Kim Copson

Kim Copson

NH VFW Aux President



The entwined stems of the flowers are reminiscent of a caduceus (insignia modeled on Hermes’s staff in Greek mythology and used as the symbol of the medical profession) representing Kim’s Dad’s service as a Medic in the U.S. ArmyThe roses are reminiscent of Kim’s Mom’s favorite flower, a yellow rose.

The wings represent Kim’s Mom and Dad, who are now angels, watching over her .

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Colors:  Yellow and Purple: Purple in homage to Kim’s Dad’s service as a Medic in the U.S. Army. Purple represents bravery and yellow represents challenge.

The yellow is in remembrance of Kim’s Mother’s favorite flower, the yellow rose.


Nov 2023 Department Special Project

VFW Aux Cookbook Flyer submit by Jan 6 SP

Submit by Jan 6 Blank Recipe Cards SP

Liberty House’s Food Pantry is in need of the items listed below. We accept donations on M/W/F/Sat between the hours of 10-2pm. You can also visit our wish list on amazon by visiting the link below.
We greatly appreciate your support in helping us continue to serve our community veterans.

Oct 2023 Department Special Project

Aug 30, 2023 Department Special Project Pampered Chef

August 2023 Department Special Project





I hope this message finds you well!We understand that budgets are especially challenging today. Which is why we wanted to provide you with opportunities to partner with us in 2024, to help us serve those who have served us. A brief explanation about what we do:Liberty House serves two groups of Veterans. First, we walk alongside our resident Veterans as they progress through our action-oriented, sober, 4-Step transitional program and transition to independence.Since 2004, we have served over 400 resident Veterans. Unfortunately, the need continues to increase.Second, we serve community Veterans by providing basic necessities, such as:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Bus Passes
  • Gas Cards
  • Information and Referrals

Each month we serve between 90 and 110 individual community Veterans and have over 400 Veterans registered with our pantry. Again, we have seen the need continue to increase. Our dedicated team hosts several events annually to raise funding in support of our mission.

Below are our 2024 events: 

  • Roaring 20’s, 20th Anniversary                 April 6th
  • Touch-a-Truck                                         May 18th
  • Fore The Veterans Golf Tournament          June 27th
  • Veterans Day Breakfast                             November 9th
  • Annual Christmas Tree Jubilee                  December 12th & 13th

If one or more of these opportunities excite you please connect with us and we can provide additional information. Thank you for your consideration!Best,Jeff NelsonExecutive

Sept 27, 2023 VBOC Symposium flyer

Sept 21, 2023 Farmers Market Flyer

08-17-2023 VA Farmers Market

08-05-2023 Cootie Blood Drive

08-04-2023 Laconia Night of Fun

VAMC Upcoming Events July Aug


From: Heather Sparano <>

Date: 7/26/23 9:35 AM (GMT-05:00)

To: Madeline Dreusicke <>

Subject: Volunteers Needed Thurs Aug 3rd 5pm – 8pm

  Just FYI, we are still looking for Volunteer help here with Cruise Night on Thursday, August 3rd 5pm-8pmPlease sign-up via our volunteer web portal MyVolunteerPage – Login ( Or simply send me an email with the names of the folks who want to help. More info:

 The New Hampshire Veterans Home will host our annual car show, “Cruise Night” on Thursday, August 3rd in our outdoor back lot /pavilion. In addition to an amazing display of classic vehicles, this event will also include music, games and much more! Volunteers are needed for various event tasks such as selling raffle tickets, tallying votes, parking, etc. **But, we especially need volunteers to partner up with Residents to push them around the lot to see the cars, enjoy some food / music and cast their votes. A trip around with a Resident takes about 30 mins. Since it’s only a 2-hour show from 6pm-8pm, we need a very large number of extra hands to help get our Residents around. For more information contact Megan Row,

Heather A. Sparano

Volunteer Services Program Assistant

New Hampshire Veterans Home



I am writing to you as Operation Care for Troops is preparing for the August Care Package shipment to deployed troops.  In August OCT expects to send care packages to 650 to 700 deployed troops.  Of those, 294 are deployed NHNG Troops in the middle east and 215 deployed elsewhere. In September OCT will support Harbor Cares “Veterans’ Stand Down” with requested items as well as 75 product bags geared to homeless & in-transition Veterans in NH.

