Auxiliary Members, July. 2019
Our Salad Luncheon is the 4th Thursday in July. This year it is July 25 from 11am to 1 pm. At the Church of St Mary’s in their Great Hall. Everyone is welcome. For $8.00 you get salads and bars for dessert. The location is 420 Irving, Alexandria, MN. Remember it is great company and good food.
I was at the State Convention last week. I got the dates for the coming year. They are Fall Conference Sept 13 to Sept 15 in Mahnomen. The Mid-Winter is at the Marriot from Jan 16 to Jan 19, 2020. Next year’s State Convention will be June 3 to June 7, 2020 at the Crown Plaza in Plymouth.
At this year’s State Convention Gladys, Judi and I attended a training on MALTA which is the name they gave to the computer program that handles all membership. The MALTA computer will be done from July 1 to July 8. We will not be able to put annual dues in until after that. Also Life Members cannot be processed until July 8. Last year it took until the first part of August to get it back up, but this year they are better prepared.
Annual members when you come to our salad luncheon if you want to pay your dues for the coming year you can. If you want to become a Life Member she will have the form you need to fill out. The cost of annual dues is still $20. Life members if you want to pay $5 for our Cancer program that we use to give money to our members. The National Program to give Cancer Grants of $500 twice in your VFW Auxiliary life time is included in your dues.
We are very happy to welcome transfers from Miltona VFW Auxiliary. Unfortunately Miltona VFW closed. We also welcomed a new member at our last meeting. Remember if you have qualifying members in your family or friends that would like to join our Auxiliary let me know and invite them to come to our meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month at the VFW Post at 7pm.
The winner of the free life member for our Auxiliary is Julie Kirscht. We draw one winner from the members who have attended our Auxiliary meetings from July to June. All the names are put in a hat and drawn. If you are already a Life Member and are drawn you can choose who will receive a Life Membership.
This year’s theme for Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen are both “What Makes America Great.” Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12. Patriot Pen is 6-8 graders. Both are due by Oct. 31, 2019 at the Post home. You can get the forms and rules by googling VFW 2019-2020 Voice of Democracy or Patriot Pen form. Any questions call me.
Dates to remember are: Our Auxiliary Salad Luncheon will be July 25, 2019 from 11am to 1PM at the Church of St. Mary at 420 Irving St. Alexandria, MN. It is held in the Great Hall. Cost is $8. Everyone is welcome. Fall Conference Sept 13 to Sept 15 in Mahnomen. Mid-Winter at the Marriot Jan 16 to 19, 2020. The State Conference will be June 3 to June 7, 2020 at the Crown Plaza in Plymouth.
To those who have been ill, we wish you a speedy recovery. To those who have lost a loved one, our prayers are with you.
BELIEVE…WE CAN DO IT!
Cecelia Haffner, Aux. Pres: phone 320-491-8527. Address is: 1254 Co Rd 86 SE Alexandria, MN 56308 e-mail is email@example.com. Call, text, e-mail or write me if any questions.