Cecil VFW members win state awards

Past Department VFW Auxiliary President Wilma Van Ormer, of Rising Sun, accepts her award as “Mentor of the Year” presented by Mentor Chairman Phyllis Cooks on Wednesday, June 5, at the Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City. National Past President Gwen Rankin, far left, congratulated Van Ormer as did Department of Maryland Auxiliary President Dr. Joyce Thomas, far right. Van Ormer was representing VFW Post 6027 Auxiliary in North East.

The 99th Annual VFW Convention and 92nd Annual VFW Auxiliary Convention took place June 3-6 at the Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City. Cecil County attendees included VFW Commander Gene Daley, Paul Kehnast, and Jerry Joyce from North East’s Post 6027; Auxiliary President Brenda Gardner, Past Department President Wilma Van Ormer, Nancy Shenk, Carolyn Teague, and Luke Lucatama.

Van Ormer received the “Top Mentor’s Award.”

Department Auxiliary winners included chaplain Judy Reynolds, who won second place for historian/media relations and recognition for her work as a post chaplain; and Group IV, which won first place in legislative and third place in President’s Special Project. Shenk won third place in the Buddy Poppy Display Contest.

Auxiliary President Brenda Gardner also brought a commendation award back to VFW Post 6027.

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