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Club learns from Girls State representatives

Club learns from Girls State representatives Club learns from Girls State representatives


The American Legion Auxiliary’s recent meeting included three honorary guests.

The day started with guest speaker Cynthia Mayfield, who is the District 29 Girls State cochairman. She also is chairman for Veterans Affairs and Resources (VAAR). She supplied the group with information and details of what the club can do this year to best serve veterans in need. A light lunch followed with informative and interesting conversation.

Girls State represenative Dana Kim (l-r) is with Gerri Seaton, Ellen Brannigan and Cynthia Mayfield At 1 p.m. President Carolyn van Aalst opened the regular meeting introducing the second special guest and Girls State representative, Dana Kim. Kim is a senior at Los Alamitos High School who came with a great Powerpoint presentation to display many pictures of her week in Sacramento. She not only gained the experience and greater understanding of the local government, but made some true and lasting friendships.

Last but not least, the club welcomed and honored Ellen Brannigan. Brannigan was a Girls State representative in 1950 and currently lives in Mutual 14. This program has been a regular part of the National Auxiliary's Americanism curriculum since 1948.

Special thanks to Eileen Davis for joining and signing for the group as they sang “America.”

LW’s American Legion Unit 327 was named first out of the five Southern California counties for attaining the membership goal.

ALA meets every third Monday at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Those interested in joining contact should Dianne Hart at 714-955-2885 for an application.

—Dianne Hart

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