Thanks everyone who attended the meeting last month. Thank you Julie Tarver for filling in for me while I was attending the Dist 1 meeting.
I welcome all new members. Our membership is growing and most are joining as life members. Now is the time to purchase a life membership. Life membership fees will increase by 15% on Jan 1st, 2017.
On Fri, Sep 2nd, the Auxiliary voted to hold a food auction to raise additional funds needed to help pay for the new kitchen sprinkler system the Post had to replace. Details of the auction are printed on the top of the calendar.
Brenda Jones discussed the garage sale on Sat, Sep 3rd, from 7am to 4pm and that tables are still available for purchase for $25 for those selling both garage sale items and vendor specialty items. The $25 will be given to the Post and those selling items will keep all their proceeds. All participants will be required to haul their own items in and out of the Post. You can set up the night before. Registration forms are available at the bar or contact Brenda for more information. Food will be available for purchase during the garage sale.
Priscilla McMurry informed us that we’re required to have a cancer awareness fundraiser as directed by our state program guidance. We agreed upon prostate cancer and will hold a benefit soon for this cause.
Ways and Means raffle tickets and pins are on sale now. Funds raised from these items go to our Dept office to help them with office supplies and other overhead costs.
We discussed ways in which we could help with the Louisiana flood disaster and it was suggested we research the possibility of sending materials, funds or food, and review options at our next meeting.
Jose Casado asked that we come prepared at the next meeting with fundraising ideas. He stated we need to increase our revenues to keep pace with our future needs.
Kim James updated us on Austin James’ deployment and that he appreciated the cookie basket we sent to him.
Our next meeting will be held on Sat, Sep 17th. Our Dist 1 President, Pat Anderton, will be attending the meeting. Please try to attend and show your support to her.
I sincerely appreciate all of you. Thanks for all you do to make our Auxiliary successful.