We are already five months into this American Legion Auxiliary year. Time has certainly flown by. We have had our Fall Conference in Church Point and preparing for Midwinter Conference in Alexandria. It is time to review our past activities and start getting our notes in order for reports. It is also time to make sure we have paid our dues for 2018. If you have not, please send them to Auxiliary Unit 1 at: 1530 9th Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. If you have, thank you very much.
We completed our first Americanism lesson in a fourth grade class. We discussed “Liberty” and why it is so important. We plan to continue discussions in other schools. We have material on “Liberty”, “The Flag”, and “The Pledge of Allegiance”. I feel that it is so important for our children to understand the foundation of our country. Each of us must do our part to continue our heritage and history.
For Veteran’s Day the Unit split between two activities. Some of us went to the Civic Center where the Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission had a celebration program. Some of us went to Texas Roadhouse to share poppies and flags. It is a project that was started 4 years ago through an initiative between our Auxiliary National and the National Roadhouse chain of restaurants. At this time and place, we do not ask for donations. It is a time to celebrate our veterans and make sure they know how much we care. It has been a joy to visit with the veterans of our community.
Our Poppy Drive was officially held on October 28. Thank you to the Legionnaires and Auxiliary who came out to help make it a great event. We send a special “THANK YOU” to the LaGrange JROTC.
The annual Christmas Party will be held on December 9 at Post 1. It should be a great time. See you there.
In service to our Heroes,
2017 Membership Renewal Notice
Did you know? You Can Now Renew Your Membership Online – Quick, Easy, Secure!
It’s time to renew your American Legion Auxiliary membership for the 2017 membership year. Remember now you can pay your dues online!
How? Simply go to the national website www.ALAforVeterans.org. On the homepage, log-in to the “Members Section”. (You’ll need to create your free log-in if you haven’t already done so, and it only takes a few seconds). Then, once you login click “Pay Dues” under your welcome message. You’ll then be prompted how to pay your renewal dues online. It’s easy, secure, and only takes a couple minutes. And did you also know? NEW members can now join the Auxiliary online!
Our country needs the American Legion Auxiliary, and only because of YOU can we continue our mission outreach to our military, veterans, and their families.
Together, we can make a difference in every neighborhood across the USA. Thank you for your continued membership.