Madam President was met by the director of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Bill Caron.


Auxiliary national president's visit

149 - Las Vegas, NV

American Legion Paradise Post and Auxiliary Unit 149 was honored to be asked to escort American Legion Auxiliary National President Kathy Daudistel for a tour of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System and the Fisher House Las Vegas. Arrangements for the tour was made through Unit 149. While at the hospital, Daudistel met with the hospital director, Bill Caron, and visited the Women’s Clinic, the Prostatic Clinic and met with Robert Johnson, chief of the Center for Community Development and Civic Engagement, to talk about the VA Volunteer Services programs.

Daudistel was in town for an ALA Mission Training session held annually at the Tuscany Suite and Casino, that draws hundreds of members from across the country, and had some extra time on her hands. After touring the hospital, Daudistel was treated to lunch at John Mull's Road Kill Grill; the best BBQ west of the Mississippi.

On Sunday, Daudistel joined Paradise Post and Auxiliary Unit 149 for a President's Dinner at the Leatherneck Club of Las Vegas, which provided an amazing Italian dinner of baked zita and eggplant rollatini. Members of Unit 149 did an awesome job decorating the hall to make it a welcoming atmosphere for President Kathy. This was the first time in the post's 25-year history that they had a national officer visit, which is an honor in itself.

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Madam President received a briefing in the Prostatic Clinic.

Madam President speaking with the Fisher House manager, Stephanie Wheeler.

A group picture of members of the Post and Auxiliary 149 family with Daudistel.

Judy Cobb, president of Unit 14 and the Department of Nevada historian, also attended the dinner and had a chance to talk with Daudistel.

Kathy with her uncle Dan (Kaelin), who is a member of Post 149. We're a long way from Kentucky, but family is all over the place.
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