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 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


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.

Form–Banquet 2017 Reservation Form w Kids

Department of Missouri VFW Auxiliary to be placed in the Circle of Excellence

CONGRATULATIONS to 2016/17 Department President Hazel Linneberger and the members of the Department of Missouri VFW Auxiliary on having an outstanding year.  The highest award National VFW Auxiliary gives is the Circle of Excellence.  To join this group, our Department had numerous task that we needed to complete to win this honor and MISSOURI WON THIS!  Come to National Convention as we accept this outstanding award.  Thank you, to all the Missouri members for making this come true.