WELCOME TO FEBRUARY!
As I write this article, Florida has been experiencing 80-degree weather. The term
“only in Florida” certainly applies.
Winter weather casts snow and cold across this great nation. Remember Spring is
coming. Hopefully sooner than later. Be safe, be warm!
Our new website is up and running. Information has been updated. The format is easy to
navigate through. All forms are interactive. The Ship’s Store information and order forms
are easy to find. Check it out. Leanna Dietrich and Marti Kline, with the assistance of our
National Secretary Karen Grady, have spent a great deal of time on this project.
As we prepare for the Mid-Winter Staff meeting, please remember this is open to all
members. It is a staff meeting, and typically, the Board of Trustees will be the ones
speaking and conducting business. This conference is a perfect opportunity for members to
see national officers in action as we discuss Auxiliary business and move the organization
forward. It is informative and a great learning experience. Here you have the chance to see
the responsibilities for each position and what the Auxiliary needs to support our strength
and grow our membership. Please join us if you can.
It will soon be time for the annual reports to be completed. All forms are on the web site.
Please read the instructions carefully to make sure you are taking credit for all you do. But,
also be sure the information you are reporting is as accurate as possible. This information
is delivered to the MCL each year. Our auxiliaries do a lot for our Marines, veterans and
community; the League is always impressed by all you do. Continue to report the
wonderful things your unit members have accomplished this year.
The National Salute to Veteran Patients is celebrated the 14th of February each year to
say thank you to a special group of veterans who are cared for every day in the VA
Medical centers, outpatients’ clinics, domiciliarys and nursing homes. Please help our
MCLA VA Representatives and Deputies with this important activity.
Please keep our members and their families in prayer.
Look forward to seeing you at Mid-Winter. “Safe Travels!”
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much! (Helen Keller)
Evelyn B Joppa