Walker Bailey Auxiliary 205

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Mission

 In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to 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. 

Purpose

  •  In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:  To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families   To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion   To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship   To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy   To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government   To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities   To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self    

Values

  Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes:   Commitment to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty   Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families   Tradition of patriotism and citizenship   Personal integrity and family values   Respect for the uniqueness of individual members   Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members   Adherence to the adopted policies and rules    

Meetings

Meetings are on the 1st. Thursday of each Month at the Fortuna Veteran's Memorial Building. 

1426 Main St. Fortuna, CA

Dinner at 6:00 pm

Meeting at 7:00 pm

Girls State Program

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Mission

To provide an outstanding, unique and coveted educational opportunity for the young women of California that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government.   

Goals

The American Legion Auxiliary's California Girls State is a leadership program designed to increase awareness and knowledge of governmental processes while teaching young women about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. 

Description

Delegates come away with a greater appreciation of the American Flag and of the sacrifices made by our veterans. While at Girls State, they make friends with outstanding young women from around the California and have a fun and inspiring week they'll remember for the rest of their lives. 

Local Delegates

Local high school junior girls are chosen from four local schools:  Academy of the Redwoods, Ferndale High School, South Fork High School, and Fortuna Union High School.  Delegates are recommended by school instructors and counselors.

Education/Scholarship

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Education

 The education of all of America's children is essential for the future of our nation. The American Legion Auxiliary joins with The American Legion to aid and support the basic rights of all children to receive an appropriate education. That education should prepare them for a fulfilling life.  The pattern followed in the development of the program corresponds   

Objectives

1. To help make it possible for an student, who has the ability or the desire, to receive an education beyond high school.
2. To encourage the members of The American Legion and its affiliated organizations to take an active part in the development and maintenance of a school system that will serve the needs of all children at every  level of education.
3. To encourage students to select careers where personnel shortages exist.

Policies

1. To explore and summarize existing scholarship sources.
2. To make known to potentially eligible students the sources of scholarships that exist.
3. To develop new scholarship opportunities for the increasing number of students who will reach college age.
4. To cooperate with organizations in the recruitment of students for careers where personnel shortages exist. 


 Progress of the Education program depends upon the close working relationship between national, state, and local levels of our organizations.  As an aid to all Education Committees to participate in the program's progress, we have drawn up the following suggested duties. 

Duties

1. To initiate and support state legislation and national mandates which would establish scholarship opportunities for students and maintain a summary of such scholarships that exist within their state.
2. To inform the membership of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Program's objectives.
3. To encourage students to plan for college and to apply for scholarship opportunities early in their senior year.
4. To cooperate with established organizations to encourage students to select careers that will provide the knowledge necessary for our nation's economic growth and national security.
5. To inform The American Legion's National Education Committee of changes in state laws, new scholarship opportunities, and general development of the program. 

Shirley Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

Walker Bailey Unit 205 offers a $500.00 Scholarship to a local Fortuna Union High School Senior.  See Application.


Downloadable Scholarship Application below.

Scholarship Application

Auliliary Scholarship Application 2016-1 (pdf)

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