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Unit Officers for Year 2012-2013:
President:  Carol Mathis   email:  caomah@aol.com
1st Vice President:  Peggy Carter:  email:  None
Secretary:  Janice MacLeod  email: jhm1018@aol.com
Treasurer:  Sherry O'Bryan  email:  csobryan@vnet.net
Chaplain/Historian:  Novie Fero email:  cfero@carolina.rr.com

 Post Officers
                                            Photo of new officers taken at Installation

Other News:
2009 Department Convention Brings Honors for Harrisburg Auxiliary Members:
Vivian Day

Vivian Day, a charter member of Harrisburg Unit #523, was chosen as "Member of the Year" at Department Convention in June 2009.  Vivian is shown with the plaque which was awarded to her for this outstanding designation.

Novie Fero
Novie Fero, a charter member of Harrisburg Unit #523 has served as Chaplain/Historian since the Unit's inception.  Novie's scrapbook won First Place in the Scrapbook competition at Department Convention 2009.  Novie is shown with the plaque awarded for this top honor.
Janice MacLeod, a member of Harrisburg's Auxiliary since its inception was elected as Division IV President for the Department of North Carolina for the year 2009-2010.  (See next picture, Janice is on the left)

Detoria Roelle and Janice MacLeod
Girl's State 2009
Detoria Roelle of Harrisburg was sponsored by Unit #523 to the Girl's State Session held in June 2009.  Detoria was elected Governor -- quite a distinction!  In this photo, you can see that she and Janice MacLeod were quite happy at the Closing Ceremonies.

2009 Christmas Project
Christmas Project:
In December, Auxiliary members along with Post members collected goods for their annual Christmas Project.  Various toiletry items, socks, hats, t-shirts along with various other goodies were packed into 200 gift bags which were distributed to veterans at the State Veterans Nursing Home, the Salisbury VA Medical Center, Carillon Assisted Living in Harrisburg, and The Oaks Nursing Home in Harrisburg.  Members took forward to this project each year and are always grateful for the opportunity to share joy among our hospitalized veterans.  (see image 1021)


*To support the American Legion and its programs for veterans, young people and community.
*To provide for today's needs while being advocates for a brighter future.
*To advance the understanding of patiotism and responsibility of citizenship.
*To promote individual integrity and family values.
*To ensure, as volunteers, that Auxiliary members continue to promote all that is good in the nation today, tomorrow and for generations to come through serving others first and not self.
Auxiliary Purpose:
Associate with the American Legion and support the work of the world's largest veterans' organization.
Uphold the law of the land and defend the principles of democracy.
X-plain and guard the basic freedoms of religion and expression.
Instill a sense of obligation to the community, state and nation.
Leaders in education for young people.
Implement numerous community efforts and programs to assist families and children across the nation.
Assist our nation's veterans through legislation, funding and volunteerism.
Raise awareness of patriotism and devotion to country.
Year-round participation and dedication to service, not self. 
Eligibility --   You can join if you are: 
*A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion.
*The mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter or grandmother of members of The American Legion and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war periods.  Step-relatives are also eligible.
    April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 (World War I)
    December 7, 1941 - August 15, 1945 Merchant Marines (only eligibility)
    December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 (World War II)
    June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 (Korean War)
    February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
    August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 (Grenada/Lebanon)
    December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 (Panama)
    August 2, 1990 to cessation of hostilities (Persian Gulf)
History:   American Legion Auxuiliary Unit 523 was formed in January 2005 and immediately began its service to Post 523 and the community.  Recent activities and accomplisments during the Unit's first year have included:

Auxiliary Programs & Activities


Children & Youth

Community Service


Girls State/Girls Nation


National Security

Poppy Program

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation



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