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White Cloud, Michigan - August 2019

White Cloud Eagles Auxiliary #4170 held a meat raffle, which raised $1,000 and a swiss steak dinner, which raised $350. $450 of those proceeds was used to send first graders from White Cloud Elementary on a field trip celebrating their graduation to 2nd grade. Students traveled to Card Wildlife Education Center at Ferris State University, followed by roller skating, bowling, and a pizza picnic at a nearby park. The raffle was chaired by Jr. Past MP Tori Nader, and the dinner was chaired by PMP Flo Cosby.

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Brunswick, Maryland - August 2019

At the July 22, meeting of Brunswick Auxiliary #1136, Brunswick, MD, a motion was made to dedicate the most recent class of initiated candidates to Brunswick's own Angela D. Armstrong for her untiring support and leadership in this Auxiliary, the State Auxiliary, and the Grand Auxiliary. 

Angela was formally inducted into the Grand Auxiliary Hall of Fame on July 8, 2019, in Louisville, Ky., during the annual Ladies’ Auxiliary Banquet. 

Pictured L-R standing: Faye Williams, Reta Cooper, Mary Miller, Peggy Pearl, Denise Ball, and Jaclyn Beachley. Seated: Angela D. Armstrong

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Peru, Illinois - August 2019

The Illini Aerie #2688 partnered with their local Police department to host a bike safety rodeo for kids. During the event, the police officers conducted a safety talk about proper road rules and signals, and they made sure that the kids bikes had enough air in the tires , helped adjust seat heights, and showed the children how to properly wear a helmet. After the training, the kids got to run through an obstacle course so they could practice what they just learned. After completing the course, each child received a snack bag and goodies from the police department and a certificate with their name on it for completing the course. The Illini Aerie 2688 hopes to make this an annual event. The Aerie gave away 6 helmets that were donated by the local Police Association.

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Anchorage, Alaska - August 2019

Anchorage Auxiliary #4207 provided Anchorage Search Team with a check for $2,000. They discovered this group (AST) when their Aerie brother Herb Spencer, who suffers from Dementia, went for a daily walk but did not return home. They searched the Anchorage area tirelessly, contacting individuals along trails, placing flyers around town. Herb was found 5 days later; cold, wet and tired. When #4207’s Auxiliary Sister Marsha Lawton inquired with AST as to what the Auxiliary could do for them, their only request was to pay their annual insurance premium. 

The Anchorage Search Team is a volunteer search and rescue team located in Anchorage, Alaska. The team is committed to year round searches, day or night, for all citizens in Anchorage and statewide. All equipment, training/certifications expenses and costs are solely paid by dedicated team members and donations (no government funding is provided).