IMPORTANT MESSAGES:

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2020 Award, Scholarships, & Reports Date Changes (click to read)

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Girls State Update- Click to read

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INFORMATION FROM DEPARTMENT OFFICE:

All Spring 2020 District Meetings have been cancelled

2020 State Convention has been cancelled

2020 National  Convention has been cancelled

 All elected officers and Chairman will remain in place an additional year unless they resign.  If someone resigns a written notice not an email needs to be sent to The Department President and to the Department Secretary.

    ***********3/30/2020************

America Legion Auxiliary President Teresa Huntimer asked that this information be shared on the Spring District Meetings. 

SD American Legion Constitution and Bylaws Article IV, Section 7 requires the Department Commander to call District Conventions between March 1 and May 1. Due to the current COVID-19 situation.

Motion that all District Spring Conventions are postponed and rescheduled before the beginning of the 2020 State Convention, with meeting times to be determined. District Commanders may opt to conduct a meeting within their District before the Department Convention with the Department Commander’s approval and if the current COVID-19 dangers have subsided. They must inform their Posts at least 15 days before such a meeting.

 Motion #2 with updates;

"The DEC is to recommend to Posts to postpone their elections initially and to recommend to them to find other means to hold election of officers. Depending on their Constitution and Bylaws or if environmentally safe to gather in groups of more than ten it could be done the next time they physically can meet, electronically or by mailed out ballot."

 What this means to you.

Spring District Conventions are now Postponed out.  Expect District 3-8 to be held at the State Convention.  District 1 & 2 will likely hold theirs prior to convention if they can.  Pending the restrictions from COVID-19.
The Second motion is our advice to our Posts.  You must follow your constitution and Bylaws for guidance on how decide. Or you must look at South Dakota Nonprofit law SDCL 47-22 chapter.
We are staying flexible going forward and making decisions as needed.  We realize you base a lot of decisions off our schedule and we will notify you when we officially make our decisions.
The American Legion Auxiliary follows The American Legion on dates of the Spring Meetings.  Everyone needs to check their Constitution and Bylaws on the handling of elections.  Everyone needs to remember The Auxiliary Constitution and Bylaws are different than The American legion.

 If you have any questions please call our Department President Teresa at 605-351-8470.

 

South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary

 

With Thoughts and Prayer

From Department Chaplain

Kathleen Gieman



Department Adjutant Flisrand Family

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Dakota extends deepest sympathies to Department Adjutant Travise Flisrand and family for the sudden loss of their son, Eric.

Sept 2019


Bette Watts Service Information:

Our sincere condolences to PDC Gary Watts and family with the loss of Bette. She was a wonderful supporter of veterans, and will be missed.

Service information in the link below:
https://www.eidsnessfuneralhome.com/obituary/bette-watts 

July 2019

NOTE FROM FAMILY OF ROYCE LOESCH:

Our family would like to express extreme gratitude to our American Legion Family for the support you showed us through this difficult time.  Royce was very proud of the time he spent with the American Legion, he was truly a Veteran still serving Veterans.  Thank you!!

July 2019


Royce Loesch Service Information:

Please keep Past Department President Jeanine Loesch and her family in your prayers with the loss of her husband Royce. 

Funeral Services for ROYCE LOESCH are as follows:
Visitation - Wednesday, July 17 at 5pm - 7pm
Prayer Service - Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm
Funeral Service - Thursday, July 18 at 10am
All to be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre, SD

Sympathy cards can be sent to:
Jeanine Loesch and family
1732 Northstar Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

OLD IRISH VERSE
May the road rise up to you - May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And the rains fall soft upon the fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen

July 2019