Preamble to the ALA Constitution

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 obligation 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.

In the spirit of service, not self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) 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.

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 and security.

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 Sel

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
  • Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members
  • Adherence to the adopted policies and rules

Meet Our Executive Board

Officers of the Board. Cick below the officers title to view our different Auxiliary Programs!

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Debbie Schubert

President
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Kendall Madsen

1st Vice President
Membership
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Jan Woolford

2nd Vice President
Fundraising
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Cindy Edes

Secretary
Constitution & ByLaws

Karen Karanickolas

Treasurer
Finance

Sharon Morgan

Chaplain
Poppy Co-Chair

Sue Lindsey

Historian
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Pua Huffine

Sgt at Arms

Cynthia Culp

Executive Committee
Girls State
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Marshal

Tina Bright

Executive Committee

Dana Johnson

Executive Committee

Bobby Renaghan

Executive Committee
Americanism + Poppy
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Kim Philhart

Executive Committee

Peggy Bengry

Parliamentarian-Appt
VA & R

Cat Katz

Past President Parley
Technology
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Meet Our Program Chairs

Patti Philiips

Chair Covers

Bea Foster

Children & Youth
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Tina Bright

Community Service

Erica

Eric Linden

Donations
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Becky Mauger

Education
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Junior Program
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Leadership

Janelle Bolman

Legislative
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Susan Siever

National Security

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Janette Wehrmann

Public Relations
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Janice Flanagan

Co-Chair
Troop Shipping
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Lily Romanow

Co-Chair
Troop Shipping
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General Information:
Email: info@ala291.com

Mail: American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 291
PO Box 11448
Newport Beach, CA 92658

Public Relations:

Janette Wehrmann
Email: publicrelations@ala291.com

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