It is Fall and we are starting a new year with new changes again.
On a sad note, I must report the passing of our oldest and one of our dearest Auxiliary members, Charlotte Gallagher, who passed away September 4, 2017. She is now with her husband Dutch and they both will be watching over us. She was a wonderful mentor to all of us throughout the years in both the Auxiliary and Color Guard. We will miss your guidance, looks and smile.
We are a member of VFW Mechanicsburg Memorial Post 6704 Auxiliary because we are husbands/wives/fathers/mothers/sons/daughters/brothers/sisters/widowers/widows/grandfathers/grandmothers/ grandsons/granddaughters/ or steps” like stepdaughter”, for the ones that would apply, as the member of our Post, who served honorably in a foreign war, insurrection, or expedition, which service is recognized by the award or campaign or service medal of the United States. If you are looking for an organization to join; and one where you could voice your opinions and make a difference in your community, we would love to have you as a partner. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7PM.
I know you already know all this information, but this year all Auxiliaries are extending a welcome back to all those members who joined in a prior year and now for some personal reason have ceased attending the meetings. We would love to have you rejoin our Auxiliary, thus providing another vote for all the Legislation in Washington for the Veterans; and offering our Post and Auxiliary some fresh ideas for expanding our future.
National Headquarters has implemented a new dues system. Our Auxiliary Treasurer, Loretta Freyser, has sent out the dues reminders. REMEMBER: EVERY MEMBER WHO RETURNS THEIR DUES TO LORETTA, NOW SHE INTURN THEN ENTERS THE INFORMATION ON LINE AND PAYS EVERY MEMBER TO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS. THIS IS THE CHANGE…….PLEASE NOTE THIS! YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR CARDS DIRECTLY FROM NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS (NOT) FROM LORETTA IT WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY (3) THREE WEEKS ONCE YOU GET YOUR CARD ……..DO NOT THROW IT AWAY………WE CAN NOT REPLACE YOUR CARDS……. YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR A REPLACEMENT FROM NATIONAL….PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION YOU GIVE TO LORETTA IS CORRECT BEFORE PAYING YOUR DUES SINCE THIS IS WHAT IS TURNED INTO NATIONAL.
Come out and see what the Auxiliary is doing we post our functions in the canteen and dining room. We have sub sales and other fundraisers that we ask for assistance. There is Bingo each month help support the post. Friday nights buffets from 5-8 and Saturday and Sunday 8-12 breakfasts open to the public. Veterans Eat Free First Thursday of Every Month 5-8. Our Post/Auxiliary wants to be family oriented so we have established a Youth Group that meets once a month at our Post. We are looking for youths, boys and girls, between the ages of 5-16 with the same eligibility as an Auxiliary member.
Thank you for our support.