American Legion Auxiliary Unit Wins State & National Awards


The Russell D Williams American Legion Auxiliary Unit 471 of Portsmouth is proud to announce the following awards won by their unit while pursuing the ALA mission of Service not Self for veterans and active military:

Department Level (State):

Best Junior Prayer Book -Sierra Bradley, District 7 Jr President

Mary Lyn Outstanding Junior of the Year – Allison Zornes

Best Overall Junior Activities Program – Allison Zornes, Jr Activities Chairman

Best Unit Leadership Program – Kathi Jo Zornes, Leadership Chairman

Best Junior Leadership Program -Kathi Jo Zornes, Chairman

Digital Diva for Public Relations – Kathi Jo Zornes, PR Chairman

Best Media Coverage of a Jr Project – Kathi Jo Zornes, PR Chairman

2015 Shelley Riggs Plaque for the Best Poppy Scrapbook -Kathi Jo Zornes, Poppy Chairman

Their Unit won the Central Division National awards for Public Relations and Leadership for a total of 3 certificates and 1 plaque that were awarded at the annual Department of Ohio ALA School of Instruction held September 25-26, 2015 at Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio.

Their Unit is proud of these achievements & recognizes all members who contribute to activities done all year long to make successful report writing possible. “What we do is a TEAM effort,” says Kathi Jo Zornes, Unit 471 President, “Without the hard work and dedication for veterans shown by ALL of our members, these awards would not be attainable. Congratulations & Thank You to ALL our Unit members for their dedicated contributions for veterans & active military all year long!”

The Officers & Board of Russell D Williams American Legion Auxiliary Unit 471 welcome all women who meet the membership criteria to join their cause in serving veterans and active military. Meetings are monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 7 pm at their Legion Hall at 950 Gallia Street, Portsmouth, Ohio.

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