ALL MEETINGS & PLANNED EVENTS
ARE CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19
PROBLEM. GOD BLESS OUR NATION.
American Legion Auxiliary
William Moultrie - Unit 136
Monthly meetings are the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month
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 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. The annual membership is $40. Please call (410) 294-4835.
Our April & May meetings have been canceled.
A copy of an email to all members is posted below.
My email today will honor Joyce Gump. Sadly, Joyce passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020. She has been ill since September with several blood clots but diagnosed with stage 4 cancer 2 weeks ago.
Joyce was very close with her daughter Dale and grandson Sean. Sean and his wife had 2 daughters and live in MD. The girls were the joy of Joyce’s life, she was so proud of them. Joyce loved to paint, her favorite being the charcoal painting of her great-granddaughters right above her chair. She took instructions for oil painting and watercolor whenever possible.
Joyce joined the ALA in 2018 and was responsible for obtaining our current meeting place. The VFW never met her qualifications, she would say, “we can do better than this.” She loved to work on the auction, first, she would donate one of her paintings then had her instructor and another friend donate their paintings, next she had another friend with a condo on the beach in Pawleys Island donate a week in August. Last year she visited the local grocery stores and requested donations to be applied to the food bills and very proud of herself when she obtained one, which was most of the time.
One of Joyce’s favorite supports of the veterans is the Fisher House. A donation to the Fisher House is being made by ALA Unit 136 in Joyce’s memory.
A couple of weeks ago I explained to her how we were going to have a Membership Drive she had a big smile and said, “We Need One!”
Going forward, this is our plan;
Afternoon Membership Tea - April 22, 2020 – 3 PM
Park West Amenities Center – 2701 Park West Blvd – Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
We will be folding Pocket Flags to be distributed to our local deploying troops
Please get the word out to women in your book club, knitting groups, women’s club, Church organizations, neighbors and friends.
In order for women to join the ALA, they must have a family connection to the Military: Self, Spouse, Children, Parent, Grand Parent or Siblings. (the membership rules have changed this year and anyone that served after 12/7/1941 is eligible)
Invitations will be mailed to you shortly.
Text - Mary 516-652-7362 or Jean 843-872-7875 if you need additional copies.
Our November 20th meeting was dedicated to filling the backpacks to be delivered to the VA Hospital for homeless veterans. The items were delivered
on November 22, 2019. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
36 backpacks filled with 2 pair socks, hat, gloves, and a blanket. Plus deodorant, shampoo, soap,
comb, toothbrush, toothpaste and a bag of pre-packaged snacks.
49 sweatpants and sweatshirts of various sizes & 12 Empty backpacks a total value of $1,250.
Mary, Henriellen, Jan and Jean preparing the backpacks 3 volunteers at the VA helping us
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FASHION SHOW & SILENT AUCTION!
OUR GOAL THIS YEAR WAS TO DEDICATE OUR CELEBRATION TO THE
AMERICAN LEGION & AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
100 YEARS 1919-2019
HELPING VETERANS, MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES
100 Years of Service, Not Self
Judy Hennis, Department President 2017-2018, spoke on how our Unit 136
has been a huge asset to the Veteran Community she also demonstrated additional
ways we can help our local veterans and those deploying each week from Charleston.
There were over 60 people in attendance and we exceeded the dollar amount over last year.
The following photos were taken.
Roberta McKinney - Membership table Daylily oil painting 39 items to chose from
one of 21 outfits from Chico's
Everyone was very interested and our models did a great job.
FASHION SHOW & SILENT AUCTION
Presenting the season's newest styles
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -- 6:30 pm - $25. per person
Isle of Palms Exchange Club
201 Palm Boulevard - Isle of Palms, SC
For tickets call: (843) 782-7875
Hors d'oeuvres, Beverages
A benefit to support homeless veterans, Fisher house,
VA Hospital and the women Veterans of America Lowcountry Chapter.
Our Second Quilts of Valor Presentation
August 3, 2019
All Saints Quilters joined us for a luncheon and presented veterans with a quilt
made especially for them. Approximately 70 family and friends sat proudly as
their loved one accepted the quilt and were asked to make a brief statement.
"Thank you for your service" and "Welcome Home."
World War II
Rufus Lockwood Ernest McGrew
Eddie Adair Thomas Boggs Donald Rose
Joseph Brant Robert Crawford Richard Gross Steve Henderson
Merv Horner Rosemary Horner Bill King
Robert Mastrion Fred Timmons Herbert Koger (unable to attend)
Palmetto Girls State June 9 - 15, 2019
The purpose of ALA Girls State is to provide girls who have completed their junior year of high school, with a citizenship training program, and to give them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship, in order that they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government; and to help them grasp the meaning of some of the responsibilities which they must assume when they become adults. The 1937ALA National Convention organized Girl State as a national Americanism activity.
