District 9 Activity Chairpersons 2022-2023
The following is a list of National VFW & National VFW Auxiliary Programs.
Some Programs are joint efforts, others are not. Please contact the chairperson if you have specific questions. Thank you for your support. 

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Alzheimer's

Auxiliary: Deborah "Deb" Sigman

Aux. to Post 5752 717-492-1990

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Americanism /

Loyalty Day

VFW: Larry Reece

Post 5667, 717-799-8948

Auxiliary: Deborah "Deb" Miller

Aux. to Post 7294

717-464-5334

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Arthritis / Diabetes 

VFW: George Hunter

Post 1564, 610-504-0131

Auxiliary: Deborah "Deb" Sigman

Aux to Post 5752, 717-492-9190  

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Buddy Poppy

VFW: George Hunter

Post 1564, 610-504-0131

Auxiliary: Kathy Wiker

Aux. to Post 1463, 717-615-2449 (PM only)

Buddy Poppy Program

Buddy Poppy Order Form 

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Community Service 

VFW: Jack Miller

Post 7294, 717-606-6908

Auxiliary : Deborah "Deb"Ondeck-Evans

Aux. to Post 7418, 717-327-9126

Community Service Instructions 

Community Service Form

Auxiliary - pending
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Employment

VFW: Greg Beck

Post 1564

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Ervin Steele Scholarship 

VFW: Donna Hershey

Post 5752, (717) 413-2113

Auxiliary: Colleen "Sis" Luzader

Aux. to Post 2435, 717-684-0128

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Homeless Veterans

VFW: Claresa Whitfield

Post 287  610-322-1410

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Hospital / VAVS

VFW: Ralph Forrest

Post 106, 610-269-6963

Auxiliary: Louise Gerhart (Lebanon)

Aux. to Post 5956, 717-665-2818

Auxiliary: Trish Breneman,   

(Southeastern Veterans Center)

Aux. to Post  1463, 717-368-9096, 

Auxiliary: Diane Haller (Coatesville)

Aux. to Post 106, 717-286-5282

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Legislative 

VFW: John B Getz JR

Post 3376 & Department of PA HQ

717-234-1955

Auxiliary: Sherry Barbour

Aux. to Post 5956, 717-989-0813

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Membership

VFW: Larry Bills

Post 7418  717-442-9976

Auxiliary: Jodi Hollinger

VFW Aux. HQ, 717-232-7604

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Nat'l Military Service / National Home 

VFW: Jack Miller

Post 7294, 717-606-6908

Auxiliary: Kathy Wiker

Aux. to Post 1763, 717-615-2449

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Patriotic Art 

Auxiliary: Christine "Chris" Caruthers

Aux. to Post 1463, 717-314-3394

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POW / MIA

VFW: Michael McKenzie

Post 5752  717-779-6139

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Patriots Pen

VFW:Amy MacKenzie

Post 3376, 717-575-3982

Auxiliary: Christine "Chris" Caruthers

Aux. to Post 1463, 717-314-3394

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Teacher Recognition

VFW: Jen Costigan

Post 3575  717-490-4345

There are TWO Teacher recognition programs:

1. Dept. of PA VoD Teacher of the Year 

2. National VFW Smart-Maher Teacher Award

Each has different criteria and deadlines.

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Veterans and Military Support - VFW 

Veterans and Family Support - Auxiliary

VFW: Mark Frohm

Post 4480, 610-857-3645

 

Auxiliary: Diane Haller

Aux. to Post 106, 717-286-5282

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Voice of Democracy

VFW : Amy MacKenzie,

Post 3376, 717-575-3982

Auxiliary: Christine "Chris" Caruthers

Aux. to Post 1463, 717-314-3394

Nomination forms due to the Post by October 31. 

Forms due to Amy for District judging no later than November 13

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Ways and Means

VFW: Larry Bills

Post 7418  717-442-9976

Auxiliary: Kathy Kauffman

Aux. to Post 7294,   717-917-3640

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WomenVeterans

VFW: Amy MacKenzie

Post 3376  717-575-3982

Youth and Education-VFW in the Classroom

Youth Activities

VFW: Dwayne MacKenzie

Post 3376, 717-738-2823

Auxiliary: Kathleen McCullough

Aux. to Post 1463, 717-381-1084

Scout of the Year Information 

Youth Coloring Contest