Lana Swisher of Pratt, a member of Foster B. Towle Auxiliary #6156, participated in the 95th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VPW) of the U.S. held Aug. 16-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The convention marked the beginning of her 2008-09 term as National Community Service Director.


Lana Swisher of Pratt, a member of Foster B. Towle Auxiliary #6156, participated in the 95th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VPW) of the U.S. held Aug. 16-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The convention marked the beginning of her 2008-09 term as National Community Service Director.
Highlight of the convention included the opportunity for members to view the five winning patriotic art entries as well as the Buddy Poppy displays, in addition to attending several joint events with the VPW, such as the Patriotic Rally on Tuesday evening.
The National President thanked members for volunteering 1.5 million hours in the nation’s hospitals, raising $2,731,318 for the organization’s Cancer Aid & Research Fund, and donating $438,179 for Operation Uplink™ to provide long-distance telephone cards to troops and hospitalized veterans.
Thousands of dollars have been donated to cancer research facilities across the country.
National President Virginia Carman sent funds to the Wheelchair Games, Project Protect, Puget Sound V A Fisher House, Honor Flight and The Highground.
To learn more about the 562,892-member organization, visit www.ladiesauxvfw.org.