VFW Auxiliary

 March 5 Meeting Minutes

After several members gathered for lunch at the Vet’s Club, the VFW Auxiliary held their March meeting with 14 in attendance.  President Karen called the meeting to order followed by the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

            Ron Hitch spoke about the Traveling Vietnam Wall that will be at the Vet’s Club from May 23 through May 27 and the opportunities for Volunteers to help the community who will be visiting it.  There is a sign-up sheet and a phone number to call to Volunteer.

            Two membership applications were approved by the group.  This now gives the organization 100 percent with 220 participants, 72 Annual members and 148 Lifetime members.

            The minutes were approved as corrected and the Treasurers report was placed on file for audit. Two Thank You notes were read. Committees gave their monthly reports. Treasurer LaVonne handed out a listing of the Goals and Purpose of the VFW Auxiliary.

            It was reported that members helped at the Readiness Center to pack Care Packages that are being shipped to the recently deployed Reserve troops. Another Care Package will be sent for a member’s family member that is serving in Syria.

            There was discussion about the Veteran’s Relaxation tent that will be available on Veteran’s Day at the State Fair.  A motion carried to donate $50.00 toward the rental fee.

            An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Vet’s Club for the families of the Deployed Reserve troops on April 13. Many members as well as The Caring Ladies will be helping with treats and activities.

            The Poppy Contest entry for the State VFW Conference in Omaha was discussed.  The backing board will be repaired and a motion was approved to purchase the poppies with work to be done by several members before the June meeting.

            The 4-H Club will be hosting Coffee Hour at the NWI Medical Center for March.

            The meeting was declared adjourned by President Karen and the announcement was made that the April meeting will be held at the Vet’s Club on the 2nd with those wishing to eat together come at Noon and meeting at 1:00.

                                                                                    Cathy McKown

 Secretary Pro-Tem

The VFW Auxiliary met Tuesday February 5, 2019 at the United Veterans Club at 1:00 with 18 members and 1 guest, Alexis Linehan, with the National Guard family program.

Opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

January minutes were read and accepted with 2 following corrections.

 Jerad Roseland, winner of VFW voice of America 11th district goes to state for a chance to win a trip to Washington DC and a $20,000.00 scholarship.

There will be speakers in March for deploying Soldiers.

State meeting February 9th & 10th.  Lavonne will attend to support Jerad Roselund.

Guard Events:

Feb.  16:   Care  Packages  9AM-2PM  Armory . Club donating 62.50 for postage.

Mar.  23:  Yellow Ribbon- at the armory in the readiness center.  Lavonne is making a pamphlet explaining what the Auxiliary does and will take application forms for those interested in joining the Auxiliary.

Reviewed and explained monthly volunteer sheet.

Treasurers Report:  filed subject to audit.  No bills.

New Business:  Coffee hour at VA Hospital.  Heather and Sharon.  Saturday March 30 @ 1:30.

Family Support:  Heather folded 200+ pocket flags.  The Club voted to accept a prayer written by Heather, which will be with the flag.

State convention in June.  An “ALL PATRIOTIC TABLE” for unmet needs.

Upcoming events for FRG:

Friday February 22:  Tri-City Storm

April 6: “Pass the Boot”

April 13:  Easter Egg Hunt 2:00 @ the Armory

There will be a Hero Flight Dinner the Third Wednesday in February.

Meeting Adjourned,

Secretary

Donna Callihan

The VFW Auxiliary met Tuesday January 8, 2019 at the United Veterans Club, at 1:00 PM. / 20 members.

Opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes from December meeting were read and approved.

Membership:  Annual 67   Lifetime  148   Total  215

Collected for MAP and unmet needs

Thank-you notes for donations were shared:  Crisis Center, VFW Foundation,

Jerad Rosenlund ( winner of VFW Voice of America 11th District)  Jerad won a free trip to Washington D.C.  and a $20,000,00 scholarship.

Discussed volunteers for Bingo. Enough volunteers for the month.

District meeting Sunday January 20, 2019.

Vets Home :  Nancy Klimek:  One last Bingo Tuesday January 15, at 2:00 PM, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.  Serving Root Beer Floats.

Hero Flight Burger night, Wednesday January 16, 4-7PM.

Vets across America:  A wonderful Service in the Chapel honoring all branches, followed by lots of volunteer placing the wreaths.

A send off committee gave 50 pocket flags to the deploying National Guard soldiers.  The event served 200-250 soldiers and families.  Discussed ways to improve relationships with the soldiers.  Third Saturday in March the there will be an all day event with speakers, crafts and assembling care packages.

February meeting will explain our volunteer sheet and how to fill them out,

Presented new member Heather Gruber.  Welcome Heather.

Draped the Charter for: Thelma Spiehs

Approved Audit Report

Secretary,  Donna Callihan

The VFW Auxiliary met Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Collected $2.00 + from each member.  Will be given to the Crisis center.
Reports:  LaDonna is checking prices for the VFW Auxiliary Shirts.
Billie:  Americanism:  Club bought 3 meals for the Vets at lunch today.  The Veterans Day Breakfast served 725 meals and sold 80 bracelets.
Lori: Veterans family support:  Sent in collected items for Victory House – Billie volunteered her garage to store items for Victory House.
Saturday January 5:  Will be giving flags at the deployment of the National Guard at the Heartland Events Center.
Membership:   60 annual- 148 life   Total   208 members.
New member Joyce Chrylenan.  Welcome Joyce!
Treasurers Report:  on file subject to audit
Wreaths Across America.  Blessing of the wreaths, Saturday Dec. 15, 11:00 AM at the Veterans Home Chapel.   Following the service we will place wreaths on the graves.
Calling tree  will be replaced with e-mails.
The Auxiliary Christmas tree displayed at Stuhr museum was named “BEST OVERALL TREE”!   It was beautiful!  Great job team!!   Taking tree down Jan. 6 at 1:30.
Coffee hour at Veterans Hospital Saturday December 8,  2:00.  Bingo.  Karen, Billie, and Sharon Hostesses
Help with Veterans Hospital gift wrapping, December 11 @ 10:00 AM
Veterans Home Bingo December 18:    Nails 1:30,  Bingo 2:00,  Ice Cream Social by Sharon Powers.
Sunday December 16:  2:00 in the Veterans Hospital Rec. Room State Department Christmas Party.  Just Be There!
We NEED more volunteers for Bingo at the club.  Need 8-8 volunteers on Sunday.   Sign up to help !
Hero Flight Meal!  December 19 - $5.00 – Hamburger Steak- Potato.
Nest meeting Tuesday January 8, 2019    1:00
Secretary,  Donna Callihan 

November 5, 2018 found 20 member meeting for lunch at the United Veterans Club at noon followed with meeting at 1:30pm.

