May 3, 2021

Please note there has been a correction to the church address: 3330 E. Miraloma Ave. 




April 23, 2021 

Executive Order #3

The VFW has been informed by representatives of the Baltimore Convention Center that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the Baltimore Convention Center will not be able to accommodate the contractual needs for the 2021 National Convention.

As such, it is not possible to hold the 2021 National Convention in Baltimore. 

Alternate locations are now being considered, and the VFW  National Council will decide the final location at a future date.

Further, Housing will cancel the reservations made through them.  If anyone made a reservation outside of our block, they will need to cancel themselves
                At this time I don’t know about the VFW’s plans going forward, but reassured that I will be letting you know just as soon as I hear from the VFW.

Sent on behalf of

Ann Panteleakos

National Secretary-Treasurer


Janice Criswell

Director of Administrative Services

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary 


It is with heavy heart to share the news of the passing of our dear Marilyn Peck, Department Secretary/Treasurer , Past Department President and friend to many today. Her family was with her at the time of her passing and had said their goodbyes.  I know you all will join in with prayers for them during this sorrowful time.
Cards may be sent to:
The Family of Marilyn Peck
1737 W Beacon Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804

For the time being, please direct all calls and emails regarding Auxiliary business to Assistant Sec/Treas Department of California Gwen Rankin at the contact information shown below.
Gwen will be available for Auxiliary business from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday until further notice.  We appreciate your understanding and patience as the Department Office strives to serve you, our members, in the best possible way.

Gwen Rankin 
Assistant Sec/Treas Department of California
9722 Dartwell Way
Sacramento, CA 95829-1192
cell - 408 505 0286


 The National President has also issued an Executive Order regarding  how an Auxiliary that is not meeting in person can request to function without a physical quorum and how the District President's Official Visit" (Inspection) can be conducted.

If you have any questions of concerns, please feel free to contact the Department Office at  916-509-8724 or .

As an aid, a list of possible free teleconference services is provided. (Note: Freeconferencecall has been used by District 12 among others, is straightforward, and allows up to 100 Attendees). as well as WEBEX, Skype, freeconferencecall and others provide video conferencing capabilities. Many have a free service with some constraints (e.g. Zoom is free with a limit of 45 minutes per meeting) and also have fee based services.