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’ Scholarships With 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 Veterans One 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 hospital.
Unit Member of the Year Each 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.