Auxiliary News Letter for July, Aug., Sept. 2018
Dear Ladies of the Auxiliary,
This has been a busy spring for the Auxiliary and the summer months are also gearing up. I can’t believe that we are in the last week of June as I am writing this. We did have a successful day driving to the Eagles Healing Nest in Sauk Centre MN. I am amazed at the work that is being done there on behalf of our Veterans. I would encourage you to go to their website; www. EaglesHealingNest.Org , and check them out.
August 4th the American Legion is celebrating Riverboat Days. The Auxiliary will be having a bake sale and selling walking tacos. We need your HELP! Marilyn Lindenfelser is Chairman of the Bake sale and Mary Henke is Chairman for the Walking Tacos. Linda Bakken has offered to call for the bake sale.
Many of you already know that our Auxiliary Unit is in trouble. We have no officers for this upcoming year except for our Treasurer, Roberta Elvecrog, Bonnie Mickelson as Sgt At Arms, and myself Sandi DeLoach, Membership Chairman. The following offices are currently vacant: President, 1st Vice, 2nd Vice, Secretary , and several of the Chairmanships as our Funeral Chairman is also resigning . Mary Henke will help whoever will take on this very important position, being the liaison between the funeral home, and the post to coordinate the funeral lunches. If you can help in this area, please contact Mary for more information.
I have held the office of President for 4 years and cannot continue in that capacity. We have tried moving our meetings to the 2nd Wednesday at 10:00 in the morning and at our June meeting (which was my last official meeting) Christine Bailey stepped up to moderate our July meeting. August is yet to be decided. It will be dependent upon YOU to determine which way this Unit will proceed. In September we will have to make a determination whether to return to Thursday Night or continue to have a daytime meeting. You, Ladies are the only ones that can make that determination. If the change is a permanent one, the bylaws will have to be updated accordingly. Ladies, we need you to become involved with our meetings if this Auxiliary is going to exist. It really breaks my heart to see this happening but I alone am powerless to stop it. Only with your involvement we can continue to do the work helping our Veterans and their families. I have enjoyed representing you and thank you for your many kindnesses.
This is a notice that our dues are being raised at National which affects all of us. At this time, Unit 86 will be raising our unit dues to $30.00 for Seniors and $5.00 for Juniors starting in 2019. We have tried to keep the Juniors as low as possible because we know that many of the parents and grandparents pay for the Juniors, and they are our future. This might be a good time for some of you to consider a “paid up for life” membership. If this is something that you might be interested in, please contact me, and I can give you an accurate onetime fee. Please keep in mind that your dues need to be up to date.
I am keeping the information for the National Website in our newsletter, there is a lot of current information available to you as members. Check out the National website: www.alaforveterans , and Minnesota’s at www.mnala.org My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. The web site for the Aitkin Lee Post 86 is: aitkinlegion86.org. Please share this information.
Membership: Sandi DeLoach
Please check your dues card. Have you moved? Please make sure that I have your current address and email if it applies to you. Please welcome to our newest member, Terri Mathis.
Taps: None at this time. Stay healthy everyone!