Auxiliaries serve to benefit the communities in which they are established by carrying on various programs sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW and its Auxiliaries are well known for sponsorship of the Voice of Democracy Contest, Patriot's Pen Contest, Flag presentations, Citizenship Education, Community Service, Safety, Youth Activities, Hospital, Military and Veterans assistance, and other worthwhile programs and projects. These outstanding programs display the unselfish devotion that members of our organization feel towards our country.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
ARTICLE XIII - AUXILIARY
Sec. 1301 - Formation.
A Post, if the By-Laws of the Department having jurisdiction so provide, may form an association separately constituted as a subordinate unit. The Department in which the Post is located shall charter such unit. Such association shall be subject to the rules established by the respective Department Convention, Department Commander and Post.
Sec. 1302 - Eligibility.
Membership in the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars shall be limited to husbands, widowers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons, brothers and half brothers who attained that status prior to age sixteen (16) of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must not be less than sixteen (16) years old.
Persons eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States shall not be eligible for membership in the Auxiliary.
Sec. 1303 - By-Laws, Rules of Order and Order of Business.
The By-laws adopted by any such Auxiliary shall not conflict with the Congressional Charter, By-Laws, Manual of Procedure, Ritual, or laws and usage of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States or Department. Such By-Laws shall conform to rules prescribed by the respective Department and Post.
Auxiliary Standard Operating Guidelines