President Jeannine's  April Blog


District Meetings are just about finished, the last 3 are this weekend.  The Units continue to do great things to serve our Veterans.  The Poems and Essays were very good!  I think due to the bad weather the number received was down.  There were several schools canceled for the weather.

April is Children and Youth Month, remember the “Good Deed” and “Youth Hero Awards”.

Elections are held in the odd number Districts, District 1 elected Carol Edwards, and District 7 elected Alice Upshaw.  The other two will be this weekend.  The meetings have been great!  Units continue to report on what they have done this Year.

The State Convention will be held in Sioux Falls June 6-9 at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center.  Remember to get your rooms booked and in the April Legionette the Banquet and Luncheon tickets will be available, you will need to order in advance, none will be sold at the Convention.  Cowboy hats were given out at Midwinter, if you received one bring it along to State Convention if you didn’t get one, they will be available at Convention.  The nominating committee is looking for someone interested in the position of Historian, if you feel that would be something you are interested in have your Unit send and endorsement to the Legionette.

Girls State is fast approaching!  Applications need to be sent to Cheryl Hovorka by April 1.  Cheryl reported she has 11 girls for Journalism City.  Remember the Thursday of Girls State week is for Auxiliary.  If you haven’t ever went, try to go.

I am continuing to feel great, in April they plan to harvest my cells for my transplant in June. I will be in the hospital in Sioux Falls in June for about 2 weeks.

That’s all for now lets “Saddle Up for Veterans”

Jeannine Loesch


South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary


Department Officers

Jeannine Loesch, President, Alternate NEC

1732 Northstar Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501                                                                                                                          605-224-4512, 605-220-9351

Teresa Huntimer, First Vice President

107 E 4th St., Dell Rapids, SD 57023

Mary Jo Stier, Second Vice President

PO Box 224, Onida, SD 57564
605-258-2685, 605-222-3857

Laurel Stringer, Secretary

129 N. Main Ave, Hartford, SD 57033

Regina Whipple, Treasurer

PO Box 337, Clear Lake, SD 57226

Barbara Walter, Chaplain

648 S 16th Street Apt. C1, Hot Springs, SD 57747

Pat Adams, Historian

404 Matthew Street, Lead, SD 57754

Kim Anderson, Parliamentarian

PO Box 77, Piedmont, SD 57769