Membership Program-Department Chairman 2019-2020
Sharonda Lewis
2667 E. 56th Way #8
Long Beach, CA 90805
1(310)658-7862 Email:

July Promotion
August Promotion
Medallion Membership Winners July 31, 2019
September Promotion
* Cultivate Engagement by Asking "How Would You Like to Contribute?"
Membership Application Fillable
Membership Update Numbers-11/10/2019
December/January Promotion

Updated Membership Divisions
How to Notify Auxiliary about a deceased member
Tips for Writing an Effective Due Renewal Letter
What's the Value of One Member
Recognizing Your Auxiliary's Member
Three Great Strategies for Member Retention
Engaging Existing Members
Matching Members Talents to Leadership Success
How would you like to Contribute
Attracting Potential Members by Purchasing VFW Store Merchandise
Creating a Successful Membership Committee at your local auxiliary
Finding the "Hot Button"
Shrink the Change
How to Treat People with Respect

Join the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Membership-This is where we grow our numbers. Awards are offered to Auxiliaries and members for signing up new members each year. 

Mentoring - Is an important part of our organization. Any member who works to teach others about the workings of the organization is a Mentor. Mentors are needed at all levels, to share the information we have learned over the years, and to help new members understand our workings.

Eligibility Requirements for VFW Auxiliary Membership:

Members must be citizens of the United States or a United States National, and at least 16 years old.

Those eligible are:








Of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

Those eligible for membership in the VFW are those that have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay. 

How to Engage Your New Members From the Start

Orienting New Members

Attracting Younger Members

How to Ensure a membership application is complete

Understanding the Basics of Membership Eligibility


When you join the VFW Auxiliary, you’ll have the opportunity to: Support Veterans, Active-Duty Military and Their Families. The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous avenues for service, such as hospital volunteering, the adoption of military units and promoting patriotism. Anyone with a heart for veterans can count their membership as an important way to stand with veterans and the military community on Capitol Hill and in local legislative battles affecting them.

The VFW Auxiliary offers numerous ways for members to develop, to acquire and to utilize skills such as leadership, public speaking, fundraising, event planning and community outreach.

Through local and national events, members have the chance to meet people from all walks of life and many career backgrounds, creating a vast network of people who are passionate about veterans, active-duty military, and their families.

 The VFW Auxiliary is pleased to offer members access to one of the nation’s largest networks of money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry.

 Discounted policies for life, health, accident, long-term care and dental insurance, along with many other benefit plans.

 Access to discounts on products and services that are important to you – including local offers!  

Membership Program Award Forms

Membership Recruitment & Retention Tools

Click here for Membership Recruitment & Retention Tools, including:

  • Membership Engagement Packet
  • Membership Moments (A collection of tips, tools and techniques that can be used to recruit, retain and engage Auxiliary members. Please share these handouts at your Auxiliary meetings and trainings.)
  • VFW Auxiliary Eligibility Wheel Graphic
  • Just One Card
  • Strengthening Auxiliaries Calendar
  • Local Talking Points
  • National Talking Points
  • VFW Auxiliary Brochure Order Form (Fillable)
  • VFW Auxiliary Facts Leaflet
  • Recruitment Booth Pointers
  • 8 Ways You Can Help Veterans Card
  • Member Benefits One-Sheeter
  • "Join Us” Poster (17 x 11)
  • Press Releases
  • Door Hangers
  • Social Media Shareable