Recruiting at Hy-Vee becomes surge for �revitalization�

Recruiting at Hy-Vee becomes surge for â�?�?revitalizationâ�?�? The â�?�?Writing was on the wall!â�? With their already small number of members and the advancing age of members, Wallace Post #1 American Legion Auxiliary was in jeopardy of losing its charter. In July of 2007, that undeniable reality was recognized and Edis Anderson, Evelyn Hermanson and Susan Lyman determined that such a fate for Vermillionâ�?�?s 88 year old heritage was unacceptable and became the â�?�?Revitalizationâ�? Committee. For a year, in a myriad of ways, the Revitalization Committee and other Auxiliary members addressed the need to revitalize by gaining new members. Success was limited. A year later, in July of 2008, still undaunted, the committee tried yet another way of â�?�?Revitalizing.â�? They reached out to a business: Hy-Vee. After considerable brainstorming with Ruth Bates, an assistant manager at Hy-Vee, a plan evolved which allowed the Auxiliary to recruit for new members several hours each week in Hy-Vee. This opportunity has caused the beginning of a vibrant surge of success in the â�?�?Revitalizationâ�? of Wallace Post #1 American Legion Auxiliary.

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