Pink Ladies plan monetary donation

The Pink Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Hospital of Crowley serves as the steward of the hospital’s vending machine proceeds. As one of their ongoing service projects, the group members collect and save the funds to purchase necessary items for the hospital and to donate to larger hospital projects. Board members include, from left, Sylvia Dischler, Gloria LeBlanc (president), Dean Gaspard, Verna Simon, Nettie Romero, Roberta Sonnier and Evelyn Barousse.


The Board of the Pink Ladies of the American Legion Hospital held its first meeting of the year in the conference room of the hospital on Jan. 6 at 9 a.m.

President Gloria LeBlanc called the meeting to order and Lou Cormier led the ladies in the volunteer pledge and prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The secretary, Roberta Sonnier, read the minutes of the Christmas meeting  to the 13 members present.

Nettie Romero gave the treasurer’s report, which was accepted. Romero requested that $3,000 be transferred to an interest-bearing account and reported that the hospital staff has asked that the Pink Ladies give a monetary donation. The Board approved a donation and President Leblanc will meet with hospital personnel to determine the amount and for what it will be used.

The Board was reminded that the Pink Ladies still pay for the coffee and juice provided twice daily, five days a week, to the patients and their visitors. 

Leisa Thibodeaux and Thelma Istre reported on the ladies who have applied to become Pink Ladies. Patricia Beverley, Georgie Prather, Ella Istre and Anna Gaspard are the most recent ladies who have expressed their desire to join the group. Some of the work shifts still need help.

There was a discussion concerning giving extra hours to the ladies who serve as substitutes when a Pink Lady is ill or needs to miss work. A vote was taken and it was decided that if an hour is worked as a sub, it will be counted as two hours.

Pursuant to a request by Leora Amy, hospitality chairman, a vote was taken and it was decided that the Pink Ladies will continue to use the Rice Palace for their general meetings.

The president asked that a carnation be given to a Pink Lady only if she is hospitalized at the American Legion in Crowley. Otherwise, get-well cards are to be sent to the ladies when they are ill. The board was reminded to advise the president or the secretary of any Pink Ladies that are in the hospital or sick.

The meeting was adjourned. The next Board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, in the hospital conference room.

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