The 2012 3rd District Jr. Auxiliary Conference was held on April 15th, at the Conrad Legion Hall. Becca Steckelberg was the President with the following officers: V-P Kendra Vavroch, Gladbrook; Secretary Sasha Nagle, Gladbrook; Chaplain Maci McLaughlin, Mt. Auburn, Historian Abby Smith, Gladbrook; Sgt-at-Arms Haley Veldhouse, Conrad & Danyelle Foos, Gladbrook. Following a dinner served by the Conrad Auxiliary, the meeting was called to order by Parliamentarian Jolene Denbow. Carrying flags in the processional were Justina Eggers, and Kayla Vavroch. The POW flag was placed by Diedra Green, and the “Vacant Chair” was read by Kendra Vavroch. Conrad Legion Commander Bob Daniel and Unit President Robin Willits brought greetings. 3rd District Chairman of Juniors Lois Slaba gave the response. Juniors units answering roll call was Conrad, Gladbrook, and Mt Auburn. Total registration was 28 Juniors, 21 Seniors, and 2 guest. Gladbrook had 18 Juniors present and 3 seniors. Each Unit gave a copy of their yearly activities to Historian Abby. She showed the book she made for Becca as well as the Chaplain Maci thanked everyone who sent prayers for Becca’s “Book of Prayers & Inspirations”. Dignitaries present who brought greetings were 3rd District President Kelly Elliot and Dept. President Martha Travis. President Becca read a note from Department Jr. President Michaelle Garringer who was unable to attend. Gladbrook Juniors gave a monetary donation for her project. A Pennies March was held with the proceeds going to President Becca’s project, word books and stamps for the IVH. Danyelle & Haley carried the baskets with $58.16 being collected from the Pennies March. Gladbrook Juniors gave President Becca a monetary donation. Pop-tabs were collected for the Ronald McDonald House totaling 59 1/2 lbs. Gladbrook Juniors brought pop tabs weighing 32 lbs. The following officers were elected for the 2012-2013 year: President Kendra Vavroch, Gladbrook; V-P; Hailey Clemons, Conrad; Secretary Danyelle Foos, Gladbrook; Chaplain Hayley Feldhouse, Conrad, Historian Sasha Nagle, Gladbrook; Sgt-at-Arms Abby Smith, Gladbrook & Skylar Feldhouse, Conrad. They were installed by the 3rd District President Kelly Elliot. President Becca’s mother, pinned on her past president’s pin. Gladbrook will host the 2013 conference. Contest results were announced by Lois Slaba. Gladbrook earn first place finishes in three categories of Handiwork Contest, Best Scrapbook, and Stella Betts won 2nd place with her poppy corsage. Door prize winners from Gladbrook were Rylinn & Kasia Dale, Kayla & Sydney Vavroch, Danyelle Foos, Madisyn Eggers, Ashlyn Moore, Sasha & Gracie Nagle, Claire Reinhard, and Jordan Sherman. For entertainment the Juniors were taught the “Pledge of Allegiance” in sign language. V-P Kendra presented Pres. Becca with a gift from her officers. It was eagle holding an American flag. The conference ended with singing “God Bless America” and the retirement of colors.
Gladbrook Juniors attending the conference were: Front Row (l-r) Lyndee Moore, Greenlee Smock, Sydney Vavroch, Kasia Dale, Ashlyn Moore, Madisyn Eggers, Jasmin Terven, and Rylinn Dale, Middle Row: Kyla Moore, Justina Eggers, Gracie Nagle, Jordan Sherman, and Kendra Vavroch. Back Row: Leader Jeanne Paustian, Abby Smith, Sasha Nagle, Danyelle Goos, Kayla Vavroch, and Claire Reinhard. Srs. attending were Jolene Denbow and Sandy Dale.