President Jeannine's Blog

Blog Post 10/08/2018:

Thank You all for attending the Fall District Meetings!!  I enjoyed meeting my Auxiliary sisters and the opportunity I had to visit with them.  I hope I can see many of you at the Gift Shops, Christmas Parties and later at the Mid-Winter Conference in Spearfish.

November 10th is the Auxiliary Birthday do something special at your Unit meeting because you belong to the largest Patriotic women’s organization in the world. 

Then November 11th is Veterans Day don’t forget to say Thank You to those men and women who fought for our freedom.  We owe an enormous debt to the Veterans of this Nation.  The debt is only payable in respect, honor and remembrance.  The October mailing will be coming out soon, Plans of Action are part of this huge mailing.  Be sure and share the information with your members.


In the Spirit of Good Will!!


South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary




Pat Coyle Funeral Information

The arrangements are Sunday, October 14, 2018, there will be a visitation from noon to 2 PM, with a prayer service at 1:30 at the funeral home in Huron. The funeral service is scheduled for Monday October 15, at 10:00 AM at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Huron.


Decorate the Capital

Yes, it is a cold and dreary day, so you might be having winter thoughts.  So, take a jump over the holidays and think Christmas!  Yes, Christmas at the Capitol! Read below for information regarding ornaments for the American Legion/Auxiliary 10 foot Christmas tree!  How exciting if each of our Units would send an ornament to adorn this tree!  Merry Christmas thoughts to you and happy becoming creative to construct or purchase the picket ornament to represent your unit!

Happy thoughts! Cheerful greetings,



 To all District Presidents:

The State American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Unit and Posts have been asked to make an ornament to put on the tree at the Capital during the Christmas season.  The Unit in Pierre has donated this tree to the State American Legion for their 100th Anniversary.    The decorating of the tree will take place on November 17th at 4:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to come and help decorate the tree.  After the tree is decorated maybe go out for supper.  If you can’t come and decorate they will need your ornament to be sent by November 15th, so they can get the ornaments ready for decorating.  So please start thinking ahead of the ornament you want to buy or make for the Centennial Tree.  They have all the lights and the tree will be 10’ tall.  They are making the topper that say’s 100 Years and has red, white, and blue in it.  The ornament should include Post or Unit number, and name of the so it can be identified.  If you are sending the ornament it can be sent to:

 Leroy Madsen 

125 North Madison Ave, 

Pierre, SD 57501

 Phone #605-280-6479 or if anyone has questions.