2018-2019 National “Buddy” ® Poppy/VFW National Home Ambassador
Hopefully all Auxiliaries are preparing for their “Buddy” ® Poppy distributions for Veterans Day. A “Buddy” ® Poppy is the best way to honor our Veterans – wear it proudly! I am hopeful Auxiliaries and Posts will work their distributions together. However, it is okay for the Auxiliary to purchase and distribute “Buddy” ® Poppies independent of the Post. Ask your VFW Department Office about purchasing “Buddy” ® Poppies if needed. Please share your distribution successes with your Department Chairman so she/he can share it with me. Remember the program goal of educating the community about the “Buddy” ® Poppy. Please share how your Auxiliary educated the community about the “Buddy” ® Poppy and its history with your Department Chairman.
VFW National Home for Children
I would like to share with you a staff member of the VFW National Home. Let me introduce to you Nancy Bowers…
Nancy has been a VFW National Home employee for more than 30 years. She began her employment at the VFW National Home as the Recreation Specialist. From March until July, Nancy places much of her attention on the 4-H program where the children raise and care for hogs and rabbits, and eventually show them at the fair. When the 4-H program ends for the year, Nancy works on planning and scheduling field trips for the summer program, helping with after-school programs and monitoring the gymnasium. Click here to read more about Nancy.
Guest Lodge Kitchen Renovation
National President Sandi Kriebel’s Special Project is to fund a kitchen remodel at the VFW National Home for Children Guest Lodge. $85,000 is needed and donations are to be sent directly to the National Home:
3573 S. Waverly Rd.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Earmark: Guest Lodge Kitchen/National President’s Special Project
No donation is too small! If each Auxiliary raised $21.80, the project would be funded! How is your Auxiliary planning to raise funds for the National President’s Special Project? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your fundraising ideas with me.
Don’t Forget! National Home Life Member fees increase to $50.00 in January 2019. Applications can be found on the National Home website: https://www.vfwnationalhome.org/membership