American Legion Auxiliary Unit 199 News

Submitted By Linda Kaye Payton, Unit President

On March 12, 2018, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) met at the Tarkio Legion building at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Linda Payton and an opening prayer was given by Chaplain Judy Fuelling. The Pledge of Allegiance and then the Preamble were recited by all members. Roll call was answered by 8 members. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary Barb Hines and approved following correction/addition. The treasurer’s report was given by Treasurer Sheridan Mires. Communications were read and given to our Historian, Donna Payne, for placement in our History Scrapbook.
Reports were given on membership, County Government Day, spring conference including disaster kits, Red Cross and report forms, then District 4 meeting in Maitland attended by two members. The Legion Birthday Breakfast was held on Saturday, March 17, from 7 to 9 a.m. More than 35 veterans, spouses and ALA members were served.
The Spring Rummage Sale has been set for April 27-28 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We will be taking donations April 16-26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tarkio Legion Building at 3rd and Broad streets. Watch for our ads.
Girl State delegate forms have been sent in. Last item of business was working on tallying up our volunteer hours and money spent for veterans, active-duty military and their families and our service for youth plus miles driven in providing ALA service.
There was no further business to come before the meeting so a closing prayer by Judy was given and meeting adjourned by Linda Kaye. The next meeting will be April 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.

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