Auburn American Legion Post 78, Auxiliary Unit install officers

The Auburn American Legion Post 78 and Auxiliary Unit 78 recently installed their 2012-2013 officers who officially take office following the state convention in July.

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  • Tuesday, July 3, 2012 8:40pm
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The Auburn American Legion Post 78 and Auxiliary Unit 78 recently installed their 2012-2013 officers who officially take office following the state convention in July.

Installed for Post 78 were: Jennifer Dahlman (commander); Robert Poznanski (senior vice commander); Michael Schooley (junior vice commander); Tom Valencour (finance officer); Carol Reed (adjutant); Luther Cowan (sergeant at arms); Roger Olsen (chaplain); William “Skee” Goforth (historian); and Joe Reed (service officer).

Installed for Unit 78 were: Sharon Schooley (president); Doreen Hinrichs (1st vice president); Betty Cummings (2nd vice president); Carol Dunham (secretary); Donna Braunschweig (treasurer); Nelda Raasch (chaplain); and Molly Cummings (sergeant at arms).

Auburn Post 78 is promoting its community service project, in conjunction with the City of Auburn and the Auburn School District, to transform the gray concrete wall of Auburn Memorial Stadium to a series of paintings that will honor veterans from World War I to present.

To make the project possible, the Post is soliciting donations to help cover the cost of the materials and construction. The public can send donations to: Auburn Post 78, Veterans Mural Project, P.O. Box 668, Auburn, WA 98071-0668.

The 175-foot mural is expected to be completed for dedication Nov. 10, the Auburn Veterans Day celebration. To see the proposed design and progress of the project, visit www.AmericanLegionAuburnPost78.com/veterans-mural-project.html.

In addition, Auburn Post 78, with assistance from the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society, performs flag disposal ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial Park several times per year. If you have tattered and worn flags for disposal, there is a flag collection container at Auburn City Hall. You also may contact the Post to make arrangements to drop them off.

The Auburn American Legion family includes the South Sound Riders Chapter 78, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts. Meetings and rides are scheduled at various times during the year.

The Post meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The Auxiliary Unit meets at 10 a.m. on the second Monday of the month.

The Post, Auxiliary and Riders members have a joint potluck dinner at 6 p.m. prior to the Post meeting on the third Wednesday of the month.

Meetings are held from September through June at the Warren Building in the Veterans Memorial Park, 405 E St. NE, Auburn.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a service officer, please contact the Post at 253-939-5789.


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