WELCOME TO VFW AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA

LET FREEDOM RING
Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

Joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. As members we have an exceptional opportunity to serve our Veterans, their families, and our communities. Our active duty military has and continues to put themselves in harm’s way for all of us. What we do is a small effort compared to their sacrifices. I thank every member for your contributions to each other and to our mission.

Our VFW Auxiliary continues to be successful due to its consistent utilization and promotion of our Programs. My favorite Program is Mentoring for Leadership.

The Auxiliary website is available for your use and convenience. This plethora of information is at your fingertips. I urge you to become familiar with it. You’ll be so glad you did!”

"Let Freedom Ring” loud and clear as we proudly serve our Veterans, our Country and each other. 

Mary Jean Cuddyre Mastridge 
Department President

 

Mary Jean is a member of the John Billington VFW Auxiliary, Post 6495 in Levittown PA. She joined the Auxiliary in 2008 in Mars, Pa. District 25 Post 7505 under the eligibility of her late husband, Daniel J. Cuddyre, who served in the United States Marine Corps and in Vietnam. She is the wife of Past PA VFW State Commander Benjamin Mastridge.  Mary Jean has a son, Daniel M. Cuddyre and a daughter-in-law, Carla. She has two granddaughters, Isla (10) and Stella (6). They reside in Mars near Pittsburgh.

 Click HERE to Read President Mary Jean's Acceptance Speech from Convention 2023! 


Announcements

MOST RECENT GENERAL ORDERS (Click here)

 
Below you will find all of the information on the Department Convention June 12-16, 2024, in Harrisburg, PA:
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD IN BILLINGTON, VERMONT 
NOVEMBER 1-NOVEMBER 3        Click here for Hotel and Banquet Info
 
 
It's that time of year again! Election of Officers for the upcoming year should take place at your April meeting, with Installation of Officers to follow at your May meeting.  Please fill out the form below and have your Installing Officer sign it following installation.  Keep the document with your Secretary's records.   
 
 
Input your officers into Malta following installation.  You do not have to send this form to department if you update Malta with your new officers.  
 
Please note that National is raising their dues by $5 starting July 1, 2024.  Now is the time to vote for a dues increase for your auxiliary, if needed, and make the adjustment in Malta.
 
 
Join the VFW Auxiliary at the upcoming CAFE event at the VFW National Home in September!
A bus trip has been planned.
 
 
JOYS AND CONCERNS NOTICES ARE FOUND UNDER THE RESOURCES SECTION, CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST RECENT NOTICE.

 

Flag Retirement ceremony (video) and the ceremony instructions from our 2022-2023 Patriotic Instructor and American Chairman, Amy Peterson
 

Click HERE for the Buddy Poppy Order Form (revised 7/1/2023)

 

Community Report Form TO GIVE TO THE VFW

 

The DO and DON'Ts for Auxiliary Outreach

 

Cancer Grant Application Form

 

How to use MALTA

 

How to use Our Web Site (vfwauxpa.org)

 

Click HERE to read the latest edition of the VFW Auxiliary Magazine!

 

Click HERE for the 2023-2024 Pennsylvania Program Book

News & Events

Upcoming events

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Membership

Membership Details

As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

Assistance & Benefits

Assistance & Benefits

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

VFW Press Kit

VFW National News Releases

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OUR MISSION

The objects of this organization shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable and educational; to assist the Posts and members thereof of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States, and its own members whenever possible; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America and fidelity to its Constitution and Laws; to foster true patriotism, to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom and equal rights and justice to all men and women; to preserve and defend the United States of America from all her enemies." (From the National Auxiliary Bylaws and Rituals 2022).