The American Legion Auxiliary is an organization that provides women of all ages, Junior and adult members, the opportunity to develop and improve their leadership skills. Our organization depends upon an ever-emerging stream of competent new leaders, trained and guided by experienced ones, to assume leadership within the Auxiliary and advance its mission long into the future.
The Auxiliary offers a variety of opportunities for members to serve in leadership roles … from chairing a short-term community service project at the local Unit level to running for a national office.
Leadership Purpose Statement:
The Leadership Program helps develop and prepare knowledgeable and capable leaders to carry on the growth and success of the Auxiliary by promoting activities and resources that educate, motivate, and mentor members of all ages and at all levels of the organization.
Here in Florida:
Members of the American Legion Auxiliary in the Department/State of Florida believe that we are all leaders to some degree. We all have knowledge that we can share with someone else … and we all must share that knowledge … thus enabling us to become better, more enlightened members.
Knowledgeable instructors travel to the 16 Districts and present Auxiliary Basic Concept Schools (aka ABC Schools). ABC Schools inform members about the basics of the American Legion Auxiliary: Make-up of the Auxiliary – National, Department, Districts, Units … what’s it all about; Unit Officers … what are their duties; protocol for meetings, etc.; etc., etc.!
Florida’s Goal for 2014-2015:
The goal this year is simply this: Every member must continue to learn and continue to teach others about our great organization! If we do so with enthusiasm, it will lead to members who are more likely to volunteer, take part in meetings, and take leadership positions … thus ensuring that the leadership of this organization continues to be the very best.