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730 W. 4th, PO Box 1651, Hutchinson, KS

Lysle Rishel Post 68

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AUXILIARY OFFICERS
President Edie Griffin
1st Vice President Vicki Tracy
2nd Vice President Jane Weems
Treasurer Lorraine Warnken
Secretary Lauri Miller
Chaplain Gladys Shook
Historian Roberta Allen
Sergeant At Arms Kristy Ehart
 
December Notes

It is so unbelievable that we are now in the middle of November moving quickly to the end of this year.  Many activities have taken place this year and many great events have been held here at our Post home.  We all should be proud of the work our volunteers are doing to keep our Post home in such good condition for all of us to enjoy.  It would be so much better if more of our members would take advantage of this wonderful building and the fellowship that is offered on a daily basis. 

We serve excellent meals every Thursday evening and Saturday lunches can’t be bought anywhere else in town for the price.  Every third Saturday evening we have a Fried Chicken Buffet and we would do more if we could see that our members would come and participate.

Please let Jeremy Ehart, Commander, know what you would like to have for drawing events at our Post so we can start using it to its full capability for all of our Legion Family Members. 

Other posts have game nights or movie nights so all can get together.  Let’s see what we can do to make sure we are serving all the needs.

With the holidays please check on our shut-ins and those in the nursing homes and VA centers and make sure they know they are not forgotten.

Keep our service men and women in your thoughts and prayers,

God Bless America

Edie Griffin, ALA President

November Notes

What is your ‘WHY’!  Why did you join the American Legion Auxiliary!  We all need to think of our ‘WHY’ and bring that enthusiasm back into our programs here at Lysle Rishel Unit 68!  We as a Unit are being challenged to bring new members into our Post family but we ourselves need to remember ‘WHY’ we joined and show our pride in all we do to server others not self as our preamble states!  Tell your story, your ‘WHY’ when talking to others to get them to join!

Mid-year reports are due by the first of November to your District Chairman and District Chairman reports are due to Department by December 1st so they in turn can get their reports to National by the 1st of January.  You should be able to find your report forms on the website.

Our membership dues are now due and payable to Vicki Tracy, Membership Chairman.  You may also drop them off at the Legion Post for her.  Dues are $28.00 this year.

Nov 4, 2017 is 7th Districts Leadership Training at our post starting at 8:00 AM.   Nov 15, 2017 Christmas Gift Shop at Robert Doll VA. 

Be sure and sign-up for Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov 23, 2017.

Keep our service men and women in your thoughts and prayers,

God Bless America

Edie Griffin, ALA President

October Notes

What is your ‘WHY’!  Why did you join the American Legion Auxiliary!  We all need to think of our ‘WHY’ and bring that enthusiasm back into our programs here at Lysle Rishel Unit 68!  We as a Unit are being challenged to bring new members into our Post family but we ourselves need to remember ‘WHY’ we joined and show our pride in all we do to server others not self as our preamble states!  Tell your story, your ‘WHY’ when talking to others to get them to join!

Mid-year reports are due by the first of November to your District Chairman and District Chairman reports are due to Department by December 1st so they in turn can get their reports to National by the 1st of January.  You should be able to find your report forms on the website.

Our membership dues are now due and payable to Vicki Tracy, Membership Chairman.  You may also drop them off at the Legion Post for her.  Dues are $28.00 this year.

Mark your calendars for October 7, 2017 is District 7 Homecoming in Ellinwood, Ks.  There is a meet and greet from 4:00 – 6:00 PM with dinner at 6:00.  Eisenhower Pilgrimage is Oct 14th with the State Vice-Commanders Homecoming immediately following.  Nov 4, 2017 is 7th Districts Leadership Training at our post starting at 8:00 AM.  

Keep our service men and women in your thoughts and prayers,

God Bless America

Edie Griffin, ALA President

September Newsletter Notes

Lysle Rishel Post 68 and the Veterans we serve need your help!  Workers for Bingo are needed immediately to be able to keep Bingo going.  Bingo is one of two of the money makers that keep the doors of our Post open.  If we close it down because we cannot get volunteers to work Bingo we will soon be closing our doors.  Please step up and give one or two nights a month to help keep Bingo going.  Positions that are needed are as follows:

  • Tuesday and Friday American Flash Pull Tabs
  • Friday Paper sales
  • Tuesday and Friday Callers
  • Tuesday and Friday Floor walkers
  • Tuesday and Friday Concession workers

We also need people to help clean tables and sweep floors at 8 or 9 on Wednesday and Saturday mornings following Bingo.  These people also help put the trash bags on the tables and sometimes help do the pull tabs the players purchase.

