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111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
PRESIDENT'S COLUMN
Greetings,

     On October 31 we will be handing out hot dogs and hot chocolate on Marie Ave. Iím writing this before the event but in the past we have handed out 800 hot dogs in about an hour. We collaborate this event with South St. Paul Parks and Rec. We pay for the hot dogs and they cook and wrap them for us to hand out. Volunteers to help are always welcome.

     We will be judging the essays for Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy on Thursday November 2nd if anyone would like to come and help we would appreciate it.

     Daylight savings ends on November 5th, remember to set your clocks back an hour.

     November 11th is Veterans Day, we will be having a short program at 10:30 and raise our glasses at 11:00 to toast all Veterans past & present. Please come and join us to thank all of our Veterans for their service.

     We have had one Kids Christmas meeting on October 17th to make plans for the party on December 17 and will be having another meeting on November 13th. We will be doing the same as we did last year, planning on about 200 kids and parents. We will serve hot dogs, chips, cookies, popcorn and pop.

     Please bring your children or grandchildren to see Santa and enjoy all the other festivities.

     I apologize for a short article this month; Iíve been busy getting ready to move to my new house in Chisago City in early November. Going through 41 years of accumulation is not an easy task. I want to thank Barb Meyer for taking on my duties as president for the month of October. Itís been an overwhelming task and I truly appreciate her help.

     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 our honor to do so. Contact Linda Irey at 651-247-8198.

     In closing, I congratulate anyone celebrating a birthday or 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





         November 2017