The American Legion Post 230 and Auxiliary met for their monthly meeting on June 23 at the Legion Hall.
Both groups had installation of new officers. The Post officers are Commander Ed Boger, Vice Commander David Brown, Adjutant Bob Wittrock, Sergeant of Arms Ralph Godfrey, and Chaplain David Brown.
The Unit officers are President Sharon Godfrey, Vice President Andrea McIrvin, Secretary & Treasure Claudia Brown, Historian LuAnn Wittrock, Chaplain Theresa Walker, and Sergeant of Arms Theresa Walker.
New Committee Heads are: Juniuor and Youth Heather Klein, and Calling Committee Donna Brown.
A nice Luncheon was held afterwards and a beautiful angel was given to outgoing President Claudia Brown. The Auxiliary also had their Annual Awards night where everyone receives an honor for their hard work in working to build our Unit and Post.
It was decided at their regular meeting to host a movie show for military children in the area. So they were all asked to put the word out that anyone that qualifies and is interested should call and reserve a spot.
The movie is going to be at the American Theater on June 28. The Auxiliary dose not care which movie the children go to and will be paying for the movie.
They also decided they would work on the fourth of July in Storm Lake and Help out the VVA in their booth. It gives them a chance to earn some money for their projects. They also approved giving $25 dollars to the Fourth of July fireworks in Cherokee.
Also this past month the Auxiliary helped out two families with financial support one was a young family where the father is serving away and they needed food.
The Auxiliary feels it is always a great honor to help these families. They will be having a booth at the fair grounds for the fair and hope people will stop in and check them out. The Auxiliary is always looking for new members and this is the start of new year and would be a good time to join.
Department convention is going to be in July as well and David and Claudia Brown are planning to attend. The convention is going to be in Davenport this year. If anyone has any questions please call Claudia Brown at 712-229-7934.