We only need 18 new rejoin, new life and new members to reach our first quarter quota. Please process before 10/31 so our department can receive $100 from National.
CONGRATULATIONS Districts 5, 6, and 17. All you Auxiliaries have submitted dues! We now have 7 Auxiliaries that are 100% or more. This really isn’t many, but I know you will all perform your magic and all Auxiliaries will be 100%. WE CAN DO THIS! Remember we need members to continue our wonderful wor for our veterans. Celia Davis, membership chairman Department of Missouri.
Due to some issues of working with the individuals that are doing the Vets for Pets, Department President Nelda has changed her special project to a Veterans Community Project that is happening in her community. Below is all the information about this project. If you have raffle tickets with the Pets for Vets, you can still turn that money in and those tickets will go into the same drawing for the beautiful quilt.
We are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished only by community for community.
We are building Veterans Village – a specialized community network of tiny homes and services dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country.
We believe one homeless Veteran is one too many. Please help us on our mission to end veteran homelessness by donating or volunteering.
Through contributions and partnerships, we are creating Veterans Village; a specialized community of tiny-homes and onsite services that will provide housing stability and treat the underlying cause of the Veteran’s homelessness. The combination of housing stability and onsite services will lead to more successful permanent housing outcomes. Once ready, the Veteran will transition to other, existing programs. Veteran’s Village will provide the Veteran with a sense of community support as they transition back into society.
At the heart of Veterans Community Project is a belief in community. Through the power of community, VCP will provide Veterans the tools necessary to achieve a stable and prosperous civilian life. Housing and services are provided at no cost to the Veteran, therefore the success of Veterans Community project is contingent on the generosity of the community.
Congratulations District 6 for being number one in membership.
Department Fall Conference will be held at the Lake of the Ozarks October 6 – 7. Below is the tentative schedule. See you there!
This year our Department President Nelda Clifton would like to raffle of a beautiful quilt to make money for Pets for Vets. Please read the below information on this program. Raffle tickets will come out in the October General Orders. pets for vets
Due to health reasons, Department Hospital Chairman Jennifer Moore has resigned her position. Judy Hutchison has volunteered to finish up this year as Hospital Chairman. Please look at your October General Orders for more information about Judy. Thank you Judy for stepping up and helping the Department with this great program.
The National VFW Auxiliary in Kansas City has a job opening. It will be around 32 hours a week and be considered full time with benefits. If you are interested read the job description below.
A charity golf tournament will be held Friday Sept. 29, 2017, with proceeds going to the National Home. Read more below.
We are very sorry to say that Department Sr. Vice President Carolann Osterloh’s husband, Bob passed away September 5, 2017. Funeral arrangements are: Viewing will be at Baue Funeral Home, Cave Springs on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 4 – 8 pm. Funeral will be Monday, Sept. 11 at 9:00 am at Baue Funeral Home. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks at 10:30. Cards of Condolence may be sent to Carolann Osterloh, #2 St. Anthony Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.