JoLynn Altvatter, Membership Chairman

Jo Lynn Altvatter, Chairman

Lynn Smith, Co-Membership Chairman

Lynn Smith, Co-chairman

Welcome to our “Leaving Our Legacy” year. The torch has been passed and as Membership & Leadership Chairman and Co-Chairman we have the goal of exceeding last year’s success of 100% Plus in Membership and we can do this because we are members of the greatest Department, ILLINOIS.

Over the past two years our eligibility has been expanded to include Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Fathers, Mothers, Spouses, Brothers, Sisters, Children and Grandchildren so our potential to secure new members is twice as great as in years past.  We can do this.

You are our best asset as a member of the VFW Auxiliary; you are our cheerleader. Ask someone to join by stressing we want them to join. We want them to experience the amazing feeling we get when we help someone. Whether it’s volunteering or visiting with Veterans in the Hospital, Veterans Home or Nursing Home; assisting a spouse and/or children of a Veteran or someone currently serving; promoting patriotism in our communities or encouraging our children to write an essay or create artwork with the possibility of funds/scholarships – it’s never ending, we just keep on giving. The majority of us have been members for a long time and we stay members because we love what we do; let’s share that feeling with others who might be searching for an opportunity to “pay it forward” while improving their leadership skills.

At times we are shy about asking but once we remember why we do what we do, it should be easy to recruit new members so we’re counting on you to lead the way and recruit Just One!