American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary
Henry M. Guttormson, Post #40
Elmwood, PO Box 285
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LANESBORO LEGION PROJECT TUCKPOINT
The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Minnesota, will offer eight (8) $1,000.00 scholarships to deserving students who wish to further their education, attending any institution of higher learning. They must be a resident of Minnesota or a member of the Auxiliary, Legion or SAL.
There are also scholarships for the Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship. Up to ten $1,000.00 scholarships are available to all Minnesota Auxiliary members who are furthering their education in any health care field.
Our National organization will again be offering three National scholarships this year, for the Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship, Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior members, and a scholarship for Non-Traditional Students.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Minnesota also solicits funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship.
These applications can be obtained through The American Legion. Be certain to use the current application forms. Applicants must fill out the forms completely. Please contact Mimi Abell @ 507-951-2657 or firstname.lastname@example.org for applications or request copies from the Department office.
All scholarships are due in the Department office by March 15.
ALA ACADEMY IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR E-LEARNING!
ALA Academy offers training for all members. The first training courses, ALA 101 and Communications 201, are ready for members to access and learn more about the American Legion Auxiliary and how to better serve our mission of helping veterans, military, and their families. All ALA Academy courses are designed to help you learn the information, share it with others, practice new skills, and make those new skills a habit. Whether you’re new to the ALA or have been a member for many years, gaining more knowledge about the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization will enable you to reach more veterans and better serve our mission. Learn more about the ALA Academy and get started today here.
SUPPORT THE ALA FOUNDATION WHEN YOU SHOP AT AMAZON.COM!
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DONATE UNUSED AIRLINE MILES TO HERO MILES
What a great way to serve the ALA mission by donating your extra frequent flyer miles to Hero Miles. Hero Miles provides free air travel to veterans participating in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF). They need more miles donated!
Hero Miles provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded and ill service members and their families undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; or veterans who are attending an authorized event such as NVCAF. Flights are made possible through frequent flyer mile donations made by individuals. It’s simple to do online.
Hero Miles works with certain airline companies: American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, and United; just check the link below for how to donate miles. The Hero Miles Program is administered by the Fisher House Foundation in partnership with the Department of Defense. Donate those miles here.
HAVING A PARTY OR MEETING? HAVE IT AT THE LEGION!
Upstairs facilities available to anyone for meetings and/or parties.
*You do not have to be a member to rent the facilities.
Meetings / Kitchen / Dining Hall only, no Bar - everything you need except the food and cooks $30
Entire upstairs with Bar and Bartender $50
Call 507-467-3440 during business hours for bookings.