MEET THE AUXILIARY OFFICERS

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ELIZABETH ARIAS

  • Commander

  • Ways and Means Chair

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YOLANDA BUSH

  • Junior Vice Commander

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LAURA VERDONCK

  • State Executive Committee

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SHERRY BILODEAU

  • Adjutant

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KATIE PETERS

  • VA Hospital Chair

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MELISSA MOLLENKAMP

  • El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition Rep

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KATHY HANNER

  • Senior Vice Commander

  • Communications

  • Ways and Means Co-Chair

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MARY JOHNSON

  • Treasurer

  • Jr. Auxiliary Coordinator

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JULIA MILNER

  • Chaplain

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THERESA WATTS

  • Sgt. at Arms

  • Membership Chair

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BESSIE DOBBS

  • Historian

  • PPVC Council Rep

AUXILIARY COMMITTES

AMERICANISM

 Organize and put on 1 special Americanism program the 1st Saturday in February @ $600.00
Be available to teach flag etiquette to youth
Purchase and donate flags/literature to youth groups, schools, etc.
Organize participation in Veteran's parades and programs
Post traditional wreath at Memorial Day & Veterans Day ceremonies
Organize participation folding pocket flags, stars, etc.
Maintain information for annual reports

COMMUNICATIONS/WEB PAGE

Communicate with Chapter on updating Auxiliary functions/activities
Maintain a monthly schedule of events
Inform DAV/DAVA Commanders and Adjutants informed of upcoming activities
Post photos of activities on the web page
Maintain information for annual report

EL PASO COUNTY HOMELESS VETERANS COALITION

Attend the Coalition meetings
Take notes of meeting issues/information
Share information in the Auxiliary monthly meeting
Maintain information for annual reports

FORGET ME NOT

Organize Forget me not fundraiser drive
Distribute moneys obtained from drive appropriately
Contact areas to hold fundraiser
Follow procedure mandated in the Constitution and Bylaws
Secure funds
Maintain information for annual report

JUNIOR ACTIVITIES ADVISOR

Hold Junior meetings/2nd Saturday of each month @ 1:00 p.m.
Instruct Juniors on the DAVA procedures & policies
Election of officers for fiscal year
Instruct Juniors in Americanism, Legislative & flag etiquette
Organize Children's Christmas party, shopping for gifts/wrapping
Assist with finding a Santa & costume
Easter & Halloween parties are optional if funding is available
Assist Junior's crafts for the veteran living facilities during holidays
1 car wash in the summer as a fundraiser
Assist Juniors with donations/finance planning
Encourage Juniors to participate/attend in parades & other functions
Maintain information for annual report

LEGISLATIVE

Maintain a knowledge of government actions involving Veterans affairs
Encourage members to get involved in government issues and vote
Maintain a current copy of all government officers and address' from the local newspaper
Maintain information for annual report

MEMBERSHIP

Recruit new members
Maintain records of membership
Organize a membership drive/function
Coordinate with Chapter for Auxiliary to assist with the booth at El
Paso County Fair
Coordinate with Chapter for Auxiliary to assist with Golden Corral
Maintain a current membership list for Auxiliary records
Maintain information for annual reports

PIKES PEAK VETERANS COUNCIL

Attend council meetings
Encourage participation in council sponsored activities
Remind Auxiliary when membership fees are due

Organize sponsorship of council meeting at DAV/DAVA
Share information from P.P.V.C. with Auxiliary
Maintain information for annual reports

VETERANS AFFAIRS VOLUNTARY SERVICES (VAVS)

Organize activities at the VA Clinic in Colorado Springs & Pueblo
Purchase gifts & organize "All Activities Day" booth for Pueblo ClC
Purchase gifts & organize "Homelake" booth for Monte Vista facility
Attend VAVS meetings
Present report at Auxiliary monthly meeting
Assist Auxiliary members with VAVS certification
Assist Auxiliary members with maintaining voluntary hours
Maintain head count for VAVS award luncheon
Assist with donations to Veterans facilities
Organize Auxiliary to assist with annual baby showers
Organize Auxiliary to assist with VA Clinic popcorn fundraisers
Maintain information for annual report

VETERAN HOSPITALS

 Arrange visits with the CLC facilities
3-4 visits per fiscal year, donuts & coffee
Inform Auxiliary of donations and resident needs
Arrange Auxiliary's traditional Christmas party at the CLC
Maintain information for annual report

WAYS & MEANS CHAIRMAN

Supervise Bingo snack bar
Purchase needed inventory
Post rules & procedures in the kitchen
Train new workers & community service workers
Money is to be counted (tip jar & register), paper work filled out
Maintain deposits
Monthly report for each meeting
Organize committee for meeting night dinner
Inventory snack bar food & equipment as needed
All aspects of kitchen & area maintained, cleaned to pass inspections