2015-2016 National Membership Ambassador
Membership: Our Goal – The Best and Biggest Auxiliary Ever
Continuous Membership Dues Reminder
URGENT ACTION NEEDED:
Note: If a member does not have his or her dues paid by December 31, 2015 they will NOT be a member in good standing and cannot come into your January meeting until they are current. WE DO NOT WANT TO TURN ANYONE AWAY FROM OUR MEETINGS, SO PLEASE GET THESE DUES PAID.
It is imperative that you contact your continuous members and let them know that their dues need to be paid if they want to remain in good standing. I am certain they will appreciate the reminder from you and will be grateful you called and/or e-mailed them. I believe most members would not want to be in a “Not in Good Standing”status. Find out if they need financial support to pay their dues and if so, help them out if your Auxiliary has the funds.
Quarterly Milestone Goal
We are coming up to our second quarterly milestone on December 31, 2015. All Departments must be at least 90% in membership on or before December 31 in order to receive the $300 monetary award. One way each Department can reach this goal is to focus on getting all continuous members’ dues current by December 31.
Congratulations to the Departments of Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Hawaii andUtah for reaching the 90% goal by December 31. These Departments are now well on their way to being 100%+. Many other Departments are on their way to reaching the 90% goal by December 31 and will receive $300 for their Department.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Can an Auxiliary member recruit VFW members and get credit for recruiting a member?
Answer: VFW and VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters encourage the recruitment of members for both organizations on a regular basis. The VFW Auxiliary Bylaws do not specifically state that Auxiliary members can or cannot recruit VFW members. VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters suggests that Auxiliary members coordinate with their VFW Post in recruiting efforts and get the Post’s permission to recruit for them. Should a VFW Auxiliary member recruit the required number of members for VFW membership awards, he or she should track the members recruited and report them to VFW National Headquarters Membership Department, as Auxiliary membership numbers are not recognized by the VFW’s database.
The holidays are here, and we all have so much to be thankful for. As this year comes to a close and before we usher in a new one, I want to express my hearty appreciation for all of your hard work, dedication and accomplishments. The holiday time becomes even more special when you have dedicated and productive members, as you’ve been so far this year, previous years, and will be for years to come.
It’s certainly a festive season and a wonderful time to celebrate with all of our families and friends. However, while we are safe in our homes enjoying the company of family and friends this holiday season, there are many who are not because they are serving and protecting this great nation. Our nation’s courageous heroes, America’s servicemen and women, are counting on us to continue working on our programs and recruiting new members as we celebrate this holiday season.
Remember that we are all in this together and it is going to take each Department doing their part to reach the overall membership goal, which is: making lives better for veterans and their families by building the biggest and best Auxiliary ever in history.
Make sure to access all the resources that are available to you on the national website at: http://www.vfwauxiliary.org/2015-2016-membership-materials/ and stay up-to-date with the national organization on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/VFWAuxiliary.
I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year and may God bless all of you with happiness, prosperity and good health.