—8/31/16—INDIANAPOLIS — Diane Duscheck, of Markesan, Wisc., was elected national vice president of the
American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) during the organization’s 96th National Convention in Cincinnati,
held Aug. 26-Sept 1. Duscheck will serve the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization as national vice president for a one-year term.
Duscheck has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district, and department levels. At the national level, she chaired many committees and served special appointments, including work on the ALA’s 5-Year Centennial Strategic Plan. She is a member of Abendroth-Connolly Unit 282 in Markesan.
“As ALA members, in the spirit of Service Not Self, one of our greatest pleasures comes from helping others,” Duscheck said. “I am looking forward to enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, and also making our communities better places to live, as national vice president of the American Legion Auxiliary.”
Duscheck has been actively involved in non-profit work for most of her life. She worked at Easter Seals Society of Wisconsin for more than 10 years, where she was responsible for the personal care of physically handicapped campers and was also a cook, and still volunteers for fundraisers and special events. As part of her professional career, Duscheck taught seventh and eighth grade science for 34 years at St. Eugene Catholic School and Maple Dale Grade School, respectively, retiring from the latter in June 2014. Duscheck earned both her Bachelor of Science in P.E. with Pre-Physical Therapy Option and a Secondary Teaching Certification in Science from Montana State University, and earned her Master of Science in Education from Viterbo University. She holds a Department of Public Instruction Licensure in computer science, science (all), and health. In addition to the American Legion Auxiliary, Duscheck is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Montana State University Alumni Association, and Friends of the Domes.
Duscheck, an ALA member for 55 years, is eligible for membership through her father Roland Duscheck, a WWII Army veteran, who was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.
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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