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NEWS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
GET WELL WISHES: Get Well Wishes go out to Debbie Pate who is recuperating from a broken ankle.
ARTHUR JOHNSON Just a note to let you know that I found out that Arthur Johnson is back at the St. Louis Veterans Home Room A 102. He would like to hear from you. Please keep him in your prayers!
THANKS to the Quilters for all of their donations over the years. Dates for quilters in June are 8th and 22nd.
As we start this new year let us as a Family Communicate and Work together for God and Country. May God Bless 397 and help us to accomplish all good things.Auxiliary meeting MAY 8TH at 7:30pm.
Our Auxiliary Programs
Children & Youth, the next party is the Easter Egg Hunt; Children up to 12 years of age can participate. Members donít forget to bring filled wrapped candy in Easter eggs to our next meeting.
Quilting is Wednesdays
Anyone interested in helping with Friday night Fish Fry at the post please contact Marilyn Fink 314-423-0003
President Coretta Schroer & Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Fink
Membership: If you havenít paid your dues, please do it now for the August 2016-July 2017 year. Senior dues $ 25.00 & Junior dues $5.00. Mail to Betty Altnether 12235 Winrock Drive Creve Coeur MO 63141-6627. If you know someone that would be interested in joining please contact Betty at 314-453-0170
Again please continue to save the box tops and soup labels for Education, also the beer and soda tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Use your E-script card at Schnucks; this is free money for our programs.
Thanks to everyone that helped during Lent on Fridays with working and baking it was very much appreciated, also a big THANKS to all those that donated to our special bake sale, it was a huge success all donationís went into the poppy fund to help our veterans and military. Thanks again.
CHAIRMEN FOR 2016-17
|AMERICANISM||Joan Althaus||CHILDREN & YOUTH||Margie Ross|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE||Evelyn Cox||CONST. & BY-LAWS||Mary Jane Young|
|ED. & SCHOLARSHIP||Lois Schneider||GIRLS STATE||Betty Altnether|
|LEGISLATION||Marylin Potter||MAJOR EVENTS||Betty Jo Kieffer|
|MEMBERSHIP||Betty Altnether||MORTUARY & SICK||Mary Jane Young|
|MUSIC||All Members||USO||Jean Kieffer|
|PAST PRESIDENT PARLEY||Mary Jane Young||POPPY||Marsha Hunter|
|V A & R||Marsha Hunter||WAYS & MEANS||Dorothy Busch & All Members|
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2016
DELEGATES FOR 2016
CHAIRMAN: Betty Jo Kieffer
10th DISTRICT OFFICERS: PRESIDENT,Marybeth Roehr; TREASURER, Evelyn Cox.
This summer continue to save the Box labels for Education and use your E-Script card for Schnucks and the tabs for Ronald McDonald House. SAVE - SAVE - SAVEÖ.
Donít forget Auxiliary members if you do any community service projects keep track of your time, mileage & cost (donation) and turn it in so we can get credit.
QUILTERS: Wednesdays every month from 9 to noon. Our ladies have made over 1,000 quilts for our veterans at JB Hospital and Veterans Home. Our quilters continue to make beautiful quilts to share with our veterans who always show gratitude for this warm gift. MILITARY MAIL: In the future we will be sending out packages and will need everyone's help in getting the many items needed. If you have a family member or friend overseas, please call and give me their name and address so I can get things rolling. Thanks, Marilyn Edzel 314-878-6475. WAYS & MEANS: Continue to use the Schnuck's Script Cards. It is free money to be used for our programs. VA&R: Some of our members volunteer at J.B. Hospital. If you are able or interested in helping, contact Evelyn Cox. We can always use extra help.
POPPY LETTERS: Have been sent out. Please help us with this program!
VA REPRESENTATIVE DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI:
Betty Jo Kiefer is retiring after 30 years as the VA Representative for the Department of Missouri. Special thanks goes out to for her for dedication and caring for our Veterans. The new VA Representative for the Department of Missouri is Evelyn Cox. Congratulations!
Corresponding Secretary, Marilyn Fink
ITEMS OF LASTING INTEREST
In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the Anti-American sentiment and negativity,
we should remember England's Prime Minister Tony Blair's words during a recent interview.
When asked by one of his parliament members why he believes so much in America he said:
A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in...and how many
want out. Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you.
1.Jesus Christ ††† 2 The American G. I.
One died for your soul, the other died for your freedom.
To learn more about the Girls State program go to their web site:
Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations and other information
will be coming out soon and also how to get future details.
U. S. O.
The St. Louis U. S. O. is situated at Lambert Field and is perceived as a Home away
from Home for our Military. There is no cost to our troops. All items for their comfort
and enjoyment are donated. Donations of Money, used Mystery paperbacks & Readers Digest, Individual packaged Snacks, Juices & Fresh Fruits are welcome.
Are you under the age of 18? You can join as a Junior member.