"Edward W Thompson" Post 49

South Haven American Legion Post 49 Auxiliary

MEETING AGENDAS

February 1, 2024 5:30 pm

1. Call to order 2. Opening Prayer – Chaplain Vicki 3. Pledge of Allegiance 4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary 5. Introductions 6. Reading and approval of minutes January 4, 2024 - Susie 7. Treasurer report & motion to approve – Susie 8. Old Business a. Tiki Bar Shrink Wrap – Linda T b. Scholarship Update – Patti c. Quilt Donation – Raffle info - Mary d. Auxiliary shirts – Mary e. Standing rules update January 2024 motion/approval f. Lent Fish Fry Friday help – February 16 – March 29 g. Bus field trip - Vicki 9. New Business a. Ice Breaker Weekend – help needed – breakfast February 4 b. Girls State 2024 c. Auxiliary Post 49 Facebook page d. State Jr Auxiliary – donation request 10. Legion Operations Meeting update – Mary & Vicki 11. Closing Prayer – Vicki Ongoing, Updates & Future: Ongoing - Stuffed Animal Project & SH Helping Hands Poppy making – Tuesdays? Kids Easter party – March 23 Election – April Memorial Weekend activities: Poppies in town, quilt raffle, breakfast,

December 7, 2023

5:30 p.m.

 

  1. Call to order -  Vice President Teeter
  2. Opening Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introductions
  6. Reading and approval of minutes November 2, 2023 – Treas. Susie
  7. Treasurer report – Treas. Susie – Motion to approve
  8. Old Business
    1. Girl’s State Update – Linda S.
    2. Distribution Status for 2023 donations. Treas. Susie
  9. New Business
    1. Recommendation from Exec. Committee $350.00 donation
      1. Glenn School  “Readers Are Leaders”
      2. $1,500 contribution for shrinking wrapping Tiki Bar
      3. New Year’s Day  1-1-2024
        1. Provide chili bar to South Haven Hospital ER room
      4. Ice Breaker weekend – Feb. 4th breakfast - 
        1. Legion to take the lead
      5. Quilt donation - 
        1. Determine how and when to raffle this item.
    2. Friday Fish Fries during Lent
      1. Feb. 16 – March 22nd.  Approval to purchase supplies -  Linda Teeter
      2. Good Friday? March 29th.
  10. Veterans Christmas help request - Susie
  11. Legion Operations Meeting update – Vicki
  12. Closing Prayer – Vicki

Updates:

Baseline Middle School - Feminine hygiene products ordered and delivered 11.28.23    Total spent 2023 $250.00

         Nursing home visits -  Vicki

         Auxiliary shirt order update – Patti

         Breakfast check 2023 - $7,200.00 to be received soon

         Teen Tidings – recommendation from We Care spend up to $75.00

         Stuffed Animal Project

67 stuffed animals delivered to Van Buren County Domestic Violence Coalition and 55 stuffed animals delivered to South Haven Hospital ER Room

DATES to remember

         Dec. 7th - Pearl Harbor ceremony- No time received

         Dec. 7th         Auxiliary membership meeting 5:30 p.m.

         Dec. 7th      Legion membership meeting     7:00 p.m.

         Dec.  12th   SAL meeting 6:00 p.m.

         Dec.  13th   National Guard Birthday

         Dec. 16th     Children’s Christmas Party

                           Wreaths across America

                          Adult Christmas Party

         Dec.  18th    Auxiliary Exec. Committee meeting   4:30 p.m.

NOTE:  An article will be prepared and submitted to the Auxiliary State Magazine - re:  Quilt donations made by Cozy Quilters - to nursing home veterans - Vicki will write and submit.

Updates:

Baseline Middle School - Feminine hygiene products ordered and delivered 11.28.23    Total spent 2023 $250.00

         Nursing home visits -  Vicki

         Auxiliary shirt order update – Patti

         Breakfast check 2023 - $7,200.00 to be received soon

         Teen Tidings – recommendation from We Care spend up to $75.00

         Stuffed Animal Project

67 stuffed animals delivered to Van Buren County Domestic Violence Coalition and 55 stuffed animals delivered to South Haven Hospital ER Room

DATES to remember

         Dec. 7th - Pearl Harbor ceremony- No time received

         Dec. 7th         Auxiliary membership meeting 5:30 p.m.

         Dec. 7th      Legion membership meeting     7:00 p.m.

         Dec.  12th   SAL meeting 6:00 p.m.

