South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary



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President's Blog 

December 15, 2014

The Christmas Gift Shops are over; as are the Christmas Parties.  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers at all of these facilities for all you hard work.  It is so important to our Veterans and I can testify by all the smiles I saw that the Veterans truly do appreciate it.

We had a very productive Executive Meeting on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  Several decisions were made and among them was the appointment of Laurel Stringer as the Temporary Secretary and Regina Whipple as the Temporary Treasurer.  In addition, I am very pleased to announce that our IRS 990 for the 2012-2013 accounting year has been filed!!!  This is the best Christmas Gift that our organization could have possibly received.  It will be sometime before we hear  from the IRS regarding what we owe for penalties and interest but as information becomes available I will keep you posted.

We have submitted an extension for the IRS 990 for the accounting year 2013-2014; that is now due on February 15, 2015.  I am hopeful that this will be completed by this time but it depends on what issues the Auditors encounter.

The December Department mailing went out this last week; it contains a lot of information including the schedule and banquet ticket information for the Midwinter Conference to be held in Watertown at the Best Western Ramkota.  Please be sure that the information contained in the Department mailing is shared with all members of your Unit.

As always, Thank you for everything that you do for our Veterans!!!

In the Spirit of Good Will!!


Click here for link to Mid-Winter Agenda and Events

Click here for link to Mid-Winter Advance Ticket Form for Auxiliary Luncheon, Auxiliary Banquet and Joint Banquet

Click here for location for Mid-Winter

Click here for link to Veterans Relief Drive invitation

Click here for link to Fall District Meeting 2014 PowerPoint Presentation (may show as a downloaded file at the bottom of your screen and you will need to click a second time on that downloaded file to have it show fully on your screen)


2014-2015 Department President Carol Edwards


Theme: "Because of the Brave" 

Flower - Sunflower

Colors: Purple and Yellow

Songs:  Because of the Brave

This Land is Your Land & Servant Song