The Past Presidents Parley is a forum that brings together the experience of our former presidents
and utilizes their expertise in active service to the American Legion Auxiliary.
Nurses' ScholarshipsWith the economy as it is today and the rising cost of education, we
must continue to award Nursing Scholarships to worthy students in the medical field. It also helps to
relieve the nursing shortage, as well as improve the quality of health care.
Female VeteransOne of our primary concerns is to concentrate on the needs of all female
veterans, as well as those presently serving. "The care of the disabled Ex-Service Women" is the
Past Presidents Parley's first objective. The Parley should attempt to locate Ex-Service Women in
their geographical area. Contact and invite them to join your unit. Some may already be
Legionnaires; let them know they are also eligible for Auxiliary membership. Honor them on special
holidays. Send greeting cards on special occasions. Give special recognition during events and at
Unit meetings. During holidays make and deliver special gifts and tray favors to those in the
Unit Member of the YearEach year at National Convention, an Auxiliary Unit Member of
the Year from each Department is honored. Every Unit has a very special, hard working, dedicated
Auxiliary member who goes above and beyond the call of duty but has no desire to serve in any
office higher than the Unit level. Promote the opportunity in your Department to recognize a
recipient in this very special way. Each Department may have only one entry.