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VFW Auxiliary
Meetings Held on 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m.


2017-2018 Officers

President - Pat Trimmer
Sr. Vice President - Betty Newsome
Jr. Vice President -
Penny Van Doehren
Treasurer - Jane Minnix
Chaplain - Sallie Schelldorf
Secretary - Eileen Ward
Conductress - Mary Huffmaster
1 Year - Marilyn Houk
2 Year - Mary Huffmaster
3 Year - Rebecca Rau


VFW Auxiliary, which was founded in 1914 to help veterans and their families, is the backbone of VFW volunteer efforts. Promoting patriotism and helping veterans in need are just two of the many ways that the Auxiliary serves America's communities. The VFW Auxiliary also has its own volunteer programs directed at VA, state and community hospitals.
Membership Eligibility: 

  • Must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.
  • Those eligible are:
    • Husband/Wife
    • Widower/Widow
    • Father/Mother
    • Grandfathers/Grandmothers
    • Sons/Daughters
    • Grandsons/Granddaughters
    • Brothers/Sisters

Of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

The members of the VFW Auxiliary are committed to serving veterans and their families, promoting pride in America, teaching young people about the cost of freedom, and serving the community. To meet these goals the organization's  members throughout the United States, Guam and Panama conduct the following programs:
Americanism: Celebrating our heritage of freedom with the Statue of Liberty's Birthday Celebration, working towards a resolution of the POW/MIA situation, promoting pride in America, and ensuring that the public will never forget the sacrifices of America's soldiers who protect our freedom.
Buddy Poppy: "To honor the Dead by Helping the Living" - Helping needy and disabled veterans and honoring those who have sacrificed for our freedom by wearing a Buddy Poppy, the VFW's official flower.
Cancer Aid & Research: Providing grants to members with cancer, helping in the educational effort to make the public aware of the importance of early detection, and supporting research throughout the country are the activities involved in this program.
Community Service: Cooperating with other organizations to meet the needs in our communities.
Hospital & Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services: Volunteering in hospitals around the country.
Legislative: Keeping members up-to-date on all bills affecting veterans and their families and the national defense. Making legislators aware of our positions.
Veterans & Family Support: Assisting veterans as they return from active duty or from the hospital as they try to return to civilian life. Helping veterans and their families with transportation, childcare, and other services as needed.
VFW National Home for Children: Educating members about the mission, purpose, and programs of the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. www.vfwnationalhome.org
Youth Activities: Providing opportunities for youth and educating them about our American heritage
For More Information About Programs, Visit The Official VFW Auxiliary Website


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