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111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
Greetings Auxiliary Sisters and Brothers,

     I think Spring is finally going to stick around. For a while I thought we were all stuck in that movie “Ground Hog Day” where the guy keeps waking up to relive the same day over and over again, only we kept waking up to more snow to shovel and watch melt.

     Sorry that snow made it necessary to cancel the volunteer dinner. It was not a good day for anyone to travel even a short distance. I managed to cancel all the food in time and they were happy to not have to bring it down the hill that day. The dinner will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 20. I have 47 people signed up so if for any reason you can’t make it on May 20, I need to know as soon as possible. I order the meals to match the number of people coming so please be sure to call me if you can't come. My number is 651-247-8198. If you don't get me, please leave a message. Thank you.

     Elections were held at our regular meeting on April 11.
     Here are the officers elected for the ensuing year.

President - Barb Meyer
Sr. Vice President - Linda Irey
Jr. Vice President - Susan Schuldt
Treasurer - Barb Kleckner
Chaplain - Mary Ann Stewart
Conductress - Cheryl Kosowski
Guard - Joyce Webb
Trustee 1 - Michelle Smallidge
Trustee 2 - Vi Oxley
Trustee 3 - Berna Schibonski

     Installation will follow the meeting on May 9 with refreshments after.

     Barb will be looking for volunteers to fill the chairman positions. It would be nice to see some of the men in the Auxiliary step up to help. It’s not hard, you just need to come to the monthly meetings.

     We have had two months in a row that we couldn’t go to the Minneapolis Veterans Home for Cracker Barrel. They have been under quarantine for the flu. Sure hope they all get better soon.

     Remember that if you are a member in good standing and are diagnosed with cancer, the Auxiliary has cancer grants available. Contact Barb Kleckner for more information at 651-450-9291.

     The Auxiliary is available to perform a Funeral Ritual for any deceased Auxiliary sister or brother. It would be an honor to do so. Contact Linda Irey at 651-247-8198.

     In closing I congratulate anyone celebrating a birthday or an anniversary.

     I wish a speedy recovery if you are injured or ill. I offer my deepest sympathy if you have lost a loved one.




Loyally yours,


Linda Irey
Auxiliary President





         May 2018