Legion Auxiliary officers installed
The 2018 officers of the Martin May American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 284 of Avis, at left, and the George W. Pepperman ALA Unit 36 of Jersey Shore, at right, were installed by Carol Wert Walker, ALA Department of Pennsylvania’s district president for Centre, Lycoming and Clinton counties. At the Avis unit were, from left, seated: Walker, unit president Lori Roupp and chaplain Twila Straub; and standing: sergeant at arms Monique Stamus, historian Monica Stamus, vice president Kayla Baker and secretary/treasurer Mary Ward. At the Jersey Shore unit were, from left, chaplain Meredith Budinger, president Sue Hillyard, Walker (standing) and historian Joan McGuckin. Officers not in the picture are secretary Karen Fulkrod, treasurer Melanie Rauch and sergeant at arms Diane Whitman. These women are part of the largest veterans service organization in the world. Their mission, in the spirit of “service, not self,” is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve and have served, by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military and their families, both at home and abroad. “For God and country,” they advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.