         Dec.  13th   National Guard Birthday

         Dec. 16th     Children’s Christmas Party

                           Wreaths across America

                          Adult Christmas Party

         Dec.  18th    Auxiliary Exec. Committee meeting   4:30 p.m.

NOTE:  An article will be prepared and submitted to the Auxiliary State Magazine - re:  Quilt donations made by Cozy Quilters - to nursing home veterans - Vicki will write and submit.

November 2, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order - President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction: new members
  6. Welcome & introduction of State Auxiliary President Kim Champion
  7. Reading and approval of minutes of October 5, 2023 meeting - Susie
  8. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  9. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Girls State – Linda Schubel – Angel
    2. Nursing Home (Veterans) field trip to post – Vicki
    3. Auxiliary Shirts – Patti
    4. Christmas December 16 – Shelly A
    5. Ongoing
  • SH Helping Hands – needs noted on collection box
  • Gently used sheets for the Cozy Quilters – Christmas need
  • Stuffed Animals to fit gallon size bag
  • Magazines – Vicki
  • Save Crown Royal bags for Veteran Bags Program (Jim Adessi)
  1. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations Distribution & Press Release
    2. Wreaths Across America? 1k from AL this year
    3. Fish Fry End of season update – Linda T
    4. Halloween Kids Party October 28 recap
  2. Legion Operations Meeting Update – Mary
  3. What's Ahead
  • Kids Party – Christmas December 16
  • November 19 Dessert needs for Thanksgiving Dinner – drop off Thur – Sat
  • Christmas Trees – Gobles – Wahmhoff November 27
  • Next membership meeting – December 7   
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned – President

 

 

October 5, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order - President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of September 7, 2023 meeting - Susie
  7. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  8. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Donation Update
    2. 2023 Girls State – Linda Schubel – Angel
    3. Nursing Home (Veterans) field trip to post – Vicki
    4. Auxiliary Shirts – Patti
    5. Upcoming kids parties: Halloween Oct 28 & Christmas Dec 16 – Shelly A
    6. State President Invite – Mary F
    7. Ongoing
  • SH Helping Hands – needs noted on collection box
  • Gently used sheets for the Cozy Quilters
  • Stuffed Animals to fit gallon size bag
  • Magazines - Vicki
  1. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations Decisions
      • Girls State – Paid & Done
      • Blessings in a Backpack – Paid & Done
      • Waves Girls Softball – local – Paid & Done
      • Decisions
    2. Breakfast October 1  – Mary F
    3. Breakfast October 29 – Help!  It’s the 5th Sunday
    4. Fish Fry September 22 update – Linda T
  2. Legion Operations Meeting Update – Mary
  3. What's Ahead
  • Kitchen cleaning – professional work completed – split bill to come
  • Kids Parties – Halloween October 28 & Christmas December 16
  • Next membership meeting – November 2  
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned – President

Sept 7, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order - President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of August 3, 2023 meeting - Susie
  7. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  8. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Donation Update
    2.   Completed
    3.            Blessings in a Backpack
    4.            Waves  local girls softball
    5. 2023 Girls State – Linda Schubel – Angel
    6. Salute to Veterans – update – Susie
    7. Nursing Home (Veterans) field trip to post – Vicki
    8. Front yard gardening help/Backyard flowers – Sharry Love
    9. Auxiliary Shirts – Patti
    10. Ongoing
  • SH Helping Hands Men/Ladies new socks & underwear & Toiletries
  • Gently used sheets for the Cozy Quilters
  • Stuffed Animals to fit gallon size bag
  • Magazines - Vicki
  1. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations
      • Year-end donation planning – see handout
    2. Breakfast October 1 & September 3 recap – Mary F
    3. Fish Fry August 25 update – Linda T
    4. Upcoming kids parties – Halloween & Christmas – Shelly A
    5. Funeral Luncheon – Linda Schubel
    6. Dues discussion - Susie
  2. Legion Operations Meeting Update – Mary
  3. What's Ahead
  • Kitchen cleaning – professional work completed – split bill to come
  • Kids Parties – Halloween & Christmas
  • Next membership meeting – October 5

 

  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned – President

 

