Jenkins-Vaughan Unit holds holiday buffet; next meeting Jan. 21

By Evelyn Long

January 14, 2014

All officers were present when members of Jenkins-Vaughan Auxiliary Unit 97 met on December 17, 2014.

Conducting the meeting was Amy Carroll, president, who called for the following reports: MEMBERSHIP: Betty Cook said the total membership to date is 74 seniors and two juniors. It was noted that the District office has requested that 70% of membership be completed by Valentine’s Day.

Clara McClenathan, reporting for COMMUNITY SERVICE, said the number of veterans residing in county facilities is as follows: Woodside: 13; Bennington Glen, 17; and Morrow Manor, two. It was also noted that Post 97 member Vince Strine is a resident of Kingston Place, Marion. Five dollar gifts were brought to this meeting and were to be distributed to Woodside village residents.

Under POPPIES, it was noted they should be ordered by the first week in December.

President Carroll noted that only two veterans are currently making poppies. The unit agreed to purchase 1,400 of them.

It was reported that the Sixth District Spring Conference will be held in Cardington

on March 2 and hosted by Post 97. The auxiliary unit will be responsible for furnishing the lunch. A charge of $6 will be made for a meal. The unit agreed to hire a a cook to prepare the meal and auxiliary members will prepare desserts.

Brenda Harden’s name was drawn in the Dime March and she was not present.

The meeting closed with the singing of “Let There be Peace on Earth” accompanied by Evelyn Long.

A buffet was served following the meeting. Arranged by Long, second vice president, she was assisted by Audrey Leonard, Betty Cook, Esther Cellan, Clara McClenathan and Shirley Robinson.

The next meeting will take place January 21, 2014