The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 11517 held their election of officers on April 3, 2014 at 7 P. M. at the Waukee Vet’s Hall, 410 S 6th Street, Waukee, IA. Installation of officers will be held Aug. 7, 2014.
The following individuals were installed:
Ladies Auxiliary President - Beverly White
Ladies Auxiliary Senior Vice President - Peg Dluhos
Ladies Auxiliary Junior Vice President - Joan Heskett
Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer - Marilyn Parizek
Ladies Auxiliary Secretary - Jodie Lusk
Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain - Marilyn Lickteig
Ladies Auxiliary Conductress - Barbara Shoeman
Ladies Auxiliary Guard - Dee McCoy
Ladies Auxiliary Patriotic Instructor - Jodie Lusk
Ladies Auxiliary Historian - Deb Rolek
Ladies Auxiliary Trustees - Betty Howe, Barbara Shoeman & Marilyn Lickteig
Ladies Auxiliary Program Chairman
Veteran’s and Family Support, Continuing Education Scholarship,
Military Assistance Program - Beverly White
Buddy Poppy Program - Peg Dluhos
Americanism - all members
Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay, Patriotic Art - Beverly White/Jodie Lusk
Membership - Marilyn Parizek, Marilyn Lickeig, Beverly White
Cancer aid and Research Program - Marilyn LIckeig
Legislative Program - Beverly White
Youth Activities Program - Jodie Lusk
Hospital & VA Volunteer Services Program - Barbara Shoemen
Extension/Retention Program - Jodie Lusk
Unfortunately the Ladies Auxiliary Junior Girls Unit is disbanded.
They also awarded local students in the "I Love America Because" Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Youth Essay contest. Participants included students from Van Meter and Dallas Center-Grimes Schools. Winners included only students from Van Meter. "I Love America Because ……."
• 1st place winner: 3rd Grade Charlotte (Charlie) Jennings; "My Favorite Freedom is ……."
• 1st place winner: 4th Grade Meridan Boyd;
• 2nd place winner- Shelby Vander Mark;
• 3rd place winner- Aaron Pollard;
"How do we show our pride in America?" • 1st place winner: 5th Grade Malorie Agey;
• 2nd place winner Kaleala Van Genderen; • 3rd place winner Isaac Roeder;
Patriot’s Pen Middle School • 1st place winner 6th grade Audey Gruss;
• 2nd place winner Kara Monticue;
Voice of Democracy "Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future"
• 1st place winner: 11th grade Emma Skahill;
• 2nd place winner: 11th grade Rachel Henderson.