August 3, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of June 1, 2023 meeting - Susie
  7. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  8. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Donation Update
    2. 2023 Girls State – Linda Schubel
    3. Remodeling of bathrooms has been added to the Post 5 Year Plan as high
    4. Emblem Sales - Vicki
    5. SH Helping Hands Collection Box Ongoing
      • Men/Ladies new socks & underwear & Toiletries
      • Gently used sheets for the Cozy Quilters
      • Stuffed Animals to fit gallon size bag
  9. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations
      • Blessings in a Backpack – Linda T
      • Waves – local Girls Softball – Heather Hahn
      • Year-end donation planning
    2. Magazines – Vicki
    3. Front yard gardening help needed          
    4. Breakfast August 6 & September 3: help needed
    5. Fish Fry July 28 update – Linda T
    6. Breakfast July 2 update – Mary F

10. Legion Operations Meeting Update – Mary

11. What's Ahead

  • Kitchen cleaning – professional work started not completed
  • Open to Public – August 5, 12 & 19
  • Salute to Veterans August 18 – Dinner at post
  • Salute to Veterans August 19 – light meal in evening, line the piers
  • Kids Parties – Halloween & Christmas
  • Next membership meeting – September 7

12. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki

13. Meeting Adjourned – President

 

 

June 1, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of May 4, 2023 meeting - Susie
  7. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  8. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Donation Update
  • Project Stuffed Animals for SHPD/SHAES, VB Sheriff – presentation at City Hall
  1. 2023 Girls State – Linda Schubel
  2. Auxiliary branded shirts – Patti
  3. Poppy Recap – Patti
  4. Auxiliary informal gathering Wednesday,  May 10 – Linda Schubel
  5. May 8 Flags at Cemetery
  6. SH Helping Hands Collection Box Ongoing
  • Men/Ladies new socks & underwear & Toiletries
  • Gently used sheets for the Cozy Quilters
  • Golf balls
  • Stuffed Animals to fit gallon size bag
  1. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations
    2. OPINION ONLY – if Post is to do interior remodel at some point, what are thoughts on restroom improvements as a high – medium – low priority.
    3. Emblem Sales - Vicki
    4. Post Office stamps going up – July
  2. Legion Operations Meeting Update – Vicki & Mary
  3. What's Ahead
  • Kitchen cleaning – delayed until professional work completed
  • Light up the Lake – July 3 Open to public Saturday/Sunday/Monday; tent set up by Legion member
  • Salute to Veterans August 18
  • No member meeting in July – if anything comes up – contact an officer
  • Next membership meeting – August 3, 2023
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned – President

May 4, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of April 6, 2023 meeting - Susie
  7. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  8. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Donation Update

Project Stuffed Animals for SHPD/SHAES, VB Sheriff – Linda T

  1. 2023 Girls State –
  2. Auxiliary branded shirts – Patti
  3. Poppies – Patti
  4. Auxiliary informal gathering Wednesday,  May 10
  5. CPR/Basic First Aid – May 17 at Glenn School 5:30 -8:30
  6. SH Helping Hands Collection Box
  • Men/Ladies new socks & underwear
  • Gently used sheets for the Cozy Quilters
  • Golf balls

 

  1. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations 
    2. Funeral Luncheons
    3. Fire Extinguisher training – May 1 – contact Emily if interested
    4. Elections followed by Officer Installation
  2. Legion Operations Meeting Update – Vicki & Mary
  3. What's Ahead
  • Kitchen cleaning – identify date cabinet cleaning & outdated content purge
  • May 8  Memorial Flags at Cemetery
  • Sunday May 28 – Poker Run donations
  • Memorial Day Parade – May 29 @ 8:00 Post
  • May – October breakfasts/Dinners
  • District Legion Meeting/Brunch – POSTPONED to May 21 (KC)
  • Salute to Veterans August 18
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned – President

April 6, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of March 2, 2023 meeting - Susie
  7. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  8. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Donation UpdateProject
    2. Stuffed Animals for SHPD/SHAES, VB Sheriff – Linda T
  9. 2023 Girls State – Linda Schubel
  10. Auxiliary branded shirts – Patti
  11. Poppy event nights – Patti
  12. Auxiliary informal gathering Wednesday,  May 10 - Linda S
  13. Lenten Fish Fry Feb 22 – April 7 – Linda Teeter
  14. CPR/Basic First Aid – May 17 at Glenn School 5:30 -8:30
  15. Kids Easter Party – April 8 – Shelly A
  16. SH Helping Hands Collection Box
  • Men/Ladies new socks & underwear
  • Gently used sheets for the Cozy Quilters
  • Golf balls
  1. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations 
    2. Funeral Luncheons
    3. Fire Extinguisher training – May 1 – contact Emily if interested
    4. Elections in May – April nominations
  2. Operations Meeting Update – Vicki
  3. What's Ahead
  • Kitchen cleaning – identify date cabinet cleaning & outdated content purge
  • May 8  Memorial Flags at Cemetery
  • Sunday May 28 – Poker Run
  • May – October breakfasts/Dinners
  • District Legion Meeting/Brunch – POSTPONED Date TBD May 7
  • Salute to Veterans August 18
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned – President

