Fred Hancock Auxiliary Unit No. 19

In November, Unit members attended both the District meeting and Isabel Scheid’s Thanksgiving Feast to honor “Solid Ground” veterans living at Sandpoint held at Bothell Post 127. Special thanks to Esther Maas, Elva Schulz, Evelyn Lundstrom-Weiss, Erika Tiede and Rhonda Jarvis for clearing our worktable in the Auxiliary Room for future Sew & Chat projects by boxing up leftover Holiday Bazaar items to send to the Goodwill. Also, a huge thank you to Bruce Welder, who on a moment’s notice, helped us haul away the stuff! (We sincerely thank all of you for your donations contributing to the success of this year’s Garage Sale and Holiday Bazaar. Due to limited space, please hold any future donations until needed.) Also thanks to Elva Schulz, Children and Youth Chairman, for coordinating the special gift wrap Sew & Chat in December for the residents at Fircrest in Shoreline. Elva, Esther, Erika and Rhonda worked their magic to create some beautifully wrapped gifts. Thank you to Foresters Financial for the grant that Elva received to provide 48 pairs of sweats to District 11’s “Sweats for Vets” program. An additional rebate from the grant was donated to our Unit to provide linens and kitchen wares. The Post/Unit Holiday Potluck Party and White Elephant gift exchange was a wonderful success. Post/Unit members, family and friends came together for a lively evening of holiday cheer! Thanks to Bruce Welder, Post Commander, and Fred DeBerry, Post Webmaster, for opening the potluck and offering a prayer for the delicious banquet of food. Thanks also to Rhonda Jarvis for hosting the White Elephant gift exchange. The Unit plans to continue making veteran comfort items at our monthly Sew & Chats, accompanying Post members to the Seattle VA for Bingo Night, and hosting the District Meeting in February. We also look forward to promoting and sponsoring 11th grade girl “citizens” from the local high schools to the 2018 Evergreen Girls State held at Eastern Washington University (EWU) in June. Scholarship funding has been made possible from the following Renton service clubs and organizations:
Central Puget Sound Carpenters Union Local #30, Fairwood Lions and Soroptimists International of Renton. New members are always welcome. Come, join us!
We wish everyone a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year.
“Service not self.”
Sincerely, Diana Hagen, Auxiliary Unit #19 President


Our Purpose


In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:

  • To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families
  • To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion
  • To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship
  • To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy
  • To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government
  • To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities
  • To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self

It's time to renew your membership dues.
 Has your address changed?  Contact Esther Maas (425-255-7108) to update your address or pay your dues.
 We invite new members to join us!  We encourage your family members and friends to become involved in a great, rewarding experience – helping VETERANS and their families.   


COME JOIN US for Sew and Chat


We need your company/help in these projects for our veterans in the VA Hospitals.  We sew and tie lap robes, make ditty bags, stuff neck pillows, make wheel chair bags, wrap gifts and other things for the VA Hospital patients.  It doesn't requre much talent or experience - just come and enjoy.  We laugh and discuss the problems of the world.  Men are welcome to come join us.


Only a FEW hours are needed and so MUCH can be accomplished!