AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
GARY STREETER UNIT 108
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZAMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
May 9, 2023
The monthly meeting was called to order by President Kathy Keller at 6:20 p.m. The Prayer was done in the Joint Meeting with the Post and ALR .
Roll Call: Kathy K., Pam T., Patricia A, Anna K. , Diane MacKaben – present. (Absent: Carmen G., Connie Lyon-Molloy Juanita will step in as Chaplain through June) Quorum present.
Minutes: Juanita moved to accept April minutes. Sally seconded. Motion carried.
Teasurers Report : General Fund $6,387.43 (includes Scholarship Fund, Poppy Fund, Girl’s State Fund, General Fund unencumbered Balance). Cert. Of Deposit $2,115.79. Total Cash Assets: $8,503.22. Juanita motioned to accept, Sally seconded, motion passed.
Discussion came up regarding possible allowance of $200 for Presidents trip to Convention. (23-25) It was agreed to and included in the motion to accept the Treasurers report. Pam discussed how this could be done this year.
Membership: We currently have 38. Dorothy O’Delia (Bob Dorfman’s friend) is joining as well as new member Cindy Arrigoni.
Historian /Community ServiceReport: . The group decided that we would not longer do the Viewpoint Park clean up as we didn’t have enough volunteers. However, if anyone wanted to volunteer they could go to the Parks Dept. and sign up individually.
“Blankets 4 Kids” is on-going and could be given to Trish who will get them to the group collecting them.
Volunteer Hours Clipboard passed through the group.
New Officers for next year: President Trish Aljets, Vice President Sally Fine. Chaplain is open.
Pam Taylor is willing to continue to serve as Treasurer which is an appointed position.
Diane MacKaben is willing to continue to serve as Secretary which is an appointed position.
Kathy Keller said she would be willing to be Historian .
Community Service Person (Publicity) is open which is an appointed position. Diane nominated Jeanne Singer but this takes place under the new President.
Sgt. At Arms: Anna Kellerman is still willing to serve in that position.
(Our Auxiliary guide says installation doesn’t have to happen)
Pam stated that we need a person to serve as Corporation Agent. Natalie Krol has agreed to fill that position.
Poppies: We didn’t have to purchase any this year. . Sally has agreed to help Diane with that program. Diane spoke with the VFW who agreed we will distribute the week-end before Memorial Day. Diane has contacted stores (ACE, Crackerbarrel, Sally B’s, Denny’s) A sign up sheet was passed in the ALR, Post and Auxiliary with area’s needed to be filled.
We will talk with the Post regarding the statues that we could “display” at each table and if someone has interest in purchasing one, we could give them a Post contact person.
Girls State will be in Tucson again this year. Sally said 2 girls have been selected.
Scholarship: We did not receive any Applications by our May 1st deadline. One came in after that date which we could not consider. So, we are not awarding our $750 Scholarship this year.
ACE Hardware has included us in their “round up program” for June. Buy, Buy, Buy!
We donate to the Yavapai Food Bank in lieu of Apples for Teachers and they are notified.
District Meeting will be held at Post 40.
P. V. Days Parade: meet at 8:00 a.m. to decorate vehicles. Kathy will pick up the decoration bin. Sally will volunteer to carry our flag.
*****We continue to NEED a Fundraiser Chair . Ladies… PLEA SE CONSIDER THIS and maybe you could have a co-chair.
Closing Prayer was offered by Juanita. Meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.
Next Meeting will be June 13. Last meeting until we meet again in September.