Our Values Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes commitment to the four founding principles; Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty Service
to God, our country, its veterans and their families. Tradition of
patriotism and citizenship, personal integrity and family values.
Respect for the uniqueness of individual members with truthful open
communication in dealing with the public and our members. Adherence to
the adopted policies and rules
Our Purpose In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion
Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes: To support and advocate for
veterans, active military and their families. To support the
initiatives and programs of The American Legion To foster patriotism and
responsible citizenship. To award scholarships and promote quality
education and literacy. To provide educational and leadership
opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and
encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government. To increase our
capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer
opportunities within our communities. To empower our membership to
achieve personal fulfillment through "service not self"
Our National President - Nicole Clapp
Department of Iowa: Ehrig-McTurk Unit 127
Eligibility: Through grandfather, Roger Schroeder, a seaman in the Navy during World War II.
Offices Held: Served in several unit, district, and department level positions. National: served as Honorary National Junior President 1987-1988, national Finance chairman five of seven years on the committee, Children & Youth chairman, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation chairman, Human Resources Committee member, Finance Committee liaison to Audit Committee, Finance Committee liaison to the ALA Foundation, Future Focus Committee vice chairman, ALA Foundation Board of Directors member, and National Executive Committee member.
Professional/personal background: Raised by her parents, Darrell and Jeanne Paustian, on a farm outside Gladbrook, Iowa. Nicole’s passionate journey for helping others came to fruition with a health care career following the achievement of both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing administration from the University of Iowa in 1993 and 1996, respectively. She is board certified in health care management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Nicole climbed the corporate ladder of expanded responsibility, supervision, management, and leadership over the past 22+ years; preparing her for the administrative stepping stones of middle management, onto the role of vice president and ultimately, president and chief executive officer of a hospital. She has served on many health care boards at the local, state, regional, and national levels. In addition to volunteering for the American Legion Auxiliary, she enjoys assisting the Lion’s Club, PEO International, and the Peace United Church of Christ. In her spare time, Nicole loves cheering on her alma mater, the Iowa Hawkeyes! News Release | Iowa resident elected national president of American Legion Auxiliary
Department Officers President - Susan Barnett Vice President - Sarah Brown Secretary - Joann Babbitt Treasurer - Kristal Tighe Historian - Donna York Chaplain - Deleah Eavenson NEC - Toni Gimpel Parliamentarian - Sergeant at Arms - Heather Kyle Assistant Sergeant at Arms - Kathy Francke
Honorary Junior Officers President - Chelsea Wilding Chaplain - Maddie Rice Sergeant at Arms - Clara Wilding Assistant Sergeant at Arms - Kylie Kyle
District Presidents District 1 - Jo Ann Rasmussen District 2 - Pearl Bentley District 3 - Anne Clarkson District 4 - Kathy Keever District 5 - Kim McElliott District 6 - Kathy Francke District 7 - LaDene Wiese District 8 - Jan Johnson District 9 - Barbra Scott