Unwavering Support
Oregon VFW  Auxiliary was founded for the soul purpose of serving those who’ve protected our country.
Oregon VFW Auxiliary  is pleased to offer the following awards and scholarships.





Mary Stroud

National District Council Member #17


Mary Stroud, of Hawthorne, Nevada, represents Nevada, Oregon and

Utah on the National Council of Administration, which governs the

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Auxiliary

between National Conventions.

Installed at the 102nd National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pa., she is

serving a twoyear term as one of 28 representatives who make up the Council along with the top seven

National Officers, the National Chief of Staff, and the four Junior Past National Presidents.

A Life Member of John Franklin Shain Auxiliary #2313, she has served in many capacities for the

organization including Auxiliary and State President. On the National Level she has served as

Ambassador for the Americanism/Patriotic Instructor program.

She joined on the eligibility of her husband John, who served in the Air Force for 21 years.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, fishing, gardening and traveling.

Mary’s family includes husband John, five children and ten grandchildren.

Voice of Democracy Banquet Tickets Shilo Inn, Portland Oregon January 28, 2017 TICKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 1 Dinner Entrée: Choice of: Marinated Beef Tri-Tip (w/mashed potatoes) $35.00 Chicken Marsala (w/ rice pilaf) $30.00 Pacific NW Salmon Filet (w/ rice pilaf) $35.00 Chef’s Choice of Vegetarian Meal $30.00 All dinners include: Garden Salad, Chef’s choice vegetables, Rolls & butter, and the best Carrot cake Lunch: Baked Potato Bar (Baked Potato, butter, cheese, onions, bacon, chili, sour cream & chives $15.00 If you have allergies or special diet, please let department know so we can notify the banquet service. ALL SEATS WILL BE RESERVED AND PAID FOR AT THE TIME OF ORDERING (NO EXCEPTIONS) If you plan to sit as a group, all money and names must be sent in together also, please note if you have a big group and will take up more than one table please list who will sit at each table. ALL Tables will have a seating of TEN TICKET DEADLINE JANUARY 16, 2017 PLEASE SEND DISTRICT WINNER SEPARATELY DEPARTMENT PAYS FOR THE DISTRICT WINNERS AND THEY WILL SIT AT THE HEAD TABLE. BEEF TRI-TIP $35.00 Qty: _______ NW SALMON FILET $35.00 Qty: _______ TOTAL MONEY ENCLOSED CHICKEN MARSALA $30.00 Qty: _______ $______________ VEGETARIAN MEAL $30.00 Qty: _______ LUNCH: BAKED POTATO BAR $15.00 Qty: _______ NAME: ________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________ CITY: __________________________ STATE: _____________ ZIP: ___________________ ADDITIONAL NAMES: ___________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ DISTRICT: ___________ POST: ________ PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: DEPARTMENT OF OREGON VFW WE ALSO CAN ACCEPT VISA/MASTERCARD SEND TO: VFW DEPARTMENT OF OREGON, 12440 NE HALSEY ST, PORTLAND, OR 97230 DEADLINE FOR ORDERING JANUARY 16, 2017 NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE PICK UP BANQUET TICKETS SATURDAY AT THE CONFERENCE


28 JANUARY 2017

Shilo Inn Suites –Portland Airport

Rooms: 2 Queen or 1 King $94.00 plus tax

Contact info:

Shilo Inn Suites- Portland Airport

11707 NE Airport Way

Portland, OR 97220


Request: Veterans of Foreign Wars

Group block

Reservation Deadline is: 29 December 2016










10 am – Joint Opening with VFW

           Introduction of Guests introduce Mary Stroud National District Council Member #17, Officers, PDPs, and District Presidents


           Program Reports (joint)

                                Morning session itinerary is at discretion of Dept. Commander


1 pm – Auxiliary Session     (conducted as a regular meeting with all ritualistic work)


           Program Reports – all chairmen

           Announcement of Convention appointments

           Guests will speak

           Question and Answer Session


6 pm – Voice of Democracy Banquet


                Uniforms – morning and afternoon sessions

                Semi-Formal – banquet (most will wear long dresses, but not extremely formal)



8 am – Council of Administration meeting

           (should be finished by 11:30am      Dress is casual )


any questions? – contact Jan Halverson, Department Secretary, PO Box 34, Kahlotus, WA. 99335,

Phone 509-282-3494, or jannyh61@hotmail.com


Copies to:  Nat’l. Headquarters
Mar Stroud, Nat’l Council Member #17



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