Jane Reape, of Carthage, N.Y., was elected National Guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 104th National Convention in New Orleans, La., on July 26, 2017.
She is now in the first of five offices leading to the National Presidency, which she is expected to hold in 2022-2023.
A Life Member of Dionne-Rumble Auxiliary 7227, she has served the organization in many capacities including Auxiliary, District and Department (state) President.
On the National level she has served as National Director for the Scholarships program, Eastern Conference Chairman for the Americanism/Patriotic Instructor and Youth Activities programs and as National District Council Member representing New York.
She joined on the eligibility of her late husband, James, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1983.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling; she has visited all 50 states, most Canadian Provinces, Europe, the Mediterranean and the British Isles. She loves reading, quilting, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching and cross country skiing.
Jane’s family includes three children and three grandchildren.