AUXILIARY COLLECTED BAGS FOR 6 MONTHS…
The Auxiliary collected bags for 6 months and ended up with 310,000. That total allowed us to make four benches. We have the 4 benches and they are placed at the Airport Holiday Inn where the Dept Convention is held,Drake University where Girls State is held, Newton Christian Conference Center where the Junior Camp is held and at Iowa Veterans Home.
MONTHLY MEETING AUGUST 2023
At the August Monthly Meeting, Commander Michael Knight presented an American Flag Kit to the Wnner of the Urbandale 4th of July Button Contest, Pat Finnerty, a member of the Urbandale Historical Society. Also, Don DeKock, 6th District Commander, presented American Legion Post 663 with The Service To Community, State, and National Award. This award is given for Outstanding Service to the Urbandale IA community, the State of Iowa, and to the National American Legion organization.
IOWA STATE FAIR 2023
AUXILIARY BREAKFAST AUGUST 2023
CITY PLANNER’S OFFICE AUGUST 2023
FLAG RETIREMENT 2023
WOMENS VETERANS DAY LUNCH
Peg Mullen and Connie Gregory attended a Womens Veteran Day Luncheon on June 8, 2023 at the Valley Junction Activity Center. Guest Speaker Major Lillie Miller from the Des Moines Police Academy shared her thoughts of women stepping up and out to be our own voices to shift the culture. A meal was served, prizes were awarded and two received Quilts of Valor. This is an annual event sponsored by AmVets, VFW Post 3519 Knoxville, VFW Post 8879 Valley Junction and several Veterans Service Organizations.
MONTHLY DINNER APRIL 2023
AUXILIARY IN APRIL
MONTHLY DINNER MARCH 2023
HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS
HONORARY ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DAY
On February 11, 2023, Legionnaire Stephen Smith from American Legion Post #663 in Urbandale Iowa was designated as Honorary Armed Forces Representative of the Day at The Magic Kingdom in Florida. Stephen participated in the Flag Retreat Ceremony on Main Street. He marched with the Disney Detail and carried the flag. Every member shook his hand and Thanked him for his service to our country.
FOOD DRIVE / RETIRING WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Honor Guard - OCT 7 2022
Honor Guard - SEP 16 2022
Honor Guard - SEP 30 2022
BREAKFAST WITH HONORS
On August 12 the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 663 of Urbandale hosted a breakfast for 45 people to honor the 3 girls who attended Girls State and the 1 boy who attended Boys State.
Pictures include Joann Hotovec, President, welcoming everyone, Meribeth Haynes, Girls State Chairman, introducing the honorees. Charlotte James, Dowling High School, Taylor Tallman, Dowling High School, Lily Fleming, Johnston High School. Lily is a third generation to attend Girls State. Jacob Rueber, Norwalk High School. They shared all of their experiences with us.
On September 16 and 17, there were 7 of us who volunteered at the Stand Down project in down town Des Moines. We passed out back packs filled with school supplies to the children. Unfortunately pictures were not permitted,