All new members are urged to familiarize
themselves with the National Bylaws and Ritual,
along with local Post By-Laws that may be
different than the National By-Laws.
Each member is expected to respond to any call
for relief or assistance of any member of the
Auxiliary or any member of the Post who may be
One rap of the gavel means stand or sit at
ATTENTION (straight like a one), two raps means
RISE (on your two feet). And three raps means BE
SEATED (make a three point landing).
As roll call is taken, each officer should rise
as his or her name is called and remain standing
until the roll is complete. Then the President
gives 2 raps of the gavel to seat the officers.
During a meeting, you will always rise and
receive recognition before speaking, should you
wish to address the President, or take part in
You are not to pass between the Altar and the
President, except as the Ritual directs.
When salute is used, Heart Salute shall be used
at all times. Members salute the flag by placing
the palm of the right hand flat over the heart
when the flag passes.
When the flag is displayed, and the National
Anthem is played and / or sung, all present
should face the flag and salute.
PARADE REST: This is a Military Parade Rest,
where the left foot is moved to the side while
bringing the arms to the small of the back.
Clasp the left thumb in the right hand. The head
is bowed slightly during prayer.
PROPER WAY TO RECITE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
(Emphasis is given to the words in capital
letters) I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE to the flag of the
United States of America and to the REPUBLIC for
which it stands, (pause) one nation under GOD
(pause), INDIVISIBLE (pause) with LIBERTY and
JUSTICE FOR ALL.
No smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages
during an Auxiliary meeting.
Membership dues should be paid no later than
December 31st of each year in order to not
jeopardize your possible need for a Cancer Grant
or Cancer Insurance. However, in our
Auxiliary, we encourage all members to pay their
dues early, so that we can take them to the
State Convention in June, and participate in the
Parade of Transmittals, where Auxiliaries
transmit their first dues for the new fiscal