*The department office deadline for poppy orders is October 31, 2017.* Poppies will be mailed out as they are ready. They will not be available for pickup at Winter Conference
Hi. My name is Sandra Petermann and I am a member of Matthew Brew Unit #3 in Dickinson. I have had the opportunity to be a Department Chairman in different areas and I am looking forward to being able to share the role of Poppy Chairman with Joan Buske of Oakes, ND. As you all know, Joan has been doing a fantastic job as Poppy Chairman, but it is a lot of responsibility for one person. I will be the Poppy Chairman for the West and Joan will be the Poppy Chairman for the East.
I would like to remind all members that “we do not sell poppies”. I hear this over and over. The poppies have been paid for by the sacrifices of our veterans. “We distribute poppies” and we allow people to donate, as well as give a poppy to those who might not have extra change.
It is important that we remember what the poppy stands for and that although poppies are distributed around Memorial Day, they may be distributed on other occasions as well. By ordering poppies, we are supporting our veterans that make them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. If I don’t know the answer, I will find the answer and get back to you.
Year-end poppy reports should be sent directly to the department office.