department of Delaware, introduce to you the New Officers for the 2019 – 2020 Fiscal Year:

President:                     Debbie Guenther – Henlopen Unit #5

1st Vice President:       Janet Link – David C. Harrison Unit #14

2nd Vice President:      Nancy Bush – David C. Harrison Unit #14

Executive Secretary:   Tina Washington – Oak Orchard Riverdale Unit #28

Treasurer:                       Karen Marvel – Oak Orchard Riverdale Unit #28

Chaplain:                          Kelly Bergan, William T. Spooner #17           

Historian:                         Lisa McCarley – Richard C Dupont Unit #18

Sgt. at Arms:                    Nancy Lawrence – Henlopen Unit #5

Deborah Guenther has been a paid up for life member of the American Legion Auxiliary for the past 10 years.  While originally a member of Delaware Unit #17, she transferred to Henlopen Unit #5.  Her membership eligibility is through her recent husband John Guenther and her grandfather Edward who served in the Navy during WW 11.

Within Unit 17, she has supported various events and projects of the leadership and has served as Unit President, Vice President, Historian, Community Service, and Public Relations Chairman. Ms. Guenther has continued to gain expertise and knowledge at all levels of the Auxiliary.  At Unit #5 her activity continued as the Unit Historian and participation in community activities.  She received many Department and National awards including the National Operation Impact Award at the 2012 national convention.  She was very supportive of the projects and goals of the Department President.

At the Department level, she has served as the Department 1st and 2nd Vice President, Department Membership Chairman for two years, Department Historian for two years, Department Public Relations Chairman for one year, and Department Community Service Chairman for one year. 

Ms. Guenther was born in San Turce, Puerto Rico and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  She graduated from Warren County Community College and received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree followed by a Registered Nursing degree from Raritan Valley College in New Jersey.  Seton Hall University bestowed her BSN in 2000. 

She currently resides in Milton, DE and is the proud mother of a daughter Stefanie Kuhner and a son Christopher Guenther, and grandmother of Madison, Ty, Christopher Jr. and Emma.

This year’s President Theme is “Continuing to support our veterans and military now & the next 100 years.” With her Project to benefit the Home of the Brave II.

Please help me in welcoming the 2019 – 2020 ALA Department of Delaware’s Officers and wish them an amazing and productive year.