The DAV Auxiliary Fall Conference was held in Cincinnati, Oct. 3–5 where the National Officers and National Chairmen presented their programs for the year.
The event also featured skits with characters from the “Wizard of Oz,” including the timeless Wicked Witch of the West. The Auxiliary’s Americanism Program included a video of Red Skelton explaining the meaning of the words to the Pledge of Allegiance.
During the second day, National Membership Director Tony Baskerville, Director of Direct Marketing Tracey Burgoon and National Communications Director Dan Clare shared their ideas for how to increase membership for the DAV Auxiliary, fundraising and information about the DAV Logo.
“Their expertise in these areas was very much appreciated,” said Auxiliary National Commander Susan Miller.
During the Oct. 4 banquet, DAV National Commander Joseph Johnston was the featured speaker, and Oct. 5 speakers included National Adjutant Marc Burgess, National Headquarters Executive Director Barry Jesinoski and, for the first time, Washington Headquarters Executive Director Garry Augustine.
“We had attendees from almost every state,” Auxiliary National Adjutant Judy Hezlep said. “National Commander Miller conducted a very successful, informative and fun-filled conference.”