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

     I hope everyone is having a great summer. Enjoy the warm weather and all of the fun outdoor activities. Remember, winter comes too soon and lasts too long.

BLOOD DRIVE - August 10, 2018


     Did you mark your calendar and signup to donate blood? I have personally signed up 2 people. I don’t know if anyone has registered on line. Walk-ins will be welcome. Please - come and help us make this a successful event. Help the Red Cross fulfill its critical mission at a time of the year when blood donations traditionally decline. All presenting donors will receive a special “Bleed Maroon and Gold” Tee-shirt, plus be registered for a chance to become the “Donor of the Game” at a Gopher Football game which includes two tickets, parking, and a special on-field experience.

     We’ve been busy since my previous newsletter. On June 22the Post and Auxiliary hosted a reception for visiting royalty who participated in the Kaposia Days Parade. I want to thank Ray, Vi, Donna, Joyce, Susan, Mike L., and Marlys for assisting me. We worked from 2 to 10 hours each. It was a lot of work, but the attendees were very appreciative. It was also a great way for the VFW to show support for our community.

     We did Cracker Barrel on June 27th and once again we had a great turnout. There were 32 participants. Everyone enjoyed the treats, with pie being one of the favorites. Our next Cracker Barrel will be on July 25th.

     Safety Camp was held on July 10th and 11th at Kaposia Park. There were 80 3rd and 4th graders. On the 10th there were 5 volunteers and 7 volunteers on the 11th to help with snacks and lunch. I want to thank Barb K., Mike L., Mike R., Ray, Herb and Marvin for helping me at camp. The kids had fun and so did we.

     We sponsored bingo at the Hastings Veterans Home on July19th. We had 38 participants and gave out $61.00 in prizemoney. There were an additional 8 Veterans who came for ice cream. We won’t be doing bingo in August because the Veterans will be attending a concert.

     The Kid’s Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 5th at Lorraine Park from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. It will be $5.00for ages 18 and over and free for 17 and under. Come join us for food, fun and fresh air. There will be door prizes at the end of the day.

     The next Auxiliary meeting will be on Wednesday, August8th at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.

     We are sponsoring a cook-out at the Hastings Veterans Home on August 12th. We have been doing this for many years. We do the grilling and serve the Veterans.

     Thank you to those who have dropped off cancelled stamps for our Hospital Program. Please continue to save them for us.

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

     The Auxiliary will perform a Funeral Ritual for any deceased member. We would be honored to do so. Contact Barb Meyer at 651-457-9156.

     In closing, I congratulate those celebrating a birthday or anniversary. I wish for a speedy recovery if you are injured or ill. I offer my deepest sympathy if you have lost a loved one.




Loyally yours,


Barb Meyer
Auxiliary President





         August 2018