Newsletter – March 2018

Auxiliary President – Ginny Lucero – 505-453-7401
Our school children are in need of additional school supplies, especially Kleenex, hand sanitizer, notebook paper, coats for middle or high school age kids, etc.

The mid-year conference was held in Albuquerque on February 9-11. We’ll be sharing new and updated information with you from time to time.

Thank you to those of you who attended the Past President’s Parley member orientation February 24. We hope that you gained lots of knowledge about the Auxiliary.

We have had 16-20 ladies playing Bunco in February. Our March Bunco dates are the 8th & 22nd at 1:00 p.m. It’s $2.00 margaritas & Mexican beer day.

We have been busy delivering poster board to all the schools for the poppy poster contest. Linda Nenno, Cyndi Wipf and others have met with the schools to present the Girls State programs.

March 10 is the bake and book sale during the monthly breakfast.

The next ladies lunch will be March 20th at 12:30 p.m. at the EB Inn.

Scholarship deadline is March 1st; your information needs to be turned in to Linda Nenno.

Don’t forget that we have an aluminum can recycle trailer on Hwy 195 by the Amberjack sign.

We are also collecting box tops for Education.

For all other Post activities, please pick up a calendar and newsletter.

Chaplains Corner – Barbara Thompson
Almighty God, Bless those in the Military who with Valor, Integrity, Conviction, Bravery, Selflessness, Loyalty, Patriotic Duty, Sacrifice, Heroic Actions and Respect for Country, protect us All.

May our military men and women and their families be strong and take courage as they put their hope in you, Lord. In Christ’s name, amen.

Laverne Baker, has pneumonia, recovering and will need O2.
Beth Wells went to help her mom settle in care home.
Ginny Lucero, President, ill for about a week but recovered at home.
Joy Corpolongo, had a stroke.
Fran Acre, sister is ill.
Mae Benjamin is feeling better after being sick since January.

We pray for all those people we know who are unwell, and for those who look after them. Lord, give the sick your strength so they recover fully.

Sharon Pierson’s mom for testing negative for cancer.
Alexis Eaton gave birth to Hunter William Eaton on January 31.
Proud grandparents of Hunter, Christie & Bill Conklin.
Morgan & Jeff Spencer, both new members to Unit and Post 44, their dog passed.

Dr. Ricky D. Felts, a long time supporter of the Auxiliary.
Sandi Adams, boyfriend Stan Majewski, a Legionnaire.
Dorothy Schorr, Husband Pete Baldwin, a Legionnaire.
Violet Holding, significant other Will Fry.

Family and friends of those who have passed on, may the constant love of God soften your sadness. May lasting peace surround your grieving heart. May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort.

Membership – Linda Nenno
Membership keeps growing slowly. We now have 344 paid members, still a long way from our June 1 goal of 442. If you have not renewed, please do it soon. If you need assistance, contact me at 575-642-6164 or Invite your eligible friends to join. You, as a member know what good works we do in the community, and how much fun we have at the Post.

Care Packages – Marty Novak

We were blessed to have Sgt. Haro bring 20 of his ROTC cadets to help pack our 25 Care Packages in February. They learned and helped with all aspects of packing the boxes and getting them ready to mail…from helping make boxes to helping close the boxes and putting on address labels and customs forms. They even helped with breaking down the cardboard boxes for recycling and loading the boxes into the truck. They plan to come back and help again in April. Thanks to all who came to help pack and guide the cadets in the various steps of packing and finishing the boxes. We look forward to them coming again.

Thanks to our American Legion Family for the help and support they give us, to the members, non-members, groups, organizations, and business of our community for their monetary donations, memorials and donations of supplies.

Our next Care Package day is March 14. We start about 10:15 making boxes, arranging supplies, making up toiletry bags and start packing as soon as everything is ready. We are usually finished in less than an hour. Anyone is welcome to come help us pack. It’s lots of fun.

Cell Phones for Soldiers
We are no longer collecting cell phones. Homeland security will only allow me to send 3 cell phones at a time rather than sending them in the medium flat rate box. This is making it too costly to continue.

What is a Veteran: A Veteran…whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve…is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount of “up to, and including his/her life.” That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that act.