Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3183 held two monthly meetings recently at the post home. Minutes of the previous meetings were read by Secretary Linda Forman and Bert Yeager presented treasurer’s reports. On Jan. 9 President Patti Weberding called the meeting was called to order with 15 members present. Petitions for membership were read from Rita Mourey and Miranda Weberding and accepted.
Kathy Flodder, Veteran and Family Support chair, reported purchasing items to be sent to Afghanistan soldiers. Twenty-five Pledge of Allegiance coloring books were donated to a Morris preschool, according to Forman, the Americanism chair. Hospital chair Ellen Kirschner said she had received cards from schoolchildren to send to the VA Hospital.
Yeager, Membership chair, reported the club is 100 percent to its goal, “but could still use new members.”
Members discussed three upcoming dates: a joint meeting Jan. 14, 9th District meeting in Austin Jan. 18 and the annual March 22 spring dinner, which will undergo some changes. Beef was the entree and a fundraiser was added.
Alice Faust asked a flag could be given to Morris firefighters and members agreed.
On Feb. 13, 19 members attended. Kirschner reported she has been visiting a veteran who is in a nursing home. The president gave the legislative report for Dee Dee Kaiser, who was absent. Weberding said she had sent a valentine to Joe Radvansky at the Indiana Veterans’ Home in West Lafayette.
Forman wrote in the minutes, “We were pleased to hear that the St. Louis Preschool is again collecting items to be sent to troops overseas. When they are ready, we will send them.”
The annual awards banquet will be held April 24 at 6 p.m. at a location to be advised.
After members reviewed a list with names of high school students eligible to attend, a delegate and three alternates were chosen.