Meeting Minutes

HASLEE-DOEBERTSCHMIDT AMERICAN

LEGION AUXILIARY

The meeting of the Auxiliary of the Haslee-Doebert-Schmidt American Legion Unit #261 was called to order by President Leslie Sanzo on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Greenbush Legion Hall.

A prayer was read by Bernie Strong.

A moment of silence was observed for our deceased members.

Nine senior members answered roll call.

The minutes were read and approved.

Treasurer’s report was read and filed for audit.

Our brat fry on Oct. 1 was successful.

Liz Quackenboss reported on the Sunshine Fund. She will order the fruit basket.

We were notified that the cost of the week at Badger Girls State will increase by $25.00.

Motion made by Kay Keyes and seconded by Lorraine Gaffney to reimburse the girls after they return.

We received a “thank you” for our donation to the “Home Town Heroes” fund.

We were informed of the book “The Poppy Lady” to use and inform the fifth grade students at St. John the Baptist, St. John Lutheran and Elkhart Lake. We will purchase one for our presentations of the Poppy story.

A motion was made by Kathy Bardon and seconded by Ratchel Miske to make donations to the Homeless Women Vets Project Fischer House and to the M. Louise Wilson Scholarship Fund. Motion carried.

Motion made by Liz Quackenboss and seconded by Ratchel Miske to pay for the gas for the grill at the brat fry last month.

We discussed the menu for the Veterans Dinner on November 3 and sent out invitations to our Legion and Auxiliary members. We are asking them to RSVP by Nov. 3.

We will check on the price of a new filing cabinet.

Days to Remember:

November 3 — Clean hall – 9 a.m

November 6 — Daylight Saving Time ends.

November 6 — Veterans Pot Luck Dinner – 12 Noon

November 8 — Election Day – Please Vote

November 10 — Next Meeting – 1 p.m.

November 15 — Rocky Knoll Bingo – 9 a.m.

November 24 — Thanksgiving Day

No meetings in December or January.

Next meeting Feb. 9, 2017.

We will continue to save pop-top tabs, aluminum cans, food for the food pantry, coupons from the Sunday paper and the Sunshine Fund.

Motion to adjourn was made by Lorraine Gaffney and seconded by Janet Biskobing.

Door prizes were won by Kay Keyes, Ratchel Miske and Lorraine Gaffney.

A delicious lunch was served by Kathy Bardon.

Respectfully submitted,

Bernie Strong, Secretary

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AMERICAN LEGION

AUXILIARY UNIT 243

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary of Plymouth Unit 243 has been meeting on the first Monday of each month.

The mission statement of the Women’s Auxiliary is as follows: “In the spirit of those who serve The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.”

In the spirit of this mission statement Unit 243 has helped to support veterans and their families in the following ways: members made and donated Christmas cards to veterans at the VA in Milwaukee and area nursing homes, collected store food coupons for soldiers, donated baby items for New Hope Pregnancy Center, donated items to Camp Hometown Heroes, decorated Auxiliary members’ graves with poppies on Memorial Day, played Bingo with veterans at Rocky Knoll, and donated books for soldiers deployed overseas. Members also help the Camo Quilt Project in Plymouth as well as Quilts of Valor. Unit 243 has also donated money to the Wounded Warrior Project, the Honor Flight, the Plymouth Police Canine Fund, to purchase gift cards for Sheboygan Area veterans residing in nursing homes and donated money to the Fischer House in Milwaukee (Providing a “home away from home” for military and veterans’ families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee).

The Women’s Auxiliary also selects Badger State Girls, helps to promote Americanism, promotes the Poppy Contest and Patriotic Essay Contest for area youth and purchases pocket flags for soldiers deployed overseas. Members of Women’s Auxiliary have served thousands of volunteer hours to help veterans, today’s military and their families.

The Women’s Auxiliary would like to welcome any one who would like to join the Auxiliary Unit 243. Please help our veterans and their families by joining the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. You can help with the various activities that raise money veteran service organizations, or the various service activities throughout the year. You decide how much time you would like to volunteer or you can simply help with a monetary donation.

Please consider joining the American Legion Auxiliary to support our veterans and their families. Besides helping veterans the Auxiliary also provides benefits for its members including: member discounts and savings through our member benefit providers are offered especially to you as an ALA member.

There are also special membersonly savings on: dental discount plans, vision discount plans, prescription pharmacy savings, insurance (including term life, whole life, universal life, accidental, longterm care, Medicare supplement, and more), rental car discounts, moving discounts and real estate needs, gamily hearing plans, pet insurance, American Legion Auxiliary , and a free subscription to the quarterly Auxiliary magazine.

Anyone interested in joining the American Legion may contact the Auxiliary Membership Chair Cindy Faller at 920-892-7699. More information is available on the legion’s website- www.wilegionpost243.org.

The Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Post is located at 40 Stafford St. in Plymouth.

The Women’s Auxiliary would also like to remind people that Veteran’s Day is Nov. 11. Veteran’s Day, also known as Armistice Day, was when a temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany began on the 11th hour of the 11 day of the 11th month in 1918. “The Great War” officially ended with the treaty of Versailles which was signed in Versailles, France. June 28, 1918.

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.

On this Veteran’s Day please take a moment to remember those who fought for America and our freedom. Many veterans paid the ultimate price as they served in our nation’s military. Take time out to thank or help a veteran this Veteran’s Day.

Once again please consider joining the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary to help those who have served in this nation’s military and take part in special member benefits for you. Please join us at an upcoming meeting and meet some wonderful people. The next Auxiliary meeting is Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Plymouth.

Respectfully submitted by

Kathy Doebert, Americanism

Chairperson

The Ladewig-Zinkgraf American Legion Unit 243, 40 Stafford

St., Plymouth.


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