Leadership training given to Legion, Auxiliary members

A leadership training session for 10th District American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members took place Saturday at the Coon Rapids American Legion.

Linda Thompson (standing) was the instructor for a 10th District American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary leadership training session at the Coon Rapids American Legion post Saturday.

Linda Thompson (standing) was the instructor for a 10th District American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary leadership training session at the Coon Rapids American Legion post Saturday.

Linda Thompson, longtime Coon Rapids Ladies Auxiliary member and immediate past president of the state department auxiliary unit was the instructor.

Thompson is currently a national executive committee woman and division chairperson for community service.

The workshop covered the gamut of running the business of the American Legion and its Ladies Auxiliary.

According to Thompson, topics included agenda, protocols, communications, basic parliamentary procedure, standing rules, budgets, writing resolutions and recommendations and annual reports.

The purpose of the leadership training was to enable members to run meetings smoothly, Thompson said.

Those attending were also asked by Thompson to list issues they want to discuss during training.

Issues raised included participation, leadership, rules, increasing membership and enhancing fellowship.

In the 10th District, there are 54 posts and 47 auxiliary units.

The boundaries of the 10th District run north to Willow River, south to Bloomington and west to St. Bonifacius. The district includes posts and auxiliary units in Anoka County.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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