Michael Maruszak, Historian

 

Contact Michael

Hello to all District and Auxiliary Historian/Media Relations Chairs:

Welcome to an exciting new year that will be filled with accomplishments, and hard work.

I am Michael Maruszak current 3rd District President and Life Member of Rhine Post # 2729 located on the Southwest side of Chicago. Just a stone’s throw from Midway Airport, you know that busy square mile airport. I am also proud to be the first male appointed to this position in the Department and am Thankful.

I became eligible thru my 90-year-old father Anthony who served in the Korean War. I grew up in a VFW-Auxiliary family, along with it can some wonderful experiences. I remember going with my dad, late mom and sister to both State and National Conventions, Parades, Fundraisers, and Installations. Two of the most memorable and enjoyable events are, first the Pageant of Drum and Bugle Corps, Competition held during the National and Department Conventions. Secondly, the VFW National Home for Children, I love this place and everything the VFW-Auxiliary does for these Children. At maybe eight or nine I wanted to stay during the Illinois Day.

We have many ways to communicate to the community the great things we do. From social media, newsletters, e-mail, text messages, local community gathering, radio or newspapers we will get the word out.

I am looking forward to working with you, giving you the best ideas and solutions in getting your information out to our communities. Everything we do demonstrates how we are ‘Lighting the Way for our Veterans’.

Please take a moment to read in 2019 – 2020 Department Program Book for important guidelines for your District and Auxiliary to win awards. Be aware of the deadlines listed which are important in order to qualify for these awards and do not forget the Reports. If you experience problems completing your reports on-line let me know and I will assist you the best I can.

I look forward to hearing from you on the work you have accomplished.

Michael Maruszak-
Historian/Media Relations
7423 Terrace Drive
Justice, Il 60458
708-935-6610 (cell)
708-458-6973 (home)
E-Mail: micael-j-maruszal@msn.com

 

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.

IMPORTANT PROGRAM DOCUMENTS

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

PROGRAM

2019-20 Department Historian Media Relations

2019-20 Department Historian Social Media Report

2019 2020 National Historian Media Relations Program

2019 2020 National Historian Media Relations Ambassador

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2018-2019-VFW-Auxiliary-National-Talking-Points

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How-to-Share-Your-Local-Auxiliary-Story-Ideas-and-Events-with-Local-Media

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 Community Outreach Tool Kit

 Share Our Organization’s Story!

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Community-Outreach-Project-Cover-Sheet

Community-Outreach-Project-Auxiliary-Report-Form

Community-Outreach-Project-Auxiliary-Awards

 

Bulletins

September 2019