AUXILIARY

Welcome to the
Department of Connecticut
VFW Auxiliary Web Page
 
President Maureen Ducat

I am very proud to serve as your 2020-2021 Department of Connecticut President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. I am honored that you have chosen me to represent you in our great organization. I vow to do my very best for our veterans. Together as a team we can accomplish great things.

 

I joined under my husband Bernie’s eligibility, but I am here because of the veterans in my family – my grandfathers, my father and uncles and my son Larry and daughter-in-law Michelle. They all did their part to keep us safe. Now it’s our turn to make sure all our veterans get the respect and benefits they are entitled to.

 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary need to work together as a united front to accomplish all that we need to do. The programs we have are very important, membership being the most important of all. Without membership, our veterans and their families would not receive all the wonderful services and support we provide for them.

 

I am counting on all my Auxiliary Brothers and Sisters to continue the wonderful work you do. I am grateful for your confidence in me and your continuing support.

 

I have chosen a patriotic heart for my symbol. It represents my love of country and flag. My colors are red, white and blue. My motto is God Bless Our Veterans…Forever In Our Hearts.

 

My special project is "Quilts of Valor Foundation”, which honors veterans with beautiful handmade quilts.  There are three chapters in Connecticut – Clinton, Norwich and Tolland. Our donations will make it easier for them to purchase the materials needed to honor even more veterans with our love.

 

Loyally,

Maureen

Maureen B. Ducat, President

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary

Department of Connecticut

 

 

DEPARTMENT OFFICERS
 
DEPARTMENT FORMS
DEPARTMENT AND NATIONAL INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT AND NATIONAL EVENTS

DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISERS

Dear Auxiliary Members,

Due to the uncertainty of the format for the quarterly meetings and fundraising events for this year’s finance program I’m going to need the assistance and support of all Auxiliaries.

I will be having a small raffle table at each meeting as well as a 50/50 drawing. Anyone wishing to donate to the raffle may bring their items to me in June and I will use throughout the year.

We are scheduled for Designer Purse Bingo in August at which time it may be partially virtual as well as limited seating. More information will follow soon.

Other fundraising events will take place in accordance with venue avail-abilities. Should anyone have any ideas please reach out to me. I’m open to all suggestions.

Please keep track of your donations as awards will be given in June 2021 to the Auxiliaries that participate in this year’s finance program.

Thank you all for your support.
Grace Kelly

          Finance Report Form

PROGRAMS AND REPORTING

Welcome!!!

We want to make program reporting as easy as possible!

So, we have created an additional way for you to report your program activities. Click this Reporting link to enter your program activity, or you can always snail-mail, email or hand us your reports personally, as well.

Please let us know what you think!

Thank you!
Doris Laferriere and Joyce Froelick,
Program Coordinators

Program Coordinator Bulletins:


REPORT IT!!!!
 
Americanism - Program Material
Virginia Livernoche, Chairman
P. O. Box 228
Quinebaug, CT 06262
vlivernoche5651@charter.net
(860) 935-5651
Our goals in Americanism Program is to reach out to our Community and encourage them to demonstrate their patriotic spirit, to teach our Youth about patriotism and to respect and properly care for the U.S. Flag. We are being asked to participate in Americanism activities, all of which are reportable.
 
         Americanism Report Form
     
Buddy Poppy & National Home - Program Material
Grace Kelly, Chairman
120 Williams Avenue, 2nd Floor
Winsted, CT 06098
veteranvolunteer@aol.com
(860) 795-6442
The goal of the Buddy Poppy & National Home Program is designed to help our service members and their families by providing them aid to auxiliary members when they are in need of financial assistance, donations to the VFW National Home for Children, donations to hospitals that care for veterans, members of the armed forces, Auxiliary members and their families, donations to the National Auxiliary Cancer Aid & Research Fund, to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans and members of the armed forces and to comfort their survivors, and to foster true patriotism through historical and educational programs.  All of these activities are reportable.
 
     
Chief of Staff/Extension - Program Material
Carol Preston, Chairman
18A Old Route 12
Thompson, CT 06277
epreston1676@charter.net
(860) 928-1676
The goal of the Chief of Staff is to promote healthy, self-sustaining auxiliaries, all of which are reportable.
 
     
Community Outreach - Program Material

Linda Ciccone, Chairman
88 Kinne Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033
lindaciccone@cox.net
(860) 550-5359
The goal of Community Outreach is SERVICE. Auxiliary Community Outreach is all about SERVICE work done by an Auxiliary member, or Auxiliary as a group of people, that benefits others. It is often done near the area where you live, so your own community reaps the benefits of your work. You do not get paid to perform Community Service; you volunteer your time.
     
