American Legion Auxiliary 6th District President
29097 Dam Lake Street
Aitkin, MN 56431
My theme has not changed and will be “We support all our veterans” and my symbol will be hands holding a heart. My project will continue to help furnish the new mental health wing that is being built at the St. Cloud VA. This wing will focus on all mental health issues that the veterans may have, not just PTSD. I am hoping to raise money to supply the wing with cell phone charging stations, some ipad stations with ipads for children, hot soup dispensers for meeting sessions, furniture, etc. Moneys for this can come out of poppy funds, gambling funds, and general funds. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Remember to keep your family, friends, and neighbors in your thoughts this time of year. 2020 has been a very difficult year for many people and sometimes just a smile or card does wonders. Don’t forget your unit members that are not able to be out and about!
Memberships Our goals are to advocate for and promote programs for our veterans and their families. I want to remind our members that if we want new members, we need to focus on those goals.
Mid-Winter Conference at Sauk Rapids is still scheduled. Watch for registration information. There will be an Auxiliary Emergency Fund silent auction so please plan on donating some thing to this.
Honorary Junior Project Sixth District Honorary Junior President Chloe would like to raise funds to purchase tablets so the Veterans can communicate with their families. Since families have not been able to come into the veteran homes to visit their loved ones, these tablets would allow more of them to be able to communicate with their families more often. Checks can be made out to Sixth District ALA and put Honorary Junior project on the memo line.
Take care of yourselves and stay healthy!
Supporting all our veterans,
Sixth District President Addendum to Article
Mid-Winter Conference!!!!!!! Sauk Rapids is not able to hold the Mid-Winter Conference as planned. Please read the flyer that our District Commander Paul Edwards has included in this February newsletter. The Conference will be held in Nisswa as an in-person/virtual meeting. There are a limited number of seats available at the Nisswa Legion and it will be a first come/first accepted process. The plan is to open the Legion at 10 a.m., start the Conference at noon., and adjourn by 3 p.m. The Legionnaires, Sons of the American Legion, and the Auxiliary will be doing everything in unison. We will be highlighting points in the Chairman reports during the meeting. Please send your reports to Secretary Shelly Lamke at email@example.com so that we can read them at the meeting and include them in the newsletter in their entirety. If you have any questions, please call me.
Assessments/Donations: Please review the assessment graph to make sure that your assessments and/or donations have been recorded.
Honorary Junior President Project: Donated funds will be used to purchase tablets for the veterans at St. Cloud VA can communicate with their families. These donations should be sent to the Sixth District Secretary/Treasurer Shelly Lamke.
Upcoming Events: At this time the Sweetheart Rally in Paynesville February 6 is still happening. Please try to get your memberships turned in before February 1st or send them with someone to the Rally.