|Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter
July 11, 2013 Newsletter
It was nice to see some familiar faces again; Vi, Gail, and Mary came to our meeting
last night. We had fun and I feel we accomplished a great deal.
Kay Lynch, Veterans & Family Support, thanked everyone for the dish towels for
Piquette Square. She collected a tote-full! She is now collecting more items for the
Stand-Down for Michigan Veterans. Socks, towels, t-shirts and much more are
needed by July 19. Please give her a call for more information.
April Killian sent an article to the Hospital Veteran’s Writing Project and also made a
donation on behalf of the VFW Post #3925. Anyone who visits a nursing home or
hospital could turn your date of visit, miles, hrs., dollars spent, etc. into April. She is
collecting deodorant (non-alcoholic) and nail clippers at the August meeting to be
included in the boxes for the VA hospital trip.
Diane LaPlante will be sending $100 for the “no-bake” bake sale for Cancer Aid &
Research. That is amazing! Please see her to purchase a cancer pin. They are really
cool this year, a pair of combat boots with dog tags.
Marji Terry stated we are eligible for an award and a $10 check for reporting
everything we accomplish talking/writing to our legislators. Help a vet get
registered with the VA.
Grace Connolly reported the (Michigan) Jankowski Scholarship is available to all
members and their children enrolled in a college. Please see her for the application.
The $300 post and auxiliaries’ scholarship drawing will be held in the Kennedy Room
on Fri., Aug. 16 at 8:00 p.m. sharp. Please turn all applications in the KR special box.
All our chairperson’s need us to help them complete their quarterly reports. Please
forward all that you do, keep a running list on your counter-top of everything you do
for a veteran/family/patriotic. Turn the lists in at the meetings or email/mail them
I’ve heard so many comments regarding the blue ties, that we will be ordering new
scarves for our uniform. They are red, white, and blue with stars and stripes. The
cost will be $5.50. See Dawn to get yours. The white polo shirt or white blouse,
navy blue slacks, red jacket/sweater (if needed) is still the same.
As part of our fund-raising efforts, we are going to sponsor a Card Party along with
the post and men’s aux. It will be held Aug. 23, 6 pm., at the post. 50 Door prizes
are needed, and volunteers. Please let Grace or Gail Merce know if you can help
and attend the planning meeting.
Our post is hosting a Car Show on Sept. 22. If you can help out by donating items for
their grab bags (car wash, wax, window and tire cleaner, chamois), pass items to
me or Bob LaPointe. Also, tell your friends with cool cars to come out to the show!!
Ladies, many thanks for all your hard work.
Sheila Santure, Ladies Auxiliary President