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03/24/2016 - by Donna Auyer, Auxiliary President
Happy Spring! Since my last writing we continue to be busy with Auxiliary events. In January Sandy Coglio, Marge Klauer, and I went to Gettysburg for a Mid-winter Conference. We learned of a lot of changes that are going to take place within the Department. After the convention in June we will know more. If anyone is considering upgrading to a Life Member this would be the time to do it as dues will be increasing drastically. At the conference we donated 2 beautiful baskets, one for the Cancer table; the other for the National Home for Children raffle. Despite the blizzard and 30 inches of snow, we had a great weekend. The scenery was gorgeous.
In Feb we made another basket for a Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Phyllis Ball, one of our elite social members, donated a unique, one of a kind ”Timmy Woods” purse that was the focal point of the basket.
We thank you , Phyllis, for supporting us. March came along and I want to thank Sandy Coglio and her committee for filling 50 bags with toiletries and treats which were taken to The Fisher House. Also, a trip to Ronald McDonald House. We donated 100 lbs. of metal tabs which they turn in for money. We understand the full amount they collected this year provided them with $23,000! Also a trip to the VA Hospital in Oakland to deliver bakery goodies to our veterans. All the goodies were homemade!
I will not be repeating the Office of Auxiliary president again. We have 142 members and someone else needs to step up and take a turn. To keep this Auxiliary lively with new ideas, we need new blood. Our election meeting will be Wednesday, 13 Apr. Please attend. If someone would like to run for an office and can’t be there, please send a letter of your interest to me as soon as possible. Just leave you wishes at the Canteen and on the envelope write: ATTN: Donna, Ladies Auxiliary. Thank you!
We are trying to make a new membership roster. We are missing addresses and phone #s. We need your help. If you have new info please share it with us. Either drop a note off at the Canteen and indicate Auxiliary on the envelope or send it directly to the Post. The address is on the front of this newsletter. Again put: ATTN: Auxiliary. Thank you.
Food for thought. Our annual Poppy Drive will soon be upon us. As always, we’ll need your help and support. Please sign up and volunteer.
Donna Auyer, Auxiliary President