 New Business talked about the Auxiliary doing or helping with Bingo  on Sunday we will talk more about that

at later meetings.

Minutes read and a correction was made. Treasurer report given  and subject to audit.

Bill where handed in and paid.

Reports given toys for tots for veterans to give to kids is December 11.

December 1 st is the Chili Cookoff and toys for tots at the Readness   Center.

Membership Annual 54---Life 202 for a total of 256.

Motion was made to pay dues for those in nursing homes.

December 15 is the date to place wreaths at the Grand Island Veterans Cemetery.

Coffee Hour at the Veterans Medical Center November 10  at 1:30pmLaVonne Catron and Billie Herron.

November 20 th at Nebraska Veterans Home Nails at 1:30pm followed by Bingo at 2pm.

Donna Obermiller

 Meeting called to order at 1:15pm with pledge to  the flag. Member present was 20.

Minutes read and approved Treasurer given and subject to audit.

Motion made and seconded to pay bills.

Membership report---51 annual and 144 life time for totl of 195.

Reports given.

Cards will be played at the Veterans Medical Center on Wednesday at 2pm in rec, room.

Bells rang 231 times with the DAV at the Nebraska Veterans Home.

Polka Day with kolaches served.

Oct. 16 nails 1:30pm  and bingo 2pm at the Nebraska Veterans Home.
Sunday  November 11 Veterans day Breakfast starting at 6 am ending at 10:30am for all Veterans.

Rest of time was spent making items for tree at Stuhr Museum.

Donna Obermiller 

May 1 st  17 met for lunch at noon and meeting at  1:30pm at the United Veterans club.

Treasurer report was given and approved subject to audit. Minutes read and approved with
correction.
Pat Geiger made motion to pay bills with Lenora Norden seconded.
Old Business: Calling tree and roster gone over.
New Business:May 19 th is Family Day at the National Guard Center 9--12 with games, bouncie house,cotton candy and other  items to keep kids busy.
Nebraska Veterans Home: May 15 th nails at 1:30pm and Bingo at 2pm.
United Veterans  Club May 28 th, Flags go up at 7am and are taken down at 5
pm. The VFWA will be handing out poppies on May 28 and also will have water
for sale. Program is at 11am.
May 12 at the Veterans Medical Center will be coffee hour  at 1:30 pm and Bingo with Sharon Harper,Carman Angelmeyer, and Lori Skala.
Items are needed for the Red, White, and Blue  for the State Convention in Omaha
in June 9 and 10  starting at 9 am.
Draped the Charter for Doris Scuppan and Dorthy Knight.
Installation  of Officers took place.
President  Karen Linden
Senior Sheila Foster
Junior Vice Donna Obermiller
Secretary  Donna Callihan
Treasurer  Lavonne Catron
Chaplin  Cathy McKown
Conductress  Linda Steffes
Guard  Lori Skala
Patriotic Instructor  Pat Geiger
Trustees Janie Zweifel
Barbara Graham
Shirley Greenough
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

April 3 ,2018 13 members met at the United Veterans Club for lunch followed by the meeting at 1pm. The time of the meetings will change to 1:30pm lunch will stay the same  at 12:00PM.

Correction  made to the minutes and now will stand  as read. Treasurer will stand
as read subject to audit.
Membership total 221  Annual 75  Life 146.
Easter Egg games and hunt went very well for the National Guard children. We
had 50-55 children there. Look forward to more next year.
Deviled eggs where made by a group of VWFA ladies for the people of the Nebraska Veterans Home.
Coffee Hour at the Veterans Medical Center on April 14 was done by David Jewett, Karen Linden, and Sharon Harper at 1:30pm.
Happenings at the Nebraska Veterans Home the rest to April are the 17 is Bingo and Nails at
at 1:30pm with bingo at 2pm. April 19 th at 5:30 pm is the volunteer and appreciation time
at 5:30pm.
Veterans Medical Center  Appreciation  is April 17  for all who volunteer and help out in other ways.
Lori Skala made the motion to Keep the same officers Linda Steffes seconded it. only changes are Donna Obermiller will become Jr Vice and Donna Calliham will become
Secretary .
Barb Graham made motion to send a $100 d0llars to Sandy Bellows  for the Bake less Bake sale,seconded by Pat Geiger.
June  is the State Convention at Lincoln so make plans to attend will list date next month.
District Convention is April 15 th at Broken Bow at 2pm. Books where audited by
Barb Graham and Shirley Greenough  and found okay.
May 1 st will be the next meeting  with lunch at 12 noon and meeting to follow at 1:30pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

March 6 th found 13 members meeting at the United Veterans Club for lunch at noon followed by meeting at 1pm.

Membership report life and 76 annual for total of  222.
Minutes where read and accepted after changed made. LaVonne Catron made motion and Pat Geiger 2nd it.
Treasurer report read  and accept and subject to audit.
Old business: Number of pocket flag that will be needed and how many are done.
National Guard Unit and their families will be at the Easter Egg Party on March 24
at the United Veterans Club. Different activities will be held including games,Easter egg hunt,decorate cookies. The eggs for Easter egg hunt have been filled by the  Caring Ladies who will also have a booth.
Several member will be bringing 3 dozen cookies to end the day with.
New Business: Coffee  hour will be done by the  Kountry-Side 4H Club on Saturday at the Veterans Medical Center.
Nebraska Veterans Home Nails 1:30pm and Bingo at 2pm  March 20 th.
March 30  at 8:30 am deviled eggs will be done.
The Charter was Draped for June Quaife and Sharon Bowers.
Next meeting will be April 3, 2018 at the United Veterans Club at noon for lunch and meeting at 1pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

February  6 th found 11 members  meeting at the United Veterans

Club for lunch with meeting following.
 Minutes Linda Steffes made motion to accept minutes as read with Billie Herron seconding it.
Treasurer read and approved with subject to audit. Pat Geiger made the motion to approve with David Jewett 2nd.
Membership: Life 146 Annual 76 for total of 222. New Member
Carmen Amylimeper LaVonne Catron made motion to accept her and Par Geiger 2nd it she is now a member.
A reminder of Care Package item are needed to be send oversea to the soliders. Bring to next meeting.
Old Business: None
New Business:Coffee Hour at the Veterans Medical Center this Saturday to be served by Pat Geiger , Jack----,and Sharon Harper
on February 10th.
February 11 State wide VFW will meet at the Nebraska Veterans
Home for the Valentine Party at 2pm.
February 20 at Nebraska Veterans Home  1:30pm Paint Nails and 2pm Bingo.
Will be doing Pocket flag for our troops as they go over seas. Pat Geiger made the motion to use card stock in with the flags and
was seconded by David Jewett.
Next meeting we will be talking about the Easter Egg Party  in
March.
We are going to order plastic eggs to put candy in for the hunt.
David Jewett made the motion and was seconded by Billie Herron.
Next meeting will be March 6 th with lunch at 12pm and meeting to follow at 1 pm
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

