President Jeannine's  Jan Blog

I would like to thank everyone who has sent cards of get well to me.  My treatment is going very well so far, and I feel good.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the Mid-Winter Conference in Spearfish, we have an exciting weekend planned.

The Christmas Parties are over at the VA facilities, they were well attended and enjoyed by all.  I want to thank all the Chairman you did a great job.  I would like to encourage you if you have never been to a Christmas Party to put it on your list and try to attend.  The Veterans enjoy visiting and sharing their service connection with us.

February is Americanism month!!  Remember the Poem and Essay contest in your Units.  The theme’s and information is on the website under the “Americanism Plan of Action” also the America Legion Oratorical Contest to be held first at the District level and then the final at Mid-Winter on Sunday morning.  Plan to attend and see the talent and knowledge of these young people.

During the Conference we will hear from the VA&R and Children and Youth Chairman.  Also, at 1pm on Saturday there will be a guest speaker giving information on setting up email accounts and security features.  Rose Kraft will be presenting “The ALA and Me”.  Constitution and Bylaws Susie Clyde will present a short presentation on preparing a Constitution for your Unit.  The Program Fair will continue after the presentations.  Northwest Division Vice President Barb Vetter will be our guest speaker on Saturday after the opening session and again at the Joint Banquet on Saturday evening. Sunday morning starts out with a joint Memorial Service and followed by the State Oratorical Contest.

Keep in mind Journalism City Applications are due March 1, 2019 and Girls State Applications are due April 1.  It’s not to early to start looking for those girls in our schools.  On February 6, the America Legion Auxiliary is planning on joining the American Legion at the Capitol Building where the Legislative goes into session around 2:00 pm.  The Boys and Girls State Governors will be introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Auxiliary Members are invited to attend.  At 5:00 pm there will be a reception at the Post 8 American Legion Cabin.

Jeannine

 

South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary

 

Department Officers

Jeannine Loesch, President, Alternate NEC

1732 Northstar Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
dakotabarbers57501@gmail.com                                                                                                                          605-224-4512, 605-220-9351

Teresa Huntimer, First Vice President

107 E 4th St., Dell Rapids, SD 57023
thuntimer@gmail.com
605-351-8470

Mary Jo Stier, Second Vice President

PO Box 224, Onida, SD 57564
mary.stier@k12.sd.us
605-258-2685, 605-222-3857

Laurel Stringer, Secretary

129 N. Main Ave, Hartford, SD 57033
southdakotaala@gmail.com
605-461-3389

Regina Whipple, Treasurer

PO Box 337, Clear Lake, SD 57226
momwhip@hotmail.com
605-874-4678

Barbara Walter, Chaplain

648 S 16th Street Apt. C1, Hot Springs, SD 57747
bewalter1948@gmail.com
419-310-0719

Pat Adams, Historian

404 Matthew Street, Lead, SD 57754
pat.adams.1951@gmail.com
605-641-2711

Kim Anderson, Parliamentarian

PO Box 77, Piedmont, SD 57769
ander311@gmail.com
605-787-5886