President Jeannine's  Jan Blog

I would like to thank everyone who has sent cards of get well to me.  My treatment is going very well so far, and I feel good.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the Mid-Winter Conference in Spearfish, we have an exciting weekend planned.

The Christmas Parties are over at the VA facilities, they were well attended and enjoyed by all.  I want to thank all the Chairman you did a great job.  I would like to encourage you if you have never been to a Christmas Party to put it on your list and try to attend.  The Veterans enjoy visiting and sharing their service connection with us.

February is Americanism month!!  Remember the Poem and Essay contest in your Units.  The theme’s and information is on the website under the “Americanism Plan of Action” also the America Legion Oratorical Contest to be held first at the District level and then the final at Mid-Winter on Sunday morning.  Plan to attend and see the talent and knowledge of these young people.

During the Conference we will hear from the VA&R and Children and Youth Chairman.  Also, at 1pm on Saturday there will be a guest speaker giving information on setting up email accounts and security features.  Rose Kraft will be presenting “The ALA and Me”.  Constitution and Bylaws Susie Clyde will present a short presentation on preparing a Constitution for your Unit.  The Program Fair will continue after the presentations.  Northwest Division Vice President Barb Vetter will be our guest speaker on Saturday after the opening session and again at the Joint Banquet on Saturday evening. Sunday morning starts out with a joint Memorial Service and followed by the State Oratorical Contest.

Keep in mind Journalism City Applications are due March 1, 2019 and Girls State Applications are due April 1.  It’s not to early to start looking for those girls in our schools.  On February 6, the America Legion Auxiliary is planning on joining the American Legion at the Capitol Building where the Legislative goes into session around 2:00 pm.  The Boys and Girls State Governors will be introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Auxiliary Members are invited to attend.  At 5:00 pm there will be a reception at the Post 8 American Legion Cabin.

Jeannine

South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary

 

            2018 - 2019 Hospital Representatives


FT. Meade VA

Hospital Representative                                                                                                   Golda Galyen                                                                                                                      614 E Watertown St Lot 5, Rapid City, SD 57709                                                              605-786-7043                                                                                                                      Email: None available

OR use facility address

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                      Diane Cordray                                                                                                                    8505 Woodland Dr, Black Hawk, SD 57118                                                                        605-791-5023                                                                                                                      Email: dkcordray@rap.midco.net

Hot Springs VA

Hospital Representative                                                                                                  Sue Duff                                                                                                                              2210 Wilson Ave, Hot Springs, SD 57747                                                                          605-846-3161                                                                                                                      Email: susanduff1950@gmail.com

OR use facility address

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                      Jeanie Harper 4098 1st Street, Oral, SD 57766                                                                  605-890-2087                                                                                                                      Email: jeanieroseh@hotmail.com

Hot Springs State Home

Hospital Representative                                                                                                   Barbara Walter                                                                                                                    648 S 16th St Apt C1, Hot Springs, SD                                                                              419-310-0719                                                                                                                    Email: bewalter1948@gmail.com

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                      Jane Benzel                                                                                                                        27949 Horse Camp Rd, Hot Springs, SD 57747                                                                605-890-1154                                                                                                                      Email: jane.sdala@gmail.com

Sioux Falls VA

Hospital Representative                                                                                                  Donna Beck                                                                                                                        45715 265th St Hartford, SD  57033                                                                                  605-526-6157                                                                                                                      Email: cdb@goldenwest.net

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                     Bev Sievert                                                                                                                          5410 S Mariah Pl Unit #3, Sioux Falls, SD 57108                                                              605-201-5429                                                                                                                      Email: None Available