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VFW planning new auxiliary group for men
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Ladies Auxiliary has a new website up and running. It offers anything and everything you might need to know about the local Ladies Auxiliary, from programs to membership.
“I have received so many calls about various programs and our membership we wanted to have a website where people could go to get all the information,” said Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 5064 president Phyllis Barnes, who is also Middle Tennessee membership chairperson.
The new website, located at www.ladiesauxvfw.org, offers the latest Ladies Auxiliary news, program offers, benefits of being a member and a calendar for upcoming events.
Currently, Post 5064 is establishing a Men’s Auxiliary.
“It’s very exciting,” said Barnes. “I think it will be wonderful, once we get it up and going.”
Barnes says men will have to meet relatively the same requirements as women — be related to an eligible veteran of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Membership in the Ladies Auxiliary is open to women who are:
• Mother or stepmother of an eligible veteran
• Wife or widow of an eligible veteran
• Sister, stepsister of half-sister of an eligible veteran
• Grandmother of an eligible veteran
• Daughter, foster-daughter or stepdaughter of an eligible veteran
• Granddaughter, or foster-mother or foster-sister of an eligible veteran
Membership in the Men’s Auxiliary is open to men who are the husbands, widowers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons, brothers and half-brothers of eligible VFW members.
Members serve the veterans of this country and within the communities as a testament to the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Since its inception in 1950, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW has donated both time and money.
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.”
As for the website, it offers the benefits of becoming a member — travel packages, insurance plans, cancer grants, and a VFW member rewards programs, which offers Sears Commercial Club Rewards on items such as Kenmore and brand name appliances, exercise equipment, grills, mowers, tractors, televisions, mattresses, generators, snow blowers, water softeners, garage storage and gift cards.
Also, information about awards and scholarships that are offered to the children of members, as well as non-members, including Junior Girls Scholarship Brochure, Young American Creative Patriotic Art Brochure, Continuing Education Scholarship, Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests.
For more information on how to become a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary or benefits/ responsibilities associated with either, visit the website at www.ladiesauxvfw.org or contact Barnes at 934-3219.