American Legion Auxiliary Unit 423
About the Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.
Auxiliary members work to support Post 423 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, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) advocates for veterans, educates our citizens, mentors youth, and promotes patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.
Organizational Structure, Leadership and Meetings
Since ALA is a national organization, it is organized into 52 Departments that oversee and manage ALA operations in each state, the District of Columbia, and one territory. Each Department is then further sub-divided into Districts and Units. Unit 423 is in District 4 of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Indiana.
Each organizational level of ALA (national, department, district and unit) is led by officers elected annually by its members or representatives of its members. The following individuals currently serve as officers of Unit 423.
President: Rhonda Engle, 260-829-6288
First Vice: Suzy Porter, 260-577-5472
Secretary: Deb Tiedeman, 260-316-9782
Treasurer: Bev Mozena, 260-829-6236:
Chaplain: Anita Hale, 260-385-2252
Sergeant-at-Arms: Joyce Lowe, 260-367-2650
Patti Mozena, 260-829-6236
Past President: Tonya Avery, 260-579-0296
Executive Committee Members: Cindy Morrow & Tammy Detro
The Auxiliary typically meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Meetings are held at Post 423.
Membership Eligibility Requirements
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to:
- grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion; and
- grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who served in either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 and any time after December 7, 1941 who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of their entry therein served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and
- grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941 who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and
- to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.
If you would like to join the Auxiliary, or if you have questions about your eligibility to join, contact Rhonda Engle at 260-829-6288.