West Townsend, MA
Ladies Auxiliary
Townsend VFW Ladies Auxiliary Honored at Convention

The Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary was honored at the 2014 Department of Massachusetts Ladies Auxiliary VFW Convention held recently in Marlborough.
The Townsend VFW Ladies Auxiliary received numerous citations and monetary awards for outstanding participation in and contributions to the programs of the national and state Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliaries.
The Townsend Ladies Auxiliary VFW is in Membership Division 3, which is comprised of auxiliaries with 70 to 119 members.  It received second-place honors in Division 3 for its Cancer Aid and Research Program.  It placed first in Division 3 in the Americanism, the Hospital, the Legislative, the Scholarships and the Veterans and Family Support Programs.
The Townsend Ladies Auxiliary is especially proud to have been named the Auxiliary of the year in Membership Division 3 at the June 2014 State VFW Ladies Auxiliary Convention.
There are currently 82 members in the Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary.  Membership is open to wives, widows, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, or sisters of persons who are or were eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.  Members must be citizens of the United States or United States nationals and not less than 16 years old.  Women who are eligible for membership in the VFW are also eligible for membership in the Ladies Auxiliary.
Anyone interested in joining the Townsend VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary or obtaining information about Ladies Auxiliary VFW membership is encouraged to contact the Townsend Auxiliary President Betty Mae Tenney at 978-597-6495, Auxiliary Treasurer Marion Parker at 978-597-5086 or any other Townsend Ladies Auxiliary officer.
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Ladies Auxiliary Continuous Membership Awards

Our Post and Ladies Auxiliary were instituted on March 23, 1946. Each year we determine which Auxiliary Sisters are eligible for continuous membership pins based on their full years of membership in the Auxiliary as of the March 23rd anniversary date.

This year’s recipients are:
          40 years          Judith Bureau
          30 years          Beulah Greenough, Jacqueline Lauze
          25 years          Elizabeth Bernhardt, Irene Johnson,  Elsie Fredrickson,
                                   Linda Goodwin, Elizabeth Perla, Theresa Honkala,
                                   Linda Matson
          20 years          Maureen Ilg, Heidi Paulus
          15 years          Joyce Hall, Charlene Smith
            5 years          Wanda LeBlanc