Mary Spindler
P. O. Box 577
Robinson, IL 62454

Thanks for visiting the Department of IL website for the Historian Program!  I am excited to have been appointed to the position and am looking forward to receiving your photos and reports.  Recording and sharing the events of the VFW Auxiliary is one of the most important aspects of this organization. Today’s technology makes it easier than ever to participate in the program by capturing photos of events and sharing them.  Every Auxiliary, District, and Department is responsible for this important duty.

At the end of the year, awards will be presented to Auxiliaries and Districts that best promote the Historian Program.   Please take a moment to read the full program and review the awards so your work can be recognized.  I am hoping that all Auxiliaries will report to me before December 31st

NEW AWARD:  Auxiliaries have been asked by the National Historian to make a 3-5-minute video interview of a legacy (longtime) member of their VFW Auxiliary.  If your Auxiliary has none, it is okay to ask a District or Department member.  All the information and the entry form is outlined in the Dept. Historian Program, which can be accessed by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.  The deadline for this award is March 31, 2024.

There are 3 awards up for grabs in our Department, and one entry will be sent to National for further judging.  I am hoping to get lots of entries for this award!  Remember…you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Please review the award criteria at all levels.  Feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about the Historian Program.



We have provided a place here for you to download all of the information that we distribute to you through our Program Book and Bi-Monthly Chairmen’s Bulletins.  You will need Adobe Reader, it is a Free program and can be downloaded here  Get Adobe


Department Historian – Media Relations Program 23-24

Department Historian and Media Relations Report Form 23-24   Click above on Online Reports to report online

Historian How to – Online Reporting

National Historian Program 2023-24

National Historian Report Form 2023-24

2023-2024 Historian & Media Relations Award No. 1




Historian –  July 2023

Historian – Sept 2023 

Historian Nov 23

Historian – January 2024

Historian – March 2024