American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Wisconsin
Serving Veterans, Their Families and Their Communities
Joyce Endres 2013-2014
Joyce E. Endres was elected as Wisconsin’s American Legion Auxiliary President at the 93rd Department Convention in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on July 21, 2013.
Department President Joyce embraces the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary.
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.
In the spirit of patriotism, the American Legion Auxiliary serves five generations of veterans. Its five generations of members are unified with The American Legion Family through their love of God and Country.
Joyce is 47 year, paid-up-for life (PUFL) member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 360 Waunakee. She is eligible to join the auxiliary through the service of her husband Past Wisconsin Department Commander Leo, a Navy Vietnam era Veteran, along with her late son, Leo Scott, an Army Desert Storm era Veteran.
Joyce has served as Department Senior, First, Second Vice President, Historian and Chaplain and as the Department Public Relations, Leadership, Membership and Music Chairman. As Department Historian, she won the esteemed National Toomey Award for her submission of the Department of Wisconsin History. She also served as Chair of the National Strategic Planning Membership Initiative’s Committee.
Joyce also served as local chairman of Past National President Jan Pulvermacher-Ryan’s homecoming and served as one of Jan’s Personal Pages at the National Convention in Phoenix, AZ.
Joyce is married to Leo (Sonny). They have been
married for 47 years and have three children, Lucinda, Leane, and Leo; nine
grandchildren Julia, Willie, Mary Jane, Nicole, Megan, Leo, Jacob, Jarod and
Justin; and six great-grandchildren, Madeline, Kevin, David, William,
Charlie, and Isabelle.
She also chose “Share your Life” to honor one very special veteran her son Leo, who from a little boy on wanted to join the Army, which he did and served one term in Desert Storm. Leo died at the age 30 from a basil artery aneurysm. After he passed on, he shared his life through donation of his organs.
Joyce will strive to work with members and the American Legion Family to accomplish our mission and encourage all members to share their knowledge, skills, talents and dedication with each other and the people we serve.