Thanks to all who attended last month’s meeting. Also thanks to everyone who filled in for the absent officers. Sadly, we draped our charter for one of our members, Phyllis Johnson, who passed away. We elected and installed a new Chaplain, Amy Kurtin, who replaced Monica Thompson.
We have a lot going on this month. We’re having a cake walk on March 4th to raise money for March of Dimes. I kindly ask you to please consider donating a cake, cupcakes, pie, etc. to make this a successful event. Pottsboro spring break is March 7-11. Remember daylight savings time begins March 13th. We need help stuffing eggs after our planning meeting on March 17th for the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter day. Our annual Awards Banquet is Friday, March 18th at 6:00 pm. Please attend and show your appreciation to our public safety honorees which include a policeman, firefighter and EMS paramedic. Also being honored is the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher and Patriots Pen essay winner. Burgers will be served following the awards ceremony and award recipients will be served first. At our meeting on March 19th we’ll have the new member initiation ceremony. If you’re a new member or have never been initiated please let us know and attend the March meeting. All new members for this Auxiliary year will be notified of this initiation by letter from the Auxiliary Secretary.
Officer nominations and elections will be held at our April 16th meeting. Please consider running for an office or taking on a chairmanship. Officer installation will be held jointly with the post’s elected officers at our May meeting.
If you’re an annual member and you have not paid your dues, you need to do so now. If your dues are not paid by June 30th, you will forfeit your membership and will have to reapply should you want to join again. In addition, a vote to double the life membership fees will happen in July at the VFW Auxiliary National Conference. You may want to consider purchasing a life membership before July should they vote to increase the fees at that meeting.
Thank you everyone for your continued support. Remember why we exist… to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.