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NO-VEL Post 159 (941) 488-1157

NO-VEL Post 159 American Legion Auxiliary

Meets the 2nd Tuesday at 4pm

Auxiliary Officers  2019 - 2020

President... Marlene Hammond
1st Vice President... Robin Hill
2nd Vice President...  
Treasurer... Sherry Buffington
Secretary... Judy Steimel
Sgt at Arms... Karen Beadle
Chaplain... Lulu Rodick
Historian... Carol Hoernle
Executive Board... Nancy Beaton
  Reni Breeden
  Maggie Casterlin

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Celebrating a century of service

The Centennial Committee needs your help, plans under way for a great year…media blitz and displays of fond memories that have made this organization strong in its mission to support our veterans.

Kicking off the celebration in the Sun Coast Parade October 19th, participating in the Veterans Day activity at Patriots Park Monday November 11th, followed by picnic at the post sign up with Susan Krueven Chairman

November 16th Country Western Dance, Venice Holiday Parade on November 30 at 5:00 pm, Christmas party December 14th details to follow and more.

Save the Date, Sunday March 8th 2020 for our official 100th Centennial Celebration Tea,

We invite interested Auxiliary members to join our committees Contact Carol Hoernle, Historian 973-459-1553 Our next committee meeting will be 1:00 October 1st at the NoVel Legion Post.

Monthly ALA meeting will be November 12th at 4:00PM; Always 2nd Tuesday

November 2, 2019 the 20th American Legions golf tournament Lynn Muller is chairman and will need help with baskets, help the day of event, ticket sales and 50/50. Please email Lynn at sign up.

Again we will be collecting gifts for Big Brother and Sisters Ann Marie McLean and Gail Minteer contact 941-525-2367 for more information. 

We are collecting items for the Conference Nov 1 for homeles woman veterans please Debbie Kay will have a box at the legion tomorrow.

Blessing Bags for homeless veterans begins in October and continue, Debbie Kay chairman.

In God and Country,

Marlene Hammond ALA President


LETTER TO THE EDITOR – 2019 VETERANS DAY Celebrating a Century of Service


To the Editor:

The members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159, VENICE FL would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.


Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for the security we have here at home. We know you sacrificed much for your country and all of us. And though you may no longer wear the uniform, we know you’re always on call to serve and protect the freedom and security of the United States of America.


We invite everyone to pause today to remember those who have fought for our freedoms.  Thank you to all who have so bravely protected us.


Founded in November 10, 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Celebrating a Century of Service.  ALA helps to advance the mission of The American Legion. With nearly three-quarters of a million members, it is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization and one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of veterans, military, and their families. ALA members volunteer millions of hours annually, with a value averaging $2 billion each year. From helping to draft the GI Bill in 1944 to advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, The American Legion Family has been instrumental in advancing legislation that improves the quality of life for our nation’s veterans. To learn more and get involved, visit


Our local ALA Unit 159 is Celebrating a Century of Service with public activities scheduled 2019-2020. Please join us for our special events to include Veterans Weekend Jay Smith on Friday more Saturday and Sunday topped off with Veterans Day Picnic Suncoast Country Opry Show - A Live Country Music at 1:00, November 16th ALA Country Western Dance, ALA joins the Holiday Parade, December 14th Holiday Party, January 18th ALA USO Dance and more, for details see us on Facebook and our post website




973-459-1553, CHOERNLE@GMAIL.COM



          We are growing by leaps and bounds and we appreciate every single member. 

Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?

A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates* and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary of The American Legion. 

However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.


* Eligibility dates:  WWI, April 6, 1917 to Nov 11, 1918; WWII Dec 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946; U.S. Merchant Marines Dec 7, 1941 to Dec 31, 1946; Korean War, June 25, 1950 to Jan 31, 1955; Vietman War, Feb 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec 20, 1989 to Jan 31, 1990; Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror, Aug 2, 1990 to date of cessation.

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