Service, Not Self


Department Convention 2023

July 6-9, 2023 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at Kewadin Casino. Registration Form. 

Information and Forms for Department Convention:

2023 Convention Letter – An Outline of What You Need to Know
2023 Department Convention & Important Information to Note
2023 Delegate Credential Certification
Delegate-At-Large Credential Application 
2023 Department Convention Flag Form
2023 Dept Convention Flower Order Form
2023 Proposed Changes to Governing Documents
Endorsements of Candidates for Office 2023 to 2024

Annual Reporting Process Clarification

To clarify the Annual Reporting process this year: All Units should complete both the “Annual Reporting Form for Units” and the “Unit Year End Impact Numbers Report Form”.  Both of these forms can be found on the Department website under “Forms”.  Please send both reports to your District President.  Deadline for these reports to the District President is March 31, 2023.

*Note: When completing your reports, please provide the names of anyone who donated to 10 FOR EDUCATION (this information is necessary in order to complete the Certificates)

The District President should be sure that they receive a report from every Unit.   The District President will provide District Chairmen with the information they need to write their District Reports.  This form can also be found on the Department website under “Forms”.   Once the District Chairmen have their reports written, they should send them to the District President, who is responsible for making sure that every District Chairman has submitted a report.  If there is no chairman or if a report is not sent, the District President is responsible for submitting a report for those programs. 

The District President will submit all District Reports to the Department Chairmen.  They will be provided a contact list for submission of reports.  The deadline for District reports to the Department Chairmen is April 15, 2023

The District President will use the Unit Year End Impact Numbers Reports they receive to complete the District Year End Impact Numbers Report, which is also on the Department website.  These reports will be submitted to Department and to the Department President ( and  by April 15, 2023.  

Department Chairmen are asked to submit their reports to both Department and to  the Department President (; by May 1, 2023.

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 in the most efficient way possible. 

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

To contact Carol Lonsway, Membership Coordinator,  email:

Visits from the Auxiliary President, Marcy Jorae

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.

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 (92 For 22)
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!

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!