Fred Hancock Auxiliary Unit No. 19
March/April: From our Auxiliary President
Fred Hancock Auxiliary Unit #19 has been busy with a number of projects. At our January Sew & Chat we began making comfort pillows for veterans. We have been contacting counselors at the local high schools recruiting citizens for Evergreen Girls State and advertising Auxiliary scholarships. We also had an evening of fun and games at the January Post Social.
In February, we accompanied Post members for an evening of Bingo at the Seattle VA.
Also, our Post/Unit hosted the February District Meeting with a chili supper (coincidentally, auxiliary member, Bettijane Tomkinson, celebrated her 95th birthday at a special party given in her honor on the same day). Our Americanism potluck dinner at the end of February also promises to be an inspiring evening.
In March we plan to make a field trip to the American Lake Division VA for the Veterans Creative Arts Competition.
Upcoming events include 2 fundraisers: June 9 & 10 Garage Sale (we are now collecting donated items to sell) and October 2017 Arts & Crafts Bazaar for the community to sell Christmas handicrafts.
Special thanks to Elva Schulz, Linda Cook, Esther Maas, Erika Tiede, Rhonda Jarvis and Evelyn Lundstrom-Weiss for making all of these activities possible. We welcome you to join us in the fun!
Please mark your calendars for the following events: District #11 Meeting March 12; Past Commander/Presidents Luncheon March 18; Law & Order Ice Cream Social March 23; Spring Conference April 9; Esther Maas’ 90th birthday celebration April 22; Poppy Social and Member Initiation April 27 and District #11 Lady Veterans Luncheon April 29.
We wish you a bright and happy Spring!
“In service, not self.”
Sincerely, Diana Hagen
Unit #19 President
The Auxiliary will be having a Garage Sale at the Post Home on Friday and Saturday, June 9 & 10. We will accept donations of all good usable items. The proceeds will be used to help keep our programs going. Items may be brought to the hall from now until the time of the sale. Please contact Elva Schulz, 425-255-0440 or Esther Maas, 425-255-7108.
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
Renew, Renew, Renew!! Dues are now DUE!!
It is time to send in your 2017 Dues Renewals.
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.
WE NEED YOU!
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!