 Due to cold weather only 7 members met at the United Veterans Club on Jan. 2

   for lunch at noon followed by meeting at 1pm.
Meeting was started with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Membership 71 Annual 147Life and total of 218 members.
Items for care boxes are needed to send to the troops.
District  will be held in Ord at 1 pm.
Mintues read and approved.
Treasurer report read and approved and subject to audit.
No Old Business:
New Business: Kountry-Side 4-H Club will serve coffee at the Veterans Medical Center at 2pm.
Nebraska Veterans Home   Nails 1:30 pm and Bingo at 2pm.
Valentines Day will be observed February 11.
Next meeting will be February 6 th  at noon with meeting at 1pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

The auxiliary of 13 members met on December 5 th at noon for lunch with meeting following at 1pm.

 Treasurer report was read and accepted subject to audit.
  Minutes read and accepted with changes corrected.
  New Business: Life Members ca not transfer without replying for member ship.
  Membership: 71 Annual  and 147 Life total 218 need 13 for needed 100%.
  Americanism was on POWS and was very interesting.
Nebraska Veterans Home: December 19 th 1:30pm nails  with Bingo following at 2 pm.
Wrap grifts 9-11am for gifts for Santa
Santa  at the Veterans Medical Center for Christmas Party.
Billie Herron made the motion to give gas card to Santa and was seconded by Sherri Jewett in the amount of $25.00.
Santa will be at the Veterans Medical Center at 2pm for Christmas Party. LaVonne  Catron made motion she will make up a cookie tray with 10 dozen cookies. Seconded by Cathy McKown.
 Next meeting will be Janurary 2 2018 at the United Veterans Club.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

November 7 2017 15 members met at the United Veterans Club for our

  monthly meeting with lunch at noon and meeting at 1pm. 
New member--Marilyn Kuher  Lavonne Catron made motion to accept seconded by David Jewett.
Membership 64 annual and 147 life total 211
Thank you was read from the VFW Foundation for Unmet Needs $140. 
                       Veterans  And Family report 
 October 26 th was the Homeless Connect where needed items where given to those in need.
October 26 th was Truck or Treat at the National Guard Flight Center.
October 29 th was at the Victory Place.
No Old Business:
New Business: Receipt for items bought
Lori Skala made motion  seconded by Janie
Coffee Hour on Friday  November 9 th at the Veterans Medical Center  sandwich will be served by Pat Geiger, Karen Linden and David Jewett.
November  16 will be the VAVS fund raiser we will have a raffle basket  as well as cookies breads and goodies will start at 10 am and soup will be served.
Veterans Day parade will November 8 th at 2pm at Nebraska Veterans Home.
Veterans Day Breakfast will be Saturday November 11 5am to10:30am at the United Veterans Club.
November 21 st 1:30 pm Nails and  2 pm Bingo at the Nebraska  Veterans Home
 Next meeting will be December 5 th at United Veterans Home at noon for Lunch and Meeting at 1pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

 October 3 11 members  2 guest Sheree Brown District 11 President and Bev Williams met for lunch at the United Veterans Club for

lunch followed by meeting at 1:00 pm.
Membership Life 148 and 52 Annual Total 200 members.
 Minutes read and approved.  Treasurer report read and approved and subject to audit.
Sherry Jewett gave report about Americanism. Lori Skala reported on Family and support.
New Business: Saturday Harvest of Harmony Parade and the Hero Flight will have float in parade.
October 12 at Nebraska Veterans Home will be doing nails at 1:30pm and at 2pm Bingo.
Trunk or Treat will be at the National Guard Flight Center
5-7 pm.October 26 4:30 for set up.
Homeless Connect Day At   at E-Free Church  9am Clothes and other items for winter.
Caring Women of Grand Island will join with us to help send Care  Packages.
Draped the Charter for Audrey Cushing.
Pat Gieger made Motion for Tickets for Scholarship and seconded Lori Skala.
Coffee Hour at Veterans Medical Center will be served by
LaVonne Catron and Lori Skala.
Cathy McKnown Audited and Linda Steffes seconded by to accept.
Next meeting will be on November 7  at the United Veterans Club.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

September 5,2017 found 10 members  present for the noon lunch with meeting following at 1 pm.

We voted on giving a $100  dollars to the Nebraska Veterans Home the Staff for Santa. LaVonne Catron made the motion and was seconded by David Jewett.
The State Fair program was well attended by 800 Veterans and  families and good reports where heard.
Membership:Life Members 148 and Annual Members 49 for a total of 197 84% need 36 more for  a 100%.
New Business: Coffee hour Kountry-Side Kids 4-H Club will serve coffee. 
A motion was made for us to send  $25 dollars to Karen Linden as a Memorial for the loss of her husband Bob Linden.
LaVonne Catron made motion with Pat Gierger seconded.
Last Sunday of month is Gold Star Families we will honor 
our  family with a $20 Gift card.Motion made by David Jewett and seconded by Lori Skala.
September 18 th the DAR week will serve ice cream at 2:30 pm at Nebraska Veterans Home and will ring the bells a 3pm. September 19 at  the Nebraska Veterans Home nails at 1:30pm followed by Bingo at 2pm.
September 28 will be Octoberfest at 10 am  at the Nebraska Veterans Home.
Fall Conference is in Omaha at Comfort Inn Oct. 6-7.
Pat Geiger made motion to pay dues for hardship case David Jewett seconded it.
Draped Charter for Bob Linden.
 Next meeting will be October 3 at noon with meeting following.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

August 1  st found 15 members meeting at the United Veterans Club for lunch at noon with meeting at 1 pm.

Membership --149 life   84 annual total 233.new  member accept Ammie Gawrych LaVonne Catron made motion to accept Linda Steffes 2nd it.Motion was made to pay 2 hardship cases  motion made by Linda Steffes and seconded by Sheila Foster.
Minutes approved after changes made   Treasurer report approved and subjest to audit. Fishing at Nebraska Veterans Home was enjoyed by16 Veterans and 2 VFWA members.
New Commander of Co. B 66 National Guard Members met at the United Veterans Club for Lunch and left a tip for the VFWA.
Old Business: none
New Business:  August 5 th Tractor Bingo at the Nebraska Veterans Home at 10 am
August 14  fishing at Nebraska Veterans Home at 9 am  August 15 Nails 1:30pm followed with Bingo at 2pm.
September 4 th Veterans Day at State Fair 1:30pm program and parade at 4 pm.
Coffee Hour at Veterans Medical Center August 12 Lori Skala and La Vonne Catron will serve. Thank you read from the Nebraska Veterans Home for doing nails and Bingo for 
veterans. Sheree Brown District President will be here for Sept. meeting on the 5 th. 
Secretary
Donna Obermiller
Home

July 11 found 15 members meeting for the luncheon and meeting following.

