Auxiliary Officers

2015 - 2016

*PRESIDENT Darlene Breamer 200 Higbie Ave East Minnesota Lake MN 56068 507-462-3518/507402-0829 Vern
*1st VICE PRESIDENT Kathy Burket PO Box 65 Belview MN 56214 507-938-4354/507-430-7477  
*2nd VICE PRESIDENT Kristen Donnelly 701 3rd St N Swea City IA 50590 515-320-2125  
*EXECUTIVE BOARD Marge Tarbill PO Box 143 Heron Lake MN 56137 507-329-1845
*EXECUTIVE BOARD Jeannette Mertens 909 E Elm Redwood Falls MN 56283  507-627-3868/507-828-7656  James
Raleen Tolzmann 46590 Evergreen Lane Cleveland MN 56017 ra; cell  507-317-3240 Curt
HISTORIAN Ruth Clarken 508 4th Ave W Lamberton MN 56152 507-752-7798  
CHAPLAIN Lesley Christoffer 78597 370th Ave Okabena MN 56161 507-853-4496/507-370-1055 Dave
SGT-AT-ARMS Vickie Milbrath 37383 820th St Okabena MN 56161 507-853-4668/507-360-7103 Jim
PARLIAMENTARIAN Judy Ackerman 924 Shoreacres Dr Fairmont MN 56031 507-238-2071/507-848-0145
*ADVISOR Vida Bacon 110 N Payne St New Ulm MN 56283  507-359-7636/507-276-8538  

*Denotes Executive Board Members.  These are the only voting members.  Board meetings are open to  anyone who wishes to attend.

Honorary JR Aux. President              Harley  Donnelly                      701 3rd  St N       Swea City, IA  50590           515-320-2125                                                                                                        

Congratulations to Ryan Hill, the 2015-2016 2nd District Commander and to Scott Gebel the 2015-2016 SAL Commander.

 Hi, I am Darlene Breamer, your 2015-2016 2nd District President. I am from the Minnesota Lake Unit 287. I am on the East side of the District. My theme is “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!” My symbol is a Dream catcher. I will do my best to get to all the Units that invite me to their meetings and celebrations. I am looking forward to meeting the Auxiliary members of the 2nd District. Please come to the membership rallies when they are in your area. Dates for upcoming events such as the rallies are being finalized as I write this letter. Articles and pictures for the 2nd District Newsletter need to be in by the 20th of the month.

I just got back from the 2015 Minnesota Department Convention. What a great time to meet new people and renew your friendships with other members of the American Legion Family! I encourage all members to attend the Department Fall Conference and the Department Conventions besides the District conventions. There is a lot of information available at these meetings. Our District received many certificates for your reports that were handed in.

One of the first things I am planning to do is have a leadership workshop for all unit chairman and officers. Judy Kumerow is the District Leadership chairman this year. We will be picking a date and place very soon. We would like to have more chairman and interested unit members attend this type of meeting. We need to encourage our newer and younger members to attend.

Ladies, now is the time to collecting the 2016 membership dues! We do not need to have the National dues notice slip to collect those dues. Remember that your unit must have sent in a current officer list to Department office before they will get their membership packets! The new officer list needs to be sent to me so I can get them into the 2015-2016 2nd District Directory. There are still quite a few units who have not sent me a copy. Kathy Burket, is our District Membership Chairman for this year.

Presidents please share the 2nd District Newsletter with your members. Unit members can purchase a subscription. The newsletter is now being published 12 times a year. Darlene Breamer 2nd District President


2nd District American Legion Auxiliary Chairmen – 2014-2015 







Auxiliary Photos