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"We Waited Together - Now Let's Work Together"


About Us


AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is a subordinate of AMVETS ( We have been in the business of assisting veterans and their communities for over 50 years. It's a volunteer effort that we proudly carry out. From looking after our veterans and their families to those hospitalized and in need - all related to a veteran ourselves - are committed to working for the good of our country and the needs of its citizens.


We firmly believe that our service to our family members in the military did not stop with their discharge. For that reason, Auxiliary members across the nation give their time and efforts to ensure that our veterans' needs are met.



Our History


In 1946, AMVETS National Commander, Mr. Jack Hardy, instructed AMVETS Liaison Officer, Mr. Bernhardt, to contact all AMVETS Auxiliaries in the United States for the purpose of organizing the National Department of AMVETS Auxiliary. Commander Hardy also established, at that time, an Auxiliary Liaison Committee within AMVETS. Serving on that committee were Mr. Bernhardt, Mr. Thad Males of California and George Burke of Florida. In September of that year Mr. Bernhardt call this National AMVETS Auxiliary organizational meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Representatives from thirteen states, all delegates and alternates attended this meeting and were made members of the Executive Committee. These pioneer members who were present at the pre-Convention meeting in Pittsburgh in 1946 set in motion the wheels of the organization.


National Founders, September 1946


Mrs. Edith Males* - California

Mrs. Elizabeth Roose - Florida

Mrs. Maxine Darnell - Illinois

Mrs. Stella Elliot - Iowa

Mrs. Louise James - Louisiana

Mrs. Frances Seldon - Michigan

Mrs. Takla DiFate - New York

Mrs. Miriam Soloda - Pennsylvania

Mrs. Virginia Marks - West Virginia




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Mrs. Ruth Patsos - Washington, DC

Mrs. Marguerite Blanton - Florida

Mrs. Marie Stigers - Iowa

Mrs. Irma Hilliard - Iowa

Mrs. Kathryn R. Hearn - Massachusetts

Mrs. Jane Doak - Michigan

Mrs. Kathryn M. Snyder* - Ohio

Mrs. Helen Chamber - Pennsylvania

Mrs. Florence Stripe* - Wisconsin





Sylvia W. Rowland

National President 2014-2015


Sylvia W. Rowland of Raleigh, North Carolina was elected National President on August 16, 2014.   For over 26 years, she has been a Life Member of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 635, Raleigh and an extremely dedicated volunteer at the Durham VA Medical Center.  Within a couple of years after becoming a member she was appointed a VAVS (Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service) Representative and remains in that position to this day.


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