The 2023-2024 Junior Officers have been elected!
President – Abbie Jones – Unit 377
1st Vice – Vacant
2nd Vice – Evelyn Ross – Unit 143
Chaplain – Isabella Burell – Unit 208
Sgt At Arms – Isabell Ross – Unit 143
The Honorary Junior President’s Project this year is “Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs”.
Objective: “Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(c)3 national non profit organization based in Williston, Florida. They are dedicated to rescuing, raising and training highly skilled medical service dogs for Veterans with both visible and invisible disabilities.”
1. Go to the website www.medicalservicedogs.org
We help provide service dogs to veterans and individuals struggling with a variety of disorders.
for all information connected with the organization.
2. Please help us! Currently the State of Michigan has two veterans on the waiting list for dogs. Each dog costs $25,000.00 and our Honorary Junior President is committed to raising $50,000.00 to get both Michigan based veterans off that list. The American Legion Auxiliary Department of MI has 28,355 members, with a small donation of $2 per member we can surpass this goal! LET’S DO THIS AUXILIARY MEMBERS!
About the Juniors Program
Engaging the next generation to become members in the American Legion Auxiliary is the important purpose of the Junior Activities program.
Junior membership is open to girls from birth through age 17.
The Junior Activities program prepares girls under the age of 18 to become active adult members of the organization by providing positive volunteer experiences that instill the ideals of the Auxiliary. These girls develop leadership skills while having fun and hopefully becoming the future leaders of our organization.
Juniors are members of the Auxiliary who are organized as a committee of a unit. Juniors are not a separate Auxiliary organization. Junior members conduct their own meetings and perform their own special activities. Junior members plan their own community service projects, along with supporting projects sponsored by the Auxiliary and The American Legion Family.
Connecting with our Junior members and involving them in worthwhile activities that support our mission are the best ways to ensure the continuation of the Auxiliary for as long as there are veterans to serve.
Purpose Statement To interest eligible young women (under age 18) in adult Auxiliary membership through positive experiences of mission-based volunteer opportunities that instill the ideals of the organization.