American Legion Auxiliary

President - Maureen Greenless
1st Vice - Janet Newman
2nd Vice -
Secretary - Pamela Skipper
Treasurer - Sheryl Suiter
Chaplain - Katherine Cunningham
Sgt. at Arms - Melba Kepner

Executive Committee

Cheryl Swift
Saundra Stapleton
Carole Justice


American Legion Auxiliary
Wicomico Unit 64
Department of Maryland, Inc.

Preamble to the Constitution of the
American Legion Auxiliary *

For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars;
to inculcate a sense of individual obligations to the community, state and nation;
to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
to make right the master of might;
to promote peace and goodwill on earth;
to safeguard and transmit to posterity, the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion;
to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Mission and Purposes *

The Mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to serve veterans, their families
and their communities.

The American Legion Auxiliary has one great purpose - "to contribute to the
accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion. "




Wicomico Unit 64 History

     American Legion Auxiliary, Wicomico Unit 64 was organized in March 1934. They are a member of the Southeastern Shore District and the Department of Maryland.
     The Unit consists of Senior (age 18 years and up) and Juniors (birth to 18 years) members. The Membership Meeting is held from August through June on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Banquet Room of The American Legion, Wicomico Post 64.
     The Unit's financial year go from July to June of the next year. Dues are currently $15.00 per year. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
     The Unit has the following American Legion Auxiliary Programs committees:      Unit activities consists of:



Membership Eligibility *

     All women who are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary fall into one of the following categories. This eligibility includes step-relatives and adopted children of veterans. A DD-214s Discharge Document must be provided at time of application to determine eligibility date qualification if the veteran is not currently a member of The American Legion.      1. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of members of The American Legion.      2. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the eligibility periods listed below and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.      3. The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who were citizens of the United States and who served during any of the eligibility periods listed below in the Armed Forces of any of the governments who were allies of the United States and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.      4. Women who are eligible for membership in The American Legion in their own right.      A DD-214s Discharge Document or its equivalent must be provided at time of application to determine eligibility date qualification if the veteran is not currently a member of The American Legion.      For further clarification or information about membership, please contact Joan Pitts at 410-742-7358 or leave a message for her at Post 64,410-749-9814.

Eligibility Periods *

World War I. April 16, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War II. December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean War June 25, 1950 to January 31,1955
Vietnam War February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Gulf War/War on Terrorism August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
U.S. Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946




American Legion Auxiliary Links

National Website -- http://www.alaforveterans.org/Pages/default.aspx

Department Website -- http://www.alamd.org/

American Legion Auxiliary Printouts -- http://www.alaforveterans.org/members/resources/Pages/American Legion Auxiliary Member Resources.aspx

American Legion Auxiliary Unit Handbook -- http://www.alaforveterans.org/resources/UL 12.03 Aux Unit Handbook Final Proof2-24-2009.pdf

American Legion Auxiliary Membership Application -- http://www.alaforveterans.org/Documents/ALA_Membership_Application-06-2011-lp.pdf

Junior Activities Handbook -- http://www.alaforveterans.org/Resources/JuniorActivitiesHandbookREVJune2010.pdf

Junior Patch Program -- Level 1 (K-3rd grade) http://www.alaforveterans.org/resources/10-11%20patch%20program%20with%20technology-level%201.pdf

Level 2 (4th-8th grade) http://www.alaforveterans.org/resources/10-11%20patch%20program%20with%20technology-level%202.pdf

Level 3 (9th-12th grade) http://www.alaforveterans.org/resources/10-11%20patch%20program%20with%20technology-level%203.pdf

The Mesothelioma Center -- http://www.asbestos.com

* from American Legion Auxiliary UNIT HANDBOOK, Revised January 2009

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