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HISTORIAN

Mary Petrie, Department Chairman
Email: mmrtpetrie@charter.net

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The recording of the American Legion Auxiliary’s history at all levels (unit, county, district, department, and national) is important so that everyone will know who we are, what we do, and why we matter.  Other responsibilities of a historian are:

  • Assist in developing a system to archive important communications such as newsletters, handbooks, guidebooks, brochures, and program information

  • Participate in and promote the “Members Remember” history project

  • Work with the Junior Activities chairman to promote the History Patch available to Junior members in 9th – 12th grades.

  • Encourage Senior and Junior historians to participate in the Veterans History Project 

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Important Dates:

  • March – National Women’s History Month

  • April 15 – Unit year-end reports due to the Department Historian

  • May 31 – Senior and Junior Department histories due to the Department Chairman for judging

2023-2024 District Historian:

District 1 - Victoria Laitsch-Luebke         District 7 - Vickie Dux

District 2 - Donna Auchue                         District 8 - Penny Peeters

District 3 - Janet Brown                              District 9 - TBD

District 4 - Laura Calteux                           District 10 - Jean Erlewine

District 5 - Vacant                                        District 11 - TBD

District 6 - Dorothy Gruber                       District 12 - Vacant

Historian Program Awards

  • Best Department Senior History

  • Best Department Junior History 

  • Certificate presented to each department Senior historian who forwards a copy of a veteran’s history using the Veterans History Project

  • Certificate presented to each department Senior historian who participates in the “Member’s Remember” history project

  • Certificate presented to each department Junior historian who forwards a copy of veteran’s history using the Veterans History Project

  • Certificate presented to each department Junior historian who helps Senior members record their Auxiliary memories for the “Member’s Remember” history project

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