Welcome to the 2021-2022 Year!

I am honored to step into the role of President for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to the Department of Florida, following in the footsteps of our Past Department Presidents who served this Department in this capacity since 1931.

As we move into a new year, we owe a huge thank you to the 2020-2021 Council for their dedication, service, and leadership over the past year, as well as to all of our members for giving your time and talents to make the year a success. Despite the uncertainties and obstacles that arose in the last year, Auxiliary members met the challenges and adapted to a world of virtual technology for fundraising and continuing their volunteer work to support our veterans, their families, our youth, and our communities.

As I look ahead to the upcoming year and the challenges we will face, I would like to share one of my favorite adages: “Many hands make light work.” There is tremendous power in the size of our membership and the many talents our members bring to this organization. Through our collective actions, I am confident we can fulfill our mission and truly be the greatest Department in this organization.

“Standing by Our Veterans with Honesty, Commitment & Integrity” is not just a motto but what we all stand for. I hope you will take some time to read and learn more about the amazing programs that the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary is proud to support. I am thrilled to be working with such an exceptional group of officers and members in the months ahead and I know that we will make our very own National President, Jean Hamil, proud as we go “Above and Beyond for Our Veterans”.

Thank you for allowing me to serve alongside you this year. I truly appreciate your support and encourage you to share any feedback and ideas you may have as we work together in the upcoming year.

Tela Harbold
2021-2022 Department President