Kubik-Finch Post #142 American Legion Auxiliary met at the Memorial Building with 16 members attending. President Diane Owens brought the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Flags were placed by Elaine Fink and Jean Beenken. Karen Podhajsky gave an opening prayer. All said the pledge and sang the Star Spangled Banner. Roll call was answered by seven officers. Last month's minutes were read and approved. Kathy Manfull read the treasurer's report, which was approved. No outstanding bills.
November 10th was the day of the Auxiliary's 94th birthday. Ramona Snow gave a very interesting report on National Education Week. Jean Kruse and Ramona went to the grade school. Their theme was explaining the poppy and its meaning to us. It reminds us of all the sacrifices of lives in war with hopes that none of the veterans died in vein. Poppies were given to 248 children in grades K-6, who were asked to wear them on Veterans Day with pride.
Cindy Blaine also gave a very interesting report on American legislation and national security.
Karen Podhajsky reported on membership. Our goal is 178 and we have 164. Sharon Finzen is a new member who was welcomed into the Auxiliary. Thank you Sharon.
On Veterans Day, the North Tama 8th grade class gave a program to veterans that they had sent letters to and also fed them a nice meal. They showed how to fold the flag properly. KWWL was there and had some of this on tv. It was very nice.
The Presbyterian Church had a very nice program given by Judy Robb at the Traer Memorial Building with a meal of turkey and all the trimmings. Always very delicious, thank you so much.
Arlene Schmidt asked if it would be ok for her to get tissue boxes for the nursing home. Yes.
Bloodmobile is Dec. 12th from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Memorial Building.
December 3rd & 4th is ICH gift wrap, we will be going Dec. 4th. December 7th will be the Christmas tea at the Sunrise Hill Care Center at 2 p.m.
Kathy Manfull suggested putting $500 into the funeral fund. Jean Beenken made to motion to do this and Vi Barge seconded it. Motion carried.
December 14th we will be filling Christmas cheer boxes for the shut-ins at 8 a.m.
Teddy bears were brought to the meeting for children in the hospital.
God Bless America was sung by all. Karen read a closing prayer. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Arlene Schmidt motioned to adjourn and Vi Barge seconded it.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and God Bless America and out troops in service.
Next meeting in January will be at Sunrise Assisted Living at 2 p.m.