GRAND FORKS AND NORTH DAKOTA AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Debra Muus, Treumann-Webb-Phelps Unit 6 of Grand Forks, was selected as the Grand Forks American Legion Auxiliary Woman of the Year in May.
Debra has been a member of the Grand Forks American Legion Auxiliary since 1959. She has served as our Unit Secretary, 2nd vice president, 1st vice president, and has been the Unit President since 2009.
She has been our Americanism Chairman for 12 years. Debra attended Girls State in 1970. She now helps each year with registration of Girls Stater’s on Sunday and also attends the Women’s panel on Monday and American Legion night, skit night.
She has attended the VA Hospital and Lisbon Veterans Home Gift Shops in December. She has attended two Creative Arts Festivals at the VA Hospital where the craft projects made by the Veterans are on display.
Debra has helped at American Legion baseball games taking admissions at the gate; she helps with the annual “No Bake” bake sale; she helps with our Poppy Day activities and Memorial Day activities. She is an active member of the Unit Past President’s Parley.
Debra is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She was a school teacher (grades 3-6) for 32 years and as a substitute teacher for 8 years.
Debra was selected as the North Dakota American Legion Auxiliary Member of the Year at the Department on Friday, 22 June 2018. She will be attending the National Convention in August representing North Dakota.
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Grand Forks Legion Auxiliary
As the new decade began in the 1920’s, the American Legion Auxiliary was formed. The Auxiliary began the task of providing dinner on meeting nights that helped the attendance. They always participated in the Veterans Day and Memorial Day programs and prepare the lunch that follows. In addition, the Auxiliary coordinates the Annual Poppy Day Program; present the All American Student Award at Red River and Central High School; assist with the Legion Baseball Program; raises funds to sponsor the Girls State program; and selects and send local students to the International Music Camp.
Roster of Grand Forks American Legion Auxiliary President
1921 Mrs. J. B. Wineman 1922 Mrs. J. B. Wineman
1923 Mrs. W. K. Treumann 1924 Mrs. O. Tudor Owen
1925 Mrs. J. B. Wineman 1926 Mrs. Francis Carter
1927 Mrs. H. L. Glass 1928 Mrs. H. B. Beeson
1929 Mrs. H. A. Pierce 1930 Mrs. R. D. Cole
1931 Mrs. George Hegstrom 1932 Mrs. F. J. Webb
1933 Mrs. Floyd Tucker 1934 Miss Nell Garvick
1935 Miss Nell Garvick 1936 Mrs. C. W. Rardin
1937 Mrs. S. J. Christopherson 1938 Mrs. Floyd Castle
1939 Miss Frances Owens 1940 Miss Frances Owens
1941 Mrs. Margaret Ardies 1941-42 Mrs. Oscar Lunseth
1942-43 Mrs. C. L. Kjerstad 1943-44 G. G. Thorgrimson
1944-45 Mrs. W. B. Arnold 1945-46 Mrs. Earl Capes
1946-47 Mrs. Axel Knutson 1947-48 Mrs. Alf Hulteng
1948-49 Mrs. Blair Flegal 1949-50 Mrs. Florence Campeau
1950-51 Mrs. Avis Knutson 1951-52 Mrs.MercedesKohanowski
1952-53 Mrs. Bernice Fossum 1953-54 Mrs. Marge Kohler
1954-55 Mrs. Agnes Hanson 1955-56 Mrs. Bernice Leo
1956-57 Mrs. Donna Lewis 1957-58 Mrs. Ferne Berg
1958-59 Mrs. Lauretta Haley 1959-60 Miss Isabelle Woods
1960-61 Mrs. Catherine Larson 1961-62 Mrs. Betty Gilbertson
1962-63 Mrs. Sigrid Lien 1963-64 Mrs. Bernice Sabin
1964-65 Mrs. Donna Jenson 1965-66 Mrs. Margaret Lykken
1966-67 Mrs. Rita Phelps 1967-68 Mrs. Vera Young
1968-69 Mrs. Jeanette Kosanda 1969-70 Mrs. Sylvia Bossoletti
1970-71 Mrs. Betty Ulvedal 1971-72 Diane Kraemer
1972-73 Violet Kraemer 1973-74 Ethel Bye
1974-75 Mrs. Helen Lyons 1975-76 Darlene Hall
1976-77 Mrs. Donna Lewis 1977-78 Karen Kosanda
1978-79 Mary Pat Fortier/Diane Lindgren 1979-80 Diane Lindgren/Sylvia Bossoletti
1980-81 Mary Pat Fortier 1981-83 Mrs. Mary Capes
1983-84 Mrs. Mary Conklin 1984-85 Mrs. Karen Braaten
1985-87 Mrs. Marilyn Gunderson 1987-89 Mrs. Bonnie Stiles
1989-90 Mrs. Donna Lewis 1990-91 Ms Suzanne Kime
1991-92 Mrs. Bonnie Stiles 1992-94 Mrs. Joan Smith
1994-95 Mrs. Judy Tolness 1995-96 Mrs. Bonnie Stiles
1996-97 Mrs. Delores Brown 1997-2010 Diane Kraemer
2010-14 Debra Muus