February 2, 2023

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of January 5, 2023 meeting - Susie
  7. Treasurer’s Report - Susie
  8. Old Business:
    1. 2023 Donation –

VB Domestic Violence Coalition $1,000 ü

92 for 22 – Linda

Stuffed Animals for SHPD/SHAES, VB Sheriff - Linda

  1. 2023 Girls State commitment to pay participant fee of $400 + fee
  2. Auxiliary branded clothing items research – Patti
  3. Ice Breaker Weekend

Chili prep help Feb 2 & Feb 3: 12:00

Chili tasting help: February 4: 11:00 – 3:00

Post help at door – no alcohol to leave premises

  1. Auxiliary informal gathering February 2023 – pot luck on ?
  2. Lenten Fish Fry Feb 22 – April 7 – Linda Teeter
  3. SH Helping Hands – Men/Ladies new socks & underwear
  1. New Business
    1. 2023 Donations –  School – Linda
    2. Volunteer hours to Susie by end of February
    3. Elections in May – April nominations
  2. What's Ahead
  • Kitchen cleaning – plan a date for           
  • Super Bowl Sunday – February 12 – dish to pass
  • Poppy Days – May – Chair Patti Sheehy – make the poppies event
  • District Legion Meeting/Brunch – May 7
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned - President

December 1, 2022

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Draping of the Charter – Chaplain Vicki
  6. Introduction of new members
  7. Reading and approval of minutes of November 3, 2022 meeting - Vicki
  8. Treasurer’s Report - Mary
  9. Old Business:
    1. Community Donation recommendations:

NOTE: AUX has been asked to focus donation & community service efforts to those including children.Legion will continue to focus on Veteran needs & causes.

  • Blessings in a Backpack $500 – Linda Teeter
  • VB Domestic Violence Coalition – history of $1k donation
  • Girls State commitment to pay participant fee of $400
  • Wreaths Across America – December 17 at Lakeview
  • November 20 dinner – success
  • Auxiliary branded clothing items research - Patti
  • December 10 Kids Christmas Party update – Patti Sheehy
  • NYE Dinner for SHAES & SHPD : desserts needed– Linda Teeter
  • We Care Teen Tidings - $50 each/7 tags in envelopes
  1. New Business
    1. December 7 – Honoring Pearl Harbor – 11:45;  Lunch after
    2. Auxiliary asked to take on annual children parties as needed
    3. Auxiliary informal gathering January or February 2023 – Linda Schubel
    4. Storage for Christmas decorations
    5. Blue Star Moms – December 2 @ 10:00 stuffing help & goods needed below
  2. Trail
  • Meet New Club Manager – Emily Fitzbaker
  • New Year's Eve party
  • Ice Breaker Weekend – February        
  • Poppy Days – May – Chair Patti Sheehy
  • District Legion Meeting/Brunch – May
  • 2023 Donations: VB Service Support Animals; Gov't sponsoring PTSD diagnosed veterans to receive support animal – Commander researching; collecting stuffed animals for use by SHAES, SHPD & VB Sheriff Department for children in need – Linda Teeter researching
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned - President

BLUE STAR MOTHERS PACKING LIST

PROTEIN –

-all single serve packages
Trail Mix
Jerky
Peanut Butter
Tuna Packets
Chicken Packets
Salmon Packets
Protein granola bars
Protein bars
ELECTRLITES
Electrolyte singles
Electrolyte candies/gels
HYGEINE
Chap Stick
Baby powder
Athletes foot powder
Toothpaste travel size
Wash clothes
Baby/Dude wipes
Toothbrush
Dove soap bars – unscented
Shampoo travel
Razors
Black socks
Nail clippers, tweezers
Tampons
Pads
Band-Aids
O'Keefe's working hand salve
Black comb
Hair ties
EXTRAS
Dried fruit singles
Cough drops
Tylenol
Advil
Aleve
Midol
Benadryl
Freezer zip lock bags
Hats
Gloves
Hand warmers
FUN
Hard candy
Candy – no chocolates
Pop tarts
Sports balls
Games
DVDs
Colored pencils
Adult coloring books
Cards
Cereal singles
Snack singles
Comic books
Books
Word searches
Air fresheners
Gum
Cookies
Holiday related fun items
Personal touch items – homemade...

