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ican Legion Auxiliary Russell Ledford Unit 293 :TTA also been active in the unit Drill and Ritual meeting of program, taking the part of Russell Ledford secretary, treasurer, and Legion second vice president in the very pleasant installation program and rendered to a as the sergeant-at-arms on member of our the initiation team. auxiliary has a We were proud to present presenting ten, Irene with her thirty-year year pins pin, an are proud to have who have been her as part of our that length of organization. a recent Irene Ferrari, for our unit At the District President's thirty-year official visit, Henrietta pin by Ruppert, our musician, and chairman the Fifth District Musician, This was a very made up a special music for Irene, as book for the district inkling of the president, to the tune of • Irene has Pretty Baby, and she sang chair- the song to the president, in the auxiliary who was overwhelmed and well as being pleased. She was of the Sonoma and held Under the past presidents and Drill and Parley program, each unit in he president was asked to Irene has contribute Kleenex box covers for Christmas gifts to the 112 women in the women's barracks at the Califoria Veterans Home at Yountville. The local unit contributed seventeen of the knitted and crocheted box covered with Viola Mack and Lee Silvers making the covers and donating them on behalf of all the past unit presidents. The members on December 14 at the Veterans Home under the Veterans Affairs and re- habilitation program. The institution is short of tree ornaments and Christmas decorations. If you have some extras, please see that Theresa Tollini, Rehab chairman receives them as soon as possible. The auxiliary is planning to have a Christmas basket through the family service. All you members and friendsplease leave your food goods at Town and Country Shop or Dilley's Insurance for your con- venience. At the district mgeting it was reported that William Russell Ledford 293 was the only unit out of 24 units to make quota Early Bird citation by November 11. This week Calistoga Unit made quota. Special citations and awards will be presented to our unit at the interim board meeting which will be held in Oakland in January. It was annodned that William Russell Ledford Unit 293 was the only trait who had an official Drill and Ritual Team in the district. Under the children and youth all units were urged to participate in the Special Olympics; and to observe better bus rules for safety. The communications chairman's name has been changed to "public relations." expanding this program even more in the promotion of the auxiliary programs. A pamphlet on credit for women was passed out, as well as a leadership booklet to the membership. Girls State luncheon will be held on Sunday, May 17, in Napa, at 1 p.m., at the Napa Veterans Building. It was reported tht over 900,000 poppies have been ordered in the PgPPY program in California, and shortly all veterans hospitals will be making poppies, as soon as the materials arrive. Six members of the local unit attended the Fifth District meeting where all the above information was Wednesday, December 3, 1980 - Page 13 t Irene Ferrari, the marshall of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 293, was presented a thirty- year membership pin by membership chairman Eslie Karr. Photo by Janice Corey. obtained. The meeting was held in Cotati,-which'was the second meeting for the district. Attending the meeting were Lee Silvers, Laura Anello, Gerrie Ruppert, Henrietta Ruppert, Theresa Tollini, and Dena Gambetta. Don't forget the auxiliary and Legion's Christmas Party ! mpses o': the past HOWELL form an of all com- help to relationships of a kindred guidelines and of the com- far as can be C'ur tis Lodge was the first in Cloverdale. was named for Greene Curtis on the banks River, Wate Carolina, He died in July 12, 1898. master of Lodge No. Tennessee, master of Lodge No. 20, for three for four years was Grand Masoons in on October 8, meeting was dispensation. William H. ii Lester, T. Estes, Thomas Ramey, N. Samuel Larison lodge meetings in a frame the northwest eond and West lower portion by a saloon. building was met in the Building. of 1870 they building of the Vavalli door to the I. E. Shaw. Kleiser was an In 1870 the an organ to a In 1874 a of $10 was finishing the Monument at Lodge has met of years at the Church on Streets enjoys good b and a fine from the Cloverdale. "Cloverdale this article 1926: "It is a thing to start a in a city this k its getting to With Cloverdale the unusual." lit was held June 'vp" Mc@ray's as a gala night )0 in attendance, nted 14 clubs ferent points rdale &pplionce Blvd. )scar Reger, John Kolling, Antone Reger, Charlie Mays, Herman Casey at Alder Glen Springs. Courtesy of the Cioverdale Historical Society. Ihroughout 1he state.- Tom Bridges of Oakland, past dislricl governor, made the presenalion. The club was presenled with a large silk flag by 1he Santa Rosa club. George Cavalli was the first president ith N. S. Cobb the secre!ary. The town's population was 690 and no fines were over 10 cents. One of I heir first projects was fhe Boy Scouts and have sponsored him for over 50 years. In 1931 l hey were insrumenlal in !he con- s!ruclion of the "old swimming hole" on the Russian River . In 1938 presidenl Charles Reiehel broughl 400 small redwood rees from the Union Lumber Co. nurseries al For Bragg and each lady of rolary in a|lendance small redwood !rees from the Union Lumber CO. nurseries at Fort Bragg, and each lady of rotary in a!tendance received one in a paper cup as a souvenir. The rotary club has endorsed and execwed many worthwhile projects since its inception in 1926. In 1882 there was a new organization in town under lhe name of "The Knights of I he Golden Rule,." The nieel ing was held at library hall which was feslively feslooned wih flowers, and he word "welcome" in evergreens was hund in 1he upper end of lhe hall. There were 75 inviled guesls. Dancing awasagreeably inlerspersed by vocal and instrumental music. Mr. C. French sang a song; Misses Vanarnum and Abrahams played piano duel; Miss Emorydida recialion. Mr. Crawford and Mrs. Su er did a shadow panlomime. The supper was beyond descrip:ion, fowl beyond number were produced by he members' wives, thus he "Knighls of The Golden Rule," made 1heir debul in Chwerdale. II's nol known how long I hey were here. The AOUW lodge with 40 Illl members ' was lim pr,minent at /hat time wilh dancing !he main even!. Members raveled 20 miles ,,r more () aIlend. S life a cenlury ago, al hough subdued by oday's sandards, was nevertheless cenered around he community and its happenings; social events were of a political nature as the west was still building and rapid changes in the social structure of the people were constantly changing. Community spiri: was of he ulmos! importance, and par- icipaion, fur l he most par! was by the concerned ci:izenry for boiler con- di: i.ns under which Io serve heir fellow man and neigh- Continued on page 19 Dr. Edward F, Johnson CHIROPRACTOR • Personal Injury • Full Spine Technique • Insurance Cases • Phisin Therapy • Workmen's Comp. • Applied Kinesiology • Medicare • Nutrition 109 S. Main St., Cloverdale For Appointment Call 894-3608 Office Hours: Mon .Fri. 9-6, Sat 9 ,2 I [ I • D "t ufing Mark Twain's days as a :  he was editor of a small Missouri paper. One day he received a letter from a subscriber, stating that he had found a spider in his paper, and asked if this was an omen of good or bad luck. • 66 • • • • Twain rephed: Fuuhng a spider m your paper =s ne=ther good nor bad luck. 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