Third District American Legion Auxiliary Fall Conference

Third District Fall Conference 2021, was opened at 9 a.m., Oct. 2, in the Radcliffe Community Center, Radcliffe, in form by PDP and Iowa’s NEC Kelly Elliott acting as Parliamentarian introduced Vice-President Sandy Scallon as resignation of President Pat Williams due to health issues. She was officially installed by Elliott. Guest State President Doris Jackson and Membership Alida Kolthoff were introduced. Roll call revealed 30 attendees. Secretary’s report was accepted as printed, with budget and treasurers reports accepted as presented.

Elliott as Dept. NEC for Iowa, reported National President Kathy Daudistel, of Kentucky, chose ‘caregivers’ as her project and has a special award for a Junior who has been in this position. She will also be visiting Iowa for five days the latter part of April. Iowa Girls State had 135 attending the virtual program with election of all but county officers due to number of girls participating. Girls State reservations need be in by Dec. 31 for ($400) or $50 more. It will be June 17-24, 2022 at Drake University.

Send clippings, photos, prayers/inspirations for history and prayer books to Nicole Johnson, 2757 Knapp Ave., Melbourne, IA 50162, or email ala3historian@gmail.com.

Chaplain Carol Kruse did the prayers and the Memorial Service.

JoAnn Klein, sub for Veronica Daniels and Juniors Chair, told of a Conrad Jr. who collected $400 in items for Iowa Veterans Home and now with a friend took down lots of pumpkins for decorating, painting and carving. Also encouraged Units to chose a Miss Poppy and a MR. POPPY.

No ALA IVH Rep has been chosen and due to uncertainty of Covid, Gift Shop will probably be Gift cards again. Cookies welcome any time.

Greetings by State President Jackson on her travels, is encouraging visits to each Unit by the District President and or Membership chair to make everyone feel they are important to the organization.

Chose a ‘Member of the Year’ from your Unit…there is always someone special who goes that extra mile in a Unit. Check the Clipper for details.

Dist. President’s project will be the AEF and Miracles in Motion in Swisher. They are having a free Halloween project for Veterans/special needs children from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Merit Awards report by Sharon Hatch. Eight $200 merit awards given in 2021. No silent auction, but ‘school house’ donation box again. All applications need to be to her by April 1, 2022. Get the information to schools in December.

Shirley Warneke, Klein and Deb Miller elected to nominating committee.

Tama county had two attendees: Co-Pres. Diane Caloud and past president, Jolene Denbow.

Election of District Vice-President with Miller, of Marshalltown, accepting. She was also installed by Elliott. President Scallon has also accepted a second term as has Chaplain Kruse.

Meeting adjourned with prayer.

Dept. President Doris presented four National Plaques to the Gladbrook Unit, received by Denbow. These were earned for Americanism (Lisa Reinhard), National Security (Jeanne Paustian), Poppy (Jodi Betts) and Children and Youth with Kids Shopping Day project.

A plate luncheon of smoked pork sandwiches, chips, slaw and pudding dessert served at newly dedicated Post Home was enjoyed by all.


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