President Sharon Lanctot and Vice President/Membership Chairman Margee Keller, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #20, attended the 85th Annual Fall Conference held in Willmar, Minnesota from October 26 through October 28, hosted by the Willmar American Legion Family Post #167.

    President Sharon Lanctot and Vice President/Membership Chairman Margee Keller, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #20, attended the 85th Annual Fall Conference held in Willmar, Minnesota from October 26 through October 28, hosted by the Willmar American Legion Family Post #167.

    The Auxiliary Conference was held at the Willmar Conference Center, in Willmar, Minnesota.

    Minnesota State President Donna Arends was the presiding officer. Her Department President’s Projects this year are for approximately $26,000 to be divided between the 5 Minnesota Veterans Homes and the Armed Forces Center at the MSP airport. Donna’s special project is to collect small LED flashlights for the homeless of which some are Veterans. A Leadership Conference was held on Thursday evening prior to the conference.

    One of the highlights was the Silent Auction held for the Minnesota Department Auxiliary Emergency Fund of which members throughout can apply for emergency needs. The Silent Auction raised over $5,000 and was co-chaired by Pam Hoshal of Delano and Margee Keller from Crookston.

    The Department Chairmens shared their programs for the upcoming year with attendees.