Tellico Lake Post 256

Tellico Lake American Legion Auxiliary Unit 256






DATE:               February 1, 2024

TIME:                7 PM

VENUE:            Rarity Bay Community Center 


  • Call to Order  ~ Wendy Reichenbach  
  • Prayer  ~ Chaplain ~ Anita Schack
  • POW/MIA Empty Chair ~ Sergeant at Arms ~ Betsy Buelow
  • Pledge  ~  Sergeant at Arms ~ Betsy Buelow
  • Patriotic Song
  • Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary
  • Minutes of Previous Meeting ~ Sarah Ayers
  • Treasurer’s Report ~ Linda West  



                  Mid-Winter Conference Report

                  Name Tags, Shirts, Hats

                  Constitution, By-Laws and Standing Rules

                  Web Page

                  Program for next month

                  Honor Air Knoxville ~ Women Veterans ~ October flight



  • Girls State ~ Sign up
  • Poppy ~ Sign up
  • Finance Committee ~ Sign Up
  • Legion Support Fund Raising Spring Fling ~ Sign Up
  • Scholarships (next year)
  • Discussion
  • Closing Prayer ~ Chaplain ~ Anita Schack
  • Colors Retired in Place
  • Adjourn



January 4, 2024

Presentation of Flag - Post 256 Color Guard

Invocation - Post 256 Chaplain Emeritus Robert Haldi

The Empty Chair – Post 256 Commander Steve Buelow

National Pledge

National Anthem – Dennis Queen, tenor

Preamble to the American Legion Auxiliary

Mission Statement of ALA – Yvonne Gamble, Vice President-elect Unit 256

Welcome – Wendy Reichenbach, President-elect Unit 256

Presentation of Unit 256 Charter –

  Sheila Lemons, Third District President, ALA Department of TN

Rebecca McLaughlin, First District President, ALA Department of TN

Initiation of Charter Members

Slate of Officers Presented

Installation of Officers

Remarks - Sheila Lemons

Announcements – Wendy Reichenbach

Closing Remarks - Commander Steve Buelow

God Bless America – Dennis Queen, tenor

The Colors Retired

Benediction - Chaplain Emeritus Robert Haldi

Adjournment – Wendy Reichenbach

Toast and Refreshments


Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary

(read aloud by charter members)


For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on Earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity, the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.


God Bless America

God Bless America, land that I love

Stand beside her and guide her

Through the night with the light from above

From the mountains to the prairies

To the oceans white with foam

God Bless America, my home sweet home

God Bless America, my home sweet home.


Charter Members of Tellico Lake American Legion Auxiliary Unit 256

Oralee Adams, Jenn Amundson, Sarah Ayers, Lori Blodgett, Betsy Buelow, Barbara Callan, Barb Comiso, Edith Cantrell, Maureen Corry, Mary Edmands,

Teri Everett, Yvonne Gamble, Nancy Gross, Terry Howard, Renee Napier, Lisa Patterson, Camille Pinto,Wendy Reichenbach, Anita Schack,

Kathleen Schaefer, Steven Schnoll, Rebecca Sneed, Linda West, Betty Wright