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Durkee-Seager Unit 550 American Legion Auxiliary

Durkee-Seager Unit 550 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 550 is comprised of the spouses, mothers, daughters, sisters, granddaughters and grandmothers
of members of the American Legion, or deceased Veterans who served during
the eligibilty dates for membership to the American Legion.

Operating as usual

03/20/2022

Thank you to the local businesses that donated prizes for today's bingo: Hubbards Auto Center, Shugar Creek, Robbin Armstrong, Bronzed and Polished, Phillips Nursery.

03/20/2022

Thank you to everyone who helped with the bingo today. From helping with prizes, the concession and working the floor you all helped create a wonderful event. You all are awesome.

03/20/2022

Wow what a fantastic turn out today for bingo!!! Thank you everyone for joining us and we hope you had a fun time. Thank you all also for the wonderful donations for the Brooklyn Food Pantry. They will be so excited to see me pull and make the delivery.

Can't wait for tomorrow not only is it the first day of Spring but it BINGO TIME!!!!! Doors open at 1 pm See you then.
03/19/2022

Can't wait for tomorrow not only is it the first day of Spring but it BINGO TIME!!!!! Doors open at 1 pm See you then.

Bingo time is getting close. Come join us next Sunday for an afternoon of fun!! Don't forget that non-perishable item to be entered in a special drawing.

The Americanism Essay winners for the Middle School were presented yesterday. What wonderful students in this school.  T...
03/19/2022

The Americanism Essay winners for the Middle School were presented yesterday. What wonderful students in this school. They gave Legionnaire Audra Micon a wonderful welcome. The winners are 6th Grade: 1st-Zachary Jaquish, 2nd- Grace Teske, 3rd- Alana Ramey
7th Grade: 1st- Kaden Middlestitch, 2nd- Kylee Peters, 3rd- Wyatt Harris
8th Grade- 1st-Juliette Saunders, 2nd- Aubreigh Smith, 3rd- Hunter VanZandt
Kaden's essay was sent on to represent the 7-8th grade division at the State level.
The High School and Elementary winners will be announced next week.

03/12/2022

Very excited to see what is in the box.

Bingo time is getting close. Come join us next Sunday for an afternoon of fun!!  Don't forget that non-perishable item t...
03/10/2022

Bingo time is getting close. Come join us next Sunday for an afternoon of fun!! Don't forget that non-perishable item to be entered in a special drawing.

03/05/2022

Two Weeks Away! March 19th!

03/04/2022

C'mon and join us on St. Patrick's Day... 🍀🌈🇨🇮☘️

Public Welcome and feel free to share

03/01/2022

Reminder we have a unit meeting Wednesday March 2nd at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

Thank you, Sallie Rossman, National Poppy Chairman for the beautiful Poppy cards.  Enjoy reading your monthly Poppy news...
02/25/2022

Thank you, Sallie Rossman, National Poppy Chairman for the beautiful Poppy cards. Enjoy reading your monthly Poppy newsletter.

The Post is having its own Super Bowl this Sunday, a Super Bowl of Chili that is. A chili cook off will be held, with ju...
02/10/2022

The Post is having its own Super Bowl this Sunday, a Super Bowl of Chili that is. A chili cook off will be held, with judging starting at 4 pm. For $5.00 you get to taste and judge 10 different chilis made by the Post's best chefs.

02/10/2022

Great meeting tonight, Ladies. Thank you all for coming out. A lot of good things in the works!! Keep an eye out for more info.

If you use this small candle and do not know what to do with the jar afterwards, I would like to take them off your hand...
02/08/2022

If you use this small candle and do not know what to do with the jar afterwards, I would like to take them off your hands. I have a project I am working on and need as many of the jars I can get. You can drop them off at the post or I can come and pick them up.
Thank you.

02/08/2022

Just a reminder we have our unit meeting tomorrow night at 7 pm. Hope you can join us.

Over the past couple of weeks I have received questions concerning the eligibility requirements to join the American Leg...
02/06/2022
Eligibility

Over the past couple of weeks I have received questions concerning the eligibility requirements to join the American Legion Auxiliary. Here is the link to the requirements posted on our national organization page https://www.legion-aux.org/eligibility.
If you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected]

We are the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Some of us are veterans ourselves.

Photos from Cambridge Twp. Fire Dept.'s post
02/04/2022

Photos from Cambridge Twp. Fire Dept.'s post

02/02/2022

Just in case you would like to donate to a local charity.

02/01/2022

Due to the upcoming winter storm our Unit meeting has been canceled for tomorrow evening (February 2nd). The meeting is rescheduled for February 9th at 7 pm.

Stay warm and safe.

