A Note from Our President (Her speech after being installed as Department President):
I want to take this opportunity to thank you ladies for allowing me to serve you for the upcoming year as your President. National is making a number of changes this year – all of which are for the good of our organization – so please take the time to read your monthly newsletter which will be sent to every President and will also be put on the TNLAVFW website.
I have 2 goals – 1st and foremost my mission is to aid our Veterans and their families, to do whatever is necessary to assist with the mental health programs and military services.
My 2nd goal – WORLD PEACE! You’re thinking “She’s lost her marbles!” But not so! It is right here among us all. We should be here for our Veterans 100% because of who we are – the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This is our purpose, the reason we are an auxiliary.
We will stop the pettiness, the backstabbing, the bickering and the bitterness towards one another. The list goes on. There will be ZERO, that’s right, ZERO tolerance with these problems. We all know there have been several issues over the past several years and now is REALLY the time to STOP. Remember the old saying, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all!” If you have something to say to someone, say it to their face in a private setting or send a personal note or email – and sign it - anonymous notes are the coward’s way out. If you have a problem with this new plan, please contact me at any time and we will work on how to resolve the issue.
We are going to have a new beginning! Our state meetings used to be enjoyable. We learned a lot and we also had a good time. That’s what we want again. No one should have to be walking on eggshells every time we get together – then tension will kill you!!
I am saying this with all the love in my heart – for this organization – and for a prosperous, fulfilling new year. This is my mission and these are my goals.
Thank you and God Bless You!