The annual Auxiliary gift shops were held in December at the VA Medical Center in Fargo and the Veterans Home in Lisbon. Contributions from YOU as members and units make this program a success. Funds donated are used to purchase items that patients or residents can select and use as Christmas gifts for themselves and loved ones. This is especially important for those that cannot leave the facilities.
The day brought smiles and tears of joy alike as sharing provided a way for us to give back to those who have given so much for us. As we travel into this new year, take a few moments to honor the veterans and other loved ones in your life. Happy New Year!
Fundraiser for Membership: this is something that we need to work on this year to get new members and also to fulfill the strategic plan goal of advertising our state. So, please order shirts or the vest; the vest is my new obsession for the fall months.
Direct Link to the actual store that will take your order and send them to you.
Did you know that you can now call national headquarters to pay your dues? The number to call is 317- 569-4500. They will help you especially if you have multiple members that you are paying for. I did this, and it was quick and easy to pay for my additional members.
Anyone can access www.alaforveterans.org. At the top of the site is a “join” tab. Fill out the application and pay. Every department (state) has their dues listed there. New members would become a part of ND Unit 500, and then can be transferred to their desired unit. This is a great help because, if you are talking to someone and you would like them to join, you can have them sign up right at that time. I put the website as an app on my phone and hope to use this feature many times.