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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 - 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