Membership Leadership17-18

 JoLynn Altvatter, Membership Chairman                                    Lynn Smith, Co-Membership Chairman

Jo Lynn Altvatter, Chairman                                             Lynn Smith, Co-chairman

      CLOAKING                                                                  CLOAKING

 Welcome to our “Leaving Our Legacy” year. The torch has been passed and as Membership & Leadership Chairman and Co-Chairman we have the goal of exceeding last year’s success of 100% Plus in Membership and we can do this because we are members of the greatest Department, ILLINOIS.

Over the past two years our eligibility has been expanded to include Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Fathers, Mothers, Spouses, Brothers, Sisters, Children and Grandchildren so our potential to secure new members is twice as great as in years past.  We can do this.

You are our best asset as a member of the VFW Auxiliary; you are our cheerleader. Ask someone to join by stressing we want them to join. We want them to experience the amazing feeling we get when we help someone. Whether it’s volunteering or visiting with Veterans in the Hospital, Veterans Home or Nursing Home; assisting a spouse and/or children of a Veteran or someone currently serving; promoting patriotism in our communities or encouraging our children to write an essay or create artwork with the possibility of funds/scholarships - it’s never ending, we just keep on giving. The majority of us have been members for a long time and we stay members because we love what we do; let’s share that feeling with others who might be searching for an opportunity to “pay it forward” while improving their leadership skills.

At times we are shy about asking but once we remember why we do what we do, it should be easy to recruit new members so we’re counting on you to lead the way and recruit Just One!




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2017-18 Membership Department Program

2017-18 Membership Department Report Form

2017-18 Membership/Leadership National Program

2017-18 Membership/Leadership Ambassador

Award Form National Achievement

Award National Catch Five

NEW Membership/Transfer Application  updated 10/2017

Member Update Form updated 2/2017 

2018 Membership Dues Notice                 2018 Membership Dues Notice Word

Eligibility Wheel

Member Benefits

Understanding the Membership Eligibility

How to engage new members from the start

Matching Members Talents to Leadership Success

How to treat people with respect


BULLETINS                             Recruiter

July 2017                                                                         August 2017

September 2017                                    September 2017

November 2017                                     November 2017

January 2018                                         January 2018