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

 

            2018 - 2019 Hospital Representatives


FT. Meade VA

Hospital Representative                                                                                                   Golda Galyen                                                                                                                      614 E Watertown St Lot 5, Rapid City, SD 57709                                                              605-786-7043                                                                                                                      Email: None available

OR use facility address

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                      Diane Cordray                                                                                                                    8505 Woodland Dr, Black Hawk, SD 57118                                                                        605-791-5023                                                                                                                      Email: dkcordray@rap.midco.net

Hot Springs VA

Hospital Representative                                                                                                  Sue Duff                                                                                                                              2210 Wilson Ave, Hot Springs, SD 57747                                                                          605-846-3161                                                                                                                      Email: susanduff1950@gmail.com

OR use facility address

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                      Jeanie Harper 4098 1st Street, Oral, SD 57766                                                                  605-890-2087                                                                                                                      Email: jeanieroseh@hotmail.com

Hot Springs State Home

Hospital Representative                                                                                                   Barbara Walter                                                                                                                    648 S 16th St Apt C1, Hot Springs, SD                                                                              419-310-0719                                                                                                                    Email: bewalter1948@gmail.com

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                      Jane Benzel                                                                                                                        27949 Horse Camp Rd, Hot Springs, SD 57747                                                                605-890-1154                                                                                                                      Email: jane.sdala@gmail.com

Sioux Falls VA

Hospital Representative                                                                                                  Donna Beck                                                                                                                        45715 265th St Hartford, SD  57033                                                                                  605-526-6157                                                                                                                      Email: cdb@goldenwest.net

Deputy Hospital Representative                                                                                     Bev Sievert                                                                                                                          5410 S Mariah Pl Unit #3, Sioux Falls, SD 57108                                                              605-201-5429                                                                                                                      Email: None Available