It’s May and time for elections of your officers for the 2018- 2019 year so this is a meeting you don’t want to miss. Do you know someone that you have to buy a present for, a Birthday, Anniversary or Mother’s Day? How about buying them Membership in the Legion, Auxiliary or Sons? They are already a member you say? Then why not buy them a brick in our Memory Garden. Let them know how much you care. May is Poppy Month all proceeds from the Poppies goes to help Veterans so if you can help please contact Paulette Meyers. Poppies are not sold they are handed out and we hope, in return we get a donation. When (IF) it warms up I’ll be looking for some help sprucing up the Memory Garden please let me know if you can help. Casino Bus Trip to Little River is May 19th. Sign-up sheet at the bar cost $40.00. See flyers in the club room for more details
Pat Coykendall Auxiliary President
Membership is the backbone of our Auxiliary. This year we have fallen short of our goal of 298. Currently we have 267 paid into department or 89.5% This is the lowest percentage of paid members at this time of the Auxiliary year in a long time.
Now what is the reason? Well in short it is communication!! As a unit we are not doing a good job of communicating with the membership. As the membership person in my defense I have nothing to do with what comes out of national and they are the ones who send out the original renewal notices in September and the follow up notices in January. Each month I send into Department a list of all persons who have paid their dues whether by mail, in person or online. Then Department forwards this information to National. If everybody does their job correctly we should not have some of the problems we do.
Also the membership has to be better at communicating by letting me know if there is a name or address change or if they know of someone from the Auxiliary who has expired. Every month I faithfully put my name, phone number, e-mail address in the newsletter which is available on line or on our website. If you would like to get your newsletter online please send your name and e-mail address to email@example.com. It is never too late to pay your dues. If you have any questions please get a hold of me. Sally Zitka Membership Chairman 616-540-8940 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
THE MEMORY BRICKS WILL BE ENGRAVED TWICE YEARLY
APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN BY MARCH 1ST. TO BE DONE BY MEMORIAL DAY
AND BY SEPT.1ST. TO BE DONE BY VETERANS DAY.
A MINIMUM OF 6 BRICKS PER TRIP IS REQUIRED, (THIS HELPS TO KEEP THE COST DOWN) THE EXACT DATE OF ENGRAVING DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
BRICKS ARE ON SALE ALL YEAR LONG, COST IS $60.00
APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT THE BAR