Braden, Strasburg Legion meeting

Pictured, on left, is Morgan Braden, one of Strasburg 289’s delegates to the 2017 American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State in June at Eastern Illinois University; and on right, Strasburg Unit 289 ALA IGS Chairman Caralea Smith.

STRASBURG -- American Legion Auxiliary Liberty Unit 289 President Sarah Wyckoff called to order the meeting. The members sang in unison the Air Force Song. Roll call was taken with six officers present.

Morgan Braden was one of Strasburg 289’s delegates to the 2017 American Legion Auxiliary Illini Girls State in June at Eastern Illinois University. She was of the Nationalist party.

Cinda Held and Linda Oakley reported on attending the 2017 National American Legion Auxiliary Convention in Reno, Nevada. The Honorary Junior Central Division Vice President Deana Woodburn is from Illinois. National dues were raised $3. President Trump was present and spoke to The Legion and Auxiliary.

Delegates to the Sept. 23, 19th District Fall Convention in Champaign were: Linda Oakley, Cinda Held, and Jill Layton. Alternates were Caralea Smith, Jamie Brown, and Bonnie Lawrence.

Strasburg had 64 Senior members paid with a total of 47.8 percent in membership.

The Unit members hope to have the Veterans’ VA Needs items to be collected in October, art supplies to be collected in November, and Blessings in a Backpack in December.

Strasburg Unit members will provide a meal for the Oct. 6 Mapping.

Caralea Smith won the door prize. CARE was $7.50.

Upcoming events include:

  • National’s Mission Training in Springfield - Oct. 14th
  • Halloween Soup Supper – Oct. 27th
  • Leadership Training at Strasburg – Nov. 18th
  • Unit’s Christmas Store – Dec. 16

Following the adjournment of the meeting and refreshments, the Unit members took part in a service project where they filled Police Survival Kits. These were passed out to law enforcement in Shelby County, Effingham County, and Cumberland County.

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