Secretarys Notes

Sharon Tradewell - 8/10/2021


Before we started our auxiliary meeting we were invited to  the Post meeting to hear Katherine Shalyaev read her speech.  She was our first place winner in voice of Democracy and tied third place in District 4.

After the speech, we had a roundtable meeting that was opened according to ritual and roll call of officers was taken at 7:10pm. Minutes of the previous meeting will stand approved as read.

General Orders: and chair men reports were read. 

Unfinished Business:  We had a discussion on our joint 75th Anniversary luncheon and what we still needed to get ready.  We have found a  volunteer to fill our Jr. Vice President position and we will have our installation of officers at our next meeting in May.  We had collected jars of peanut butter and jelly to help a ladies group in Harford, called "Support The Troops."  They will ship these items to our veterans stationed overseas.  We also signed some thank you cards to go with the jars of food.  We decided to  send letters out to our members soon to ask for suggestions or ideas on how we can continue to serve our veterans and get more members to attend our meetings. 

 New Business: Motion made by Suzanne Stephens, and second by several to donate $25.00 to Unmet Needs Hunger program.  Motion made by Diane Hogan, seconded by Jean Sonnenberg to donate $25.00 to the VFW National Home for Children.  We received a Thank You letter from Fisher House for this year's donation.  Since we haven't been able to do any hospital work this year at the VA we decided to take some of the auxiliary hospital fund and donate cookies to the Fisher House.  

Good of the Order:  We remembered our National Home. The meeting was adjourned according to the ritual at 8:00pm.  The next auxiliary meeting is May 11th, 2021. 

Sharon Tradewell, Secretary 



The meeting was called to order at 7PM.  The roll call of officers was taken.  Minutes of the previous meeting will stand approved as read.  Treasurer's report was given and accepted subject to audit.

General Orders:  and Chairmen reports were read.

New Business:  Memorial service was held for 4 of our auxiliary sisters.                                           The following motion passed and carried:                                                                                             To accept the Delegates and Alternates to our State and National Conventions.                                 Installation of officers was conducted by Past Department Auxiliary President Diane Hogan.           The following officers were elected by acclamation: President-Darleen Oberg, Sr. Vice President-  Diann Mayer, Jr. Vice President-Ruth Lunde, Treasurer-Diane Hogan, Chaplain-Jean Sonnenberg, Conductress-Suzanne Stephens, Guard-Liz Trampe and 3 year Trustee-Jean Sonnenberg.                Discussions held were the following:                                                                                                    Our audit                                                                                                                                        Thank you notes and letters from Veterans who received our donation of jelly and peanut butter      jars to "Support our Troops" group that were sent overseas.                                                                Post and    Auxiliary picnic on July 18th, 2021.                                                                                Received a    letter from our District President Nancy on congratulations on our 75th    Anniversary coming up in September.                                                                                                  Comments on our 75th Anniversary luncheon.

Good of the Order:

We remembered our National Home.                                                                                                    The meeting was adjourned according to the ritual at 8:15pm.  The next auxiliary meeting is June 8th,2021.

Sharon Tradewell, Secretary                                    




















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