South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary

 

2017-2018 Department Chairman 

AMERICANISM Joyce Smith
PO Box 182, Chester, SD 57016      605-489-2480
Email: rjsmith@itctel.com


*Develop an Americanism program in your Unit or School
*Sponsor an Americanism Essay & Poem Contest

AUXILIARY EMERGENCY FUND Roberta Olsen
PO Box 167, Mount Vernon, SD 57363   605-236-5269 (or) 999-4285
Email: robertaolsen@santel.net


*Educate members on emergency financial aid and/or educational assistance available in crisis situations

CHILDREN & YOUTH Teresa Huntimer
107 E. 4th St., Dell Rapids, SD 57022    605-351-8470
Email: thuntimer@gmail.com


*Donations to Children & Youth, Scholarships & Child Welfare
*Promote Youth Hero / Good Deed Awards


COMMUNITY SERVICE Linda Youngbluth
29671 391st Ave., Wagner, SD 57380    605-384-3543
Email: lyandjy@live.com   


*Assist with or sponsor a Community Service Project
*Participate in Welcome Home and Send Off Ceremonies


CONSTITUTION & BY LAWS Theresa Maeschen
417 E 10TH Avenue, Mitchell, SD 57301    605-996-2845
Email: Maeschen2008@mit.midco.net 


*Inform members of the importance of policies & procedures
*Remind units to update their Constitution and Bylaws



EDUCATION Jacki Omland
2611 13th Ave. SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401    605-228-1827
Email: jacqueline.omland@northern.edu
  


*Promote and encourage quality education for all citizens
*SCHOLARSHIP: 2-$500 College Scholarships / 2-$500 Vocational Scholarship / 1-$300 Senior Scholarship / 1-$300 Junior Scholarship / 1-$400 Senior Auxiliary Member Scholarship


FINANCE Kathy Evenson
47594 257TH Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104       605-357-8349
Email: paevenson@aol.com


*Oversee the financial policies and preparation of annual budget

ALA GIRLS STATE Cheryl Hovorka
816 Park Street, Yankton, SD 57078       605-665-5635
Email: cheryl.hovorka@usd.edu


*Provide a learning-by-doing experience in the workings of government
*Encourage membership in the ALA


JUNIOR ACTIVITIES Sharon Teunissen                                                     7908 W Alexandra St., Sioux Falls, SD 57106        274-3320 / 212-1387         Email: sharriekay@outlook.com


*Involve and educate young Auxiliary members on the activities and purposes of the organization
*Support or start a Junior group


LEADERSHIP Janet Hurlburt
220 1st Ave. W, Clark, SD 57225     605-233-1232
Email: cifarmer@itctel.com


*Develop & prepare leaders and mentor members
*Sponsor a Leadership Training Course


 LEGIONETTE Micheline Nelson
19650 Mossing Lane, Spearfish, SD 57783 605-645-1346
Email: micheline.nelson@live.com


*By Mail $5.00 / Email $2.00
*Send news items to the Legionette Editor


LEGISLATIVE Jean Hunhoff
2511 Mulligan Drive, Yankton, SD 57078       605-660-5619
Email: DJHunhoff@iw.net


*Assist ALA members in supporting the legislative agenda of the American Legion

MEMBERSHIP Pat Huls
104 Best Point Drive, Madison, SD 57042    605-256-4456 (or) 421-1702
Email:hulspat@hotmail.com


National Milestones:
“Praise to all”- Dept. Officers and Chairmen who have dues paid by 9/1/17
“Make a Difference Day” – Praise your members and units (10/22/17)
“Put your Heart into it!” – 85% by VALENTINES DAY (2/14/18)
“Praise for a job well done!” – 95% 30 days prior to National Convention


MUSIC Marla Mosiman
PO Box 414, Onida, SD 57564     605-258-2683 / 605-222-3313
Email: mmosiman@venturecomm.net


* Encourage units to have music during meetings
* Observe music week

NATIONAL SECURITY Melanie Martens
16761 Elk Horn Rd., Piedmont, SD 57769    605-484-6728
Email: mmartens@midco.net

 
*Promote a strong national defense by supporting the military & families


PAST PRESIDENT’S PARLEY Jane Benzel
27949 Horse Camp Rd., Hot Springs, SD 57747   605-890-1154
Email: jane.sdala@gmail.com


*Legionette of the Year


 POPPY Sue Frantzick
22756 Pickarts Lane, Box Elder, SD 57719 605-431-4513
Email: frantzic@nemont.net


*Honor veterans for their service by promoting and educating people about the Poppy and the financial benefits of their distribution
*Participate in Poppy centerpiece/corsage contest

PUBLIC RELATIONS Debra MacDonald
24195 Alkan Lane, Hermosa, SD 57744 605-484-0904
Email: macdonalddebra94@gmail.com


*To promote publicity of ALA activities and programs

 

                               


SCRAPBOOK Judy Lindhorst
15241 357TH Avenue, Wecota, SD 57438        605-324-3673
Email: lindjudy@yahoo.com


*Send photos!!! Please..


VETERANS AFFAIRS & REHABILITATION Jeannine Loesch
1732 Northstar Ave., Pierre, SD 57501    605-224-4512
Email: dakotabarbers@questoffice.net


*Enhance the lives of veterans, military and their families
*Support rehabilitation programs