The American Legion Post 175, Inc. Mechanicsville


American Legion Post 175 Auxiliary

Meeting the forth Tuesday of the month: Social Time 5:00PM; Dinner 6:00PM: Auxiliary Meeting 7:00PM.

Join us for Coffee and Donuts every Tuesday at 9:00AM to 10:00AM and we can visit and introduce you to our group.



President -LaRue Sprouse, 804-357-1131,
1st Vice-President - Elizabeth Jones, 804-730-8089
2nd Vice-President - Christine Hanks, 716-812-4040
Secretary - Barbara Schatzberg, 804-789-8831

Treasurer - Bonnie Ossa. 804-795-5377
Chaplain - Carol Blanchard, 804-466-0588
Sgt-at-Arms - Carolyn Nicholas, 804-382-2552

Historian - Betty Flippo, 804-746-3440
Membership Chairman - Jean Montgomery, 804-789-9768


Mission Statement for American Legion Post 175 Auxiliary

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad.  For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security. 

The Mechanicsville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 175 received its charter in July 1973 with 15 ladies that were charter members.  The Unit has expanded to more than 70 ladies in 2018. 

The Unit has many projects that we are involved in.  This year we sent 9 girls to Girls State.  With this project we had financial help from several organizations.  At Girls State the girls learn about government and how it works, in preparation for college and after. 

Our Unit supplied filled backpacks to several elementary schools at the start of the school year.

The Unit is very active for our veterans at McGuire VA Hospital.  We do bingo once or twice a year, we put up 2 Christmas trees in the hospital, wrap gifts at the hospital for the veterans, purchase canteen books, financial donations to Fisher House, also financial donation to the USO at the airport. 

The Auxiliary prepares the meal for the AL/ALA membership meetings.  Organizes socials for the Post, such as Christmas Party and New Year’s Day Luncheon.  Present a special program for the Post for The Four Chaplains.  We support the Department President’s project, the Creative Arts Festival, and the Auxiliary Emergency Fund. 

The Unit distributes poppies in May to fund our VA&R projects.