By Donna Limric
I would like to introduce myself as the current President of the Auxiliary to Ballard-Eagleson V.F.W. Post #3063. We have a new slate of officers: Senior Vice President Margo Clutter, Treasurer Liz Guncay, and Secretary Suzanne Potts.
With your help we can do many things to help our veterans and our community. We have vets in Seattle that are living on the streets, vets in hospitals who need diversion and fun times. Each May our post hosts a Bingo game for patients at the Puget Sound VA hospital. National Home needs financial support. Here is the link to to find other programs that need support: https://vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/.
Most importantly we need members to step up and participate. Did you notice the word ‘Ladies’ is missing from our name? Two years ago the membership requirement changed so we now accept men into the Auxiliary with the same eligibility as women. Sons, brothers, fathers, grandfathers, and husbands of eligible veterans are now welcome into the Auxiliary. Do know someone who is a spouse, widow, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of someone who served their country during a foreign conflict? Just ask, it can’t hurt.
We want individuals who are interested in participating in our National and Local Programs: Hospital, Americanism, Community Service, Legislative, Publicity, Scholarship, Sunshine and Youth Activities.
If you know anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the VFW Auxiliary, please forward my contact information to them. If you are a member who has not been active in a while, please come see the new and exciting plans that will revitalize this organization. In May we intend to have an open house and book sale during Ballard Nordic days.
The first Thursday of each month is our Auxiliary business meeting at 7:00 pm. Please come learn about the exciting new changes and plans we are making to continue the good work of support for our veterans and our community. We strive to keep the business to under an hour.
I would like to invite you all to come join the 3rd Thursday of each month for the VFW social.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I can be reached by phone at 206-852-5434 or e-mail at [email protected]. You may send mail to 2812 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107.