Iowa’s President Beverly White of Waukee, a member of Waukee Auxiliary #11517, was honored during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, held Feb. 8-13, 2014.

White is one of 32 state presidents who achieved the goal of 91 percent membership by Dec. 31, 2013. The event took place aboard the Celebrity Cruises Constellation cruise ship with more than 300 members throughout the country in attendance.

In addition to honoring the state presidents, the purpose of the conference was to discuss the mid-year progress of the Ladies Auxiliary 9 community service programs, such as Veterans & Family Support, the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest and Hospital program.

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