WELCOME TO VFW AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT of FLORIDA


Welcome to the Department of Florida Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. We are an organization consisting of fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandsons and granddaughters of those persons, both male and female that have honorably served in the Armed forces of the United States. We believe in Americanism, which has been defined as an unfailing love of country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals, eagerness to defend it against all enemies, undivided allegiance to the flag, and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and posterity.

We serve and support the veterans, active-duty soldiers and their families of the United States. For, they are the ones that put their lives on the line to allow us the daily freedoms we enjoy.
 
 
 
 


Announcements

 
Mid-Winter Conference
The initial flyer for Mid-Winter Conference along with the Mardi Gras Mask Contest information as well as the Banquet Order Form is now available under Latest News.   
 
Also, there is a flyer to Save the Date for the National President's Visit to Florida.

Hurricane Ian and Nicole
Our hearts go out to all of our Auxiliary members who were affected by Hurricane Ian and/or Nicole.  Please know that we are here to assist in any way that we can.  If you or someone you know are in need of immediate assistance, please remember that under our Standing Rules we have a Disaster Relief Fund set up which reads:

DISASTER RELIEF FUND: A Disaster Relief Fund has been set up to help our Auxiliary Brothers and Sisters in case of emergency (Hurricane, Tornado, fire, flood). A minimum of not less than $250 and not more than $500 shall be distributed at the discretion of the Department President.

Please contact Department President Cindy Estell via email (cestell1954@gmail.com) or via phone 727-417-5450 if you are in need so that arrangements can be made to get funds to you.

If your Auxiliary was NOT affected and you can assist with adding to our Disaster Relief Fund, please send your donation to the Department Treasurer, Linda Burnette, and mark it Disaster Relief Fund.  
 
NEWS FLASH!!—You will now find an electronic copy of the 2023 National Bylaws  and Ritual behind MALTA Login.

We are expecting the arrival of the printed copies of the 2023 National Podium Edition Bylaws and Ritual near the end of October-first week of November. These copies will be mailed out as soon as we receive them.

So when you access your MALTA Account and click on Members Resources, you will now see National President Jane’s Program Book, the 2023 National Podium Edition Bylaws and Ritual, and Building of the VFW Auxiliary Foundation.  The information about the Family Freedom Festival has been moved to Miscellaneous Resources.


NEW DEPARTMENT WEBSITE While we are still a "work in progress", we are excited that the Member login and Program Reporting is now available.  Detailed information regarding the Member login as well as Program Reporting is available under Latest News - please take time to read the instructions before entering any reports - we will have a workshop on reporting at Fall Conference.

Under Programs - all of the Program Pages for 2022-2023 are posted as well as the June through November Promotions.  

The November 2022 Edition of the Sunshine E-News Vol. 11 is now available under News/Sunshine E-Newsletter
 

 

 



 

   
 




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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.

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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 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 2020).