Further, OCT is responding to many special requests from units.   Recently, a special request from the NH National Guard with care packages filled with Hydration Drink Mix, protein bars and protein snacks.  For Operation Care for Troops to continue, we are in need of funds for shipping care packages ($21.20 per box) and funds to purchase product. Donations can be mailed to:Operation Care for TroopsPO Box 1604Nashua, NH 03061OCT accepts PayPal.  Link is below. is a recent thank you from NHNG from OCT’s April packing.   More thank you’s and packing events can be view on our FB page – contact me with any questions.  Thank you for your continued support of OCT and our troops,Deborah LuszeyOperation Care for Troops603-321-5541



Carla Martinez
National President
Theme: “Banding Together for Our Veterans”

2023 National Home Joint Special Project

VFW Auxiliary National Guard Candidate Kim Davis Intro

GI March NHVFWAUX.ORG website updates

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2023-24 Historian Instruction requirement

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Linda Meader, Secretary

Carol Harvey, Treasurer

Trish St. Germain, Membership


Please pass on.
I am excited to announce the Department of NH is rolling out a new incentive program for Life Members.  Think of these as loyal viewers for our production of Grease!
For each Auxiliary who converts or enrolls 10 Life members will be put in a drawing for $500.
This will be cumulative from July 1st 2023 to May 31st 2024.  All members must be in Malta by May 31st 2024 to be eligible.
Note: There may be an additional deadline for when applications need to be submitted to the Department Treasurer. More information to follow.
Best of Luck!
Trish St. Germain
Department of NH Conductress & Membership Chair
Good morning, Everyone – A listing of the dates and times for the training on the New Reporting System was announced in the November General Orders.  There was one spot where the place was “To Be Determined”.  That spot has now been secured and will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Berlin Auxiliary.  The full list of training sessions is:




November 12, 2023 – Sunday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Kingston Auxiliary

November 12, 2023 – Sunday

  2:00 p.m. to   4:00 p.m.

Merrimack Auxiliary

November 18, 2023 – Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Berlin Auxiliary

November 19, 2023 – Sunday

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Charlestown Auxiliary

Please contact Department JVP Tracy Kelley with any questions.  Tracy’s contact information is: or 603/305-7003.
Thank you.
Linda K. Meader

Department Secretary 2022-2024

From: Lareau, Stella M. <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 03:00:28 PM EDT
Subject: Volunteer Shuttle Driver

Good afternoon,

Happy November!!! So I’m on a new quest… many of you know, because of a driver shortage (they are hiring) our parking lot shuttle is hit or miss. Our Roads & Grounds staff are doing their best, but they also have other jobs to do, i.e. driving to White River Junction, Boston, and doing other Veteran transport(s).

So, are there any volunteers that would like to be a Volunteer Shuttle Driver at the Manchester VAMCJust the parking lot shuttle for a few hours a day
If you’re interested, please let us know! Hours would be negotiable.

Happy Autumn!! 


Stella M. Lareau

Chief, Center for Development & Community Engagement

718 Smyth Road

Manchester, NH 03104

Cell: 603-851-4703

Click the link to read these stories and more from the November 2023 issue of VFW Auxiliary’s Magazine!




• Read more about our 110th National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona and see photos from the event.


• Meet Sandra Uzell, who was elected 2023-2024 National Guard.


• Find a story about VFW Day of Service, year two.


• Learn about Auxiliary grant opportunities from the VFW Foundation.


The editors of VFW Auxiliary Magazine want to know what you think about features and articles you see in the magazine. Have a magazine submission or story idea? Send submissions to, Attn: Editor-in-Chief.

We hope you enjoy the November 2023 edition of VFW Auxiliary Magazine!


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