November is the month we pay special honor to those Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. This year we will offer a special remembrance to our veterans who served and died in World War I as this is the 100th anniversary of its end. Throughout the Country on Novemberat 11:00 AM, bells will be rung 21 times to pay a special honor to the 166,516 who were killed. If you are unable to attend a formal Veterans Day Celebration, please take a few minutes to remember and thank all our veterans for our freedom.
Now there's a chill in the air, the leaves have changed and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. What is also right around the corner is the end of the year. If you have not yet sent out reminders to your members who have not paid their dues now is the time to do so. Remember if you are an Officer in your Auxiliary and/or District your dues MUST be paid and recorded with National before December 31, 2019 to remain an Officer.
Thanks to all who attended the Fall Conference last month. The presentations by the Program Chairmen were both informative and fun. There was a lot of learning along with a lot of fun. Mark your calendars for our Spring Conference which is scheduled for Saturday, March 30,2019. We hope you will be able to join us.
While you have your 2019 calendar out mark down the dates of our State Convention. This is our 100th Convention and we are still seeking ideas for this special celebration.
Convention begins on Wednesday, June. l9th and will conclude with the Convention parade on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Stay tuned for continuing updates.
Don't forget to visit our Department website if you need forms or updates for upcoming events.
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I would like to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know many of you are including our Veterans, military and their families in your celebrations and for that I offer a special thank you.
Let us always be watchful for ways to help our Veterans, military and their families because I truly believe we not only can make a difference but are making a difference.
Thank you again for all you have done, all you are doing and all I know you will continue to do.
Until next month