The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Delaware will host American Legion Auxiliary Centennial President Nicole Clapp at a 100th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at Cheswold Fire Hall, 371 Main St.

The American Legion Auxiliary was founded Nov. 10, 1919, to support the mission of the American Legion. Following the formation of the American Legion, several existing women’s organizations wanted to become affiliated with the Legion. Instead of joining with a pre-existing group, the Legion decided to build a new organization from the ground up made up of those most closely associated with the Legion. In less than one year, 1,342 local units of the American Legion Auxiliary were formed in 45 states. Today, the ALA has nearly 600,000 members and more than 8,000 units nationwide.

Clapp was elected the centennial president at convention in August. She brings experience in health care management and has made the well-being and mental health of veterans and military the focus of her year as president.

Tickets are $30 per person. Make checks payable to ALA Department of DE and mail to 18545 Gravel Hill Road, Georgetown DE 19947. Cutoff for tickets is Oct. 25, but may close sooner if we reach capacity. Tickets will be available at the event.

Suggested dress for ladies is black and white circa 1919, or semi-formal, and dark suits for men.