 I must put out an apology for an item in last months minutes. I wrote that the charter was draped for Laurel Wolf. I am sorry for that statement as Laurel is very much alive and well.
Minutes read and approved and treasurer report given and approved
and subject to audit.
The new representatives for the Veteran Medical Center are Karen Linden and Pat Geiger.
Membership: Life 149 Annual 84 for a total of 233.
August 11 will fine the Karen Linden, LaVonne Catron and Donna Obermiller at a training at the Nebraska Veterans Home from 10-2.
Bills: Lori Skala  bill for $6.96 for treats for Nebraska Veterans Home for Bingo. Pat Geiger made motion to pay 2nd by Linda Steffes.
 Awards where announced for 100% membership, Karen Linden for Outstanding President.
The following will be in charge  of the following reports for the next year:
Pat Geiger--Americanism Report
Karen Linden--Editor Reports
Billie Herron--Historian
Pat Geiger--Hospital Reports Chairman
Sherry Jewett Legislative Reports
LaVonne Catron--Membership reports
LaVonne Catron--Patriot's Pen Report
Lori Skala--Veterans and Family Support
LaDonna Obermiller--Youth Activities Report
New Business:Nebraska Veterans Home July 18 th Nails 1:30 with Bingo following.
July 24 th 10 am fishing
National Guard Co. B 235 will be having Drill on Aug 18. The Auxiliary
will furnish cookies. Bring to United Veterans Club by the 18 th at 11 am.
Drape Charper for  Connie Lieseck Past Department  President.
Audit of Books--Treasurer change despoit of outstanding check Barb Graham made motion and seconded by Lenora Norden. Next meeting will be August 1  with lunch at noon followed by meeting at 1pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

VFWA May Minutes

May 2  found 12 members at the United Veterans Club for lunch followed by meeting at 1pm.
Minutes read and approved Treasurer report read and subject to
audit.
New Business:  Coffee hour 2pm at Veterans Medical Center
will be served by Sally Earlywine .
Hero Flight will be  arriving at Grand Island Airport at 5pm.
Please  be at  airport to welcome the Veterans home from D.C. at
4:30pm.
Thing going on at Nebraska Veterans Home are the following.
May 16 nails 1:30pm followed by bingo at 2pm.
May 25 will be music day not known yet who will be playing.
Memorial Day help is needed at 7am for raising of the flags and again at 4:30pm for taking down and folding. Selling of poppies
will start at 9:30 am.
May 20 th Salute to Women Veterans at Liederkranz .
We will pay for our 2 Veterans  Jane Zueifel and Sally Earlywine.
Lori Skala made a motion to pay Jane Zueifel for material for scrafs she makes for homeless Veterans. Seconded by Shiela Foster.
June 3 rd at Nebraska Veterans Home is the Volunteer Appreciation party 12-3:30.
 A gift card will be given to our Gold Star Mother for Mother Days. Shiela Foster made the  motion 2nd by Jane Zueifiel.
Next meeting will be  June 6 th 12 noon for lunch followed by 1
pm meeting.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

VFWA met April 4,2017 at the Veterans United Club with

16 members present for lunch and meeting following at 1 pm.
New Member Charlotte Thompsen being voted in.
No Bills where brought to table.
Treasurer report accepted and subject to audit.
Secretary minutes read and approved.
New Business:  New calling tree paper handed out.
The following will take place at Nebraska Veterans Home.
April 14 at 9:30 am to do Devil eggs and pass out at Noon meal.
April 18 1:30pm polish Nails  2 pm Bingo.
On April 15 th Meet at the Chocolate Bar downtown Grand Island
to meet with the Ladies for the National Guard Unit at 1 pm.
Break taken to get care packages put together to send overseas to
those stationed there.
On April 8 th the Kountry-Side  Kids 4-H Club will serve Coffee
at 2pm at the Veterans Medical Center.
Sally Redwine was wondering if anyone was needing Lawn
Mowing for the season. As she is looking for lawns to do.
State Convention is June 8-11 in Kearney.
District Meeting April 9 th at Ord 2pm at the Veterans Club.
Old Business: Flag Standard in place at Victory Place, after
Meeting please meet over there to have picture taken.
Thank You card was read from Lori Skala for gift card .
Books Audited.
Next Meeting will be  May 2,2017 with lunch at 12pm with
meeting following at 1pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

  VFWA March Minutes 2017

March 7 th 12 members met at the United Veterans Club for lunch followed by meeting at 1pm.

Treasurer report given and approved subject to audit. Secretary minutes read and approved.

New Members welcomed--Donna Goentzen and Bonnie Stratman. Linda Garvel  membership approved for membership.Pat Geiger made motion and Robin Kamper 2nd motion.

Membership 81 annual and 1555 life for a total of 236 members.

Membership and Leadership papers must be correct when send in. All boxes must be checked.

Old Business---The Justin Kane concert held at Grand Theater was well received and lasted 1 1/2 hours  instead of 1 hour.

A motion was made by LaVonne Catron and 2nd by Barb to give Billie Heron and Lori Skala  certificates to the United Veterans Club.

New Business:.

 April 9 th at the Ord Veterans Club the District 11 meeting will be held at 2pm

Coffee hour at the Veterans Medical Center  March 11 at 2pm LaVonne Catron and David Jewett will host.

Nebraska Veterans Home:  April 14 Do Deviled eggs at 9:30 am.

March 21 nails at 1:30pm followed by bingo at 2pm.

Next meeting on April 4  lunch at noon with meeting at 1pm.

Secretary

Donna Obermiller

 Meeting was held on February 7,2017at the United Veterans Club following a noon meal.

Meeting was opened with Lori Skala acting president according to ritual.

Minutes were read and approved. Thank you was read from Stamps for the Wounded.

Treasurer's report was read and filed  for audit.

Membership report 80 annual and 155 life members. We are over 100%.  Yea.

No unfinished business.

