Billie Guthals
5011 Londonderry Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61705


Hello to all members of the VFW Auxiliary, Department of Illinois.  I am very happy President Lynn Smith has asked me to serve as your Veterans and Family Support Chairman this year.

The Veterans and Family Support (VFS) Program is at the center of all we do for our veterans and their families.  In this program we show what it means to be a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary as we embrace the theme of National President Carla Martinez, Banding Together for our Veterans. We can band together with the VFW to provide the services and support needed.  This program is multi-faceted and designed so that any auxiliary, large or small, can provide services that our veterans and their families have earned.  In keeping with Department President Lynn’s theme, we can Be a Warrior for those that most deserve it!

Please know I am here for each member to answer questions and help in any way I can.  If you can’t find links, need to know where information can be found, question how to report an event or activity; I’m only a call, text, or email away.  Please stay connected with me this year and let me know how I can be of assistance to you.  If you have special events related to this program that you would like me to attend let me know.   I will provide additional information on parts of the VFS program in our newsletter, “Smoke Signals.”  Please read the information when it is published in July, September, November, March, and April, and share it with your auxiliary members.

I wish all of you a wonderful and successful year as we work together for our veterans.



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 Veterans and Family Support Program 23-24
Department Veterans and Family Support REPORT 23-24  Click on Online Reports above to submit online

National VFS 23-24
National VFS Report 23-24

Adopt A Unit Application

Adopt A Unit FAQ

Adopt a Unit for Military

Adopt A Unit Report

How to Find a Unit


Unmet Needs Eligibility Criteria

Unmet Needs FAQ

MAP Grant Guidelines

MAP Grant Application

MAP Grant Report



Student Veterans Education-and-Career-Resources

Virtual Pin Request


VFS  – July 2023

VFS – Sept 2023

VFS Nov 23

VFS – January 2024