AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141

IN Saint Louis County

POST 397 AUXILIARY


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 OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2017

OFFICERS FOR 2018

PRESIDENT

Marsha Hunter

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

Margie Ross

1ST VICE PRESIDENT Betty Altnether HISTORIAN Betty Jo Kieffer
CHAPLAIN

MARY RECHTIEN

RECORDING SECRETARY Marilyn Fink
CORRES. SECY. Marilyn Fink SGT AT ARMS Lois Schneider
TREASURER

Evelyn Cox

               Executive Committee: Mary Jane Young, Coretta Schroer & Traci Harter

               AUXILIARY WEBSITE ADVISOR:  Marilyn Fink

 

NEWS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY



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  • OCTOBER 2017
  • 5 LEGION MEETING, 7:00PM
  • 6 FISH FRY, (PLEASE HELP US ON THIS)
  • 7 POST INSTALLATION, 6:00PM
  • 9 AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
  • 9 AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
  • 11 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS CEMETERY
  • 11 QUILTING MEETING, NOON
  • 14 BOWLING FOR VETS (CALL POST FOR MORE INFORMATION)
  • 14 STEAK NITE  (CLICK HERE)
  • 20 FISH FRY (PLEASE HELP OUT)
  • 23 SAL/RIDERS MEETINGS, 6 - 7PM
  • 25 QUILTING MEETING, NOON
  • 27 ADULT HALLOWEEN PARTY, 6PM
  • 28 KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY, "TRUNK OR TREAT" 1 - 5PM (CANCELLED)
  • 30 DISTRICT PAST COMMANDERS DINNER, 6PM
  • 31 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING, 7PM
  • NOVEMBER 2017 
  • 2   LEGION MEETING, 7PM
  • 3   FISH FRY, (PLEASE HELP OUT)
  • 8   QUILTING, 9:00AM
  • 11 VETERANS DAY -- ENJOY BREAKFAST AT OUR POST!
  • 11 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS CEMETERY
  • 13 AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
  • 17 FISH FRY, (PLEASE HELP OUT)
  • 22 QUILTING, 9:00AM
  • 26 DECK THE HALL FOR CHRISTMAS, 1:00pm
  • 27 SAL/RIDERS MEETING, 6 - 7 PM
  • 28 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING, 7PM
  • 29 RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, NOON --(click for info)

    NEW CHAIRMEN FOR 2018
     AMERICANISM TRACI HARTER CHILDREN & YOUTH MARGIE ROSS
    CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS MARY JANE YOUNG COMMUNITY SERVICE  EVELYN COX
    EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP LOIS SCHNEIDER GIRLS STATE BETTY ALTHNETHER
    LEGISLATIVE MARILYN POTTER MAJOR EVENTS MARILYN ETZOLD
    MEMBERSHIP BETTY ALTHNETER MARTUARY, SICK AND CHEER MARY RECHTIEN
    PAST PRESIDENTS PARLAY BETTY JO KIEFFER POPPY MARGIE ROSS
    U. S. O. JEAN KIEFFER VA & R MARSHA HUNTER


     

    Obituary for Art Johnson.  Recently passed August 27, 2017


    Obituary for Roy Mueller. Recently passed on August 20,2017.
    Our Miss Poppy for the 2017-2018 year is Amanda King; she was introduced by Poppy Chairman
    Margie Ross. She is the daughter of Niki King and the granddaughter of Vivian Sanders.
    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.

     

    DATES TO REMEMBER:

    Fish Fry Friday November 17th is the last one until January.

    Thursday 23rd Happy Thanksgiving to all

    Sunday 26th 1:00 pm Decorate Hall for the Holidays please come up & help more members we get done faster.

    Monday December 11th Auxiliary Christmas Party Doors open at 6:00 pm

    Dinner at 6:30 pm here at the Post. Cost is $ 15.00 per person must RSVP by Dec. 5th. Mail check to: Marsha Hunter 1737 Legend Lane St Louis MO 63146

    Phone # (314) 997-2703

    Bring an Ornament under $ 5.00 to join in the Christmas Exchange. Also if you would like to donate Childrenís Hats & Gloves they will be given to a childrenís home.

    Childrenís Christmas Party is Saturday December 16th from 1 until 3, Miss Poppy will be here to help Santa hand out gifts.

    Adults Christmas party will also be December 16th Doors open at 6:00pm. Meat will be furnished bring your favorite recipe dish to be shared. (Salad, Vegetable, Fruit, Desert)

    New Years Eve Party December 31st. Doors open at 6:00 pm, Meat will be furnished so bring a dish full of your favorite food to share.

    Sunday January 7th 2018 donít forget we have to take down the holiday decorationís so make yourself available at 1:00pm. The more the merrier and the faster we get done.

    President Marsha Hunter & Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Fink



    Auxiliary meeting
    December 11, 7:30pm  


    New Planter for our yard presented by Juan Castro and Al Katzenberger in honor of Knights of Rizal which is a Phillipine military organization.  Our members here are members of this organization.

    _____________________________________________________

     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.

    10th DISTRICT OFFICERS:
    President Marybeth Roehr and Treasurer Evelyn Cox.

    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!

    President, Coretta Schroer
    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.

    If you meet our eligibility requirements:
    Please click here to print an application.
    Please click here to complete our fillable application.

    Are you under the age of 18? You can join as a Junior member.
    See what is available when you click here.

    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