The VFW Post 3289 Auxiliary meeting was held on April 21 with 13 members present.
A thank you was received from Mahube-Otwa, Fergus Falls Veterans Home, New York Mills Food Shelf-all for our donations. Our Auxiliary received 3 certificates for Outstanding Performance in Membership and one “Buddy Poppy Award” in recognition of outstanding participation in our annual Buddy Poppy Program.
Two thank you cards were sent for memorials received.
Our Auxiliary provided a basket for Ways and Means at the District Meeting on March 12. Our Auxiliary will help promote an electronics pick up day for a Veteran on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Trinity Church in New York Mills. The National Auxiliary President’s visit is April 22-24 in Dilworth. We will bring our flags for an Aisle of Honor. Poppy Days are May 20-21.
Our Auxiliary had 4 entries for the Red/White/Blue singing contest. Loyalty Day is April 30 in Bemidji. Dept and National Delegates were selected. $50 will be given to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Election of officers took place. Officers for the 2022-2023 year are as follows: President- Shirley Quist; Sr Vice- Bonnie Marweg; Jr Vice- Julie Gustafson; Treasurer- Celia Piippo; Trustee #3- Lynn Nesland; Trustee #2- Amanda Weller; Chaplain- Nancy Hendrickx; Conductress- Karen Brasel; Guard- Judy Anderson. Secretary by appointment-Myrna Baumgart. Installation of officers will take place at our next meeting.
The next meeting will be on May 12 at 6 p.m.