South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary



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President's Blog 


July, 2015
I am so honored to be the 2015-2016 South Dakota American 
Legion Auxiliary.  
My theme is “Joining Together for Our Veterans”. My pin is four 
puzzle pieces joined together to represent the Auxiliary, 
Legion, SAL’s, and Riders.  In the center is an eagle 
representing our veterans. 
My flower is the Peace Rose in honor of my grandfather, father, 
and husband, all veterans. 
My colors are red and gold, colors of the beautiful South 
Dakota sunsets.
My songs are “On Eagles Wings”, “Fallen Heroes” by Kevin H 
and America.
I would like to invite all members to my homecoming August 1, 
2015 and the American Legion Post 71.  It will begin with a 
parade at 1:30, social at 2:00.  The program will start at 3:00 
with a meal at 4:00.  I hope many of you will be able to make it.  
I will work hard to serve the organization.  Please contact me 
with any questions. 
Serving Others, Not Self

Sept 25, 2015

We had three wonderful weekends of Fall District meetings. District Presidents did a great job! 

We will be having a Centennial Strategic Plan Workshop on October 24th at Mitchell in the AmericInn. Phone 605 996-9700 if you need a room. As I stated in the District meetings, this is not just for District officers or chairmen. The Strategic Plan starts and depends on the Unit members gaining knowledge and getting involved with this. I hope many of you plan on attending.

I also want to encourage everyone to sign up for the Mission Training in Bloomington, Minneapolis November 7th. Mission Training is a one-day training session that will provide a fun and interactive way for you to learn how to be more effective in working our mission in your community. Although programs remain the same, the content is refreshed and the training has been condensed to one day, one in each ALA national division, making it more accessible to more people. I encourage everyone to consider attending. Please consider bringing your Jrs. These 5 Mission Trainings will be like mini National Jr. Conventions for the Jrs. Register at :

Please let me know if you register so  transportation can be arranged.

Correction to the Guide...

Treasurer: Regina, not Ragina

Legionette: paper version $5, not $4

Teresa Huntimer email left off of District President

Dimes is 25 cents per member, not 15 National Convention Assessment  remains the same as last year. See chart on progress chart

Under Sioux Fall Facility:

Teresa Huntimer Phone 605 351-8470 email

Alice Upshaw email

Donna Beck email:

Hot Springs VA Deputy Rep Rhonda’s email is

In the spirit of good will,





Click here for link to Washington DC Conference - 2015 "Sharing the Information"


2015-2016 Department President Jane Benzel


Theme: "Joining Together for Our Veterans" 

Flower - Peace Rose

Colors: Red & Gold

Songs:  On Eagles Wings

America & Fallen Heroes by Kevin Morgan