Auxiliary

President                                                             Melissa Bruck
Sr. Vice President                                                Bill Caldwell
Jr. Vice President                                                Marsha Fuhrman
Treasurer                                                             Janey Kopp
Secretary                                                             Hallie Elicker
Chaplain                                                              Amy Caldwell
Conductress                                                       Kathy Fuhrman
Guard                                                                  Becky Plesic
Patriotic Instructor                                             Susan Klunk
Trustee – 3 Year                                                 Lori Wonders
Trustee – 2 Year                                                 Kathy DeCarlo
Trustee – 1 Year                                                 Scott Klovenski

The Ladies Auxiliary of Post 8896 Veterans of Foreign Wars was instituted at a meeting held in the Post Home on March 9, 1949 with 28 charter members and a total membership at this time was 70.

The Ladies Auxiliary has been active in many pursuits through the years and continues to perform meritoriously assists in the following manner: They assist the Post with the Community Halloween and Member Christmas parties, and with services memorializing the war dead.

The Ladies Auxiliary continues to strive to keep uppermost in our thoughts and reflect in our actions our purpose “To Honor The Dead By Remembering The Living.” Some of the programs that the Ladies Auxiliary participate in are: Cancer projects, serving banquets and weddings, encouraging students at three area schools to participate in the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest, Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest, Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, Labor Day Poster Contest and many more. They continue to remember why the Ladies Auxiliary exists and keep their goal at helping in as many service projects that the National and Department organization offers as well as local projects. The East Berlin VFW Ladies Auxiliary membership has grown from 70 members to 495 in 65 years.

The VFW and it’s Ladies Auxiliary has received many awards and citations from District 21, the Department of Pennsylvania and the National Organization for their membership and community service efforts.

The VFW and it’s Ladies Auxiliary work side by side on many of the community service activities and organization programs offered. They are truly a team working to support our community, veterans and their families-past and present.

The delegates who attended the 116th National Convention held in Pittsburgh July 18-22, 2015, voted and passed By-Law amendments that transformed our national association known as the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars into the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.  This will allow male spouses and male family members of all eligible service members to join the Auxiliary.