MEMBERSHIP


Join the Auxiliary to the Veterans  of Foreign Wars


Membership - This is where we grow our numbers. Awards are offered to Auxiliaries and to members for signing up new members each year. • Mentoring - Mentoring to new members (or newly active members) is an important part of our organization. Any member who works to teach others about the workings of the organization is a Mentor. Mentors are needed at all levels, to share the information we have learned over the years, and to help new members understand our workings. 

Eligibility Requirements for VFW Auxiliary Membership:

Members must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.

Those eligible are:

  • Husband/Wife
  • Widower/Widow
  • Father/Mother
  • Grandfathers/Grandmothers
  • Sons/Daughters
  • Grandsons/Granddaughters
  • Brothers/Sisters

Of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those that have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay. 

Proof of service is required for eligibility and must be obtained by the applicant.

Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting:
National Archives and Records Administration
Phone: 1-866-272-6272





BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

   When you join the VFW Auxiliary, you’ll have the opportunity to:
  • Support  Veterans, Active-Duty Military and Their Families
    The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous avenues for service, such as hospital volunteering, the adoption of military units and promoting patriotism. Anyone with a heart for veterans can count their membership as an important way to stand with veterans and the military community on Capitol Hill and in local legislative battles affecting them.
  • Develop New Skills
    The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous ways for members to acquire and utilize skills such as leadership, public speaking, fundraising, event planning and community outreach.
  • Network and Develop Friendships
    Through local and national events, members have the chance to meet people from all walks of life and many career backgrounds, creating a vast network of people who are passionate about veterans, active-duty military, and their families.
  • Receive Service Benefits
    The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to offer members access to one of the nation’s largest networks of money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry.

     

    • Discounted policies for life, health, accident, long-term care and dental insurance, along with many other benefit plans. 
    • Access to discounts on products and services that are important to you – including local offers!
    • Credit cards and certain financial services are available through USSA

Submit the application to your local Auxiliary or contact Dept. Treasurer Jeanne Gilbert at 252-295-9342 or email her at jeannetreasnc@gmail.com


AWARDS FOR MEMBERS
1. Five Member Pin to each VFW and VFW Auxiliary member who recruits five (5) new and/or rejoined members to the VFW Auxiliary from July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021*. Official form required; available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Due to National Headquarters by June 10, 2021. Pin will be mailed directly to the member. 2. National President’s Coin to each VFW and VFW Auxiliary member who recruits ten (10) new and/or rejoined members to the VFW Auxiliary from July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021*. Official form required; available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Due to National Headquarters by June 10, 2021. Coin will be mailed directly to the member. 3. National Membership Achievement Award to each VFW and VFW Auxiliary member who recruits twenty (20) new and/or rejoined members to the VFW Auxiliary from July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021*. Official form required; available at vfwauxiliary.org/resources. Due to National Headquarters by June 10, 2021. Award will be presented at the 2021 National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland or mailed directly to the member. 4. Special VFW Auxiliary Member Drawing for each VFW Auxiliary member who recruits five (5) new and/or rejoined members to the VFW Auxiliary from July 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021*. For every five (5) new and/ or rejoined members recruited, your name will be entered in a drawing for one of three $100 VFW Store gift certificates. Official form must be completed, postmarked and mailed to National Headquarters, or emailed to info@vfwauxiliary.org by June 10, 2021. Award will be presented at the 2021 National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland or mailed directly to the member. AWARDS FOR AUXILIARIES 1. Packed Parachute Award $10 to each Auxiliary that reaches 95% in Membership by November 30, 2020* $20 to each Auxiliary that reaches 98% in Membership by March 31, 2021* $50 to each Auxiliary that reaches 101% Plus in Membership by June 30, 2021* AWARDS FOR DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN 1. Citation to each Department Membership Chairman for participation in this Program. 2. $100 VFW Store Gift Certificate to one Department Chairman in each of the 10 Program Divisions for the most outstanding training and promotion of the Membership Program. 3. Outstanding Performance Award in each of the 10 Program Divisions based on criteria listed on Page 5 and for the promotion of the Program Goals on Page 41. AWARDS FOR DEPARTMENTS 1. Department Award #1: $100 to the Department for 95% Plus in Membership by November 30, 2020*. 2. Department Award #2: $150 to the Department for 98% Plus in Membership by March 31, 2021*. 3. Department Award #3: $200 to the Department for 101% Plus in Membership by June 30, 2021*. 4. 100% Plus Membership Pin will be given to the Department President, Treasurer and Membership Chairman when the Department reaches 100% Plus in Membership*. 5. Conference Vs. Conference A. $50 to each Department within the Conference with the highest total percentage by January 4, 2021*. B. $50 to each Department within the Conference with the highest total percentage by May 31, 2021*. AWARDS FOR CONFERENCE COACHES 1. Honoring Our Mission to Serve Veterans Keepsake to each Conference Coach for their hard work in this Program. *Based on the June 30, 2020, total membership numbers.eo- Understanding Auxiliary Traditions " frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>