INDIANAPOLIS — Kathy Dungan, of Wesson, Miss., was elected national vice president of the
American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) during the organization’s 97th National Convention held Aug. 18-24 in Reno, Nev. Dungan will serve the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization as national vice president for a one-year term.
Dungan has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district, department, and national levels. At the national level, she chaired ten committees and served special appointments, including work on the ALA’s 5-Year Centennial Strategic Plan, Future Focus Committee, 100th Anniversary Committee and Succession Planning Committee. Dungan also served as ALA Mississippi Girls State director for three years. She is a member of ALA Drane-Prine Unit 79 in Wesson.
“Madam president, officers, and Auxiliary members: I want to thank each of you for giving me the opportunity serve as your national vice president. I am humbled and very proud to be a member of this great organization,” said Dungan in a speech at the Installation of Officers during the ALA’s National Convention.
After more than 20 years of employment with the Mississippi Supreme Court, she retired as judicial assistant for a Supreme Court judge. She is actively involved in her community in many ways, including as a member of Little Bahala Baptist Church where she volunteered as church treasurer for more than a decade, Youth Sunday School teacher, and as a member of the widows’ ministry committee and planning committee. Kathy’s love for God and Country is the guiding reason for her dedication to make a difference in the lives of veterans, and she steadfastly believes in the ALA’s mission of Service Not Self.
Dungan, a 40-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, is eligible for membership through the service of her father, Wittie Card, who served in the Army in WWII. Kathy and her husband, William, have one son and two grandchildren, all of whom are members of The American Legion Family.
American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military, and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value averaging $2 billion each year. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, ALA volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. To learn more about the ALA’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.
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