Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Weith, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Received a check in the amount of $6,592.04. This money was raised during the walk for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors held May 13, 2017 in Lititz.
Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Walk was held May 13, 2017 even tho it was raining it was a success. Thank's to all who helped make it a memorable event again this year.
Lititz Walk for PA Wounder Warriors, Inc. Information
This year’s Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors, Inc., will be held Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 to 3 PM. Park and register at the Lititz rec Center at 301 Maple St. or our second registration site at the corner of Sturgis Lane and Main St. with free parking at the Lititz Mutual Insurance Company across from the town square fountain. (Main and W. Main St.)
Register, then take off on your own for a stroll, walk or run using our map that shows a path through town where you'll see Lititz historical sites, Lititz Springs Park and our charming downtown shopping area.
We would love to see your team of co-workers, friends, or family walk The Walk this year. Wear your team shirt or hat so everyone knows you support PA veterans!
The Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors is held to raise funds and awareness for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. The folks on the Walk committee are volunteers from local civic organizations, area businesses and students.
Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. is an independent statewide nonprofit organization that helps Pennsylvania veterans and their families. PAWW is not affiliated with nor a part of the national Wounded Warrior Project and does not receive any funds from them.
Sarah Hummer, auxiliary sister and organizer of Merry Lititz Christmas put in hundreds of hours to make this a special day for over 600 children, she had games for them as well as a magician, a balloon artist,face painting,books and snacks and much more the day ended with a visit to Mr.and Mrs. Clause. Thank You Sarah!
Some of the auxiliary volunteers at Merry Lititz Christmas. What a wonderful day we had!!
Thanks to Geo, Auxiliary Jr. Vice and Jason, Auxiliary Member for organizing the holiday decorating of the post
Swearing in of our New President for 2016-2017
Auxiliary Officers 2016-2017
NEW VFW AUXILIARY NOW WELCOMES MEN
HISTORIC CHANGE REFLECTS TODAY’S MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILIES
On August 21, 2015, John A. Biedrzycki Jr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) signed a new congressional charter of its Auxiliary organization in a historical event solidifying the VFW’s commitment to membership equality for all military families. The former Ladies Auxiliary VFW, founded in 1914, is the VFW’s highly regarded support organization and is considered its “Partner in Service.”
The former Ladies Auxiliary VFW, offered membership within the organization exclusively to female spouses and family members of any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The gender-specific eligibility requirement remained for more than 100 years until July 20, 2015, when delegates to the VFW’s 116th National Convention in Pittsburgh voted to amend the dated by-law to extend the same membership opportunity to eligible males.
Appropriately, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW has changed its official name to the VFW Auxiliary. “It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Auxiliary,” said National President Francisca Guilford. “Women comprise nearly twenty percent of our nation’s military, and this change allows all spouses, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons and brothers to serve others in honor of their veteran.”
Last year alone, its members worked to provide $4.6 million dollars in monetary aid to veterans, active duty military and their families, and volunteered nearly 800,000 hours in VA Medical Centers, hospitals, nursing and veterans’ homes. Auxiliary members also contributed greatly to cancer research, youth activities, civic patriotism and much more.
Questions regarding the change or eligibility information should be directed to VFW Auxiliary membership chairman Kathy Wiker at 615-2449.
Auxiliary Officers 2016-2017
President - Chris Caruthers Sr.VicePresident - Kathy McCullough
Supporting the National Home for Children
VFW Post 1463 received a letter of thanks for generous support of the NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN 2009-2010 . VFW Post 1463 was awarded a Silver Donor Plaque indicating a donation of $1,000 to $1,999.
Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer Wins National Award
Kathy Wiker, treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary to Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463, has received the National Aide-De-Camp award from the 2010-2011 Ladies Auxiliary National President, Cortina Barnes. The award was announced recently at the Ladies Auxiliary National Convention in San Antonio, TX. This marks the first national award for a Post 1463 Ladies Auxiliary member.
Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Walkathon
On Saturday, October 22, the Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Walkathon, coordinated by Chris Caruthers, took place in Lititz Springs Park.
Ladies Auxiliary Raffle - April 17,18
Recently the ladies of the auxiliary held a raffle at Sunday breakfast and Monday Madness. There were great prizes and a bake sale. Thanks to the loyal support of Post members, the raffle was very successful.
Cards for Troops