Beverly A. White, President, Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 11517, Waukee, Iowa completed her year as Department President to the Ladies Auxiliary VFW at the Department Convention held at the Piazza Convention Center, Burlington, Iowa, June 5-8, 2014. White will still be required to attend the National Convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, July 19-23 to receive awards won by the Iowa Department during her year as President. During the State Convention Post 11517 and Ladies Auxiliary received honors for their work over the past year. Some of the honors were:

Post 11517 100+% for membership, total increase was 103.33 %, Auxiliary 100% membership.

National Award Military Services, for participation in Military Assistance Program including but not limited to, Operations Uplink and Unmet Needs. Division 2nd place in donations to the VA Hospital Fund.

Division 4th place for Outstanding Community Involvement and Cooperation with Others.

Certificate of Appreciations for the promotion of teamwork between the VFW Post and Auxiliary, Department of Iowa VFW and Ladies Auxiliary with the goal of Serving Veterans.

Ladies Auxiliary Awards:

Youth Activities Program for Junior Girls Unit including award for Junior Girls Jump Program.

Silver Award for Cancer Aid and Research, donations of $5 or more per Auxiliary members.

Veterans and Family Support, best promotion of Unmet Needs Program.

Veterans and Family Support, runner up for best promotion of the Veterans and Family Program.

Veterans and Family Support, Americanism, runner up for best promotion for Americanism Program.

Exceeding scheduled donations to Health and Happiness for the VFW National Home for Children, Eaton Rapids, Michigan.

Personal Awards to President White:

Auxiliary 11517, award for "Ladies Auxiliary in Good working Order."

Auxiliary 11517, award Veterans and Family Support District chairman for the best promotion of the Veterans and Family Support Program.

Monetary Awards to the Auxiliary will aid in promotion of the following programs:

• Veterans’ and Family Support

• Americanism

• Cancer Aid and Research

• Legislative

• Community Service

• Membership

• Youth

• Youth Essay, Patriotic Art, Patriot’s Pen, and Voice of Democracy programs

• Hospital

• Continuing Education Scholarship

• Junior Girls Scholarship

VFW Post 11517 and Ladies Auxiliary are accepting qualified individual members to join. Contact Beverly White, 515.369.9096, for information.