Auxiliary (formerly Ladies Auxiliary)

Ladies' Auxiliary

Unwavering support for uncommon heroes

Established 1914, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.

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Eligibility

The Auxiliary of the Devon VFW Post 7788 is accepting new members. Apply to become a member of the Auxiliary of the VFW if you are a citizen of the United States or a United States National, at least 16 years old and are a:

Husband/Wife
Widower/Widow
Father/Mother
Grandfather/Grandmother
Son/Daughter
Grandson/Granddaughter
Brother/Sister

of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those that have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay. Click here for a printable form or online VFW Auxiliary Membership Application.

 

The yearly dues are currently $17. Please see additional details below.

Life Membership Fee Schedule

Effective as of January 1, 2007

Note: "Age" means as of December 31 of Year of Application

Age......Membership Fee
Through 20......$220
21-25......$210
26-30......$200
31-35......$190
36-40......$185
41-45......$175
46-50......$170
51-55......$160
56-60......$150
61-65......$140
66-70......$130
71-75......$115
76-80......$95
81-85......$75
86-90......$60
91 & over......$50

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Auxiliary Membership Application

Apply to become a member of the Auxiliary of the VFW

Please download and print the PDF application (click on image at left), complete and mail back to:

VFW Post 7788

Attn: AUX

422 Naugatuck Avenue

Devon, CT 06460

 

Please include your check in the amount of $17.00 made payable to AUX Post 7788.  Also include a copy of the service member's DD2-14 (discharge papers) or any other documentation of their foreign service during wartime. (photos, letters, etc).  Need help?  Call Judy for assistance at 203-877-2854.

 

Or complete the online version of the form and hit submit. Please note that you will still need to send your application fee via snail mail to the address above.

 

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AUXILIARY NEWS

Greetings all,

It has been an honor to serve this past year as President. I want to first of all thank my ladies auxiliary for their support, hard work and dedication. I'd especially like to thank Nancy Paddock for being my right hand whenever I needed help she was there for me. It was an absolute pleasure working with the Men's Auxiliary and Post Commander as we were able to accomplish a lot of great things. The ladies auxiliary will be left once again in the very capable hands of Nancy Paddock as she will be our next President. For our upcoming events, We have a Mother's Day Basket raffle going on with some GREAT gift certificates approx value is $155 tickets are available in the canteen please see your bartender. We also have our upcoming Craft and Vendor Fair on Sat. May 9th, please come out to support us. We also have our Poppy Drive coming up and that's always a great day. Once again, thank you for allowing me to serve you, it has been my pleasure.

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Rose

Ladies Auxiliary President

Notices & Events

Meetings 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month

Please mark your calendars accordingly.

DAY FOR A VET

Our annual “Day for a Vet” luncheon will take place on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the upstairs Hall. Last year we hosted over 120 veterans and hospital staff from the West Haven, Rocky Hill and Newington Veterans' Hospitals.

This year looks to be even bigger. The attendees really look forward to the afternoon away from the hospital, the good food and fellowship that we share.

We always need donations of time to help set up and clean up, as well as donations of items to place in the goody bags (especially word search puzzle books, crosswords puzzle books, etc.).

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

The “Hunt”, Egg coloring, Easter baskets and food! Sunday April 9, 2017 from 12 to 2 pm. Open to all children ages infant to 12 years old. Please sign up in the canteen.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

Join us on March 11, 2017 for our “wearin’ of the green” celebration. A wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner followed by dancing to the music of DJ Bob Johnson from Post 9460 in Stratford.


Dinner will be served at 7:30PM with music and dancing to follow. CASH BAR. Tickets can be purchased at the Canteen for $20.00 per person. Deadline is March 9th, but why wait. Get your tickets now!!

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bring your own snacks. The ladies will have everything half off!! Drink prices that is!!

7:00pm until ??

BINGO

Doors open at 5:30 PM, Games begin at 6:45 PM. Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Grilled Cheese, Soda and Chips available for purchase. We always need volunteers to help sell tickets, cook, serve and clean up. Contact Jim Hessberger to sign up.

ELECTIONS

REMINDER: Post and Auxiliary elections take place in April. Please consider stepping up to serve your Post in some capacity. Most position duties take very little time to fulfill, yet are vital to the organization. We can't do it alone!

Auxiliary Officers

Ladies' Auxiliary President

President

Nancy Paddock
Ladies' Auxiliary Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

Kim Rose
Ladies' Auxiliary Junior Vice President

Junior Vice President

Judy Hessberger
Ladies' Auxiliary Treasurer

Treasurer

Pam Holden
Ladies' Auxiliary Secretary

Secretary

Alcyne Weiton
Ladies' Auxiliary Chaplain

Chaplain

Paula Serpa

Ladies' Auxiliary Conductress

Conductress

Barbara Macisco
Ladies' Auxiliary Guard

Guard

Grace Pastor
Ladies' Auxiliary Patriotic Instructor

Patriotic Instructor

Nancy Thomsen
Ladies' Auxiliary Trustee

Trustee

Judy Hessberger (1)
Ladies' Auxiliary Trustee

Trustee

Arleen Jones (2)
Ladies' Auxiliary Trustee

Trustee

Barbara Macisco (3)
Main Hall, Canteen Hall or Picnic Grounds Rental

Call Canteen at (203) 874-9982

Mon-Fri - after 2pm
Sat-Sun - after 12pm
Canteen Hours

Sun - 12pm - 11pm
Mon/Tues - 2pm - 11pm
Wed/Thur - 2pm - 12am
Fri - 2pm - 1am
Sat - 12pm - 12am
Bingo

Every Thursday Night!

at the VFW Hall.
Doors Open: 5:30pm
Games Start: 6:45pm
Pot Luck Dinners

Missy's Pot Luck Dinners

Every Monday and Tuesday
from 4:30pm til the food is gone.