01/29/2022

Soup is served: creamy 🥔& ham
Chicken tortilla
Roll & cookie is $5.
Just soup is $3

I just took the survey and it only took 5 minutes.  Please help make our organization better.
01/28/2022

I just took the survey and it only took 5 minutes. Please help make our organization better.

Have you taken the ALA member survey yet?
Use the invitation link in the survey email, or follow this link:
https://americanlegionaux.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6YyK45vHM8g2kCy?DistributionChannel=Facebook1
This survey is open to all ALA members. You will need your ALA member ID number to complete the survey, but that’s only to verify you are a member and the taking the survey only once.

Why participate?
• Have your voice heard
• Help us all improve the member experience
• Help us find ways to reduce the membership decline

I have copied this request from Kate Melcher (Fisher House). Calling all my knitting and crocheting friends! This ask is...
01/18/2022
Coronavirus Tributary Stress Balls pattern by Catherine A. Watson

I have copied this request from Kate Melcher (Fisher House).
Calling all my knitting and crocheting friends!
This ask is for stress balls, but scarves, hats, and lap blankets are also popular items among guests at the Fisher House. Please consider donating your time and stash materials to ease a bit of caregiving stress!
Thank you!
A great way to use up your left-over yarn.

These stress balls are the fifth pattern in a series I’m releasing in tribute to those suffering from/affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These pieces feature the Italian flag’s colors in recognition of the nation facing the largest number of deaths from this outbreak, but feel free to make one i...

01/13/2022

Starting tomorrow Thursday January 13th, the clubroom will be open every Thursday.
The clubroom will be closed on all Wednesdays now. The clubroom will be open on the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays for Legion/Auxiliary and Riders meetings but will open about a half hour before the meetings.

01/06/2022

The winner of the fleece throw was Mary Ann Wolverton. Thank you to all who purchased tickets. We were able to donate $100 to the Auxiliary Emergency Fund earmarked for the recent tornado victims.

2nd District President Anita Anita Louise Greca made her visit at our January meeting.  We presented her with a $600 don...
01/06/2022

2nd District President Anita Anita Louise Greca made her visit at our January meeting. We presented her with a $600 donation for her President's project Wilwin Lodge.

01/05/2022

Just a reminder we have a meeting tonight. Don't let the wind blow you away.

12/28/2021

A reminder for those who have not renewed their Legion Family membership, as of January 1, 2022, you will no longer be able to purchase alcoholic beverages from the clubroom. You will need a member in good standing to sign you in as a guest and they will need to purchase your drinks. There is still time to renew your dues and receive your 2022 membership card.

If you have not renewed your dues yet, now is the time.
12/22/2021

If you have not renewed your dues yet, now is the time.

Show your commitment to veterans, military, and their families! Renew your American Legion Auxiliary membership for 2022 in three easy ways: by phone, online, or mail. Go to www.ALAforVeterans.org, call 317-569-4570, or mail in your renewal notice. Get a head start on the 2022 membership year before your 2021 membership expires on December 31, 2021!

12/15/2021

The Lenawee County Continuum of Care is planning the annual Project Connect Event! This year's event will be on Tuesday January 25, 2022. We will once again be holding a Drive-Thru event at the DART-Lenawee Transportation Bus Garage to be as safe as possible.
Mark your calendars and don't miss this amazing event!

This fleece throw is being raffled off in the clubroom starting this evening.  All funds raised will be going to the Aux...
12/14/2021

This fleece throw is being raffled off in the clubroom starting this evening. All funds raised will be going to the Auxiliary Emergency Fund which provides aide for displaced Legion Family members. These funds will be earmarked specially for the recent tornado victims in the south. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 or 6 for $10.
Please stop into the clubroom between now and January 5th to help out those in need.

Address

333 Conner St
Onsted, MI
49265

Opening Hours

Monday 3:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 3:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 3:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 3:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 3:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday 1pm - 7pm

