AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
The American Legion Auxiliary’s 100th birthday was November 10, 2019. American Legion Post 3 surprised Unit 3 members at the November meeting with birthday cake and a rose bouquet to commemorate this special occasion.
The celebration kicked off at the 2019 National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana and will conclude with the 2020 National Convention to be held in Louisville, Kentucky August 28-September 3, 2020. A recent issue of Auxiliary, the magazine published by the National organization, featured many highlights of the past as we look to the future. We’ve come a long way and continue to be a community of volunteers serving veterans, the military, and their families.
The latest issue of Auxiliary shared information about the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival held annually to provide veterans an opportunity to gain recognition for their many creative talents. Art categories include kits, creative writing, and applied art. Music and dance are also competitive areas, and the festival culminates with a live stage show.
This year, the Grand Island VA held a local creative arts competition in February. Entries were from artists enrolled at a VA medical facility or outpatient clinic. The first place winners in each category were announced February
22nd and will have the opportunity to complete in the 2020 National Veterans Creative Arts competition and festival that will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida November 28 to December 5.
The American Legion will be 101 years old in March, and we will again celebrate with them at our March 10th meeting. Come and share the evening with us.
At our April 14th meeting, we will recognize those members with 50, 55, 60, or 65 years of continuous membership. We appreciate their years of service
as they continue to honor those family members who served in the military to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily.
Auxiliary membership eligibility has been extended to include male spouses of U.S. veterans and service members who served in either of the following periods: April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941. Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion or deceased veterans who served during the same dates are eligible. Female veterans are also eligible for American Legion Auxiliary, regardless of whether or not they belong to The American Legion. However, they would need to belong to the American Legion to establish eligibility for their female relatives. If you have questions regarding membership eligibility, please contact Lynne Wild, Membership Chairman, at 402-464-1191. Leave a message and she will get back to you.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILILARY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
The American Legion Auxiliary supports various scholarship programs that benefit veterans, the descendants of veterans, and The American Legion Family.
The Auxiliary announces the availability of its scholarships for graduating high school seniors for the Class of 2020. Applicants can only be awarded one scholarship per year. Application deadline for all scholarships is March 1, 2020.
Unit #3 scholarship packets need to be submitted to Unit #3 or one of our Scholarship Co-Chairmen. All other scholarship packets (Department and National level) must be submitted through an Auxiliary Unit.
If you are interested in applying for an American Legion Auxiliary scholarship, check the links below for application forms, eligibility requirements, and deadlines. Scholarship information is available from guidance counselors at all public and private high schools. If you need additional information on how the application process is handled, please contact one of our Scholarship Co-Chairmen, Char Moore or Jeanie Harris:
Char Moore, Scholarship Co-Chairman
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #3
256 W. Rio Road
Lincoln, NE 68505
Jeanie Harris, Scholarship Co-Chairman
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #3
2424 Northline Court
Lincoln, NE 68521
American Legion Auxiliary Lincoln Unit #3 only sponsors three $500 Scholarships annually. They are only available to a student whose family member is an active member of Lincoln Unit #3, is a Lincoln resident, and plans to attend a Nebraska school of higher education. Attached.
Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship
Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship
Career Technical Education Scholarship
Averly Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarship
Junior Member Loyalty Memorial Scholarship
Viola Heinrich Memorial Scholarship
Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship
Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
Spirit of Youth Loyalty Scholarship
Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship
Samsung American Legion Scholarship
This cake was provided by Post 3 to Honor
the American Legion Auxiliary at
November 2019 meeting
Commander Jackson cuts the cake to celebrate the 100 birthday