Refreshed national website features robust content, plus intuitive portal just for ALA members

Posted On: Monday, 04 January 2021
redesigned website

Refreshing your wardrobe or home d├ęcor every now and then can be a great thing. The same is true for websites.

The American Legion Auxiliary’s national website was recently refreshed and is still stocked with the same content. Even the address is the same: www.ALAforVeterans.org. Our site continues to illustrate how ALA members help and honor veterans, military, and their families; promote patriotism; mentor youth; and encourage good citizenship.

“Getting a website refresh is like changing your outfit — you’re still the same person underneath. Our site looks sharp and modern, and it has the same information that was available there before,” said Stephanie Abisi, director of Operations Management at ALA National Headquarters. Abisi spearheaded the website refresh effort, working alongside ALA National Headquarters’ Webmaster Travis Perkins.

The refreshed site continues to offer important information and resources for Auxiliary members at any stage of their ALA experience, whether they are senior or Junior members, Abisi said. 

Need the Unit Guide Book? Membership application forms? Information about starting a Troop Care Package Program? You’ll still find all of that, and more, on the national site.

“We really took the time to think through how our members engage with the website content, and how the public engages with it. The site is designed so that someone unfamiliar with the American Legion Auxiliary can look at it and easily see what we do and what we’re all about,” Abisi added.

MyAuxiliary member portal
“Developed with ALA members in mind, the MyAuxiliary portal on our refreshed site is a go-to location for members-only content — forms, national committee information and documents, policies and procedures, training information, how-to resources, and downloadable recruitment tools,” Perkins said.

Using MyAuxiliary, members can now …

Access the following information about themselves:

  • The unit they belong to
  • Member ID number
  • Join date
  • Their membership category, such as Paid Up For Life (PUFL), State Life Member, Honorary Life Member
  • When their membership expires
  • Whether they are due for renewal
  • Their prior years’ dues paid
  • Their donation history
Take the following actions that were not previously possible:
  • Pay dues for the current year and the previous year 
  • Print a current year membership card
  • Print membership cards from previous years
  • Update contact information
  • Add additional addresses
  • Opt out of national and department (state) publications and mailings 
Take time to check out our refreshed national website. And don’t forget to access your MyAuxiliary member portal account. While you’re online, plan a visit to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation site, which also received a refresh to make giving to the ALA easier and faster. 

ALA Mission
Statement

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.