Club Notes: American Legion Auxiliary


The American Legion Auxiliary will be having a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at the Legion home.

District 6 President Pam Freeman from Cheyenne will be making her official visit to the Unit at this meeting. Freeman is a past Department President and has served the Department of Wyoming in most offices and currently serves in several chairs.

MEMBERS NOTE: Since October is “cookie month” for the Cheyenne’s Veteran’s Hospital for the Saratoga Unit, please have your cookies and/or donations at the Legion home by Oct. 14 so they can be delivered to the hospital when Freeman returns to Cheyenne.

Local Unit reports will be presented at the meeting and refreshments will be served.

Legion members awarded at September meeting

Staff Report

In the American Legion Auxiliary’s Sept. 17 meeting, President Fran Payne-Rogers presented awards from the Department Convention in Cheyenne.

Carrie Craig was presented a certificate of appreciation for outstanding service and her report on veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation and field service. Deb Clark received recognition for her service in the U.S. Navy, and Nellie Wood was recognized for the publicity book she submitted, which earned second place in the Department of Wyoming.

President Rogers was named Unit President of the Year for 2012-13, was appointed as 2014 Department Leadership Chairman and Department Historian. The unit received a goal ribbon for the flag for getting 104 percent membership, and was recognized for its donations, which included $250 to Girls State, $290 to Child Welfare and $1,000 to the 2013 President’s Project.

District 6 President Pam Acosta will make her official visit to Unit 54 Auxiliary Oct. 15 at the regular meeting at the Legion Post Home at 6:30 p.m.

Shareen Johnson, Department President, will make her official visit to our unit at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. A carry-in dinner will take place preceding her address to the unit.

Several projects were discusses for the upcoming year. Members are looking at the Constitution and Bylaws to make changes and updates.

Another project that was discussed is sending care packages to the 133rd Engineer Battalion Army National Guard Unit serving in Bahrain, Iran. They were the National Guard Unit that helped our community during the 2011 flood, so now it is our turn to help them out. We will be gathering items for the this project.

Fran also told us about a leadership course that is being offered online to all American Legion Auxiliary members that are in good standing. She expressed her wishes that the unit elects officials to participate in this cause.

Membership dues for the 2014 year are due and Membership Chair Pat Faust would like to make the first goal by Nov. 11.

October is cookie month. It was not discussed as to whiter we will bake the cookies or send money to have them baked. The cookies go to the Cheyenne VA Hospital. Discussion for this was tabled until the Oct. 15 meeting.


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