Please call Commander Jeremy Ehart, Bingo Worker George Lawrence, Roberta Allen or Edie Griffin at the Post number 620 662-20573 if you can help by volunteering one or two nights a month.

God Bless our Post, Unit & Our Troops

Edie Griffin, Auxiliary President

August Newsletter Notes

The 2018 membership dues are now being taken as of July 1, 2017 and are $28.00 for Senior dues and $2.50 for Junior dues.   If you would like to pay your dues before National sends out their first notice in September you may do so by contacting Vicki Tracy, our membership chairperson at 620-664-1672.

Please keep in mind with your membership you also are entitled to a free death insurance of $1000.00.  Make sure you are signed up for this free benefit. 

Other dates to keep on your calendars will be July 29, 2017 will be “Boot Camp” at our Post 68 for all of Department Auxiliaries. DEC at 8:30 AM, registration at 9:00 AM, Meeting 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM with a working lunch served by the ALR for $6.00.

September 16, 2017 will be Fall Conference with the location to be announced.

September 9, 2017 will be Post/Unit day at the Fair Booth.

October 14, 2014 will be the Eisenhower Pilgrimage to Abilene, Ks.

November 4, 2017 will be District 7 Auxiliary Training by Department for all of our Units in our District.  I encourage everyone who is able to attend, to learn new and informative ideas from our Department Leadership Team.  It will be a Fun Filled Day with old friends and new ones who will become your life time friends.

November 11, 2017 will be Early Bird Dinner at the Post 68 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Italian Cuisine will be the dinner for the evening.

Continue to fulfill our mission and help grow the American Legion Auxiliary!

God bless our military and pray for our Nation!!

July Newsletter Notes

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!  Please remember what Independence means to each and every one of us as we celebrate the 4th of July!  The many sacrifices past, present and in our future so we can live the freedom we have today.  Keep our Nation, our President, and most of all our Troops in our thoughts and prayers daily for their safety and return to their families and friends!

The 2018 membership dues will begin being taken on July 1, 2017 and are $28.00 for Senior dues and $2.50 for Junior dues.   If you would like to pay your dues before National sends out their first notice in September you may do so by contacting Vicki Tracy, our membership chairperson at 620-664-1672.

Please keep in mind with your membership you also are entitled to a free death insurance of $1000.00.  Make sure you are signed up for this free benefit.

Other dates to keep on your calendars will be July 22, 2017 is Department Commander Terry Marr, Auxiliary President Melissa Burton, and S.A.L Detachment Commanders Homecoming at Post 4 in Wichita, Ks.

July 29, 2017 will be “Boot Camp” at our Post 68 for all of Department Auxiliaries. Further information will come when I get it.

August 12, 2017 will be District 7 Auxiliary Training by Department for all of our Units in our District.  I encourage everyone who is able to attend, to learn new and informative ideas from our Department Leadership Team.  It will be a Fun Filled Day with old friends and new ones who will become your life time friends.

September 16, 2017 will be Fall Conference with the location to be announced.

September 9, 2017 will be Post/Unit day at the Fair Booth.

November 11, 2017 will be Early Bird Dinner at the Post 68 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Italian Cuisine will be the dinner for the evening.

Continue to fulfill our mission and help grow the American Legion Auxiliary!

God bless our military and pray for our Nation!!

Edie Griffin, ALA Unit 68 President

June Newsletter Notes

Most all schools are out and graduations are over! Now on to our summer vacations and other sport activities we all enjoy as parents and Grandparents.

We want to make sure we do not forget our Veterans during our busy summer months.  Please keep your donations to the VA, cards of encouragement, The Honor Flights, Wounded Warrior Battalion at Ft. Riley and the many others too numerous to mention here.

At our last meeting we voted to raise our Auxiliary dues to $28.00 a year for the 2018 year.  National is going to be raising their dues which in turn mean we have to raise ours also.  If you look on your membership card it tells you we have to send $17.50 into the State from each of the $22.50 we collect now.  State then send a portion to National for their magazine and other expenses.  This leaves $5.00 for us to keep in our treasury to do the work we do for the Veterans.  If National raises their dues $5.00 for 2018 then we would have nothing to keep in our treasury.  July 1, 2017 our dues will be $28.00 for 2018. 

Please keep in mind with your membership you also are entitled to a free death insurance of $1000.00.  Make sure you are signed up for this free benefit.

The 2018 membership dues will begin being taken on July 1, 2017.  If you would like to pay yours before National sends out their first notice in September you may do so by contacting Vicki Tracy, our membership chairperson at 620-664-1672.

Continue to fulfill our mission and help grow the American Legion Auxiliary!

God bless our military and pray for our Nation!!

Edie Griffin, ALA Unit 68 President

 

 

 

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