Fred Hancock Auxiliary Unit No. 19

Auxiliary Article for the July-August 2018 Newsletter 


Many thanks to Esther, Linda, Elva, Evelyn, Erika, Rhonda and Doris for their dedication to the American Legion Auxiliary by making the May and June “doings” a success!


During the month of May we participated in a Girls State Tea at Post 19, District 11 Visitation, Café Vets gathering, District 11’s Women Veterans and Active Military Women Luncheon, “Dine-out” at Mai Place in Renton, annual Poppy Campaign, and Memorial Day ceremonies at the Cedar River Memorial, Fred Hancock Memorial, Greenwood Memorial Park and Veterans Memorial Park in Renton.


I would like to give special thanks to Elva Schulz for planting flowers at the Fred Hancock Memorial and to Linda Cook for making the wreaths that we used during the Cedar River and Fred Hancock memorial ceremonies.


During June, we attended the Post’s Flag Disposal ceremony on Flag Day, Café Vets gathering and the Officers Installation with District 11 Commander Carrol Stripling and President Midge Tallman officiating.  Other participating District 11 officers included Lori Taylor, Vice President, and Paula Rairdan, as Chaplain.
We officially welcomed Doris Werth into membership by initiation at our June meeting and look forward to having Kris Scott join us in our work.  


In July, Elva Schulz and I will represent the Unit as delegates to the Department of WA Summer Convention in Spokane Valley. 


Welcome to our new Unit 19 Auxiliary Officers for 2018-2019:

President, Rhonda Jarvis, 425-226-5216,
Vice President, Erika Tiede, 425-226-5216
Secretary, Linda Cook, 425-227-0994, 
Treasurer, Esther Maas, 425-255-7108
Historian, Diana Hagen, 425-271-3881,
Chaplain, Elva Schulz, 425-255-0440, 
Sergeant at Arms, Evelyn Lundstrom-Weiss, 425-255-1845


It has been a privilege to serve as Unit President this past year.

“Service not self.”
Diana Hagen

Our Purpose


In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:

  • To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families
  • To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion
  • To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship
  • To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy
  • To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government
  • To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities
  • To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self

It's time to renew your membership dues.
 Has your address changed?  Contact Esther Maas (425-255-7108) to update your address or pay your dues.
 We invite new members to join us!  We encourage your family members and friends to become involved in a great, rewarding experience – helping VETERANS and their families.   


COME JOIN US for Sew and Chat


We need your company/help in these projects for our veterans in the VA Hospitals.  We sew and tie lap robes, make ditty bags, stuff neck pillows, make wheel chair bags, wrap gifts and other things for the VA Hospital patients.  It doesn't requre much talent or experience - just come and enjoy.  We laugh and discuss the problems of the world.  Men are welcome to come join us.


Only a FEW hours are needed and so MUCH can be accomplished!