Officers
 

President
P. Young
 
 
1st Vice
S. Powers
 
2nd Vice
M. Foley
     
 
Treasurer
D. Johnston
 
 
Secretary
K. Sides
 
 
Chaplain
K. Fox-Patterson

 
     
 
Sgt-At-Arms
A. Bloom
 

Asst Sgt-At-Arms
C. Owens
 

Historian
M. Casterlin
     
 
Ex. Board
M. Trocki
 
 
Ex. Board
J. Willoughby
 
Ex. Board
K. Rogers
Past President
Robin Burk
   

 

  CONSTITUTION
OF
THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

PREAMBLE
 

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 per cent 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 this world of ours, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 shines as an example of unselfish giving. With over 260 members from all walks of life and all ages, the Auxiliary administers several volunteer programs, gives thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises monies to support these programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans.  It is all accomplished with volunteers!
      The Auxiliary, organized in 1919 to assist The American Legion, is much more than the name implies. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. The Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Initially, the Auxiliary was organized by concerned women who took on the day-to-day responsibilities of life when their male family members went across sea during World War I.  Aware of the many fatherless families and the needs of returning veterans, Auxiliary women vowed to continue their supportive roles when the veterans of World War I founded The American Legion. Auxiliary members today are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of these courageous veterans. Some members are veterans themselves.  We are recognized as the most influential patriotic women's organization in the world, but our success has not changed our purpose.
 
WHAT DO WE DO

      The Port St. Lucie American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 was established in 1986 and if each of our members were asked what the Auxiliary does, what would she say? 
      Many would talk about the thousands of hours of volunteer time we give to assist veterans at home, in hospitals and in the field.  And, they would be right.  Others would tell about the thousands of dollars donated to worthy causes in our community.  Right again!  Some would stress the community service work we do and the scores of special projects we have funded to assist families and children locally.  And, they would be right as well! 
And of course, everyone would mention our poppies, those little red crepe paper flowers made by and for hospitalized veterans - and the many thousands we distribute every Memorial Day.  That's just the beginning!

WE WORK
to prevent substance abuse, teen suicide, child abuse, and teen pregnancy.

WE EDUCATE
our children for leadership through Girls State, and the Spirit of Youth Foundation and scores of local and national scholarship programs.

WE ORGANIZE community blood drives, local and national conservation efforts, emergency and disaster relief worldwide, citizenship and education programs, child safety materials, and legislative action.

WE HELP our own members through the Auxiliary Emergency and Displaced Homemakers Funds. The Auxiliary is all of this and much, much more! And, we're looking for people like you!

     No matter how an Auxiliary member chooses to contribute, you have the opportunity and the means to show your gratitude to the veterans who served our Country and their families in their time of need. Many United States veterans paid a very high price to retain the freedoms that we take for granted. The American Legion Auxiliary makes sure that they are remembered.

 
OUR PROGRAMS

AmericanismPromote any activity tending to perpetuate American ideals and to uphold the principles of Democracy.

Auxiliary Emergency Fund - Provides emergency assistance to a member for a limited time provided she has been a member of the Auxiliary for the immediate past five consecutive years, dues paid current.

Cavalcade of Memories - The ongoing collection of our Auxiliary memorabilia. 

Children and Youth - To assure the care and protection for children of Veterans eligible for membership in the American Legion and to improve conditions for all children.

Community Services - Initiate, cooperate but never duplicate the work of other organizations. Plan projects, work the plan and publicize the results.

Education - To aid and support the basic rights of all children to receive an appropriate education.  Provide scholarships for higher education.

Girls State - The purpose is to provide citizenship training for girls of High School age and give them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens, to experience the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.

Leadership Assist in the preparation of future Leaders for the Auxiliary Organization via approved training courses.

Legislative - The American Legion must first endorse a policy then the Auxiliary follows the action of the American Legion.

Membership - This is the foundation upon which the Auxiliary is built.

National Security - Every Unit should endeavor to give its members an understanding of the necessity of maintaining an adequate National Security.

Post Presidents Parley - Its objective is the care of the disabled Ex-service woman.

Poppy - 100% of all Poppy profits from the Poppy distribution goes to the welfare relief for Servicemen and Servicewomen and their families. Poppies are made by Veterans to help Veterans.

Public Relations - To build a reputation for worthwhile work by doing things well and making sure the public is aware of both the effort and the results.

Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation - To bring physical comfort and mental cheer to Veterans in hospitals and aiding the disabled to earn money for themselves and their families.

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