Local legion members honored at winter conference

  • Posted: 1/24/2013 2:14 PM
    6/1/2013 6:09 PM

The American Legion Department of South Carolina held their One Day Mid-Winter Conference in Columbia on Jan. 12.

The department chairman gave reports on Americanism, legislative, leadership, membership, constitution and bylaws, finance and national security.

Past department president Louise Winesett gave a report on the fall convention held in Indianapolis, Ind.

Theresa Hayes, department secretary, received a plaque from the national department for being the 2011-12 Auxiliary Member of the Year from South Carolina.

Linda Smiley, chairman of public relations for Unit 71, received a Certificate of Innovative Public Relations Activities Award for best practices in public relations in a unit.

Smiley, senior vice president and membership chairman, gave out certificates of recognition to 10 Units that reached 100 percent membership.

The units were: Abbeville Unit 2, the first to reach 100 percent; Bishopville Unit 29; Boiling Springs Unit 200; Columbia Unit 6; Effingham Unit 160; Lancaster Unit 31; Leesville Unit 142; North Augusta Unit 71; Westminister Unit 107; Woodruff Unit 33.