Pink Ladies to continue funding for two Girls’ State slots


Aboard meeting was held by the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Hospital on Monday, March 31, in the second floor conference room of the hospital. Plans for the spring luncheon and the election of new board members were finalized.

The meeting opened with President Gloria LeBlanc calling on Lou Cormier, chaplain, to lead the volunteer pledge and prayer, along with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Secretary Roberta Sonnier read the minutes after 11 members answered roll call.

The usual order of business was followed with Nettie Romero, treasurer, giving the financial report. The board approved the continued sponsorship of two slots at Girls’ State in Baton Rouge for female Acadia Parish youths.

A report was given by Leisa Thibodeaux on the training of new members, and plans for the April 2 spring luncheon were finalized.

It was announced that board member Verna Simon has resigned and that her position will need to be filled.

After addressing the need to expand on the definitions of various forms of membership in the Pink Ladies organization, it was established, pursuant to motion and approval, that an “active” member must participate in her regular duties, complete the HIPAA guidelines course, pay her dues, comply with hospital rules and receive tuberculosis and flu shots annually.

If all the requirements are not met, she will become an “inactive” member. If a member remains “inactive” for one year, she will become an “associate” member, which will require the payment of $5-per-year dues and will not include the benefits of “active” membership.

President LeBlanc announced that only one high school has turned in an application for the Pink Lady Scholarship Award.

Finally, it was reported that Dean Gaspard has been busy totaling the Pink Ladies’ working hours so that medals can be awarded to individual members for their service. 

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