New business:  Mid-Winter hi lights are:  VFW calendar sales netted $46,000 and they gifted the Auxiliary $4,000, the in-met needs sales table,50/50 and coin march collected $1061.41. Good for such small group. State Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Kearney

June 6 thru 8th.  Election of Officers was held for upcoming year 2017-2018. President Karen Linden, SeniorVice Sheila Foster, Junior

Vice Sally Earlywine, Secretary Donna Obermiller, Treasurer LaVonne Catron,  Chaplin Cathy McGown, Conductress Linda Steffes,

Guard Lori Skala,  Patriotic Instructer Pat Geiger,  Trustees Barb Graham, Shirley Greenough, and Jane Zweifel. Linda Steffes moved to accept the slate of Officers for upcoming year. Seconded by David Jewett. Motion carried. Coffee hour will be hosted by Sheila Foster and Karen Linden  at the Veterans Medical Center on Saturday February 11,2017.

Nebraska Veterans Home happening for February: Departments Party Sunday the 12 th at 2pm, Justin Kane on Monday the 13 th at 2:30pm, bingo on 2nd floor at 10am, Fingernails at 1:30 bingo at 2pm on Tuesday the 21.

Justin Kane will also appear at the Veterans Medical Center on February 14 th at 10 am in the rec hall.

Justin Kane will also appear at the Grand Theater on February 14 with meet and greet at 5:30pm with a concert following at 7 pm. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle.

Motion was made by Sheila Foster, seconded by Robyn Kemper to donate a flag standard to Victory Place. Motion carried.

We draped the Charter in honor of Sherry Skinner.

With no further business the meeting adjourned. Next meeting is March 7,2017

Sheila Foster

Pro Tem Secretary

 January VFWA Minutes 2017

January 4 ,2017 found 12 members present for meting at the United Veterans Club for noon meal followed by meeting.

Membership report we are at our goal of 100 % members with the transfer of 6 members from the Aurora Auxiliary.

Treasurer report given and approved Secretary minutes read from last meeting and approved as read.

Old Business: Wreath Across America was talked about and how it only took 30 minutes to put out 1500 wreaths and how beautiful it looked afterward. This was at the Grand Island Veterans Cemetery.

New Business: District Meeting has been changed from Ord to Broken Bow on January 15,2017.

January 14 Kountryside Kids 4-H club will be serving coffee at the Veterans Medical Center at 2pm. January 10 ice cream social at the

Nebraska Home at 1pm. January 17 Bingo at 2pm at Nebraska Veterans Home. February 12 Valentines Party at Nebraska Veterans Home.

Will start doing nails again at the Nebraska Veterans Home February 21 at the Nebraska Veterans Home.

 Victory Place is now full with the last move in on January 4,2017.

Motion was to give Billie Heron $50 d0llars for all the works she does for the Veterans by Sheila Foster and second by David Jewett.

Lori Skala made motion for audit to be done and seconded by Sheila Foster.

Charter Draped for June Porter .

Next meeting will be held  February 7 th .

Secretary

Donna Obermiller

December 6 meeting of VFWA 1347 found 15 members and 2 visitors present at the United Veterans Club for the monthly meeting.  They met at noon for lunch followed by a meeting at 1 p.m.  The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with the treasurers report and minutes, which were approved as read.  Funds were approved for $30 for gas for Billie Herron for all the travel she does for homeless vets and Victory House.  Another order of patriotic bracelets has been received to be sold by members and also at the upcoming Justin Kane concert on February 14.  The concert is a fundraiser for the Vietnam Veterans Hero Flight.

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Membership report is: there are 148 Life Members and 78 annual members, 226 total, which brings membership to the 100% goal. 
The coffee hour at Veterans Medical Center was served December 10 by Lavonne Catron.  The State VFW Christmas party at the Veterans Medical Center was December 12.   Activities at the Nebraska Veterans Home include Bingo on December 20 at 2:00 in Liberty Cafe, and again on December 26 at 2:00 on second floor.  Signed Christmas cards can be taken to the Nebraska Veterans Home before December 22 and they will be distributed to veterans living at the home.   
Wreaths Across America is a nationwide program started by a Maine evergreen company with wreaths being taken to Veterans Cemeteries across the country.  On December 17, wreaths will be placed at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery on West Capitol following a service at the Chapel at Nebraska Veterans Home.  GI Express is providing trucking for wreaths. 
Lori Skala and Billie Herron are now on a community committee for the work to be done for veterans moving into Victory Place which is on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center.    Donations are being accepted, and needs include furniture, kitchen pans, small appliances, bedding, and other household items.  Billie Herron continues to distribute scarves, gloves, and personal care items to homeless people around town, and also plastic mats made by Mary Long.  Janie Zwiefel has been making scarves from fleece.
Lavonne Catron reported that Matthew Fredrichs of Grand Island has won the Voice of Democracy competition.  He  will be presenting his entry at the upcoming District meeting in Ord on January 15. Theme was My Responsibility to America.  Matthew attends Grand Island Northwest High School    
Problems with the new t-shirts were discussed again.  The company is replacing all the shirts, and they should be delivered soon.
In lieu of a gift exchange, items were collected to take to Victory House.  Scarves, towels, toiletries, cleaning supplies and laundry supplies were taken to Victory House following the meeting.
Next meeting is at the United Veterans Club on January 3 at 1:00 following lunch at noon.   
Respectively submitted,
Jean Seely
Acting Secretary

November 1 meeting found 13 members present at the United Veterans Club for the monthly meeting.  They met at noon for lunch followed by a meeting at 1 p.m.  The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with the treasurers report and minutes, which were approved as read.  Funds were approved for Wreaths Across America, $30, and also for a basket for the Veterans Administration Volunteer Services fundraiser on November 17, $25. 

Membership report is: there are 147 Life Members and 61 annual members, 208 total.  18 more members are needed for 100%.   If 100% is met by the end of November, the auxiliary will be entered in a drawing for $25 from the state VFW organization.  It was approved to pay dues for three hardship cases. 
The coffee hour at Veterans Medical Center will be served November 12 by Lori Skala and Karen Linden.  Activities at the Nebraska Veterans Home include Bingo on November 15 and Veteran's Parade on November 9 at 2:00.  Other upcoming activities were discussed including ribbon cutting at Victory Place November 4 and free breakfast for Veterans at United Veterans Club on November 11; volunteers are welcomed.  Hero Flight events  include November 11 at Riverside Golf Club 6:00-9:00, Gary Quandt's courthouse vigil November 9-11, and also  Hero Flight hamburger night on November 16.  Several members are quite active in these events. 
Lori Skala and Billie Herron discussed needs of veterans moving into Victory Place on the grounds of the Veterans Medical Center and also homeless veterans other places around town.  Lavonne Catron has volunteered the use of a room in her basement to store items collected (except furniture).  Holiday Inn Express has already donated coffeemakers, sheets, soap, and other items.  A lady from Gibbon crochets large mats for homeless veterans, and plastic grocery bags can be brought to meetings to be given to her for future mats.  Personal care items can be brought also for giving to veterans.  When Victory Place has a need for items, they will contact Lori to see if we have items on hand or if we can get them.
Lavonne Catron reported that there are two excellent entries for Voice of Democracy and the winner will be announced soon. Theme was My Responsibility to America. Patriot Pens theme was The America I Believe In, and the winner is Sage McCullum.  Both of these contests have cash prizes with possible scholarships at the state and national levels. 
Problems with the new t-shirts were discussed again.  The company is replacing all the shirts, and they do not want the damaged ones back. 
Next meeting is at the United Veterans Club on December 6 at 1:00 following lunch at noon.  New or gently used towels, washcloths, and toiletries will be collected for Victory Place. 
Respectively submitted,
Jean Seely
Acting Secretary