Historian & Media Relations - Program Material
Kathrine Fleischauer, Chairman
24 West Main Street, Suite 224
Clinton, CT 06413
kathiefleischauer@gmail.com
(203) 823-7946
Request for pictures!!! Did the Department President come to visit your function, or Auxiliary? Don’t forget to take some pictures!! And after that, send them to me via email or snail-mail! At the end the of the year, I will present them to Maureen at the Department Convention.
     
Hospital - Program Material
Judith Barnes, Chairman
31 Heatherwood Drive
Colchester, CT 06415-1808
ctvfwaux.hospital@gmail.com
(860) 537-0612
Our goal in the Hospital Program is to actively support veterans in hospital and nursing facilities, all of which are reportable.
 
 
          Hospital Report Form
     
Legislative - Program Material
Lisa Salisbury, Chairman
307 Spaulding Road
Plainfield, CT 06374
lmsalisbury307@gmail.com
(860) 564-3713
Our goal in the Legislative Program is to ensure our members, State and National Legislators and the members of our communities are aware of the VFW Legislative initiatives, all of which are reportable.
Legislative Report
 
         Legislative Report Form
     
Membership - Program Material
Kim McCarroll, Chairman
23 Philo Curtis Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
kimdeptofctaux@gmail.com
(203) 482-9075
Our goal in Membership is to Retain Current Members, Recruit New Members and Grow Our Organization. To that aim, we are being asked to actively participate in Membership activities, all of which are reportable.
 
          Membership Report Form
     
Mentoring for Leadership - Program Material

Eduarda Swilling-Wade, Chairman
2 Yarrington Court
Bridgeport, CT 06607
edswil01@gmail.com
(203) 394-3913
Our goal in the Mentoring for Leadership Program is to create future leaders by providing guidance and support to all members.  Enhance knowledge and educate on topics relating to the Auxiliary that will complement all Programs, and ensure a positive member experience, embracing the diversity of membership and how valuable every member is with a first and lasting impression, all of which are reportable.
     
Scholarships - Program Material
Deborah Breault, Chairman
271 Hampton Court
Newington, CT 06111-1146
debbro@cox.net
(860) 803-3481
       
 
 
 
     
Veterans & Family Support - Program Material
Judith Barnes, Chairman
31 Heatherwood Drive
Colchester, CT 06415-1808
ctvfwaux.veteransandfamily@gmail.com
(860) 537-0612
There are many ways to help the Veterans and Family Support programs. The National Veterans Service, the Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarship Program, Unmet Needs, and Military Assistance Program. Anything, small or large, your auxiliary can do for a veteran and their family is a help. To that aim, we are being asked to actively participate in Veterans & Family Support activities, all of which are reportable.
 

   
Youth Activities - Program Material
Grace Kelly, Chairman
120 Williams Avenue, 2nd Floor
Winsted, CT 06098
veteranvolunteer@aol.com
(860) 795-6442
There are many ways to help the Veterans and Family Support programs. The National Veterans Service, the Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarship Program, Unmet Needs, Operation Uplink, and Military Assistance Program. Anything, small or large, your auxiliary can do for a veteran and their family is a help. To that aim, we are being asked to actively participate in Veterans & Family Support activities, all of which are reportable.
 
 
     
Department President's Special Project - Program Material
Judith Barnes, Chairman
31 Heatherwood Drive
Colchester, CT 06415-1808
ctvfwaux.veteransandfamily@gmail.com
(860) 537-0612
The Dept. President's special project is 'Quilts of Valor Foundation'. If any Auxiliary wishes to make a monetary donation to this project it will be greatly appreciated.

Donations go to Dept. Treasurer earmarked "DEPT SPEC PROJ":

Anne Philippon
  12 Baldwin Drive
  Bristol, CT 06010
 
      
   
National President's Special Project - Program Material
Judith Barnes, Chairman
31 Heatherwood Drive
Colchester, CT 06415-1808
ctvfwaux.veteransandfamily@gmail.com
(860) 537-0612
This year the National President Sandra Onstwedder has chosen "Stars, Stripes and Support: Combating Food Insecurity Among Our Nation's Military Service Personnel and Their Families".

Donations go to Dept. Treasurer earmarked "NATL SPEC PROJ":

Anne Philippon
 12 Baldwin Drive
  Bristol, CT 06010
     
          National President's Special Program Report Form