AUXILIARY

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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

 


State Auxiliary Officers

President Maureen Ducat

Senior Vice President Kim McCarroll

Junior Vice President Deborah Breault

Treasurer Anne Philippon

Secretary Sharon Messenger

Chaplain Grace Kelly

Conductress Lynne Brulotte

Guard Pam Holden

DEPARTMENT FORMS
 
DEPARTMENT AND NATIONAL ACTIVITIES ~ VFW Auxiliary CT Calendar - 2020-2021
  • National President's Visit Details -
  • Mid-Year Conference
  • District

DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISERS

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:


Americanism
  Virginia Livernoche, Chairman
P. O. Box 228
Quinebaug, CT 06262
vlivernoche5651@charter.net
(860) 935-5651
Our goals in Americanism is to reach out to our Community to demonstrate their patriotic spirit and 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.

 

 
 
 
   
Buddy Poppy & National Home - Program Material
Grace Kelly, Chairman
120 Williams Ave., 2ND floor
Winsted, CT 06098
veteranvolunteer@aol.com
(860) 795-6442

The goal of the Buddy Poppy & National Home Program is to ????, all of which 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.


     
Historian - 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.

     
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.

     
Membership - Program Material
  Kim McCarroll, Chairman
23 Philo Curtis Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06483
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.


     
     
Mentoring & Leadership - Program Material
  Eduarda Swilling-Wade, Chairman
2 Yarrington Court
Bridgeport, CT 06607
edswil01@gmail.com
(203) 394-3913
     

Our goal in the Mentoring & 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
     

Our goals in the Scholarships Program is to have all auxiliaries participate in all of our scholarship projects either by getting entries for the contests and/or donating towards the awards. To that aim, please actively participate in Scholarship activities, all of which are reportable.

 
 
 
     
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, 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.

     
Youth Activities
 
Grace Kelly, Chairman
120 Williams Ave., 2ND Floor
Winsted, CT 06098
     
  • Rep 
     
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 Phillippon
12 Baldwin Drive
Bristol, CT 06010

 

     
National President's Special Project - Program Material
  Judith Barnes, Chairman
31 Heatherwood Drive
Colchester, CT 06415-1808
ctvfwaux.hospital@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".

We are asking for your ACTIVE PARTICIPATION - "Honoring Our Mission to Serve Veterans!".