Revving Our Engines To Help Our Veterans
The air has a crisp fall chill in the air and now is the time for us top start planning how we can help our Veterans enjoy the Holidays. This year will be a challenge because of all of the restrictions.
Has your Auxiliary paid the hospital cheer quota yet? If not get it in to the Department Treasurer Jean George as quickly as possible. This money is what we use for the Holiday Parties and purchasing gifts for our Veterans.
Has anyone started to make plans for Halloween yet? You could have a drive by parade for the hospitalized veterans and those in our nursing homes. Decorate your cars with Halloween decorations and dress in costume to cheer up the most vulnerable of our population.
This year it is going to take all of our creativity to come up with new was to complete our programs. Get out into the community by placing stories in the local papers, messages on the community message boards and your local cable message boards. Use Social Media to get the word out about who we are and what we do for our Veterans.
Membership is moving along at a nice pace. CONGRATULATIONS to all the Auxiliaries who have made their 100% and 100% plus. To all of the Auxiliaries who are close keep going you are doing great. To help with your membership find out how many of your post members do not have their family members in the Auxiliary and see if you can get them to join. There are a lot of potential members out there all you need to do is go and sign them up.
This year our National President has decided to take action with her special project, Stars, Stripes and Support, which will help combat hunger and food insecurity among our heroes and their loved ones. Funds raised will flow through the VFW’S Unmet Needs Program. Make a donation to help especially now with the holidays coming.
I am asking that our District Presidents lead the way in mentoring at their District meetings. District meetings should be a school of instruction. Take the opportunity to teach what this Auxiliary is all about and why our programs are so important. We have had a lot of new members join and then leave because they were never taught why we are here.
As we look ahead let us remember the “why” we joined the Auxiliary. Let our communities know who we are and why we are working so hard for our Veterans.
So keep “Revving up our engines to help our Veterans”, while “Honoring Our Mission To Serve Our Veterans”.