Department of Minnesota, 6th District

Bev Grosse

6th District President

1606 Havens Moor

Sauk Rapids, MN 56379




As I write this article, we are halfway through our Auxiliary year.  Hope everyone has a nice Valentine’s Day. Continue to collect membership and send it in weekly.  As of the last membership report from Department we are in 3rd place.

The mid-winter registration was in the January District bulletin, please consider attending, there is a lot of information you can get there.  We also have Edna Thayer, who is an author, coming to give us some tips on doing reports.

In the department unit mailing, there is the 2024 Unit Dues Form to fill out and send to the department so they can get the correct amount on your dues notices next year.  Please fill it out and return it ASAP.

Department office is looking to hire an executive secretary, if you would be interested send your resume and cover letter to:

Mary Kuperus

American Legion Auxiliary Department President

313 Pine St. SW

New London, MN  56273

Or email it to wmkuperus@tds.net

This year’s Americanism Essay Contest topic is: What Does Patriotism Mean to You?  The deadline to have the essays to Bethany Dickert is 3/25/23 by 5 pm.  Her address:

5109 Rainbow Lane, Mound View, MN  55112 or email Bethany.a.dickert@gmail.com.

Have you sent pictures and a short message about what your unit is doing on different programs to the District and Department Chairperson?  I know there are a lot of things that our units are doing, so please send them in so you get credit and possibly an award for your efforts.

Information is in the unit mailing from department about the Department Junior Conference, get that information to your juniors and get them signed up.

Would your unit be interested in holding a leadership training event or in attending one?  One March 25th there will be a training at Montevideo American Legion Post.

Are you keeping track of your volunteer hours, it is easier to do it on a monthly basis than a yearly. 

Dolly’s theme: Praying for our veterans, community service and youth. Symbol: Praying Hands

Project: Money for the female veterans needs at the St. Cloud VA and Eagles Healing Nest.

Continue to pray for our veterans, their families, and our communities & country.



President’s Calendar

February 4th                                     Sweetheart Rally in Osseo

February 11th                                   Midwinter in Ironton

February 18th                                   Auxiliary Bowling Tournament in Pine River

March 11th                                       District Jr. Auxiliary Conference

April 14th & 15th                              Department Jr. Conference in New Prague

April 15th                                           Appreciation Rally in New Prague

June 2nd & 3rd                                   District Convention

July 13th - 15th                                  Department Convention

Aug 25th - 30th                                 National Convention