Greetings brothers and sisters!
We have just returned from a wonderful and informative Council of Administration held in Craig Colorado. Among other subjects, we learned more about the upcoming MALTA System in which every member will have access to. This is going to be a great tool and we are very excited to be able to utilize it for various information and duties.
Our post auxiliary received a 3rd Place plaque award for our Buddy Poppy display at this year's state convention in the group of Most Artistic/Decorative.
Both the display and plaque are proudly housed at our post. Thank you and congratulations Amber Jenkins for all your dedication and hard work!
Our Dist. 5 President and outstanding member of our auxiliary, Holly Buchwalter, received a beautiful achievement pin for signing in six new members. I am asking all to always have a membership application with you so that when you promote and explain to others what the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliaries do as an organization, you will be prepared to sign up new members to help us support our veterans and their families.
Bob and Barb Kidd received an appreciation award for doing an outstanding job as host and hostess at the National Convention in Louisiana.
Our auxiliary also received a first-place plaque for our youth program. Great job everyone!
Dist. 5 also participated in the first annual SoCo "Support Our Troops" event in which part of those proceeds will benefit the posts of District 5.
A big thank you goes out to that committee and all who gave their time to volunteer.
A few of our upcoming events are as follows:
4 Sept Fountain Labor Day Parade Picnic following at post 3917 1300-1500.
10 Sept Dist. 5 mtg at Post 5221 Calhan, CO Lunch 1300, mtg 1400.
15 Sept POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at Post 3917 time 1800; Chili potluck to follow.
16 Sept Pueblo VA Nursing Home All Activities Day
7 Oct Apple Day Parade Penrose, CO
28-29 Oct CoA Ft. Morgan Post 2551
28 Oct Post 3917 Children's Halloween Party 1100-1300
Thank you all for a great start to our New Year as members of one of the greatest Auxiliaries to our Veterans of Foreign Wars.
I’m always looking forward to participation and great camaraderie.