DES MOINES - Two National Awards were received by the Cherokee V.F.W. Auxiliary last weekend in Des Moines.
The National Health and Happiness Award was given for exceeding their quota for the National Home for Children. The Auxiliary makes a monetary donation, and has also sent box tops for Education to the National Home.
A National Award was also given to the Auxiliary for participation in Patriots Pen.
A Buddie Poppy Wreath was made by President, and Poppy
Chairman, Marian McNabb, and took first place at State and will be sent on for National Competition.
Marian McNabb has served as District 8 Cancer Chairman,
and received a State Award for the Best Promotional Material
given out on the District Level.
All V.F.W. Auxiliaries in the District gave two dollars or more per member for Cancer.
She also received runner-up in the State for District Chairman
of the year, for Cancer.
The V.F.W. Auxiliary received a Citation for Cancer Donations
over $5.35 per member. Shirley Nation is the Post's local Cancer Chairman.
Wilma Porter received the Outstanding Hospital Volunteer of the year Award for her Volunteerism at all three Care Centers in Cherokee. Wilma has taken care of Bingo at the Care Centers for years, often with prizes she's purchased herself.
The Auxiliary also received an Award of Merit Citation for
supporting Hospital activities. Two of their members,
Donna Waterbury and Margaret Steward make lap robes for
the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. and Marshalltown.
Shirley Perrett has served as Historian for the Auxiliary
for a number of years. The Auxiliary received an
Award for the Best Activities of the year turned in by the
A total of nine Awards were received by the V.F.W. Auxiliary at the State Meeting in Des Moines. In a final bit of Auxiliary news, Linda Springer from Cherokee will be serving as V.F.W. Auxiliary President beginning July 1.