The VFW Post 3289 Auxiliary Meeting was held on August 11 with 13 members and 1 guest present.

  The Fall Conference will be September 22-24 in Plymouth, Minn.  Small hand garden tools will be collected for the VFW National Home for Children.  Auxiliary members wishing to donate small hand garden tools should bring them to the September meeting.

  Thank you cards were received from Roger and Mary Johnson and Sandra Frost.

  A donation was made to Someplace Safe.

  Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen entries are due October 31.

  Members volunteered to prepare displays and a booth for the August 19 Corn Feed at the VFW.

  Newsletter articles and program chair reports are due to Shirley by August 26.

  Plans for the annual rummage sale were discussed but a date was not set.

  Details for the October 9 Membership Dinner will be discussed at the September meeting.

  The annual bond premium for the offices of Auxiliary President and Treasurer was submitted.

  An official visit from the District 9 Senior Vice President and an inspection of the Auxiliary records was scheduled for October 13.

  Three additional community outreach partnerships were approved for 2022-2023: the Community Thanksgiving Meal, Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels, and Alcoholics Anonymous Mentoring.  The group will also participate in “Feed My Starving Children”, a community service project, which will package meals at the Boys and Girls Club in Perham in September.

Draping of the Charter was done for Auxiliary Members Tracy Frost and Judy Paju, Past National President Glenneta Vogelsang and Past Department President Marian Watson who passed away recently.

  Our next meeting will be on September 8 at 6 p.m.