At the recent annual Department of Maryland American Legion Auxiliary Convention in Ocean City, Morris Frock American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 received a first-place certificate of merit award for its efforts in education.
It also received second place for best all-around activities.
The first-place award was for the committees that administer its scholarship selections.
Other awards received by Unit 42 included: public relations, first place; poppy program, second place; veterans affairs and rehabilitation, four second-place awards; cancer control, second place; Americanism, two third-place awards; community service, third place.
The awards were in the category for units with 336 members or more.
In addition, Betty DeLauter, veterans affairs and rehabilitation chairwoman, took third place in the Department of Maryland division, logging 197 hours of volunteer service to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., and the Hagerstown Outpatient Clinic during 2011.
Also at the convention, Marilyn Hembrock was installed for a one-year term as Western Maryland District president, which encompasses the 19 Auxiliary Units in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties.
Western Maryland District was named No. 1 out of the seven Maryland Districts and reached a membership goal of 100.2 percent.
All members are encouraged to participate in the unit projects and membership is open to all qualified women who would like to join in the service projects the unit supports. The upcoming year’s theme is “Earth Angels United in Service for God and Country.”