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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 - Kathy Dungan
Kathy Dungan, of Wesson, Miss., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) during the organization’s 98th National Convention held Aug. 24-30 in Minneapolis. Dungan will serve the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization as national president for a one-year term. 
Dungan has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district, department, and national levels. At the national level, she chaired ten committees and served special appointments, including work on the ALA’s 5-Year Centennial Strategic Plan, Future Focus Committee, 100th Anniversary Committee and Succession Planning Committee. Dungan also served as ALA Mississippi Girls State director for three years. 

“Members of the American Legion Auxiliary, thank you for putting your trust in me to lead this great organization as national president … What an honor, I am humbled and truly blessed,” said Dungan in a speech at the Installation of Officers during the ALA’s National Convention. 

After more than 20 years of employment with the Mississippi Supreme Court, she retired as judicial assistant for a Supreme Court judge. She is actively involved in her community in many ways, including as a member of Little Bahala Baptist Church where she volunteered as church treasurer for more than a decade, Youth Sunday School teacher, and as a member of the widows’ ministry committee and planning committee. Kathy’s love for God and Country is the guiding reason for her dedication to make a difference in the lives of veterans, and she steadfastly believes in the ALA’s mission of Service Not Self. 

Dungan, a 40-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, is eligible for membership through the service of her father, Wittie Card, who served in the Army in WWII. Kathy and her husband, William, have one son and two grandchildren, all of whom are members of The American Legion Family. She is a member of ALA Drane-Prine Unit 79 in Wesson. 

About the ALA: Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) helps to advance the mission of The American Legion. With nearly three-quarters of a million members, the ALA is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization and one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of veterans, military, and their families. ALA members volunteer millions of hours annually, with a value averaging $1.1 billion each year. From helping to draft the GI Bill in 1944 to advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, The American Legion Family has been instrumental in advancing legislation that improves the quality of life for our nation’s veterans. To learn more and get involved, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org


Our Department President - Cindy Woodman

Cindy became eligible for membership in the Auxiliary by way of her Grandfather, Paul Sapp, who served in the South Pacific during WWII. She continues her eligibility through her husband, Immediate Past Department Commander G.A. “Woody” Woodman. She has served as Unit Historian, Second Vice, First Vice, and President; she has also served as District Secretary/Treasurer, Department Public Relations Chair, Historian, and Department Vice President, before her election in July to serve as Department President.

Welcome to the new year! Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Department President for 2018-2019. There are several important things to focus on this year, as in every year; however, I would really like us all to focus on kindness, first. National has a strategic plan to increase brand awareness, membership strength, and program effectiveness – none of which can occur without kindness at every level. At National Convention, we were thrilled to hear from Will Bowen, author of A Complaint-Free World. We were challenged to go 21 days without a spoken complaint – it’s harder than you think! I challenge each of you to try it too; you can go to Will’s website to purchase a bracelet or use a rubber band on your wrist; then every time you voice a complaint, switch it to your other wrist and start again on Day 1. It’s challenging, sure – the best part is, though, that you become aware of your own influence on the world around you. This year, my theme is Service is a Work of Heart. I truly believe this to be true; if we put our hearts and thoughts towards service, as is our Mission, and serve others with kindness and compassion, I truly believe that not only will our membership increase, but our positive impact on our Veterans, Service members, their families, and our communities will increase exponentially. I look forward to seeing you at upcoming District Meetings and Midwinter!

Department Officers
President - Cindy  Woodman
Vice President - Susan Barnett
Secretary/Treasurer - Mary Price
Historian - KC Fuller
Chaplain - De Leah Eavenson
NEC - Toni Gimpel
Parliamentarian - Kay Vallerie
Sergeant at Arms - Heather Kyle

District Presidents
District 1 - Jo-Ann Rasmussen
District 2 - Pearl Bentley
District 3 - Joann Babbitt
District 4 - Linda Blanton
District 5 - Beth Beedle
District 6 - Kathy Francke
District 7 - LaDene Wiese
District 8 - Jan Johnson
District 9 - Barbara Scott