LAVFW National President
ANN PANTELEAKOS
To Visit the Dept. of California
November 30 - December 2, 2014
Click here  for itinerary (updated)
Click here  for meal information (updated)
Official Housing will be at Holiday Inn
1240 S. Walnut, Anaheim
Call the hotel (714) 535-0300
Group rate $84 + $10 parking
If calling to make reservations mention
Group Code: Ladies Auxiliary VFW

CONGRATULATIONS to Rosamond Post 9657 on the institution of their new Auxiliary.  The ceremonies were held on Sunday, November 16th, with Marilyn Peck, State President instituting and Jane Gordon, District 5 President, installing the Officers.  Welcome to the new Auxiliary and members and many thanks to Sandra Kirk, the organizer who worked with the Post Commander and members and the District President to make this happen!!!!
 
HOORAY!!!  We welcome our new District 14 to the Department!!! Seated in the middle is President Linndell Scarbrough among District 14 members and officers.
JANUARY 23-25, 2014
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY BANQUET ... click here
COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION HOTEL FORM ... click here
BOWLING FRIDAY AT VOD /
C OF A WEEKEND FOR CANCER. 
 
Click here  for more details

National Council Member Area G Judy Jones (PDP) to be National Representative for the LAVFW at our January Council Meeting as well as Voice of Democracy / Patriot Pen Events and Banquet.  The Department of California Welcomes National Council Member Judy Jones for our meetings.

Get your money in - this fundraiser is only open til December 31, 2014!!!

Giant LAVFW

Fund Raiser -- click here (updated 9/30/14)

to find how you can win

big each and every

day with the "calendar"


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