October 4 meeting found 12 members present at the United Veterans Club for the monthly meeting.  They met at noon for lunch followed by a meeting at 1 p.m.  The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed with the treasurers report and minutes, which were approved as corrected.  Correspondence was read including two thank you notes and a letter from the VFW about $200 they provided for the auxiliary's assistance to veterans and the post.  Charter was draped in memory of Eleanor Martens and Irene Luebbe.

Membership report is: there are 147 Life Members and 54 annual members, 201 total.  25 more members are needed for 100%.
Lavonne Catron reported on bracelet sales, which have gone well.  There are still 46 remaining unpaid for.  $8.54 was approved for reimbursement for treats.  It was approved to donate $50 to the President's Project and $10 to the VFW Scholarship fund.  Quarterly audit was completed.
The coffee hour at Veterans Medical Center was served by Kountryside Kids 4-H club on October 8.  Activities at the Nebraska Veterans Home included Octoberfest on October 13, which included a polka show and kolaches, and Bingo on October 18.  There is a continued need at the Veterans Home for large print Bibles, Bibles on CD, and AAA batteries for MP3 players.
The Fall Conference was held at Ord on October 7-8.  Several members planned to attend.  Lori Skala was planning to make a presentation about Victory Place Apartments at the Veterans Medical Center which are ready for occupancy about the middle of October.
Problems with the new t-shirts were discussed.  It was suggested everyone wash their shirts inside out and air dry.  Then we will discuss them again next month to see if everyone has problems with cracking and/or peeling, and if so, we will contact the company about the problems.
Billie Herron periodically distributes gloves and scarves to homeless people at Pioneer Park. It was agreed to donate $30 for her to purchase more gloves and scarves which she usually buys at Goodwill.  Donations of small toiletry items will be collected and brought to the next meeting to be given to Billie to include with the gloves.
Billie also discussed Project Homeless Connect on Thursday, October 27.  She will make new contacts with veterans in need and with other resources to provide help.
Next meeting is at the United Veterans Club on November 1 at 1:00 following lunch at noon.
Jean Seely
Acting Secretary

Sept 6 2016 found 14 members present at the United Veterans Club for our monthly meeting

We met at noon for a lunch followed by meeting  at 1pm.

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance follow with the Treasurers report and the Minutes they where approved

after correction to the minutes.

 New Business: Two new member where approved :David Jewett and Janie Zweifel are our new members. We now have 147 Life Members and 193 annual members  33 more members are need for a 100%.

Bills: No bills where presented.

Coffee hour a Veterans Medical Center on Sept. 10 th  by LaVonne Catron and Donna Callihan

Fall Conference at Ord , Ne. on Oct. 7-8 2016. Starting at 8 PM Friday night.  Red White and Blue Items and Fall and Christmas items are needed for Unmet needs table.

Nebraska Veterans home on Sept. 20 th will be Bingo at 2pm.   Sept. 19 th  DAR 50 Anniversary at the Nebraska Veterans Home on the 19 th

Ringing of the Bells for the Vietnam Veterans.

The Nebraska Veterans Home is in need of : Large Print Bibles, Bibles on CD,3AA Batteries for 3mps.

Sept 25 th will Honor Gold Star Mothers at Nebraska Veterans Home at 2 pm.

Talked about the National President when she was here during the State Fair and the fun tha t was had.

District President spoke Sherre Brown and gave our praise for how well we do things and are so involved in and to keep up the good work.

Officers for the 2016-2017 year are as follows.

President--Karen Linden

Senior Vice President--Lenora Norden

J.Vice President--Gloria Wiedner

Secretary--Donna Obermiller

Treasurer--La Vonne Catron

Chaplin--Cathy McKown

Conductress--Linda Steffes

Guard--Lori Slala

Patriotic Instructor--Pat Geiger

Trustees--Lenora Norden, Gloria Wiedner, Lori Skala

Tom Wilcox Scholarship winners as follows

Holly Petzoldt

Nicolle Nellson

Amy Lewis

McKayla Obermiller

Secretary

Donna Obermiller


                                                              VFWA 1347  August Minutes

      On August 2,2016  9 members met for lunch at noon at the United Veterans Clubs with meeting following at 1pm.

     Treasurers report was given and approved. Minutes where read and approved.

     It was brought to my attention that I had not mentioned who the Officers where for the 2016-2017 year--- the officers will remain

     the same and last year.

    Old Business: National President will arrive on August 27 ,2016 will attend State Fair and at 4:30 pm  lay a wreath at the Grand Island Veterans

    Cemetery . Later a meal of roast Beef for sandwiches, salads and dessert will be served.

    We will need our members to bring salads and dessert to help with the meal.

   New Business::

    Motion made to table sending $100.00 to Sherre Brown  Motion made by Cathy McKown and seconded by Jean Seely.

    Coffee hour at the Veterans Medical Center was postponed for August.

   Nebraska Veterans Home  Bingo August 14,  at 1:30pm.

   We will be selling Bracelets with the different Veterans Service Branches on them---they are $5.00 a piece. Contact the VFWA to buy one.

  Membership: 146 Life and 38 Annual for a total of 189 will need 42 new members to make 100%.

Hardship cases : LaVonna Catron made a motion to pay their dues seconded by Pat Gieger

   A Thank you was read from St Francis Cancer department for the donation the VFWA made for Cancer.

A donation of a$100.00 was made to the Staff for Santa for the Nebraska Veterans Home. Motion was

made by Lavonne Catron and seconded by Cathy McKown.

District meeting Sept. 25 th,2016 at Pleasanton,Nebraska more will be posted later as well as the Meeting in Ord Nebraska

State Fair Sept 5 Veterans Day make sure you go to the LZ and see  the maps that will have pens in them showing where our

Veterans have served. The Veterans Day Parade is at 4pm.

