Hello, Tennessee!

Can you believe it is September already and we will be going to Dickson this weekend!!  I'm late getting the website launched this month, but I am not going to apologize.  I took a much needed vacation away from VFW - the first non VFW vacation in a very, very long time - just for me and my husband and I truly enjoyed myself.  We stayed at home, but worked as volunteers for the Delta Fair & MusicFest in Memphis.  We also competed in the culinary end of things - first time ever - and my husband took home 2nd place for a decorated cake, a very large Spider!  I was fortunate to win the "Best Main Dish" category as well as a 1st place, a 2nd place and two 3rd place awards for other baked items!   It was lots of fun, very relaxing, and gave me a chance to try things outside of the VFW box.

But now, back to business. Here is this month's offering.  Hope you find the information you need.

See you soon!

Priscilla Tucker, Webmaster

 A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Hello, Ladies!

We had four wonderful SOI's during the last month! Lots of information was given out and very well received. We are all very excited about what is going on in the Auxiliaries. Many of you have already had major achievements - please continue to keep up the great work.

As a reminder, I do have a "SPECIAL PROJECT" not to be CONFUSED with the "JOINT SPECIAL PROJECT" that Commander Bill Crawford and I have together.  My “Special Project” is Mental Health/Suicide Prevention. The “Joint Special Project” is for Operation Changing Lives – each Auxiliary received 10 tickets to be sold for this. So when you send money in, please ear mark your checks accordingly, either “Presidents Special Project” or “Joint Special Project” so our treasurer will put the money in the right column. Send checks to State Treasurer Debi Archer and the tickets to Chief-of-Staff Priscilla Tucker.

COA is just around the corner and I expect you are all planning on attending and have made your reservations and have also purchased your luncheon tickets.It will be a very important meeting; the number one issue will be to PASS the BUDGET. This is a must. Our budget committee has put a lot of time and effort to make sure that the organization is properly taken care of. This has not been an easy task, so please listen to what they say. I thank you all for giving your Support to our Veterans and please continue to REPORT to your Program Chairmen.

I am here if you need me, we are a team. 

REMEMBER "ALL GAVE SOME AND SOME GAVE ALL"

May God bless each and every one of you every day. 

Respectfully, 

Patti Gratton
Department President

NATIONAL PRESIDENT ANN PANTELEAKOS WILL MAKE HER OFFICIAL VISIT TO TENNESSEE THIS MONTH.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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 Welcome to our website.

About Us:  We are the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America, Department of Tennessee.  We are glad you are visiting our site.  This is our online meeting place where we organize our activities, share ideas and publicize our organization.

Our Work:  We work together for our Veterans, their families and our communities.  We promote the programs of our National organization:  Americanism, Cancer Aid & Research, Hospital, Legislation, Veterans & Family Support, Scholarship Programs (Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, Patriotic Art, and Continuing Education) , Youth Activities and we do our best to retain, reinstate and  recruit new members  through our Membership program.