VFW Auxiliary


VFW Auxiliary

The National VFW Auxiliary was established 1914, members of the VFW Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. We have UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR UNCOMMON HEROES.

The VFW Post 1197 VFW Auxiliary was Chartered in 1936, only 1-year after the initial VFW Post 1197 charter.

VFW Auxiliary Eligibility For Membership

Husbands/wives, widowers/widows, fathers/mothers, foster and stepfathers/stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parent), grandfathers/grandmothers, sons/daughters, grandsons/granddaughters, foster and stepsons/stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen and for whom the duties of parent were performed), brothers/sisters, half brothers/sisters, foster and stepbrothers/stepsisters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen) of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Authorization is shown on the veteran’s separation document.

Men/women eligible for membership in the VFW are also eligible for membership in the VFW Auxiliary. Members must be citizens of the United States and at least 16 years of age.

VFW Auxiliary Application For Membership

Life Membership

Any person otherwise eligible for membership in the VFW Auxiliary may become a Life Member upon acceptance of their application and payment of specified fee. Fees are based on the applicant’s age as of December 31 of the year of application, regardless of the member’s actual birth date.

The National VFW Auxiliary Website

VFW Auxiliary Illinois


VFW Auxiliary

President – Karla Grendahl
Sr. Vice President – Cathy Franke
Jr. Vice President – Carol Marnell
Treasurer – Angela Davis
Chaplain – Kathleen Mankowski
Conductress – Heather Musgrave
Guard – Travis Marcrum
Secretary – Heather Musgrave
Patriotic Instructor – Deidre Aulds
3-yr. Trustee – Deidre Aulds
2-yr. Trustee – Kathleen Mankowski
1-yr. Trustee – Cathy Franke