President Jeannine's  Dec Blog

There is a lot happening in the Auxiliary!!  Gift Shops are half over, and Christmas Parties will be starting at the facilities.  I love this time of year and I really enjoy the gift shops.  It is so rewarding to be able to spend time with “Our Veterans” our “Hero’s”.  They always ask the question of why we do this and feel they aren’t worthy—they truly are.  In early November I fractured my pelvis and have had a great deal of pain and doctor appointments.  I apologize for not attending the Gift Shops at the Hot Springs VA and Ft. Meade Medical Center.  I am now on my way back to recovery.

I also want to thank everyone who contributed to my Presidents project so far.  Connie Wagner District 1 President and member of the Spearfish Unit emailed me telling me that the Spearfish Unit donated $500.00 to my Presidents Project and Challenges other units to do so also.  Thanks, the Veterans deserve all we can do for them, send all donations to Department Headquarters and mark it Presidents Project.

I hope you have turned in your midyear reports and you reported on everything your Unit has done!  I am waiting to read all those reports of all you did for Veterans, Children and Youth, and your Communities.

I would like you to mark your Calendars for the Midwinter Conference to be held in Spearfish on February 8-10th 2019.  I have an exciting weekend planned and I hope you will all plan on attending.  More information will be in the Legionette.

Barb Vetter our NW Division Vice President will our guest at Midwinter.

Look over the progress charts and see if your obligations have been recorded properly, and keep those Memberships coming in Lynn does an excellent job!!  Laurel is doing a Great job at the Department Headquarters!!!

With the Holiday Season approaching remember our Veterans many don’t have families and if you could spare a little of your time that would be the greatest gift of this Holiday Season.  Also remember our deployed veterans and their families, not having that family member with you for Christmas is very hard.  The Holiday Season is much more than shopping and gifts!! 

My husband I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

 Jeannine

2018-2019 Department Officers

 

South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary

 

Department Officers

Jeannine Loesch, President, Alternate NEC

1732 Northstar Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
dakotabarbers57501@gmail.com                                                                                                                          605-224-4512, 605-220-9351

Teresa Huntimer, First Vice President

107 E 4th St., Dell Rapids, SD 57023
thuntimer@gmail.com
605-351-8470

Mary Jo Stier, Second Vice President

PO Box 224, Onida, SD 57564
mary.stier@k12.sd.us
605-258-2685, 605-222-3857

Laurel Stringer, Secretary

129 N. Main Ave, Hartford, SD 57033
southdakotaala@gmail.com
605-461-3389

Regina Whipple, Treasurer

PO Box 337, Clear Lake, SD 57226
momwhip@hotmail.com
605-874-4678

Barbara Walter, Chaplain

648 S 16th Street Apt. C1, Hot Springs, SD 57747
bewalter1948@gmail.com
419-310-0719

Pat Adams, Historian

404 Matthew Street, Lead, SD 57754
pat.adams.1951@gmail.com
605-641-2711

Kim Anderson, Parliamentarian

PO Box 77, Piedmont, SD 57769
ander311@gmail.com
605-787-5886