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A Few Reminders   

VFW Auxiliary

VFW Auxiliary: All VFW members are asked to encourage their family members to join our Post Auxiliary. Their function is, in part, to support Post activities such as Poppy distribution, raffle ticket sales etc. Both organizations could use the help.  

Gold Star Mothers

Gold Star Mothers are collecting used books for JBLM. Members are urged to bring their used books for deposit in a collection bin, which will be located near the entrance of the Legion Hall.   

VFW Polo Shirt

VFW Polo Shirts: For those who ordered the new VFW polo shirts, they are now available. Bring your $21.00 payment to the post meeting to pick up your shirt.   

VFW Auxiliary

VFW Auxiliary

The Auxiliary, like the post itself is meeting via Zoom. The May meeting was scheduled for May 14 at 12 :00 noon, at which officers were to be installed for the coming years. The new officers are: 

President: Jo Boyett
Sr. Vice Pres.: Carrie Bridgford
Jr. Vice Pres: none
Treasurer: Patsy Ethridge Neal 
Conductor: Carrie Bridgford
Guard: Carrie Bridgford
Trustee: Janet Callahan. 

Know Someone Who Should be an Auxiliary Member?


For more than 100 years, the VFW Auxiliary has been fulfilling its original objectives by supporting the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving veterans, active-duty service members and their families, and spreading patriotism nationwide.

Our members have volunteered millions of hours, donated millions of dollars and honored hundreds of thousands of veterans. Volunteer with us and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in America.

The above chart shows some of the relationships to VFW which make one eligible for Auxiliary membership.

Know Someone Who Should be an Auxiliary Member?For more information see the VFW Auxiliary web site: vfwauxiliary.org or contact our local President, Valerie Ehlers.

New VFW Auxiliary Now Welcomes Men


August 21, 2015

The former Ladies Auxiliary VFW, founded in 1914, is the VFW’s highly regarded support organization and is considered its “Partner in Service.”

Under its former name, Ladies Auxiliary VFW, membership within the organization was offered exclusively to female spouses and family members of any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The gender-specific eligibility requirement remained for more than 100 years until July 20, 2015, when delegates to the VFW’s 116th National Convention in Pittsburgh voted to amend the dated by-law to extend the same membership opportunity to eligible males and the name changed appropriately to simply VFW Auxiliary.

“It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Auxiliary,” said National President Francisca Guilford. “Women comprise nearly twenty percent of our nation’s military, and this change allows all spouses, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons and brothers to serve others in honor of their veteran.”

For more information about the VFW Auxiliary, please visit www.vfwauxiliary.org.