AUXILIARY OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 30, 2020

                  Monetary Donations to any project must be a minimum of $10.00 to earn credit.

 

NOTE:  Two reports (one per period) shall be required covering the following periods:

                 

                  4/01/20 – 11/30/20   This report must be received by the Department Chairmen

by December 31, 2020, to be considered for the Mid-Winter Conference Contest.

                

                 12/01/20 – 3/31/2021   This report must be received by the Department Chairmen

by April 15, 2021, to be considered for the Convention contests.

 

            Blank reports will not be awarded points.


                                                             OPERATIONS / ADMINISTRATION


CONVENTION FUND

 

1. Donation of prize to the Pre-Convention Jamboree                                                          2 Points

2. Purchase of Pre-Convention Jamboree raffle tickets                                                        3 Points

3. Participation in additional Convention Fund special fund raiser                                      3 Points

                                                                                                                                               8 Points

 

 

FINANCE

 

1.  Annual Auxiliary Finance Donation by November 30, 2020                                       5 Points

    (Donations received after November 30, 2020 – 2 Points)

2. Annual Auxiliary Finance Donation of $50.00 or more                                                    5 Points

3. Financial participation in finance projects throughout the year (to be prorated)             25 Points

                                                                                                                                              35 Points

 

 

GOOD OF THE ORDER

 

1.  Member(s) attendance at the Program Kickoff                                                           3 Points

2. Member(s) attendance at majority of District meetings                                                    2 Points

3. Member(s) attendance at Department Mid-Winter Conference                                        2 Points

4. Donation to State President’s Special Project                                                                   3 Points

5. Four (4) quarterly audits to Dept. Treasurer ON TIME  (end of Aug., Nov.,                  2 Points

    Feb. and May)                                                                                                                   2 Points

6. Purchase of State President’s pins                                                                                    2 Points

7. Purchase of 25 or more State President’s pins                                                                 5 Points

                                                                                                                                           21 Points

                                  

                                                               NATIONAL PROGRAMS


AMERICANISM

 

 1.  Conduct a special program on a patriotic holiday                                                           1 Point

 2.  Participate in a POW/MIA program                                                                                1 Point

 3.  POW/MIA flag presentation (must be at least 2” x 3”)                                                   1 Point

 4.  American flag presentation (must be at least 2” x 3”)                                                     1 Point

 5.  Issue certificates to businesses/citizens displaying U.S. or POW/MIA flag or

       other displays of American pride                                                                                    1 Point

 6.  Promotion of Americanism program through any media                                                1 Point

 7.  Conduct patriotic education in your Auxiliary and/or community                                  1 Point

 8.  Participate in Loyalty Day program                                                                                 1 Point

 9.  Recognize Blue Star and/or Gold Star Mothers and Families                                         1 Point

            10. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)    2 Points

                                                                                                                                             11 Points

 

 

AUXILIARY COMMUNITY OUTREACH


 1.  Implement the Auxiliary Community Outreach Program                                               1 Point

 2.  Submit VFW Community Service reports to Auxiliary Chairman                                 2 Points

                                      (4/1/20 – 10/31/20 and 11/1/20 – 4/30/21)                                                   

3.    Submit required two (2) ACO reports by deadline dates (one [1] pt. each)                  2 Points

                                                                                                                                              5 Points



BUDDY POPPY/VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN


 1.  Promote the Buddy Poppy through distribution, education or publicity                        1 Point

              2. Sponsor a Buddy Poppy drive with or without your Post                                              2 Points

              3.  Participate in the Department Mid-Winter display contest                                           1 Point

              4. Purchase National Home Life Membership for Auxiliary member                               1 Point

             5. Promote the VFW National Home for Children through education or publicity            1 Point

             6. Donation to Health & Happiness/Christmas Cheer Fund through National                   2 Points

             7. Other donations to VFW National Home for Children                                                   2 Points

             8. Promote the VFW National Home's Military & Veteran Family Helpline                     1 Point

             9. Donation to Massachusetts House Fund (through Department office)                           2 Points

           10.  Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)  2 Points 

                                                                                                                                                        15 Points

          CHIEF OF STAFF

1. Use of Healthy Auxiliary Toolkit by Auxiliary membership                                            1 Point

2. Presentation of Good Job Awards by your Auxiliary                                                        1 Point

3. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)     2 Points             

                                                                                                                                              4 Points

 

 

            HISTORIAN / MEDIA RELATIONS

            1.  Auxiliary Newsletter sent to members monthly/quarterly (may be with Post)                1 Point

            2.  Have Facebook page/Website (alone or with Post)                                                          1 Point

            3.  Use of fillable press/media release from www.vfwauxiliary.org/resources                     1 Point

           4.  Attend Department Media Relations training                                                                   1 Point

           5.  Present Communications Award to local media                                                                1 Point

            6. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (1 point each report period)              2 Points 

                                                                                                                                                          7Points


HOSPITAL

 

