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

 

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