Cassadaga Legion To Meet August 14

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary recently held their 2018-19 officer installation banquet at the Stockton Hotel with 15 members and one guest attending. Chaplain Paula Pattison gave the opening prayer, and the ladies enjoyed a great dinner and conversation.

After dinner Pattison opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Auxiliary Preamble and a moment of silence for our fallen soldiers. Secretary Carol Baker read the minutes of the previous meeting, accepted as read. Correspondence was read by the secretary.

Committee reports were as follows:

¯ Pattison reported she had no notices of illnesses for the past month, but reminded the ladies that the group has memorial services coming up and they would be receiving phone calls for food donations.

¯ Junior member Maddie Hilliker has earned three more patches. It was also noted that Maddie marched in the Memorial Day parade and read Flanders’ Fields at the cemetery services.

¯ Membership is at about 90 percent for the year. Sally Lawson is still accepting 2018 dues; 2019 dues will start soon.

¯ 2018 Poppies chairperson Carol Baker gave her report on “Poppy Days” in May, including how many hours the workers volunteered, and that nearly $2,100 was raised to benefit veterans.

¯ Sally Lawson announced a community “National Night Out” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, to honor local police and fire departments. There will be demonstrations for children including the K-9 Unit and fire trucks. Unit 1280 will help with food donations. Depending on the weather it will be held at the Cassadaga beach or the community building. More information to follow soon.

The meeting ended with the installation of Unit 1280 officers. Patterson introduced guest County President June Whipple, who conducted the officer installation. The slate of Unit 1280’s 2018-19 officers are:

President: Bev Speelberg; first vice president: Bonnie Vari; second vice president: Lauren Sharp; secretary: Carol Baker; treasurer: Sue DeGolier; chaplain: Paula Pattison; Sgt.-at-Arms: Lynn Moeller; and historian: Ranee Kaus.

Unit 1280 will not have a July meeting. Tuesday, Aug. 14, will be the group’s summer get-together at the hall with a picnic theme at 6 p.m. All Unit members are encouraged to attend.

Unit 1280 has corn brooms for sale for $10 each and they continue to collect “Pennies for Hospice,” “can tabs for Troop support” and “Box Tops for Education.”