Due to the COVID19 (Corona Virus) pandemic Governor J. B. Pritzker has declared a “Shelter in Place” order.
The American Legion Auxiliary Department Headquarters Office will be closed until April 6th.
Renee, Brenda and I will still be answering emails and processing membership. We will periodically check phone messages.
Please use email as the main method of communication if at all possible.
Thank you everyone for your understanding and kindness during this difficult time.
The Department Headquarters Staff
Due to the schools being shut down, the Poppy Poster Contest dates have been changed.
The due date to have posters to Department HQ is now Saturday June 6, 2020.
Poster judging will be Saturday June 13, 2020.
All changes to your Unit roster to include deceased, name and address must reach the Department Office no later than March 27th in order for us to meet our National deadline.
The Auxiliary Department Headquarters is currently taking resumes for a full time Administrative Assistant. Previous office/computer experience is required. Must have experience in the MicroSoft Office Suite of Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point. Knowledge of QuickBooks is helpful as well as knowledge of the organization. Send resume to: American Legion Auxiliary, Attn: Karen Boughan, P.O. Box 1426, Bloomington, IL 61702. The American Legion Auxiliary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
OH I'M SO FUUUUL
Sue Cunniff Coughlin is a 23-year PUFL member of the Billy Caldwell Unit # 806. Her eligibility is through her late father, Robert Cunniff, who served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict, and through her husband Al Coughlin who is a Vietnam Army Veteran.
"Celebrate Your Pride in Membership to Grow for the Future.
Our Department Theme for the year is: "Celebrate Our Past and Awaken Our Future.
Each June over 400 young ladies will arrive to create 18 unique cities, 4 counties and one state government. Are you interested and able to be one of those 400 “citizens”? If so contact your local American Legion Auxililary Unit to sponsor your attendance at American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State.
Each year the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois proudly offers scholarship opportunities to our nation’s veterans and their families.
For complete rules and applications (including those offered by the National Organization) please contact your local Auxiliary Unit or call Department Headquarters at 309-663-9366 to locate a Unit near you.
The Children & Youth Program emphasizes protecting, caring for and supporting children and youth, particularly those of veterans’ and military families. Two main events of our Children and Youth program are the Christmas Gift Program and Illinois Special Olympics Hospitality tent.
The purpose of the Poppy program is to elevate community awareness and respect for our veterans by educating about its significance. Millions of poppies are produced by our disabled veterans to help them retrain and gain strenght and mental sharpmess.
The Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Program works to enhance the lives of veterans, military, and their families and their families, provides our members opportunities to serve in volunteer leadership roles within their local Veterans Affairs hospital.
Engaging the next generation to become members in the American Legion Auxiliary is the important purpose of the Junior Activities Program. Junior Auxiliary membership is open to girls from infancy through age 17. These girls develop leadership skills while having fun and will hopefully become the future leaders of our organization.