1.  Member(s) attendance at the Hospital Workshop                                                      3 Points

2. Donation to Department Hospital Fund (Hospital Pledge)                                               2 Points

3. Donation of $50.00 or more to Department Hospital Fund                                              5 Points

4. Sponsor a party/function for any facility, both VA and non-VA                                       2 Points

5. Donate items to a medical center/soldiers home/community hospital or nursing home  2 Points

6. Promote VA Women Veterans Health Care                                                                      1 Point

7. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)    2 Points                                                                                                                                                                           18 Points

 

 

LEGISLATIVE


1. Sign up for VFW Action Corps Weekly                                                                             1 Point

2. Respond to Action Alerts                                                                                                  1 Point

3. Communicate with legislators on veterans’ issues / VFW Priority Goals                        1 Point

4. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)     2 Points

                                                                                                                                               5 Points

 

 

MEMBERSHIP (recorded at National Headquarters by dates listed)


 1.  80% by September 30, 2020                                                                                        12 Points

 2.  95% by November 30, 2020                                                                                         12 Points

 3.  98% by December 31. 2020                                                                                           12 Points

 4.  100% by January 31, 2021                                                                                               7 Points

 5.  101% Plus by April 30, 2021                                                                                            5 Points

 6.  Host an Auxiliary Membership Training Session                                                             1 Point

 7.  Use media to promote Auxiliary membership                                                                  1 Point

 8.  Adopt-A-Member during 2020-2021                                                                                2 Points

 9.  Send dues reminders generated by MALTA                                                                     2 Points

10. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period      2 Points

                                                                                                                                               56 Points


MENTORING FOR LEADERSHIP

 

1. Host the Mentoring for Leadership Program                                                                     1 Point      

2. Member(s) fulfilling the role of Mentor                                                                            1 Point

3. Use of mentoring resources available on National website                                               2 Point

4.  Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)     2 Points

                                                                                                                                                6 Points

 

SCHOLARSHIPS


1. Participate in and/or promote the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest         2 Points

2. Participate in and/or promote the Continuing Education Scholarship                              1 Point

3. Participate in and/or promote the Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest                  2 Points

4. Participate in and/or promote the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest                                         2 points

5. Publicize the aforementioned contests in the community                                                 2 Points

6. Donation to Bessie Hanken Youth Awards Fund (through Dept. office)                          2 Points

    Note:  This fund covers the prize money for all youth contests.

7. Donation of $50.00 or more to Bessie Hanken Youth Awards Fund                                 5 Points

8. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)     2 Points

                                                                                                                                             18 Points

 

VETERANS AND FAMILY SUPPORT


1. Host/co-host fund raising activity for National Veterans Service                                     2 Points

2. Host/co-host fund raising activity for VFW Veterans & Military Support Programs       2 Points

3. Sponsor event or project for homeless veterans                                                                2 Points

4. Aid to veterans, active-duty military and/or their families                                                2 Points

5. Participate in Wreaths Across America project                                                                 2 Points

6. Promote Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness                                                1 Point

7. Support veteran and military caregivers                                                                            1 Point

            8. Donate to National President's Special Project:  Unmet Needs – Hunger                         1 Point

            9.  Sponsor/donate to Veterans Voices Writing Project                                                          1 Point

           10. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)     2 Points

                                                                                                                                              16 Points

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

 

1. Participate in and/or publicize Youth Groups Supporting Our Veterans citations            2 Points

2. Work with local youth groups (Scouts, sports teams, school/church clubs, etc.)              1 Point

3. Promote "Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue”                                                        1 Point

4. Recognize youth with a Patriotic Youth Award                                                                 1 Point

5. Promote and/or participate in Patriotism through Literacy                                                2 Points

6. Promote and/or participate in Illustrating America                                                            2 Points

7. Submit required two (2) reports by deadline dates (one [1] point each report period)      2 Points

                                                                                                                                              11 Points

           

           

            TOTAL POINTS AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPATION                    235 POINTS

 

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  Each VFW Auxiliary shall earn 15 additional points in the

                                Awards Program by submitting the Auxiliary of the Year

                                Report Form outlining only ONE PROJECT (big or small)

                               ASSISTING VETERAN(S), THEIR FAMILIES OR YOUR

                               YOUR COMMUNITY during this Administration. 

                               All your projects are worthwhile, but please just choose ONE

                               to report here.                                                                                     15 POINTS

 

 

TOTAL AUXILIARY OF THE YEAR AWARDS POINTS AVAILABLE              250 POINTS

 

 

 

NOTE: As you have the potential of 250 points, you will need at least

150 points to qualify for the $10.00 awards and 175 points to qualify

for the Auxiliary of the Year awards.

 

In addition, the Auxiliary must:

 

                 have held at least 10 meetings this year

                 is not on suspension

                 has no arrearages with National or Department

                 is up to date with audit reports

                 has officers elected and installed for the coming year