AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY
GARY STREETER UNIT 108
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ
13 October, 2020
Meeting was called to order by President Barbara Pidgeon at 6:30 p.m. . The Prayer, Pledge and Preamble to the Constitution was done in the joint meeting with the Post.
Roll Call: Connie Lyon was absent.
Minutes from Sept. meeting were approved.
Treasurers Report : General Fund Acct: $5,948.67 Poppy Fund: $1,571.73
AEF Savings Acct. $501.29. 7 Mo. Certificate of Deposit $3,095.81 (Total of all fund Accounts $11,117.50.) The report will be filed for audit.
Information regarding the Christmas Shop at the VA was explained by Trish Aljets during the joint meeting. There was a meeting yesterday and it will be handled differently with no Veterans coming into Bldg 15 to select items. Items will be pre-packaged for those individual veterans who have filled out a list of what they need. There will be “stockings” for the women veterans with a $25 gift card included. They will be handed out Dec. 1st. We usually donate $600.
Christmas Wreaths Across America: Because of COVID, they will hold those funds that we have donated until next year. They will have a ceremony that is not open to the public and 9 wreaths will be placed at the cemetery.
Poppies: Didn’t purchase any this year as we have enough. Due to COVID we couldn’t do it in May but will try for the Friday/Saturday before Veteran’s day. Diane called the VFW to see if they were doing Veterans Day and we could do the week-end before. Diane sent letter to Fry’s and took letters into Safeway and ACE to see if they would allow. General opinion is that we should just postpone it until May of next year. Diane will contact the 3 to let them know.
ACE Round-up Program will not take place this year. So, we will have to look for another fundraiser. Barb suggested printing flyers & posting out to out of area members. Diane spoke with JR at ACE and he said there were issues with rude people directed at their employee’s so they decided to discontinue the program.
Bake-less Sale: Please donate. We do this in Sept. and Oct. as a fundraiser.
Membership Dues: now $30. If you paid on line… let Juanita know.
Dept. Picnic was held at Goldwater Lake on Sept. 19th . There were more people there than what was expected. Doug Keller was the Auctioneer and said it brought in a record amount of money.
Fall Conference has been cancelled.
District Mtg will be in Camp Verde on Oct. 24th at 1:00. Juanita and Sally will attend.
Our monthly Post/Auxiliary meetings will continue to be at the New Horizon’s Riders Church building until the Methodist Church open’s up again. We will meet at 6:00. No refreshments/potlucks.
Kathy Meyer married Doug Keller….. Congratulations!! She stated that her e-mail address is changed to “gmail.com”.
Kathy brought up the decorated, artificial Christmas Tree’s that are all around the Library during the holidays. They are done by groups and she suggested that our Auxiliary might want to do one…. With ornaments reflecting all the programs we do. We could look at the thrift shops for a 6-7’ tree and make decorations to place on it. There is no charge but need to do an application between now and Nov. 20th.. We would need a theme. Tree’s go up between Dec. 4th – Jan. 8th. Kathy made a motion that we at least get the application and purchase a tree, if necessary. Sally seconded. Motion carried. Next meeting will bring up when a group can get together to make the decorations and who will transport to the Library after approval.
The Post is planning on participating in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Prescott on Nov. 11th. The decorations are located at the Church storage room. Decorating will take place at our assigned place in line an hour before the start. No flags will be handed out.
Sally said Girls State was not decided but the thinking is that it will be “virtual” again. U of A hasn’t even decided that it would host it there. We have enough funds for it this coming year.
Scholarship has $1041.
Creative Arts: It is usually around Valentines Day. Possible Awards ceremony. More information will follow.
Norma brought up that her Church women’s group is doing a fundraising program for their Scholarship program for women to go to college. Promoting “butter rings” pastry which you would have to bake. Cost is $13.
Closing Prayer was offered by Janice David.
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p. m. until Nov. 10th.