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Gladbrook Auxiliary

February 14, 2014
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Rev Barb Muhs offered our dinner prayer as a good group of Legion and Auxiliary members who braved the cold to enjoy a scalloped potato/ham supper for this February 10th joint meeting of the organization. Our hostesses for the evening were June Klinefelter, Pat Clausen and Chris Hickman and their chocolate cake and salads were delicious. Kay Lowry gave her Legislative Report to the group explaining how the Legion is helping returning military with employment, medical care, education and housing. She also brought to light that several VA facilities were refusing Christmas cards and gifts sent by children to residents because they had ‘Merry Christmas’ on them. We do hope this problem has been resolved! She also talked about the GI Bill Fairness Act and VA educational assistance to returning military who are unable to attain residence restrictions. The Legion was invited to the March Legion Birthday potluck on Monday evening the 10th at 6:30pm. Lisa Reinhard will be giving her Americanism Report and we plan on hearing from our last years Girls State representative, Ellie Stoakes. The group separated for their separate meetings. President Jeanne opened by leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer by Rev Barb. Four officers answered roll call wit the others relating to a special Valentine memory. Remember those valentine boxes in country school, the doilies and hearts that we used to decorate our creations so every student received one and that special one for the teacher. Jeanne reported that the Juniors had made valentines for the Krull family and sent some to Korea for Kyle Krull and his comrades. Valentine book marks were made for the residents at Westbrook and the County Home. The reading of the minutes was dispensed with and there was no treasurer’s report. Correspondence was read with a thank you from the IVH for the 108# of rolled carpet rags we had delivered from our very successful sewing days in January. A thank you was read from the family of Linda Frericks. Gladbrook will be hosting the Tama County meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, February 25. Aimee Deimerly our Volunteer Service rep at the IVH will be the speaker. Lunch assignments were given with Barb and Louise baking bars, Joyce bringing chips, Jolene and Jeanne will have sandwich detail. State Mid-Winter Conference is this weekend Feb 14-16 at the Des Moines Holiday Inn. Dick, Jolene and Carroll plan to attend. The IVH Gift Shop was discussed with concerns over the costs of gifts and postage and how to continue this rewarding project for the IVH residents. Jolene presented an Auxiliary Membership Resolution which was reviewed to change the dates National sends out their Auxiliary membership renewal notices. We propose the renewals be sent out earlier; July 15 and the second on November 15, to coincide with those sent by the Legion. Members do not pay until that ‘bill’ is received and sending out the second in January is past the delinquent date of December 31. A motion was made by Kay Lowry to sign this resolution, seconded and carried. It will now go to Tama County and Third District. The next Senior Citizens dinner will be at 11:30am on Friday March 14 served by the Methodist ladies. Phone reservations to Jeanne. Cleaning days for the Memorial Bldg are set for the Ladies to come on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4-5. Call Jolene if willing to help as we try to work out half day shifts. The men will be doing the floors again on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11 and 12th. Mark your calendars men! With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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Dick Denbow, Gladbrook Legion, opens the Valentine’s Day cards made for him by the Gladbrook Jr. Auxiliary.



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