Townsend VFW Auxiliary nets top honor
Townsend VFW Auxiliary nets top honor

TOWNSEND — The VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post 6538 was recently honored at the 2021 VFW Auxiliary Department of Massachusetts Convention held recently in Uxbridge.

President Betty Mae Tenney said the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post 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.

Townsend’s auxiliary is in Massachusetts Membership Division 4, which is comprised of 14 auxiliaries with 71 or more members. It placed first in Division 4 in the Buddy Poppy/VFW National Home for Children, Historian/Media Relations, Legislative, Membership, Scholarships, Veterans and Family Support, and Youth Activities Programs. It placed second in the Mentoring for Leadership Program.

The auxiliary is especially proud to have been named the first place Auxiliary of the Year in Membership Division 4 during the Department Convention.

Lisa Jackson, treasurer of the Townsend Auxiliary, was elected senior vice president of the department for 2021-2022 at the convention. Jackson and Dawn Wright, Townsend Auxiliary chaplain and past president, who had been elected District 15 president for the coming year, were both installed into their offices at the conclusion of the 2021 State Convention.

It was also announced at the Department Convention that Tenney, who in addition to serving as Townend’s auxiliary president is a past department president, would be the Department Scholarships Program Chairman for the 2021-2022 year.

There are currently 96 members in the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post 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 69 years of age. Any current VFW member or any person eligible to join the VFW shall not be eligible to join the VFW Auxiliary.

Persons interested in joining the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post 6538 or in obtaining information about VFW Auxiliary membership is encouraged to contact Tenney at 978-597-6495 or any other Officer of the VFW Auxiliary to Townsend Post 6538.