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.
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.
The VFW Auxiliary Fall Conference will be held at the Lake of the Ozarks, October 6 – 7. Come join our Department Commander and President as we celebrate their up coming year. Below is the tentative agenda and the banquet form.
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
With MALT still not open, you can send in your bond with the following form. All bonds will be due by August 31, 2017. Don’t be late, download this form and mail to National.
The Fall Conference will be held October 6 & 7, 2017, at the Camden on the Lake resort at the Lake of the Ozark. For rooms, call the hotel at: 573-365-5620.
Department Commander Ruben Armenta and Department President Nelda Clifton will have their Homecoming Saturday evening. The theme is patriotic or Disney. To book your banquet ticket, download the form below and send it to VFW Department Headquarters no later than September 27, 2017. Come celebrate and enjoy the great company.
Are you interested in learning more about MALTA? National VFW Auxiliary Headquarters now have videos that will show members how to process their dues. Treasurers can watch several videos on how to process dues. MALTA will be up and running some time in July, so start now learning how to use the program.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017-18 Department of MO VFWA Officers.
President Nelda Clifton, Sr Vice President Carolann Osterloh, Jr. Vice President Rowena Grigsby, Treasurer/Secretary Jeri Sherwood, Chaplain Ella Edwards, Conductress Janet Barlar, Guard Judy Northcutt.