Date Changes to Department!

Due to the Corona Virus, National has extended the time to get in our Patriotic Art winner and Illustrating America winner.  Since we have more time, the Department Chairmen are extending their times. Here are the new dates:
Student entries to Department – May 6 2020
Auxiliaries to Department – May 20. 2020

Below is a letter from the Chairmen on this and the extended dates for the Past National President’s Scholarship will also be changed to the above dates.
Be safe out there and hope to see all of you in June.
Past National Presidents Scholarship new date
New Deadlines Updated

A Message From The VFW Auxiliary Department President

 To:  Missouri VFW Auxiliary Officers and Members

Subject:  COVID -19

The Missouri VFW Commander Troy Williams posted on Facebook the following information about the Post and Auxiliary Members.

  • He asked that all Posts and Auxiliaries in Missouri cancel all activities through March 31st. This includes meetings, Bingo, Dinners, Canteens, etc.
    • They will reassess this when it gets closer to the March 31st
  • Follow the guidelines set out by the Federal, State and CDC on the COVID -19.
  • No unnecessary traveling.
  • Reach out to our Veterans and elderly members to make sure they have what they need during this time. Volunteer to get groceries for them so they do not have to get out.  Give them your phone number so when they need help, they can call.
  • The Service Offices are closed. They are not seeing Veterans currently.  But if someone has an issue, they can call the phone numbers below:
    • Louis – 314-253-4470
    • Jefferson City – 573-636-8761

We do not take this lightly.  Things keep changing daily and with that, we will adjust.  As changes are made, we will update you.   But for right now, keep the hands washed and do the social distancing. Stay at home if possible and only get out when necessary.  We each want to keep our family, our friends and our members healthy and safe.

Rowena Grigsby

Missouri VFW Auxiliary President


Good Morning One and All.

As of midnight last night, The Department of Missouri was at 99.38%!!  We are only 84 members shy of 100%+!!

As most of you know, our deadline to reach 100% and receive $500.00  from National is January 31st.  That is Friday.  I would love nothing more than to announce at our Mid-Winter Council meetings on Saturday, that we reached that goal.  Another reason is so that Commander Troy Williams  of the VFW will receive a “Pie in the Face”!  

     I would like to challenge everyone to reach this goal by having not 1, but 8 special drawings for gift cards at the meeting this weekend.  If you “Adopt-A-Member” or “Pay-It-Forward” and pay another members dues that is still unpaid starting today and ending Friday, I will enter your name into the drawings.  The dues MUST be paid between today, Jan. 27th and Friday, Jan. 31st.  You MUST fill out the Adopt-A-Member sheet that can be found in our Program Book.  It must be dated and signed by your Auxiliary Treasurer and emailed to me or you may hand deliver the form and dues to me at the Membership booth we will have Friday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.  The booth will be open from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday.

I just want to let you know that each one of you have done an AMAZING job working membership and I can’t thank you enough!  I know we can reach our goal this weekend if we work together!

Again, Thank You and I look forward to seeing all of you in Jefferson City.


Love and Respect,


Marc Mero Former WWE Wrestling Champion to be at Winter Conference

Marc Mero is the author of the book “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet”.  He reached the pinnacle of sports-entertainment success, then lost it all.  But, in the process discovered what’s most important in life.  Marc shares his captivating journey with the audiences worldwide and inspires people to examine their life choices.

Come join us in Jefferson City for the winter conference on Friday night, January 31, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.  Hear about Marc’s journey and let him inspire you.