ATTENTION HOSPITAL CHAIRMEN!

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.

Department Sr. Vice President’s Husband passes away

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.

Pets for Vets Quilt Raffle

The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to supporting Veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s Veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.

Department VFW Auxiliary President Nelda Clifton will have tickets for a beautiful quilt that will be raffled off at the Department Convention.  Tickets for this raffle will be available at the Department meetings and will go out in the general orders in October.

HAVE YOU SENT OUT DUES NOTICES?

Have you sent out your dues notices, if not please do so immediately.  You can receive two membership awards from National for your recruiting efforts.  Recruit 5 new or rejoined auxiliary members before April 30, 2018.  VFW members can also receive the “Catch Five” pin.  Only 1 pin will be awarded for 5 or more new or rejoined members.

Recruit 20 new auxiliary members and you will receive the National Membership Achievement Award.  Your Treasurer should have forms or you can get them on National’s website under Program & Publicity Resources page under Membership & Leadership.  Mail or email directly to National Headquarters.

We need 270 new or rejoined members by October 31, 2017.  Please do not hold any dues.  Process them as soon as you receive them.

Attend a Recruiter Trainer session.  There are always good tips given to help recruit new members and rejoin members.

Celia Davis, Chairman, Membership & Leadership Department of Missouri