The American Legion, The Department of Iowa, Unit 298

Post 298 Unit 298 Squadron 298


  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 web page

2017 - 2018 Auxiliary Officers.  

President    Jackie Tyne

1st Vice President 
Marian Palmersheim

Chairperson Ways and Means
   Sharon Haars

Secretary   Jan Todd

Treasurer  Jean Hampton

Chaplain  Kathy Hughes

Historian  Diane Etzel

Sergeant At Arms
 Helen Murphy

Florence Ebel

Jan Stegen
Rosemary Martin


Unit 298 Bylaws

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The American Legion Auxiliary was organized in 1919 to support The American Legion and our nationís veterans. Auxiliary members are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of veterans. Some members are veterans themselves.  Today, it has grown to be the largest womenís patriotic organization in the world.  Whether you are a current member or someone interested in joining us to help our veterans and their families, we hope this site is helpful to you.

With almost a million members from all walks of life, the Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers. For more information, visit the national American Legion Auxiliary site at

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 298 is part of the most influential patriotic women's organization in the world. It maintains its own unique identity while achieving important goals for both the Post and the community. It raises thousands of dollars each year to support a wide range of charities. Its members devote hundreds of hours to helping make Post activities successful. The Auxiliary brings important aspects of family life to Post 298 operations.

The Unit distributes hundreds of poppies yearly in exchange for donations that go to help Veterans and their families. The Auxiliary supports programs that address children and teenage problems such as drugs, abuse, alcoholism and pregnancy. The Unit holds parties and conducts other social events for underprivileged youngsters. It provides support to Girls State and Girls Nation programs where high school juniors learn leadership, patriotism, self worth and confidence. The Unit welcomes qualified women to join the organization and participate in its activities.

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of members of the American Legion. As well as to the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods: April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918; December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946; June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955; February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975; August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984; December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990; August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the Government of the United States, all dates inclusive; or who, being citizens 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 any of the said periods, and died in line of duty or after honorable discharge; and to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.

We share an email address with Post 298.  If you click here, please put Auxiliary in the subject line and it will be delivered to us quickly. 

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For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:

To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; to Maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. 

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The Auxiliary is raffling the quilt to raise money to
send girls to Girls State.

Tickets are $1 and are available at Post events or from Jackie Tyne.
   The food was collected for the Veterans' Outreach Center at the
   Auxiliary Craft Show on Oct. 18th.




 Click on the emblem to go to Post 298's Web Site