AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141

IN Saint Louis County

POST 397 AUXILIARY
11/10/2020 OUR POST 397 IS CLOSED AGAIN DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2020


TAPS:  Past Commander Eric Lowing has passed from us.  His funeral was at Colliers Funeral Home on Friday, December 27 at 4:00pm.  We are very sorry for our Members, Family & Friends of Eric Lowing.   

  VIEW ALL PHOTOS OF ERIC LOWING HERE 


VIEW OUR LEGION POST397 BY-LAWS (click here) 

VIEW OUR 2020 CALENDAR SCHEDULES HERE(click here)

                                                          VIEW ORATORICAL CONTEST PHOTOS 01-18-20(click here) 

  VIEW CHILI COOKOFF AND SUPERBOWL GAME 2-2-20 (click here)      

VIEW OUR 101th AMERICAN LEGION397 BIRTHDAY PARTY PHOTOS (click here) 


PORK STEAK TUESDAY NOON LUNCH, 11:00AM-2:00PM
TACO TUESDAY EVERY NIGHT, 4:30PM-7:00PM

QUILTING EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS  
WING-DING (CHICKEN WINGS) EVERY THURSDAY 4PM - 7PM


QUEEN OF HEARTS
CURRENT AMOUNT $
2035.50 as of Tuesday 3/3/20
  

 

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NEWSLETTER

Our new year just started, it runs from August 1st 2019 until July 31st 2020. Our dues are $30.00 for Senior Members 18 years and older, Junior dues are $5.00 from birth until 18. Please pay now so by December we are 100%.

Send your dues to Betty Altnether 12235 Winrock Drive Creve Coeur MO 63141-6627 make out check to: ALA Unit 397. Also if you know anyone that would like to join our Unit have them come to a meeting or call Betty at 314-453-0170


Our Officers and Chairman for this year:
PRESIDENT - Marsha Hunter 1ST. VICE PRESIDENT - Betty Altnether
2ND VICE PRESIDENT - none TREASURER - Evelyn Cox
RECORDING & CORRESPONDING SECRETARY - Traci Harter
CHAPLAIN - Mary Rechtien SGT AT ARMS - Betty Jo Kieffer
HISTORIAN - Marilyn Fink
AMERICIANISM - Marilyn Fink CHILDREN & YOUTH - Evelyn Cox
CONSTITUTION & BY LAWS - Mary Jane Young
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Evelyn Cox
EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP - Betty Jo Kieffer
GIRLS STATE - Betty Altnether LEGISLATIVE - Marylin Potter
MAJOR EVENTS - Marilyn Etzold MEMBERSHIP - Betty Altnether
MORTUARY, SICK & CHEER - Mary Rechtien
PAST PRESIDENT PARLEY - Betty Jo Kieffer
POPPY - none POPPY LETTERS - Mary Jane Young
USO - Jean Kieffer VA&R - Marsha Hunter
WAYS & MEANS - ALL MEMBERS.

TACO TUESDAYS - Debbie Pate

Donít forget every Tuesday is Taco night, Taco salad $7.00, Soft, hard & fried shellís 2 for $5.00 & 3 for $6.00 & sticks $1.00

If you can volunteer on a Tuesday evening please call Debbie Pate 314-458-3021 or Marsha Hunter 314-997-2703. They could really use some help.

Donít forget they draw a number at 7:00 pm for the Queen of Hearts, you just might be a winner. Tickets are $1.00 @.

Our Auxiliary meeting is the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm, come and join us.

On the 2nd & 4th Wednesdayís the Quilters are busy at the Post from

9 until noon, they could also use help and no experience is needed. They have given our Military and Veterans over 1,000 Quilts over the past few years. They are beautiful, appreciated & enjoyed. If you have time come and help.

All Members whether active or not please save tabs off cans for Ronald McDonald House. Use your Schnucks E-Script card, it is FREE money for our programs, if you donít have one contact one of the Officers. Also if you do any Community Service keep track of TIME - MILEAGE & COST. Or any Donations. Turn in report to Evelyn Cox. Thank you.

September starts Fish Fry Fridays on the1st. & 3rd. weeks. October 5th is Our Joint Installation at the Post, doors open at 5:30 & Installation at 6pm. Dinner follows after. October 19th Steak night, more information later.

October 31st. Trunk & Treat, more information later. Sunday November 10th Post Social set for 3pm. Saturday November 30th 1pm decorate hall for the Holidays, come up and help, we need help. December 14th Childrenís Christmas party 12 Noon light lunch to be served. December 21st. Adult Christmas party 6pm. More information later.

The above dates are on the calendar & we will be looking for a Member to step forward to chair some of these events.

Any questions contact Marilyn Fink 314-423-0003 or mimimarilyn@att.net.

