Susan Rolando, Historian
Welcome to the 2018-2019 year “Peace for all Veterans” and I look forward to serving as the Department Historian/Media Relations Chairman. During these past five years, I have had the pleasure of traveling with Department President Sue on numerous occasions and I am really looking forward to this year as she leads our Department right into the Circle of Excellence. I, along with each and every District and Auxiliary Historian/Media Relations Chairman will have a hand in helping to create her book of memories that will last a lifetime.
Our Auxiliary Sisters and Brothers do so much to help our Veterans and active duty military and their families and we need to get the word out to our community through the various media outlets. By publicizing what we do; i.e. Meeting troops at the airport; Adopting a Unit; Celebrating Family Freedom Festivals; Encouraging student participation in our programs – just to name a few, we would be increasing the interest in our organization which would probably lead to recruiting more members. Once the community is aware of what we do, how can they not want to be a part of this great organization!
So, this year we are not only taking pictures, but we will be focusing on contacting our local newspapers, radio/tv stations, and social media with newsworthy activities and events to publicize.
There are numerous resources available on the National website, www.vfwauxiliary.org to assist you with this program which I encourage all Auxiliaries to use.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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