Submitted by Linda Kaye Payton, President of Unit 199

On February 12, 2018, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 199 met at the Legion building in Tarkio 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. Roll call was answered by seven 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: There was a request from the Department National Security Chairman to send Disaster Kits to the Spring Conference. We voted to make and send 10 kits which will be delivered by Sheridan.
Reports given: Two groups went to Cameron Veterans Home on December 5 and 6 to assist with shopping and gift wrapping with those veterans. Those members that could got together to make patriotic blankets for our veterans at Tarkio Rehab & Health Care. Information  was shared on the success of the benefit for Dillon Martin.
District 4 meeting will be on March 3, 2018, in Maitland at 9:30 a.m. Those members wanting to go, please let Sheridan or Linda Kaye know by February 23.
County Government Day is set for March 13, 2018.  We need to be at the court house by 8:00 a.m. We plan to make our sandwiches, put together veggie snacks and cookie bags on March 12 at 4 p.m. at the Legion building prior to our March meeting
The Legion Birthday Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, from 7 to 9 a.m. Come and enjoy all your favorite breakfast foods.
Our spring rummage sale has been set for April 27-28. We will be taking donations April 16-26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Watch for our ads.
We selected our Girls’ State delegate by member vote. We look forward to supporting her and hearing of her adventures.
Last item of business was a reminder that our reports, including hours and money spent, are due in March. If you can’t attend get your numbers to Linda Kaye or Sheridan.
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 March 12, 2018. Please come at 4:00 p.m. to help prepare food for County Government Day.