Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
Well, I have already learned a lesson as your Department Chaplain. Always, always, always, have your ritual book or opening and closing prayer cards with you when you are away from home. I was out of state when I received the invitation for a virtual meeting for our Counsel of Administration meeting. Uh, oh, I had not packed any of my VFW Auxiliary items. Who knew??? Luckily, our Secretary, Janie Wills, came to my rescue and emailed me the prayers. I will now always take my ritual book with me when I travel.
Remember, if you have a Brother or Sister pass away in your Auxiliary, please forward the information on to me so I can send a card to the family. Please note, however, notifying me of a deceased member does NOT count as notifying Sonya Sallee, our Department Treasurer. I would also like to be notified of any hospitalizations or illnesses to send a Get-Well card.
I am hoping to see some of you as your Department Representative at your District meetings in September. Please stay healthy.
Department of Oregon Chaplain