Since the 10 girls we sponsored attended several different high schools, Unit #136 had a meet and greet reception as a means for the young ladies to become acquainted prior to attending PGS on June 9. We served refreshments, gave an overview of our ALA programs and had Meri DuPre' speak on exactly what the girls could expect while attending PGS. The girls and parents certainly enjoyed the reception.
Poppies remind us to honor and support our veterans.
National Poppy Day was May 24, 2019
We collected a total of $144. through the sale of 100 poppies
A big Thank You to Fran, Mary, and Meri
plus our supporters at the Yorktown and DAR
Elections were held at our May 15, 2019 meeting
The following will hold office from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
President - Jean Timmons
1st Vice President/Membership - Henriellen Quail
2nd Vice President/Projects - Mary Reardon
Secretary - Janice Maloney
Treasurer - Mary Reardon
Chaplain - Rosemary Horner
Quilts of Valor for Military Veterans
(L-R) Nelson Durand, Robert Coffman, Kenneth Anderson, Legrand Guerry, Betty Dawson,
Eugene Lenga, David Taylor, Wesley Greavu, Roy Jenkins.
Two great organizations, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 and the All Saints Quilters, members of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, joined in planning and executing an evening that honored nine local veterans for their contribution of serving our Nation.
The membership of the American Legion Auxiliary is comprised of three-quarters of a million wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and descendants of veterans who served our great country during times of war. Locally, ALA Units are busy in a multitude of activities donating time and energy to better our communities. For example, the ALA at any given time might be donating clothing, food, and other necessities to homeless veterans or providing support to the Charleston Fisher House.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is an organization that makes quilts (hand-made and personalized) for veterans. Quilts of Valor Foundation began in 2003 with a dream, literally a dream. Founder Catherine Roberts’ son Nat was deployed in Iraq.
The dream was as vivid as real life. I saw a young man sitting on the side of his bed in the middle of the night, hunched over. The permeating feeling was one of utter despair. I could see his war demons clustered around, dragging him down into an emotional gutter. Then, as if viewing a movie, I saw him in the next scene wrapped in a quilt. His whole demeanor changed from one of despair to one of hope and wellbeing. The quilt had made this dramatic change.
The first QOV was awarded in November 2003 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) to a young soldier from Minnesota who had lost his leg in Iraq.
Today, the Quilts of Valor Foundation has hand-made and presented over 213,000 quilts to military men and women, active and veterans alike. Through December 2018, All Saints Quilters have awarded over 180 QOV to veterans who have been touched by war.
Recently, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 in Mount Pleasant planned a dinner and invited 15 veterans. Due to illness and prior commitments, five were unable to attend. Those quilts will be delivered by members of the ALA along with All Saints Quilters.
All Saints Quilters answered the call and had quilts (personalized) and ready to present to fourteen of our Post 136 Veterans (one veteran received a QOV previously.) The nine attending received a standing ovation from nearly sixty guests that attended.
WWII Veterans that receive quilts are Kenneth Anderson (previously presented with a quilt), Robert Coffman, Archie Davis, Robert Dieter, Nelson Durand, Richard Full, Wesley Greavu, Albert Steichen, and David Taylor. The Korean War veterans receiving quilts were Betty Dawson, Legrand Guerry, Eugene Lenga, John Marrs, Leroy Washington, and Vietnam War veteran Roy Jenkins.
We thank GOD for Americans as great as these veterans!
Robert Coffman Archie Davis Robert Dieter Nelson Durand
Richard Full Wesley Greavu Albert Steichen David Taylor
Betty Dawson Legrand Guerry Eugene Lenga
Korean War Vietnam
John Marrs Leroy Washington Roy Jenkins
(L-R) Jan Malony, Lucy Weber, Terri Spohn, Maggie Lovein, Cindy Draper, Marva Hayne
THESE GIRLS AND THEIR TEAM ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE BEAUTIFUL QUILTS.
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Toys for Tots
American Legion Post 136 & VFW Post 10624 donated 5 bags of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots
Post 136 Commander Art Horn presented a check for $250 to Vicki Johnson, Director of Charleston Fisher House. The check represented a portion of funds raised at the American Legion Post 136, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136, VFW Post 10624 and VFW Auxiliary 10624 annual Toys for Tots Christmas Party.
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 Voluntary Service office at the VA
was absolutely thrilled to receive our donation.
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)
SUCCESSFUL FASHION SHOW!
October 16, 2018
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, 2018. 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 2018 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 2018 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 the left. Henriellen Quail, Elizabeth DuPre, Jean Timmons, Robin Riggins, Elizabeth Richards, Judy Hennis.
Photo on the right. 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) 872-7875.