|Ladies Auxiliary Newsletter
August 15, 2013
This summer is flying by so fast that I hope you have time to stop and smell the
roses. I know everyone has been very busy so please take time to enjoy your life.
I have some news to spread from the meeting:
Marji Terry reminded us to please encourage any veteran to register with the
Department of Veterans Affairs. They can find out from the Department if they are
eligible for any benefits or compensations. Contact your legislators about voting.
Also, if you are receiving any publication re: vets, such as Checkpoint, Action
Corporation, VFW weekly, please let her know.
Kay Lynch is working to promote education on veterans. Brochures are available in
the Kennedy Room. She is collecting Campbell Soup labels for National Home for
Children. Another care package was mailed to Conrad Sheley. A vacation bible
school class gave us a check to help Support Our Troops.
April Killian thanked everyone for donating body wash and shampoo. Collecting for
September’s meeting: 3 oz. lotion and puzzle books. (for the VA Hospital trip
Diane LaPlante reported August is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and distributed
flyers. She is collecting Christmas and patriotic items for the Fall Conference Cancer
Booth. She is working on the “777 Project”. In 7 days she will make 7 calls and
request $7. Funds will be sent for Cancer Aid and Research.
Sharon Grodi reminded every Life member to pay their cancer dues of $3.75. She
stated August is member recruitment month.
A few members came to our meeting we haven’t seen for a while with bags of
donations. Thank you ladies!!!!
I would like to send out Get Well wishes to the 2 ladies that came to our meeting
with injuries, soft casts and wrapped. Also to any of our members, including post
and men’s auxiliary, going through an illness, surgery and recovery periods. Get
Many thanks to Grace and Virginia for the food we enjoyed after the meeting.
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Aug. 16 Drawing for three (3) $300 scholarships
Aug. 23 Card Party, 6 pm., volunteers needed, side dishes
Aug. 26 Blood Drive noon-6 p.m., volunteers needed, side dishes
Sept. 10 Secretary/Treasurer/Trustee training
Sept. 11 Next meeting, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 District 6 meeting, Monroe Post #1138
Sept. 22 1st Annual VFW 3925 Car Show, $5, 9-3, volunteers needed & door
Oct. 3-5 Fall Conference, Shanty Creek, Bellaire, MI
Oct. 27 Bus trip to casino (not confirmed yet, but pencil in!)
Serving from the Heart for our Veterans
Sheila Santure, President, Ladies Auxiliary