Hello! I‘m Valerie Ehlers, the new President of Edmonds Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post #8870.
Commander Traner and I have agreed that the Post and Auxiliary will be working together more than we have in the past. Therefore, I hope we will all get to know each other better too.
Our membership numbers were reduced by nine persons last year. Six we lost over eligibility issues and three of our sisters passed away. Gentlemen, please, if you have not done so already, have your wives, daughters, sisters, and granddaughters join us in the Auxiliary. We would really like to get to know them, and just think how they could help us know the things you would like us to be working on!
Some of the goals I have for the Auxiliary this year include: increasing membership, making the meetings more fun to attend, keeping in touch with members who are unable to attend the meetings, getting the members to know each other better, and to make or break the goals set for us by District and Department.
Like the Post, we will be having a Buddy Poppy drive in November the weekend before Veteran‘s Day (our meeting day). I plan to have an Auxiliary Christmas Party in addition to our December meeting. There are some ideas rolling around in my head for fundraising activities for some of our programs.
Remember, District One‘s School of Instruction will be the day after our September meeting (Sept. 10). Until next time, Thank you for the service you have given to God, to our Country, and to us.