Greetings Auxiliary Members!
Despite the pandemic, our Auxiliary Units and Departments are finding ways to
carry out our mission of helping Marines, Veterans, Families, and
I ope that you have had a change to look at the reports normally presented at the
convention on the website. The reports show how much the Departments and Units
have accomplished this past year. These reports only show a small part of what we
do, as many members, unfortunately, do not report their efforts to the unit and are
not part of the results.
Good news on the Headquarters office front! We have hired a new secretary,
Ramona Smith brings a lot of talent and a positive attitude in taking on this
position. She is being trained by our very capable Karen Grady. Please be
patient there is much for our new secretary to learn. I thank the interview
committee for their assistance in accomplishing this important task. National VP
Linda Chamberlain, National JA Mary Brief, PNP Cindy Marshall, and Karen
Grady were invaluable help in this selection. The trip to Stafford was worth the
adventure. Welcome Aboard, Ramona!
Once again, the Board of Trustees has been proactive in planning for the unknown
future. An addendum to the Emergency Election Procedure for Departments has been
added to help those Department who cannot elect their Officers before the date of
October 31, 202 due to the cancellation of their rescheduled Convention or Fall meeting.
Should those meetings be cancelled the Department President will be contacting the units
in their Department to implement this plan.
The Foothills Unit, NC and The Lewis & Clark Leatherneck Unit, SD are totally up and
running. Job well done by Pat Walker Mideast DIV VP, Darlene MacCubbin Midwest DIV
VP, and the New Presidents Karen Barton of Foothills and Luane Johnson of Lewis &
Clark Leathernecks. Welcome, Ladies!
The Memorial Fund Committee and the Headquarters Project Committee could use
our assistance. If you or your unit could spare a few dollars, this is a good opportunity
I recently traveled to Michigan to represent the National Auxiliary at funeral services
for PNP Virginia Johnson. It was a true celebration of her life. Her life commitment to
others showed by the farewell tributes given by those she touched. The family did a
great job in fulfilling Virginia's vision.
The Touhy's: PNP Gerri, PNC Jim, Peggy, and PNC John made my trip easy with
the super hospitality given. The Michigan Auxiliary members greets me with a
Help the Auxiliary shine and to stay informed. If your unit is doing various great
things, take pictures, write an article, and send to MCLA-Newsletters@nationalmcla.org.
Remember September 11, 2001, those lost and those who rushed in to help! Pray
for those affected by the ongoing disasters!
Thank You for all you continue to do. Be safe; Be well!
Success is built on the dreams of those who seek to server others!
Evelyn B Joppa
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