Tammy Ryberg of Bowbells was recently elected as President of The Department of North Dakota American Legion Auxiliary.She
was installed at a formal ceremony at the state American Legion and Auxiliary convention in Grand Forks, June 25-27.
...To be nominated for the presidency, Ryberg was required to be district president and hold at least four department chairmanships before serving as vice president.After that series, she served as president elect and now is president.
"I felt honored that other women in the organization nominated me for this honor," state Ryberg
."It means a lot to me that they felt I was worthy enough to be nominated."Ryberg has been a member of the Bowbells Unit of American Legion Auxiliary for 34 years.She
has been active in all levels of the local unit as well as the District.She
has held every chairmanship and office within her
local unit.She was vice president/secretary for District 6 for two years as well as president for two years.
"Auxiliary has always been a part of my life," commented Ryberg
."It's the largest patriotic organization in the world and I am proud to be part of it."Ryberg's new duties as president will keep her
will try and visit all units throughout the state during her
term as well as schools, midwinter conference and state convention.She
has already attended a concert at the International Music Camp on July 3 where she
spoke about cooperation between the music camp and American Legion Auxiliary
will be attending the national convention in Nashville this month.There she
will attend several meetings on behalf of North Dakota.The president is required to have a project that is important to them and work to help fund some type of organization.Ryberg
has chosen to sell pins designed by her
.The proceeds will go to three V.A. outreach clinics in North Dakota.She
also needs a theme and a symbol.Her
symbol is the bee and the theme during her
term is believe."You can't accomplish anything unless you believe in what you are doing," said Ryberg