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Department Officers 

Sue Davidson

Christine Nelson

Yvonne Kostelecky

Jamie DeBates

Cassie Johnson

Ashley Holmes

Leah Elwein

Dolores Davis

Terry Kemp

NEC

Kathryn Long

Cassie Johnson

Carolyn Schmoeckel

Barbara Monroe

Melodi Casey

Jennifer Meacham

Karen Susag

Monica Rice

Mechelle Holmes

Esther Helmila

Jeanette Bossen

Past Department President Mottos 

“Taking Care of Business – Taking Care of the Business, Every Day, Every Veteran”  Susan Davidson, Andrew Pearson Billings Unit #117 – 2019 - 2020 

“Above and Beyond – Go Above Past Differences, and Beyond to Serving our Veterans”  Terry Kemp, Bozeman #14 – 2018 - 2019 

"Montana (QTIP) Quit Taking It Personally"  Kathryn Long, Chinook #48 - 2017 - 2018 

“Leading Our Juniors to Become Our Tomorrow”  Jeanette Bossen, Park City #100 – 2016 - 2017 

“Gathering Membership for One Million – Each One Counts”  Shirley Miller, Manhattan #87 – 2015 - 2016 

“Living the Life of Reilly – In the Spirit of Goodwill”  Diana Reilly, Great Falls #3 – 2014 - 2015 

“A Voice For Our Heroes”  Jennifer Herman, Corvallis #91 – 2013 - 2014 

“Reach For the Stars in All Our Programs” Dixie Parsons, Bozeman #14 – 2012 – 2013 

“Support the Home Front”  Karen Susag, Manhattan #87 – 2011 – 2012 

“TEAMWORK – Together we can make a difference”  Sandy Runkel, Helena #2 – 2010 – 2011 

“Let’s Fly our Flags in Honor of our Hometown Veterans”  Marlyn Damson, Havre #11 – 2009 – 2010 

“Working Together to Make the Sparks Fly Across the Big Sky”  Janet Weaver, Bozeman #14 – 2008 – 2009 

“Heart of our Hearts – Veterans Family” Barbara Monroe, Sweetgrass #73 – 2007 – 2008 

“Back to Basics – Helping Veterans and Their Families”  Leah Ellwein, Helena #2 – 2006 – 2007 

“Freedom Don’t Come Free”  Michelle Langton, Custer #111 – 2005 – 2006 

“Angels – Let’s Hit a Grand Slam and All be Winners!”  Linda Neary, Butte #1 – 2004 – 2005 


“Shine Our Light & Blow Our Horn”  Linda Lewis, Opheim #122 – 2003 -2004 

“The Gold of the Treasure State – American Legion Auxiliary”  Jo Anne Ellison, Anaconda #21 – 2002 – 2003 

“Humming Together – For a Successful Auxiliary”  Gay Matter, Hogeland #59 – 2001 – 2002 

“Making a Difference”  Vickie Maurer, Dutton #64 – 2000 – 2001 

“Riding the Trails in Montana”  Midge Farrar – Stevensville #94 -1999 – 2000 

“Let There Be Peace on Earth”  Jeannette Elmore, Baker #35 – 1998 - 1999  

“Loving Hearts, Willing Hands – Serving the Big Sky Land”  Patty Smith – Bozeman #14 – 1997 – 1998 

“Spotlight on Service”  Karen Susag – Manhattan #87 – 1996 – 1997 

“This is my Country – Stars of the West”  Diana Reilly – Cascade #133 – 1995 – 1996 

“75 Years of Service – Montana Veterans, Stars of the West”  Dixie Parsons, Bozeman #14 – 1994 – 1995 

“Investing in Youth – Ensuring Our Future”  Joyce Babcock, Custer #111 – 1993 – 1994 

“Let It Begin with Us – For the Montana Veteran”  Darleen Nordhagen, Opheim #122 – 1992 – 1993 

“Together We Can Make It Happen”  Rachel Van Gorden, Valier #36 – 1991 – 1992 

“Look Forward to a Legacy of Freedom”  Doris Ohman, Anaconda #21 – 1990 – 1991 

“Prayers, Patriotism, Pursuit of Freedom for All”  Barbara Monroe, Sweetgrass #73 – 1989 – 1990 

“Montana Pride – 100 Years, 100%”  Polly Todd, Sheridan #86 – 1988 – 1989 

“Growing in Membership, Growing in Programs” Irene Daly, Helena #2 – 1987 – 1988 

“Casting Beams to Span the Horizon”  Ebba Kolar, Stanford #52 – 1986 – 1987 

“Let the Sparks Fly in the Big Sky” Dorothy Sparks, Denton #62 – 1985 – 1986 

“Westward Ho” Barbara McDonough, Augusta #51 – 1984 – 1985 

“Big Sky Toppers”  Berniece Kolb, Hamilton #47 – 1983 – 1984 

“Let Freedom Ring – Remember Our Veterans”  Vonnie Walker, Butte #1 – 1982 – 1983 

“Stars of the Big Sky – Cruising for Democracy in Action”  Bernice Trickey, Hamilton #47 – 1981 – 1982 

