April 14, 2017
A nice spring day with sunshine and short sleeve weather greeted the Gladbrook Auxiliary as they met in the Activity Room of Westbrook Acres at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10. Twenty one members and guests including six officers answered roll call on what they most liked about spring. President Jeanne opened the meeting with all reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. Prayer was offered by Chaplain Joyce. Jeanne reported that after falling ill due to a lung thrombosis, our treasurer Karen Pieper was now in rehab at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and slowly gaining strength. Cards may be sent to her home address here in Gladbrook. Jeanne gave the checking balance. and that the welfare fund has been used for our Veterans as ? of our poppy donations must be sent to the Department office, a donation to poppy makers and other proceeds are used for fruit baskets for veterans, serving dinner to 40&8, food for County IVH picnic, and a donation to veteran who gave the program at the Senior Citizens dinner. She also gave the National Security Committee report with a visit to the Crayon Corner Pre-school and presented the students with a coloring/activity book on safety issues in the home. A Children and Youth Report was given with the main project being the Kids Shopping Day with 180 children participating last December. Kayla Vavroch, serves as the District Junior President and held her Conference in Gladbrook on Sunday, April 2 with 49 Junior and Senior members and guests attending. New officers for 2017-18 were elected with Justina Eggers, Pres: Deidra Green from Conrad as V-P; Sec’y Sydney Vavroch, Chaplain Adelyn Sienknecht, Historian Madisyn Eggers, Sgt at Arms Maya Goos and Asst Stella Betts, all of Gladbrook. The Gladbrook Unit will also host the 2018 Conference. The 63rd annual Tama County Government Day will be Wednesday, April 12 at the Toledo Reinig Center. 140 Social Studies students from North Tama, South Tama, Gmg and G-R come for an all-day field trip of the County government offices, voting, flag folding, panel by auditor, assessor, recorder, treasurer and 911 Director sponsored by the Posts and Units of Tama County American Legion/Auxiliary. A special speaker from the State Extension of Public Health will speak on Substance Abuse and Alcoholism. Jolene gave a report on the District Spring Conference at Denver on Saturday, April 8. Four members from Gladbrook attended. New officers for 2018 will remain the same, endorsements were made for Department and National officers, and reports were given on membership, by-laws and other business. Gladbrook will be hosting their Mother’s Day Tea on Monday May 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Bldg. We will have a Memorial Service, Jr to Sr graduation and give out membership awards. Special guests plan to attend with a fun program in the works. The Tama County organization will be meeting on Tuesday evening 7 p.m. at Clutier with installation of officers and the District President as guests. County Units will be playing bingo in the Althea Dining Hall of IVH on Wednesday, April 19. We will carpool from Gladbrook at 12:45 p.m., call Jolene or Marilyn Carstensen. For crafts, those attending decorated door hangings with colorful glitter stick-ons, which those residents attending may hang on their doors. A sandwich and salad lunch was served by Marilyn Peters, Linda Lohse, Michelle Wegner and members.
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