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The new VFW Auxiliary
« on: October 04, 2015, 07:51:58 pm »
I wonder if the numbers of new male members are as expected.  From everything I have read from folks promoting this pc change I expect the numbers of new male members to double the membership of the Auxiliary.  Does anyone think that is happening?  How are the numbers at your local Auxiliary?
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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 05:56:42 pm »
Less than 2 months...much to early to tell.  The auxiliary adding the must be 16 qualifier won't help.  I was ready to buy my 2 year old granddaughter a life membership.  At my age I probably won't be here when she reaches 16.  Recruiting whole families would be fun to try and could be a plus for both the VFW and auxiliary membership as well as one up on the Sons of the American Legion. 


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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 02:17:18 pm »
Well it has generated some free press if nothing else at this point.  This article from a local paper with input from another post as well as my post. http://advertiserdemocrat.com/come-one-come-all-vfw-auxiliary-now-open-to-male-family-members/


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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 06:22:37 pm »
Is this new Auxiliary the beginning of the End of the Men's Aux?
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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 08:01:03 am »
Interesting article but they did admit that their "Open House" did not generate any new male members.  I really think that this will actually hurt membership in the Auxiliary but we can only wait and see.  Several at our local Auxiliary have indicated that they will quit when the first male joins.  I checked on Monday and so far there have been no males join any of the Auxiliaries in our district.
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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2015, 08:21:02 am »
The Men's Auxiliary at my post voted to surrender their Charter effective 12/31/15 after duly notifying all of their members.  On receipt of their November minutes, I informed the Department Commander and Quartermaster of this decision and have been informed that the appropriate orders will be published prior to 12/31/15.  The members of the Men's Auxiliary at my post who were eligible are now members of the Auxiliary at my post.  The transition has been very smooth and I have not heard of any problems with the men being accepted in the Auxiliary.  The only issue I have encountered is from members of the Men's Auxiliary who are not able to provide proof of eligibility for Auxiliary membership.  Kind of makes you wonder what they presented to become members of the Men's Auxiliary.

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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2015, 06:17:21 pm »
How many more Men's Aux have surrendered their Charters???
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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 10:59:07 am »
It has been almost 9 months now since the change and I still have not seen any numbers about new male members.  One might think that if it was working as the ones pushing this said it would that they would be bragging about the numbers.  Instead it is strangely quiet and inquiries through channels do not get answered.
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Re: The new VFW Auxiliary
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2016, 04:00:15 pm »
I see in the March issue of the Auxiliary magazine that my wife gets, that 9300 males have now joined the Auxiliary
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