American Legion Auxiliary
January's monthly meeting will be held 3:00 pm Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Monthly meetings are the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm. The Meridian Condominium Clubhouse - 2011 Hwy 17 North - Mt Pleasant, SC 29466 - (Directly across from the Snee Farm Parkway)
Mailing address: P O Box 384 - Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Please consider joining the ALA William Moultrie Unit 136. Being an ALA member is a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity to help those who fought and those who still protect our precious freedom. If your schedule is too hectic for you to give extra time by participating, you can give us needed funds to help veterans and their families. Yearly membership is $40. Please call (410) 294-4835.
THE RESULTS OF A SUCCESSFUL FASHION SHOW
The following items were purchased and delivered to the
Ralph H. Johnson VAMC on Thursday, November 15, 2018:
24 Backpacks Filled with a blanket, knit hat, gloves,
socks, toiletry items and individual snacks
12 empty backpacks
17 sweatshirts and 24 sweatpants (various sizes)
A total dollar amount $1,100
It was a 'cold' day and the volunteer department at
The Voluntary Service office at the VA was absolutely
thrilled to receive our donation. Perfect Timing!
The total amount received from the Fashion Show
was $1603. Remaining proceeds have been added to the
treasury for other projects and commitments.
Our faithful workers Barbara Gentle, Henriellen Quail, Joyce Gump, Rosemary Horner
Jean Timmons, Fran Carnovale (not shown)
A benefit to support our homeless Veterans, Fisher House, VA Hospital and the Women Veterans of America Lowcountry Chapter
(L-R) Barbara Gentle, Ruth Schwartz, Brenda Mills, Donna Doughty, Fran Carnovale
June 17, 2018, Our first year
We began with a membership of 10 and have grown to 22 members. At the ALA Department (State) Convention in June 2018 we received an award:
2017-2018 Certificate of Participation Membership
SC Unit 136 Mount Pleasant
Thank you for your effort in exceeding 100% Membership
Signed by Judy Hennis, Department President
Pat Jarvis, Membership Chairmen
Palmetto Girls State
Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country. Since the inception of the program in 1937, nearly one million young women have learned first hand how their state and local government works. They also learn how to participate in the functioning of their state's government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens.
Unit 136 had the opportunity to sponsor nine young women on June 10-16. The unit doesn't support financially, but the young women need our Unit's recommendation and we were very pleased to do so. Our member, Meri DuPre, spent the week working with the young women at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.
At our June Meeting, we invited the young women and their parents to join us and share their experiences. Those that attended the meeting shared how the program consumed them for a week of learning how our government functions and, most importantly, how the week changed their lives.
February/March was our first fundraiser for the Charleston Fisher House. We collected a total of $280 and purchased fruit, breakfast bars, coffee, laundry items, and disposable kitchen items. We delivered them to Ms. Johnson at the Fisher House March 22.
In December we joined the American Legion Post for a Christmas Party and each member attending brought an unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
The Unit joined the Post in November for a live and silent auction as a joint fundraiser for the VA Hospital and a Post building fund. The auction raised over $6400 with fifty percent designated to buying clothing items, and other necessities for needy veterans and fifty percent for the building fund.
In October a donation allowed the Unit to purchase shoes for the VA Hospital.
Items available for purchase to raise additional money.
Military Bracelet Bands $5.00 ea. 3 for $10.00
Green Light a Vet program (green light bulb) $2.00 ea.
Post 136 koozies 3 for $5.00
May 16, 2018, Unit election of officers.
President - Jean Timmons
First Vice President/Membership - Henriellen Quail
Second Vice President - Joyce Gump
Chaplain - Rosemary Horner
June 16, 2017
Great News! We're officially a chartered organization ready for business. Judy Hennis, President of ALA Dept of SC, attended our first meeting and presented us with the Charter and a Charter Membership Roll. She also very graciously assisted us with the guidelines for conducting meetings and other matters of importance. Judy has been very helpful in each step along the way. Our heartfelt thanks to her!
Photo on left side. Henriellen Quail, Elizabeth DuPre, Jean Timmons, Robin Riggins, Elizabeth Richards, Judy Hennis.
Photo on right side. Jean Timmons (L) receives Charter from Judy Hennis.
WHO WE ARE
Patriotism and veterans advocacy is so important to the American Legion Auxiliary that for nearly a century we've been serving, educating, and giving to America's finest - our servicemen and women. We answer the call of Service Not Self.
We are the nearly 3/4 million wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and descendants of veterans who served our great country during times of war. Some of us are veterans ourselves.
HOW DO I JOIN
An application must be completed with the pertinent details selected and the annual dues included. If the veteran through whom the applicant is eligible for membership is living, he/she must be a current member of the American Legion. Complete the entire line by marking the living box, and by stating the veteran's Post name, Post number, city, and state.
If the veteran through whom the applicant is eligible for membership is deceased, the veteran's name and time frame of service must be completed including the Applicant's Relationship to the Veteran.
Please share this information with all family members and encourage them to join the ALA. For details please call Henriellen Quail (410) 294-4835 or Jean Timmons at (843) 860-1303.