AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141

IN Saint Louis County

POST 397 AUXILIARY


VIEW OUR 2019 CALENDAR SCHEDULES HERE(click here)

VIEW LEGION 100TH BIRTHDAY POSTER HERE 

VIEW OUR G.I. JOE BREAKFAST PHOTOS HERE 

 



CARDINAL HALF-PRICE TICKETS FOR POW-MIA REMEMBRANCE DAY! (CHECK INFO HERE)


CLICK HERE FOR AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


 JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019

OFFICERS FOR 2019

PRESIDENT

Marsha Hunter

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

None

1ST VICE PRESIDENT Betty Altnether HISTORIAN Betty Jo Kieffer
CHAPLAIN

MARY REICHTIEN

RECORDING SECRETARY

Traci Harter

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

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.

Marilyn Fink, Recording Secretary



CLICK HERE FOR LEGION AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

 

FEBRUARY 2019
7   LEGION MEETING, 7:00PM
9   G. I. JOE BREAKFAST, 8AM - NOON
11 AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:00PM
13  QUILTING

19  QUEEN OF HEARTS RAFFLE KICKOFF  6:00PM.  COME EARLY TO BUY TICKETS.
25 SAL & RIDERS MEETING, 6-7PM
26 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING, 7:00PM
27 QUILTING

MARCH 2019 16
6   LENT STARTS
7   LEGION MEETING, 7:00PM
8   FISH FRY STARTS FOR LENT
11  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
15  FISH FRY
 
16  ST PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION
20  QUILTING
22  FISH FRY
25  RIDERS AND SAL MEETINGS, 6 AND 7 PM
26  HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
27  QUILTING

 

WING NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY!

QUILTING EVERY WEDNESDAY 9AM TILL NOON!

FISH FRIES STARTING EVERY FRIDAY WITH ASH WEDNESDAY (3-6) AND ENDING ON GOOD FRIDAY (4-19)

ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION ON MARCH16 WITH CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER
 


    NEW CHAIRMEN FOR 2019
     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


     

    Marilyn Fink
    Rec./Corr. Secy.


    President Marsha Hunter & Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Fink
    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.


    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.

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    REMEMBER

    Betty Altnether 12235 Winrock Drive Creve Coeur MO 63141-6627. If you know someone that would be interested in joining our Auxiliary  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.


    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.

    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, 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.

    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