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

     I am writing this newsletter as your Auxiliary Sr. Vice President / President Elect. Our President, Linda, recently broke a hip and currently is hospitalized. Surgery was done and she is doing well. She will have several months of healing and rehab ahead. We wish her well.

     The rescheduled Volunteer dinner was held on Sunday, May 20th. There were 50 people signed up and only 31 came. We purchased food for 50. Those in attendance had a great meal. Thank you to those who showed up. I don’t have the total amounts for the food used at the fish fry’s. I will get it from Linda and put it in a future newsletter.

     Installation of the Officers for 2018 - 2019 was held on May 9th following the May meeting. The Auxiliary was installed by Past Auxiliary President, Berna Schibonski. Refreshments were served after the ceremony.

     Also on May 9th - President Linda and Commander Mike Running attended the So. St. Paul High School Scholarship Banquet. They each handed out 3 - $1000.00 scholarships. What a wonderful award to the youth of our community.

     We sponsored bingo at the Hastings Veterans Home on May 17th. Thirty-five Veterans joined us for the games and a few more came later just for the ice cream and cookies. We finished the night with 3 coverall winners. We gave out a total of $90.00.

     Department Convention will be held in Brooklyn Park at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest on June 7-10.

     Our next bingo at the Hastings Veterans Home will be on June 21st. We will leave the Post at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in getting involved you are welcome to join us. You can call me at 651-457-9156.

     The Auxiliary is scheduled to do work the meat raffle on June 23rd from 12-4 p.m. Come on down and try your luck to be a winner. We’d love to see you.

     We will do Cracker Barrel at the Minneapolis Veterans Home on June 27th. We leave the Post at 6:15 p.m.

     We still collect cancelled postage stamps. You can drop them off at the Post.

     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.

Happy Father’s Day to all of you fathers.

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,


Linda Irey
Auxiliary President





         June 2018