Hello fellow Auxiliary Members
Winter is upon us! I hope that you are all doing well.
On November, 8th, at Emanuel Lutheran School in Patchogue, I led a Chapel Service honoring our veterans. After the service, a luncheon was served in the cafeteria with the students of Emanuel. We had a lovely gathering of VFW, American Legion, and AMVET members – in all about 40 people. This is always a welcoming event which Emanuel School likes to do for the veterans and their families in our community. Some veterans sat at lunch tables with the students while others had their children sit with them and the other veterans. All in all, it was a great day. Thank you to all who attended. The students especially enjoy being with the veterans.
On November 10th, Maria and Jim Shine, George and I, and Dave Rogers attended the 2nd Annual Military Ball held by the St. Joseph’s College SVA. The food was fabulous along with raffle baskets, and a little bit of Casino Night. We all had an enjoyable evening. It is important to support the efforts of our young veterans. I hope more will join us at next years ball.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:
December 7th at 6:00 our commander will be cooking a pasta dinner to get us all into the Christmas Spirit. Following dinner at 8:00, we will be having a brief meeting and then will attend a brief meeting upstairs with the men. Dessert will follow the meetings. On December 10th, 9:00 – 12:00 the VFW will be having a Pancake and Egg Fundraiser for the Post. If you can help in any way, please let me know.
This year we will be contributing two Christmas trees to send to our overseas troops to help lift their spirits during the holidays, especially when they are so far away from home and their loved ones. Please remember to keep them and their families in your prayers.
I am looking forward to seeing you all at our Christmas dinner on December 7th at 6:00!!
May God keep close watch and protection over our military, and may he continue to bless and keep America safe.
Your Auxiliary President Nancy Barrett