President Jeannine's  April Blog

A Big HELLO! 

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

 

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