Jane Reape of Carthage, New York, was elected to the office of National President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary at its 109th National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
A Life Member of Dionne-Rumble Auxiliary 7227 in Carthage, New York, she has served the organization in many capacities in Auxiliary, District and Department Officer positions. As 2011-2012 Department President she was named Outstanding Runner-Up President of the Year for her membership group.
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 to 1983. Jane’s family includes three children and three grandchildren. Military service continues in her family. Jane’s oldest son, Raymond, is a Navy veteran of the Iraq War and a Life Member of the VFW. Her youngest son, Robert, served in the Air Force for twenty-two years. Jane’s granddaughter, Sarah, is currently serving in the Air Force and her brother, Daniel, is serving in the Army.
Jane is equally active in her community. She serves on the Finance Council of her church and is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Ava Maria Circle, Carthage Area Hospital Auxiliary and the Honor Flight Committee.