December 2020 eNews & eBulletin
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Have you noticed something different? The national website has a new look!

We really took the time to think through how our members engage with the content on and how the public engages with it. The site is designed so that someone unfamiliar with the American Legion Auxiliary can look at it and easily see who we are, what we do, and why we matter.

And you’re probably tired of us saying this, but please make sure your internet browsers are up to date. What does this mean? If your technology is not current, connecting can be difficult. For the best online experience, National Headquarters recommends using Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Many websites no longer support Internet Explorer.

We invite you to check out the new Don’t delay – click today!
You have one more chance in 2020 to learn about working with Juniors
ALA Academy Live - Getting Started with Juniors (Course 1 in the Junior Mentor Training Series) is being offered one more time in 2020. We are leaving registration open for the hour-long webinar on Dec. 10. Encourage others in your unit to join the webinar too!

This FREE member benefit is a great opportunity to learn about working with Juniors. ALA Junior members are charged with carrying on the longstanding mission of The American Legion Family: helping veterans, servicemembers, and their families. Having effective leaders for the Junior Activities program at the local level is crucial. As mentors, our Junior Activities leaders need to prepare Juniors to lead the ALA successfully by giving them useful life and leadership skills and helping them understand and support our mission. 

In this course, you will:
  • Learn how to create an appreciation and habit of service in Juniors so they’ll stay involved as adult members.
  • Learn how to make Juniors’ experience more meaningful and fun so they’ll remain interested in the ALA and continue their membership as adults. 
  • Develop an understanding of the risks and liabilities associated with working with youth.
  • And much more!

Thursday, Dec. 10, at 9:30pm ET
We will never forget Dec. 7, 1941
Earlier this week, we remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This year’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day comes on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

We encourage you to take a moment and remember the 2,403 servicemembers and civilians who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

This is an opportunity to remind us to thank our military, veterans, and their families, and remember the sacrifices they make every day.

Thank you to all of our veterans and servicemembers.
ALA In the Know eBulletin
Click here to stay updated with December reports and timely articles from ALA national committees, programs, and activities:
ALA 100th Anniversary Committee, Americanism, Children & Youth, Community Service, Education, Juniors, Leadership, Legislative, Membership, and Public Relations.
You made the future brighter for our nation’s heroes
Because of #GivingTuesday, hundreds more veterans, military, and their families will be supported in the way they deserve. We are so grateful for each person who gave a gift to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation on #GivingTuesday. We raised over $55,000 this year, which will ensure our mission endures for years to come. If you missed out on the fun, learn more or make a last-minute gift.
The 2020 Annual Report is here
Despite everything 2020 threw our way, we still had a very successful year serving military, veterans, and their families all over the country. You can learn more about how ALA members and supporters lived out the mission by viewing the 2020 Annual Report.
Renew your Auxiliary membership before it expires
You can now renew your American Legion Auxiliary membership for 2021 in three easy ways: by phone, online, or mail.Go to, call (317) 569-4570, or mail in your renewal notice. Your 2020 membership expires Dec. 31, 2020.
Support students this holiday season
As the fall semester ends, students need financial assistance now more than ever. Gone are the days when a student could go home for winter break, spend time with families, get a part-time job, and make some money to help with the cost of college. With part-time work opportunities dwindling, a student’s expenses are more daunting than ever. By donating to American Legion Auxiliary scholarships, YOU can help ease a financial burden. 

Click here to donate, and help students have a worry-free holiday season!
Applications for ALA national scholarships are due March 1, 2021, to the unit level. Now is a great time to contact your area high schools and send them the applications. Reminder: National scholarships can now be submitted online through a fillable application. 

If you are holiday shopping on Amazon, be sure you’re using AmazonSmile. Through Amazon’s charitable program, AmazonSmile, you can support the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation. Simply sign in through this special link and select the American Legion Auxiliary. Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase you make to the ALA Foundation. It may seem small, but a little can add up to a lot.

Are you following @ALAforVeterans on social media? Don’t miss out on the latest news from ALA National Headquarters. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

By the way, we have more than a dozen Facebook groups dedicated to our national ALA programs. These closed groups are dedicated spaces where ALA members can share updates, photos, and messages with other members who share common interests in the Auxiliary’s national programs. If you are looking for insight on how to run a program, interested in learning more about what other units and departments do to reach veterans, or simply want to connect with ALA members around the world, join one of our many ALA Facebook groups.
ALA Membership
Where does your department stand in Auxiliary membership? Click here to log in and view the latest reports.
ALA Centennial
Get your centennial celebration items from American Legion Flag & Emblem Sales, where your purchase supports Legion Family programs.
The American Legion Legislative Alerts
The ALA supports the legislative agenda of The American Legion.
Member benefits for you!
Careington Health: The care you need when you need it
Careington’s Dental, Vision, and Telemedicine Plan provides members with 24/7 access to board-certified doctors for non-emergency illnesses, general care, and COVID-19 related questions. In addition to top-quality discounts on dental and vision services such as cleanings and eye exams, you can also receive virtual access to licensed health professionals for anxiety, depression, and much more, for a fee of $70 per consult. Apply online today!
ALA Mission & Vision
Mission Statement
In the spirit of Service Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.

Vision Statement
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace, and security.