President Jeannine's  June Blog

As my year comes to an end, I want to thank all my Department Chairman, Hospital Reps, Deputy Reps, Gift Shop Chairman, Christmas Party Chairman, and Department Officers for the great job this year.

Laurel did a great job in keeping the office running smooth, and answers everyone’s questions.  I have enjoyed reading the great year end reports that the District Presidents prepared.  The number of hours, money donated to programs and projects are great and makes me proud to be a member of the “Largest Women’s Patriotic Organization in the World”.  I will be at Girls State May 27- June 1.  I look forward to seeing these young ladies step out of their comfort zones and make new lifelong friends.  Membership has been a Challenge, Lynn Pohlman has done a great job this year encouraging renew and rejoin.  Thank You!!

I hope to see all of you at State Convention June 6-8, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls.  At the Saturday Luncheon Erin Bultje will speak on “Homeless Female Veterans” On Saturday Department Chairman will give a 3-minute report on the accomplishments of their Chairmanship.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their cards of support, get well, and especially Prayer as I battled cancer.  On June 17th I will get a stem cell transplant at Avera in Sioux Falls.  I feel great and hope the rest continues.  I am confident it will!  Thanks for all you’ve did this year.

Jeannine

South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary

 

Past Department Presidents 

1921-22 Madge King * 1970-71 Melitta Schultz *
1922-23 Medel Moody * 1971-72 Helen Johns *
1923-24 Julia Engelsby * 1972-73 Gladys Hight *
1924-25 Mrs. H.B. Mead * 1973-74 Helen Gottsleben *
1925-26 Grace Kidd * 1974-75 Edith Dailey
1926-27 Mrs. Marvin Cramer * 1975-76 Wanda Sletten *
1927-28 Pauline Crawford * 1976-77 Doris Dale *
1928-29 Hazel Linstad * 1977-78 Bonnie Slade *
1929-30 Mrs. D.M. Bannister * 1978-79 Thelma Foster *
1930-31 Any Anderson * 1979-80 Gladys Gifford *
1931-32 Christine Olson * 1980-81 Dorothy Littau *
1932-33 Henrietta Paulson * 1981-82 Valois Danekas *
1933-34 Linnie Bender * 1982-83 Lois Bordeaux *
1934-35 Eva Sherburne * 1983-84 Twila Dvorak
1935-36 Clara Halls * 1984-85 Ethel Bainbridge *
1936-37 Berniece Lefler * 1985-86 Esther Jensen *
1937-38 Marie Koch * 1986-87 Norma Miller
1938-39 Eleanor Wright * 1987-88 Lorraine Huntimer *
1939-40 Zella Scofield * 1988-89 Janis Goetzinger
1940-41 Irene Ottman * 1989-90 Betty Nesby
1941-42 Elizabeth Ennis * 1990-91 Marjorie Kittlesland *
1942-43 Hazel Johnson * 1991-92 Darlene Zweep
1943-44 Marion Vaughn * 1992-93 LuElla Lehr
1944-45 Helen Hogie * 1993-94 Margaret Demery
1945-46 Ella Imig * 1994-95 Mary Ann Guthmiller
1946-47 Marie Kelley * 1995-96 Kim Anderson 
1947-48 Eva Bunday * 1996-97 Kathryn Young
1948-49 Bernice Weiss * 1997-98 Elda Hoffer
1949-50 Addie Nelson * 1998-99 Kathryn Thompson
1950-51 Isabel Willert * 1999-00 Sereta Douthit
1951-52 Myrtle Watson * 2000-01 Marilyn Hobbs *
1952-53 Francis Hill Maud * 2001-02 Shirley Baker
1953-54 Dora Klinkel * 2002-03 Marcella Ann Root
1954-55 Alice White * 2003-04 Irene C. Sears *
1955-56 Vera Ribble * 2004-05 Laura "Susie" Clyde
1956-57 Bernice Smith * 2005-06 Marsha Boyd
1957-58 Cecilia Elsing * 2006-07 Doris Ann Werlinger
1958-59 Agnes Christianson * 2007-08 Lila Speckels
1959-60 Hazel Parkinson * 2008-09 Sherry Woltjer
1960-61 Hazel K. Helland * 2009-10 Joan Spears
1961-62 Anna Hatch * 2010-11 Sue Christensen
1962-63 Elsie Nelson * 2011-12 Regina Whipple
1963-64 Annie Andersen * 2012-13 Barb Vetter
1964-65 Doris Kinzie * 2013-14

Janet Hurlbert

1965-66 Martha Engh * 2014-15 Carol Edwards
1966-67 Helen Vlasak * 2015-16 Jane Benzel
1967-68 Miriam Hauge  * 2016-17 Melanie Martens
1968-69 Ethel Bossman * 2017-18 Elvira Moen
1969-70 Esther Bakkehaug * 2018-19

Honorary Past Department President

Connie Krogh*

Honorary Past Department Secretary

Pat Coyle*

* Deceased