The Fall Conference is over and we had a great turn out, around 330 of the Auxiliary ladies came and enjoyed the fun and went away with a lot of information. Thank you for taking time away from your busy lives to be a part of last weekend.

I hope that you enjoyed the video screens and they were helpful in getting the information out to you. Please share all the information you got at the conference with your unit members. By sharing the information we can work wonders not only for membership, but for our veterans. The turnout for all events was up this year and I am sure it will be even better next year.

I do want to say that I am very sorry that the Poppy making did not get done on Friday night. I am working on doing it at Joint Spring Conference; mark it on your 2016 calendar April 8th -10th. We will have more information later in the year on what all will be offered at that time. If you have any suggestions about what you would like done at Joint Spring please email me or write.

Units as you fill out your Department Mandatory and Optional fees, please give from the heart to Operation Comfort Warrior, IVH Medical Equipment, Creative Arts and Auxiliary Emergency. These are all very good programs to donate to.

Thanks again to everyone for a very successful Fall Conference and WATCH OUT FOR MEMBERSHIP REPORT THIS FRIDAY AND NEXT. There was so much membership turned in the past weekend, and a lot still coming into the office, the Department Staff is working very hard to get it all put in.  So please be patient with them!!!

My schedule is very busy in October, so hopefully I will see you. I will be at Mission Training and Legion Fall Conference October 3&4, Junior meeting in Warsaw October 10th, Creative Arts October 16th -19th, Homecoming for National President's October 22nd -25th.Then my first Department visitation will be on October 31st  in the 4th District. Then National Commander's drive around is Nov1st-5th.  We will get the times and locations out to you as soon as we know.  I hope to see many of you around the state during the drive around.

President Ruth Rairdon

Department President