Maricopa Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12043 officially established its auxiliary in a Saturday ceremony.
State President Sheila Lee-Eiler and other state officers were on hand at Maricopa Veterans Center to handle protocol. New members were sworn in, followed by a “Welcome, ya’ll” from Eiler. As their first act, they accepted transfers and then elected their first officers. VFW Auxiliary is comprised of family members of VFW members, with programs that benefit veterans and their families.
Janae Kemery was elected president. Senior vice president is Anita Martin, and junior vice president is Jim Mickelson. Matthew Dion is treasurer, and Sandy Hinners is secretary. Chaplain is Lisa Foster, conductress is Gwen Golden, and guard is Dawn Rud. Rainey Rose is first-year trustee, Pat Sommerfield is second-year trustee, and Deb Carpenter is third-year trustee.