We are back with all the latest about the American Legion Auxiliary and Department of Idaho.
In the spirit of service, not self, the mission of the American Legion
Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those
who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families,
both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans,
educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship,
peace and security.
Vision Statement The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion
while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every
community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families
by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace
In fulfillment of our Mission, the
American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:
To support and advocate for veterans, active military
and their families. To support the initiatives and programs of The American
Legion To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship. To award scholarships and promote quality education and
literacy. To provide educational and leadership opportunities
that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship
and patriotism in government. To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by
providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities. To empower our membership to achieve personal
fulfillment through "service not self"
Our statement of values is
predicated on the founding purposes....
Commitment to the four founding principles; - Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty Service to God, our country, its veterans and their
families. Tradition of patriotism and citizenship, personal integrity and family values. Respect for the uniqueness of individual members with truthful open communication in dealing with the public
and our members. Adherence to the adopted policies and rules
Nancy Brown-Park, of Palm Desert, Calif., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 93rd National Convention in Houston, Aug. 23-29.
Nancy Brown-Park, a member of George Tadlock Unit 472, joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her father, Richard D. Brown, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. She is also eligible through the service of her husband, Jim Park, a Navy Vietnam War veteran. Nancy is a 65-year member of the Auxiliary, has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district and department levels, and on the National level.
The Department of Idaho American Legion Auxiliary is being led this year by Jo-Ann Rasmussen from Athol, Idaho.
Jo-Ann's theme is "TEAM"--Together Everyone Accomplishes Magic"
Jo-Ann's officers for 2013-2014 are: Jo Ann Bujarski Department Vice President is asking us to make new friends, her membership theme this year is FIVE TO THRIVE! Just think what we as an Auxiliary could accomplish with just five new members per unit. Please dedicate yourself to helping Idaho again reach 100% of their numeric objective by asking your friends to join and don't forget to transmit your membership in a timely manner. Jo Ann will have something special and personally award anyone who recruits five new members this year. The four target dates are:
Joann Hauck is the Department Historian and she encourages members to record Histories so those who follow will know what Auxiliary members have done for Veterans, their communities and the youth who participate in the programs that are offered.
Bird Derrick Department Chaplian wants to help in any of your spiritual needs. She asks that you collect prayers and thoughts so she can make a Prayer Book for our President to be presented at the Summer Convention.
Concetta Sperlazza is the Department Secretary who works afternoons while Mary Price is the Department Treasurer and Membership Clerk.
Keeping President Jo-Ann in perfect Parliamentary Order is Marge Sheridan who is the Parliamentarian for the Department.
Department 2nd Vice Presidents are the District Presidents, they are: