Men's Auxiliary

Men's Auxiliary to the VFW

In support of the mission

The Men's Auxiliary assists the VFW Post in support of its mission to assist Veterans, their families and the surrounding community through its volunteer efforts.

Through a mix of fund-raising and hands-on work, we get directly involved in the VFW mission and in supporting our Veterans.

Eligibility

The Men's Auxiliary of the Devon VFW Post 7788 is accepting new members. Membership in the VFW Men's Auxiliary is open to men over the age of 16 who are citizens of the United States and are:

Husbands
Widowers
Fathers
Sons
Grandsons
Brothers
Half brothers
Foster/Step-Brothers
Foster/Step-Sons

. . . of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Click here for a printable form or online VFW Men's Auxiliary Membership Application.

 

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

Join Today

Men's Auxiliary Membership Application

Apply to become a member of the Men's 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: MAX

422 Naugatuck Avenue

Devon, CT 06460

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.

 

Apply today to the MAX 7788!

MEN'S AUXILIARY NEWS

GREETINGS to my fellow Aux Members,

Spring has sprung FINALLY!! , Elections are being held , the nominations for office held at the last meeting are as follows; President Dan Gregory, Senior Vice Garry Saxton, Junior Vice Matt Gregory, Treasurer Mike Nunno, Chaplin Alex Carlson, Appointed Sargent of Arms Bill Travis , Trustee, Alex Carlson.

I would like to thank the past & present Officers of this Auxiliary for helping me this year in office, especially past Charter President Jim Shea, and past Presidents Tony Papcun and Ken Ruff. They have made it a very smooth road so far, my hat is off to them.

If I am elected again I will do my best to continue the efforts of everyone who helps this post.

The State Convention is in June, let’s make a great showing there to show our support for the post.

Time keeps marching on. The Tenth Annual Poker Run (Ruffs Run) is in July. Please members help is needed for this event, Kenny Ruff works hard to bring this all together every year, we are looking for someone to chair this event next year or this will be the last run. Don’t let this happen.

The Post had a great Saint Patrick’s Day dinner this year, thanks Commander Joe and volunteers.

The Veterans Grave landscaping project at Kings Highway Cemetery is getting under way now that better weather is here. The sign up sheet will be in the Canteen. Men’s Aux tended to about eight Veterans graves last year, please call me if you would like to help with this endeavor. 203 996 7966 Thanks Dan More fund raising ideas are needed to bring in support for the Post, this winter’s plowing was pretty hard on the budget .Please bring your ideas to the meeting and be heard, also you may win in our membership dues raffle if your name is pulled and you’re in attendance!

We are always looking for new members spread the word to friends and family, there is strength in numbers.

Thanks to all the rest of you, who make this the best V.F.W. post there is.

Men’s Auxiliary President

Dan Gregory

Notices & Events

Meetings 7:00pm on the 3rd 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!

Men's Auxiliary Officers

Men's Auxiliary VFW President

President

Dan Gregory
Men's Auxiliary VFW Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

Garry Saxton
Men's Auxiliary VFW Junior Vice President

Junior Vice President

Matt Gregory
Men's Auxiliary VFW Treasurer

Treasurer

Mike Nunno
Men's Auxiliary VFW Secretary

Secretary

Mike Nunno
Men's Auxiliary VFW Chaplain

Chaplain

Alex Carlson

Men's Auxiliary VFW Trustee

Trustee

Tony Papcun (1)
Men's Auxiliary VFW Trustee

Trustee

Troy Ruff (2)
Men's Auxiliary VFW Trustee

Trustee

Al Faulkner (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.