American Legion Auxiliary Unit 201

Supporting the mission of the Legionnaires.

ALA How it Began

History of the Auxiliary

After the formation of The American Legion, a number of women’s organizations wanted to become the official affiliation of The American Legion. The women who had served so faithfully during the trying days of the war wanted to continue to serve.

After careful consideration, the committee agreed that a new organization should be made up of the women most closely associated with the men of the Legion. These women would serve with the Legion, in peace as they had in war.

The committee decided to build a new organization from the ground up. This was so the Auxiliary could then carry forward the phases of Legion activities more suitably performed by women.

In less than one year, 1,342 local units of the Women’s Auxiliary to The American Legion had been organized in more than 45 states.

Leadership of Auxiliary Unit 201

The 2024-2025 Leadership of Unit 201 is as follows:

President, Lee Harrison
1st Vice President, Selina Kent
2nd Vice President, Karen Hicks
Secretary, Terry Brown
Treasurer, Cheryl Guenther
Chaplain, Ellen Youngblood
Sergeant-at-Arms, Ariel Lewis
Executive Committee members Joanna Garmon, DiAna Casale, and Leah Dunn


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

A: If your relative 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.

Male Membership: Since the expansion of membership eligibility in 2019, a common misconception popped up that male Auxiliary members have to be Legionnaires — this is not true. In order for a male spouse to join the ALA, their veteran spouse must be a member of The American Legion, but the eligible member does not have to be. The ALA’s membership change extends to male spouses of living or deceased veterans, as long as their military service meets a Legionnaire’s eligibility requirements. 

Auxiliary Community Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Photos by Denise Fisher

Auxiliary Martini Night Fundraiser

Saturday, February 10, 2024

2024 Auxiliary Volunteers

Please contact us and see how you too can make a huge difference by supporting Post 201.  For more information about The Georgia Auxiliary, please click here.