Hello to all my Sisters and Brothers in this joint Family of the “VFW Auxiliary”

We are starting a new year with new energy, new goals and a wider base team.  Now that we are gender friendly, we have our brothers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, and grandsons who can join us. Now we have new opportunities to grow and make all our goals. This year we are “Stepping High for our Veterans”, to make sure our Veterans are well protected and taken care of.  Remember we are here because they protected us.  One of my recruiting new members is letting a potential member know “we are an elite organization not just anyone can join, we are able to be, because one of our loved ones put themselves in harm’s way” they all left this country and went to a foreign one to preserve our way of life. As the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars it is and it has been our duty to assist and make sure our Veterans keep their rights, their benefits and know there are loved.  We have Unwavering Support for Uncommon HEROES…

Now that we are gender friendly we need to grow and be excited about the new opportunities in front of us, All of you  know everyone  keeps saying we have got to stop saying “that’s the way we always did it”, and for some of us it’s hard because that’s the way we were taught.  But now we have new eyes to see things through and help us do many of our programs in different ways and really more exciting ways. Both the National website www.vfwauxiliary.org and the Department website http://vfwauxflorida.org have a wealth of information for you to use.

Now more than ever our unity is our strength to make this Great Organization, a “Mighty” one.

Well if you have read this far… I thank you and please remember this

“People will forget what you said,

People will forget what you did,

But people will never forget

“How you made them feel”

With this new beginning, let all of us put some old prejudice behind us and work to make sure we are aware of each other’s feelings.  With calmer and welcoming feelings we can do more growing and have more excitement in all the good things we do and always have done for our VETERANS and our organization

Thank  you for your constant support through the years; we are counting on you more than ever to make it a great year to accomplish much, to grow more, to keep smiling and to truly enjoy each other and life. May God Bless each of you, May God bless our troops and may he give us all the strength we may need to face each new challenge that may come our way.

Hugs to everyone,

Maggie Gilchrist
Department President 2016-2017

FL - Maggie Gilchrist