 

November 3, 2022

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of October 6, 2022 meeting  Secretary Pacwa
  7. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Pacwa
  8. Reading of Communications
  9. Old Business:
    1. Community & Veteran Donation recommendations:
      • Blessings in a Backpack – Linda Teeter
      • 2022 suggestions on page 2
      • Donation vs scholarship to Girls State participant

 

  1. Fish fry report – October 28 – deposit $377
  2. Children’s Halloween Party - October 30 (date change) Patti
  3. Wreaths Across America – order to be submitted soon – identify graves to receive wreaths – suggestions: past commanders, Vietnam era veterans
  4. South Haven Helping Hands & Hearts – Men's items drive
  5. Auxiliary branded clothing items research - Patti
  6.  
  1. New Business
    1. American Legion sign at corner of Michigan & Broadway – Six Chicks corner is being replaced by Legion. 
    2. Data collection form – Susie
    3. 2023 Girls State Program - onsite
    4. December 10 Kids Christmas Party – Terry Gregory or Patti Sheehy
    5.  
  2. Upcoming
  • November 20 Dinner – desserts needed – storage room as early as Nov 18
  • New Year's Eve party
  • Ice Breaker Weekend – February        
  • Poppy Days – May
  • District Legion Meeting/Brunch - May
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned - President

 

 

 

2022 Potential Donation Suggested List.  Identify total dollars to be donated in fiscal year.  Allocate percentages to Community and Veteran based organizations. 

Community

We Care (gift bags for HS students)

Hospice

Van Buren Domestic Violence

Allegan Domestic Violence

Sylvia's Place

Christmas Veteran (Susie Pacwa) – $3000 approved

SHOUT – South Haven Dyckman Park – wintertime outside gathering place – goal: $40,000 to get matching $40,000.   

South Haven Waves - $250 approved

Wreaths Across America - $1000 approved

 

POST 49 Legion has & continues to support these Veteran organizations: 

WilWin Lodge

Direct contact support to veterans in need (localized)

Operation Comfort Warriors

Operation Injured Soldier, South Lyon, MI

AL Homeless Veterans

Fisher House, Battle Creek, MI

Patriot's Garage

Wounded Warrior Project

AL Veterans & Children Foundation

Wreaths Across America ($1000 from AL, SAL & AUX in 2022)

Poppy Support

October 6, 2022

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order   -  President
  2. Opening Prayer - Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of new members
  6. Reading and approval of minutes of September 1, 2022 meeting  Secretary Pacwa
  7. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Pacwa
  8. Reading of Communications
  9. Old Business:
    1. Community Donation recommendations:
      • Blessings in a Backpack – Linda Teeter
      • South Haven Waves (Softball) $250
      • Update on window shades for windows for Club Room.
    2. Fish fry report – September 23  - Linda Teeter
    3. October 2 Breakfast report - Mary
    4. Budget Committee -
    5. Children’s Halloween Party - October 29, Volunteers needed
  10. New Business
    1. Wreaths Across America
    2. Legion Executive Meeting Update – Patti
    3. American Legion Auxiliary Banner – Sue S.
    4. South Haven Helping Hands & Hearts – Men's items drive
    5. Auxiliary branded clothing items research - Patti
  11. Upcoming
  • November 20 Dinner – desserts needed
  • Ice Breaker Weekend – February        
  • Poppy Days – May
  • District Legion Meeting/Brunch - May
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Meeting Adjourned - President

 

 

 

 

September 8, 2022

5:30 p.m.

