​​American Legion

Post 108​

Prescott Valley, Arizona

MEETINGS:  2nd Tuesday of the month 
Auxiliary 4:00 p.m. - Post/Unit Joint Mtg. 5:00 p.m.
Post: Immediately Following - ALR: 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Affordable Burial and Cremation Building at
8939 E. Valley Road, Prc Vly  86314

Unit 108 Recent Minutes

AMERICAN  LEGION AUXILIARY
GARY STREETER UNIT 108
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ
May 11, 2021

 

Meeting was called to order by President Barbara Pidgeon  at 4:00 p.m.   The  Pledge and Preamble to the Constitution was done. 

Roll Call:   Sally Fine and Sherrie Taylor were absent.

Reading of Minutes:   April 13th meeting were approved.

Treasurers Report: General Fund Acct:  $5,357.02     Poppy Fund:  $1,616.73 AEF Savings Acct. $0.     7 Mo. Certificate of Deposit  $3,106.63   (Total of all fund Accounts $10,080.38)  The report will be filed for audit.

Correspondence:  Thank you from female veteran for her Christmas present and Diane read a report from Congressman Gosar regarding the back-log at the National Personnel Records Center… veterans need their records to receive their VA claims.  He wrote back in Nov. 2020 and followed up recently with some of his colleagues, in writing, as to when they will have this issue resolved.

Welcome back to Natalie Krol, Carmen Goswick and Carm Staker, both of which we have missed so much!

OLD   BUSINESS: 

Slate of Nominations read:  President: Kathy Keller, Vice President: Barbara Pidgeon (also Sunshine Lady), 2nd V. P. : Carmen Goswick, (Secretary: Diane MacKaben, Treasurer:  Pam Taylor), Chaplin:  Connie Lyon Molley and Norma Huebner, Historian:  Trish Alijets, Sgt. At Arms:  Anna Kellerman

Executive Committee:  Barbara Pidgeon, Carm Staker, Sally Fine, Jeanne Singer as well as all the officers of the unit. 
Any more nominations from the floor?  Hearing none, Vote was unanimous and they will be installed at the June meeting.

Convention:  June 24-27 in Mesa.  Any more pre-registering? At the convention, registeration will be $20.

Poppy Days:  May 21 & 22nd.  Stations will be at:  ACE, Sally B’s, Denny’s.  We’re just completing filling up the sitting slots.

Prescott Valley Days was May 8th – which we participated in.  We didn’t have many in it. 

Scholarship Awards Ceremony will be on May 18th at 7:00 at BMMS Auditorium.  We have one girl that will be awarded a Scholarship.  (Marina Garcia)

NEW BUSINESS:

We contnue to NEED a Fundraiser Chair .  Ladies… PLEASE CONSIDER THIS and maybe you could have a co-chair.  Girls State and Scholarship monies come from this. Barbara has the catalog of plays that might be a possibility. 

Barbara Spoke with Sally  regarding $100 fee for Girl’s State.  She has sent the card into Penny and will let us know when to send the $100.  It will be “virtual” as last year in June.  We have one girl.

Natalie brought up the YEI program that has individuals that are handicapped but create items for different businesses and earn a little money in doing so.  GREAT program!

Creative Arts has been changed to August.

We encourage everyone, that can, stay for the joint meeting with the Post.  Gary Taylor will be sharing information about the VIP Program at the Sheriff’s Dept.

Membership Dues:  now $30.  If you paid on line… let Juanita know.   (we are at 83%)  She has called everyone that hasn’t renewed.  (our goal is 66 people)Volunteer Hours clipboard was passed around.

Our new meeting location is at ABC (8939 E. Valley Road, P. V. - across from Gabriella’s Restaurant)  Our new meeting times for the Auxiliary are 4:00 p.m., the Post 5:00 p.m. and the ALR is 6:00 p.m.  It is hoped that these earlier hours will be beneficial for our members to attend while it is still daylight. 

Closing Prayer was offered by Janice David.

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p. m. 

Next Meeting:     June 8, 2021

Respectfully submitted,
Diane MacKaben, Secretary