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While attending your Unit and Department meeting, think of helping with the National Ways and Means events that will be held at the National Convention, to be held August 14-18, 2023, in Baton Rouge LA, by a “donation-in-kind” gift card.  Please remember that Patriots and Auxiliary members will be from all areas of the United States. Tickets will be sold, and a ticket will be put in a container for the gift card that the ticket holder would like to win.  If you will not be able to attend, please send gift cards to me or with a member who is attending.   

Also, remember to be looking for those dollar bills with the “A” for AUXILIARY and “L” for LOVE our Veterans.  Keep track of how many you have collected and send a check to Tracy Derr, National Treasurer or bring a check with you to the convention.  A prize will be given to the Individual, Unit and Department who has collected the most “A” and “L” bills.    

Bring all the jewelry that you have collected while cleaning out your jewelry box to Miss Bling Bling's jewelry table.   

Something new this year is a Money Jar instead of a 50/50 raffle.  I decided to have a Money Jar in memory of my father, who was a WWII Veteran, he always had a jar filled with bills, coins, objects and other surprises that our family would look forward to at Christmas.  Tickets will be available for purchase and the winner will be drawn at the gala.  Two jars will be available to place tickets in.  

If you have any questions, please contact me. 

 To donate a prize or in-kind donation, please contact Way & Means Chair Fran Holtgreven 

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