  1. Call to Order                           President Mary
  2. Opening Prayer                      Chaplain Vicki
  3. Introduction of Guest – Serenity Smith to make a short presentation –2022 Girl’s State
  4. Draping of the Charter             Chaplain Vicki for 2 Auxiliary members
  5. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  6. Introduction of new members
  7. Review and approval of meeting agenda
  8. Reading and approval of minutes of August 4, 2022 meeting  Secretary Pacwa
  9. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Pacwa
  10. Reading of Communications
  11. Old Business:
    1. Community Donation recommendations:
      1. Susie Pacwa’s Veteran families Christmas ($2,000.00)
      2. Blessings in a Backpack -  hold until October, 2022 meeting
      3. Allegan County Legal Assistance Center ($1,000.00)
    2. Update on window shades for windows for Club Room.
    3. Fish fry report – August 26, 2022  75 dinners  15 pieces of fish $787.00
  12. New Business
    1. President Mary to create Budget Committee – appoint two members to serve with President, Vice President and Treasurer
    2. Children’s Halloween Party - October 29th, Volunteers needed.
    3. Approval of application to Michigan Liquor Control Commission for the following dates to be open to the public:
      1. Motion to approve to apply for one day special liquor license for the date:  September 24th and authorization for President Mary and Treasurer Susie to sign the application.
      2. Motion to approve apply for special one day liquor licenses for the following dates:  October 8, October 28 and 29, November 11th, November 23rd, December 9, 10, 17th and December 31st, 2022 and authorization for President Mary and Treasurer Susie to sign the application.
  13. Closing Prayer
  14. Meeting Adjourned

     

August 4th, 2022 5:30pm

 

  • Call to Order   President Mary
  • Opening Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  • Draping of the Charter – Chaplain Vicki
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  • Introduction new members
  • Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  • Treasurer’s Financial Report
  • Reading of Communications
  • Old Business:
    • Light up the Lake Breakfast – July 3
    • Community Service - Donations
    • Girls State Attendee – Serenity Smith to attend September 1 meeting
    • Steve Hamilton chest freezer purchase - $180 asked to share cost at $60
  • New Business
  • Donation Plans & Model – similar to the American Legion
    • Planned dollar determined; strategic, due diligence, percentage based
  • Community Service/Donations
    • Blessings in a Backpack – Pullman School
    • Hospice – August 6 event
    • Scholarship Program
    • Allegan Legal Assistance
  • Grounds – Legion property vs South Haven property
  • Salute to Veterans Weekend – August 19 & 20
    • Flags – Gift certificates for boat captains/first mates
    • August 19 Dinner – Taco Night – may need help -
  • Fall 2022 Get Together / Spring 2023 Get Together – Linda Schubel
  • District Meeting at Post – May 7, 2023 – Earl Lash – Luncheon?  More to come
  • Communicating – emails vs text messages, better transparency
  • Bank change consideration – Susie Pacwa
  • By Laws – discussion – Susie Pacwa
  • Committee Reports
  • Fish Fry – July 22     
  • Updates from Operations & Executive Meeting  - Linda Teeter
  • Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  • Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)

 

May 5th, 2022

5:30pm

 

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Opening Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Guest speaker – Commander Jason Turner
  6. Introduction new members
  7. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  8. Treasurer’s Financial Report
  9. Reading of Communications
  10. Old Business:
    • Cemetery Flag Placement on May 9 at 8:00AM Lakeview enter from Wells
    • May 29 Poker Run Donations
    • May 29 Breakfast volunteers – across all groups
    • May 30 luncheon after parade – Linda Schubel
    • New Officers Oath
    • AUX Breakfast May 1

 

  1. New Business
  • Color Guard – Vicki
  • Community Service
  1. Committee Reports
  • Poppy Weekend – May 27-30 – Patti Sheehy & Shannon Sheehy Co-Chairs
  • Final Lenten Fish Fry March 4 thru April 15
  1. Updates
  • Mary
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)

April 7th, 2022

5:30pm

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Opening Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Draping of the Charter – Chaplain Vicki
  4. Pledge of Allegiance
  5. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  6. Introduction new members
  7. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  8. Treasurer’s Financial Report
  9. Reading of Communications
  10. Old Business:
  • Southside building/Entrance area – mulch
  • Kitchen griddle purchase
  • Community service – Baseline School goods delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Lower level seating/tables
  • Bose system
  1. New Business
  • Cemetery Flag placement – Brenda Daggett
  • Memorial Day – May 30 luncheon after parade/Honor Guard return
  • May 30 breakfast help – SAL/Legion/AUX joint effort
  • Poker Run May 30 – donations needed for raffle, auction – Susie Pacwa chair
  • Honor Guard volunteer – see John Barkley
  • Nominees for office – Elections May 2022
  1. Committee Reports
  • Poppy Weekend – May 27-30 – Patti Sheehy & Shannon Sheehy Co-Chairs
  • Lenten Fish Fry March 4 thru April 22 – Linda T
  1. Updates
  • Mary
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)

