T.H.B. POST 187 AUXILIARY HISTORY
1923 – Unit Chartered.
1930 – Meetings held at Masonic Temple; 5-Day carnival held over July 4th.
1933 – DEPRESSION – Doc. French, Commander; no history kept – too busy coping. 1935 – Membership grew to 131; two initiations held that year; held card parties; took jelly to vets at Elgin State Hospital.
1936 – A fitted traveling kit was presented to Mildred McCallum who was leaving February 1st for a two-year stay in the Philippines.
1937 – Membership dropped to 116; Margaret French (war nurse) was President; meetings held in Masonic Temple.
1938 – Gave flag code books to “rural schools”; sent flowers to Mr. and Mrs. Hintz (Gold Star parents of Richard Hintz, one of the men for whom the Post is named) on their 51st wedding anniversary.
1940 – Orphans were guests at our Christmas Party; donated $10.00 plus cod liver oil (ugh!) for underprivileged children.
1941 – Membership now at 160; supplied patients at Elgin Hospital with cold cream jars, snuff, 1 ½ cent postage stamps, tubes of liniment, a quart of honey and jelly.
1942 – Membership at 176; held dinner dance for 47 GI’s from Fort Sheridan; made covers for hot water bottles for SPEEDWAY Hospital, now HINES Hospital.
1943 – Thirty-nine members gave 56 pints of blood; 65 members donated 7,398 hours to Red Cross.