The West Fargo VFW and Ladies Auxiliary recently were the recipient of several awards at the 92nd Annual VFW State Convention in Grand Forks they attended last week.
Among the Post and Auxiliary awards received at a special luncheon were citations for
Community Service, Voice of Democracy, Teacher Awards, Buddy Poppy, Patriot's Pen,
Military Assistance Programs and 100 Percent Membership.
Individual awards were presented to Michael Wiersma, All State Post Commander; Bill
Tuff, All State Post Quartermaster; Mary Ann Hudson, National VFW Citation for Buddy
Poppy program; Dale Ronning, National Citation for Buddy Poppy program; Jim Hapala,
National Citation for Education and Citizenship; Bill Tuff, National Citation for the
Safety Program and for Membership Recruitment; Joy Mikyska and Nicolas Jalbert
recognition for their service work; and Jim Hapala was presented the State Commander's
Special Recognition Trophy.
Receiving State Safety Awards nominated by the West Fargo VFW were Scott Helmer of FM Ambulance Service and Detective Sergeant Greg Warren of the West Fargo Police Department.
Dale Ronning was elected Department Quartermaster and appointed Department
Adjutant for ND VFW; Bill Tuff was elected as Department Judge Advocate; and Patti Tuff
was elected Department Chaplain for the N.D. Ladies Auxiliary. They will assume their
duties for the new VFW year of 2013 - 2014.