AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

of Creve Coeur, Missouri, 63141

IN Saint Louis County

POST 397 AUXILIARY

JULY & AUGUST 2019


VIEW OUR 2019 CALENDAR SCHEDULES HERE(click here)

KAUFMAN FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT AUGUST 29, 2019 (click here for info)

       VIEW OUR AUXILIARY TRIVIA NITE PHOTOS MAY 11, 2019 

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

QUILTING EVERY WEDNESDAY 9AM TILL NOON!  
WING-DING (CHICKEN WINGS) EVERY THURSDAY 4PM - 7PM
KAUFMAN FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT AUGUST 29, 2019 (click here for info) 
FARMERS MARKET AT THE POST(click here for poster)
FISHER NITE FUND RAISER - Looks like a lot of Fun (Click here)  
FISHER EVERYONE WINS RAFFLE - Check it out(click here)


QUEEN OF HEARTS EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM 
CURRENT DRAWING AMOUNT OVER
$4053 AS OF TUESDAY, 7/23/19
ONLY 30 CARDS LEFT IN THE DECK.   MORE CHANCES TO WIN!
GO TO THE POST FOR NEXT DRAWING AND TAKE A CHANCE! 
IT MIGHT JUST BE YOU TO WIN.

CLICK HERE FOR AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

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



CLICK HERE FOR LEGION AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

JULY 2019  
4  INDEPENDENCE DAY (POST OPEN,  POST MEETING CANCELLED)  (click here!)
5   NO FISH FRY!

6  FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON
8   AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:00PM
10  KAUFMAN FUND GOLF MEETING 5-7PM 

13  FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON
20  FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON
20  NEW CLOTHES FOR VETS, VFW POST 3944, 10817 MIDLAND BLVD, 10AM TO 2PM 
22 RIDERS AND SAL MEETINGS
23 HOUSE COMMITTEE

27 FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON

AUGUST 2019
1   LEGION MEETING, 7:30PM

3   FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON
5   KAUFMAN FUND GOLF MEETING 5-7PM 
14 CALENDAR MEETING
10 FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON
12  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:00PM
14  QUILTING
17 FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON
20 KAUFMAN FUND GOLF MEETING 5-7PM 
24 FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON
26  RIDERS AND SAL MEETINGS
27  HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
28  QUILTING
29 KAUFMAN FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT (click here for info)
31 FARMERS MARKET, 8:30AM UNTIL NOON



QUEEN OF HEARTS EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
VIEW PHOTOS BELOW

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)


    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


    QUEEN OF HEARTS PHOTOS OF 2-19-19 (CLICK FOR EXPANDED VIEW)

    RICK MCGEE EXPLAINING RULES
    CDR ERIC LOWING STARTING THE DRAWING
    SHOWING OF FIRST CARD THAT WAS DRAWN


    Our Miss Poppy for the 201
    8-2019 year is KAIYA RYAN.
    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.

    _____________________________________________________

     

    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