 Draped the Charter for 2 members who have passed away.

 Next Meeting will be Sept.6 th  with lunch at noon with meeting at 1pm.

Secretary

Donna Obermiller

VFWA 1347 July Minutes
         July 5 ,2016 10 members met at the United Veterans Club for noon meal then the meeting following. The meeting open with the

Pledge of Allegiance.

         The National President will be here Aug. 27,2016 will be arriving at 2:45pm at the airport. Next meeting final details will be

made at August meeting. Laying of the wreath at the Veterans Park will be Saturday August 27,2016. A meal will follow at 5pm at United

Veterans Club.

          Minutes read and corrected---Treasurer report give and approved.

          District 11 President Sheree Brown joined our meeting on her way home from Omaha.

        LaVonne Catron a report on the T-Shirts  price of short sleeve and long sleeve----orders must be in by  July 29 th.

        New Business:  Awards given out for volunteer hours worked at the Nebraska Veterans home and Veterans Medical Center.

         July 11 was a fishing day at the Nebraska Veterans Home. July 19 Bingo at 2pm at Nebraska Veterans Home  also on July 11 at 10 am.

    July 9 2016 coffee Hour at Veterans Medical Center  will be served by Karen Linden.

     We are setting  up new Priority Goals for our Veterans more  will be discussed in the next meeting.

       We discussed ordering Veteran related bracelets----- motion Made by Donna Obermiller and seconded by Jean Seely.

      Charter was Draped for Joannie Mengers.

      Next meeting will be August 2 nd at noon with meeting following.

  Secretary

Donna Obermiller

June 7,2016 11 members met at the United Veterans Club  for our monthly meeting.

New members voted in  are Sherilyn  J. Allen, Sharon Clark, Marlene Fellows, Kathleen (Kathy) Piepers.

Treasurer report read and approved Minutes read and approved.

Old Business:

Memorial Day netted  $341.00 in sales of bottled water and donation from Poppies.

Talked more about buying T-shirts locality the cost and where we wanted the graphics placed and cost of long sleeve over short sleeves.

New Business: Coffee Hour at Veterans Medical Center Saturday June 17  Lavonne Catron will take up  items to be served.

June  13 th Monday at 2pm  will be Fishing Day  at Nebraska Veterans Home.

June 14 Flag day   Flags to be put up at 7 A.M. and taken down and fold at 5pm.

June 21 st Bingo  at 2pm at Nebraska Veterans Home.

June 29 th  at the Nebraska Veterans Home at 3:30pm will be music.

Veterans Appreciation Day will be Sept. 5th at the State Fair. more details will follow.

Charter was draped for Audrey O'Rourke and Past Department President Doris Nelson.

Two Thank You  notes where read.

Motion was read to send $25.00 Dollar to the Cancer center at St. Francis. In place of sending it in for Relay for Life. Robyn Kamper made motion and Billy Heron 2nd.

Bills Paid $8.58 to Lori Skala for treats for Nebraska Veterans Home. LaVonne Catron made Motion and Donna Obermiller  2n

State Convention at Kearney  June 10,11,12. At Holiday Inn

Next meeting will be July 5 th at 1pm following noon lunch.

Just a reminder that on July 4 Flags will go up a 7 am and down at 5pm and folded at the United Veterans  Club.

Secretary

Donna Obermiller

  VFWA 1347 May Minutes
 

May 3,2016 found 8 members in attendance at the United Veterans Club for noon luncheon with meeting following.

Old Business: Amendment to last month meeting-National President not coming due to having surgery.

LaVonne Catron talked about the sites she found on the internet that had T-shirts that we may be interested in for the Auxiliary.

We decided we needed prices be for a vote could be taken to order them.

Coffee hour on May 14 th at the Veterans Medical Center will be served by the Kountry Side 4-H  Club.

New Business: May 17 th is Bingo at the Nebraska Veterans Home at 2pm.

Today(May 3).  at 5pm the Hero Flight will be arriving in Grand Island everyone who can please come out to the airport to welcome them home.

May 30 is Memorial Day the Auxiliary will be out with the Poppies from 9-11:30 at the United Veterans Club.

Lori Skala made a motion to send a donation to a lady to buy the Healing Hearts Pins motion was seconded by CathyMcKown.

in the amount of $25.00 dollar.

Secertary

Donna Obermiller

 April 5,2016 found 11 members and 1 guest present at the United Veterans Club

for the noon luncheon followed by the monthly meeting.
Old Business: May Meeting of the District meeting is to be held May 15, in Taylor,
Neb.
Good Friday found several members at the Nebraska Veterans Home making 700 devil
eggs for the residents. The residents really enjoy them.
Our bake sale that was held on March 13 brought in $704.00 for the Auxiliary
to help with our programs to help with our Veterans and families.
Also on March 13th found some members at the National Guard Armory doing the Hidden Egg activity for the children. We also had  some baby chickens, a bunny
rabbit, 2 guinea pigs, and a goat for the children to enjoy.
Members of. the Auxiliary 1347 would like thank those who supported our Bake
Sale and Craft Fair for the Veterans
April 9 th found Karen Linden and Sally Burney serving coffee hour at the
Veterans Medical Center   and helping with the veterans with  bingo.
Nebraska Veterans Home April 19 th at 2 pm will be Bingo with residents.
Nebraska Veterans Home  on April 23 is Volunteer Appreciation 1-4 pm program
will be held.
The Volunteer Appreciation meal 11:30-1:30  on April 19 th at the Veteran Medical
Center.
We talked about memorial day weekend  and what we plan on doing.
State Auxiliary will be meeting on June 4 ,2016 in Kearney.
The  National President  will be visiting us later on and it was decided to get a gift
for her from Nebraska. LaVonne Catron made the motion with Lori Skala 2 nd it.
A motion was made to keep the same officers in the current offices.
Audit report was done by Lenora Norden and Lori Skala.
Next meeting will be May 3, 2016 at  the United Veterans Club at noon with meeting
following at 1 pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

VFWA March Minutes

 March 1 st  found 10 members  at the United Veterans Club for the monthly meeting.
Old Business: Cookies for the National Guard went over real good with 30 dozen
cookies delivered to the Guard Unit.
Coffee Hour on March 12 at the Veterans Medical Center was served by LaVonne Catron and Lori Skala.
After coffee hour found LaVonne and Lori setting up for Bake
 Sale to be held on Sunday March 13 th.
Treasurer report given and approved.  Secretary minutes read and approved.
New Business: District Meeting to be held May 15,2016 at Taylor,Ne.
State Convention to be in Ord.
Nebraska Veterans Home ---Bingo March 15 th 2pm.  March 29 th make devil eggs
at 9 am.
Veterans Womens Night out will be held April 9 th at Stuhr Museum.
Veterans Appreciation Dinner Pat Geiger made motion to give $25.00 2nd by Donna Obermiller.
Drapped Charter for deceased members Betty Scheweiger and Dolores Guyette.
Next meeting to be held April 5 th at the Club at noon with meeting following.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

VFW 1347

February 2016

Due to the blizzard we were not able to meet on February 2, 2016. We met on February 10, 2016 at 11:00 am with lunch meeting; following at 12:00.