Telephone

+15174672197

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I know it's short notice but Post 550 has a great opportunity this weekend to help out fellow veterans and recover from some of our losses last year. A group of 100 veterans has been chosen to perform daytime security at Faster Horses this year. They are renting our kitchen for 4 days and need volunteers to help package the food for these veterans so they can work at the race track and still eat their meals. From Thursday through Sunday, volunteers are needed from 9-10 am until 1pm or so. Please come anytime and help even if it is only for an hour or two. This detachment is grateful for our Post stepping up to the plate and helping them out. Please come out and assist our Post in providing support to our fellow veterans. As always, your support is greatly appreciated!
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Educational assistance for Legion Family members and veterans https://conta.cc/2YjdJGI
Charlie was on The Today morning show.
Congratulations Kayla Gerken on being 3rd place winner in the 5th grade class of the Americanism Essay Contest.
Thank you from Cutler Redman, second place in the 8th grade class essay contest!
For eligibility rules and how to apply ,please visit: https://sites.google.com/district2…/veteransscholarship/home
Good Morning to the post and all its members … I am posting this looking for help … I recently found out my cancer returned and this time its in my brain . As well as prayers I will need to foster my dog for a period of time . He is a 6 yr male about 95 pounds very loveable house dog but he doesn't do well with other dogs if anyone has a lead on a place or person please let me know my surgery is the 15 of oct ...any help or info is greatly appreciated
Sharing my Memories of this week - Hosting The Wall – Lin Bailey 2008 Onsted's Legion post hosted the American Veteran Traveling Tribute Wall at MIS last weekend. I probably should consider myself lucky as I know I am one of the minority that didn't know anyone with a name on The Wall that was here this week. But just because I didn't have a connection to a name on the wall, doesn't mean that some of the things I saw and heard didn't affect me deeply. I learned a lot this week. For instance: There was the man who came in while I manned one of the computers that helps locate names on The Wall. He had not one, not two, but seven names to look up on that wall. I guess for every person like me that doesn't know anyone on there, there is one or two of guys like him. And, the story I was told of the mother that had lost 5 of her sons there. Unfathomable to me, the mother of just two boys. I learned that in the Vietnam war, they escorted the bodies back. I heard this happening recalled: There was a mom who wanted to find her sons name on the Michigan Wall, (Which also was on display here - I didn't know that Wall existed before this week- another thing I learned!) and she was talking about it while she looked him up in the massive binders that held countless hours of research on every Michigan soldier on that wall. She mentioned her sons name out loud in the conversation. A man turned around and said that he was one of the men that escorted her son back to her, and introduced himself to her. With all the escorts, and all the moms who lost sons, these two were under the same tent at the same time. I believe things happen for a reason and if you don't agree, that still is some coincidence! Told to me by another person who also manned computers this week: A man came in and asked where he could find a soldiers name. The soldier was originally from a town upstate, and his father worked with this man. It was an odd name with an even odder spelling. He took a paper and a pencil that were near where the computers were so that he could take a rubbing of the name. Moments after he left the tent where the computers were, a lady came up and asked for the very same name. While the man was taking the tracing, the lady came up behind and noticed what name he was tracing. She asked him if he was family and he replied, no, that he was taking it for a coworker that had lost his son, and wasn't able to visit The Wall. She said she was the soldiers best friend in High School. Out of over 58,000 names on that wall, what is the chance that could happen? On Sunday, we were deluged with rain. From about 2:00 to 6:00 it poured a nice steady downpour. We have had dry weather for 2 months and needed the rain, however, many people still visited in rain gear and with umbrellas. With their whole families. One family struggled about six times trying to get a tracing off the wall as it was soaking wet, and the paper would rip. They finally found a way of drying the part of the wall off and somehow, by using two umbrellas, got the tracing, as they knew that it was the last day to do it. It was important enough to keep trying even though it was a struggle to get it. One man, in his 30's, I'd say, walked up to the display of Gulf War/Iraqi War dog tags. It was pouring and he wasn't dressed for the weather- no jacket or umbrella, but didn't seem to care that he was getting drenched. As he looked at the display, a soldier in camo fatigues walked up and touched him on the shoulder, then took his hand and shook it without dropping it for a very long time. The civilian man nodded his head and pointed to the display and the soldier seemed to be talking to him very seriously. I didn't see where this soldier came from, I hadn't seen him walking around before this meeting. They both stood in the rain talking, and nodding, and shaking hands again and both seemed reluctant to let go. They gestured with their hands toward the display a couple of times, and it looked as if the soldier was giving the civilian words of strength. They were standing in the pouring rain for nearly 20 minutes and had to both be soaked to the skin. Neither seemed to notice, or care. To witness this exchange was truly heartwrenching. I cry just sharing it. I learned that you can hear that 58,253 American soldiers lost their lives in Vietnam, but until you see the names written on that wall, you don't stop to think that they were somebody's son or daughter, somebody's brother or sister, somebody's friend, relative or spouse. The names put that into perspective. As do the flags that flew in Unity Field at MIS this week, one for each person who died on 9/11. Symbolically a lot came into view this week. I learned that there are soldiers who died as a result of the Vietnam War but not on the field of combat who are not allowed to be on this wall. My blessings go out to them, as they still gave the ultimate sacrifice to represent this country. Where they died is just geography. These lessons were not taught just from the Vietnam war because they have the wall, but Korea and the World Wars, and every other war, present one included. Like I said, I learned a lot this week. I think a lot of folks who visited or worked around this wall did. And I hope everyone learned something. -L
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