American Legion Auxiliary
Biography of Department President
Debbie is a 33 year member of Lee Unit 1794, a past unit president, and life member. Debbie remains very active in her Unit, presently serving as Secretary. Debbie continues volunteer for various unit functions.
Debbie has chaired many committees on the county level and county offices, and is currently serving as Constitution & Bylaws. Debbie received department awards as the County Chairman of Leadership, Empire Girls State, Membership and V. A. & R.. Debbie served as 5th District President, District Membership Chairman, Sgt. at Arms, and served as a District representative at Department Conventions and member of two Department Convention Committees.
On the Department level Debbie served on Junior Activities, Executive Board, Public Relation, National Security, Children & Youth and VA&R and currently the Membership Chairman. Debbie is a graduate of the National American Legion Extension Institute and National American Auxiliary Leadership Correspondence Course. She was the Public Relations Instructor and an Alumni of the American Legion Auxiliary College. Debbie is a Chapeau Passe’ of the Oneida County Salon #31.
On a personal level Debbie received her eligibility through her brother, a Viet Nam and U.S. Army Veteran Philip Racquet. She has three sisters and five brothers which her brothers are all Viet Nam Veterans. Her deceased father Phillip E Racquet, was a WWII Army Veteran of the European Theater. Debbie’s son is Retired Tech. Sgt. Robert Kryczkowski, Jr. of the United States Air Force. Debbie has five grandsons, Kevin, Nathan, Zachary, Rylan and Christian. She is a volunteer with the Hemlocks at Rome Hospital, Rome Rotary Club, as a Board of Director. Debbie recently retired from M & T Bank to devote her time to her family and her American Legion Family.