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*************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

 

 VA FACILITY REPRESENTATIVES

2019-2020

Click for listing of 2018-2019 Hospital Representatives

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Gift Shop - Gift Donation Facility Chair & Address:   

                                                                             
Ft. Meade VA Medical Center:
Attn: Joanann Goeringer (ALA GIFT SHOP)
113 Comanche Road, Fort Meade, SD 57741


Hot Springs VA Medical Center:                                                                                                                             
c/o Voluntary Services
Attn: Susie Clyde (ALA GIFT SHOP)
500 N. 5TH Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747


Sioux Falls VA Medical Center:
Attn: Julie Weinmann (ALA GIFT SHOP)
2501 W. 22ND Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105


Hot Springs State Veterans Home:
Attn: Diane Simunek, (ALA GIFT SHOP)
2500 Minnekahta Avenue, Hot Springs, SD 57747


Human Services Center:
Attn: Cheryl Hovorka
816 Park Street, Yankton, SD 57078

GIFT SHOP MONETARY INSTRUCTIONSAll monetary donations are to be mailed directly to Department Headquarters for showers, gift shops and Christmas Parties. Note on the check the facility and the program the money is for. Packages are sent directly to the facility with a packing slip, including unit #, address and dollar value.

2019 Christmas Party Chairs:

               Ft. Meade VA Medical Center:          Unit 311, Piedmont -  Unit Presient Jean Howe

               Hot Springs VA Medical Center:       Unit 22, Rapid City - Unit President Terry Curry

               Sioux Falls VA Medical Center:        Kathy Geraets

               Human Services Center:                   Cheryl Hovorka

               Hot Springs State Veterans Home:   Unit 303, Hermosa - Unit President Melissa Wombaker

CHRISTMAS PARTY MONETARY INSTRUCTIONS: All monetary donations are to be mailed directly to Department Headquarters for showers, gift shops and Christmas Parties. Note on the check the facility and the program the money is for. Packages are sent directly to the facility with a packing slip, including unit #, address and dollar value.

 Personal Care Items Facility Address:

Ft. Meade VA Medical Center:
Attn: Marcella Root, ALA Hospital Rep.
113 Comanche Road, Fort Meade, SD 57741

 Hot Springs VA Medical Center:                                                                                                                         c/o Voluntary Services
Attn: Nancy Keith, ALA HSVA Rep.
500 N. 5TH Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747


Sioux Falls VA Medical Center:
Attn: Kristen Hendriekson, Voluntary Services #135
2501 W. 22ND Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105


Hot Springs State Veterans Home:
Attn: Barbara Walter, ALA SHOWERS
2500 Minnekahta Avenue, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Mark all boxes – ALA Showers

SHOWER MONETARY INSTRUCTIONS: All monetary donations are to be mailed directly to Department Headquarters for showers, gift shops and Christmas Parties. Note on the check the facility and the program the money is for. Packages are sent directly to the facility with a packing slip, including unit #, address and dollar value.

What Facility Does My Unit Support?


Ft. Meade VA Medical Center: ALL of District 1 & 4

Hot Springs VA Medical Center: ALL of District 2; District 5Big Stone City, Britton, Grenville, Langford, Milbank, New Effington, Pierpont, Revillo, Rosholt, Roslyn, Sisseton, Strandburg, Veblen, Waubay, Wilmont; District 8 – Armour, Avon, Corsica, Delmont, Geddes, Lake Andes, Menno, Parkston, Platte, Wagner, Tripp


Sioux Falls VA Medical Center: ALL of District 7; District 5
Astoria, Aurora, Bradley, Brookings, Bruce, Bryant, Carpenter, Castlewood, Clark, Clear Lake, Elkton, Estelline, Garden City, Gary, Raymond, Sinai, Toronto, Volga, Watertown, Webster, White, Willow Lake; District 8 – Centerville, Chancellor, Davis, Hurley, Irene, Marion, Wakonda


Hot Springs State Veterans Home: ALL of District 3 & 6


Human Service Center: District 8 –
Gayville, Springfield, Tabor,Tyndall, Vermillion, Yankton

 

 VA Medical Centers & State Veterans Home Personal Care Items

(items needed by facility)

Ft. Meade:

Sept. / Oct:  Tube & Crew socks, combs, deodorant, lotion                                                                                 Nov: Tootpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, denture cream                                                                                   Dec: Cash donations, $5 per veteran for as many as you care to serve, due to Dept. Headquarters by                  Dec. 1st                                                                                                                                                                       Jan-March: Cash donations for these months, due by April 1st, send to Dept. Headquarters                         April: Quarters - .25 cents per member - send to Dept. Headquarters                                                               May: Cash donations, send to Dept. Headquarters

Hot Springs VA Center:

Sept./Oct.: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant, twin blade disposable razors, shampoo                          Nov.: Puzzle books, postage stamps, greeting cards, playing cards                                                                 Dec.: Cash donations, $5 per veteran for as many as you care to serve, due to Dept. Headquarters by                          Dec. 1st                                                                                                                                                            Jan-March: Cash donations for these months, due by April 1st, send to Dept. Headquarters                                  April:  Quarters, .25 cents per member - send to Dept. Headquarters                                                               May:  Cash donations, send to Dept. Headquarters

Hot Springs State Veterans Home:

Sept: Shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, foot powder, conditioner                                         Oct.: Playing cards (large print Poker & Pinochle), greeting cards, puzzle books, large print books,                            cash donations for field trips                                                                                                                        Nov.: Denture care products, Kleenex, dental floss                                                                                              Dec.: Cash donations, $5 per veteran for as many as you care to serve, due to Dept. Headquarters by                       Dec. 1st                                                                                                                                                      Jan-March: Cash donations for these months, due by April 1st, send to Dept. Headquarters                            April: Quarters, .25 cents per member - send to Dept. Headquarters                                                                  May: Cash donations, send to Dept. Headquarters

Sioux Falls VA:

Sept.: Shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant                                                                      Oct.: Denture cleaners, baby powder, twin blade disposable razors                                                             Nov.: Coffee, microwave popcorn (light and butter)                                                                                         Dec.: Cash donations, $5 per veteran for as many as you care to serve, due to Dept. Headquarters by                      Dec. 1st                                                                                                                                                       Jan-March: Cash donations for these months, due by April 1st, send to Dept. Headquarters                            April: Quarters, .25 cents per member - send to Dept. Headquarters                                                                  May: Cash donations, send to Dept. Headquarters