How to Join the DAV Auxiliary


Who is Eligible to Join the DAV Auxiliary?

The good news is the DAV Auxiliary can now welcome those who were not eligible under the previous structure. Eligibility has been expanded to include:

* Family and extended family members of any person who is or was eligible for membership in the DAV.

* Family and extended family members of any person injured and may still be in active service in the armed forces of the United States of America and eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans.

* Family and extended family members of any person who has served in the armed forces of the United States of America and has not been dishonorably discharged or separated from such service.

* Family and extended family members of any person who has served with the armed forces of ay nation associated with the United States of America as an ally, who has honorably discharged, and became an American citizen.

* Family and extended family of Auxiliary members who are not otherwise eligible for membership are eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

A member eligible for membership in both the parent organization and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary shall not be eligible to vote nor hold any office (elective or appointive) and/or chairmanship in the Auxiliary while holding an office (elective or appointive) and/or chairmanship int he Disabled American Veterans.

Why is Your DAV Auxiliary Membership so Important?

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA) was founded in 1922 by women who saw a need for assistance to the families, widows and orphans of disabled veterans, as well as the disabled veterans themselves. Today, in more than 2,000 Units nationwide, the DAV Auxiliary continues, more dedicated than ever before, to serve disabled veterans, with particular emphasis on the families of those veterans.

There are lots of reasons to join the DAV Auxiliary: terrific volunteer programs, an opportunity to serve disabled veterans and their families directly, a chance to help others in your community, and much, much more. But the most important reason for joining the DAV Auxiliary is quite simple. Thereís a pressing need to protect the benefits the disabled veteran in your life has earned for the people you care most about - your family.

Your membership strengthens the DAV Auxiliary in its battle to defend your family from the deterioration of the benefits which help buy the groceries and pay the rent or mortgage. Just belonging to the Auxiliary accomplishes so much - long before you attend your first meeting. It also helps protect families of other disabled veterans, many of whom are less fortunate than yours.

Take a stand against those who want to forget about what war has done to the lives of so many veterans, including the veteran you love. Send a strong and clear message to all national leaders who would ignore the sacrifices that your loved one has made for our country. Keep our nation mindful of the needs of your family and the families of other disabled veterans. Thatís why your membership in the DAV is so important, and thatís why you should join the DAV Auxiliary today.

There are two types of membership in the DAV Auxiliary - annual membership and life membership, both are explained on the following application form. Your annual membership will lend strong support in our battle to defend disabled veterans and families like your own. And with a life membership, youíll seal your commitment to the Auxiliary, your disabled veteran and your family for life.

To sign up for membership today, print out the membership application, fill it out, enclose your membership payment, and mail it in right away.

(NOTE: Use standard mail only. Do not e-mail your membership application.)


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