Old Business:

 Discussed if we want to order more t-shirts or jackets with our new logo on, it was decided to wait until more information comes out.

Treasurer’s report given and approved. Secretary minutes read and approved.

New Business:

February 14, 2016; BINGO party at Nebraska Veteran’s Home at 1:30 p.m.

February 16, 2016 BINGO at Nebraska Veteran’s Home 2:00pm.

We will need two dozen cookies to take out to a Co. B Drill being held. On February 27, 2016, cookies need to be brought out to the VFW Club by 1:00 pm, on February 26, 2016 to be picked up.

March 13, 2016 is Hidden Egg at the Co. B. center with a petting zoo, this will be from 12:00-2:00.

Also, on March 13, 2016 will be a Bake and Craft Sale. From 8:00-12:00 at the VFW Club. All bake sale and craft goods may be brought to the VFW Club 4:00pm-6:00pm. On March 12, 2016 to be set up and ready to go on Sunday morning at 8:00am. 

It was decided that we will send post cards to all members who are not able to bring bake or craft items. A donation, in place of bake or craft items, is welcome.

We are doing the fund raiser to help fund a Veteran’s program at the local level. Linda Stiffes made a motion to send out cards-Jane Seely 2nd.

Francisea Guilford the National Aux president will be flying on Next meeting will be Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 11:00 am., with 12:00 noon meeting following.

Secretary.

Donna Obermiller

December 1 st found 10 members present for lunch and meeting that followed.

Minutes where read and corrected and then approved. Treasurer report read and
approved.
Lori Skala made a motion to pay dues for hard ship cases motion was seconded by Billy
Heron.
Membership 139 Life and 77 annual for a total of 216----- 2 new members where
approved with 3 new members needed to be 100%.
On December 1 st will be ice cream social at 2pm at Nebraska Veterans Home,
followed by Bingo on December 15 th at 2 pm. On December 18 th will be a
concert at Nebraska Veterans  Home.
Coffee Hour at the Verteran Administration Medical Center  Hosted by Ken Ward.
Next meeting will be Janurday 5,2016 at the VFW Club at 12 noon followed by
meeting at 1pm.
Secretary
Donna Obermiller

 The VFWA 1347 met at the club for lunch at noon on Nov. 3,2015  followed by the monthly meeting.Twelve members and 2 guest where in attendance.

Reports where read from the Treasurer and  Secretary  and approved.

Veterans Day Nov. 11  the VFW Club will be having a breakfast for all Veterans from 5:30 am till 9am

Nov. 11 is coffee hour at VAMC Kountryside 4-H club will be serveing.

Bingo Nov. 17 2pm.

Nov. 17 9:30am-1pm isVSVS  will be crafts and bake sale  also basket raffle and meal. Lenora Norden made motion Linda Seffes 2nd to give $25.00 to help with the meal .

Life Membership 139 76 Annual for total  of 215 members.

Pat Geiger made motion to  send letters to those who have not paid dues for their membership and was 2nd by Cathy McKown.

Old Business --- Haunted Armory and the fun that was had by all. Also Polka Party that was held at Nvh and the memories it brought backfor the members.

Also talked about the care package that were put together at State Fair and sent overseas and when we would do it again.

LaVonne made a motion for $50.00 for Christmas Party, $50.00 for project Homless and $15.00 for Wreaths  AcrossAmerica

Jean Seely 2nd..

Next meeting will be Dec, 1 st at the VFW Club at noon followed by meeting.

Secretary

Donna Obermiller

VFWA Minutes Oct.5,2015

Oct. 5 2015 10 member met at the VFW Club with Dist. present Sheree Brown  present. Meeting was opened with  the the Pledge of Allegiance.

Treasurers report and Minutes where read and approved.

Bills presented--Lori Skala presented a bill for $6.99 for treats for the Haunted Armory on Oct. 16. Cathy McKown made motion to pay with Pat. Gieger 2nd.

Membership 139 Life and 64 Annual total of 203 to make 100% 21 more needed 
. Dues need to be payed for us to reach this goal.

 Motion was made to pay dues for 2 hardship cases. Lori Skala made the motion 2nd by Cathy McKown.

Thank You note was read from NVH for Helping out at the  Staff for Santa.

The Haunted Amory is Oct. 16 th --set up starting at 4 pm then 6-7:30 pm.

Care packages where put together at the State Fair to be sent to the men over seas totaled  304.

New Business---Coffee Hour at VAMC Oct. 10 th Lori Skala and LaVonna Catron will serve.

Bingo will be  Oct. 20th at 2pm at NVH and on Oct 22 at 9:30 am will be Polka Party  at NVH.

Please note change of meetings from now on all meeting will be held on Tuesday at noon at the  VFW Club with meeting to follow.

Next meeting to be Nov. 3 rd at noon at the club.

 Lori Skala read the trustee report  which was read and approved and filed.

Secretary

Donna Obermiller

  VFWA 1347 Sept. 2015 Mintues

VFWA met at noon at the VFW Club for lunch followed by the monthly meeting. Members 9 where in attenance.

  Membership Life 138 and annual 58 for total 196.

Bills ---Lori Skala presented a bill that was voted on to pay. 1st motion Robin Kamper 2nd motion Elnora Obermier.

New Business Sept. 15 at NVH 2 pm bingo.   Sept. 17 Ice Cream with the DAV with Ringing of Bells at 2:45pm

at NVH

Sept. 27 Volunteer Apprciation  Party at NVH 2-4 pm.

Sept 16 th Hero Flight Hamburger Night.

Oct 16 th Haunted Armory at the readyness center. 6- 7:30pm.Lori Skala will buy treats. Linda Steffes made  the motion with Jean Steely 2nd it.

New Business:   New ByLaws--Name change--Ladies Auxiliary  Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Changed its name toVeteransof Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary.

Coffee hour at the VACM Sept. 12 at 2pm will be served by KarenLinden with ice cream bars.

Next meeting will be at the VFW Club at 2 pm on Oct. 5th 20 15.

Secretary

Donna Obermiller

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