New officers for VFW Post 8053 and Auxiliary were sworn in May 20 in a joint ceremony in the Navajo Room of Sun Lakes Country Club. The officers for the Auxiliary for 2019 and 2020 are President Stephanie Reynolds, Sr. Vice President Carol Veehnuis, Jr. Vice President Anthony Diliberto, Treasurer Linda Dural and Secretary Judy McFarland.
On May 25, Buddy Poppy Day, volunteers from both the post and auxiliary participated in passing out poppies, adn collecting donations for veterans and veterans’ families through the VFW National Home for Orphans and Widows. Volunteers were Pat Benson, Janice Cournoyer, Tony Diliberto, Sheliagh Dillon, Dorothy Eberle, Philomena Herring, Brenda Icenogle, Jean Jones, Louise Keyack, Carolyn Laschinger, Jude and John McFarland, Jay McIntyre, Chuck Reynolds, Greg Rickerby, Sue Rickerby, Karen Shaffer and Carol Veenhuis.
Thanks to Ace Hardware at 9666 E. Riggs Road, Walgreens at 10324 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes Country Club Pro Shop and the Fry’s at 2010 S. Alma School and 985 E. Riggs Road for their support to our veterans.
Days honoring the military this month are July 4, Independence Day; July 21, the anniversary of the creations of the Department of Veterans Administration; July 27, the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day and July 29, the anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps.
For more information about how to join the Sun Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary, please contact Stephanie Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-701-3194.