Service, Not Self


Christmas Gift Shop

Greetings! Plans for the Christmas Gift Shop at the Battle Creek VA are currently underway. The Gift Shop will take place this year on Wednesday, December 13, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

We are looking for monetary donations to help purchase the items needed for our Veterans. If your Unit can donate, please make your check payable to “ALA – Department of Michigan” and be sure to earmark your check for “Battle Creek VA Gift Shop”.

We will be able to have volunteers this year, so if you know of anyone in your Unit that would like to help, please send me their names. We will be filling the bags for the in-patient Veterans at the VA and also for the out-patient Veterans in the community. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me either via email at or via cell phone at 269-420-1488.

Thank you everyone and look forward to your support of our Veterans!


Chris Reed
VA&R Representative
Battle Creek VAMC

Department Headquarters

Located in Lansing, MI. If you need assistance, please reach out to Sara Beckner, Administrative Assistant, email:

Or contact Shannon Werner, Executive Director, Secretary and Treasurer, email: 

Visits from the Auxiliary President, Kimberly Champion

If you would like the American Legion Auxiliary President to attend your event, fill out this form.

Unit and District Officers List for 2023 – 2024

Complete the 2023 – 2024 Officers List online via our Google Form.  You do not need to have a Google account/Gmail address to complete the Google form.
*If there is not a person for an Officer position, put “Vacant Position” in that field. 

CLICK HERE to access the 2023 – 2024 Unit Officers List Google Form.

CLICK HERE to access the 2023 – 2024 District Officers List Google Form.

ALA MIS Access

If you would like to be added or would like to renew access to ALA MIS, please complete the ALA MIS Access Application, and mail it to Department along with payment.
If you would like FULL ACCESS you MUST complete an application EVEN if you already have access to ALA MIS
Please do not contact National.  Requests for access must come from Department and not the Unit or District.

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 (Supporting Veterans with PTSD)
Current Department Junior President’s Project
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Michigan Creative Arts Festival
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:


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

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!