American Legion Auxiliary
"Hi, I am a volunteer with the American Legion Auxiliary. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic women’s service organization. ALA members selflessly serve veterans and their families. Helping our veterans can be very rewarding." -Mary Lou from Unit 69
In the Spirit of Service not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary 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.
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.
What We Do
The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Mexico, is part of the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. Whether members of our Armed Forces served for many years or just one day, they are each a veteran. We make a difference in veterans' lives every day around New Mexico. And you can too!
Who We Are
We make a difference in our communities through programs such as Americanism, Children and Youth, Education, Community Service, Girls State, and Leadership. Through programs like Legislative, Veteran Affairs and Veterans Services, National Security, and Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation we support our local veterans and their needs. We also provide assistance to the New Mexico Veteran Homes in Las Vegas, Fort Bayard, and T or C. There's room for you!
Why We Matter
We honor our veterans' service willingly and selflessly. Collectively we make a huge impact and here is how:
35 local units provide support in New Mexico through 21,468 volunteer service hours and $206,292.00 donated. You can be part of the American Legion Auxiliary!
Department Officers For 2016-2017 Year
Pictured from left to right, back row:
Debbie Mcclure- 2nd Vice President, Loreen Jorgensen- Secretary, Rita Navarrete- Parliamentarian, Janet Romero- NEC (National Executive Committee Woman), Dorothy Hazen- Chaplain, Maureen Harrop- Historian, Judy Casados- Sergeant-at-Arms.
Department President Barbara Santillanes
Not Pictured: Liz Foster- 1st Vice President
Please note that Liz received a National Appointment requiring her to preform her appointment duties at the time the above picture was taken.