Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter
November 2014

Hello Ladies,

Our November meeting was held on the 12th, with 16 members in attendance.  I
had the privilege to lead the meeting in Marji’s absence.  She had surgery and has
reported she is home and doing well.

Veterans and Family Support Chairman, Kay Lynch, reported that she sent 12 boxes
out to the soldiers.  She reminded us to continue turning in Campbell Soup labels,
which she sends to National Home.

Hospital Chairman, April Killian, reported that she is still accepting money donations
to purchase goods that we’ll be taking to Veterans Hospital April 9 for the annual
bingo night with the veterans.

Camp Trotter Chairman, Lorissa Elinski, reported that she will be announcing the
recipient of the Life Membership to Camp Trotter.

In Diane LaPlante’s absence, Sheila Santure reported Diane’s Cancer Report.  
November is Lung and Pacreatic Cancer awareness month.  November 20 is the
Great American Smoke-Out.

Historian, Dawn Shock, asked that if you have taken pictures at events, please send
copies of those for the scrapbook.

Legislative Chairman, Sheila Santure, reported that there is now a phone number
we can call to find out what legislative issues for veterans are taking place.  1-800-

Americanism/Patriotic Instructor, Mary Joly, asked that anytime we attend a
patriotic event to let her know.

Membership Chairman, Sharon Grodi, reported that there are still some members
that have not paid their yearly dues or cancer dues.  December 10th is the last day
to pay these dues to make them eligible for cancer grants.  At this time we are at
92.68 % in membership.

Scholarships/Youth Services Chairman, Grace Connolly, report the winners of the
Voice of Democracy Essay Contest.  1st place Michael Moss, 2nd place Chrissy
Chapp, 3rd place, Maria Tizedes and honorable mention Eddie Fosnaugh.  

Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest winners, 1st place Walker Willis, 2nd place Ashley Moss,
3rd place Luke LaVanway and honorable mention Elise Hoffman. The first place
winner’s essays have been sent to District for further judging.   First place winners
read their essays at the Mason School District Veterans Day program.  Members of
the post, members of the men’s and ladies auxiliary attended the program.

Also they attended a Veterans Day program at St. Joseph’s School.  Mason’s
Teacher of the Year was announced.  This year Maureen Mazur is being honored.  
St. Joseph’s School teacher, Christine Mercurio , has also been honored.

Members also attended the Luna Pier Veterans Day Parade.
Dates to remember:  District 6 meeting at the Lambertville Post, December 6, 11:30
POW/MIA Program, Noon lunch $7.00, Meeting at 1:00 pm.

Men’s Auxiliary Annual Christmas Party December 6, 7:00 til 12 midnight.    Santa
Comes to Erie, December 13.  We’ll meet at St. Joseph’s parking lot at 11:00,
proceeding to the post for lunch with Santa.  Department of Michigan Winter
Conference, January 21-25, in Lansing.

Our next meeting will be December 10 were we will meet at Erie Restaurant at 5:30
for our annual Christmas Dinner.

Respectfully submitted:  Dawn Shock, Senior Vice.