March 3rd, 2022

5:30pm

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Opening Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Guest – Serenity Smith – Girls State Candidate
  4. Pledge of Allegiance
  5. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  6. Introduction new members
  7. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  8. Treasurer’s Financial Report
  9. Reading of Communications
  10. Old Business:
    1. Freezer Update
    2. Ice Breaker Weekend
    3. February Donation – Warm Your Heart $500
    4. Baseline School – Linda Teeter
  11. New Business
1. Kitchen griddle purchase/silicone or appropriate utensils – Linda Teeter
2. Community Service Opportunities – ongoing as needed
3. Kitchen cleaning
  1. Committee Reports
  • 1. Poppy Weekend – May 27-30 – Patti Sheehy & Shannon Sheehy Co-Chairs
  • 2. Lenten Fish Fry March 4 thru April 22 – Linda T
  • 3. AUX Exec recommendation – purchase public address system for Post
  • 4. Debit Card usage/receipts – Susie P
  1. Updates
  • Kitchen help volunteer opportunities
  • Sunday Breakfast – May 2022
  • Storage room clean up: purged, selling off what can be sold
  • Flag placement at cemetery – May 2022
  • Next meeting April 7, 2022
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)

February 3rd, 2022

5:30pm

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of guests-Introduction new members
  6. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  7. Treasurer’s Financial Report 
  8. Reports of:
    1. Executive Committee
    2. Legion Operations and Exec.  Committee report
    3. Recommendations from Executive Committee
  9. Reading of Communications
  10. Old Business

1. Purse project – ongoing collection

2. Sister calls – Ongoing project

3. Girls State – Serenity Smith Delegate

4. Community Service Opportunities – ongoing as needed

  1. New Business

1. Ice Breaker Weekend – February 4-5-6

Shared shuttle with Moose & Legion

Breakfast at Legion Sunday February 6 8:00 – 12:00

2. Poppy Weekend – May 27-30 – Patti Sheehy & Shannon Sheehy Co-Chairs

3. Lenten Fish Fry March 4 thru April 15 – Linda T

4. February Donation – Warm Your Heart

  1. Updates
    1. Kitchen help volunteer opportunities

Sunday Breakfast – May 2022

Friday Dinner – April 2022

  1. Next meeting March 3, 2022
  2. Storage room clean up – Commander to organize – in process
  3. Flag placement at cemetery – May 2022
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)

January 6th, 2022

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of guests-Introduction new members
  6. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  7. Treasurer’s Financial Report 
  8. Reports of:
    • Executive Committee
    • Legion Operations and Exec. Committee report – Linda
    • Recommendations from Executive Committee
  9. Reading of Communications

 

  1. Old Business
  • 2021 year end giving recap include Baseline School, Susie's Vet families,
  • Domestic Violence, Hospice, We Care Teen Tags, WilWin
  • Purse project
  1. New Business
  • Ice Breaker Weekend – February 4-5-6
  • Poppy Weekend – May 27-30
  • Sister calls
  1. Updates
  • Kitchen help
    • Sunday Breakfast – May 2022
    • Friday Dinner – May 2022
  • Next meeting February 3, 2022
  • Storage room clean up – Commander to organize
  • February 2022 Warm Your Heart
  1. Closing Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)

 

December 2nd, 2021  5:30pm

Call to Order   President Mary

  1. Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  4. Introduction of guests
  5. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  6. Treasurer’s Financial Report 
  7. Reports of:
    1. Executive Committee
    2. Legion Operations and Exec.  Committee report
    3. Recommendations from Executive Committee
  8. Reading of Communications
  9. Old Business
1. 2021 year end giving suggestions include Baseline School, Susie's Vet families,
Domestic Violence, Hospice, We Care, WilWin
2. We Care Tags
3. Sister calls
4. Service hours turned in timely
5. Purse project
  1. New Business
  2. Updates

 

  1. District meeting luncheon November 7, 2021
  2. Larry Carlson Thanksgiving Sunday SAL – November 21
  3. Kid's Christmas Party – December 11
  4. Poppy Day 2022  
  5. Next meeting January 6, 2022 – Happy New Year
  6. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)
  7. Closing Prayer :  Chaplain

November 4th, 2021  5:30 pm

 

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of guests
  6. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  7. Treasurer’s Financial Report 
  8. Reports of:
    1. Executive Committee
    2. Legion Operations and Exec.  Committee report
    3. Recommendations from Executive Committee
    4. Report from Fish Fry – October  22
  9. Reading of Communications
  10. Old Business

1. October 11 National Commander visit.Meet & greet, dinner.

2. 2021 year end giving suggestions include Baseline School, Susie's Vet families,

