The Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter (LE) are the auxiliary arm of WMA and was established in 1972 at the 7th Biennial Convention that took place in Honolulu, Hawaii. At that time, charter membership was comprised of 20 all-male representatives. Two years later (1974), women were invited to join as members. Referred to as LEGGS, their sole purpose is to support the WMA.
The mission of Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter is to assist members of WMA in the performance of their official duties, and in so doing, earn the privilege to wear the Green Garter and is a symbol of achievement.
The Loyal Escorts collaborate with WMA to enhance the opportunities to reach the national goals of the organization. Their support includes working with WMA members on charitable chapter activities and within their communities. LE contribute to annual scholarship funds that support educational efforts and members sponsor and present chapter awards at the convention.
Some of the programs conducted include:
Veterans Emergency Funds Grant
Care Packages for Active-Duty military deployed overseas
Support of Local (Nationwide) VA medical facilities
Support of Military Families
Veteran Job Fairs
WMA ANNUAL CONVENTION ACTIVITIES
The LE meet in conjunction with the WMA National Convention. Members attending the convention register as ‘Loyal Escorts of the Green Garter Delegates,’ which allows them to participate in the general meetings at which all society business is transacted.
LOYAL ESCORTS OF THE GREEN GARTER MEMBERSHIP
Applicants must be sponsored by a WMA member to become a member of LE. Membership is for two year and Lifetime membership is limited to those whose sponsor is also a life member of WMA and is pro-rated by age. Learn about Loyal Escorts membership.