VFW Auxiliary install officers for 2014-15

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Post 839 met May 20 at the Post Home. A meal was enjoyed by the Post and Auxiliary. Linda Tasler, president conducted the meeting according to the ritual, with eight present. General orders were read.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The April minutes were read and approved. Correspondence was from VFW National Home, Salvation Army, Operation Home Front, Camp Courageous and a Certificate of Service from IVH for our Volunteerism 2013-2014. The auxiliary will be hosting Bingo at IVH on May 23. GIBSI received 7,8l6 coupons from the auxiliary. The Prayer for the National Home was recited and the money march was conducted.

Virginia Johnson brought the-idea of having another Veterans entry in the Oktemberfest Parade this fall. Since the post home now to open it so the veterans could have lunch/chat afterwards. This was warmly received. Installation of officers for 2014-2015 was conducted. President Linda Tasler; Senior Vice President, Alma Rogers; Junior Vice President, Judy Schiebel; Conductress, Linda Fuller; Chaplain, Virginia Johnson; Guard, Hilda White; Secretary, Deloris Clayton; Treasurer, Doris Lemker; Three-year Trustee, Virginia Johnson.

Johnson read a poem for Memorial Day, “A Time to Honor America’s Heroes” written by Edwin G. Hofert. The meeting closed according to the ritual. The next meeting will be at the Post at 5:30 p.m. June 17 for meet and eat.