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Welcome to Department of Nebraska
Message from the President...
I am so proud to serve as the Department President.
I have met so many wonderful ladies as I travel
throughout the state. The work you all do for our Veterans, our
Children and our communities is amazing and I'm sure it is very much
appreciated. of our Veterans and their families everyday.
As American Legion Auxiliary members we work
together for betterment of our Veterans and their families.
With that thought we will need to build our Units
and maintain our members every day every year.
For the next five years we have a goal given to
us by National American Legion Auxiliary. The goal is to build our
membership to one million members by the Auxiliary's 100th
birthday in 2019. We can do this if we really try and don't give up.
Our membership chairman JoAnn Sieck and the membership team;
Department Vice-President Barbara Washburn along with the District
Vice-Presidents, are all here to help you.
My theme is, "Freedom, Faith and Family" my
symbol is the American Flag, cross and image of a family. My
song is "God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood.
Sincerely, Barbara Skillman 2014-2015 Department
We are one of 52 departments (states) that make up
the National American Legion Auxiliary organization.
This organization is known as the largest women's
Veterans volunteer services. We are
here to offer services to our Veterans, our children and our
NEBRASKA ALA is divided into sections: There is one Department and 13
Districts and many counties
Going into the 2014-2015 year Nebraska has 330 active units.
District one covers 6 counties with 13 unitsDistrict two covers
8 counties with 37 unitsDistrict three covers 7 counties with 28
unitsDistrict four covers 7 counties with 16 unitsDistrict
five covers 9 counties with 21 unitsDistrict six covers 13
counties with 42 unitsDistrict seven covers 6 counties with 34
District eight covers 3 counties with 17 unitsDistrict nine
covers 8 counties with 19 unitsDistrict ten covers 8 counties
with 30 unitsDistrict eleven covers 6 counties with 35 units
District twelve covers 4 counties with 24 unitsDistrict thirteen
covers 4 counties with 14 unitsEach level has its
own Constitution and Bylaws which are their governing documents
Department, district, county and unit have their own elected
officersThe Units are the go to division when applying for
scholarships and Girls State delegateUnits are also our direct
communication to our schools for contest that school children can
Each level - higher than unit- holds one or more conventions
The Department holds a mid-year conference in January that is
not only educational but a fun event!
In June the department convention is held.