Hospital V.A.V.S & Community Nursing Home 2017-18

                                                              Mercie-Hospital                                                                     Debbie Gard-co chair hospital

                           Mercie Woolfolk, Chairman                       Deborah Gard Co-Chairman

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 Hospital program, daily the price paid for freedom is visible among our hospitalized Veterans  In this "Leaving Our Legacy"

 year, we celebrate 70 years of service in the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VAVS), and over 100 years that the VFW Auxiliary members have been volunteering in hospitals and medical centers.


I am the Hospital Program Chairman, VAVS Representative at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, and a Past Department President along with years of services in other capacities. In 1998, I joined the VFW Auxiliary under the eligibility of my husband Royal, a Vietnam Veteran.

Working alongside me is Debbie Gard, who has been a member since 1968. She joined the VFW Auxiliary under the eligibility of her father, L. Francis Hays, a Korean War Veteran. Debbie is the Department Hospital Co-Chairman, VAVS Representative at Illiana VA Medical Center as was her late mother Doris Hays. She has also held many offices at both the Auxiliary and District levels. Currently, she is the President of VFW Auxiliary Post 9961 in Bourbonnais, IL.

With monetary and non-monetary donations and other services given to our Veterans, we believe these are the best ways we can say, “We Love You and Thank You.” Volunteering has always been a large part of both of our lives. We are counting on your continued participation in (1) Volunteer Service in Medical Facilities, (2) Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition, (3) Veterans Voices Writing Project and (4) Military Suicide Awareness.



We have provided a place here for you to download all of the information that we distribute to you through our Program Book and Bi-Monthly Chairmen's Bulletins.  You will need Adobe Reader, it is a Free program and can be downloaded here  Get Adobe 


2017-18 Department Hospital Program

2017-18 Department VAVS Hospital Report Form   ONLINE Reporting form see link above      

2017-18 National Hospital Program     

2017-18 National Hospital Ambassador

Hospital Assignments Revised

Hospital Program VAVS Guide

NAC Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form revised

Monthly VAVS Hospital Report (for Reps and Deps only)

Application for Auxiliary Hospital Sewing Pins

 VFW Auxiliary Service Pins                      How to order Service Pins



Hospital Wish Lists


August 2017                   Hines                          Illianna                Quincy
                                Jefferson Barracks     Jesse Brown      Lovell

September 2017       Captain Lovell            Hines                 Marion 
                                  Illianna                       Jesse Brown     Manteno


November 2017        Illianna                        Hines                Jessie Brown
                                  Marion                        Manteno            Madison

 Christmas 2017 - Illiana