American Legion Auxiliary holds district meeting

American Legion District 1 members recently held a memorial service and meeting. Pictured from left are: Gail Dietrich, Chaplain; Carol Lockett; Linda Schmitz, Jessica Clay, Sergeant at Arms; Victoria Ornelas, Department First Vice-President; Linda Maddox, President; Juanita Turnbough; Ellen Goodwin; Ruthie Jones and Gina Walden.
Posted: Aug. 7, 2020 9:00 am

HANNIBAL | District 1 American Legion Auxiliary President Linda Maddox conducted the most recent American Legion Auxiliary district meeting at the Hannibal Emmette J. Shields Post 55 on Sunday, Aug. 2.

Roll call was held with five Auxiliary Units consisting of nine members present and an Auxiliary member guest from Florida. Endorsements for upcoming department officers were presented to the group. Those endorsed were Sheridan Mires, second vice president, and Shanna Jelinek, sistorian.

The secretary and treasurer's report was read by Linda Schmitz, acting secretary.

The year-end membership report showed that Knox City 358 held the top percentage of membership in the state of 144.44%. Twenty District year-end reports were sent into the appropriate Department chairmen.

It was also reported that there were three Americanism Essay Contest winners and seven Poppy Poster winners from District 1 that were sent on to be judged for state competition.

A memorial service was held in tribute to 13 deceased members, including Amy Buckwalter of Kirksville, Melinda Cashatt of Macon, Elaine Menger and Betty Moyer of Hannibal, Nina Davis of Palmyra, Phyllis Barton of Paris, Evelyn Glasgow of Edina, Wanda Crawford and Shirley Matticks of LaPlata, Agnes Williams of Shelbina, Sue Dudgeon (charter member), Joanne Haines and Carol Henshaw of Lewistown.

The group is still collecting medicine bottles and caps to send to a woman in Quincy who is helping to make individual benches for veterans in the tiny houses.

The next district meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Macon Albion E. Robinson Post 29.



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