Auxiliary Unit 94 met on April 17
On the third Thursday of April, Auxiliary Unit 94 met following a very good dinner that the superb cooks of American Legion Post 94 prepared, topped off with the delicious desserts provided by some of the ladies.
President Sandra Klutts called the meeting to order. A moment of silent prayer was followed by a prayer expressed by President Klutts. Secretary/Treasurer Shirley Alexander read the minutes and gave the treasurer’s report, and both were approved.
President Klutts reported that two delegates and two alternates had been selected for Girls State. One of the delegates is Riley Elizabeth Moran, daughter of Scott (Boys State in 1975) and Debbie Moran, and the other one is Brada Joy Taylor, daughter of Perri Maupin. Brandi L Walker, daughter of Juanita Walker, and Abbie Gail Turbeville, daughter of George and Janet Turbeville, are the alternates.
Toni Pritchett reported that a letter had been received from Lottie Cooper that expressed appreciation for the gifts the unit provided for the needy children at Christmas and the for the help provided by some of the members at the Christmas party.
President Klutts told about the kinds of articles that can be safely sent to troops who are serving in the Middle East. The list includes books, DVDs, magazines, crossword puzzle books, soap, canned goods, and other foods that are in stable containers. Those who receive such gifts would be glad that they are remembered.
There are 17 members in our unit who have been members for 50 years or more. They are Patty Anderson, Adele Babyak, Reba Nell Brasfield, Lorene Call, Mildred Gallimore, Mary Herron, Carol Hutcherson, Rebecca King, Marie Mangum, Billie Mansfield, Jane Mooney, Grace Parker, Toni Pritchett, Phyllis Parrott, Peggy Smith, Shirley Wells and Myrtie Carpenter. There will be a special part of the program for them in June.
Next month is the month in which the auxiliary offers poppies to those who wish to honor and support the hospitalized veterans who put the nine-piece poppy together. The making of the poppies gives the veterans something to do and provides them some income for their efforts. Some auxiliary members supervise the program and get them to the different units where the poppies are then offered to the public as a way of helping people to remember the reason for the poppies.
The unit will have a tent set up at the Iris Festival on May 3 offering stainless steel knives to the public. They are very good knives and would make nice gifts for any occasion.
Some of our members were present after having been absent for some time. It was good to see them there, and it is hoped that they can continue to attend regularly. There are some who are unable to attend because of health reasons, and we miss them.