THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Crivitz VFW Auxiliary Announces Five Contests
President Nora Swanson presided at the meeting of the Crivitz Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 2063 held at the Crivitz Legion Hall on Aug. 11. Nine members were present.
Chaplain Carol Reichardt gave the opening prayer, followed by the patriotic theme read by Janet Green-Heckel and everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Secretary Jolayne Boehmke read minutes of the July meeting which were approved. Treasurer LaVerne Lundberg gave the financial report which was filed for audit. Swanson turned in Bond for the auxiliary and money was donated for cancer and research fund. All the Units calendars were sold.
National Scholarships Bulletin was discussed and importance of the information was stressed in the schools.
Five contests were discussed. Voice of Democracy (VOD) is for 9th through 12th graders doing 3-5 minute audio on essay theme: Why Veterans are Important to Our Nations History and Future.
Patriots Pen Contest for grades 6 through 8 do a 300 to 400 word typed essay theme: Why I Appreciate Americas Veterans. Student entry deadline of VOD and Patriots Pen is Nov. 1.
Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest artwork with a patriotic theme is for 9th to 12th grades with entry deadline of March 31, 2015.
Junior Girls Scholarship for junior girl age 13-16, must be a member at least one year. Application entry deadline is March 11, 2015 to Crivitz VFW Auxiliary.
Continuing Education Scholarship for Auxiliary member at least one year, her spouse or child 18 or older, with financial need for college, post grad, master or doctorate. Application and essay of 300 words or less must be received at National Headquarters by Feb. 15, 2015. See VFW website www.ladiesauxvfw.org. All application forms are on-line.
Commander Bryan Boehmke presented the Auxiliary with a check from the distribution of poppies, 4th of July festivities and brat fry. Donation was made to VFW Post 2063 for pig roast and bond for appreciation for veterans on Labor Day. Meeting adjourned with the closing prayers according to the rituals. Next meeting is Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.