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Conrad Auxiliary observes Veterans Day

CONRAD — Conrad American Legion Auxiliary Unit #681 met at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the Conrad Legion Hall. The meeting was called to order by President Sue Kitzman with 10 members and officers present. The Unit recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Mary Ann Miller led the group in prayer followed by members reciting in unison the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary. Opening exercises closed by singing “America the Beautiful,” accompanied by Miller.

Following the door prize drawing won by Darlene Reece, Secretary Sarah Kitzman called roll answered by four officers, presented “Walk Down Memory Lane” reading excerpts from the August-December 1947 and read the October minutes. All reports were approved as read. Treasurer Susan Sams gave the financial report which was approved as presented.

Committee Reports:

• President Kitzman informed the Unit of a change in the Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary that was recently made at the National level. The words — The Great — have been removed and replaced by the word — All — it now reads: “To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during all wars.”

• Beeghly Benefit — JoAnn Klein submitted a report of the Nov. 1 event and it was read by the secretary.

• Education & Merit Awards — Sams reported bars and/or cookies were taken to the three BCLUW buildings for Teacher Appreciation.

• Girls State — two BCLUW high school juniors were recommended by committee.

• Courtesy — Marjorie Higgins reported on a recent funeral meal. It was a small group but they were very appreciative. She was assisted by Janice Tranbarger, Laura Wanken and other members who provided bars.

• President Kitzman reported on the District ALA Conference held Nov. 2 at Iowa Veterans Home. She, Klein and Miller attended.

• Veteran’s Day — The president gave a brief overview of the program held at the high school. The goal for next year is to involve more high school students. Deb Clemons reported on the soup lunch following the high school program. It was well attended despite the less than favorable weather.

• President Kitzman presented two photo albums compiled by Klein of several recent events.

• Members were reminded of the 9 a.m. Dec. 9 meeting, the Christmas Brunch.

There being no further reports or business, the penny march was held and a lunch was served by hostess Higgins.

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