 

               AUXILIARY WEBSITE ADVISOR:  Marilyn Fink

NOTICE TO AUXILIARY MEMBERS  

At the Auxiliary's February 12th meeting it was voted on and passed to raise the Senior dues from $25.00 to $30.00 per year and the 
Junior dues will stay the same $5.00 per year, due to the fact that Department & National dues are being increased. 
This increase will start in August for the 2018-2019 year.
 

In our By-Laws, Article 5 Section 5, it states that no President can serve more than 2 years consecutively.  It is now changed to read:  A President may serve longer than 2 years consecutively.   Voted on at our Monday,April 8, 2019 meeting and passed unanimously.

Marilyn Fink, Corresponding Secretary



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OUR MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES ARE TENTATIVE AS OF JULY 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
5 POST MEETING, 7:00PM
6  FRIDAY FISH FRY 
9  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
13 FRIDAY FISH FRYS
15 POST SOCIAL
20 FRIDAY FISH FRY
23 SAL & RIDERS MEETING
24 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
26
THANKSGIVING DAY 
27 FRIDAY FISH FRY
22 
DECORATE THE TREE FOR CHRISTMAS, 1PM...  SAL G.I. BREAKFAST MEETING TO FOLLOW.

DECEMBER 2020 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
3 POST MEETING, 7:00PM
4 FRIDAY FISH FRY
11 FRIDAY FISH FRY
12 KIDS CHRISTMAS PART
14  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
18 FRIDAY FISH FRY
19 ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY
22 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
25 CHRISTMAS DAY (NO FISH FRY)
28 SAL & RIDERS MEETING
29 SALON 116 MEETING
31 NEW YEARS EVE 27 FRIDAY FISH FRY
22  PUT UP THE TREE FOR CHRISTMAS

 


    AUXILIARY NEWS

    AUXILIARY MEMBERS: Please pay your dues now Senior $25.00 Juniors $5.00

    Auxiliary Unit 397 would like to be 100% by the end of this year.

    If you know someone that is eligible to be a member invite them to a meeting.

    In January we again will be looking for volunteers for Fish Fry Fridays.

    Donít forget about keeping track of your volunteer hours for Community Service.

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 President Coretta Schroer & Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Fink

10th District Installation, Coretta Schroer will be the President
Salon 116 Installation will be held at Post 397

REMEMBER

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.

 


AUXILIARY PRESIDENT NEWS:
Our new membership Chairman is: Betty Altnether, mail your dues to her at: 12235 Winrock Drive Creve Coeur MO 63141-6627.  Senior dues $20.00 & Junior dues $5.00 314-453-0170
Tenth District Auxiliary will continue to collect "Birthday in the Bag" for our Military at Jefferson Barracks food pantry; this has been a fun project and is much appreciated. For more information contact Tenth District Children & Youth Chairman.

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. 

BE SURE to continue to save Soup Labels & Box Tops for schools and also save Soda & Beer can tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Bring them to a meeting or contact a member and leave them at the Post, marked Auxiliary. Continue to use your Schnucks E-Script card. YOU DONĒT HAVE ONE; contact a member for the information. This is FREE money for our programs. Anyone can help, relatives, friends, ladies & men any one that shops at Schnucks.

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.   Can you sew???? The group that is working on quilts needs people that sew. You can sew at the Legion hall or take material home whichever is convenient for you. Give Mary Jane Young (636-940-9212) or Marilyn Etzold (314-878-6475) a call.

QUILTS: Our Auxiliary Quilters gave out 15 quilts to the Lady Veterans at the St. Louis Veterans home they also served cookies, cupcakes & punch. They also gave a quilt to Art Johnson one of the Veterans from our Post.

POPPY LETTERS: Have been sent out.  Please help us with this program!

POPPY QUEEN:
The Poppy honors the men and women who have served in the US Armed Services.  It is usually celebrated before Memorial Day.  Our Auxiliary provides poppies for the benefit of disabled and needy Veterans.  The money collected is used for medical and educational services.  After WWI, the poppy became the symbol of the tragedy of war and the renewal of life.  Support the Auxiliary Unit 397 poppy fund and wear your poppy proudly.

 

 

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!

1 0th DISTRICT OFFICERS:
President Marybeth Roehr and Treasurer Evelyn Cox.

President, Marsha Hunter
Corresponding Secretary, Marilyn Fink



ITEMS OF LASTING INTEREST

 

AMERICANISM:

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.
 
 
GIRLS STATE
To learn more about the Girls State program go to their web site:
 
LEGISLATION
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.
 
 
 

Eligibility     

  • A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also
    eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.
  • The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother
    of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the
    United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.
  • Step relatives are also eligible.

Eligibility Dates

  • April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 - Aug. 15, 1945 Merchant Marines (only eligibility)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II) June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • Aug. 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 (Grenada/Lebanon)
  • Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today
   

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 President Coretta Schroer & Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Fink

10th District Installation, Coretta Schroer will be the President
Salon 116 Installation will be held at Post 397