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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois


Sharon Conatser

Basket Auction / Raffle will be held at the Wyndham Hotel during Department Convention on Thursday, July 15th. Bidding will begin shortly after the recess of the general meeting and will close at 6:30 p.m. Announcements of the winners will be made during the Gold Star/Past Presidents Parley Dinner at the Wyndham Hotel Ballroom. District and Division Presidents will be providing the baskets. There will also be a purse auction. Purses will be provided by Past Department Presidents. Each purse is unique and who knows, you may find a surprise inside!!

As your finance committee we hope to Celebrate the Future by Awakening the Past by Guarding our finances to insure a future of success and love for our veterans and their families.

We will once again hold our Basket Auction/Raffle at Patriotic Conference asking our Officers and Chairmen to consider donating a basket. We will hold a Basket Auction/Raffle at Convention asking our District and Division Presidents to consider donating a basket. We will also hold a Purse auction at Department Convention. We will once again have a Quarter Auction on Friday afternoon at Department Convention. We received many great comments about how much fun they had and how good it was to laugh with friends. Ladies we made double on the quarter auction that we did on the numbers game. We will once again join with the American Legion Family in their Sweepstakes Raffle. Senior members will receive tickets in late December or early January. A drawing will be held at the Lincoln Pilgrimage in February, you might be the winner of $10,000.00. After the drawing all tickets will be destroyed. A second Sweepstake mailing will be done in May with the drawing held at our Department Convention in July. $25,000.00 in cash prizes will be awarded at each drawin

Recommendations are established to provide guidance to Officers and Chairmen….please find your Recommendations from the Finance Committee. Department Chairman, you received a copy of the Department of Illinois Procedure Guide, please read it and ask questions if you do not understand anything listed under your chairmanship.

Just a note to all Board Members and Chairmen…before you plan to spend any of this Department’s money, you must obtain approval from our Department President Sue and this Finance Chairman.

We will not survive as a viable operating Department without the support of our Auxiliary members for our various fund raising projects. You have been wonderful in the past I hope we can count on you to help make this another successful financial year for our Auxiliary.

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