Notes from the Department Secretary
I trust that you are all having a wonderful summer and catching lots of fish! This is my last newsletter article as your Department Secretary so I am going to keep it short and just say what a pleasure it has been to serve for and with all of you over the years. I am going to miss this job more than you know but I am not going “to go softly into that good night”! You will continue to see me (and hear me) at different Legion and Auxiliary events, hopefully at more events than I have been able to attend recently! I have a few projects for the Auxiliary that I have been wanting to begin working on but have just not had the time, now I will no longer have that excuse.
As a final note, at this past Department Convention in Haines you all honored me by bestowing upon me the title of “Past Department President of Alaska”. I must tell you this caught me totally off guard and all I could do was stutter, stammer and cry! Thank you all so much for this tremendous honor! I can’t begin to tell you how much your acknowledgement means to me – I am truly humbled and thank you all so much for your continued support. In return, I will continue to strive to put “service before self for our Veterans, their families and communities” as long as I can. I love you all and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Yours in Service,
Linda A. Schmitt, Secretary/Treasurer