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Committee Appointment Worksheets

Are you interested in serving on a Department Committee?

Please click here and read this Cover Letter first!   

Click here for the Committee Appointment Worksheet

Click here for the VA&R Committee Appointment Worksheet 

Click here for the Personnel Committee Appointment Worksheet

Worksheets are due to First-Vice President, Marcy Jorae no later than January 31, 2022.

Winter Meeting 2022

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Auxiliary program will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022.  Click here for the tentative agenda.

A DEC meeting is not scheduled at this time.

The Legion is hosting a Michigan Treasury Training at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11thThis session is open to Legion Family Members.  The training includes 501(c)19 information as well as unclaimed property. 

Click here for the Winter Meeting registration form.

Each person attending Winter Meeting 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. 

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.

Girls State – 2022 Virtual Session – June 12 – 18, 2022

The 81st session of Michigan’s American Legion Auxiliary Girls State will be a held the week of June 12 through June 18, 2022.

Please carefully read the instructions on the forms provided below.

Click here for the 2022 Girls State Virtual Session Reservation Form

Click here for the 2022 Girls State Virtual Session Delegate Application

Awards Guide

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

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:


2022 Poppy Order Forms

2022 Poppy Order Forms are now available.   

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!