President's Message

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February 2019

Following my message last month, our National Organization released notice of a new program -- The VFW Auxiliary Community Outreach Project -- which is set to launch next month. This program is part of Building on the VFW Auxiliary Foundation education portion where we not only educate our own members but also the Community on the WHO and WHY we. are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. The belief is that by sharing what we do and why we do it for our veterans, active-duty service members and their families, the Community will have greater understanding of the VFW Auxiliary. For details about this new venture including the VFW. Auxiliary Community Outreach Tool Kit, please visit vfwauxiliary.org/resources. There are end-of-year report forms and a description of the. awards an Auxiliary can receive at our National Convention in Orlando. We will have more information when it becomes available.


In less than three months -- April 15th -- end of year reports are due. Now is a good time to review the end of year report forms in the Communication Center and begin assembling the information you will need to complete it. We are requesting you be as detailed as possible especially when it comes to the number of veterans, community members, etc served and the amount of money your. Auxiliary spent. This information is essential for the Auxiliary to retain its' tax-exempt status. 


Now is also a good time to reach. out to any of your members who have not yet paid their 2019 dues. If you have members who are ill or experiencing financial hardship the Auxiliary can pay their $9.00  per-capita from their Relief Fund.


March 30, 2019 is our Spring Conference

June 19-22, 2019 is our 100th Department Convention


Look for more information to come and reserve these dates on your calendar.


Until next month "Always Be Alert For Ways To Help Our Veterans" because  "Together as a TEAM We Can Do It".