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Oglesby, Illinois 61348
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My name is Barbara Sweger and I am a Life Member of LaSalle Auxiliary 4668 in LaSalle, IL in the 9th District.

I will be the Chairman for Youth Activities for the 2022-2023 year. This is the first position I have held at the Department level, but I have held chairmanships at the District and Auxiliary level since joining in 2008. Currently, I hold the position of Secretary for my Auxiliary as well as Secretary/Treasurer for the 9th District.

I joined under the eligibility of my father, Elton Murphy, Jr. who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1970-1972 as FT3 on board the USS Savannah (AOR-4).  My family consists of my husband Dennis and our two children, Dustin (30) and Kelsey (27).

For the 2022-2023 year, I look forward to seeing how your Auxiliary promotes the older parts of the program like the Get Excited Red White Blue and Illustrating America contests. I also look forward to seeing your progress on Graves Beautification.  I think this will be a great addition to the Youth Activities program for the 2022-2023 year.

I look forward to the “Boots on the Ground for Our Veterans” Auxiliary year and to holding more positions at both the District and Department levels in the coming years!




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 Youth Activities Program 22-23
Department Youth Activities Report Form 22-23
National Youth Activities 22-23
National Youth Activities Report 22-23





22-23 Get Excited Contest Entry Form

22-23 Get Excited for the Red White and Blue Info Sheet 

22-23 Get Excited Contest Press Release Local Auxiliaries

22-23 Illustrating America Media Release

22-23 Illustrating America Contest Entry Form

22-23 Get Excited for the Red White and Blue Info Sheet

Judge’s scoring sheet Illustrating America  NEW

Judge’s scoring sheet Red, White, Blue     NEW

Gravesite VFW Auxililary Log Sht    NEW


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