SPECIAL ORDER #1
To be read at first meeting after receiving.
By Special Order, National President, Francisca Guilford, has cancelled the Charter of Pelican Auxiliary #1383, Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 6, 2016.
Department President Attest
Jessie Stober Jan Halverson
Colette Bishop of Muscatine, Iowa, was elected National President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 103rd National Convention in Charlotte,
North Carolina on July 27, 2016.
Colette has a long history with the organization. She was born during her mother’s and father’s terms as District President and Commander. In 1974 she joined Gustaf C. Lannoo Auxiliary
#1303, located in Rock Island, Illinois, under the eligibility of her father who served in the
U.S. Navy during World War II.
She is the third generation in her family to serve as Auxiliary and District President and her life has always been filled with VFW and Auxiliary involvement.
Colette has served the organization in many different capacities including Department President,
Auxiliary Treasurer, National District Council Member Area B, National Chief of Staff and Patriotic
Instructor. She has been Director for the Patriotic Art/Voice of Democracy, Veterans & Family Support, Membership and Youth Activities programs. She was Big Ten Conference Chairman for the Americanism program and has also been National Historian.
Colette is semi‐retired and currently works as a consultant building and maintaining websites. She has been employed in the information technology profession as an IT manager since 1986. Her background helped her assist the National Organization with their search for a new computer system.
Her hobbies outside the Auxiliary include rubber stamping and decorative painting.
Colette’s family includes her husband David, son Jason, daughter‐in‐law Sarah and two grandchildren.
VETERANS AND FAMILY SUPPORT
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RAFFLE TICKETS $5.00 EACH OR 5 FOR $20.00. 100% OF THE PROCEDES GOES TO VETERAN AND FAMILY SUPPORT TO THE VFW.
EVERYONE CAN HELP SUPPORT VETERANS AND FAMILY SUPPORT (and the monies stays in Oregon).
I have had the pleasure to receive a Custom Made Fishing Rod by Lawrence Brown of Richland, OR. He has made this especially for the VFW and with permission from National Headquarters the VFW Emblem has been embedded in the handle of the rod and an American Flag is applied to the top of the reel holder. This is a 6’ 1.5” ultra/medium weight rod. Line is 4 to 10 pound test line. Handel is Canary Wood (hand turned) and handle goes all the way through with Blue rod with Electric Blue Metallic thread.
You will be able to purchase Raffle tickets at all Schools of Instruction, Mid-Winter Conference and at Convention. The winning ticket will be drawn the Friday evening of State Convention. I will also be selling these tickets via the mail. The Raffle tickets are a single ticket. To purchase them through the mail please send check Made out to VFWA Rod Raffle and send to Debi Duggan, PO BOX 143, Richland, OR 97870 with the name, address and phone number and a copy of the filled out ticket will be mailed back to you and the original put in sealed box. Any questions please call me at 541-403-4331.
The VFW Auxiliary has been asked to help support our Veteran’s Service Officer for Oregon. Their funds are slim and our help is desperately needed. The following contest is being offered to ALL Auxiliaries in Oregon.
Make a Donation to help the VSO Office of Oregon by sending it to Sonya Sallee, Department Treasurer. She will give me a list of all Auxiliaries that donate and the names will be put in a container and the winner will be drawn at Mid-Winter Conference in January 2017. No amount is too small, every dollar helps. The winning Auxiliary will receive a $25.00 check. (Just a hint – donate it back to the VSO and challenge all Auxiliaries to match the amount between Mid-Winter conference and State Convention). There will be a second drawing at State Convention and the winner will also receive a check for $25.00 for their Auxiliary. Remember we are here to support ALL Veterans and this support is greatly appreciated.
Chairperson Oregon Veterans and Family Support
WEBSITE CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please send anything you want put on the web page to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure it is in Word and is sent as attachment. Also please make sure there is a subject of where you want the information to go (ie Membership, Events, Americanism, ect.) Thank you, Chris Website person