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Viestenz honored at national convention
Washington State President Jennifer Viestenz of Port Orchard, a member of Bremerton Auxilary 239, was honored Feb. 8 during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxilary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She was one of 32 state presidents who achieved the goal of 91 percent membership by Dec. 31, 2013. At the conference, National President Armithea Borel, of Louisiana, honored each woman with a medallion recognizing their leadership.
The event took place aboard the Celebrity Cruises Constellation cruise ship with more than 300 members from throughout the U.S. in attendance.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss the mid-year progress of the Ladies Auxilary’s nine community service programs, such as Veterans and Family Support, the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest and hospital programs.
There are about 500,000 members of the Ladies Auxilary nationwide. It was stated in 1914. For more information, visit www.ladiesauxilaryvfw.org.