American Legion Auxiliary Unit 372
General Membership Meeting
March 20, 2018
The Ceremonial opening was conducted by Vice President Sheri Rodriguez.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm.
Present: Christel Pfister, Danielle Fix, and Sheri Rodriguez.
The Finance Report was read and filed for audit.
ABC School of Instruction will be held on Saturday. March 24, 2018 at Post 88. It begins at 8:30.
The minutes of the September 26, 2017 were read.
Danielle Fix made a motion that they be approved as read. Christel Pfister seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
The Unit has ten members and is now at Charter strength. Department will now release our Charter and we can begin the process of separating our Finances from Post 372.
Reports of Officers
There were no reports.
There was no Old Business.
The Unit’s Constitution, By-Laws, and Standing Rules were reviewed. They will be reviewed again at the April meeting and voted on at the May meeting.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2017. A taco bar is available for $5.00 beginning at 5:30pm as a Unit fundraiser.
First Nominations were made and are as follows:
Vice President Sheri Rodriguez
Historian Danielle Fix
Executive Board Christel Pfister
Department and National are raising their dues by $5.00 so the Unit needs to consider raising their dues from $30.00 to $35.00 to accommodate the increase. Danielle Fix stated that dues should be raised to $40.00 since we are a new Unit and need funds to operate. The topic was tabled until the April meeting in order to gain feedback from additional members.
Vice President Rodriguez noted that it is hard to attract Legionnaires to join the Auxiliary because of the dues structure. The SAL charges $8.00 for dual members, which is the fee that Department and National require per member. She recommended that the Auxiliary offer the same type of dues arrangement for dual members in the Auxiliary, which would be $16.50 for the 2017-18 Membership Year.
Danielle Fix made a motion that the dues for dual members of the Legion and Auxiliary be the total of the fees charged by Department and National. Christel Pfister seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
The Ceremonial closing was conducted by Vice President Sheri Rodriguez.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.