NATIONAL OFFICERS ASSUME POSITIONS FOR 2019-2020
Orlando, Fla. — July 24, 2019 – Peggy Haake of Kahului, Hawaii, was elected National President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 106th National Convention in Orlando, Fla. today (July 24).
Peggy is a Life Member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary 3850, which she joined on the eligibility of her husband, Richard, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1970-1971.
She has served the organization in many capacities, including Auxiliary and Department (state) President, National Council Member and Western Conference Chairman for the Youth Activities program. She is a Life Member of VFW National Home for Children, Camp Trotter in Michigan, the DAV Auxiliary and the VFW Veteran’s Village in Florida.
Peggy retired after 34 years with the Bank of Hawaii. In her spare time she enjoys bowling, golfing, softball, gardening and volunteer work, as well as spending time with her dog, Brie.
Haake will bring a bit of the islands to her term as she encourages members to Serve Our Veterans with Aloha, while continuing to build on the Auxiliary’s foundation by providing guidelines and basic training information for every level of the organization. The Auxiliary will look to increase its overall membership and continue to welcome thousands of male members since its eligibility change in 2015.
The election and installation of National President Haake and other 2019-2020 National Officers today concluded the convention and brought 2018-2019 National President Sandi Kriebel’s term to an end.
The 2019-2020 National Officers of the VFW Auxiliary have been elected as follows:
- Peggy Haake, National President (Department of Hawaii);
- Sandra Onstwedder, National Senior Vice-President (Department of Michigan);
- Jean Hamil, National Junior Vice-President (Department of Florida);
- Ann Panteleakos, National Secretary-Treasurer (Department of Connecticut);
- Jane Reape, National Chaplain (Department of New York);
- Carla Martinez, National Conductress (Department of Utah);
- Brenda Bryant, National Guard (Department of Missouri).
The National Officers will visit members in communities across America this year, seeing the efforts of Auxiliary volunteers and encouraging non-members to get involved and join the Auxiliary as it works to serve veterans, their families, and spread patriotism nationwide.
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