Local auxiliaries provide statewide leadership

Three Warrick County women were recently elected to serve District 8 of the American Legion Auxiliary. Diane Schenk of Post 44 in Newburgh was elected first vice-president, Brenda Byrley of Post 200 was elected secretary and Theresa Susott of Post 351 in Elberfeld was elected president.

Elected for the upcoming program year of 2016-2017, these women began their leadership roles with their first District 8 meeting of the ALA held at Post 42 in Floyds Knobs. District 8 is one of 11 Districts across the state of Indiana, each of which consists of 20 to 30 units that are located at their local American Legion Post and serving veterans and youth in their communities.

The ALA is a not-for-profit organization that has as its primary mission support of the military and veterans, children and youth and the community. Membership is open to mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of members of the American Legion, or those who are eligible for membership in the American Legion in their own right. They are also eligible if the person under whom they qualify is already deceased, by simply providing a copy of his or her DD214, a military discharge document.

Those interested in membership may contact Diane Schenk, membership chairman, at 812-629-3896 or their local American Legion Post and leave a message for the auxiliary membership chairman or president.

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