Domestic Violence, Hospice, We Care, WilWin

3. Sister calls

4. Service hours turned in timely

5. Purse project

  1. New Business
  1. Linda Schubel

My comments

  1. Kid's Halloween Party  - October 31
  2. District meeting luncheon November 7, 2021
  3. Larry Carlson Thanksgiving Sunday SAL – November 21
  4. Kid's Christmas Party – December 11,
  5. Poppy Day 2022 
  1. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)
  2. Closing Prayer :  Chaplain

October 4th, 2021

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Introduction of guests
  6. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  7. Treasurer’s Financial Report 
  8. Reports of:
    1. Executive Committee
    2. Legion Operations and Exec. Committee report
    3. Recommendations from Executive Committee
    4. Report from Fish Fry – September 24
    5. Report from Breakfast – October 3
  9. Reading of Communications
  10. Old Business
  11. New Business
  12. Monday October 11 American Legion National Commander & party of 7 will be visiting the post, a tour of facility, meet & greet with Legion members, dinner & mingle with guests.   
  13. Monthly hours to Susie – sample information provided August meeting
  14. 2021 year end giving
  15. Sister call
  16. My comments
    1. A big thank you from John Barkley for AUX help Sep 12 SAL breakfast
    2. Fish fry coming up – October 22
    3. Kid's Halloween Party  - October 31 – date change – TBD -Shelly Ammerman
    4. District meeting luncheon November 7, 2021 – headcount TBD, fundraising event for AUX, desserts from members, CRAFTERS?  
    5. SAL Thanksgiving Sunday – November 21 – desserts please
    6. Kid's Christmas Party – December 11, 2021 will be reservation based –Terry Gregory
    7. Poppy Day 2022  
  17. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)
  18. Closing Prayer :  Chaplain

 

 

September 2nd, 2021  5:30pm

  1. Call to Order   President Mary Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  4. Introduction of guests
  5. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  6. Treasurer’s Financial Report 
  7. Reports of:

Executive Committee – Legion Operations and Exec. Committee report

Recommendations from Executive Committee

  1. Reading of Communications
  2. Old Business
  3. Report from Fish Fry   August 27 – Linda
  4. Salute to Veterans Boat Parade – Breakfast certificates to Boat Captains & First Mates - Susie
  5. New Business
  6. September 5 Breakfast
  7. Monthly hours to Susie – sample information provided August meeting
  8. Announcements
    1. Fish fry coming up – September 24
    2. Fish fry coming up – October 22 – Need help
    3. Breakfast – September 5   and October 3 – Need help for October 3
    4. Kid's Halloween Party  - October 30 – Shelly Ammerman
    5. District meeting luncheon November 7, 2021 – fundraising event for AUX; headcount TBD; desserts from members?
    6. Kid's Christmas Party – December 11, 2021 Time TBD –Terry Gregory
    7. 5th Sunday – October 31.  Valor to be offered opportunity.  If they choose not to participate, the day may be a volunteer joint effort with Legion, SAL & AUX.  To be confirmed.
    8. Poppy Day 2022  
  9. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)
  10. Closing Prayer :  Chaplain

August 5th,2021 membership meeting agenda

  1. Call to Order   President Mary
  2. Prayer – Chaplain Vicki
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  5. Draping of the Charter
  6. Introduction of guests
  7. Reading and Approval of minutes of previous meeting
  8. Treasurer’s Financial Report 
  9. Reports of:

Executive Committee – Legion Operations and Exec. Committee report

Recommendations from Executive Committee

  1. Reading of Communications
  2. Old Business
  1.  Report from Breakfast July 4 -
  2.  Report from Fish Fry  June 25 & July 23 (Linda)

 

  1. New Business
  1. August 1 Breakfast
  2. Monthly hours
  3. Salute to Veterans Boat Parade – August 21 12:00
    1. Flags
    2. Breakfast certificates for boat captains & first mate
  1. Announcements
    1. Flag placement in cemeteries – Thank you note from Brenda Daggett
    2. Fish fry coming up – August 27
    3. Breakfast – September 5 sign up
    4. Kid's Halloween Party Date TBD
    5. District meeting luncheon November 7, 2021 – fundraising event for AUX; headcount TBD
    6. Kid's Christmas Party – December 11, 2021 Time TBD
    7. 5 Sundays in August & October.  Heather working to identify group(s) to cook/host – if none available, may be a volunteer joint effort with Legion, SAL & AUX
    8. Poppy Day 2022 –
  2. Adjournment of business meeting  (motion, second and vote)
  3. Closing Prayer :  Chaplain