November 15, 2016 Kubik-Finch Post #142 Legion Auxiliary met at the Traer Memorial Building starting at 7:05 p.m. President Kathy Stammer presided. Diane Owens opened with a prayer. The preamble and pledge to the flag were seaid. Karen Podhajsky read the minutes for Verona. Kathy Manfull read the financial report. Both were approved. Kathy Manfull read some correspondence. Cindy Blaine was unable to attend by had a very informative report on Americanism, Legislature and National Security write-up for Kathy Stammer to read.
President Kathy and Chaplain Diane did the ceremony of the Draping of the Cloth for Cecilia Podhajsky, a dear departed member of the auxiliary.
Kathy Stammer made some turkey and other goodies for the IVH. We had eight members at our meeting.
Vi Barge graciously is taking over the Red Cross duties. The December 15 Blood Drive will be from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in honor of Cecilia Podhajsky, who ran it for many years. Cookies, bars, crackers & cheese/meat and volunteer help is needed! Thank you.
Karen P. reported on membership: 127 to date.
Christmas Cheer is December 17th and there will be a meeting on it.
Teddy bears were brought to the meeting for children in the hospital and items for the Veterans Hospital. Lawerance and Karen will deliver them in the near future. There will be a gift wrap session at IVH on December 7.
Diane Owens closed the meeting with a prayer. Diane motioned we adjourn and Vi seconded it. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Joan Dunlavy had a delicious pumpkin dessert. There will be no meeting until March of 2017. In God We Trust.
- Submitted by Verona Staker