“Peace” Shirley Rand, Butte #1 – 1980 – 1981 

“A Better U – A Better Unit” Kati Williams, Hobson #76 – 1979 – 1980 

“Wear Your Heart Where It Shows”  Else Daniels, Scobey #56 – 1978 – 1979 

“Our Flag, Ever May It Wave”  Ardelle Shannon, Dutton #64 – 1977 – 1978 

“Hands of Service”  Eleanor Marlow Mattson, Stanford #53 – 1976 – 1977 

“Keep Our Freedom Bell Ringing”  Jeannie Nydegger, Townsend #42 – 1975 – 1976 

“Hold High the Flame of Freedom” Montana Keller, Big Timber #19 – 1974 – 1975 

“United We Stand”  Cora Olmstead, Livingston #23 – 1973 – 1974 

“Building Better Bridges” Maysel Denton, Miles City #5 – 1972 – 1973 


“Sowing the Seeds of Service”  Ruby Froebel, Brady #98 – 1971 – 1972 

“Light Your Candle of Hope”  Irma Whelan, Butte #1 – 1970 – 1971 

“Peace Through Faith”  Lucile Wamsley, Stanford #53  1969 – 1970 

“We Associate Ourselves Together”  Mary Alice Upton, Townsend #42 – 1968 – 1969 

“Keys for Action”  Helen Wilson, Missoula #27 – 1967 – 1968 

“Chosen to Serve”  Rose Greger, Billings #4 – 1966 – 1967 

“Peace through Love for God, Country & Fellowman”  Madge Falkenstern, Terry #32 – 1965 – 1966 

“With The Legion, We Proudly Serve”  Betty Kelly, Sweetgrass #73 – 1964 – 1965 

“To Secure the Blessing of Liberty”  Kathy Sluys, Great Falls #3 – 1963 – 1964 

“Second Mile Service”  Margaret Squire, Missoula #27 – 1962 – 1963 

“On Guard for Peace & Freedom”  Esther Iholts, Miles City #5 – 1961 – 1962 

“Unity & Harmony in Service”  Vivian Rand, Butte #1 – 1960 – 1961 

“United for God and Country”  Emma Pierce, Pompey’s Pillar – 1959 – 1960 

“Faith in the Future”  Mary Granier, Deer Lodge #10 – 1958 – 1959 

“Devotion to Mutual Helpfulness”  Hellen Morrow, Bozeman #14 – 1957 – 1958 

“Reach Out in Service”  Sylvia Biery, Ronan – 1956 – 1957  

“Service for God and Country”  Mrs. Jay Robinson, Choteau #6 – 1955 – 1956 

“Ever Onward through Harmony & Peace”  Mrs. Roy Cox, Chinook #48 – 1954 – 1955 

“Faith, Hope and Charity”  Reba Green, Cut Bank #40 – 1953 – 1954 

“Keep the Faith”  Mrs. Harry Koch, Kalispell #7 – 1952 – 1953 

“Faithful in Service”  Mrs. Norman Hazelwood, Wibaux – 1951 – 1952 

“Lest We Forget”  O.F. Gullickson, Billings #4 – 1950 – 1951 

“Heart, Head and Hand”  Edith King, Livingston #23 – 1949 – 1950 

“Hold High the Torch”  Fern Sunmark, Glendive #28 – 1948 – 1949 

“Let Us Be Dedicated” Marie King, Great Falls #3 – 1947 – 1948 

“Love & Service for God & Country”  Hellen Wallace, Anaconda #21 – 1946 – 1947 

“Forward Into Peacetime Service”  Dorothy Blackstone Bording, Chinook #48 – 1945 – 1946 

“American Ladies Alert”  Dee Patton, Dillon #20 – 1944 – 1945 

“Doing Well Our Task”  Mrs. W. John Fouse, Belfry #84 – 1943 – 1944 

“We Pledge Our Service”  Alice Phillips, Libby #97 – 1942 – 1943 

“Service to God and Country”  Rose Marron, Wolf Point #22 – 1941 – 1942 

“Loyalty, Love and Service”  Elvera Sherrod, Hamilton #47 – 1940 – 1941 

“Individual Obligation to Community, State & Nation”  E.O Orleman, Livingston #23 – 1939 – 1940 

“Looking Forward”  Mae Popham, Glendive #28 – 1938 – 1939 

“Marching Along Together”  Amy Dehnert, Billings #4 – 1937 – 1938 

“For Mutual Helpfulness”  Edith Chambers, Cut Bank #40 – 1936 – 1937 

“Just a Thought or Two”  Florence MacMurray, Lewistown #16 – 1935 – 1936 

Marion Miller, Butte #1 – 1934 – 1935

Catherine Drewiecke, Kalispell #7 – 1933 – 1934

Marion Marrow, Moore – 1932 - 1933

Vera Gestring, Billings #4 – 1931 – 1932

Emily Corbin, Poplar – 1930 – 1931

Mabel Lundin, Great Falls #3 – 1929 – 1930

Mabel Phillips Soper, Billings #4 – 1928 – 1929

Gertrude Lowney, Butte #1 – 1927 – 1928

Pearle Robinson Carter, Lewistown #16 – 1926 – 1927

Grace Porter, Red Lodge #17 – 1924 – 1925 – 1926

Ella Scott, Lewistown #16 – 1923 – 1924

Mildred Crosby, Helena #2 – 1922 – 1923

Cora Pew, Helena #2 – 1921 – 1922