Jackie Key
PO Box 291
Sandy, OR 97055
MARCH 2024

EXTENSION: Our Department is very excited to announce that two (2) Posts voted in February 2024, to start Auxiliaries!

                        Kilchis Tillamook Bay Post 2848, District 3

                                    Commander Donavan Goff


                        Charles W. Lingard Post 966, District 4

                                    Commander Jerry Law


They are now actively recruiting 15 NEW members.  If you know anyone interested in joining an Auxiliary in the Tillamook or Brookings areas, please let me know.  Anyone wishing to transfer may do so at the institution of the new Auxiliary, but you do not count as one of the NEW fifteen members.

REVITALIZATION:  Auxiliary Presidents you can find all the Healthy Auxiliary tools on MALTA under Resources, Extension & Revitalization Program.  The tools are there to help your Auxiliary get healthy.  Remember The Red Flag Warnings to start a conversation in your Auxiliary about what you need to do to keep your Auxiliary healthy.

I call your attention to two new questions on this years Extension & Revitalization Program Year-End Report.

1)    When was the last time you voted in a new member?  You can only be healthy if you recruit new members every year.  Voting in a new member does not end with their initiation, it only begins.  Mentor your new members so they bond with your Auxiliary.  Get them involved with working with you to serve Veterans, their families and our active-duty troops.  WE ARE the Veteran family members and Veterans helping Veterans and family members and we can only help if we stay strong.  New members make us strong!

2)    Who in your Auxiliary is exceptional at keeping your Auxiliary Healthy?  Who’s the glue in your Auxiliary?  Who is fun and motivating in your Auxiliary?  Who can call on you to help with an event and you can’t say no.  Send me their name.

Under this Extension & Revitalization Program I do not see 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place Auxiliaries.  This year is the time to recognize the "glue” in your Auxiliary.  Remember your Year-End Reports are due to Department Chairman by April 5, 2024.  An Extension & Revitalization Year-End Report is with this message,