2021-2022 DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT
Diane Weggen is a Gold Star sister and 38-year Paid-Up-For-Life American Legion Auxiliary member, joining through the service of her late brother Jerry, a Navy pilot who lost his life on a training mission during the Vietnam War. Coming from a family of veterans – late husband Donald served in the National Guard; brothers Bob, Army and Tom, Air Force; son James and daughter-in-law Jennifer, Navy; granddaughter Amanda, National Guard; and grandson Nick, Air Force – Diane has a vested interest in serving veterans. Two married children, daughter Kathy in California and son James in Virginia, and five grandchildren comprise Diane’s family, all of whom support her work with the American Legion Auxiliary.
Diane has served as unit, county and district president, held numerous American Legion Auxiliary offices and chairmanships at the Department level, volunteered at ALA Badger Girls State, and was a committee member for the 2010 National ALA Convention held in Milwaukee. A firm believer in ‘Service, not self,’ Diane is passionate about The American Legion Family and volunteering for veterans. Her goal is to increase American Legion Family involvement and membership to better deliver the Auxiliary mission to serve veterans, military, their families and communities.
Diane also serves as a certified volunteer at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls, is a member of Chippewa Veterans Home Recreation Committee, treasurer of Otter Lake Booster Club, active member of All Saints Parish, group leader of Holy Family PCCW, committee member for the Thorp Junior Achievement program and Partners with Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley.