The VFW Post 3289 Auxiliary met October 12 with 19 members and one guest present.

Minutes from the September 14 meeting were approved, and the September 30 Treasurer’s Report was filed subject to audit.

The General Orders Bulletin for October 2023 from the Department President was read and discussed.  A Thank You was received from the Department of Minnesota Ways and Means Committee for a donation.  A notice was received that the official district visit to inspect our auxiliary records will be on November 9.

Committee Chairs gave an update on our programs for 2023-2024.

The Veterans Day Program will be Wednesday, November 8 in the High School Auditorium.  Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contest winners will be announced.

In other business

• Approved one new application for membership in the Auxiliary.

• Approved the audit for July-September 2023.

• Approved monetary donations to the VFW National Home Santa Store, the Menahga Community Pumpkin Party, and a hardship donation to family of an auxiliary member.

• We will be assisting with the Community Thanksgiving Meal at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 22.

• Our Auxiliary is collecting craft items for making cards and will participate in the New York Mills Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday, November 25.

•  Soldier Care Packages will be prepared for those currently serving in the military abroad and stateside.  Donation bins will be placed at the New York Mills Bowling Alley and at the VFW Post.  Bring your items to the November meeting.  Contact Karen Brasel with the name and address of anyone you know who should receive a care package.

• The Post is accepting donations for a live auction to be held at the VFW the evening of Saturday, November 18.  Proceeds will be used for repairs and updates to the Club.  See the Facebook page for VFW Post #3289 Auxiliary for more information.

  Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 6 p.m.