ROBERT H. BURNS
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 16
Installation - Saturday, June 18, 2016
SENIOR OFFICERS - 2016-2017
PRESIDENT: ROSE ZIMBRO
1ST VICE: MAY HARTLEY
2ND VICE: MARY KOLLISTER
SECRETARY: BRENDA OGDEN
TREASURER: DIANE PLAISANCE
HISTORIAN: RHONDA PERRIN
CHAPLAIN: CONNIE PARR
SGT.-AT-ARMS: ANGELICA SHARP
FRANCES ROSEVALLY (3 YEARS)
CAROL JOHANSEN (2 YEARS)
BRENDA OGDEN (1 YEAR)
Pictured above are President Zimbro and Post Finance Officer Mike Peats presenting a donation to the War Veterans home for their general fund.
Seated left to right: Jasmine Bivins (Junior Auxiliary Member), Mary Carter, Charity Conlin and Christine Cousins (Junior Auxiliary Member).
Standing left to right: Unit 16 Girls State Chairman Janie Duracher, Anna Jones, Carli Loudon, Regan Sellers, Savannah Weisensee, Galyn Wright, Past Unit 16 and Past Sixth District President Carol Johansen and Auxiliary member/Junior Activity Chairman Alaina Abdullah.
National Convention - Friday-Thursday, August 26-September 1, 2016
"A Day of Remembrance" - Proclamation - September 2016
Mayor Mike Cooper, a member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 16 of Covington, recently signed a proclamation declaring September 11th as a "Day of Remembrance."
"A Day of Remembrance" - Sunday, September 11, 2016
La. War Veterans Visit Post 16 - Monday, October 17, 2016
Fifteenresidents traveled to Post 16 to enjoy Baked Chicken, Mushroom Noodle Casserole, Corn and Peas, Salad, Rolls and Pumpkin Pecan Cake for dessert. The veterans were entertained with Bingo games and all had a good time and collected prizes.
Special Needs and Legion Family Children Halloween Party
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Attending the block party were Past President May Hartley, Auxiliary members Mary Kollister, Diane Plaisance, Angel Sharp, Honorary Junior President Emma Busby, Honorary Junior Past President Treaser McArthur, Legion member Raymond Hartley, and Squadron Commander Ethan Sharp, Sr. and S.A.L.s member Ethan Sharp, Jr.
Past President May Hartley recited “The Veteran” and Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden led the Pledge of Allegiance.
American Education Week - Thursday, November 17, 2016
One hundred seventy dozen doughnuts were delivered to
Special Children, Adults and Children of Veterans Christmas Party
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Post 16 Family hosted its annual Christmas Party for Special Needs Children and Adults at the Post Home. Approximately 100 special needs participants along with children and grandchildren of Post 16 Family members were in attendance. Refreshments were served, games were played, and Christmas songs were led by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each attendee was presented a gift.
Legion Family Christmas Party - Saturday, December 10, 2016
Post 16 Family held their annual Christmas Party jointly with the Military Order of Purple Heart 741 and the 40/8 Voiture 224. The potluck meal was delicious and the Christmas Story skit was outstanding.
Reserve War Veterans - Monday, December 12, 2016
Post 16 Family members visited the residents at the Reserve War Veterans Home. Attending were President Rose Zimbro, Past President May Hartley, Auxiliary members Mary Kollister, Ollie McGillivary, Brenda Ogden, Past Legion Commander Mike Peats, Legion members Raymond Hartley, Charles Hession, Joe Ogden, Wayne Plaisance, and Sons member Donald Taylor. We brought them assorted fruit, hot chocolate and cookies and played Bingo with about 30 residents. All had a wonderful time!
Special Needs Families - Sunday, December 18, 2016
The Legion Family provided Christmas for five families with a total of fourteen children. Making the presentation were Past President May Hartley, Auxiliary members Mary Kollister, Ollie McGillivary, Kay Peats, Past Commander Mike Peats, Legion members Paul Hamburger, Ray Hartley and Wayne Plaisance.
Louisiana War Veterans Home- Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Past President May Hartley, Auxiliary member Brenda Ogden, Legion members Raymond Hartley and Joe Ogden, and Sons member Donny Taylor traveled to the veterans’ home. King Cakes and hot chocolate were served to the veterans and Bingo games with prizes were played.
Department of La. Mid-Winter Conference, Alexandria
Saturday-Sunday, January 20-22, 2017
Past President May Hartley and Auxiliary members Mary Kollister, Ollie McGillivary and Angela Sharp attended the Conference.
Special Needs Children, Adults and Children of Veterans Easter Party
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Post 16 Family hosted its annual Easter Party for Special Needs Children and Adults, and children of local Veterans.
La. War Veterans Visit Post 16 - Monday, April 17, 2017
Seventeen residents traveled to Post 16 to enjoy smoked chicken, jambalaya, baked beans, rolls and strawberry shortcake for lunch; and played bingo games with prizes.
Scholarships - May 2017
"Poppy Month" - May 2016
Little Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden collects the first donation from Mayor Cooper.
Girls State Orientation - Saturday, May 13, 2017
Seated left to right: Phoebe Cornay Allen who attends Covington High School, Olivia Marie Armond who attends Fontainebleau High School, Emma Nicole Busby (Junior Auxiliary Member) who attends Covington High School, Isabella Belan Canas who attends Lakeshore High School, Adelaide Elaine Caplinger who attends Christ Episcopal School, Elise Leah Carter and Avery Marie Collins who attend Covington High School, Diana Catherine Craighead who attends Northlake Christian School and Olivia Rose Deffes who attends Archbishop Hannan High School.
Standing center: Unit 16 Little Miss Poppy Madelyn Ogden.
Standing left to right: Unit 16 Girls State Chairman Jane Duracher, Claire Marie DiCorte and Sarah Lynne Hazlett who attend Mandeville High School, Rebecca Anne Lucia who attends Covington High School, Morgan Elizabeth Marullo who attends Northlake Christian School, Olivia Lynn Maurer who attends Archbishop Hannan High School, Rebecca Camille Norton who attends Fontainebleau High School, Kennedy Layne Robert and Claire Lynette Schmitt who attend St. Scholastica Academy and Abigail Lynn Watson who attends Mandeville High School.
Julia James Elmer who attends Lakeshore High School.
Special Olympics - Saturday, May 20, 2017
More than 70 American Legion Family Members gathered State-wide to Volunteer with the Softball Throw.
Left to right:
Memorial Day Ceremony - Monday, May 29, 2017
Little Miss Poppy Madelyn Ogden and Miss Poppy Hailey Ogden
Distributing Memorial Poppies
Sons member Donald Taylor and District Attorney Warren Montgomery
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