I am honored and excited to be your incoming President for the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 59. I want to thank Cathy Rigdon for her leadership and mentorship over the past three years and I hope I can continue to add to the many accomplishments she has been able to achieve.
I’m a small town girl, born and raised in Bloomington, Wisconsin. After receiving my nursing degree, I moved to Stoughton to work at the hospital. I called it the “big city” and fell in love with the community immediately. That was in 1987 and at this point in time, I have no plans to leave! I am a single mom. My children Devon, Daniel (Mary), and Shanae (Brandon) Woodward are grown with families of their own. My grandchildren, Anna, Griffin and Link, are the loves of my life.
Larry Johnson first introduced to me to Post 59 several years ago and I have been a volunteer ever since and happy to do so. My grandfather was in the Army and fought in WWII. My uncle was in the Navy and fought in the Korean War. I also have an uncle that was in the Army during peacetime. These men helped foster the respect and appreciation I have for all our service heroes.
While my life’s path has not always been an easy one, I feel I am blessed and therefore, I’m always looking for ways to pay it forward. In addition to serving on the Legion Auxiliary, I am on the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Free Healthcare Clinic. Pre-Covid, I had been an active member of the Stoughton and District Lioness Clubs and the Shillelagh Foundation Board.
I am humbled by your vote of confidence in my leadership abilities and I am looking forward to working more closely with the American Legion, SAL and all members of Post 59. Together we can achieve more!
American Legion Auxiliary President
Post 59, Stoughton, WI