Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter
                                             

                                                                                                     March 13, 2014
Hello Ladies,

We met last night with a special surprise.  Out-of-town member Sandra DeMars, Grace
Connolly’s daughter is visiting from Florida.  She enjoyed taking pictures of the snow
we received yesterday.

Paige Stark, joined our membership under the eligibility her father, Past Commander
Chris Stark.   When you see Paige, please welcome her to our wonderful organization.

Diane LaPlante was absent but submitted her Cancer chair bulletin.  March is colorectal
cancer awareness month.  Information flyers were made available.

Marji Terry, Legislative chair, reported that we should pay attention to congressional
bills being presented.  There is currently a bill to reduce veterans’ pensions by 1%.  
Please write to your legislators and give Marji a copy for her notebook.  Sign up for the
Washington Weekly, see Marji for more details.

Grace Connolly had the judging of the Patriotic Art pieces on March 7.  The first place
winner is David Croley.  She had his art matted and forwarded it to the Department
Chairman.  Second place is Amanda Revesz, 3rd Jessica Zydorczyk.  We will celebrate
all the scholarship winners and Teacher of the Year at the Recognition Dinner on April
5.  The cost is $10.00 per person and it is open to the public.  Cupcakes are needed for
dessert.     If you can volunteer that evening, please let Grace or Dawn Shock know.  
Please come out and congratulate our students’ hard work and support our post.

Final plans were discussed for the Card Party to be held on March 15.   The fund
raising committee is planning a “Craft and Vendor Show” in the month of October.  No
date has been set.  More details to follow.  

I received my Life Member card from the VFW National Home for Children.  I feel it is
an honor to have. I was fortunate to visit there and tour the facility.   Thank you for
selecting me!

Please mark your calendars for upcoming events:
April  9   Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7 pm.
  10  VA Hospital in Ann Arbor trip – donations welcome, contact April Killian
  21  Due date for the 4th Quarter Reports to be submitted online
May   3   District 6 meeting in Ann Arbor, Graf-O’Hara Post 423 – contact Dawn
        Shock if you would like a ride
June 4-8  State Convention, Holiday Inn Gateway, Flint

For more info go to the Michigan Department Ladies Auxiliary website:
www.lavfwmi.org

Submitted by:  Sheila Santure, President, Ladies Auxiliary