TOWNSEND -- The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 was honored at the 2017 VFW Auxiliary Department of Massachusetts Convention held recently in Marlborough. The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 received numerous citations and monetary awards for its outstanding participation in and contributions to the programs of the National and State Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliaries.

The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 is in Massachusetts Membership Division 4, which is comprised of all auxiliaries with 71 or more members. It placed first in Division 4 in all seven of the National VFW Auxiliary Programs: Americanism, Hospital, Legislative, Membership, Scholarships, Veterans and Family Support, and Youth Activities.

The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 is especially proud to have been named the Auxiliary of the Year in Membership Division 4 at the June 2017 VFW Auxiliary State Convention.

Lisa Jackson, the Townsend Auxiliary Treasurer, was elected Department of Massachusetts Guard for the 2017-2018 year at the State Convention. Dawn Wright, Townsend Auxiliary Chaplain and Past President, was appointed to serve as the Department Banner Bearer for the coming year. Both were installed into those offices at the conclusion of the 2017 State Convention. It was announced at the Convention that Townsend Auxiliary President and Past Department President Betty Mae Tenney would be the Department Scholarships Program Chairman and Lisa Jackson would be the Department Legislative Program Chairman for the 2017-2018 year.


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There are currently 93 members in the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538.

Membership in the VFW Auxiliary is open to husbands, wives, widowers, widows, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, brothers, and sisters of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States or United States Nationals, profess a belief in God, and not be less than sixteen years old. Any current VFW member or any person eligible to join the VFW shall not be eligible to join the VFW Auxiliary.

Anyone interested in joining the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538 or obtaining information about VFW Auxiliary membership is encouraged to contact the Auxiliary President, Betty Mae Tenney, at 978-597-6495 or any other Officer of the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post No. 6538.