​​MEETINGS:  2nd Tuesday of the month 
ALR: 5:00 p.m. - Post/Unit Joint Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
Auxiliary right after joint meeting 
Location:
United Methodist Church
8944 E Sommer Dr, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Unit 108 Recent Minutes

AMERICAN  LEGION AUXILIARY
GARY STREETER UNIT 108
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZAMERICAN  LEGION AUXILIARY


November 8,  2022



.The monthly meeting was called to order by President Kathy Keller  at 6:00 p.m.   The  Pledge,  Preamble to the Constitution and Prayer was done in the Joint Meeting with the Post and ALR. 
 
Roll Call: Kathy K., Barbara P.,  Pam T., Anna Kellerman,  Patricia A, , Diane MacKaben – present.  (Absent:    Carmen G.,  Connie Lyon-Molloy )  Quorum present.

Minutes:  Barbara moved to accept. Juanita seconded.  Motion carried.

 Treasurers Report :  General Fund $6,080.56 (includes Scholarship Fund, Poppy Fund, Girl’s State Fund, General Fund unencumbered Balance).  Cert. Of Deposit $2,113.57.  Total Cash Assets:  $8,194.13.  Juanita  motioned to accept,  Suzanne C.    seconded, motion passed.

Budget Approval:  Diane motioned to approve, Barbara seconded and it passed.

Audit Committee consisting of Kathy K., Jeannie S. and Pam T.  will meet on Treasurers Books Monday, Nov. 14th at Pam’s house.

Membership:  Due now - $30.   27 members so far . (41 are listed as members)  Juanita stated that there are numerous members   that won’t be re-newing like Carm’s family members, etc.

Historian Report:  Community Service should be listed in your Volunteer Hours.   Trish stated Park clean up is still happening but usually there are only 3 ladies.  Next scheduled day is Nov. 16th    at 9 a. m.  Viewpoint Park, 7301 E. Park Ridge Drive.

A suggestion was made to have the Post and ALR help with a “Spring Clean-up” at the Park  with a picnic lunch (maybe Pizza) to follow.  We need to explore and push for this for better involvement of Community Service.  Hand in your Service/Volunteer hours.  Do we really want to take the Park project on again next year?

Suggestion of a Community Service Project:  Trish brought up “Blankets 4 Kids”.  She displayed a couple of fleece blankets with small, stuffed animals inside that would be donated to the Food Bank for distribution at Christmas.  This would be a personal donation.  Trish will collect these if you bring them to our meeting.  Anna Kellerman is knitting some blankets for donation.

Gift Shop: Dec. 12 & 13 Prep.at 9:00 a.m. -   Dec. 14th distribution to the DOM starting at 10:15 a.m. til about 3:00 p.m. (Kathy and Diane will be there)  Boxed Lunches.  CLC:  person to person through the Rec. Dept.   Trish displayed WONDERFUL back packs for the people in the (DOM.  They will be stuffed with items – some that we already have at the VA.  We have donated  $1,000 for it in our budget.  (Kathy, Pam and Diane will be there on the 12th for sure)                                            

Fall Conference/Convention took place:   Nov. 4-6 in Oro Valley,Az.      Pam, and Trish  attended. 

Poppies:  We have enough   Diane is looking for someone to help her with that program.   She will check with VFW to see if they are willing to let us do the week-end before Memorial Day.

Food Bank:  We have budgeted for Christmas Basket & Teacher Appreciation.

Barbara asked if the girls who went to Girls State have been scheduled to speak to us?  Kathy will interface with Sally.

Orotorical :  The Post has 3 enlisted and they are all girl)s.  They may need help from the Auxiliary.  (They a portion of the Constitution to speak on (no notes) and someone will win).

Kathy is looking into the Create a Tree at the Library. 

ACE HARDWARE ROUND UP PROGRAM was  done for the Auxiliary during the whole month of October.    Great fundraiser and we don’t have to do anything!   We haven’t received notice of the amount we made yet.

*****We continue to NEED a Fundraiser Chair .  Ladies… PLEA SE CONSIDER THIS and maybe you could have a co-chair. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BARBARA ON SATURDAY.  She will be 97 years young!

Closing Prayer was offered by Juanita.

Next Meeting will be Dec. 13th which will be a Potluck -  at the Methodist Church on Sommer in P. V.  Meeting times will be announced around the Potluck.

Respectfully submitted,
Diane MacKaben
Secretary


 

​​American Legion

Post 108​

Prescott Valley, Arizona