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VFW Auxiliary Web Page
President Laura Allen

I am very proud to serve as your 2018-2019 Department of Connecticut President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. I am very honored and humbled by your confidence in me. I will do my very best to represent you.

We all know that no one person comprises the Auxiliary alone. It takes a team of dedicated, hardworking individuals to make great leaps and bounds in representing and supporting our Veterans on Legislative issues and protecting their rights. It takes methodical and consistent acts of kindness to assist our Veterans who are hospitalized, and assist our Veterans and their Families in our community. We need to take the time to notice who in our community, perhaps the Veteran we are working beside, needs our help. Please show our Veterans your helpful caring side.

My belief in a strong loving community, and gratefulness to our Veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made for our country, lead me to my theme: ‘Serving Our Veterans’. I firmly believe in this. We owe them a debt. It only takes one person to make a difference in the life of a Veteran. Will it be you?

My symbol is: A frog, holding a Buddy Poppy, sitting on a turtle. It represents the ever-present individuality of our members; some fast, some slow.Team members work together toward one common goal and completing the task at hand. We must be patient and understanding of others and their disabilities, even if it is the person working beside you.

My Special Program is "Unmet Needs”. This program serves our Veterans and their Families quickly and with due process. Please support this program and spread the good word of its accomplishments

Laurie Allen

Presidents Letter #1 - June 2018
Presidents Letter #2 - September 2018

President's Message on Reporting

State Auxiliary Officers

President Laura Allen

Senior Vice President Rose Angelicola

Junior Vice President Lynn Watkins

Treasurer Anne Philippon

Secretary Sharon Messenger

Chaplain Maureen Ducat

Conductress Deborah Breault

Guard Pam Holden

Click link to access Program Bulletins and Forms, etc.


We want to make program reporting as easy as possible!

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

Please let us know what you think!

Thank you!
Carol Preston and Grace Kelly,
Program Coordinators

Program Coordinator Bulletins:


  Allison Leue, Chairman
P. O. Box 355
Cobalt, CT 06414-0355
(860) 305-3184
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
    Claudette Sirois, Chairman
8 Hull Avenue
Higganum, CT 06441-4235
(860) 345-2868

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

Chief of Staff/Extension - Program Material
    Judith Barnes, Chairman
31 Heatherwood Drive
Colchester, CT 06415-1808
(860) 537-0612

The goal of the Chief of Staff is to promote healthy, self-sustaining auxiliaries, all of which are reportable.

Historian - Program Material

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 Laurie at the Department Convention.

Hospital - Program Material
    Judy Barnes, Chairman
31 Heatherwood Drive
Colchester, CT 06415-1808
(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
    Katherine Fleischauer, Chairman
24 West Main Street, Suite 224
Clinton, CT 06413-2053

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
    Lynn Watkins, Chairman
P.O. Box 127
Ledyard, CT 06339-0127
(860) 287-9518

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.

Scholarships - Program Material
    Rosalie Angelicola, Chairman
605 Henry St Ext.
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 449-8690

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
    Deborah Breault, Chairman
271 Hampton Ct.
Newington, CT 06111-1146
(860) 803-3481

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
    Nicole Panteleakos, Chairman
Department President's Special Project - Program Material
    Grace Patch Kelly, Chairman
120 Williams Ave. 2ND Floor
Winsted, CT 06098-1120
(860) 738-8300

The Dept. President's special project is Unmet Needs. 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
(860) 537-0612

This year the National President Sandi Kreibel has chosen "Building on the VFW Auxiliary Foundation".

We are asking for your ACTIVE PARTICIPATION - With all of us working together, WE CAN DO IT!