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Auxiliary goes to state convention

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Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash members Janice Butterworth, Nancey Earney, Joan Elmeier, Barbara Hertline, Marlene Lidgard and Fran Redfield attended the North Carolina VFW Department Convention in Raleigh June 14-17.
The members attended council and business meetings and program awards sessions, served as pages for the department guard and floor members, voted on department resolutions and participated in the nomination and elections of new department officers for 2012-2013.
The Calabash Ladies Auxiliary received awards in Group IV (based on auxiliary membership with more than 121 members) in the following programs:
First place in veterans and family services; second place in hospital; and second place for its history book.
The auxiliary also received honorable mention for its work in the youth activities program and this year’s special project, women veterans support.
Calabash Auxiliary President Fran Redfield received the Auxiliary President of the Year Award Group IV and auxiliary members Kathy Boyle and Marlene Lidgard were recognized as High-5 members, recruiting five or more new members during the 2011-2012 year. Redfield was also elected as the Department of North Carolina Conductress for 2012-2013.