President Jeannine's  Dec Blog

There is a lot happening in the Auxiliary!!  Gift Shops are half over, and Christmas Parties will be starting at the facilities.  I love this time of year and I really enjoy the gift shops.  It is so rewarding to be able to spend time with “Our Veterans” our “Hero’s”.  They always ask the question of why we do this and feel they aren’t worthy—they truly are.  In early November I fractured my pelvis and have had a great deal of pain and doctor appointments.  I apologize for not attending the Gift Shops at the Hot Springs VA and Ft. Meade Medical Center.  I am now on my way back to recovery.

I also want to thank everyone who contributed to my Presidents project so far.  Connie Wagner District 1 President and member of the Spearfish Unit emailed me telling me that the Spearfish Unit donated $500.00 to my Presidents Project and Challenges other units to do so also.  Thanks, the Veterans deserve all we can do for them, send all donations to Department Headquarters and mark it Presidents Project.

I hope you have turned in your midyear reports and you reported on everything your Unit has done!  I am waiting to read all those reports of all you did for Veterans, Children and Youth, and your Communities.

I would like you to mark your Calendars for the Midwinter Conference to be held in Spearfish on February 8-10th 2019.  I have an exciting weekend planned and I hope you will all plan on attending.  More information will be in the Legionette.

Barb Vetter our NW Division Vice President will our guest at Midwinter.

Look over the progress charts and see if your obligations have been recorded properly, and keep those Memberships coming in Lynn does an excellent job!!  Laurel is doing a Great job at the Department Headquarters!!!

With the Holiday Season approaching remember our Veterans many don’t have families and if you could spare a little of your time that would be the greatest gift of this Holiday Season.  Also remember our deployed veterans and their families, not having that family member with you for Christmas is very hard.  The Holiday Season is much more than shopping and gifts!! 

My husband I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

 Jeannine

 

South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary

 

DISTRICT PRESIDENTS  2018-2019

 

 

District 1- Connie Wagner                                                                                                                                                                                                              Email: cwagner@rushmore.com                                                                                              222 N 7th St. Spearfish, SD   57783-2708     
Ph: 605-641-0926 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

District 2 - Mary Ann Ackerman     

Email: mamaillady@gmail.com                                                                                                 27128 Wonderland Rd. Hot Springs, SD 57747                                                                      Ph: 605-891-9547

                                                                                                                                                                              

District 3 - Patsy Madsen

Email: charlies95@live.com                                                                                                125 N Madison Ave. Pierre SD 57501    
Ph: 604-280-6479

District 4 - Jeannine Jilek

Email: jean9jilek@yahoo.com
15352 392nd Avenue SE, Mellette, SD 57461-5125     
Ph: 605-887-3447

District 5 - Rose Kraft

Email: Rose.Kraft@k12.sd.us
10949 425th Avenue, Britton, SD 57430-5617       
Ph: 605-448-8104

District 6 - Theresa Maeschen

Email: maeschen2008@mit.midco.net
417 E 10th Ave., Mitchell, SD   57301-2018     
Ph: 605-996-28454

District 7 -  Alice Upshaw

Email: alicemae.71@gmail.com                                                                                                      48096 274th St, Canton, SD  57013       
Ph: 605-553-4452

District 8 - Janice Coleman

Email: jcoleman_bgca@hotmail.com
407 Haines Street, Dante, SD 57329-9701       
Ph: 605-464-1825