Welcome Sisters and Brothers to the 2017- 2018 “Leaving Our Legacy” Auxiliary reporting year!
As Reports Coordinator, my role is to collect and compile statistical data from program reports submitted by the Auxiliaries for each of the Department programs. This information is reported to the Department VFW bi-annually in November and May. The compiled data from the Department’s Auxiliaries is combined with the Department VFW data and forwarded to National. This cumulative information plays a vital role when: 1) the VFW goes before Congress to fight for our Veterans; 2) showing potential new members what the Auxiliary does to help our Veterans; and, 3) maintaining our organization’s tax-exempt, charitable organization status.
This year, I will be tracking the number of projects, members participating, hours and miles as well as the amount of money spent for every project your Auxiliary reports. In addition, if your Auxiliary hosts blood drives, please report the number of units of blood collected on the Hospital Program’s online or paper report form. All statistical data collected is extremely important as it reflects how hard sisters and brothers from the great State of Illinois work for our Veterans, military and their families as we promote the VFW Auxiliary in our schools and communities.
I urge all Auxiliary Chairmen and/or members to report your projects online as soon as possible after completion, at least monthly. Please do not wait until the end of the year to report your good work. When completing your reports, it is extremely important to include the statistical data on EVERY report submitted. Remember, prompt and thorough reporting will help the VFW Auxiliary to “Catch the Dream for our Veterans.”
I wish each of you a successful 2017-2018 Auxiliary year!