The regular meeting of Ronald Westby VFW Post 2638 Ladies Auxiliary was called to order by President Paula Barrick on Aug. 12 according to ritual. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read and approved.
Karen Hansen, Americanism chairman, reminded members that Patriot Day is Sept. 11 and Sept. 20 is POW-MIA recognition day. This day is to honor the commitment and sacrifices that the prisoners of war and missing in action have suffered. September is also Military Suicide Awareness Month.
Imogene Ellis, Membership chairman, reminded members that the membership drive began on July 1 and dues are $19.
Jeanne Monette, Veterans & Family Support, discussed the revenue from the Buddy Poppy donations. The four areas involved in Veterans & Family Support are Aid to Veterans and their families, Buddy Poppy, National Military Services, and National Home for Children.
Virginia Johnson, Cancer Aid and Research chairman, discussed fund-raising ideas, including the 777 Campaign, saving your change for one month and a no-bake sale. Cancer pins are available for anyone to purchase for $3 each.
The goals of the legislative committee are to ensure every member is registered to vote, invite the Veterans Service Officer to community events, research the voting records of officials on veterans' issues, and host town hall meetings for promotion and education of veterans' issues.
The Standing Rules were revised and adopted.
Oct. 5 was tentatively set for a bazaar. Tables will be available for vendors to rent and a luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on Sept. 9 at 5:15 p.m.