National Ladies Auxiliary VFW President to visit Perham
The 2010-2011 National President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Cortina Barnes of Washington, DC, will be making her official visit to Minnesota, October 17 and 18.
Barnes will be in Perham with the VFW Auxiliary delegation on Monday, October 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the ITOW museum. The VFW 4020 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon for the entourage and guests. The public is invited to attend but is asked to call Millie Lauer at 218-346-2610 by Wednesday, October 13, to register.
Barnes was elected National President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at its 97th National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 26, 2010.
The theme for the 2010-2011 year is "United by Love for Our Veterans and Country."
Cortina plans to focus attention on the Auxiliary's core programs for veterans and their families. She also hopes to lead members in topping donations to the Cancer Aid & Research Fund at more than $3 million to assist members with cancer and fund important research to fight this disease.
President Barnes' visit also includes a stop at the Fergus Falls Veterans Home in the afternoon.