LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Urge Senate to Pass S.1982 Comprehensive Veteran's and Health Package TODAY!! ... click here
SAVE THE DAY - MAY 14, 2014
LEGISLATIVE DAY
SACRAMENTO, CA
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RECRUITING ... Past Dept. President Stephanie Martin is very proud that she was appointed National Certified Recruiter for the Dept. of California.  Each State will have their own National Recruiter.  She has just returned from training in Kansas City.  There will be three (3) work-shops throughout the 2014/15 year.  The first one will take place on Friday, June 20, 2014, Riverside Convention Center, 10-Noon, Exhibit Hall D.  Please click here for flyer.  This work-shop is open to EVERYONE.  We will have a Recruiter Page added to the LAVFW California website for further materials.  Please print this flyer out, pass it out to your members and encourage them to attend this workshop if they are going to the State Convention in Riverside, June 20-24, 2014.  Again, this work-shop is open to everyone free of charge.  Gain some knowledge and get ENTHUSED.
LAVFW REDISTRICTING ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE ... click here for information
Update on Hospital Pins (4/3/14).  As most of you know, we have run out of the beautiful heart volunteer pin for volunteering with hospital work.  Please be advised that I have reordered these heart pins and they should be available some time in May.  Continue to send your requests to Rosie Rincon, Hospital Co Chairman and she will get them out to you as soon as she receives from Department.  Thank you Sisters and continue to do what you do best, volunteer.
Sincerely,
Shirley Calvert, Dept. President
DISTRICT 2 OFFICIAL VISIT - April 25-16, 2014 ...click here for details (updated 3/25/14)

HISTORY OF THE VFW AND ITS LADIES AUXILIARY

 

            The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

 

            The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (LAVFW) was established in 1914 - almost 100 years of service to our veterans, their families, communities and our youth.  One of the most important programs the Ladies Auxiliary VFW established was donating over $3 million annually towards cancer aid and research.  All proceeds are 100%; there is no overhead.  The Ladies work hand in hand with our parent organization - the  VFW - on Americanism projects, Suicide Awareness, the VFW National Home for Children located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Veterans and Family Support, various Scholarships including the VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen audio essay contests (top prize $30,000 scholarship), Legislation, Hospital Program as well as Youth Activities.

 

Ladies Auxiliary VFW Objective:

 

            The objects of the Ladies Auxiliary  VFW shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational; to assist the Posts and members thereof of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and its own members whenever possible; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America and fidelity to its Constitution and Laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and equal rights and justice to all men and women; and to preserve and defend the United States of America from her enemies whomsoever.

 

Are you having trouble getting eligibility information?  Click here for step by step instructions on how to get a DD214