Service, Not Self


VA&R Gift Shop Information

Ann Arbor VAMC
Battle Creek VAMC
Grand Rapids VAMC
Detroit – Info coming soon
D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans – Info coming soon
Iron Mountain VAMC – Info coming soon
Saginaw VAMC – No gift shop this year.

Leadership Workshop

Sunday, January 16, 2022. 1:00 PM

The American Legion Auxiliary Auburn Hills # 143  PLEASE RSVP


Poppy Painting Party

Presented by American Legion Auxiliary, 7th District Association

For more information please click here.

When: Sunday January 9th, 2022 @ 1:30 p.m.
Where: American Legion Post 16 (lower level, back entrance)
1701 W. Genesee St. Lapeer, MI
Cost: $20.00 donation (make checks payable to ALA 7th District Association–
covers supplies)
RSVP by January 2, 2022 to: Alicia Minster # 248.242.0872
or Anita Mennel 810.919.5384 (text ok)

Awards Guide

Click here for a helpful guide to Department Awards and scholarships!

Winter Meeting 2022

Click here for the registration form.

February 11 – 13, 2022

Hosted by the American Legion Lansing Convention Corporation

Crowne Plaza – 925 Creyts Road – Lansing MI, 48917

Reservations will be made directly with the hotel at: 517.323.7100,  mention The American Legion to receive the special room rate: $125.00 for 1 – 4 guests.
There are NO suites available for this event.
Deadline: January 11, 2022.

Each person attending must register with the corporation and be issued proper credentials to attend any meeting, session or event in connection with the meeting.
Registration is $15.00 per person. 

Donation Information


Donations for outside organizations will no longer be accepted at Department for distribution. If a donation is received, it will be returned to the Unit.

Department accepts the following donations:

ALA Girls State
Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF)
Current DEPARTMENT President’s Project (Heroes to Hives)
Current Department Junior President’s Project
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Past President’s Parley Medical Career Scholarship
VA&R Fund – Please indicate which facility you are donating to

The following are examples of donations that Department cannot accept:

Chapel of Four Chaplains
National President’s Project
Wounded Warriors Project
Wilwin Lodge (This goes to the Legion)

If your Unit would like to make a donation to one of these organizations, please contact that organization directly.
If you have any questions, please email Department:


2021 Poppy Order Forms

2021 Poppy Order Forms are now available.   Click Here 

Please order early!  Please limit your poppy purchases to what is only absolutely necessary. E-mail us at  Please note that shipping charges have been added to the form. 

Kits can be purchased on the Emblem Sales website if your a post or unit would like to assemble their own.  Please adhere to poppy rules.

We are not able to fill order for units or posts outside of the state of Michigan at this time.

Auxiliary Department Headquarters Open by Appointment Only

The Auxiliary Department office is now open by appointment.  Please email or call Department to make an appointment and please provide us with the nature of your visit. 
This is to help ensure someone is able to assist you and in the most efficient way possible. 

To contact Carol Lonsway, Membership Coordinator,  email:

To contact Brandy Nelson, Executive Director,  email:

Attention Unit Membership Chairs

Department has been receiving an abundance of membership applications that are not complete!  When we receive incomplete applications they are mailed back to the membership chair with a credit memo with the request that the COMPLETED application, new transmittal form, and copy of the credit memo be sent back to Department.  This causes significant delays, extra time for Department staff, and extra expense. 

Please see the Application Instruction Sheet provided CLICK HERE

New Transmittal Instructions – Transmittal Instructions 2020

Department reserves the right to mail back your entire membership submission if all parts are not complete and correct. 

Questions about eligibility?  Download the new Eligibility Infographic Post and share!  This is a great tool for unit Membership Chairs!

Membership Applications

Each week Department receives an average of 10 – 15 membership applications that are incomplete or incorrect.  These are in turn sent back to the Unit for completion. 
This not only delays your new member’s application process, but also creates a lot of extra work for your Unit and Department.  Please click here to download a document that includes the most recent ALA membership application, a NEW helpful checklist, and membership eligibility explained. 
Please be sure your unit membership chair has these helpful tools. 
Please contact Department if you ever have questions regarding processing membership.  We’re happy to help!